Grade II listed detached house with 2.8 acres

A detached Grade II listed property positioned on an elevated plot, surrounded by open countryside and close to the River Chelmer. This fine property has recently undergone a full refurbishment creating a wonderful family home with accommodation spread across three floors.

The ground floor provides excellent accommodation, ideal for family living. The stand out feature is the stunning kitchen/breakfast room with bespoke Mark Wilkinson designed units and impressive island leading to a breakfast area. Next to the kitchen is a sitting room along with a utility room. The accommodation on this level continues through to a well-appointed living room with dual aspect, exposed beams and feature fireplace. On from the living room is the dining room, with vaulted ceiling and views over the garden.

On the first floor the property features a principal bedroom with luxurious en-suite featuring marble tiles, a dressing room/fifth bedroom, two further double bedrooms and the family bathroom. The accommodation continues onto a second floor, where bedroom two is located along with access into a dressing room

This property has 2.8 acres of land.


The property enjoys an enviable position being well set back from North Hill. A sweeping driveway leads you to the front of the house where there is ample parking for many cars. On the right as you enter the plot is a large field/paddock. To the side of the house there is a detached garage block consisting of a double garage and an outside office, with potential to create an annex (stpp) and currently includes a kitchenette. The formal gardens to the property are situated to the rear of the house and consist of a patio area, heated swimming pool and pool house. Within the pool house there is a sauna, seating area and shower. Opposite the swimming pool is an all-weather tennis court.


Rainbirds is located on North Hill and surrounded by beautiful countryside and near paper mill lock. The unique positioning of the house gives you the feeling to total seclusion with no visible neighbour. Little Baddow is a desirable village situated 8 miles to the East of the city of Chelmsford. The location is idea for a commuter looking for a country home with excellent links to the city. Little Baddow itself has the popular Elm Green Preparatory School together with two pubs. The village of Danbury, a short drive away, also provides a choice of shops including a Co-Op and Tesco as well as other facilities such as a bank, surgery, dentist and traditional public houses. More comprehensive facilities can be found in Chelmsford. Fast and frequent trains leave Chelmsford station reaching London Liverpool Street in approximately 37 minutes, or alternatively Ingatestone just over 10 miles distant with trains taking approximately 32 minutes. There is an excellent choice of schools in the district including the renowned Elm Green Preparatory School, two grammar schools; Chelmsford High School for Girls and King Edward VI Boys, ranked first and third in the county and New Hall.


From A12 (J18 Sandon) follow Maldon Road towards Danbury. Travel for 2.4 miles and just after passing the local Co-op, turn left at the mini roundabout into Little Baddow Road. Continue traveling along this road, which becomes The Ridge, then North Hill. Follow the road passing over the bridge and Rainbirds is the first property on the left.

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Other features

  • Entrance hall
  • Sitting room
  • Dining room
  • Playroom
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Utility room
  • Pantry
  • Principal bedroom with en-suite and dressing room
  • Bedroom 2 with en-suite
  • 4 further bedrooms
  • Family bathroom
  • EPC exempt
  • Swimming pool
  • Pool house with sauna
  • Tennis court
  • Double garage with attached office
  • About 2.8 acres

Other details

  • Floorplan
  • Map & Street View
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Ref: CHM200151

North Hill, Little Baddow Chelmsford CM3

Guide Price

Ref: CHM200151

North Hill, Little Baddow Chelmsford CM3

Guide Price