Blackmore End, Braintree, Essex, CM7 4DR | Property for sale | Savills
3,410 sq ft(316.80 sq m)
Guide price £1,395,000

Blackmore EndBraintree, Essex, CM7 4DR

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in April 2022
  • Exposed intricate brickwork, timbers and trusses
  • Bespoke open-plan kitchen
  • Second floor principal bedroom suite
  • Beautiful countryside location
  • Good access to road and airport links
  • Fast fibre by County Broadband
  • Air-conditioned garden cabin
  • Gardens and extensive parking

A breath-taking conversion of this landmark building.

About this property

  • This beautiful converted Victorian church stands in a lovely stretch of open countryside in the village of Blackmore End. Originally commissioned by the Courthauld family, as a place of worship, it was converted in 2014 and re-imagined for 21st century living. The conversion has created flexible living spaces with five bedrooms over three floors, a fantastic principal living room with ceiling heights extending into the roof and featuring some beautiful exposed timbers cemented by intricate exposed red bricks, punctured by large feature windows which bathe the property in natural light.

    The reception hall is approached through a heavy solid oak door onto a slate finished floor and featuring a bespoke staircase to a minstrel gallery. There is access to a cloakroom, designed with honed tiling and feature wall art adjoining a boot room and boiler/comms room. There is a ground floor bedroom with en suite shower room and at the centre of the ground floor is a beautifully designed kitchen/dining room with an extensive range of modern units anchored around a substantial island with breakfast bar. This area is open to the principal living space which includes a log burner and is overlooked by first and second floor galleried landings, which are linked by an exposed feature staircase. A glass wall within the principal living area separates the home office which has a door to the exterior.

    On the first floor there are three individual bedrooms, two currently used as fitted dressing rooms with bespoke furniture, a laundry room and a sumptuously appointed bathroom.

    The second floor is given over to the principal bedroom suite which features a galleried landing overlooking the main living space, a large dual-aspect bedroom and en suite bathroom with fitted dressing area.

    A lime tree avenue lines the driveway which leads to a substantial parking area. Beyond are extensive lawns and a sunken paved terrace, south-facing and ideal for al fresco dining. The lawns continue at the side of the house and include a detached, air-conditioned garden cabin and beyond are the air-source heat units for the house. The gardens are designed for low maintenance and have an irrigation system and lighting which really creates a lovely feature in the evening light.

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One of the most remarkable buildings I have had the opportunity to sell. This is a stunning conversion and a truly special building.

Stephen WhiteProperty agent

Local information

  • Halsted: 6.5 miles; Braintree: 5.8 miles (rail service to London); Stansted Airport: 19.6 miles (rail service to London); M11 (Junction 8): 20 miles.
  • The property nestles in a rural setting with direct access to attractive walks and bridleways. The property is situated in the mid-Essex village of Blackmore End, a small rural hamlet situated approximately 19 miles north of Chelmsford, largely surrounded by open countryside. The area provides accessibility to the popular market towns of Braintree and Halstead. Educational facilities can be found in both the private and state sector with primary schools in the neighbouring villages of Wethersfield, Finchingfield and Great Bardfield. For secondary schools, there are Halsted, Braintree and Great Dunmow with private schooling available in Gosfield, Felsted and Chelmsford.
  • Despite being entirely rural in character, it is surprisingly well connected for the commuter with Chelmsford, Braintree and Witham providing excellent rail links to Stratford and London Liverpool Street. By road the property is within 60 miles' drive from central London.

Additional information

  • Services: Mains water, electricity and gad gas. Private drainage.
  • Viewings: Strictly by appointment with Savills.
  • Directions: From the M11 (Junction 8) proceed east on the A120 towards Braintree. Exit the A120 at the Dunmow turning and continue on the B1256 turning left onto The Street towards Great Saling. Continue through Great Saling towards Shalford. At the junction with Braintree Road continue towards Beazley End and then to Blackmore End where the church will be found on the left-hand side.
  • EPC Rating = D
  • Tenure = Freehold