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7 bedroom detached house for sale

Tolleshunt Knights

£1,595,000

Property Description

Key features

  • SEVEN BEDROOMS
  • EIGHT BATHROOMS
  • CINEMA ROOM AND GAMES ROOM
  • DOUBLE GARAGE
  • ANNEXE POTENTIAL
  • TWELVE ACRES (STMS), WITH STABLE BLOCK
  • TRANQUIL LOCATION WITH ESTUARY VIEWS
  • SHORT DRIVE TO MAINLINE STATION

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Property Summary

Krissimon Farm was constructed approximately five years ago, in an elevated and private setting, with stunning rural views across to Bradwell on Sea and the Blackwater estuary. Inside no expense has been spared throughout the extensive accommodation which is arranged over three levels and amounts to an impressive 5582 sq ft. Accommodation includes five en-suite double bedrooms in the main house, family bathroom, drawing room, cinema room and a kitchen/breakfast room with large utility. Ancillary accommodation consists of a large games room with two bedrooms and a bathroom above, ideal for a self-contained annexe. The first floor of the main house you will find four bedrooms, the second floor bedroom is currently used as a large office. Externally the 12 acres (STMS) are separated in two parts. Principal garden, woodlands double garage and lake amounting to four acres (STMS) whilst for equestrian enthusiasts there are a further eight acres (STMS) adjacent with a stable block.

The Story

From the moment they drove through the impressive wrought iron gates, Jane and Alan lost their hearts to Krissimon Farm. The exquisite Tudor-style country house had recently been completed and offered them everything they were seeking from their new family home."It was in an idyllic location, offering seclusion and views out across rolling farmland" says Alan. "I remember thinking the approach was stunning and then, when we stepped inside, the house itself was just beautiful." Jane also loved the wooded frontage, with its large oak trees: "I was struck by the house itself from the outside and then as we stepped through the great oak doors into the hallway I just thought: Wow!"

STUNNING VIEWS
Krissimon Farm was completed in 2011 and sits on land through which the Kelvedon and Tollesbury Light Railway once ran. Known locally as the Crab and Winkle Line, it was used by tourists, as well as those working at the Tiptree jam factory. The line closed to passenger traffic in 1951 but part of it was used for freight until 1962. "Our land starts where the old railway bridge is and you can still see the cutting where the trains would have passed through," Jane says. "This is a very beautiful location. On that first visit we walked through the house and couldn't believe the view. You can see over to the Blackwater Estuary. It just blew us away - there was nothing else like it"

EXQUISITE INTERIOR
The house itself was also perfect. Completed to an exceptional standard, the fixtures, fittings and décor were to their exact taste. "We did change one room, where the previous owners had a projector. We decided to keep it as a cinema room but to make it into a library too. We had floor-to-ceiling Neville Johnson shelves added and a painting commissioned for the wall: the shelves are now filled with books but if you want to settle down to a film you can draw the curtains and at the press of a button the room is transformed into a cinema". Walls and ceilings throughout the house have been kept off-white to serve as a backdrop to the couple's furniture and works of art: "The light walls enhance the calm feeling here," she adds. "They also offer wonderful contrast to the beautiful oak doors and floor."

RELAXING PLACE
Other highlights of the house include the bespoke kitchen, with its Karndean floor.
"I enjoy the kitchen so much - it is really nice having a kitchen that is both a good family room and a great social space. It is very much the heart of the house and with double doors opening on to the garden it is also lovely in the summer." There is always plenty of space for guests at Krissimon Farm. There are five bedrooms and seven bathrooms in the house. A further two bedrooms and a bathroom are situated above the snooker room, creating an area that can be a self-contained annexe in itself. "My favourite bedroom, however, is the one in the master suite, which has its own balcony. I love sitting out there in the morning at weekends, with the papers and a cup of coffee. The views are incredible and all you can hear is the sound of birds singing and gentle wind in the trees"

WELCOMING FRIENDS
The cinema room and games room have been magnificent spaces for parties. The drawing room is also a great entertaining space. "I had a university reunion here, with four families staying, and it was so nice being able to put everyone up in a bedroom with a bathroom. The men wandered over to the games room, the women sat out on the terrace chatting and the children watched films or flew their kites and played cricket outside," says Jane. "Our children have enjoyed having 12 acres of land to play in - I know they will miss that when we leave."

TRANQUIL SETTING
She and Alan will also miss living so close to nature - listening for woodpeckers and owls, and spotting deer. There are stables at Krissimon Farm that would be ideal for anyone wishing to keep horses and there is a lake, stocked with carp. Despite their tranquil surroundings, the family have found it easy to reach Colchester and Chelmsford, as well as stations with trains to London. They often spend time at the beach on Mersea Island.
"The first summer we were here we didn't go on holiday - we just wanted to enjoy being at home," says Jane. "Everything about this place is so lovely: the house has such large rooms, with high ceilings, that you always feel you have so much space, and the surroundings are so peaceful that you often feel as if you are living within your own country park"

Setting The scene

The property is approached via electronically controlled wrought iron gates mounted on brick piers. The immediate grounds extend to approximately four acres (STMS).
The gardens to both the front and to the rear are principally laid to very well-tended lawn, while there is a large sun terrace which abuts the building with central stairs leading to a further pea shingle pathway.
This pathway provides access to the lake jetty. An elegant sweeping driveway leads to a newly constructed double garage. Across the lane are a further eight acres (STMS) with a newly constructed stable block, which is ideal for any equestrian enthusiasts.
"We love spending time in the gardens: the front, which is more wooded, is my favourite but then I also love walking down to the lake at the back then stopping looking back towards the house, which is so elegant and impressive," says Jane.

Whats Nearby

Junction 23 off the A12 at Kelvedon is just five miles away, linking with the comprehensive motorway network of the southeast or indeed going deeper into rural East Anglia. Kelvedon and Witham railway stations provide a regular service to London Liverpool Street with a approximate journey time of 50 minutes, whilst Stansted Airport is 30 miles west ,catering for domestic flights and international destinations beyond. Also within easy reach there are many leisure pursuits including a number of local golf clubs - the Crowne Plaza Five Lakes Golf and Country Club is a five minute drive and, at the Essex coast you can enjoy extensive walks and bird watching, that include Mersea Island - for beaches, sailing and local seafood, Abberton Reservoir and its visitor centre and the sea wall walks and salt marshes at Salcott, Tollesbury and Goldhanger.

Within Easy Reach

The large village of Tiptree to the west offers a good range of local independent stores, together with larger supermarkets Tesco and Asda, as well as the world renowned Tiptree Jam Factory. The historic town of Colchester is to the north and provides a comprehensive range of commercial entertainment and shopping amenities, while Tollgate Retail Park is to the west at the junction of the A12.

How to get there

Leave the A12 junction 24 signposted Kelvedon and merge onto the B1024, at the roundabout, then continue forwards on the B1024. Take the next left onto the B1023 signposted Tiptree and Maldon, at the next mini-roundabout branch right, then at mini-roundabout turn left onto Church Road B1023 signposted Tolleshunt Darcy. At the mini-roundabout continue forward onto Church Road - B1023, then at the next mini-roundabout bear left onto Brook Road, take the second right onto Rectory Road and take the first right onto Blind Lane. Take the first left onto Honeypot Lane where the house can be found on the left hand side.


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