6 bedroom detached house for sale

Gainsford End, Toppesfield, Halstead, Essex, CO9

Under Offer £850,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 3 reception rooms and conservatory
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • 4 principal bedrooms
  • 2 secondary bedrooms
  • Scullery & dairy
  • Cloakroom & wet room
  • Cellar & brew house
  • Extensive range of farm buildings
  • Further land may be available (see below)
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An attractive period farmhouse in need of modernisation with an extensive range of farm buildings

Location

Flowers Hall is situated at Gainsford End in a delightful rural stretch of countryside to the south of Toppesfield and adjacent to the MoD base at Wethersfield. Toppesfield has a public house, a primary school and a church and the nearby towns of Halstead and Braintree provide more extensive facilities. For the commuter there are train services to London Liverpool Street from Braintree and Audley End and there is access on to the A120 at Braintree linking with the M11 at Bishop's Stortford.

Description

Flowers Hall is believed to date from the early 19th century, constructed of brick and timber frame under a slate roof. The property has been in the ownership of the same family for nearly 60 years and is in need of modernisation. An impressive entrance door opens into the entrance hall with a beautiful curved staircase leading up to the first floor. Doors lead off either side, one to a sitting room and one to a dining room, both with fireplaces and the latter with French doors onto the side garden. Off the inner hall there are steps down to a cellar and doors off to a kitchen/breakfast room and study (previously used as a bedroom) with a wet room. To the rear of the house is a conservatory, scullery and dairy. The curved staircase leads up to the first floor split-level landing with two staircases to the front and rear leading to the four principal bedrooms, a box room and bathroom. Two secondary bedrooms are accessible from the scullery.

Outside
Flowers Hall is approached over an 0.8 of a mile long single track country lane with a drive leading to a parking area to the front of the house. To the front of the house is a well maintained lawn area with shrubs, trees and a pond surrounded by an attractive selection of young and mature trees. To both sides of the property are part-walled, well tended lawn areas, established beds, mature bushes and hedging. To the rear is a kitchen garden adjacent to which is an old Brew House with original brick floor, extensive timbers and bake oven. The remainder of the rear garden, which includes a former orchard, has been left to nature with dense hedging and bushes, leading to the back paddock, to the side of which is a small area of overgrown woodland. To the north of the drive is a further paddock. Within the grounds are numerous farm buildings in various states of repair including a three-compartment brick and slate stable building with hen house over, a detached two-storey brick and flint cart lodge, former pig sties, a former stable building, a long timber barn, and an Atcost steel frame storage building with an area of concrete hardstanding to the front.

(A further 30 acres of agricultural land may also be available)

Services
Mains water (plus a bore hole and two wells) and electricity. Private drainage. Part oil-fired heating.

Viewing
Strictly by prior appointment with the sole agents Savills.

Square Footage: 3,784 sq ft
Acreage: 6 Acres

Directions

Directions
From Braintree, take the B1053 passing through Shalford and on to Wethersfield. At the T junction turn left continuing on the B1053 towards Finchingfield for about 1.5 miles and take the turning to the right signposted Toppesfield along a country lane. Continue along the lane to Gainsford End and turn right by the 'Gainsford Hall Workshop' sign. Proceed for about 0.8 of a mile and the drive to the property will be seen on the right-hand side.

Postcode
CO9 4EN

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
08 September 2016

Nearest station

  • Braintree (7.2 mi)
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136 New London Road, Chelmsford, CM2 0RG

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Nearest station

  • Braintree (7.2 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Savills, Chelmsford

136 New London Road, Chelmsford, CM2 0RG

01245 930107 Local call rate

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