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7 bedroom detached house for sale

Bassetts Lane, Little Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex

Guide Price £2,750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Entrance hall | Drawing room | Dining room | Study | Kitchen/breakfast room | Utility room | Conservatory | Master bedroom | Six further bedrooms | Three bathrooms
  • Stables | Tack room | Barn | Garden store/workshop | Botanic green house | Field shelter
  • Swimming pool | Pool house | Stores | Tennis court
  • Extensive paddocks
  • In all about 17 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Elwy is a handsome family home finished in white painted render under a slate roof. Internally, the house combines light and spacious reception rooms with comfortable bedroom accommodation on the first and second floors. Of particular note is the beautifully proportioned drawing room, centred on an attractive open fireplace and French doors opening into the gardens. The kitchen is ‘open-plan’ in design, with adjoining sitting and dining areas.

The house has been carefully extended, including the new conservatory/dining area adjoining the sitting room, whilst on the second floor there is extensive secondary bedroom accommodation.

Elwy is situated between the pretty villages of Little Baddow and Woodham Walter. Little Baddow includes two churches, a primary school, two pubs and a village hall. The village also has its own sports ground and clubhouse, which is home to the local cricket club, Little Baddow Cricket Club, and also comprises extensive woodlands owned by the National Trust and two golf clubs, Bunsay Downs and the Warren Golf Club and Country Club. The nearby picturesque village of Danbury offers more comprehensive facilities, including a Co-op and Tesco, as well as other facilities such as a bank, surgery, dentist, a delicatessen and an excellent range of traditional public houses.

A more extensive range of shopping facilities can be found in the main regional centre of Chelmsford, approximately 7 miles distant, in addition to mainline rail links to London Liverpool Street, taking approximately 37 minutes. The Park and Ride facility at Sandon lies 4 miles away, providing quick and easy access into Chelmsford. There is nearby access onto the A414 linking with the A12 and national motorway network.

There is a selection of outstanding schools in the area including St Johns C of E Primary School in the village of Little Baddow, two preparatory schools in Danbury, Elm Green and Heathcote, together with New Hall School, King Edward VI Grammar School, and Chelmsford County High School for Girls in Chelmsford

Gardens and Grounds
The gardens and grounds are a particular feature of the property, divided into a selection of ‘rooms’ interspersed by mature hedges and specimen trees. Two ornamental ponds are linked by a stream, adjoining which is the productive fruit cage and children’s play area.

There is a secluded ‘secret garden’, together with a heated swimming pool, a pool house and all-weather tennis court. The gardens benefit from a water sprinkler system.

Elwy has an extensive range of outbuildings, including a ‘coach house’ with working clock tower, providing garaging for four cars. There is an impressive stable block with seven loose boxes together with two large barns for storage and additional stabling closer to the house.

Divided into three distinct areas and comprising approximately 15 acres in total, the paddocks provide level, well-fenced grazing for horses and ponies:

Area 1 – Adjoining the house and gardens and divided into three paddocks, including a ‘starvation paddock’.

Area 2 – Approached off Bassetts Lane, this paddock comprises 5.4 acres. There is a selection of modern and traditional barns, including the old apple house which offers potential for development (subject to planning consent).

Area 3 – Approached off Tofts Chase, this parcel of land provides further grazing, over 5.9 acres, and is studded with a selection of mature trees.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
21 May 2016

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