Period property in idyllic location with 1.7 acres
Thought to date from the 17th Century, Fortescues has been extended and improved several times during its lifetime, and now offers six bedroomed accommodation arranged over two floors. The property is approached via a generous entrance hall with vaulted ceiling and the windows to two aspects ensure a bright and welcoming reception. This forms part of the building linking the original house to the modern extension. To the left aspect a door leads to an inner lobby with access to the rear gardens and two reception rooms. These comprise the drawing room which has oak flooring, a Limestone fireplace, windows to the side aspect and French Doors to the rear with splendid views across the gardens. Adjacent is a large office with windows to three aspects. Returning to the entrance hall, a lobby has ample storage facilities and a cloakroom and leads to the remainder of the accommodation. The wall to the left was the outside wall of the original house and incorporates a Gothic style window. The architectural style of this wing is redolent of a property of this era, with heavy timber beams and many original features. This is evident in the sitting room being the core of the 17th century house and now having a Limestone mantle and hearth with inset log burner, a mullioned window and french doors to the gardens. Adjacent is the Dining Room which has a feature brick fireplace and stairs to the first floor. There are two doors off this room. One leads to a lobby and cloakroom with a shower. The second accesses the spacious kitchen/breakfast room which is sub divided into two parts and fitted with a good range of bespoke cabinets with matching surfaces and tiled surrounds. A utility room provides useful space for appliances and of particular note is the large walk in pantry.
The first floor accommodation over this wing comprises the master bedroom suite with ensuite bathroom and fitted wardrobes. Evidence in this room shows that the structure has been altered, probably during the Georgian period, where the ceiling height was raised substantially. Adjacent is the dressing room/bedroom six and there are three further bedrooms and a family bathroom. Returning to the entrance hall, stairs lead to the first floor guest bedroom which includes a bathroom and study area.
This property has 1.7 acres of land.
The property occupies grounds of approximately 1.7 acres and is approached via a sweeping gravel drive and timber security gates. The formal grounds extend to three sides of the house and include three patios, well- tended lawns and shaped beech hedges with arches providing access to connected areas. At the end of the lawn, well stocked flower borders include a fine example of Alliums and there is also a kitchen garden and an orchard. The paddock is enclosed with post and rail fencing and approached through a five bar gate. Within the grounds, outbuildings include a three bay garage block with potential for two storey annexe accommodation. A positive pre application consultation with Chelmsford City Council is available on request. In addition, a separate cart lodge includes a garden store, log store, kennels and a garage.
The small village of Good Easter lies six miles northwest of the historic city of Chelmsford, surrounded by beautiful countryside. The village has a parish church, while nearby High Easter has post office, local store and café, as well as a village hall. There are primary schools in nearby Leaden Roding and Roxwell. Secondary schooling is available at Chelmer Valley High School in Chelmsford, while the renowned independent Felsted School is less than 10 miles away. Chelmsford city centre is within easy reach, providing an excellent selection of shops, restaurants, cafés and leisure facilities, as well as a mainline station providing regular services to London Liverpool Street (37 minutes). The area is well connected by road, with the A120 seven miles away, leading to Stansted Airport and the M11.
From Chelmsford, take the A1060/Rainsford Road away from the city centre and continue to follow the A1060 for five miles, before turning right onto Chalk End. Turn right to stay on Chalk End and then continue for just over half a mile, after which you will find the property on the left-hand side.Read all
- Period property
- Five bedrooms
- Four reception rooms
- 1.7 acre plot
- Detached triple garage with Office/games room above
- Detached cartlodge
- Gated driveway
- Peaceful location
- No onward chain
- Map & Street View
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