4 bedroom detached house for saleThorndon Park, Herongate, Brentwood, Essex, CM13
- 500 m drive
- 4 bedroom period house
- Numerous outbuildings
- Walled 0.5 acre garden
- Extensive grounds with potential paddocks
- Swimming pool
- Set within nearly 1,000 acres of Thorndon Country Park
- EPC Rating = E
A 4 bedroom period house set in around 6.3 acres in Thorndon Country park
Brentwood railway station: 2.3 miles; Shenfield railway station: 3.5 miles (Crossrail from 2019); M25 (junction 28/A12): 3.2 miles. All distances are approximate.
Garden Cottage is situated in the picturesque Thorndon Country Park which extends to about 1,000 acres.
The nearby villages of Ingrave and Herongate have three pubs: The Boars Head, The Green Man and The Olde Dog Inn, all of which are very popular, with dining facilities. Also close by is The Greyhound pub at Childerditch.
Within the village of Ingrave is the Ingrave Johnstone School and the area also lies within the catchment of St Martin’s senior school at Hutton. For those seeking private education, Brentwood School is just over 2 miles with prep, senior school and sixth form.
For the commuter the property is situated close to both Brentwood and Shenfield, which have mainline rail services to London and will have Crossrail from 2019. In the opposite direction, to the south, is the Fenchurch Street line at West Horndon via a c2c rail service. Major road links are easily accessible including the A12, A13, A127 and M25.
Garden Cottage is approached through the lion gates at the north entrance into the park, passing the gate cottages where the drive will be found on the left-hand side.
The house is approached through an entrance vestibule with a vaulted ceiling which in turn opens into a study with dual-aspect windows. Adjoining is a ground floor cloakroom and a light-filled sitting room with log burner within a feature fireplace. Stairs rise to the first floor. The living room is found at the front of the house with beautiful views over the property’s parkland and woods beyond. The room is finished with parquet flooring, coved cornice and two ceiling roses. Doors open into a conservatory which frame views of the grounds. A separate dining room can be found on the southern side of the house, again featuring coved cornice and ceiling rose. Adjacent is a lovely kitchen/breakfast room finished with Shaker-style units with contrasting polished granite tops and incorporating larder storage, double oven, electric hob and a large island ideal for occasional dining or family gatherings. From the kitchen there is access into a good-sized laundry room including a butler sink with space for white goods and a stable door to the outside. From the living room stairs lead down to a lower level basement room which includes a former bread oven and exposed ceiling timbers. Beyond are two stores, cloakroom and door on to the terrace. On the first floor the master bedroom enjoys a good deal of natural light and includes an extensive range of fitted wardrobes with an adjacent en suite shower room. There are three further bedrooms, all enjoying high ceilings and lovely views over the property’s grounds. In addition, there is a family bathroom fitted with a white suite.
Within the courtyard is a range of outbuildings including enclosed garaging, open double carport, wood store and extensive parking. To the south lies a listed walled garden extending to 0.5 acres, predominately lawned. Immediately behind the house is a large elevated terrace with in-ground swimming pool and access to the double length garage with adjoining workshop. To the east is an enclosed area of evergreen woodland, which includes the private drainage and boiler room for the pool. In front of the house are extensive grounds predominately laid to grass with a scattering of young and mature trees including some magnificent oaks. A small pond lies in the north-eastern border and the whole boundary is screened by mature woodland. To the west the grounds open up to a large area of grassland which would be ideal for livestock or paddocks.
Square Footage: 3,376 sq ft
Acreage: 6.3 Acres
Services: Mains water and electricity. Oil-fired heating. Private drainage.
Note: i) Photographs taken 2018; ii) Full copy of the EPC is available upon request.
Postcode: CM13 3SA
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