Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 3ET | New homes for sale | Savills
5,260 sq ft(488.67 sq m)
Guide price £2,250,000

WrittleChelmsford, Essex, CM1 3ET

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in January 2023
  • Impressive architect designed one-off
  • On the outskirts of one of the area's most desirable villages With beautiful views over the surrounding countryside
  • Two miles from Chelmsford city centre
  • 34 minutes into London Liverpool Street by train
  • Approximately 5,260 square feet
  • River frontage
  • About 2.93 acres

Substantial contemporary detached house.

About this property

  • Planning permission was granted in 2016 under16/00086/FUL for a substantial contemporary detached house with garaging and pool, designed to echo the architecture of the mill that once stood on the site and to take full advantage of the elevated position of the plot and its views over the surrounding countryside.

    The Mill extends to some 5,260 square feet and sits on a site extending to 2.93 acres, entered through automated wooden gates with attractive brick pillars (echoing the colour of the building) that lead on to a large gravel sweep in front and to the side of the house. The interior layout is light and airy, with high ceilings, and flows exceptionally well over three floors. The Farrow & Ball colour scheme is complemented by natural stone floors and deep pile carpets, wide sweeping staircases, attractive exposed brickwork and some panelling, a mixture of tall picture windows and sliding sash windows and bi-fold doors.

    The build incorporates the latest in technology including air source heat pumps, underfloor heating, pressurized hot water, integrated sound system and air conditioning. The ground floor accommodation is largely open plan and includes a deVOL kitchen and two living rooms with wood burning stoves. All five bedrooms are en suite, with contemporary monochrome bathrooms; the principal and second bedroom suites on the first floor lead out on to a south-facing roof terrace and both top floor bedrooms have balconies. There are opportunities to extend or reconfigure the accommodation by converting the integral double garage into additional ground floor living space and/or adapting the top floor bedroom suites to create a self-contained 'flat' or an excellent office space for home working.

    The same stone flooring used in the kitchen extends out on to a large south-west facing terrace, which wraps around the rear of the house and creates a wonderful entertaining area. Beyond this the lawn falls away to the south in the direction of the river, extends north towards the mature trees and hedgerows running along the roadside boundary.

    Mains water, gas, electricity and drainage.

    Agent's Note
    The land either side of Writtle Mill has been gifted to the Parish. The owners of Writtle Mill can enjoy it but have an obligation to maintain it and allow access six times a year for school children on field trips. No other public access is allowed. Further details available on request.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

A landmark mill house reimagined.

Phaedra HowardProperty agent

Local information

  • Chelmsford station: 2.7 miles (Liverpool Street from 34 minutes), A414: 0.7 miles, A12: 3 miles, M25: 12 miles, Stansted Airport: 20 miles. All distances approximate.
  • This beautiful house lies on the outskirts of Writtle village and occupies a secluded position on the river Wid. The village has been described as 'one of the loveliest in England' with its picturesque Green (complete with duck pond) and Norman church. It has an excellent choice of shops including a post office, a butcher's shop, a delicatessen and a supermarket and boasts a number of highly regarded restaurants and pubs. It has a pre-school, primary school and senior school and is also home to Writtle College, which is one of the UK's oldest and largest agricultural colleges.
  • The city of Chelmsford (2.5 miles away) offers a very wide range of amenities, including a bustling shopping centre and leisure facilities, and excellent transport links with a station on the mainline into London Liverpool Street, access onto the A12, and Stansted airport 19 miles to the northwest. Three superb private preparatory schools, two outstanding grammar schools and a well-known independent school (New Hall) are all within easy reach of the city centre and the renowned Felsted School is only 12 miles away to the northeast.

Additional information

  • Local Authority: Chelmsford City Council, Council Tax band = H.
  • Directions: Proceed west out of Chelmsford on Writtle Road towards Writtle. Continue for approximately a mile and the site will be found on the left hand side shortly after Longacre. Postcode CM1 3ET
  • EPC Rating: B
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: H