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6 bedroom detached house for sale

, North Essex

Offers in Excess of £1,250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5/6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
  • 3 reception rooms
  • Cottage and coach house
  • Wooded gardens and grounds
  • About 1.8 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


Pitchards comprises a handsome Grade II listed Georgian house, a recently converted coach house providing further living accommodation or business premises (ideal for working from home), and a detached 3 bedroom cottage, all set in beautifully maintained mature secluded wooded grounds approaching 1.8 acres. Together, the whole property would provide an ideal home for an extended family requiring separate but nearby accommodation sharing the same private secluded grounds, or a home with separate flexible attractive business premises with a cottage that provides further modern accommodation for staff or alternatively a rental income. In many respects it is more like a country house with the benefit and convenience of being within walking distance of the centre of the market town of Halstead with excellent road links to the A120, M11, Stansted Airport and M25.


The house is approached over a 70 yard tree lined drive which it shares with the cottage and coach house beyond. The handsome Grade II listed Georgian house presents painted rendered elevations relieved by symmetrically placed sash windows set beneath a hipped slate roof.

The house offers beautifully proportioned elegant accommodation with high ceilings and fine internal detail as one would expect from a property from the Georgian era. In brief, the accommodation comprises a drawing room, dining room, sitting room, conservatory, kitchen/breakfast room, an inner hall with cloakroom and lobby on the ground floor, together with cellars in the basement. On the first floor there is a spacious landing with doors leading to a master bedroom suite with en suite bathroom/shower room and adjoining dressing room with large walk-in wardrobes, a guest bedroom with en suite shower room, and three further bedrooms, each with their own hand basin, and a family bathroom/shower room.

The house is approached over a shingle driveway with a large gravel parking area to the side and front of the property providing parking for a number of cars.

The gardens and grounds comprise an elegant mix of formal gardens laid to lawns and flanked by well stocked shrub and herbaceous borders interlaced with a series of gravel pathways and there is an attractive ornamental pond flanked at one end by a Yorkstone terrace. The gardens are cocooned within a wood of mature specimen trees including larch, lime, eucalyptus, ash and yew, coupled with some fine mature laurel shrouding Halstead's well kept secret and affording privacy all year round, as well as woodland walks and a private secure play area for children. In all the property extends to approximately 1.8 acres.



Reception Hall: (S) 16'10 x 12'4 narrowing to 9'8.

Inner Hall


Drawing Room: (S & E) 17'7 x 15'9

Conservatory: 13'4 x 10' max

Dining Room: (N & E) 18'4 x 15'11

Sitting Room: (S) 17'4 x 13'9

Kitchen/Breakfast Room: (N) 18'10 x 13'4

Rear Hallway


Utility Room: (north & west) 10'5 x 9'

First Floor

Spacious first floor landing:

Master Bedroom (north & east) 18'9 x 13'3

En-suite Bathroom/Shower Room

Dressing Room/ Bedroom 6: (east) 16' x 12'1

Bedroom 2: (south) 13'5 x 12'3

Bedroom 3: (south) 18'2 x 14'2

En-suite Shower Room

Bedroom 4: (north) 13'6 x 11'1

Family Bathroom and Shower Room

Bedroom 5: (north) 12'7 x 11'1


To the side of the driveway is the detached cottage with painted rendered elevations beneath a slate roof. The refurbished accommodation provides a kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room, dining room and a cloakroom on the ground floor whilst at first floor level there are 2/3 bedrooms and the family bathroom. The cottage ideally lends itself to a dependent relative, housekeeper/gardener or could be let out separately as required. Attached to the cottage is a log store and a two storey extension, providing an office/studio at first floor level and garden storage downstairs.

Dining Room: (south) 11'11 max x 10' max.

Sitting Room: (north & south) 13'3 x 11'10.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room: (east & west) 14'3 x 12'1 narrowing to 6'11.


First Floor Landing

Bedroom 1: (south) 9'8 x 9'5.

Bedroom 2: (south) 12'7 x 12'4.

Bedroom 3/Dressing Room: (east) 12' max x 6'9 plus recess.

Family Bathroom


To the rear of the house and cottage is a recently converted detached coach house currently used as an annexe/studio providing further living accommodation with its own private garden, or as business premises, ideal for working from home.

Sitting Room: 17'10 x 14'6


Kitchen/Breakfast Room: 15'10 x 14'10

Double Garage: 20'2 x 18'

Workshop/Garden Store: 23'3 x 10'3

First Floor

Bedroom: 33'9 x 14'10 and En Suite Bathroom

Enclosed Private Garden


(From Colchester)
Take the A1124 signposted towards Halstead town passing through the villages of Wakes Colne, White Colne and Earls Colne on route. On arriving in Halstead, at the T junction by the Church turn left on the A131, down the hill and through the town centre. Continue out of the town towards Braintree and the unmarked entrance drive to Pitchards will seen on the right hand side (it's very discreet) almost immediately opposite the town's police station , between two red brick walls.

(From London)
Take the M11 to Bishop's Stortford/Stansted, then take A120 in an easterly direction, by-passing Braintree, and continue on the A131 towards Halstead. On entering Halstead, the entrance to Pitchards will be seen on the left hand side, after Chappel Hill, opposite the police station.


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10 January 2012


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