A well appointed residential estate in a private location.
Folly Mill is an attractive small residential estate in a popular part of north Essex. It boasts a private location yet is within easy access of the A120, M11 and M25 giving excellent accessibility across the country.
The property was purchased by the Renton family in 1938, who have turned the estate into a well-known shoot and party venue over the last 80 years. The estate is renowned for providing enjoyable sport and famous dances and house parties.
The property lies just to the south of the market town of Thaxted with Great Dunmow some 5 miles away.
The location of the farm within 6 miles of the A120 and with access to the M11 near Stansted airport (London Liverpool St Station from 50 minutes) provides excellent access to London, other parts of East Anglia and the Midlands.
The property forms a most attractive small estate with a 16th century Grade II listed manor house with attached annex sitting within mature gardens and grounds and adjacent to a brook. The farmland provides a mixture of arable land and grassland in undulating countryside, interspersed with attractive mature and semi-mature woodland forming a well-appointed shoot. Vehicular access to the fields is provided off the main road and via a series of tracks across the agricultural land. There is a small modern grain store situated adjacent to the B184.
LOT 1 FOLLY MILL, OUTBUILDINGS, GRAIN STORE AND APPROX. 70.97 HECTARES (175.31 ACRES)
A detached Grade II listed manor house dating back to the late 16th century and extended in the early C17. The farmhouse is constructed on a timber frame and rendered under a peg tiled roof. The property which is largely constructed on two floors has a more modern single storey annex to the east end.
The property benefits from wonderful traditional features including exposed beams, inglenook fireplaces and a most attractive panelled dining room.
Accommodation provides 3 reception rooms, a kitchen and utilities on the ground floor with a 1 bedroom, 1 reception annex to one side. The first floor includes 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms one of which is en-suite, with a dressing room/study to the principle bedroom. The property sits in mature gardens and grounds with an outdoor swimming pool and an area formerly used as a grass tennis court.
Outbuildings include a double garage, attractive under cover terrace, workshop and potting sheds all facing the garden.
The property would benefit from updating throughout.
There is an attractive woodland extending to about 2 acres situated on the opposite side of the minor highway Folly Mill Lane.
The land is a compact block of undulating mainly arable land with grassland lying close to the farmhouse. The land is interspersed with attractive woodland which has been well laid out for shooting purposes.
The land is classified by DEFRA as grades 2 and 3 with the soil type being of the Ludford and Hanslope soil series.
The farmland is gently undulating with a majority of the farmland extending to 62.43 hectares (154.25 acres) in arable and grass production with woodland extending to 7.62 hectares (18.84 acres). The rolling nature of the holding interspersed with mature and semi mature woodland provides for an excellent family shoot.
This Lot includes a modern style farm building providing grain storage of 250 tonne capacity. Of steel frame construction on a block plinth with corrugated asbestos elevations and roof. It benefits from a concrete floor and grain walling.
The building is located off the main B184 and may have opportunities for conversion subject to planning.
The land is bounded by farm tracks, mature hedgerows interspersed with mature trees. The arable is currently farmed by contractors.
Lot 2 ARABLE LAND EXTENDING TO 19.19 HECTARES (47.43 acres)
An off lying parcel of arable land known as Buckinghams which is located a short distance away from the main block.
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Wonderful residential estate in a private location.Gi D'Angibau