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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Guithavon Valley, Witham, CM8

Guide Price £1,500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 1640 built with a Georgian Facade
  • 4215 square feet with five bedrooms
  • Extensively restored over recent years
  • Private grounds measuring 2.4 acres
  • Large detached Mill Barn (1332 sqft)
  • Private river frontage and mill pond
  • Short walk to mainline station (City of London 40 mins)
  • Chain free

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The House
This timber-framed former Mill House has been meticulously restored by the current owners over recent years. The result of this significant investment is that its next owners will enjoy an authentic period home but with manageable running costs and upkeep.

The house totals 4125 square feet including living accommodation on three levels and a cellar beneath. Appealing features include double-hung sash windows (many with sympathetic secondary glazing), restored ornate fireplaces (some open, some decorative and others with gas burners), oak floors, panelled walls, traditional cast iron radiators, high ceilings and a charming hand-crafted secret staircase.

Many of the principal rooms take light from two aspects, enjoying views across the gardens and river to the front. The kitchen/breakfast room has been fitted with bespoke units that include granite surfaces, a range cooker, a chopping block, a boiling water tap, fridge drawers and a wine fridge within a central island. There are two reception rooms on the raised ground floor - a beautifully proportioned dining room with the previously mentioned panelled walls and a dual aspect sitting room.

The substantial master-suite has its own fireplace with a gas burner, a walk-through dressing room with extensive fitted wardrobes and a large en-suite bathroom. The four remaining bedrooms are arranged over two floors and these share an additional bathroom and shower room between them. The first-floor landing has been fitted with book shelves and dwarf cupboards to create a study area that has a delightful view of the garden and river.

Beneath the property there are a series of cellar rooms which include a light and usable garden room. These rooms have ground level access to-and-from the rear garden towards the pond.

The Grounds
The grounds total 2.4 acres making this an extremely large plot given its location close to the town centre. As the site plan shows, the grounds still include the original Mill Pond and what was the original river prior to its diversion in the mid 1900’s. Two wooden bridges cross the river and the garden is almost entirely private, making this an exciting adventure space for youngsters and a beautiful venue for adults to entertain.

To the rear of the house there is a south-facing patio overlooking the beautiful Mill Pond. At the front a large driveway and parking is approached via an electric gate. The grounds were also renovated and have been carefully looked after since. This included a recent dredging of the river and Mill pond plus extensive maintenance on many of the impressive trees (some of which are protected). At the far end of the grounds is a separate formal garden and a second entrance from the road.

The handsome Mill Barn was detached from the house by the previous owners and provides useful storage. Subject to planning could also be adapted for other uses. There is also a large poly-carbonate greenhouse.

The Old Mill House is found in the Guithavon Valley, a leafy residential street between Witham High Street and mainline train station. As such the house is very well positioned for those who commute the City of London (journey time to London Liverpool Street 40 minutes). The nearby A12 and A120 provide access to Colchester, Chelmsford and Stanstead Airport. Witham High Street includes all necessary day-to-day amenities.

Points to Note
• This timber framed property is Grade Two Listed and is of Architectural or Historic Interest, as such no energy performance assessment has been carried out.
• Renovation works include extensive new heating and plumbing systems throughout (there are two new gas boilers in the cellar), new electrics (there are extensive plug sockets) and the timber within the walls and floors has been exposed and treated.
• A high specification camera and alarm system has been fitted.
• The property is in council tax band G.
• The furthest area of garden (measuring 0.3 of an acre) is subject to an overage agreement in the event of development. Please ask the agent for details.
• The property is located within Braintree District Council.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
17 November 2016


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