Lea Lane, Great Braxted, Essex, CM8 3EP | Property for sale | Savills
3,375 sq ft(313.55 sq m)
Excess of £1,500,000(€1,710,317)

Lea LaneGreat Braxted, Essex, CM8 3EP

    Key features

    • Discreet setting
    • Oasis of gardens, woodland and meadow
    • Rural hamlet in the commuter belt
    • Close to A12 and rail services
    • About 8.53 acres

    Privately located house with meadow in about 8.53 acres.

    About this property

    • Approached via a long gated driveway, the property is discreetly nestled within its own grounds. Facing south, overlooking the gardens and woodland, the house has attractive rendered elevations with French-style shutters under a tiled roof. The house dates from the 1920s with significant extension in the 1950s. Whilst the house would benefit from a cosmetic upgrade, the accommodation is light and spacious with the principal reception rooms and bedrooms oriented to face south overlooking the grounds and woodland. A spacious stone-floored hall separates the dining and sitting room. The sitting room has dual-aspect windows with a feature 'port hole'-style window at the rear and a fireplace, whilst at the rear a wonderful size kitchen extending over 23 ft adjoins a utility room. There is potential to incorporate the dining room, creating a vast kitchen/dining/family room. A study at the corner of the house has a set of French doors to the front lawns and access to a lobby and cloakroom creating a great work-from-home environment. To the east, a double garage can be accessed from within the house. Separately, there is a rear entrance with a staircase accessing a one-bedroom flat with en suite over the garage.

      On the first floor of the house are five bedrooms, a separate cloakroom, one family bathroom and two en suites, The principal bedroom extends to over 25 ft and features tall French doors providing a lovely private outlook.

      The gardens, grounds and woodland extend to about 8.53 acres in total. A long drive passes a gate lodge through a copse to a substantial parking area in front of the house. Adjacent to the house is a large pond with water feature. To the south, a flagstone pathway separates a copse and the lawned gardens, leading to a metal retained footbridge, passing over a stream, into a meadow. The meadow is about 2 acres and has a separate entrance leading back towards the house via a brick-built bridge and a pathway. To the north of the house open lawns are flanked by woodland and include a Victorian summerhouse and a sizeable traditional-style Hartley Botanic glasshouse. To the west is an ancient coppiced private woodland.

      In all about 8.53 acres.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    I love the location the house occupies, a private oasis!

    Stephen WhiteProperty agent

    Local information

    • A12 (J22): 2.3 miles; Kelvedon rail station:3.5 miles; Chelmsford city. 12.2 miles. All distances approximate.
    • Lea Lane Wood occupies an accessible semi-rural location to the west of the village of Great Braxted and close to Braxted Park. Local shopping facilities are provided in Wickham Bishops and Witham, with road and rail links to Colchester and Chelmsford, both providing comprehensive shopping and recreational facilities. Grammar and private schooling can be found at Chelmsford, Felsted and Colchester. Nearby Braxted Park and Benton Hall have golfing facilities. For the commuter there is access onto the A12 at Rivenhall (1.5 miles) and a frequent train service from Witham, Kelvedon or Hatfield Peverel.
    • The property is situated within a private oasis of gardens, parkland, meadow and woodland.
    • The house will be of great appeal to those seeking privacy within an accessible location.

    Additional information

    • Services: Mains water and electricity. Modern shared private drainage. Fibre broadband.
    • Agent's Note: (i) Planning permission has been granted for a replacement garage with first floor home office, single-storey rear extension and a detached car port. (ii) There is a four bedroom detached gate lodge available by separate negotiation. Details upon request.
    • Local authority: Maldon District Council. Council tax band = G.
    • Directions: From the A12 at Rivenhall end proceed towards Great Braxted and Braxted Park. Take the third turning on the right into Lea Lane where the entrance will be seen on the right after about 500m. Postcode: CM8 3EP What3Words: chase.engaging.trembles
    • EPC Rating: F
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G