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5 bedroom property for sale

Fobbing

£3,350,000

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Tenure: Freehold

The Story

When the owners of the house at Whitehall Farm sit around their swimming pool with friends and family, enjoying the glorious Essex sunshine, they know that they have a perfect home.
"When we were kids we used to ride our horses here, and we always said that in the future, if we had enough money, we would buy the house," one of them explained.
They have now lived in the Georgian-style property for 10 years. Whitehall Farm was originally two 17th century manor houses, which have been brought together into one larger home.
"After moving in, we converted it into an equestrian centre - there used to be four horses, but we now have 47," he said.
The 24 acres of land contain stables, an indoor arena, fishing lakes, a caravan site, games room, swimming pool, barbecue and bar area, as well as a converted barn which can be used as a guest cottage.
"This is a house for entertaining, meeting new people and enjoying yourself," he added. "It's a lifestyle."

DARLING BUDS OF MAY
The interior has been decorated in a modern, Georgian style with neutral colours, elegant cornices and eye-catching features, such as the grand chandelier hanging over the staircase.
"The kitchen is probably my favourite room to spend time in. It's so big, with a conservatory, and feels sociable - you are aware of everyone coming and going."
The house has been a hub of activity over the last decade, with friends and family enjoying all it has to offer - from relaxing summer parties to large barn dances. And it has also been a wonderful family home.
"When I bought it, it was like The Darling Buds of May, with all of the children living in houses around the farmhouse," he described.
"In the evening, we'd all have a barbecues together, and we kept animals, chickens - it was perfect, to collect your own fresh eggs in the morning."

KING OF THE CASTLE
A veranda stretches around the house, which the owners have enjoyed relaxing on with a glass of wine, overlooking the fields and making the most of their 360 deg views.
"It's one of the best locations in the area. We get a lot of visitors who had no idea Whitehall Farm was here, and their jaw drops to the floor as they come through the gates, especially because of the view, and its location on top of a hill - I can see the sun setting, or the rain coming in from miles away."
On bonfire night, the family enjoy watching fireworks displays as they burst into colour across the town below. And at night, with the house illuminated in a violet colour, Whitehall Farm sits atop Basildon as a beacon of light.
"It's a dream house, in every respect," he said. "I think it's one of the biggest houses in the area - it feels more like a country estate. Just five minutes from Basildon, but when you're here, it feels a million miles away."

RURAL IDYLL
Both local train stations are very close to Whitehall Farm; Pitsea is half a mile away, with just a 20-minute walk, and Basildon station only a 25-minute walk.
Despite being so well-connected, the nearby historic village of Fobbing is in a conservation area - walking through its pretty cottages and visiting the local pub feel like travelling back in time.
And the property's land itself is a tranquil oasis of nature, with barn owls, ducks and Canada geese visiting the fishing lake.
"We have amazing wildlife, but it's so peaceful that you don't realise until you sit here, watching it," he said.
Every day, his wife walks her dog around the land, and rides her horses, while her husband relaxes by

Accommodation

TGROUND FLOORACCOMMODATION
The main house offers three principle reception rooms plus a kitchen/day room, utility and cloak room.

FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATION
The first and second floor completes this large family home with five bedrooms, the master benefitting from a full size walk in wardrobe and en-suite.
Two doubles located on the first floor also benefiting from an en-suite each, whilst the fourth and fifth share the final bathroom on the second floor. Total accommodation is approaching 4,800 sqft.

ANNEXE
This one bedroom detached cottage is perfect for either the older relative to be close by, the younger relative who has yet to fly the nest or even a staff member, an Au Pair or stable hand/groom.
Comprising one large double bedroom, a shower room and a wonderful open plan kitchen/dining/living area. It is located off of the rear aspect, between the main house and the yard itself.

EXTERNAL
Included within the sale are 24 acres (subject to land survey), the house and all facilities are very conveniently placed quite central to the rather square plot. Within the facilities are two outdoor ménages, one indoor ménage, storage barns, tack rooms, 52 stables, wash box facilities, workshops and offices. The land is segregated into numerous summer and winter turnout fields, but also contains a large car park, lorry/trailer park, caravan site and two fishing lakes.

Setting The Scene

Conveniently situated for vehicular access to the A127, within Fobbing, Essex, this large detached residence offers the complete equestrian facility perfect as a professional yard or business. Sitting within land of approximately 24 acres, with more available by separate negotiation, this wonderful property will make a great lifestyle purchase.

What's Nearby ()

Situated within a mile of the Five Bells roundabout on the A127, the property's value resides within London Gateway World Shipping Port and Logistics Park, only 30% complete, it makes this property a great long term investment. Lakeside shopping centre is also within easy reach and the A127 makes access towards London and the M25 very efficient.

How To Get There

Coming from the A127/Five bells roundabout head towards Fobbing down the High Road. The Highroad is lined with homes along your right hand side and a single track road on your left, take the left hand turn down the hill between the fields either side. The only property at the end of the lane is Whitehall Farm.

SAT NAV
For those with satellite navigation the postcode is SS17 9HN


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30 June 2015

Nearest stations

  • Basildon (1.9 mi)
  • Pitsea (2.1 mi)
  • Laindon (2.7 mi)
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Chewton Rose, West Essex

232 High Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 1ET

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232 High Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 1ET

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Nearest stations

  • Basildon (1.9 mi)
  • Pitsea (2.1 mi)
  • Laindon (2.7 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Chewton Rose, West Essex

232 High Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 1ET

020 8012 1504 Local call rate

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