An impressive modern country house with significant outbuildings set in 14 acres on the Blackwater Estuary.
The house is understood to have been build in 2005 on the site of a former farmhouse and is located up a no-through road (a minor public highway leading to the Marconi Sailing Club) with extensive views over the marshes and estuary. There are a number of adjacent outbuildings to the east of the house that would provide excellent scope for equestrian or commercial interests and the site includes 14 acres of land surrounding the house and buildings and extending towards the coast.
The house is an impressive property constructed of red brick under a pitched slate roof and provides an extensive range of well proportioned and versatile accommodation. The interior is light and airy and the majority of rooms have (double glazed) sliding sash windows that extend almost to floor level in the principal reception rooms.
Steps at the front of the house rise up to the stone entrance portico leading through to a large hall and the main reception room, each with its own fireplace and wood burning stove. An inner hall provides access to the east wing and a sitting room, an enormous kitchen/family room, a utility room, a boot room, a rear lobby, a wet room and a cellar.
The oak staircase in the hall sweeps up to a galleried first floor landing and the eight principal bedrooms. All of these rooms enjoy outstanding views of the surrounding countryside towards the river Blackwater and four of them are en suite. The second floor provides four more bedrooms (two en suite), the largest of which has a balcony with breathtaking 180 degree views of the estuary. This floor offers excellent scope for creating self-contained guest quarters and additional recreational rooms such as a cinema or games room.
The house is approached through automatic electric gates and along a 250m drive leading to a carriage driveway that sweeps across the front of the house and on to the outbuildings beyond. The property also has the benefit of a courtyard area to the east of the house, adjacent to the kitchen, which includes an oil tank and storage area and would be an ideal site for a garage or garages.
The grounds are concentrated around the north, west and east sides of the house and are mostly laid to lawns dotted with young trees, with a boundary of mature hedgerows at the rear. A large paved terrace runs along much of the west side and back of the house down to rolling lawns, two post and rail paddocks and a number of outbuildings that would lend themselves particularly well to conversion to an indoor riding school and stable yard.
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