Nounsley Road, Hatfield Peverel, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 2NQ | Property for sale | Savills
1,483 sq ft(137.78 sq m)
Guide price £1,100,000(€1,308,929)

Nounsley RoadHatfield Peverel, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 2NQ

  • Sale Agreed

Key features

  • Listed country idyll in commuter belt
  • Period cottage and extensive outbuildings
  • 4.5 acres of beautiful grounds with river frontage
  • Set at end of a long driveway
  • Main line rail station: 1.4 miles
  • Potential conversion opportunity

Period cottage, barn and stables in an idyllic setting on the edge of a village.

About this property

  • Bridge Farm occupies a plot of about 4.5 acres (a further 5.29 acres may be available by separate negotiation) and lies on the banks of the river Ter in an outstanding rural location - access is via a long driveway. To the left-hand side are a large barn and former stables with hardstanding.

    The cottage and barn, now in need of restoration, provide a rare opportunity to acquire an historic property which has been in the same family for 63 years.

    The cottage, which is measures approximately 1,483 sq ft, has many period features including exposed timbers and fireplaces and boasts lovely private views from all windows. The accommodation comprises two principal reception rooms either side of a central redbrick chimney stack, a kitchen, ground floor bathroom, utility room, entrance porch and a ground floor bedroom. On the first floor there are three bedrooms and a connecting lobby.

    Bridge farm is approached over a 150m private drive, through the grounds to a parking area between the stables and house. To the south is an extensive area of meadow with far-reaching views over the river Ter and the Chelmer Valley towards Little Baddow. There is a private walk along the riverbank leading to secluded meadows which includes many spring flowers, hedgerows and mature trees. An open area of grass wraps around the barn, stables, and house. Beyond, to the north, the land rises gently into meadows interspersed with copses and woodland which may provide a paddock area for livestock.

    Barn & stables
    Adjoining the cottage, extending to apoproximately 3,598 sq ft, is a single storey area of former stables under a pantile and clay tile roof. This links to a timber-frame Essex barn which includes some magnificent timbers. Beyond is a substantial detached outbuilding. These buildings may offer the potential for conversion into a residential property, subject to obtaining listed building consent and planning permission. In 2002 the barn received planning permission) for conversion into an annexe. This has since lapsed.

    Mains water, electricity, private drainage. Please note under current legislation the private drainage system will need replacing with a compliant treatment plant and it will be the responsibility of the incoming purchaser to install this.

    Agent's Note
    Photos taken in 2023.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

A real hidden gem with fantastic potential. The countryside in this location is some of the finest in Essex.

Stephen WhiteProperty agent

Local information

  • Hatfield Peverel and railway station: 1.4 miles (rail service to London); A12 (junctions 20 A and B, north and south): 2 miles; Chelmsford city: 8.4 miles; New Hall School: 6 miles. All distances approximate.
  • Bridge Farm occupies a delightful situation on the north side of the River Ter in an area designated a Special Landscape Area.
  • The hamlet of Nounsley is situated on the immediate rural fringes of Hatfield Peverel surrounded by rolling countryside. The countryside is very popular with walkers and horse riders, having many miles of footpaths and bridleways.
  • Hatfield Peverel provides superb transport links that include a station on the main line into London Liverpool Street (approximately 40 minutes). There is a good range of village facilities, including traditional pubs and the highly regarded Blue Strawberry restaurant.
  • Chelmsford City, which is 5 miles to the west, offers a wide variety of leisure facilities, a bustling shopping centre, which includes the Bond Street area with high end shops and eateries. The city has superb transport links, both road and rail. Chelmsford is also home to the sought-after grammar schools: Chelmsford County High School for Girls and King Edward VI. New Hall school is situated 6 miles from the property and in 2025 a new rail station at Beaulieu will open.

Additional information

  • Directions: What3words: ///will.offers.stem From Hatfield Peverel proceed south into Church Road. Take the third right into Crabbs Hill, then first left into Sportsmans Lane. At the junction turn right into Nounsley Road and the entrance to Bridge Farm will be seen on the right.
  • EPC Exempt