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5 bedroom house for sale

Lea Lane, Great Braxted, CM8 3EP

Fixed Price £1,500,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

Modern mansion as contemporary country home with separate annexe, office suite and 10 acres.

Conveniently located to reach the A12, Stansted Airport and the main railway line into Liverpool Street. London
Wickham Bishops 2.2 miles, A12 (Junction 23)
Witham 3 miles, Witham station 3.5 miles,
Chelmsford 13 miles, Colchester 13 miles,
Stansted Airport 23 miles.

Orangery style reception area, Atrium entrance hall, Kitchen/breakfast room, Utility room, 2 ground floor cloakrooms, Garden room, Superb lounge with 3m high ceilings, Dining room, First floor galleried landing, Master bedroom suite with en suite bathroom with dressing room, 2 further spacious bedrooms, Family bathroom with shower, second floor landing,2 further bedrooms, shower room. Enormous attic space suitable for playroom.

Separate courtyard annexe with double bedroom, kitchen & shower.

Self- contained barn office suite divided into three separate units with cloakroom facilities and air conditioning and fully wired for networking.

Outbuildings included industrial/agricultural unit of 2400sq.ft

EPC rating C

About10 Acres of fenced paddocks

Designed and built by the present owners and constructed approximately 15 years ago, West Hall is an outstanding example of a contemporary country home situated in semi-rural setting on the outskirts of the popular village of Great Braxted. Arranged over three floors and designed with Queen Anne style frontage, the property is approached via a glazed reception area leading directly to a spacious atrium entrance hall with galleried landing. The English limestone tiling comes from Lincoln Cathedral`s quarry with Cumbrian green slate slips. The Kitchen/breakfast room to the left is fitted with bespoke units with granite work surfaces and terracotta tiled floor, and has a full complement of Miele equipment.

From here access can be gained to the utility room and the double glazed garden room with vaulted ceiling and French doors which open onto the south facing garden terrace. To the right of the entrance hall are the two principle reception rooms which can be used independently or as one room by opening the American white oak double dividing doors. These two elegant rooms have dual aspect windows giving ample light, wonderful sunset views and have extended three meter ceilings heights, a most unusual feature of a modern property. The ground floor has underfloor heating and the bathroom and garden room have electric underfloor heating.

The first floor comprises the master bedroom suite with dressing area and en suite shower room with his and hers basins and marble vanity, Matki shower and heated towel rail.
Across the galleried landing are two double bedrooms and a family bathroom with separate shower. Stairs from the landing lead to the second floor providing two further bedrooms, full size shower room with toilet. The enormous loft space provides giant attic storage space and can easily be further accommodation, playroom or home entertainment centre.


The limestone terrace to the rear of the house leads to a heated swimming pool, whilst the remainder of the formal gardens comprise easily managed shrub boarders and lawns to both front and rear, pergola terrace area, pond and the paddocks. The main entrance is a secure driveway with security electric gates and entry phone system. There is ample parking for several vehicles, double garage and main courtyard. 11 KW Solar Panels have recently been installed for energy saving.


Great Braxted is located close to Tiptree and Wickham Bishops in Essex between Chelmsford and Colchester. Tiptree and Maldon provide the widest range of shops, super markets, medical facilities and all forms of entertainment and restaurants. Braxted has easy access to the A12 and the main line railway service into London`s Liverpool Street from Witham station (Average journey time 45 minutes). Riding and sailing facilities are all close by. Maldon on the Blackwater has Promenade Park with its splash park, play structures and picnicking. More extensive commercial, entertainment, shopping and leisure facilities can be found in Witham, Colchester and Chelmsford. Both Stansted airport and M11 motorway are both accessible via A120. There is a wide range of schooling in the area, both state and private as well as the property being in catchment for Great Totham primary school.


Located within the grounds are further buildings. The first is an office suite from where the existing owners run their own business interests, and is wired with Cab5 networking for 8 workstations, phone, fax and WIFI connections and fully air conditioned. The Annex provides ideal accommodation for staff, visiting guest or family members. It is independent with comfortable double bedroom, galley kitchen and shower w/c. The industrial workshop unit of 2400sq.ft is robustly steel framed, fully wired with mains water adjacent. High top doors give easy access to HGVs.

NOTE: An immediately adjacent 3-bedroom bungalow is a separate title and valuable tenanted property. This can be available by the separate or integrated negotiation but a first offer sale option will be provided to the purchaser of West Hall.

Local Authorties: Maldon District Council – 01621 892821 Essex County Council (08457430430)

Services: Mains water and electricity. Private dranage. Oil-fired central heating.
LPG Tanks for fireplaces.

Travelling towards Colchester north along the A12, exit at junction 22 signposted Rivenhall. At the next T junction turn right into Lea Lane and after exactly 1 mile West Hall can be found on the left.

Elegant Dining Room - 18'8" (5.69m) x 14'9" (4.5m)
Well lit with a beautiful large arched double sash combination window (west), further side window to conservatory. Feature pine fireplace and surround selected from the original 1830 cottage, inset with slate with open grate, currently housing a gas real-flame fire. High ceiling with decorative cornice and down lighters. Personal door to hall. Under floor heating.

