Remarkable Grade II* Country House in a semi rural Location.

Grade II* Listed Tudor Manor House, renovated by Edwin Sandys (Archbishop of York) during the late 16th Century. This stunning residence stands on an elevated position affording some quite outstanding far reaching views over the surrounding countryside towards the Crouch valley, within a double moated medieval site which extends to around 21 acres (stls). This imposing property of architectural and historical interest, displays striking red brick elevations with grey brick diapering, relieved by primarily stone mullioned windows beneath a parapet roof.

The living accommodation is set over three floors retaining many original features which include stone fire places, a panelled over mantel and further wood panelling enhanced by impressive ceiling heights. The grand principal rooms are of generous proportions yet retain a homely feel enhanced by a charming farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room. This farmhouse style kitchen breakfast room has been sympathetically fitted and provides a walk-in corner larder fridge, integrated coffee machine and inset oil fired Aga set within a deep inglenook with further summer Aga backup adjacent. The kitchen also takes in wonderful views of the paddocks and horses to the rear of the plot.

A sympathetically designed rear addition to the main house incorporates a stunning Oak framed vaulted indoor swimming pool complex and gymnasium with changing facilities and a sauna, linked internally to the main house and opens onto a beautiful West facing courtyard to the rear. A further sitting room/media room is located next to the swimming pool complex, providing glazed doors onto the garden, an inset wood burner, exposed timbers and a turning stairwell onto the mezzanine games room above. The laundry/utility/drying room could provide a second kitchen if a prospective purchaser would like to provide separate accommodation to the main house. The impressive entrance reception hall provides a turning stairwell to the first and second floors which offer eight double bedrooms, including a charming and discrete guest suite with a double bedroom, bathroom with Victorian bath tub and views of the courtyard, dressing room and further double bedroom above if required. The first floor provides three substantial bedrooms with the master including an impressive Tudor fireplaces, an en- suite bathroom with free standing bath, separate shower, bespoke wash hand basin and a dressing room. The second floor provides four further double bedrooms all offering stunning views. Of particular note is the triple aspect fifth bedroom with access into the original apex and a doorway onto the roof top terrace which enjoys the most enviable views towards London.

This property has 21 acres of land.

Outside

Occupying an elevated position with stunning far-reaching views over neighbouring countryside towards the Crouch valley, Edwins Hall sits on a double-moated medieval site extending in total to around 21 acres, much of which is dedicated to equestrian use. The inner moat is complete and the majority of the outer moat remains. The property is approached through twin iron gates over a sweeping tree-lined gravelled driveway leading to extensive parking set around formal parterre gardens and continuing to a detached double garage with attached car port to the rear of the property. The driveway also gives separate access to a first-class equestrian yard, ideal for livery if required, providing a four-bay bespoke courtyard stable block with tack room, hardstanding, a tie area for washing, a large Essex hay barn, floodlit all-weather manège and adjoining stock-fenced paddocks linking to extensive off-road hacking and bridleways. The landscaped formal grounds feature expanses of level lawn with numerous courtyards and terraces, ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining, an all weather tennis court and areas of woodland, the whole enjoying far-reaching views over rolling arable farmland to the rear boundary.

Situation

From its elevated semi-rural position, the property enjoys some fine panoramic views across the surrounding countryside. The immediate landscape is primarily of arable farmland, with many footpaths and bridleways, accessible almost from the front entrance; this provides ample opportunity for some lovely country walks and good hacking (where permissible) across the undulating farmland. Whilst enjoying a semi-rural setting, the property remains accessible to the local village amenities in South Woodham, with a primary school, public houses and restaurants, village hall and church. A more comprehensive range of amenities can be found in South Woodham Ferrers (2 miles) including rail services into London (journey time from 52 minutes), alternative rail services can be found in Wickford (6 miles) offering a journey time from 37 minutes into London. The local road network accessed via the A130 (4 miles) links through to the A127 (7 miles) and A13 (9 miles). In the opposite direction, the A12 is just 6 miles distant. For international travel, London Southend airport is just 14 miles away.

Directions

From Strutt & Parker's Chelmsford office, follow Parkway (A1060) for 1.0 mile then at the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Essex Yeomanry Way (A1114). Follow this road for 2.5 miles then at the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto A130. After 5.5 miles take the exit signposted Wickford/South Woodham Ferrers/ A132, and at the roundabout take the 1st exit onto A1245. At the next roundabout take the 4th exit onto Burnham Road (A132) and stay on this road for 2.5 miles. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit to stay on Burnham Road (B1012), then at the roundabout take the 1st exit onto B1418. After 0.6 mile turn sharp right onto Edwins Hall Road and after 0.7 mile Edwins Hall can be found on the left-hand side.

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Other features

  • Entrance hall
  • Drawing room
  • Dining room
  • Office
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Utility room
  • Pantry
  • Boot Room
  • Snug
  • Two cloakrooms
  • Plant room
  • Swimming pool complex
  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Principal bedroom with ensuite bathroom and dressing room
  • Eight further bedrooms
  • Three further bathrooms
  • Double garage
  • Single car port
  • Stables
  • Hay barn
  • Grounds of 21 acres

Other details

  • Floorplan
  • Map & Street View
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Ref: CHM200284

Edwins Hall Lane, Woodham Ferrers Chelmsford CM3

Offers In The Region Of
£2,490,000

Ref: CHM200284

Edwins Hall Lane, Woodham Ferrers Chelmsford CM3

Offers In The Region Of
£2,490,000