A handsome country home with extensive mature gardens, swimming pool and lake.
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A handsome country home with extensive mature gardens, swimming pool and lake, set in a semi-rural position, ideal for a city commuter.
A handsome and imposing family home providing almost 4,300 sq. ft. of flexible light filled accommodation arranged over four floors and combines the amenities of modern living with retained character features including high ceilings and sash windows throughout. The ground floor accommodation flows from a welcoming reception hall with original tiled flooring and briefly comprises a spacious dual aspect sitting room with feature open fireplace. There is a well-proportioned living room with feature fireplace, a large dual aspect dining room with feature cast iron fireplace and a useful study.
The ground floor accommodation is completed by a generous rear aspect kitchen/breakfast room with a neighbouring utility, pantry and cloakroom. The kitchen provides a range of wall and floor units with an Aga, integrated appliances and space for a sizeable table for more informal dining. The lower ground floor provides extensive cellarage, suitable for a variety of uses. To the first floor, is a generous master bedroom with en suite bathroom, three further well-proportioned bedrooms, and the family bathroom. Whilst the second floor, offers opportunities for conversion into a self-contained apartment and in its current configuration comprises an extensive dual aspect games room/office, a kitchen, the fifth bedroom and a family bathroom.
This property has 2.78 acres of land.
The property is approached by a carriage driveway through wrought iron gates, bordered by areas of lawn, mature shrubs and trees, and leads to the extensive garaging. Surrounding this fine home are the tranquil parkland style grounds, being laid mainly to lawn interspersed with mature trees and featuring the lake with footbridges and streams that weave around it. Also within the grounds, is the swimming pool with paved surround and pool house, a vegetable garden with greenhouses, followed by a variety of fruit trees and extensive paved terraces, ideal for entertaining.
Situated between the semi-rural village of Downham and the busy Town of Wickford, the property is ideally located for those that want the peace and quiet of the surrounding countryside but need to commute, with nearby major road links and railway lines. Wickford offers a good selection of amenities and a railway station, offering regular trains to central London in less than 40 minutes. The city of Chelmsford offers a comprehensive selection of independent and High Street stores, two shopping centres, six retail parks and excellent sporting facilities. The area is very well serviced for primary, secondary and independent schools. The property is also well place for Stansted and Southend Airports and major road communications which include the A12, A130, M11 and the M25.
EPC Rating E
From the A130, take the A1245 exit signposted Battlesbridge/Rawreth/Rettendon and after 0.2 miles at the roundabout take the 1st exit onto A1245, then at the next roundabout the 1st exit onto A132. After 0.6 miles continue onto Runwell Road for 1.2 miles. At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto Golden Jubilee Way, then after 0.4 miles at the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto London Road. Turn right onto Castledon Road and after 0.5 miles the house will be on your right hand side.Read all
- Imposing country home
- At least 5 bedrooms
- 4 bathrooms
- 4 reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Main house = 4,279 sq ft
- Extensive garaging
- Pool & lake
- In all about 2.78 acres.
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