Mashbury Road, Chignal St. James, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 4TX | Property for sale | Savills
4,225 sq ft(392.52 sq m)
Guide price £1,195,000(€1,362,552)

Mashbury RoadChignal St. James, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 4TX

    Key features

    • Gallery landing
    • Flexible living spaces
    • Unique covered courtyard gardens
    • Glorious countryside setting
    • No onward chain

    A unique conversion of an Essex farm building designed by the renowned Victorian architect and philanthropist, Frederick Chancellor.

    About this property

    • A wonderful conversion of an Essex farm building extending to approximately 4,225 sq ft located in glorious Essex countryside.

      The Chaise House is one of three properties formulated from a 'model farm', constructed in 1852. Listed as being of architectural or historical interest Grade II, the barns have exceptional heritage, and are fundamental to the history of the local area. The barns were designed by the renowned Victorian architect and philanthropist, Frederick Chancellor. Chancellor counted, amongst other examples of his work, the design and construction of Felsted school and the celebrated Chelmsford Corn Exchange. In 1888 Chancellor went on to become the first Mayor of Chelmsford, a position he held no less than seven times.

      The Chaise House is a fantastic conversion providing five bedrooms and includes the room which originally housed the farm's chaise carriage. Particular features of the building include a superb vaulted dining room and part-vaulted snug, huge windows in all of the principal areas and a magnificent and unique covered courtyard which is accessible from the principal reception rooms.

      The shared gravelled drive leads to a parking area outside each of the three properties. Next to The Chaise House is a double open-fronted carport with storage behind. Adjacent is an enclosure which houses the oil storage tank and beyond the shared private drainage system. In front of the property is an enclosed lawned garden area and in addition to this, at the rear there is a unique covered courtyard enclosed under a high timbered ceiling inset with skylights and supported on ornate cast iron columns. The courtyard is divided into three low maintenance all season terraces serving each of the three properties and segmented by walls which retain the original mangers. The terrace is an ideal entertainment and al fresco dining area.

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    One of the most remarkable buildings I have had the opportunity to sell. A stunning conversion and a truly special spot.

    Karl ManningProperty agent

    Local information

    • Chelmsford: 4.1 miles, A12: 7.5 miles, Brentwood (M25 Junction 28): 15 miles.
    • The Chaise House is situated to the west of Chelmsford within a delightful rural hamlet. Chignal St. James and its neighbour Chignal Smealy have traditional public houses. Shopping facilities can be found on the western edge of Chelmsford at Newland Spring some three miles from the property. Chelmsford city centre provides a cosmopolitan range of bars and restaurants with excellent shopping facilities and a mainline railway station to London Liverpool Street. There is a range of schools in Chelmsford, both state and public, including King Edward Grammar School and New Hall. Felsted school is also within a reasonable driving distance.

    Additional information

    • Services: Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating. Shared private drainage.
    • Local authority: Chelmsford City Council.
    • Directions: From Chelmsford, proceed west on the A1060. At the second set of traffic lights turn right into Chignal Road and after approximately a mile and a half turn left sign posted Chignal St. James. Continue for approximately 3 miles where the property will be found on the left hand side. Postcode: CM1 4TX
    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G