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4 bedroom detached house for sale


Guide Price £3,400,000

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Bulphan Village 0.6 miles, Horndon on the Hill 2.5 miles, Brentwood 6 miles, Billericay 8.5 miles, Upminster 8.5 miles, City Airport 21 miles, London International Cruise Terminal 7 miles.

Combined Living
Approximately 5,600 sq ft accommodation

Approximately 26,700 sq ft

Main House
Impressive interior design, formal dining room, drawing room, AGA Kitchen/breakfast room, orangery, library, office/wine tasting room, service rooms & cellar.

Four double bedrooms, luxury period style bathrooms

Landscaped, immaculate formal gardens (mainly south facing)

Extensive cartlodge garaging with plans passed for a superior replacement.

Office, kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room, games/cinema room, services.

3 bedrooms, main with en-suite shower room and family bathroom

Lifestyle & Equestrian
Ring fenced acreage, 3 entry gates, impressive stable yard with 42 internal and external stables, solarium, 23 x 23m indoor school with cushion equestrian surface, 40 x 20 m outdoor manege, office and staff room with Sky TV, post and rail paddocks with water connected, extensive parking for horsebox, 3 phase connected.

Storage barns and 5 excellent units each with 3 phase connected, electric shutter doors, separate gated yard.

Entire premises with high tech security and recorded CCTV system in operation


The property is situated in a prime location for both the commuter and for schools of excellence, located on the periphery of Brentwood, in the district of Thurrock and with an Upminster postal address. The house is set in an attractive enclave of mainly country houses and farms to the east of Brentwood Road and Bulphan Village, being also in a country style lane bordering Doesgate Lane. The main and impressive entrance is through close boarded electric gates with a walled boundary providing maximum seclusion to the beautifully landscaped, mainly south facing gardens which adjoin neighbouring greenbelt and farmland with views across to Langdon Hill Country Park and Nature Reserve.

Bulphan village is located to the west of Brentwood Road where there is a semi -rural/country feel to the area with enjoyable hacking across to Bulphan Fen and also across to Laindon Hills in the opposite direction.

The area has rural ambience, yet is situated in the heart of greenbelt surrounded by the major trunk roads of A13, A127 and M25 with the Thames estuary and London International Freeport and cruise terminal within 7 miles.

The pleasant village of Bulphan is located approximately 3miles North West of Horndon on the Hill, containing nearly 300 inhabitants and 1651 acres of land descending westward to a rivulet and Bulphan Fen. The village offers good local facilities with an ancient church, local pub, C of E junior school.

More extensive shopping facilities are easily accessible for London's West End, Lakeside Thurrock and Bluewater all within 15 to 45 minutes' drive.

There are good major network links, overground rail links from West Horndon, Brentwood, Shenfield and Upminster, as well as underground rail links at Upminster.

The property is conveniently situated for some of the Country's best schooling, Bulphan has its own junior school and the list of grammar, European and private schools (in any direction) is endless. The most popular include

· Brentwood School (Brentwood)
· Ursuline Convent School (Brentwood)
· Anglo European School (Ingatestone)
· Peniel Academy (Brentwood)
· St Johns School (Billericay)
· The Coopers Company and Coborn School (Upminster)
· St Martins School (Brentwood)
· Westcliff High School (Grammar school)

Equestrian enthusiasts are in the hub of International venues with Norton Heath close by, the M25 is approximately 5 miles for easy access to Europe via International ports and Eurotunnel at Ashford in Kent.

The main house is a handsome yellow stock brick traditional Edwardian farmhouse (which is not listed) set beneath a Welsh slate roof, with its attractive architecture enhanced by its bay front elevation and the traditional bespoke orangery. The house has a charming approach with immaculate formal parking, enhanced with its courtyard Koi pond feature and the surrounding grounds have been totally overhauled and expensively landscaped to provide striped lawns, a water and duck pond with York stone features, tranquil seating areas, terraces and covered 'al fresco' bbq areas overlooking the paddocks.

The house is set away from the busy equestrian facilities and private studio/storage units, all of which have a separate entrance access, allowing the main house and its adjacent lodge house maximum privacy, whilst also enjoying their own private access through the impressive archway leading into the courtyard stabling.

