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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Asheldham, Southminster

Withdrawn from Market £950,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

A beautiful Grade II listed Oast House occupying a stunning rural setting set amid rolling Essex countryside and being sold with 3.5 acres with an additional 7 acres available by separate negotiation, offering an ideal situation for those with outdoor and equestrian interests. The property has been carefully transformed into a stunning four bedroom family home offering a wealth of character and architectural detail with well-balanced accommodation including three generous reception rooms, two conservatories and heated indoor swimming pool. Planning consents exists for a detached single storey 2 bedroom property within the grounds offering an ideal project for those looking to incorporate extended family members.

Despite its rural position the nearby village of Southminster is around a mile away providing an array of shops and amenities including a mainline train station connecting to London.

This stunning barn conversion was originally a collection of agricultural buildings made up of a magnificent C18th timber framed Essex barn and a characterful early C19th red brick Oast house, dairy and stables.

The buildings are beautifully arranged in a horseshoe shape with a wonderful south-facing courtyard at the centre and a range of outbuildings including a four car garage and a modern steel framed barn. The single storey sections, originally the Essex brick dairy and stables, are now four spacious bedrooms with two bathrooms on one side of the courtyard. To the other side is a well-appointed kitchen, with traditional farmhouse style wooden fitted cupboards, a tiled floor and fireplace housing a solid fuel Rayburn. This room leads to the pool house and the reception space which includes two large sitting rooms in the Essex barn section of the building providing two glazed sections overlooking the central courtyard. One of the sitting rooms has a wood burner, creating a cosy atmosphere, and a spacious dining area with an oak floor and open studwork. A split-level oak staircase takes you to the upstairs secondary sitting room, offering the potential to be used for a variety of different uses. Beyond is an additional games room or bedroom five. The indoor pool is a lovely addition to the house and includes full length windows divided by brick pillars, overlooking the courtyard. The property has been configured to allow for flexible living in picturesque surroundings. No onward chain.  

Lobby not measured 

Kitchen/breakfast room 22' 6" x 20' 0" (6.86m x 6.1m)  

Sitting/dining room 33' 2" x 16' (10.11m x 4.88m)  

Bedroom one 15' 11" x 15' 9" (4.85m x 4.8m)  

Ensuite 11' 8" x 5' 9" (3.56m x 1.75m)  

Bedroom four 12' 4" x 11' 3" > 9' 1" (3.76m x 3.43m)  

Bedroom three 12' 2" x 11' 3" > 9' 1" (3.71m x 3.43m)  

Bathroom 11' 7" x 6' 5" (3.53m x 1.96m)  

Bedroom two 16' 1" x 11' 7" (4.9m x 3.53m)  

First floor landing  

Sitting room 33' 5" x 16' (10.19m x 4.88m)  

Bedroom 5 16' 6" x 15' 7" (5.03m x 4.75m)  

Pool house 41' 6" x 14' 9" (12.65m x 4.5m)  

Four car garage 32' 4" x 16' 11" (9.86m x 5.16m)  

The outside From the lane a five bar gate gives entry to the property which opens into a sweeping gravel driveway where there is a traditional brick garage fitted with electric roller-shutter doors allow parking for up to four vehicles . The gardens surround the barn complex and are predominantly laid to lawn with mature shrubs and trees with retaining hedging and part post and mesh fencing. The grounds are being sold in two separate lots and can extend to around 3.5 acres with an additional 7 acres by separate negotiation. A further thirty acres of arable land could be purchased if required. To north of the site is a modern steel-framed barn with water and electricity connected.  

Where? The property is located in a rural position accessed from a country lane, stretching around a quarter of a mile from the nearest road, serving a cluster of other properties. The rural location is ideal for nature and walking enthusiasts offering both countryside and coastal enjoyment with wonderful far-reaching views over the Brook Valley. The nearby, historic, village of Tillingham and Southminster provides good local amenities including a primary school, two pubs a well-stocked village store, medieval Parish Church and mainline train station,. Further amenities can be found in the neighbouring areas of Burnham-On-Crouch, South Woodham Ferrers, Maldon and Chelmsford where there are a selection of both state and private schooling. The Dengie Peninsula is a largely agricultural area positioned between the Blackwater estuary and river Crouch. With its vast coastline the area is very popular for sailing and other water sports, particularly from the nearby maritime towns of Maldon and Burnham. The surrounding villages are home to a number of country pubs with often historic centres with pretty parish churches. 

Important information Council Tax Band - TBC
Services - We understand that mains water and electricity are connected to the property. Oil fired heating and private drainage.
Tenure - Freehold
EPC rating - Due to the property being Grade ll Listed, an EPC is not required. 

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
16 September 2016


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