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Hazeleigh

Guide Price £1,750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • SIX BEDROOMS
  • THREE RECEPTION ROOMS
  • GARDEN ROOM
  • FARMHOUSE KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM
  • THREE BATHROOMS
  • UNCONVERTED COACH HOUSE
  • TRIPLE BAY CART LODGE
  • APPROX 8.5 ACRES

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

PROPERTY SUMMARY

Beautiful Grade II listed Georgian fronted country house, situated within a parkland setting in all about 9.98 acres. The house dates to early C17th and extended in circa 17/18th and early 19th. The Georgian addition offers classically proportioned light and airy rooms, and seamlessly leads to the original house which offers well proportioned and versatile accommodation. In all, the house stands at 4114 sqft. The rooms comprise; decent size hallway with utility, and ground floor cloak/wc, butlers pantry, cloak/boot room, farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room that opens onto the garden room, dining room, drawing room and a Georgian reception hall. Whilst on the first floor the Georgian addition supplies two double bedrooms, within the original property there are three bedrooms on the first floor, two bathrooms and a further guest bedroom on the second floor with separate shower room. There is an extensive range of outbuildings including an unconverted coach house incorporating the plant room, two stables, store room and hayloft. There is also a triple bay cart lodge with attached wood store, impressive barn which has power and light connected and is being currently used as a machinery room/workshop. Outside the extensive grounds amount to approximately 8.5 acres, offering a stunning parkland setting. The majority of the grounds face south and west with a variety of established trees, such as beech, sycamore and oaks and a selection of fruit trees, outside heated swimming pool, and two natural ponds.

THE STORY

Soaking up the sunshine in the walled garden, strolling through the wildflower meadow or relaxing by the swimming pool - wherever they are at Hazeleigh Grange, Diane and Godfrey Chasmer often recall just how far their home has come.
They bought the exquisite period home 22 years ago, knowing they would completely renovate it and enhance it with a few touches of their own. Since then, it has become the home they always dreamed of.
"My husband was driving by and saw it was for sale," Diane explained. "He phoned the agent who said that as it was empty we were welcome to wander round the grounds.
"We came in and I just fell in love with it - it did need work but it was so beautiful and was everything I had ever wanted, a Georgian house, with a walled garden."

BEST OF ALL

Grade II Listed Hazeleigh Grange is, in fact, much older than it appears. At its heart is a house that dates back to at least 1647.
"It was originally a farmhouse and was extended and given a new façade in Georgian times when one of its farming owners became prosperous," Diane suggested.
Godfrey continued: "One end of the house is still very clearly 17th century, with its exposed oak frame and beams, lower ceilings and quarry tiles, while the other is more Georgian in style, with its high ceilings, dado rails and matching skirting boards."
And Diane added: "This does mean it offers the best of both worlds."

CHARACTER AND BEAUTY

It took five months of significant renovation before the Chasmers were able to move into their impressive new home.
Over the years since then they have continued to improve the magnificent six bedroom house, which sits in approximately 8.5 acres of its own beautifully maintained land and is approached via an impressive, sweeping driveway.
"We considered the character and the history of the building in everything we did," Diane said. "We stripped the beams and thought carefully about colours.
"We have also added an orangery in more recent years, which blends in beautifully, and is now our favourite place to sit. It gives us wonderful views and almost feels as if we are sitting right out in the garden."

SUPERB CHOICE

The property now encompasses so many different places to enjoy, depending on the occasion or the mood.
The atmospheric dining room, with its ornate fireplace and rich red walls, has been a splendid place to celebrate Christmas while the heated swimming pool has been a joy in the summer months.
"We have six bedrooms in total but currently use one as an office and another as my sewing room - it has been lovely to have the space to do that.
"Our master bedroom is just beautiful; it is very large and leads into a dressing room and shower room, which makes it feel quite self-contained."
The property also includes an unconverted coach house, which could possibly have other uses, and there is also a barn.

LEISURE AND PLEASURE

Hazeleigh Grange has been an exceptional home to the couple - and the perfect place to relax, welcome family and host special events.
"When we moved our children had already left home but our grandchildren have been born since we have been here and this has been a wonderful family home," she pointed out. "We have also had six weddings for various family members and friends - with marquees out on the lawn - as well as village barbecues and events for the church. This house has been enjoyed by lots of people!"
She added: "With a house like this you are really just the custodians for a time and for us it has not only been a privilege to live here but also to be able to share it with others.
"Living here has been the great pleasure I knew it would be - now it is time for someone else with the same enthusiasm we had to come along and enjoy it as much as we have done."


PICTURESQUE PLACE

Hazeleigh Grange is in a beautiful setting, surrounded by some 8.5 acres of its own land and close to other beautiful places to walk and ride.
"We have done a lot to the gardens in our time here," said Diane. "We have added planted 100's of trees and created many flower beds. We mow all of the fields apart from the wildflower meadow.
"This is a wonderful area to live; we are close to some good pubs and Maldon, which is lovely, is just three miles away. At the same time, we are just 15 minutes from Chelmsford and from there you can get straight into London.
"We have everything we need right here."


