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6 bedroom detached house for sale
Wickham Bishops, Essex
- 6 bedrooms, 1 en suite
- 3 reception rooms
- Clive Christian kitchen
- 1.6 acres, tennis court
- Triple garage, office above
The Grange is situated along a quiet lane on the edge of the village of Wickham Bishops, with fields to the south and with views from the upper floors of the house towards the Blackwater estuary. Wickham Bishops provides the local amenities and Witham has local shopping, educational and recreational facilities. For the commuter there is a train station and access onto the A12 at Witham and Colchester.
Constructed of red brick under a slate roof The Grange is believed to have been built in the early/mid 19th century and possibly earlier. Listed as being of Architectural or Historical Interest Grade II, the principal elevation is typically Georgian having a central front door around which are arranged even spaced sash windows. The Grange provides good accommodation on three floors and rooms of particular note are the impressive dining room with shuttered front windows and a marble "fireplace", the delightful drawing room including a bay window with shutters to the garden, the study/living room, again with shuttered front windows and a well fitted "Clive Christian" kitchen/breakfast room fitted with cream fronted units and corien work surfaces with washing machine, dishwasher, and tumble drier below, fridge/freezer and a Rangemaster cooker set in chimney recess. In addition, the reception hall has half panelled walls and an elegant staircase and handrail to the first and second floors off the rear lobby is a cloakroom and steps down to the cellar and On the first floor there is a master bedroom with an en suite bathroom, 3 further bedrooms, a family bathroom and a box room/storage room. On the second floor there are 2 further bedrooms, one incorporating a curtained shower cubicle. Outside there are attractive gardens, an all weather tennis court and a triple garage block with a game room/office above with an en suite shower room.
(See floor plan)
The Grange is approached over an in/out paviour drive set behind a high hedge. Secondary drives continue either side of the house with a fork leading to a further driveway continuing and terminating before a triple garage with a games room/office above, and providing extensive parking. The garden is laid mainly to lawn to the south sloping away to the east with shaped beds of spring flowers and a mixed variety of shrubs interspersed with a variety of trees and shrubs including an impressive oak and with an all weather tennis court. In all:
Proceed south on the B1018 Maldon road passing beneath the A12 and take the next left into Blue Mills Hill. Proceed over the river, passing Benton Hall golf course on the right hand side and bear right into Mope Lane. At the T-Junction at the top of Mope Lane turn right and bear next left into Wickham Hall Lane. Continue for a short distance and turn left into Grange Road and the property will be seen along the road on the right hand side.
Postcode: CM8 3LT