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4 bedroom detached house for sale

High Roding, Dunmow, Essex, CM6

Sold STC £1,850,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4 reception rooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • 4 or 5 bedrooms (2 en-suite)
  • Basement room
  • Professionally landscaped grounds
  • Gym, party room, kennels, office & aviary
  • 4 car cart lodge garaging and workshop
  • Swimming pool
  • About 11.5 acres
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An exceptional country house in landscaped gardens with paddocks and excellent leisure facilities.


Proverbs Green is situated in a delightful rural location on the edge of High Roding village. The nearby village of Leaden Roding has a village shop and primary school and the market town of Great Dunmow to the north has further shopping facilities and a secondary school. For more comprehensive shopping, educational and recreational facilities, Chelmsford and Bishop's Stortford are close at hand. For the commuter there are rail services at Chelmsford, Bishop's Stortford and Harlow and the new A120 bypass is within a 10 minute drive which links to Stansted Airport and rail service and the M11 (Junction 8).

Renowned educational facilities include Felsted School, King Edward Grammar School, the County High School for Girls at Chelmsford, Bishop's Stortford College and to the south Brentwood School.

The area surrounding the property has miles of bridleways for the horse rider to enjoy.


This highly individual house has been completely refurbished and designed, surrounded by professionally landscaped grounds which include a number of useful outbuildings. The house which dates from the 17th century with more modern additions incorporates technology features exemplified by the Crestron Sound System with DVD and CD storage facility and individual Ipod link. The multi-room audio system also incorporates the garden terrace and pool area ideal for al fresco dining and entertaining. The house has been renovated and finished to high standards, almost without recourse to cost. Features including bespoke hand built kitchen with high quality appliances. A large and light filled drawing room with access to the family room overlooks the gardens. To the first floor there are two bedroom suites at either end of the house with further bedroom accommodation, all offering a lovely outlook over the adjoining countryside.

Outside the professionally landscaped gardens have an irrigation system. Principal areas as mentioned are piped with music and there is an extensive range of outbuildings including a gym, party barn, kennels and aviary. The open fields to the east and west would be ideally suited as paddocks if required.

Proverbs Green has all the benefits of tranquil, country location yet is within easy reach of major shopping centres, the A120 and the M11.



The entrance hall is finished with a limestone tile and features a red brick fireplace with a log burning stove. A central oak staircase provides an attractive focal point to the room.

From the hall there is access to a boot room and highly appointed shower room fitted with a Villeroy & Boch suite. The principal reception room is partially divided by a red brick double sided fireplace incorporating a log burning stove and the room is well lit with windows and doors onto the south and west elevation. To the rear of the house is the family room with lovely views over the gardens.

Beyond, a ground floor cloakroom is also accessed from the garden terrace. The dining room is well placed adjoining the kitchen and is a particularly good sized room with many features including substantial exposed timbers complemented by an oak floor. The kitchen has a bespoke hand finished design with soft closing drawers topped with pearlescent granite working surfaces. At one end of the room is a four oven Aga with adjoining companion offering a ceramic hob set within a limestone tiled alcove. Other features include an island unit with twin butler sink unit, a zip tap providing filtered cooled drinking water and instant boiling water. The tiled floor opens into the breakfast room which incorporates a hand painted dresser to match the kitchen units. Steps lead down to the magnificent garden room finished with a tiled floor and having deep windows overlooking the gardens and swimming pool and bi fold doors opening onto the terrace.

Adjoining is a comprehensively fitted utility room with Shaker style cream coloured units, wood block working surfaces, butler sink and tiled in brick limestone tiles.


On the first floor the master bedroom suite incorporates a comprehensively fitted dressing room and a luxuriously appointed en suite shower room with a Villeroy & Boch suite, oversized shower cubicle and fully tiled in limestone tiles. At the opposite end of the house in the older part is a further bedroom suite with a fitted bedroom with exposed ceiling timbers and dormer windows, en suite dressing room/sitting room and a fully tiled en suite shower room fitted with a Villeroy & Boch suite. There are two further bedrooms and a highly appointed family bathroom incorporating Villeroy and Boch oversized shower cubicle, deep bath tub, wash hand basin and WC.

Proverbs Green stands in magnificent professionally landscaped grounds designed by Heike Perry. The landscaping provides all year colour and interest, hard and soft landscaping features and different areas of traditional and exotic planting. The principal gardens have water irrigation, lighting and piped music on the principal patio terraces. Behind the house is an in-ground swimming pool with an adjoining open party barn. Beyond is a large ornamental pond, filtered and beautifully planted along its borders. There are extensive lawns with sweeping flower and shrub beds that adjoin open countryside providing lovely open views. To the east and west are open grassland leisure fields planted with a scattering of mature trees and enclosed by mature hedgerows, one of these fields has a separate access to a range of kennels. In all:


Mains water. Klargester private drainage. Oil fired central heating. Calor gas for swimming pool and Aga. Underfloor heating to tiled areas. Crestron multi-room sound system. Computer controlled garden irrigation system.

Square Footage: 3,809 sq ft
Acreage: 11.5 Acres

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04 July 2016

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