A landmark listed village house with a good range of outbuildings and a cottage in about 13 acres.
The Grange is available for the first time since 1967, located in one of the most exclusive postcodes in Essex. Known for its leafy lanes, Fryerning epitomises accessible village living within a rural atmosphere. There is a pleasant walk from the house into Ingatestone village, or by car in 1.3 miles. The house, now in need of modernisation, enjoys wonderful views over its gardens and grounds. A spur drive provides access to a run of brick stables, cottage and outbuildings. The house is offered with no ongoing chain.
As you enter this fine property, you are immediately taken with the feature hall, overlooked by a galleried landing and including a fine staircase and parquet flooring. The period features continue throughout the house, exemplified by high ceilings, fireplaces and deep sash windows. At the rear of the house the rooms enjoy a southerly aspect with lovely views of the gardens with vistas beyond into the grounds. The west wing contains a split-level kitchen with adjacent utility room, and to the front is a breakfast room. The inner hall provides access to a cloaks cupboard, cloakroom and double doors onto the rear terraces. A good sized study has fitted book shelving and enjoys a lovely outlook. Occupying the east wing is the light-filled drawing room with deep, triple-aspect windows and French doors framing garden views. The room includes a fireplace with log burner. Pride of place goes to the magnificent dining room, situated at the front of the house with three sets of deep sash windows and French doors into the garden to the east. The room features solid wood parquet floor and a red-brick open fireplace.
There are six first floor bedrooms, three at the rear with far-reaching views. The principal bedroom suite includes an en suite with a sizeable shower and bath and a dressing room. The remaining spacious bedrooms are served by a bathroom and a shower room.
The Grange is situated on a tree-lined country lane and enjoys a wide frontage onto two lanes: Back Lane and Little Hyde Lane. A red-brick wall sits in front of the house along the land, curving into the drive. The drive turns left in front of the house and leads ahead to the cottage and stables. In the front courtyard is plenty of enclosed parking and access to a double garage and brick storage rooms, a useful area for potential office space which would form an attractive feature at the front of the property, with independent access from the house and with W/C and kitchenette. A gate, set in a brick wall, accesses an enclosed courtyard and a side access into the house via a lobby with storage.
The drive to the stables, cottage and outbuildings has a concrete apron allowing parking for larger vehicles. There is a block of four traditional brick stables and a workshop/tack room, also a four-bay pole barn and some timber sheds.
This is located in a discreet plot beyond the stables with its own curtilage. Extending to about 1,420 sq ft it includes a sitting room with a lovely outlook over the grounds, a kitchen and a utility room, a bathroom, a cloakroom and three bedrooms.
Gardens and grounds
These form a single block without public access. The gardens behind the house face south and include a stone terrace for dining in the warmer months, merging with swathes of lawn, edged with established borders. The garden includes an octagonal summerhouse and a bandstand on the eastern side. Beyond the lawns and discreetly located is a wall-enclosed swimming pool and an adjoining tennis court. The grounds include many ancient trees, a wooded copse, a natural pond, former paddocks and grassland.
Mains water, electricity and gas. Private drainage.
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One of the area's landmark buildings and available for the first time since the late 1960s. What a wonderful opportunity for the next custodian.Stephen WhiteProperty agent