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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Vicarage Road, Finchingfield

Under Offer £875,000

Property Description

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Period property in rural Essex with income potential

A rare opportunity to acquire a period home set in approximately 5 acres with holiday accommodation, equestrian facilities and carp lake.

Situation
The Lake House is set in a private rural position largely surrounded by open countryside within a courtyard style setting between the villages of Finchingfield and Great Bardfield in Essex. The picturesque village of Finchingfield is located approximately 2 miles north of the property. Towns in the locality include Braintree 8 miles, Chelmsford 21 miles miles, Colchester and 26 miles.

Although in a rural location the property is 10 miles south west of Stansted Airport and the M11.

Description
The Lake House provides both owners accommodation together with additional accommodation in the form of a linked annexe to the main house, separate holiday cottage and separate studio, together with established equestrian facilities and an attractive carp lake extending to approximately 1.8 acres. The business is run on a relatively low key basis primarily providing holiday accommodation to fishermen.

The Lake House
An attractive character property providing the following accommodation:

Kitchen/breakfast room with separate stairs to first floor level with cloakroom and bedroom with en-suite shower. Dining room and family room linking to the annex. On the first floor is the master bedroom with en-suite facilities.

The Annexe
With the benefit of access from The Lake House if required as ancillary accommodation, but also has the benefit of independent access. The accommodation comprises of kitchen/diner, sitting room, bedroom, bathroom and separate cloakroom.

Holiday Cottage
Situated across the courtyard from The Lake House the cottage provides self-contained accommodation with kitchen, sitting room, bedroom and bathroom.

The Studio
Situated between The Lake House and the stables a self-contained studio of timber construction providing self-contained accommodation with kitchen, sitting room, bedroom and shower room.

Outside
The property has the benefit of a former agricultural building which has been converted into workshops and stores with access off the courtyard.

Behind The Lake House there is a private terrace with access to the fishing lake and paddocks.

Equestrian Facilities
The stable block comprises three stables, tack room, feed room, toilet and hay barn, which has the benefit of separate access from The Lake House.

Carp Lake
Extending to approximately 1.8 acres, a mature carp lake stocked with carp and tench which has the benefit of a water supply abstracted from the adjacent stream. The lake also has the benefit of otter fencing.

The Business
The holiday cottage is currently used as a holiday let and marketed on www.cottages4you.com. The current owners have not maximised the potential from letting either the annex or the studio. Potential charge out rates are set out below:

Annexe - £80 to £100 per night
Holiday Cottage - £60 to £80 per night
The Studio - £50 to £60 per night

The business has the potential to generate between £30,000-£40,000 per annum.

Planning
The Local Planning Authority have indicated that the stable block could be converted to further holiday accommodation if required.
 

Hallway not measured 

Family room 30' 4" max x 15' 2" max (9.25m x 4.62m)  

Lobby not measured 

Dining room 20' 5" x 12' 6" (6.22m x 3.81m)  

Kitchen/breakfast room 15' 6" x 15' (4.72m x 4.57m)  

Lobby not measured 

Sitting room 14' 6" x 11' 8" (4.42m x 3.56m)  

Kitchen/diner 14' 6" x 14' 4" (4.42m x 4.37m)  

Ground floor bedroom 10' 6" x 10' 2" (3.2m x 3.1m)  

Ground floor bathroom 7' 2" x 5' 8" (2.18m x 1.73m)  

Cloakroom not measured 

Bedroom one 13' 2" x 10' 5" (4.01m x 3.18m)  

En suite 10' 2" x 6' 6" (3.1m x 1.98m)  

Bedroom two 11' 7" x 10' 9" (3.53m x 3.28m)  

Annexe  

Bedroom 10' 9" x 6' 9" (3.28m x 2.06m)  

Kitchen/sitting room 14' 3" x 9' 8" (4.34m x 2.95m)  

Shower room not measured 

Holiday let  

Bedroom 10' 9" x 9' 7" (3.28m x 2.92m)  

Kitchen/sitting room 15' 7" x 13' 4" (4.75m x 4.06m)  

Hallway not measured 

Bathroom not measured 

Outbuildings  

Workshop 18' 9" max x 9' 5" (5.72m x 2.87m)  

Store 1 12' 8" x 9' 3" (3.86m x 2.82m)  

Store 2 11' 7" x 9' 3" (3.53m x 2.82m)  

