3 bedroom country house for sale

Russells Road, CO9

Sold STC £795,000

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Tenure: Freehold

A charming and spacious three double bedroom detached villa style country home, formerly the "gardeners lodge" to the historic Courtauld Estate, set in typical established park style grounds surrounded by ancient woodland with its own picturesque grounds to include a paddock and a large detached 600sq ft building incorporating 2 stables, garaging and storage. The detached building offers a versatility for conversion or part conversion to ancillary/leisure uses with facilities for plenty of parking and the further benefit of having close access to the delightful countryside with farm trails through woodland, access for the 9 mile "Halstead" circular walk, bridleways and there are also three nature reserves close by.

The property was constructed in 1874 as depicted above the front door, constructed to a high standard with its classic 10ft 10" high ceilings, bright and large rooms and decorated to the highest specification. The interior is superbly appointed with a multi fuel burner in the sitting room where there are stunning views across own grounds which attract a variety of wildlife with include deer and foxes. The accommodation in brief includes an ensuite and dressing area to the main bedroom, two further double bedrooms, a main bathroom, drawing room, dining room, kitchen and breakfast room and a laundry room. The property does offer scope to extend, subject to local authority approval.

Situated just 1.3 miles from the centre of Gosfield and 1.5 miles from the historic market town of Halstead in a semi-rural position and close to the main former "Courtauld" estate house which has now become Gosfield Independent School (from 4 to 18 years). Both Gosfield and Halstead offer excellent facilities to include St Margaret's private school, excellent local schooling, Gosfield Lake for water skiing and golf, local pubs and eateries. Stansted/M11 access is generally a 30 minute drive. Choice of mainland stations at Kelvedon and Witham with branch line stations at Braintree and Cressing.
This superb property could easily suit anyone looking to buy a country house property at entry level or those downsizing and not wishing to compromise on the size of rooms, whilst also benefiting from privacy and space.

The property was an original Courtauld property constructed in 1874 with classic 10ft 10" high ceilings throughout the property creating a spacious feel with period panelled style doors leading to each of the rooms. Victorian decorative cornice to ceiling and skylights. Access to loft area. Radiator. Solid Oak flooring throughout.

DRAWING ROOM -20'1 x 15'9 narrowing to 12' (South, West and East)
This is a stunning room with a deep walk in box bay window overlooking the established grounds with double glazed full height bespoke solid wood French doors facing directly south onto the gardens and own paddock beyond. The room features a modern multi fuel log burner which creates a wonderful winter ambience with roaring fire. Once again, there are high ceilings which are typical throughout the property creating a spacious feel with deep cornicing. Ceiling lights and wall light points. Radiator. A pair of Georgian style doors provide access to the dining room.

DINING ROOM - 12' x 11'10 (west)
With a pair of French doors with matching side panels leading onto the large terrace. Deep Victorian cornicing to high ceiling. Radiator. There is also an access door from the hallway.

KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM - 14'6 x 121'1 (east and south)
A stunning room with bespoke solid wood French doors to terrace and garden enhancing the wonderful countryside views. Modern appliances all by Miele to include cooker, combination oven / microwave, plate warming drawer, bean to cup coffee machine, and four ring electric hob with an attractive canopy hood incorporating the extractor and lighting. Dishwasher and fridge. 1 bowl sink with mixer taps and large picture window providing a super outlook over own grounds and the neighbouring paddock. Radiator. Considerable storage cupboards and plenty of space for a family sized breakfast table. Access to

LAUNDRY ROOM - 9'5 x 8'3 (south)
Fitted in matching base and eye level units with roll top working surfaces incorporating a 1 bowl sink, tumblw drier, washing machine, fridge-freezer and plenty of storage options. Wall mounted gas boiler. Radiator. Stable doors leading to exterior.

MASTER BEDROOM - 16'1 x 11'10 (north and east)
Another spacious room with deep cornicing to high ceilings. Dual aspect attractive sash windows. Wall light points and central ceiling light. Radiator. Range of fitted wardrobes providing an attractive dressing area with further access to

A stylish en-suite consisting of limestone flooring and wall tiles with underfloor heating. Corner shower unit, pedestal wash hand basin and w/c. Extractor fan and towel radiator.

BEDROOM TWO - 14' x 9'11 (west)
A delightful stylish room complemented with the high ceilings, deep cornicing and sash window onto the established gardens. Ceiling lighting and wall light points. Radiator.

BEDROOM THREE - 11'11 x 9'11 (north)
Another good double size room with deep cornicing to high ceiling, integrated fitted wardrobes ceiling lighting and wall light points. Radiator. Sash window to front aspect.

A stylish room, Solid oak flooring to vanity unit area and limestone flooring in other areas. Wall mounted limestone tiling to wet areas. Bath with shower over, W/C and surface mounted oversized sink on a solid wood vanity unit incorporating discrete storage cupboards. Victorian style radiator, extractor and ceiling lighting.

The property stands within its own grounds extending to approximately 2.5 acres, Due to the property being over 100 years old it enjoys the huge benefit of having wonderful and established gardens with undulating lawn areas, an excellent established orchard and mature trees (part of ancient woodland) to include Limes and Sycamores. There is a wonderful and stylish courtyard garden with an array of bay trees and surrounded with boxed hedging which provides a more intimate space for alfresco dining.

Surrounding the property is an Indian slate raised terrace which captures the sun virtually all day providing a sun trap and sunset terrace areas. In additional there is a driveway nestled to the side of the house and screened with further laurel hedging whereupon an impressive double-piered gate provides vehicular access to the rear of the property and garaging.

LARGE DETACHED OUTBUILDING (600sq ft) - 43' x 14' providing the combination of garaging, storage and stabling.

This is a good building, weather boarded and of block construction. Above is a pitch slate tiled roof with ornate cupola in a Victorian style. Power and light connected. The structure of the building could suit for conversion to ancillary/leisure accommodation subject to the usual planning required. The areas include:

With singe up and over door and further storage to the rear.


Which are 14' x 8'6" these are considered a size suitable for ponies or smaller horses. With concrete hard flooring. A shingle path leads to access to the:

Where there is a greenhouse and vegetable beds.

The remaing acreage forms a grass paddock with five bar gated access. The paddock is entirely fenced.

Mains electric, gas and water. Private drainage.

NB All opinions of our Inspecting Negotiator. Please note the property is not on mains drainage and has a septic tank.

We make every effort to ensure these property particulars are accurate, as to the best of the vendors' knowledge and they should not be referred to as fact. They are a general guide to the property, not part of any offer nor contract, and all measurements are approximate. We also confirm that we have not tested any equipment, appliances nor services and therefore recommend you instruct your own survey reports.

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  • Braintree (5.3 mi)
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To view this property or request more details, contact:


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01787 720073 Local call rate

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