Little Bardfield, Essex, CM7
- 7 bedrooms
- 7 reception rooms
- 6 bathrooms
- 8.18 acres
around 8.18 acres in total, including a recently renovated, 2 bedroom cottage. The house dates from the late 18th century to early 19th century and is constructed of red brick under a hipped red tiled roof. Welcomed by an impressive
reception hall, the house has a range of character features including wood floors, sash windows and shutters, ornate cornicing and open fireplaces.
From the hall there is an arch through to the staircase hall. The sitting room is located to the right of the hall and to the rear, with its double aspect, the drawing room, with glass doors to the outside and a bay window overlooking the pond.
There is also a study, positioned behind the staircase hall, with a glass door with steps down to the rear lawned garden. The open kitchen, dining, family room is a particular feature of the living accommodation and is located at the 'heart' of
the house, comprising a large sitting area with wood burner, dining area with bi-folding doors to the outside and kitchen with gas cooker, floor and wall units and twin Belfast sink. Beyond the kitchen is the games room, with large log burner,
a door to the outside, spiral staircase up to the snooker room and door to the boot room and back door. Beyond the games room is the wine cellar, with wine bins, and the gym. There is also a large larder, utility room, Pet room and WC, off the kitchen. The cellar is accessed under the stairs.
The sweeping staircase leads up to the open galleried landing. The bedroom accommodation is well arranged, with the principal suite with en suite bathroom enjoying views of the gardens and pond. There are two further bedrooms
with en suite bathrooms, a separate WC, further bedroom, family bathroom, large snooker room with open fireplace and a sauna. To the end of the house the office has fitted cupboards including a sink and fitted fridge, as well as door out to the decked balcony, with separate outside staircase. Two staircases lead to the second floor with three further bedrooms, bathroom and shower room.
The Old Rectory is approached along a gravel drive. The house is surrounded by mature lawned gardens, with an abundance of mature tress including, oak, silver birch and London plane (the London Plane tree next to the pond is believed to be the largest in north Essex and there is an oak which is around 500 years old). As you approach the house there is a pretty circular formal garden to the west
of the building, with a lawn and circular path surrounded by pleached lime trees and yew hedging. The striking feature of the gardens is the historic 'puddled' pond, which dates from the early 19th century. It is clay lined and has a stream running through it. There are fish in the pond and the water is oxygenated by the fountain. Within the grounds, there is an outdoor swimming pool with changing room and boiler/pump/filter shed as well as a tennis court. There are beautiful views over the surrounding countryside from the garden.
The recently renovated cottage, a former stable block, is Grade II listed and also believed to date from the late 18th / early 19th centuries. The accommodation comprises a large open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room, two bedrooms and
bathroom. There is an integrated garage and private, west facing lawned garden.
The Old Rectory is situated on the edge of the picturesque village of Little Bardfield which is three miles away from Thaxted, with its fine town hall, many tudor and medieval buildings and impressive parish church. Great Bardfield is
one mile away and Finchingfield, one of the prettiest villages in East Anglia, is two miles away. Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow, larger local towns with more extensive range of amenities and shops are nearby. This is a most unspoilt
corner of north Essex yet is convenient for commuters, as there is access to the M
Little Bardfield, Essex, CM7
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Braintree Station8.0 miles
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