Stebbing Road, Felsted, Dunmow, Essex, CM6
- Classically designed country house
- Close to Felsted village and school
- Good access to major road, rail and airport links
- 5.54 acres adjoining open countryside
- Good range of substantial outbuildings
- Miles of bridleways and footpaths in the surrounding countryside
Sewards Hall is listed as being Grade II of Architectural or Historical Interest and dates from the early 19th century with latter additions. Constructed of gault brick under a slate roof, the house has classic symmetrical elevations and has been constructed so that the principal reception rooms and bedrooms and orientated to take advantage of the views over the property's grounds and adjoining countryside.
Internally the property has a logical layout with a central hallway accessing the main front reception rooms, the home office, sitting room and separate dining room, each enjoying light-filled rooms with high ceilings and deep sash windows. At the centre of the house is the kitchen/garden room. The kitchen area is finished with cream-coloured units with contrasting granite tops and incorporating an AGA. The room is open to a more recent garden room addition with three sets of windows providing lovely views, wood flooring and is fitted with a wood burner. There is a back hall with access to a utility room with clay-tiled floor, a secondary entrance at the rear which provides access to the scullery, a second sitting, playroom and the cellars.
There are two staircases in the house, the principal staircase rising to a spacious landing with a front window providing far-reaching farmland views. There are four good-sized bedrooms in this area - the principal bedroom with en suite shower room and dressing room. A second staircase rises to a further landing which provides access to a further two bedrooms and a bathroom.
A long drive meanders through the property's grounds to a courtyard in front of the house. Beyond is a delightful paved courtyard which enjoys the afternoon sun, ideal for al fresco dining and this adjoins a small area of the property's woodland. Beyond is a summer house which overlooks a croquet lawn with open farmland beyond.
The grounds are predominantly lawned with a scattering of mature evergreen and deciduous trees and include a tennis court and a good selection of outbuildings comprising garaging, workshops and stores. The plot extends in all to about 5 acres.
A corner of the house was underpinned in the 1980s. Trees close to the house were removed and no further action taken.
Internal photos taken in January 2019.
A120 access: 2.5 miles; rail service at Braintree: 6.6 miles; Stansted Airport and rail services: 11 miles; M11 (junction 8): 12.1 miles. All distances approximate.
Sewards Hall is situated within a rural hamlet between the village of Stebbing and Felsted. Felsted and the market town of Great Dunmow provide the local shopping facilities and there is a more extensive range of recreational, leisure and educational facilities at Chelmsford.
The area is well served by both state and private schools with a primary school at Stebbing, a secondary school at Dunmow and Felsted school nearby.
For the commuter there are train stations at Braintree, Chelmsford and Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street and access onto the A120 linking with the M11 (junction 8) at Bishop's Stortford.
Square Footage: 4,400 sq ft
Acreage: 5.54 Acres
From the centre of Felsted village proceed north along Stebbing Road under the ‘Flitch Way’ (former railway bridge). After a quarter of a mile Sewards Hall will be found on the left-hand side.
Postcode: CM6 3LQ
Agent's Note: Internal photos taken in January 2019.
Services: Mains water and electricity. Private drainage.
Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Savills.
Stebbing Road, Felsted, Dunmow, Essex, CM6
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Braintree Station5.3 miles
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