Brook Street, Great Bardfield, Braintree, Essex, CM7 4RQ | Property for sale | Savills
4,542 sq ft(421.97 sq m)
Guide price £1,395,000(€1,627,572)

Brook StreetGreat Bardfield, Braintree, Essex, CM7 4RQ

    Key features

    • A substantial Grade II listed former doctor's house and surgery in the heart of this popular village
    • Former coach house providing garaging, workshop and studio above with potential to create additional accommodation
    • Six bedrooms including a substantial principal suite with en suite facilities and enclosed balcony with southerly views towards St Mary's church
    • Beautifully presented and light-filled rooms with high ceilings and tall sash windows
    • Landscaped south-facing garden totalling about 0.65 of an acre

    A beautiful and substantial village house, rich in history, occupying a prominent position in this delightful north Essex village.

    About this property

    • A remarkable late 18th century family home, extended in the 19th and 20th centuries, providing beautifully refurbished and extended accommodation in the heart of this charming north Essex village. Formerly a doctor's house and rich in history, Brook House is a prominent six bedroom Grade II listed, timber framed and plastered house, with an attractive brick façade of high quality, with tuck pointing and gauged brick arches. The property has been the subject of an extensive programme of redevelopment, whilst retaining its original architectural charm. High ceilings and tall sash windows feature throughout with light-filled spaces, tastefully decorated in neutral tones. This wonderful home offers a detached former coach house providing garaging, workshop and storage facilities with a studio above. A gated drive offers parking alongside a landscaped south-facing rear garden of about 0.65 of an acre.

      Brook House is entered from the front into an 'L' shaped reception hall with a turning staircase leading to the first floor. The property enjoys a generous amount of reception space, with two of the principal rooms linking to a delightful south-facing sun room overlooking the garden. There is a rear utility room and external access, allowing this part of the house, with modifications, to be potentially utilised independently as an annexe. There is a comfortable study and cloakroom whilst the remainder of the ground floor accommodation has been thoughtfully designed for family living and entertaining. The kitchen is very much the heart of the home, opening to an informal dining area. The kitchen is fitted with a bespoke range of light-coloured units and a range of integrated appliances. The sitting room is situated to the side of the house with bi-fold doors opening, and with views over the garden.

      The first floor accommodation is equally as charming offering six bedooms and a family bathroom. Two of the rooms enjoy en suite facilities with the principal bedroom having an enclosed balcony with southerly views towards St Mary's church.

      To the side of the property, double timber gates open to a sweeping drive accommodating parking for several vehicles. The two-storey coach house is positioned to the side of the driveway providing garaging, workshop and a storage room. There is a first floor studio offering the option to be utilised for a variety of different uses. The building provides power and light.

      The south-facing garden provides a wonderful extension to the house and extends from the sun room and sitting room onto a private Indian sandstone terrace, ideal for entertaining and relaxing. The remainder of the garden has been laid to lawn, interspersed with a small selection of trees and shrubs with a summer house and garden store. Beyond the northern boundary is a small brook with open countryside views.
      All in about 0.65 of an acre.

      Mains water, public drainage and electricity connected. Oil-fired heating.

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    This is a very special property in the heart of the village which is rich in history. I love the amount of accommodation the property provides with high ceilings and tall sash windows.

    Karl ManningProperty agent

    Local information

    • Thaxted: 4.5 miles, Braintree: 10 miles, Great Dunmow: 12 miles, Chelmsford: 19 miles, Cambridge: 25 miles. All distances approximate.
    • The property occupies a prominent position in the heart of the picturesque north Essex village of Great Bardfield, which is a very popular village, renowned for its charming rural setting, historic architecture and artistic heritage. The village has a very active community along with a Co-op/post office and two public houses, as well as a highly regarded primary school. One of the notable features of the village is the beautiful St Mary's medieval church, with its striking architecture and historical significance.
    • The village is surrounded by open countryside and farmland, offering access to a network of footpaths and bridleways. There are excellent schools within the area, both in the public and private sector - notably at Felsted and Bishop's Stortford - with King Edward VI Grammar School and the County High School for Girls at Chelmsford. The rural market towns of Thaxted, Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow provide all the local amenities with good access to Chelmsford, Colchester, Bishop's Stortford and Cambridge.

    Additional information

    • Directions: What3Words ///
    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G