Workshop 27' 6" x 9' 4" (8.38m x 2.84m)  

Garden store 27' 6" x 9' 9" (8.38m x 2.97m)  

Bathroom not measured 

Haybarn 20' 9" x 9' 8" (6.32m x 2.95m)  

Stable 15' 6" x 11' 2" (4.72m x 3.4m)  

Stable 15' 6" x 11' 2" (4.72m x 3.4m)  

Tack room  

Stable not measured 

wc 11' 5" x 5' 4" (3.48m x 1.63m)  

Feed room 11' 5" x 10' 2" (3.48m x 3.1m)  

The outside The property is approached through a pair of electrically operated double timber gates opening to a shingle courtyard providing a substantial amount of parking with a front area of lawn incorporating a feature pond. The courtyard allows access to the main house, both holiday cottages, and a range of unconverted studio rooms offering scope for development, subject to the necessary permissions. There is a central arch dividing the main house and holiday cottage leading to an enclosed terrace seating area. To the eastern part of the grounds is a detached annexe with adjacent storage shed. A track leads to a detached stable block comprising 3 loose boxes, hay barn, feed store, tack room and wc facilities with a concrete yard area to the front. The paddocks are positioned beyond the stable block and provide a medium gradient towards to the lake. We understand the lake is stocked with Carp and extends to around 1.8 acres with a wooden lodge. We understand our clients allow guests to fish the lake by prior appointment. There is a secondary drive positioned to the eastern boundary leading to the top section of the grounds and therefore offering independent access to the stable block, annexe and lake. In total the property occupies grounds of around 5 acres.  

Where? The property is set in a private, rural position largely surrounded by open countryside within a courtyard style setting, between the villages of Finchingfield and Great Bardfield. The picturesque village of Finchingfield is located approximately 2 miles north of the property and is a thriving village with a population of around 1400 people. The village is situated at the crossroads of the B1057, linking Dunmow and Haverhill and the B1053 linking Braintree and Saffron Walden. Nearby population centres include Thaxted 6.5 miles to the south-west and Braintree 8 miles to the south-east. Stansted airport is approximately 10 miles to the south-west. Braintree and Stansted airport offer direct railway links to London Liverpool Street. Further train services are available from Audley End, Bishops Stortford and Elsenham. The village offers a range of local shops, a post office, pubs, parish church and a village primary school. Local buses connect the village to nearby towns and surrounding villages with school bus services linking to Tabor secondary school in Braintree, Helena Romanes secondary school at Great Dunmow and the County High School in Saffron Walden. 2 miles to the south of the property is the popular village of Great Bardfield which offers a further range of amenities and an active local community. 

Important information Council Tax Band - F
Services - We understand that mains water and electricity are connected to the property. Oil fired heating and private drainage. Wood burner heating to studio.
Tenure - Freehold
EPC rating - House - F

Fenn Wright for themselves and the Vendor of this property whose Agents they are, give notice that:

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Photographs taken: June 2016
Particulars prepared: June 2016

*Safety Note to Fishery Buyers*
Please ensure care is taken when viewing and walking near to lakes and areas of water. Do not walk close to the edge of waterways, and ensure children are supervised at ALL times.
Lakes, Ponds & Rivers can be very dangerous so THINK SAFETY FIRST!



 

Agents note Tenure & Possession
The property is offered for sale freehold as a whole with vacant possession on completion.

Fixtures, Fittings & Stock
The sale includes fixtures and fittings and fish stocks within the lakes. Fenn Wright are not liable in any way for the quality or quantity of the fish stocks, nor any death or disease that may affect such stocks. Purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the quality and quantity of the fish stocks prior to purchase.

Rights of Way & Easements
There is a public footpath which runs through part of the property between the stables and the lake.

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing Rights of Way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and electricity supplied in other rights obligations, easements, quasi-easements and restrictive covenants or all existing proposed wayleaves for masts, staves, cables, drains, water and gas and other pipes, whether referred to in these particulars or not.

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Measurements
Any areas, measurements or distances referred to as approximate are given as a guide and are not precise. If such details are fundamental to a purchase, purchasers must rely on their own enquiries.
 

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Added on Rightmove:
17 October 2016

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  • Braintree (7.0 mi)
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20 Duke Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1HL

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Nearest station

  • Braintree (7.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Fenn Wright, Signature Home Sales South Essex

20 Duke Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1HL

01245 930062 Local call rate

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