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5 bedroom barn conversion for sale

The Wardens Hall Estate, Willingale

Guide Price £2,450,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Stunning triple height barn conversion, originally c.1840
  • Joint agents with Walkers

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

*PHASE TWO NOW RELEASED*

Comprising:
- Salters Barn | 4,785 sq ft | 3 acres - Guide Price £2,000,000 to £2,100,000
- Lake View Barn | 6,960 sq ft | 2.5 acres - Guide Price £2,450,000

Internal imagery shown for illustration purposes, properties due for completion in October 2018.

THE BARNS

These stunning triple height Napoleonic Barns allowed the Architects to create an architectural landmark building, which demonstrates a fully considered approach to holding on to the buildings past, marking the present whilst also expecting the future.

The structures provide approximately 4,785 sq ft (Salters Barn) and 6,960 sq ft (Lake View Barn) of accommodation, transformed into an environment for contemporary family living. The internal triple-height vaulted spaces flow seamlessly between its uses and external connections.

From the large fully timbered vaulted ceilings, to the sophisticated double-glazed aluminium sliding glass door systems, the bespoke high-end finishing and detailing provides the accommodation with the highest quality in surface finish, form, space and light.

The internal design principles have been led by the building's uniqueness, although modern lighting techniques, audio installation and control systems provide the new owners with a very modern bespoke home.

Five bedrooms and four bathrooms to each barn, dressing rooms to the master, second and third bedrooms, plus large gallery areas, wine rooms, new kitchens, fitness rooms, games areas, office/study and libraries all form part of the bespoke interior uses for these new homes.

LOCATION

Set in the heart of the North-West Essex countryside within a secluded private 60-acre parkland setting is The Wardens Hall Estate, surrounded by pine woods, a beautiful lake and long reaching views to open countryside.

The Wardens Hall Estate was established in the 17th Century. In 1745, Sir John Salter restyled the farmhouse and grounds into a 500-acre manorial estate befitting his status as the Lord Mayor of London.

The Estate provides a once in a lifetime opportunity to own one of the most unique residences this county has to offer, in a most captivating environment.

The property is situated in Willingale, Ongar, a small village known for its twin churches and picturesque countryside.

Its fantastic location provides its new owners with the tranquil peace expected within a rural setting, yet having the security and advantages of a small community of five new, high-end properties. There is also fast access to the London underground system at Epping Forest, and London Stansted Airport, both within 25 minutes.

The site is also conveniently situated for a number of independent schools in the area, including Felsted, New Hall and Brentwood Schools, as well as the Chelmsford Grammar schools and Bishops Stortford College.

Phase Two provides two new 'one of a kind' homes that demonstrate cutting-edge design and construction within the historic fabric of a period building.

The barns original design and function, ranging from grain and agricultural crop storage to its open bay cart lodge, lend themselves to imposing open plan modern living spaces.

Both barns have large vaulted entrance areas with full height glazing and a wide contemporary front door that sits well as an eye-catching focal point.

LAKE VIEW BARN

The entrance area is a five-bay area and as you walk through this you will enter into the large triple-height vaulted gallery space. This provides seating, a library and a fitted wine room, as well as direct access to the first floor via the modern bespoke steel and glass stairs, the main lounge and games room to the East and the kitchen and additional bedrooms, office and fitness suite in the West Wing.

As you turn left and enter the kitchen area, you will find that you may not notice the beautiful handmade units, the high-end appliances or even the fully opening 13m-long sliding door system - you will only notice the breathtaking view that looks out West over the lake, grounds, rolling fields and woods in the distance.

"This is possibly the best view from a new home we have seen in the county!" - Adam Walker (Walkers Estates)

If you can pull yourself away from the views, you will enter the old calf shed (corridor), which links you into the remaining bedrooms (all with en-suites and dressing rooms), plus the office that has direct access to the courtyard and the large fitness suite/cinema - you choose!

INTERIORS

From inception, the developer, Domicile, set their design intent and principles to form and create something very special. They believed from the outset that the setting and nature of these buildings commanded a certain level of architecture and detailing, both internally in the building's layout and interior, as well as externally in its appearance and landscaping.

Having remained committed to these principles throughout the build, they have created some of the most desirable homes to hit the Essex housing market in some time.

The interior aspect has been fully considered throughout all elements of the build. The period structure's existing features already provided a strong direction for the final feel of the internal spaces. However, Domicile's objective was to embrace and enhance this by the correct use of lighting, structural materials, colours, floor finishes, wall tiling and soft furnishings.

From providing fully timbered ceilings to give an "Aspen ski lodge feel", to the bronze bathroom fittings, black oak cladding, industrial style lighting that hangs within the huge vaulted spaces, and bespoke, handmade sliding internal doors, Domicile have certainly gone the extra distance to achieve a high-end finish.

Lighting plays a huge role in creating the right feeling in each space. Much time has gone into producing a design that allows the owner to create scene lighting and certain moods in many of the rooms throughout each property.

From the hidden high-level strip lighting, the small directional flood lighting, the low-profile LED downlights or the large statement pendants, each room has a varied mix of systems that enable the owner to dictate the mood of each space via a Rako Control System.

LANDSCAPE

The quality of the exterior and its surroundings are as important as the interior of the buildings.

The estate sits in a quiet tranquil spot in the Essex countryside. The estate was carefully designed over 150 years ago, and the sites mature trees, lake and woodlands create a fantastic backdrop for the barns. The estate itself is approached by a long 400m oak-lined drive starting at Fyfield Road.

Domicile has carefully constructed a beautiful new entrance at the front of the estate consisting of a new long cobbled crossover, new lawns, post and rail fencing, lighting and a red brick curved wall with piers to either side.

The Barns, along with the Manor House, sit within stunning parkland where each property has direct access to the fully stocked 3-acre lake that runs along the entire perimeter of the West boundary.

Domicile has employed specialist landscape designers to assist in creating the formal gardens locally to the properties, whilst also redeveloping the lake frontage and some additional wild gardens that form buffers between the properties and open spaces.

As with the interiors, a contemporary approach has been taken in the design of the formal areas, with raised levels, raised flower beds, modern water features, sun decks, gabions and covered gazebos helping to form these new spaces.

Beyond the formal spaces, the grounds become open and long-reaching as the properties open up into the parkland setting. The sites are bounded by a mixture of formal black estate fencing, post and rail fencing and low impact stock fencing.

Flowers and planting have been carefully chosen to complement the building's aesthetics of mainly red brick and black cladding. Soft pastels of blues, purples and pinks with integrated white will form the main colour palette for the planting schemes. Larger feature plants such as bay trees and Japanese Maples will help create standalone features, with box hedging adding structure and form.

SUMMARY

To appreciate these buildings, their period features, the scale and volume, the detailing applied and the enchanting environment of such a unique home setting, you must arrange an appointment to view.

We challenge you to find a new home of better value and quality in such a special and unique location.

We look forward to meeting you at The Wardens Hall Estate.


Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
23 October 2018

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  • Harlow Mill (8.2 mi)
  • Theydon Bois (10.2 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Epping (8.8 mi)
  • Harlow Mill (8.2 mi)
  • Theydon Bois (10.2 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Period Homes, Essex

80 High Street, Ingatestone, CM4 9DW

01277 288000 Local call rate

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