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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Witham, Essex

Offers Over £900,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Four Bedroom 16th Century Hall Hosue
  • 3,000 Sq. Ft.
  • Four Acres Of Grounds
  • Potential To Acquire A Further 12 Acres
  • Stable Block Of Seven Stables
  • Planning Permission To Convert Stable Block Into A Two Bedroom Annexe
  • Gated Entrance

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The property is a fine example of a late 16th Century Hall House, Listed as Grade II and offering approximately 3,000 sq. ft. of living accommodation set in four acres of grounds with the potential of acquiring a further twelve acres of land. There is also planning permission granted to convert the existing stable block into a good sized two bedroom annexe.

Property ref: 121_2184_3733740

Reception Hall 
Featuring the original exposed brick flooring, much of the exposed timber frame displayed, and oak staircase rising to the first floor landing. An external door to a Yorkstone courtyard terrace which features a natural well and pump.

Living Room 
18' " x 17' 4" (5.56m x 5.28m) This charming room is divided by an impressive 8ft mellow brick chimney breast with open fireplaces to either side, one with decorative log/multi fuel burner, with deep oak Bressummer. The oak floor incorporates hatch access and stairs to a good size wine cellar of standing height. Heavily exposed timbers to the ceiling and either side of the fireplace. Triple aspect with views to the front, side and rear and French doors leading to an east and south facing terrace.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 
20' 5" x13' 6" (6.22m x 4.11m) This lovely farmhouse style kitchen is the heart of the house and fitted with a range of antique pine cabinets with matching working surfaces inset with a deep butler sink and matching pine dressers. The chimney breast with Delf tiling, houses a two oven oil fired Aga. The kitchen incorporates a traditional walk-in pantry with a window, slate cold shelves and numerous shelving areas with space for chest freezer, etc. Ample room for a central table and chairs and attractive flagstones to the floor. Access through to a rear lobby. From the kitchen leading through to a:

Formal Gardens 
Lie mainly to the east and west of the property with south and east facing terraces with the addition of the internal courtyard between the main house and east wing with natural well and pump. Boiler House/Drying Room/Log Store: Housing the oil fired boiler with log store area.

Former Granary 
Lie mainly to the east and west of the property with south and east facing terraces with the addition of the internal courtyard between the main house and east wing with natural well and pump. Boiler House/Drying Room/Log Store: Housing the oil fired boiler with log store area.

Located on the lower landing, with low level toilet and some fine exposed timbers.

Secondary Hall 
Stairs and door access leading to Bedroom Two and Bathroom. Incorporates a range of cupboards and a window facing east with views across the grounds.

Bedroom 2 
17' 5" x 16' 2" (5.31m x 4.93m) The measurement incorporates the dormer window with double storage cupboards either side. Window overlooking the stabling and yard area, access to laundry chute a most attractive second double room.

Secondary Staircase 
With window facing north, leading to-

Attic Room 
18' 3" x 14' (5.56m x 4.27m) Would make an ideal study/home office or guest bedroom. Access to eaves storage.

The grounds extend to approximately one acre with the potential to acquire a further twelve acres

Stable Block 
Stable block of seven stables. Planning permission has been obtained to convert the existing stable building to a good sized two bedroom annexe.

Bedroom 3 
11' 4" x 9' 9" (3.45m x 2.97m) This room also enjoys the floor to ceiling exposed red brick fireplace with a ledge and brace door leading to walk-in dressing room. (the walk-in dressing room was originally part of the landing) . Open plan access to-

Dressing Room 
Incorporating cupboards, a window facing east with view across grounds, bathroom and steps down to –

Bedroom 4 
12' 9" x 7' (3.89m x 2.13m) Includes entrance recess, high ceiling with exposed timbers to one wall area, radiator and a fitted wall mounted sink and wardrobe cupboard.

Breakfast Room 
16' 7" x 11' 6" (5.05m x 3.51m) Exposed timbers to ceiling, oak panelling to part walls and oak flooring. Access leads to-

Laundry Room 
14' 4" x 7' 9" (4.37m x 2.36m) With an external stable door to the courtyard and useful laundry chute from the first floor. This area is fitted with wood base cupboards with work top areas, deep butler sink and shelving. Built-in storage cupboards to include the airing cupboard.

Attached East Wing 
This wing is accessed from the rear of the main entrance hall where there are two further rooms which could be used as an annexe, office suite or additional living accommodation.

11' 8" x 11' 8" (3.56m x 3.56m) Door leading to the exterior. The room features exposed brick to one wall to include fireplace recess and oak floor. These two rooms are currently used as a further sitting room and formal dining room.

First Floor Landing 
Features part of the exposed red brick chimney breast, exposed timbers. Door and stairs to the attic room and a split level landing with steps leading to the upper landing. The layout of the bedrooms currently provides four bedroom areas plus a large attic room and two bathrooms. Currently, Bedroom Three (as described) has been closed off from the landing and serves as a dressing room/bathroom to Bedroom One. This could easily be converted back to a bedroom area if required.

Master Bedroom 
18' 1" x 17' 2" (5.51m x 5.23m) A well proportioned room with good ceiling height featuring much of the exposed timbers and the 8ft deep x 8ft wide red mellow brick chimney breast with oak bresummer and fireplace recess. Points for wall lights. Double aspect with views across the grounds and the stable yard and access to the side of the fireplace leads to:

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12 June 2015

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