Pleshey, Chelmsford, CM3
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- Beautifully appointed family home in a peaceful stretch of open countryside
- Well balanced accommodation of comfortable proportion Five bedrooms
- Decorated in neutral tones throughout
- Beautifully designed gardens & grounds extending to around 2.17 acres
- Under 9 miles from Chelmsford and 4.7 miles from Felsted School
A beautiful Grade II listed farmhouse providing spacious and flexible accommodation occupying a peaceful countryside setting.
Dating back to the 17th century with alterations in the early 19th century, Park Farm House is a substantial timber-framed house with plastered elevations under a handmade red clay-tiled roof. This beautiful Grade II listed farmhouse enjoys spacious and flexible accommodation, having been extensively renovated and extended in recent years with thoughtful consideration to the property's history and surroundings.
The property is entered from the front into a comfortable entrance hall providing a storage cupboard and access to the cloakroom. The principal reception room is located to the rear corner of the house and is a delightful room providing views over the garden to the rear and a bay window to the side, adding to the feel of space and light. A focal point of this room is a wonderful red-brick inglenook fireplace surrounded by a Tudor arch dating back to around 1580 and complemented by exposed period timbers. To the front is a discreetly positioned study. There are two further reception rooms both providing distinctive period features associated with the property’s age including fireplaces and exposed beams. The kitchen/breakfast room is positioned to the centre of the home and is bright dual-aspect room with a fine collection of traditional farmhouse-style units and granite worktops. The kitchen provides a range of appliances including an AGA set within an attractive red-brick inglenook. Concluding the ground floor accommodation is a multi-purpose room, currently being utilised as a playroom, providing stunning views and access to the gardens and grounds beyond. Leading off from the playroom is a useful laundry room. Stairs lead from the playroom to a beautifully designed studio/bedroom five, separated from the main part of the house, making for an ideal level for extended family.
The first floor bedrooms are accessed from a central landing serving four bedrooms and a family bathroom. The principal bedroom occupies the northern wing of the house and includes two dressing areas and an en suite bathroom. All rooms provide fitted wardrobes and exceptional countryside views.
The property is set within beautifully designed gardens, primarily to the rear and side. The formal garden offers pristine lawns which are complemented with mature trees, well stocked beds and a sculpted terrace which extend from the rear of the house. A more secluded terrace is positioned to the side of the house opening to a further expanse of lawn. The gardens have been thoughtfully planted providing privacy and seclusion with year-round colour. To the southern section is a post and rail one-acre paddock with a detached stable block comprising two loose boxes, tack room and haybarn with a wash-down area to the front, ideally suited to those with outdoor or equestrian interests with excellent localised hacking.
To the front, Park Farm House sides onto a peaceful protected country lane and is approached over a gated carriage drive providing extensive parking and leading to the front of the house. There is a generous single garage, adjacent shed, cart lodge and two storage rooms, offering excellent potential to be converted into home office accommodation.
All in around 2.17 acres.
Pleshey village: 1 mile; Great Waltham: 2.8 miles; Felsted: 4.7 miles (A120: 4.3 miles); Great Dunmow: 6.7 miles; Chelmsford: 8.3 miles (London Liverpool Street from 36 mins); A12 (junction 19): 8.5 miles. Stansted Airport: 12.9 miles. All distances approximate.
Park Farm House occupies a peaceful setting on the northern edge of Pleshey village with direct access to miles of open countryside.
Pleshey is a small, historic village built around the site of a former motte and bailey castle that was once the ancestral home of Geoffrey de Mandeville, Earl of Essex and one of the 25 Magna Carta barons. It remained an important place in English history for many years and is mentioned in Shakespeare's Richard II with the line 'With all good speed at Plashy (sic) visit me.'
The village pub (the Leather Bottle), Holy Trinity Church and the Village Hall are the hub of the community, with a general store, post office and primary school in the nearby village of Great Waltham and other primary schools in Little Waltham and Ford End. Felsted School is approximately 5 miles easy drive from the property.
Pleshey lies to the northeast of Chelmsford, which was awarded city status in 2012 and offers a wide variety of facilities including a bustling shopping centre and a good choice of excellent private and state schools. It also enjoys superb transport links, with a station on the main line to Liverpool Street and access onto the A12.
Square Footage: 3,890 sq ft
Acreage: 2.17 Acres
From Chelmsford, proceed north on Broomfield Road for 3.5 miles turning left signposted Great Waltham. Continue for 1.5 miles turning left signposted Pleshey. Continue for about 2 miles and before entering Pleshey village turn right onto Pleshey Road. Once on Pleshey Road take the first left onto Park Road. Continue along this lane for about 500 yards where the entrance to the drive will be found on the left-hand side.
Postcode: CM3 1JA
Services: Electricity, water, oil-fired heating and private drainage.
Pleshey, Chelmsford, CM3
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Chelmsford Station5.7 miles
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