SPACIOUS FAMILY KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM - 22'2" (6.76m) x 20'8" (6.3m)
The breakfast area with the three stone mullioned triple sash windows (north). Space for breakfast table. The kitchen: window to rear to swimming pool (South), fitted with cream-fronted kitchen units with pewter furniture and granite work surfaces comprising inset double bowl stainless steel sink unit with dishwasher, drawers and cupboards beneath. Within the work surface is the ceramic hob, chimney above with extractor. To the right and adjoining area of work surface, with cupboards and drawers beneath. Above as a wicker basket, and a built in combi oven microwave with cupboard above.To the right, a classic double oven with main super fan oven and plate warmer, drawer and kick space heater beneath, cupboard above. The feature island unit on two levels has granite work surfaces and houses the stainless steel vegetable preparation bowl with Hansgrohe flexible mixer tap with independent hard water supply, cupboards beneath. The high level with cupboards including glazed fronted cupboards beneath. Tiles splash back to range of eye-level wall storage cupboards and lights over work surfaces. A double cupboard hides the integrated fridge and freezer, cupboards above. A good range of tall storage cupboards incorporating a pull-out cupboard, and further double and two single doors to the right providing excellent storage. Decorative cornice to ceiling and down lighters. Ceramic tiled under floor heating.


UTILITY ROOM - 7'10" (2.39m) x 7'6" (2.29m)
One window to front. Fitted with cream-fronted units with granite effect work surfaces comprising single drainer stainless steel unit with cupboards beneath. The the left an adjoining area of work surface with space and plumbing for washing machine and vented tumble dryer. Tiled splash back to range of eye-level wall storage cupboards. Tall cupboard for ironing board etc. Wallstar wall-mounted oil boiler. Water softener system.

REAR LOBBY - 4'6" (1.37m) x 5'0" (1.52m)
From the kitchen is a part panelled and glazed panelled doors to the paved terrace and swimming pool. coved ceiling. Tiled floor.

Door to SECOND CLOAKROOM: Window. White heritage suite comprising low-level wc, wash hand basin, tiled splash back. Coved ceiling, tiled floor

GARDEN ROOM - 12'2" (3.71m) x 11'3" (3.43m)
Triple aspects including French doors to the paved terrace leading to the swimming pool. Unsulated tiled pitch roof, vaulted ceiling, down lighters. Incorporated within this lovely room is the indoor barbecue, tiled splash back, chimney with extractor above. Tiled floor.

A personal door from the kitchen to the beautiful and elegant galleried landing with triple casement mullioned windows to front. Double radiator. Decorative cornice and down lighters. The staircase continues to the second floor.

MATER SUITE - 20'9" (6.32m) x 13'11" (4.24m)
THE BEDROOM: A spacious well lit room with triple casement bay windows to front gardens, drive and fields. Further window to rear to swimming pool and beyond enjoying delightful views. Tow double radiators. Decorative cornice.

DRESSING AREA (8`4x8`6): Window to side. To either side of the dressing area is a range of cream-fronted wardrobe with hanging rail and shelves, cupboards above and also incorporating the airing cupboard.

EN-SUITE SHOWER (7`10x7`6): Luxurious and stylish. Two windows to front. White suite comprising inset twin wash hand basins into marble display area, with two decorative etched mirror fronted cabinets above. Low-level wc, tiled shower cubicle with Matki Innovation. deluge shower with Hansgrohe controls. Black and white tiles with feature designed dado to top and bottom. Traditional radiator with chrome heated towel rail. Extractor fan. Decorative cornice with down lighters. Feature black floor with under tile heating.

EN SUITE SHOWER (7`10x7`6): Luxurious and stylish. Two windows to front. White suite comprising

From the galleried landing is a short flight of stairs to a further small landing which allows access to both bedrooms, bathroom. Double doors to the Megaflow Heatrae Sadia pressurised water tank and airing cupboard

BEDROOM 2 - 18'9" (5.72m) x 14'3" (4.34m)
Two sash windows to front with delightful views. Further window to side. Two double radiators. Decorative cornice to ceiling.

ADJOINING LUXURY BATHROOM - 14'1" (4.29m) x 8'1" (2.46m)
Window to front with delightful views. The white stylish suite comprising inset Villeroy & Boch tiled panelled bath, low level wc, tiled shower cubicle with Matki Innovation shower. Armitage Shanks large pedestal wash hand basin in the traditional style with chrome taps. Half tiled walls. Chrome large vertical towel heater. Double radiator. Decorative cornice to ceiling with down lighters. Tiled floor and under floor heating.

BEDROOM 3 - 18'8" (5.69m) x 14'10" (4.52m)
Two sash windows to front with delightful views. Further window to side. Two double radiators. Decorative cornice.


BEDROOM 4 - 16'6" (5.03m) x 12'0" (3.66m)
Dormer windows to either side, delightful views. Double radiator. Sloping ceiling.

SHOWER ROOM - 9'4" (2.84m) x 5'10" (1.78m)
Dormer window. White suite comprising double doors to shower cubicle, low level wc. Ideal Standard pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back. Chrome towel heater. Laminate floor.

BEDROOM 5 (IRREGULAR SHAPE) - 14'1" (4.29m) x 11'5" (3.48m)
Dormer window to front. Door to eaves cupboard. Double radiator. Slopping ceiling

LARGE ATTIC ROOM / PLAYROOM - 38'4" (11.68m) x 13'8" (4.17m)
A short flight of stairs leads to the playroom. Windows to front and rear. Excellent storage. Potential for further rooms (stp). Access to loft. Large storage curtained wardrobe.

Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.

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Added on Rightmove:
20 September 2016


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