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8 bedroom detached house for sale

Sandon, Chelmsford, Essex

Guide Price £1,975,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

Beautifully appointed elegant Grade II* Listed country house having been beautifully restored and refurbished. Attached annexe. Garaging with workshop to rear. Established gardens of about 4 acres with potential paddock. Located in a Conservation area on the outskirts of the village.


Entrance hall
Drawing room
Dining room
Kitchen/family room
Master Bedroom with dressing room and en-suite
7 further Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
Cellar incorporating wine stores, games room and boiler room
Attached Annexe
3 bay Garage with workshop to rear
Established gardens with pond
Potential paddock
About 4 acres


Lying adjacent to the historic Church of St. Andrews, The Old Rectory is located at the head of a tree-lined drive on the outskirts of the popular village of Sandon, which has a village green overlooked by The Crown Public House, some 3.5 miles east of the City of Chelmsford. The City offers a comprehensive range of shopping facilities, marked by the recent opening of John Lewis, and a wide choice of restaurants and public houses. Direct railway connection from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street takes on average 38 minutes. Road networks are within close proximity with access to the A12, junction 18, just 1 mile away. The Park and Ride Scheme at Sandon provides a regular service into the City Centre.
Both primary and secondary schools, including Chelmsford’s excellent Grammar Schools, are available locally. Private schooling can be found at New Hall School just 5.3 miles away and accessible via the A12, or further afield at Felsted and Brentwood.

The Property:

Located within a Conservation Area The Old Rectory is a fine example of a Grade II* Listed Georgian residence being of Historical and Architectural Importance. Dating back to 1765 the house has been beautifully restored and refurbished to create a wonderful home which retains enormous character and period charm. The elegant accommodation is arranged over four floors combining well-portioned reception rooms with comfortable bedrooms over the first and second floors. Of particular note is the light and airy drawing room with high moulded ceilings, attractive fireplace and dual aspect sash windows offering wonderful views across the lawns and French doors opening onto the paved terrace. Further principal rooms such as the study, dining room and sitting room all reflect the mood created in the drawing room. The lower ground floor is a marvellous asset and is perfect for the fine wine enthusiast. The master suite on the first floor enjoys a recently installed bathroom suite and dressing room. Four further bedrooms and family bathroom are also available.

The Annexe:

An early Victorian addition, the annexe could be used independent of the main house. With vaulted ceilings and a wood burner this cosy facility would be ideal for an elderly relative or teenager.

The Grounds:

The landscaped grounds complement the building and are of a mature nature.

The tree-lined driveway brings you a circular sweep at the front of the house, with extensive lawns to the front and views of St Andrews Church.

At the head of the driveway is the brick built triple garage with workshop to the rear and power and light connected. There is a separate garden machine store in the grounds.

A sheltered south facing terrace reached from the Drawing Room has steps leading down on to lawns, bounded by deep borders to the east and a shelter belt of trees and pond to the south.

The formal grounds extend to about 4 acres.

Services: Mains Water, Electricity and Gas. Private Drainage

Local Authority: Chelmsford City Council

Tax Band: H

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Added on Rightmove:
01 November 2016

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