5 bedroom detached house for sale

Pleshey, Chelmsford, CM3

Guide Price £1,395,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Fantastic recently developed barn
  • Quiet country location
  • Large detached outbuilding
  • Versatile 5 bedroom accommodation
  • 3 large reception rooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast room, large utility/ boot room
  • About 2 acres
  • EPC Rating = D

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A stylish conversion of an Essex barn set in beautiful countryside, less than 5 miles from Felsted School.

Location

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 (Liverpool Street from 36 mins), Stansted Airport 12.9 miles, A12 (junction 19) 8.5 miles (all distances approximate).

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.”

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 can also boast superb transport links, with a station on the main line to Liverpool Street and access onto the A12.

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.

Description

Park Barn is a converted historic Essex barn set back from the lane in an attractive location on the edge of Pleshey village. The property dates back to the late 18th century has been sensitively restored and remodelled in 2014/2015 by the current owners under the guidance of Andrew Stevenson Associates of Gt Dunmow. The property is not listed. The contemporary design incorporates a soft red brick plinth, black weather boarded elevations and bespoke timber windows under thatch, clay tile and slate roofs.

The magnificent grand hall is flanked by east and west wings and lies at the heart of the barn. It is the largest of the reception rooms, with a vaulted ceiling, an enormous floor to ceiling window that floods the space with natural light and underfloor heating beneath engineered oak. An impressive chimney houses a state-of-the-art wood burner and split levels add to the sense of character, with large French windows at the back of the hall opening directly on to the garden. Staircases at either end lead up to mezzanine floors, one of which leads to a fifth bedroom with en-suite (used principally as guest accommodation given its privacy) and the other to a large storage room.

The underfloor heating extends throughout the ground floor reception rooms, which include a cosy sitting room (also known as the "Winter Lounge") adjacent to the hall and, in the east wing, a contemporary open plan living space that includes a good sized study (which could be used as a snug) and a large family room with floor to ceiling windows on either side and doors opening onto an attractive courtyard garden. The well designed kitchen is finished in white with Corian worksurfaces, integral appliances and limestone floor, with a good sized utility room and rear lobby beyond.

The west wing houses the four principal bedrooms, which include a large, excellently proportioned master bedroom with two sets of French windows leading out onto the garden and the beautiful views beyond, a high specification en suite shower room and extensive bespoke fitted wardrobes. The second and third bedrooms also have views over the surrounding countryside and share an en suite shower room (in a "Jack and Jill" configuration), while a wide, bright hall leads down from the master bedroom suite to the large games room/fourth bedroom. This room also has the benefit of two pairs of French windows leading out onto the courtyard garden and provides fantastic scope for the creation of another bedroom with en-suite configuration.

The barn itself sits behind post and rail fencing, facing the lane and Park Farm House beyond, and is approached by a long gravel drive sweeping up to the side of the house. Established hedgerows and an attractive woodland walk define the rear boundaries and the plot in all extends to approximately 2 acres. The garden incorporates some former arable land beyond a long beech hedge and has been thoughtfully landscaped and planted to complement the house. A large terrace extends from the kitchen and is ideal for al fresco entertaining. The remainder of the grounds are predominantly laid to lawn, dotted with herbaceous borders, shrubs and a number of mature trees, including a magnificent horse chestnut tree, and a variety of younger specimen trees introduced when the barn was converted.

Square Footage: 4,106 sq ft
Acreage: 2 Acres

Directions

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 right-hand side.

Postcode: CM3 1JA

Additional Info

Services: Mains water, electricity. LPG gas fired central heating. Private drainage.

Viewing: Strictly by prior appointment with the sole agents Savills.


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Added on Rightmove:
17 January 2019

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  • Chelmsford (5.8 mi)
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