Coval Hall, Rainsford Road
Approached via a long gravelled drive that meanders past the impressive St Marys Church, is this fine 16th Century, Grade II* Listed property. A traditional Hall house, the property has retained the original battened and nailed front door that leads into the dramatic dining hall, one of many rooms featuring period wood panelling. The abundance of period features is evident throughout the house with fireplaces, original flooring and stunning 16th century oak staircase leading to the former court room. The layout provides excellent accommodation for a growing family with four well-appointed reception rooms. The most recent addition is the stunning oak framed kitchen extension, thoughtfully designed to take in the views of the gardens and St Mary's Church beyond.
The accommodation continues to impress on the first floor with the master bedroom being the stand out feature. This vast, atmospheric room includes 17th century wood panelling, walk in wardrobe and a contemporary en-suite shower room. There are three further double bedrooms with bedroom two benefitting from an en-suite. The remaining bedrooms are served by a large family bathroom fitted with a heritage style suite and displaying exposed beams.
Entrance gates lead you through to the driveway flanked by meticulously maintained lawns. To the immediate front of the property there is a parking area and a detached garage/carport with access to an office above. The drive continues to the rear of the property where further parking is located. The front garden is partially enclosed by a wall providing excellent seclusion with further garden space situated to the side of the property. Within the garden there is a pathway leading to the detached garage, generous amount of lawned area and an oak tree believed to be 400 years old.
Note to buyers; Two neighbouring properties, Bocking Hall Cottage and The Oast House have right of way along the driveway. Bocking Hall Cottage is attached to Bocking Hall with a flying freehold. Bocking Hall & Bocking Hall Cottage is under one ownership with two seperate titles. There is a public footpath that runs accross the driveway leading to the farmers field on the North Eastern boundary. Please contact us to find out more.
Bocking Hall is situated adjacent to St Mary's Church, Bocking. Close by is the well served town of Braintree offering a supermarket and a number of independent stores together with numerous pubs and restaurants.
On the outskirts is Freeport Designer Outlet offering numerous high street shops as well as a cinema and leisure centre.
Braintree Railway Station provides an hourly service to London Liverpool Street with an approximate journey time of 60 minutes; alternatively, Witham Railway Station (approximately 15 minutes by car) provides a more regular service to London Liverpool Street with an approximate journey time of 45 minutes. Stansted Airport is just 18 miles to the west at Junction 8 of the M11 catering for domestic flights and international destinations beyond.
There is a wide range of schooling in the area, both state and private, including The Felsted Schools to the west and Gosfield to the north and, of particular note, is the Colchester Royal Grammar School.
The property is surrounded by the wonderful Essex countryside which offer excellent walks and footpaths. Bocking Windmill is a short trek up the hill and is well worth a visit.
From our offices in Chelmsford leave the city using Essex Regiment Way. Take Braintree Road heading towards Great Leighs. Continue on Braintree Road until your reach the A120 junction in Notley Green. Continue straight ahead towards Braintree Town via Pod's Brook Road. At the next roundabout take the third exit onto the B1256. Continue through Braintree High Street until the fork, turn left onto Bocking End/The Causeway. Continue along until the road changes to Bradford Street and at the next mini roundabout turn left onto Church Lane. Continue along church lane over the river pant and into Bocking. St Mary's Church is located at the bottom of the hill and the driveway to Bocking Hall is to the right hand side of the church.Read all