Sitting Room
138.33 sq m
Guide price £595,000(17.578.089.893 ₫)

Danbury Palace DriveDanbury, Chelmsford, CM3 4FA

    Key features

    • Surrounded by about 8.5 acres of historic parkland
    • Forming part of a historic Grade II listed sixteenth century palace
    • Split level layout with period features
    • High specification with under floor heating
    • Premier guarantee build warranty
    • Two double bedrooms both with en suite bathrooms
    • Cloakroom
    • Walled garden
    • Access to communal tennis court

    A ground floor apartment within a grade II listed palace conversion, set at the heart of a private country estate.

    About this property

    • Access to the estate is through private gates and along a private, tree-lined drive winding its way through the beautifully landscaped grounds to the Palace itself. The building is Grade II listed, with many stunning external and internal architectural features, and was built in 1589 by Sir Walter Mildmay, who was the founder of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. It has been sympathetically restored and converted into thirteen luxury apartments, which successfully combine many of the original period fittings, including the high ceilings, decorative plasterwork, hidden doorways and historic fireplaces, with high end modern additions such as underfloor heating, fully-fitted bespoke kitchens and bathrooms and oak-finished floors to provide a contemporary feel.

      This beautifully presented and spacious apartment is on the ground floor and is believed to have formed part of the original palace kitchens. The central hallway leads through to all the ground floor living accommodation, with the open plan kitchen/ living/dining room area immediately facing the entrance. This is a bright space, with a deep bay window and a raised kitchen area comprising a fully-fitted ‘urban myth design' bespoke kitchen with full height units to each side, composite stone worktops with glass upstands and a large central island. The Smeg and Siemens appliances include an oven, electric induction hob with extractor, integrated dishwasher, wine cooler, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer. The lower level living area beyond can be easily zoned to provide a large seating area in front of the stunning feature stone fireplace and a generous space for the dining area off to one side.

      Other rooms off the hall include a cloakroom and, on the right, a large ground floor bedroom suite with dual aspect sash windows and a range of full height built in wardrobes in the bedroom and a four piece ensuite bathroom with walk-in double shower enclosure and heated towel rail.

      A short flight of stairs in the hall beyond the cloakroom leads up to a spacious upper landing that overlooks the estate grounds and is itself a versatile area currently used as a study. A door on the landing leads through to a large master bedroom suite, with views to the front and a range of full height built in wardrobes in the bedroom and an en suite with fully tiled walk-in shower enclosure, built-in vanity units, heated towel rail and a large area of useful storage space concealed behind sliding doors.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    The communal grounds, lifestyle and sense of community explain why the thirteen apartments sold so quickly when the palace was first converted in 2015.

    Phaedra HowardProperty agent

    Local information

    • A12 (junction 18): 1.3 miles (Park and Ride); Chelmsford station: 4.3 miles (London Liverpool St from 34 minutes); Hatfield Peverel: 7.3 miles (London Liverpool St from 43 minutes); M25 (Junction 28): 16.7 miles. All distances approximate.
    • Danbury Palace Drive forms part of the historic Danbury Palace Estate, which is surrounded by a wealth of National Trust wood and heathland and sits within Danbury Park (a former medieval deer park) on the outskirts of Danbury village.
    • The village has several shops, a number of other amenities and two preparatory schools (Heathcote and Elm Green), while the city of Chelmsford, which is just five miles away to the east, provides a very wide range of facilities including a bustling shopping centre, two outstanding grammar schools and a station on the main line into London Liverpool Street.

    Additional information

    • Services: Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage.
    • Agents note: Residents enjoy access to the 8.5 acres of grounds and use of the communal facilities such as the tennis court and concierge service. Details of the annual service charge available on request.
    • Viewing: Strictly by prior appointment with the sole agents Savills.
    • Directions: Take the A414 towards Danbury and proceed over the A12, Danbury Palace Estate is the third turning on your right about 1 mile from the A12 junction. Go through the gated entrance and follow the drive for about 550 yards, the apartment is situated in the palace to your left. Visitor parking is available to the front of the palace alongside the lawn edge. Postcode: CM3 4FA
    • EPC Rating = D