Graces Lane, Little Baddow, Chelmsford, CM3 4AX | Property for sale | Savills
3,890 sq ft(361.39 sq m)
Guide price £2,150,000

Graces LaneLittle Baddow, Chelmsford, CM3 4AX

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Approx 3,890 sq ft over three floors
  • About 1.14 acres
  • Substantial garage block
  • Surrounded by National Trust land
  • Good access to major road and rail links
  • One of the most desirable villages in Essex
  • Good access to Elm Green prep school
  • Electric-gated entrance

An imposing, modern country house in a remarkable location.

About this property

  • The house, which was completed in 2020/2021, sits in an elevated position back from the lane on its plot of 1.14 of an acre. The accommodation, which extends to 3,890 sq ft, offers versatile accommodation with up to six bedrooms, two of which form suites on the upper floor. The principal bedroom suite on the first floor extends to over 21ft in depth with an en suite dressing room and en suite bathroom. There are three further bedrooms, all with en suite facilities.

    On the ground floor pride of place goes to the bespoke fitted kitchen/family room by Stonehams with a walnut finish complemented by contrasting detailing and granite tops. The room features a substantial island/breakfast bar, a four oven electric AGA built into a bespoke alcove, integrated appliances, including a larder fridge/freezer. With a dual aspect this room enjoys a great deal of natural light.

    From the kitchen is a bespoke fitted utility room finished with a period colour scheme, contrasting tops and space for white goods. Beyond is a boot room with a door into the gardens.

    At the opposite end of the house lies the principal reception room, the focal point of which is a fireplace with log burner and a set of bi-fold doors opening directly onto the rear terrace. At the front of this room is a separate dining room overlooking the front drive.

    The house is approached through a set of oak electric gates into a substantial parking area in front of the house, which in turn leads to the detached garage block featuring two enclosed garages, a cart lodge and adjoining stores. The gardens are segregated by an attractive folly featuring a brick archway and stone paving to an area of lawned gardens. At the rear of the house is a substantial elevated terrace, ideal for al fresco dining and overlooking the lawned gardens and woodland. The woodland area extends along the side of the house and is planted with many spring bulbs and a range of deciduous trees.

    In all about 1.14 acres.

    Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil-fired heating. Solar panels.

    Agent's Note
    Photographs taken in 2021.

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I love this stretch of countryside, full of bridleways, footpaths and offering lovely vistas over open fields. The house is designed to take advantage of this unique location.

Stephen WhiteProperty agent

Local information

  • Danbury village: 1.6 miles; A12: 3 miles; Hatfield Peverel station: 4 miles (London Liverpool Street from 43 minutes); Chelmsford station: 6.5 miles (London Liverpool Street from 36 minutes); All distances approximate.
  • The property occupies a secluded position on Graces Lane, arguably one of the best locations in the village of Little Baddow. The village lies at the heart of the Chelmer Valley, which is a picturesque conservation area surrounded by a wealth of National Trust and heathland, and is a much sought-after address. The village is the home to a highly recommended prep school (Elm Green) and has village halls, two churches, two attractive pubs (The Generals Arms and The Rodney) and its own sports ground which is home to the local cricket club.
  • It lies just north of the larger village of Danbury, with an extensive range of shops, amenities and schools (including Heathcote prep school and nursery) and is only 5 miles due east from the city of Chelmsford.
  • Chelmsford city has an excellent choice of facilities including a bustling shopping centre, two outstanding grammar schools, a station on the main line to London Liverpool Street and access onto the A12.

Additional information

  • Directions: Exit at Junction 18 on to the A414 east towards Danbury and Maldon. As you enter the village of Danbury, turn left on to Riffhams Lane. At the next junction turn left into Graces Lane and the house will be seen on the right hand side.
  • EPC Rating: B
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: H