ACCOMMODATION

GROUND FLOOR ACCOMMODATION

An attractive early C19 portico creates a great first impression before you enter a generous reception hall, where stairs ascend the first floor and doors lead to both the drawing room, and dining room. The dining room has a dual aspect with French windows that overlook the grounds, polished wood flooring and an attractive marble fireplace with decorative tiled sleeves, set on a granite hearth. Across the hall is the drawing room which is of a similar proportion, again with a dual aspect with views over the grounds, a marble fireplace similar to the dining room with built in cabinets either side. Moving back into the hallway steps lead down to a bespoke farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room. The Shaker style fronted cabinetry is crowned with Corian work surfacing incorporating a matching island with storage cupboards beneath. A green Aga enclosed within a soft red brick chimney breast, whilst a heavily beamed ceiling with central tie beam is complemented with a quarry tiled floor. The kitchen offers wonderful views over the front grounds and driveway. A door from the kitchen leads to the second reception hall which again has a quarry tiled floor, exposed timbers and brickwork with a window and stable door. You will note to your right a butlers pantry, whilst in front is the utility room and ground floor cloak/wc. Moving to the rear of the property you will note on your right a cloak/boot room and stairs ascending the first floor, before you visit the sitting room. The sitting room shows the exposed timber frame and a soft red brick fireplace with alcove. The sitting room is open aspect to a wonderful garden room, perfect for family gatherings, taking in fantastic views over the garden. There are French doors that allow guests to spill out onto the sun terrace.








FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATION

There are two separate staircases. Accessing the first floor from the Georgian staircase, the spacious landing gives way to five good size double bedrooms with the principle bedroom having a dressing room and walk in wardrobe through to an en-suite shower. There is also a separate family bath/shower room that features a traditional cast iron roll top claw bath, and a separate tile shower cubicle. The Georgian addition supplies two good size bedrooms with high ceilings, and cast iron fireplaces. Completing the accommodation, the second floor comprises of a guest bedroom with vaulted ceiling and exposed timbers, and shower room.

SETTING THE SCENE

The property is approached through a pair of stone pillars that access gravelled tree lined driveway, which is flanked by a well tended grounds and approaches the house and the detached Grade II listed coach house with two traditional stables, which subject to all the usual planning consents and conditions would lend itself to conversion into ancillary/leisure accommodation. The current owners have constructed an impressive barn that is being currently used as a machinery store and workshop, and has power and light connected. There is an attached triple bay cart lodge with attached wood store. The superb grounds are laid to very well tended lawn, and interspersed with a variety of trees such as beech, sycamore and oak, as well as mature fruit trees thought to be the descendants from trees by James I. There is a variety of heavily stocked evergreens, perennials and roses lined to the front of an ancient wall. The ancient wall also flanks an outside swimming pool, which is heated via LPG, and offers al fresco dining, lounge areas and a small pool garden. The garden continues with a partially walled kitchen and herb garden, with four fruit and vegetable cages and a greenhouse with an irrigation system. The kitchen gardens are filled with a variety of herbs, fruit trees, vegetables and soft fruits. There are two natural duck ponds, both with weeping willows, and an attractive bridge from which you can feed the ducks.

WHATS NEARBY


Hazeleigh is a delightful hamlet to the market town of Maldon, and is approximately 3 miles to the south-west of Danbury. Maldon is famous for the Hythe, which is the home to many of the remaining Thames barges, and the district offers visitors a wide range of places to visit and activities to enjoy. Being one of the oldest recorded towns in Essex, a walk up the High Street to the crest of the town reveals many buildings whose brick facades conceal medieval timber frames. Maldon town offers a variety of shops and restaurants and public houses. Woodham Mortimer itself offers two public houses and a restaurant. The village of Danbury is within 2 miles offering a broader range of every day amenities as well as a library, dentist, sports and leisure centre including a gym. Quality schools in the area include a number of respected preparatory schools; Elm Green, Widford Lodge and St Cedds, Maldon Court and St Annes; sort after private schold include; New Hall, Felsted and Brentwood and Anglo-European and renowned grammar schools including, for boys, Colchester Royal Grammar School and King Edward V in Chelmsford, and for girls, Colchester County High School and Chelmsford County High School. Buses for the Colchester schools pick up outside the house.

WITHIN EASY REACH

There is easy and frequent access to London's Liverpool Street and Stratford stations via Chelmsford (9 miles) with a journey time to the City of approximately 38 minutes. Shenfield (20-25 minutes drive) offers an excellent alternative and will soon be connected to East and West London and to Heathrow Airport by CrossRail.

DIRECTIONS:

Leaving the A12 at junction 18 Take the A414/Maldon Road to Maldon. Proceed through the village of Danbury. At the roundabout where the A414 turns left to Maldon go straight over onto Burnham Road/B1010 and into the village of Hazeleigh. The property can be found on the right hand side.


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08 November 2016

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  • North Fambridge (4.1 mi)
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  • North Fambridge (4.1 mi)
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