6 bedroom detached house for saleGraces Lane, Little Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex
- Period family home
- 6 Bedrooms
- 3 Reception Rooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- Swimming Pool
- All weather Tennis Court
- About 13 Acres
Great Graces is situated along an attractive lane in an elevated situation with far reaching views over the surrounding countryside and The Chelmer Valley. The property is Grade II listed and comprises just over 5,000 sq ft of accommodation.
On the ground floor, the entrance porch leads to the front door which opens onto an attractive hall, from where access is given to the spacious drawing room with bay windows. Beyond is the stunning orangery, facing due west and enjoying views towards Chelmsford and beyond. Also accessed off the hall is the kitchen/breakfast room offering a delightful country feel with exposed wooden beams and a full range of kitchen units incorporating a four door (oil fired) Aga with (calor gas) companion. Also situated on the ground floor is a family room, study and utility room. On the first floor is the master bedroom suite with bathroom, the main guest suite with en suite facilities, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom. The main staircase rises up to the second floor which comprises a further bedroom suite, additional bedroom and the loft/attic space. From the ground floor steps descend to the basement which incorporates a secondary study, storage cupboard, gun room and a wine cellar.
The owners have consulted the local councils Listed Buildings Officer and it has been established that the council may be sympathetic towards the stable block in the main courtyard being converted to an annex (subject to obtaining the necessary planning permission) should any purchaser need to create more accommodation.
Great Graces is located in the village of Little Baddow on the edge of a Nature Conservation Zone and a Special Landscape Area. The attractive Essex village of Danbury lies 1.5 miles to the south and provides a choice of shops including a Co-op and Tesco as well as other facilities such as a bank, surgery, dentist, delicatessen and an excellent range of traditional public houses. Great Graces is close to the renowned Elm Green Preparatory School, also two other primary Schools, a pre-school and playgroups in the area. Some 3 miles away towards Chelmsford, there is a park and ride providing local transport service into Chelmsford town centre and the railway station. There is an excellent mainline train service from Chelmsford taking approximately 37 minutes into London Liverpool Street.
Chelmsford itself provides a cosmopolitan range of shops and restaurants together with a choice of both state and private schooling. The area surrounding the property will be of great appeal to the outdoor enthusiast with many bridleways, cycle ways and footpaths with a vast expanse of Essex Wildlife Trust and National Trust Woodland.
The property comprises a fantastic indoor swimming pool, an all weather tennis court, a range of outbuildings and garaging as well as beautifully manicured gardens, attractive parkland and well managed woodland.
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