The property has been refurbished over the past 3 to 4 years and its interior is an inspiration. Design was with the assistance of Hutchison Interior of Ingatestone, who have the ability to carefully and stylishly combine contemporary with classic, providing the exceptional results as depicted in the photographs. The house oozes quality with a country living ambience having French polished engineered oak flooring to the whole of the ground floor, French polished woodwork, period style radiators, elegant cornice to plain plastered ceilings (most with down lighting) and integrated Bose sound and entertainment system to the principal rooms (including bedrooms and bathrooms) with Sonos surround sound and the large framed mirrors above and the marble fireplaces in both the dining and drawing rooms transforming into HD flat screen TVs. Even the curtains in the drawing room have been designed to block the light for cinema room standard. Each TV further features the comprehensive CCTV system, computer and play stations. All the windows have been replaced with quality double glazed sash style windows. All mains services are connected to the property with various 3 phase points on the premises.

Ground Floor
The main entrance to the property is from its east elevation, off the main drive where there are steps up to the main hall which has been designed also to accommodate a quiet library and seating area with bespoke French polished book shelves. The highly polished quality oak flooring enhances the entrance where there is access to all the principal rooms and a door with steps down to the cellar. The entrance is also open plan to the family kitchen with a view right through to the orangery and with further open plan access and steps down to a super wine tasting room. The open plan arrangements allows for maximum sun rays into the rooms.

The formal dining and drawing rooms each have two separate access doors from either the entrance library hall or inner hall, allowing the entire ground floor to be a house for entertaining at its best. Both rooms have elegant marble fireplaces with black wrought iron baskets housing 'real flame' effect gas fires with the large flat screen TVs above cleverly concealed as framed mirrors when switched off.

These rooms further feature the bay window elevations which face west for sunsets, whilst the drawing room has windows to two further aspects.

The superb kitchen/breakfast room has a timeless feel with calming décor, an AGA oven, integrated quality appliances and plenty of space for the family size farmhouse table. Steps with open plan access lead from the kitchen down to the bespoke period style Orangery which offers a wonderfully quiet and warm area for seating, with direct access onto the 'scorching' south facing terraces with views across to the wild fowl pond and manicured lawns. The wine tasting room is another wonderful inspiration, overlooking the entrance courtyard and Koi pond feature with bespoke wine racks and champagne fridges, a traditional butler sink with dishwasher for glasses and décor to enjoy the 'spirit' of this room.

First Floor
French polished oak stairs with carpet treads and period style stair rods lead to a part galleried landing and the first floor accommodation, with the immediate impact of luxurious deep carpets and many cleverly designed quality features. Whilst technically there are four separate double bedrooms, our client has created a stunning master suite utilising one of the bedrooms as a 'show case' dressing room, which interlinks with the luxurious en-suite bathroom, stylishly combining a wet room style marble shower with the excellent period style features of a ball and claw freestanding bath, high level chain and pull WC and a traditional wash hand basin. This is replicated in the main bathroom but without a separate shower. Steps lead down to the main bedroom which has a classic fireplace, with the remaining bedrooms accessed from the landing.

Courtyard Garaging
The formal entrance has been designed and landscaped with specialist reinforced pressed concrete to provide a low maintenance cobble stone effect. There is a large open fronted barn adjacent to an attached store which has planning permission to replace with a superior garaging complex.

The area of outbuildings extends to approximately 26,700 sq ft and comprise the courtyard garaging as mentioned above, the extensive equestrian facilities and an enclosed storage yard with 5 individual units and a barn. The 3 larger units form part of the main barn which also incorporates the indoor riding arena and some of the internal stabling. These units offer the versatility of enlarging the indoor arena or an area in which to incorporate further stabling, subject to local authority approval.

The 5 units have their own separate high boarded entrance with a secure yard area. 3 units have electrically operated shutter doors, large enough to accommodate commercial size vehicles, with two smaller units, one part kitted to a studio/meeting room and each with electrically operated vehicle size shutter doors. Each unit has 3 phase connected. There is a further main storage barn of approximately 3000 sq ft

The Lodge
This is a detached and substantial size dwelling with combined officer and living accommodation. The lodge House was converted and is ideal for extended family members. The building has attractive black feather boarded barn style elevations on yellow stock brick piers to complement the main house, beneath a clay tiled roof. The property has been refurbished to a very good standard and can either be utilised as an entirely separate house or as extended accommodation to the main house.

