1,546 sq ft(143.63 sq m)
Guide price £1,125,000

Childerditch StreetLittle Warley, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3EG

    Key features

    • Period house, office barn in a picturesque setting
    • Listed period timber-frame house
    • Immediate borders of Thorndon country park
    • Three bedroom annexe with kitchenette
    • Country lane no through lane.

    A listed period house in about 3 acres adjoining Thorndon Country Park.

    About this property

    • Woodlands is listed Grade II of Architectural or Historical Interest and an extract from the listing states: “mid c16, c17, c20. Timber framed, plastered and weather boarded, peg tiled roof.”

      The house has been completely refurbished and includes some beautiful period features such as exposed timbers and fireplaces with the majority of the rooms being dual aspect providing a good deal of natural light throughout the property.

      On the ground floor a fine entrance hall continues towards the rear of the house to a secondary entrance with access into the gardens and grounds. At the front of the house is a beautiful sitting room, including an Inglenook-style fireplace and windows to the front and rear. At the opposite side of the house is an open-plan kitchen/dining room. The kitchen area is fitted with a range of light oak units topped with granite contrasting with some attractive ceiling timbers. An open studwork partition separates a dining area which has a lovely cast iron fireplace and windows to the front. At the rear of the house lies a good size utility room, ground floor shower room and second sitting room with an open fireplace. This area may well suit as an independent annexe area should the facility be required. On the first floor there are three good size bedrooms serviced by a family bathroom.

      Woodlands has an extensive frontage of 190m to Childerditch Lane with three entrances. The first entrance is through a five-bar gate into a gravel drive at the side of the house, which in turn gives access to an oversized cart lodge incorporating a bin store. The second entrance, again through a five-bar gate set on a red-brick wall, opens into a long gravel drive initially with extensive parking and a spur leading off to a detached barn comprising a home office with kitchenette and cloakroom, store, gymnasium and garaging. Part of this building was once used as stabling and a hay store, and this facility could re-incorporated with minimal expense. The third entrance at the far end of the site provides access to an oak-framed detached cart lodge garage.

      These are predominantly laid to grass with a scattering of mature trees and screened from the lane with mature hedging. Situated between the barn and house is a circular pond with waterfall feature.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    This house has the best of both worlds, within walking distance of Thorndon country park yet close to main road and rail links.

    Stephen WhiteProperty agent

    Local information

    • Brentwood: 2.8 miles (rail service to London, Crossrail from 2019), Shenfield: 3.8 miles (rail service to London, Crossrail from 2019), M25 (junction 29): 5.3 miles, M25 (junction 2): 4 miles, Upminster: 8 miles (underground Central Line rail service), West Horndon: 3.3 miles (C2C rail service to Fenchurch Street). All distances approximate.
    • Woodlands occupies a delightful location within a tree-lined country lane on the southern edge of Thorndon Country Park.
    • Great and Little Warley are traditional Essex villages which include The Greyhound and Thatchers Arms pubs, miles of countryside walks and bridleways with a network of country lanes connecting the major roadways.
    • Brentwood, to the north, has a variety of shops, eateries and bars as well as schools including Brentwood School for boys and girls.
    • There is a mainline station at Brentwood and Shenfield which will have a Crossrail service from March 2019.
    • West Horndon is a short drive away and has local shops and a rail service into Fenchurch Street via the C2C line.
    • There is good access to the A12, M25 and A127 (eastbound).

    Additional information

    • Services: Mains water, electricity, oil and bottle gas for heating. Private drainage.
    • Viewing: Strictly by prior appointment with the sole agents Savills.
    • Directions: From Wilson's Corner proceed south on the A128 towards Ingrave and Herongate for approximately 1.5 miles. At the roundabout turn right into The Avenue and continue through the woodland turning left at the crossroads into Childerditch Lane. Continue along the lane, through woodland, passing the common and keeping left for approximately 1.5 miles. Turn left into Childerditch Street and the property will be found after approximately half a mile on the left-hand side. Postcode: CM13 3EG
    • EPC Exempt