Littley Green, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 1BU | Property for sale | Savills
3,192 sq ft(296.55 sq m)
Guide price £1,695,000(€2,001,697)

Littley GreenChelmsford, Essex, CM3 1BU

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Key features

  • Beautifully presented listed country house
  • Approximately 2.8 miles from Felsted school
  • Detached barn/‘annexe'
  • Triple cart lodge garaging and log store
  • Chelmsford city and station approximately 7.3 miles
  • About 0.9 acres

Beautifully situated listed country house with barn annexe and a cart lodge, between Chelmsford and Felsted

About this property

  • Listed grade ll of architectural and historical interest, Butlers Hall dates from the sixteenth century, altered in the 18th century. The property is timber-framed under a clay tiled roof and has been sympathetically renovated by the current owners, exemplified by a bespoke Humphrey Munson kitchen and family room, re-fitted bathrooms and finished with ‘on trend' period tones throughout. The house stands in a plot of about 0.9 acres which includes a large, detached barn with a kitchen, living room, games room, shower, and w/c, ideal for use as an annexe subject to change of use permission. Adjacent is a detached cart lodge with log store and a loft storage area.

    A long pathway through hedgerows, leads to the entrance door, however, as with most country houses, the entrance most used is from the garden. The front entrance door opens into a hall, with access to a family room, with dual aspects, oak floor and a fireplace with wood surround. Beyond is the study, with fitted bookshelves, oak floor and views of the front gardens. Left of the entrance is a cosy sitting room with deep shuttered windows, oak floor and featuring an inglenook fireplace with a log burner. Adjacent is a dining area, kitchen, and breakfast room. The kitchen forms the centrepiece to the house, fitted by Humphrey Munson with shaker style units and painted with ‘on trend' period tones with corian and honed granite work tops. Appliances include an AGA; Miele oven, dishwasher and a fridge. A large island incorporates a seating area and a brick floor compliments the overall quality finish. There is direct access onto a terrace and the rear garden. The open plan kitchen provides a dining area, with matching brick floor, exposed timber trusses, a red-brick fireplace and French doors onto a terrace. Beyond, adjoining the utility room are further fitted units incorporating a fridge with adjoining storage. A half cellar is approached via a short flight of steps, finished with a brick floor and incorporating built in storage cupboards. At the rear of the house is a brick floored utility room, fitted with oak, shaker style units and corian work tops. The room incorporates a cloaks cupboard and w/c and a stable door onto a rear patio.

    A flight of stairs from the sitting room leads to a mezzanine landing and a guest suite with an en suite bedroom and separate bathroom. The first floor landing has a view over the drive and front gardens. The principal bedroom overlooks the front gardens and has painted fitted wardrobes and an en suite shower room. There are two further bedrooms on this floor and a shower room. From the landing there are steps up to bedroom five, a delightful room with semi vaulted ceiling and exposed trusses.

    Outside
    A long-gravelled drive provides access to an extensive parking area in front of the garaging. A triple garage; with two open bays and one secure garage has a useful loft area.

    Detached Barn ‘annexe'
    A very useful standalone building with a games room; cinema room, fitted kitchen, shower room and w/c. This building provides a great entertaining space, with the potential for living accommodation (subject to planning).

    Gardens
    The house stands deep in its plot with gardens on all sides. The main gardens lie to the west, a very private area designed for entertaining and alfresco dining. A substantial terrace separates the house from the annexe and incorporates a covered water well. There are extensive lawns, stocked island beds and a backdrop of mature trees. To the north, the gardens adjoin farmland with far reaching views and a field gate. To the East, the gardens include many specimen trees and a patio outside the kitchen.

    Services
    Fibre broadband via county broadband.
    Mains water, electric. Oil fired heating, modern private drainage.

    Local Authority
    Chelmsford City Council
    Council tax band: G
    With improvement indicator

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

For me Littley Green is one of my favourite hamlets, its like stepping back in time. The Compasses, close by is a quintessentially English pub, an ideal venue after a long walk in the surrounding countryside

Stephen WhiteProperty agent

Local information

  • Felsted 2.8 miles; A12, 6.9 miles; Chelmsford City 7.3 miles (rail service to Stratford and Liverpool Street); Stansted airport 12.8 miles (rail service to London and Cambridge); M11(J8) 14 miles
  • Butlers Hall is in the unspoilt hamlet of Littley Green, located between the vibrant city of Chelmsford and Felsted village. Littley Green is also known for its traditional pub/eatery, The Compasses and includes many notable period houses. The nearby village of Great Waltham has a village school, shop and close by, the renowned Galvin restaurant. Felsted, some 2.8 miles to the north is known for its public school, a co-educational independent school with boarding founded in 1564. The City of Chelmsford is 7.3 miles to the south with a station on the main line into London. Littley Green is located on high ground providing elevated views over the surrounding countryside. There are miles of bridleways and footpaths in the surrounding area.

Additional information

  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G