Ground Floor
The main entrance face to the west with access into the reception hall and first of two ground floor cloakroom/WCs. Access leads to principal rooms with access to the entertainments/games room via the sitting room.

The current office could easily offer the versatility of a fourth bedroom or as a dining room, if preferred. This room overlooks the entrance courtyard for ease of operations. The kitchen/breakfast room is substantial in size with some integrated appliances, natural stone effect flooring and further benefits from its south facing elevation, with doors onto the terraces and views across the formal grounds. Double doors lead from the kitchen immediately to the sitting room where the stairs lead to the first floor accommodation. This room provides access to the excellent entertainments/drawing room with vaulted ceiling and attractive oak flooring. Two pairs of doors lead onto the south facing terraces and bbq area, making the room an ideal area for summer parties.

First Floor
The first floor accommodation has been created into the eaves, where there are varying ceiling heights with three separate good size bedrooms, each with differing views. One bedroom has an en-suite shower room and there is a further family bathroom.

Equestrian Facilities
The formal entrance to the equestrian facilities is via the main drive through an impressive archway, designed to accommodate horse boxes and trailers, with close boarded gates leading into the courtyard stable area. However the most used entrance is via secured gate in Doesgate Lane leading to the parking area near the outdoor manege. In total there are 42 internal and external boxes, including a barn which has 6 smaller pony size stables. The remaining stables are all suitable for horses.

The stabling offers a secure quadrangle style arrangements of buildings with separated gated vehicular access to the extensive parking area, where there is also the outdoor 40 x 20m arena and pole barn. An impressive entrance porch leads to the main office and staff room which is well equipped to include a plasma TV with Sky facility for the enjoyment of equestrian events, with plenty of space for work stations and settees. The room has glass panelling to the internal elevation overlooking the main internal block.

Within the central courtyard is access to the main barn which has been an excellent 23 sq m indoor riding arena with an equestrian cushion ride style surface and an area designated for a viewing gallery. Two separate sets of internal stables provide 7 and 14 box blocks whilst also incorporating the equine solarium.

There are numerous tack and storage rooms with plumbing for commercial size rug washers.

There are 14 to 15 external boxes in the courtyard, one of which has been converted to the guard dog kennelling and run.

All stables have automatic drinkers installed and the entire area is covered by CCTV.

There are approximately 16 acres (sts) split into 9 post and rail paddocks lying mainly to the south and west, with a wide vehicular (mud free) hard stand access to the main paddocks, each further having electric fencing and water connected.

Out client currently leases further grazing on the opposite side of Doesgate Lane. It may be possible to continue this arrangement but buyers would need to make their own enquiries and such arrangements cannot become conditional upon the purchase of The House with its freehold acreage of 15.85 acres (sts)

General Remarks
From Brentwood, proceed in a southerly direction straight over the A127 roundabout towards Orsett and Bulphan. After approximately 2.5 miles, turn left immediately before The Old Plough into Brentwood Road. Go round behind The Old Plough and continue until you see Doesgate Lane on your left. The property entrance lies just past Doesgate Lane on the left.

From London from M25 exist at A127 from Southend. Exit the A127 for Brentwood and Orsett. Take third exit on the roundabout for Orsett and Bulphan. After approximately 2.5 miles turn left immediately before The Old Plough into Brentwood Road. Go around behind The Old Plough and continue until you see Doesgate Lane on your left. The property entrance lies just past Doesgate Lane on the left.

All mains services connected and 3 phase connected to many outbuildings

Local Authority
Thurrock Council
Tel: 01375652652""

Council Tax
Main House Band G
The Lodge Band G
N.B The premises are currently used for private uses only and no commercial rates are currently applicable.

Potential purchasers will be required to provide proof of funds and ability to purchase strictly prior to viewing this property.

For further details please call 01621 840333

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
19 July 2011

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