A superbly refurbished early 18th Century Country House with later additions located in lovely parkland of approximately 0.55 acre on the fringes of Shenfield.
Stone steps lead to a Georgian lead and ironwork porch with light above from which the heavy Oak half paned door leads to the:-
ENTRANCE HALL - 7.32 x 1.91 (24'0 x 6'3 )
A fine spacious area on two levels from which the polished wood Oak staircase leads to the first floor. Flagstone flooring. Radiator. Halogen lighting. At the far end of the hall is the:-
A large room containing a unique silvered porcelain close coupled WC and Pedestal wash basin. Flagstone flooring. Also leading from a doorway at the side of the cloakroom are steps to the:-
CELLARS - 6.71 x 4.27 (22'0 x 14'0 )
This is a very large area with 6' head height. Electric light.
SITTING ROOM - 4.52 x 4.27 (14'10 x 14'0 )
A bright well proportioned room with Oak sash windows to the front and side elevations each with splendid views. Two radiators. Open fireplace with marble hearth. Polished Oak flooring.
DRAWING ROOM - 6.22 x 4.27 (20'5 x 14'0 )
A substantial bright room with a sash window to the front elevation. Polished Oak flooring. Two radiators. Open fireplace with marble hearth. To the west side of this room taking afternoon sun and enjoying splendid views across the grounds is a canted glazed bay window with french doors leading to the garden.
KITCHEN - 6.45 x 2.74 (21'2 x 9'0 )
This room is fitted with a high quality range of hardwood hand made units along 3 sides with marble worktops. Fittings include a Falcon range cooker. A sub-zero refrigerator and a Miele dishwasher and extractor unit. The flagstone flooring continues through this room into the family room. Halogen lighting. Window to side with views across fields.
FAMILY ROOM - 11.18 x 4.62 (36'8 x 15'2 )
This is a magnificent double storey vaulted room extending the full width of the property and undoubtedly the main focal living area for the family. There is a maximum ceiling height of 28'. It is a very bright area with a great feeling of space with a total of 13 windows on three elevations and a door leading from the rear. There are two large ceiling lights automatically operated. Three large electric hanging lanterns. Flagstone flooring with inset architectural lighting. Under floor heating.
UTILITY ROOM - 2.87 x 2.31 (9'5 x 7'7 )
Along one wall is a worksurface incorporating a single drainer stainless steel sink unit. Below that are fitted cupboards and plumbing and space for 2 domestic appliances. Above the worksurface is a long range of fitted cupboards and on the opposite wall further fitted cupboards, one containing the Worcester oil fired boiler providing a heating source for the property and also acting as support heating for the under floor heating in part of the house. There is also an independent underfloor heating system beneath the flagstone flooring.
DINING ROOM - 5.72 x 4.14 (18'9 x 13'7 )
This room is situated between the drawing room and the family room and a door leads to it from the hall. There is a further glazed door with panels adjoining opening to the west facing paved terrace. Solid Walnut flooring. Radiator. Open fireplace with solid Walnut surround. A pair of glazed doors opens from here to the family room.
FIRST FLOOR -
BEDROOM ONE - 5.03 x 4.14 (16'6 x 13'7 )
This is a very fine room with a ceiling 11'4 in height. Two windows to the west side with views across the garden. Across all of one wall is a magnificent range of fitted wardrobes constructed in a macasser ebony wood comprising eight doors with concealed lighting above. Plus a matching macasser ebony chest of six drawers. The remaining walls are in a very effective stone finish plaster. Coloured polished plaster to the bedhead area. A tall glazed door with a Juliet balcony behind enjoys a dramatic view into the family room.
EN-SUITE BATHROOM -
This is another dramatic room with a large window overlooking the family room. Across one wall is a substantial white bath with tiled panels. Close coupled WC. A one and a half size corner shower enclosure with sliding doors and chromium plated controls. Attractive rectangular polished granite wash basin with cupboards below and chromium plated mixer tap above. Chromium plated towel radiator. Ceramic tiled flooring. Halogen lighting.
BEDROOM TWO - 4.65 x 3.48 (15'3 x 11'5 )
A very bright room with a sash window to the front elevation with excellent views across the gardens. Two radiators. Tall ceiling with transverse Oak timber. Across all of one wall is a range of wardrobe cupboards in Crown cut Zebrano veneer. Set into this facade is a matching door leading to the :-
EN-SUITE SHOWER -
Shower enclosure with folding doors and chromium plated controls. Hand wash basin with mixer taps. WC with concealed cistern. Chromium plated towel radiator. Mirrored doors reveal a shelved cabinet. Floor tiling. Glazed walls to the shower enclosure.
BEDROOM THREE - 4.37 x 3.48 (14'4 x 11'5 )
Another good well proportioned bedroom with windows to the south and west elevations. Two radiators. Tall ceiling with transverse Oak timber.Across all of one wall is a range of Rosewood fitted wardrobe cupboards through which a matching veneered door opens to the:-
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM -
This is identical in specification to bedroom two.
BEDROOM FOUR - 4.39 x 2.74 (14'5 x 9'0 )
A good sized fourth bedroom with a window to the east side enjoying splendid views across surrounding countryside. Radiator.
FAMILY BATHROOM - 3.38 x 2.57 (11'1 x 8'5 )
This is a large room and similar in quality to other bath/shower rooms in the property. A fine large shaped roll top bath is set on a polished aluminium base with chromium plated shower taps to one side. Large polished granite rectangular hand wash basin with chromium plated mixer taps and cupboards below and above a very large shelved recessed cupboard with a hinged mirrored door. WC with concealed cistern. Large walk-in shower area with glazed walls and halogen lighting. Ceramic floor tiling. Chromium plated towel radiator. Sash window to side with glorious views across countryside.
LANDING - 8.31 x 1.93 (27'3 x 6'4 )
A bright spacious attractive area centrally divided by a shaped plaster arch and set on two levels joined by four steps to the centre area. The stairwell is surrounded by polished wood balustrading and light is drawn from a large sash window to the front elevation. Access to a loft space. Halogen lighting. Radiator.
This lovely and very interesting house is set in fine park like grounds of approximately 0.55 acre on the fringes of Shenfield. The house cannot be seen from the road and is approached through a private drive from Roman Road, Mountnessing and is the first house on the left hand side. The property is surrounded by lawns and a wide variety of established trees and on the West side of the property is a Yorkstone terrace bordered by a redbrick wall and this continues around to the rear of the house. The views from the property at the rear are across Cornfields and woodland. To the rear of the property is a newly constructed detached garage with pitched roof that has internal dimensions of 7.25 metres by 8 metres.
CONSTRUCTIONAL NOTE -
The house, which is not listed, was constructed in 1730 extended in 1850 and further extended in 2007. The property contains high quality Oak doors, stairs and flooring and an abundant use of unusual quality wood has been used in many of the rooms. Flagstone flooring. Superb hand made fitted kitchen. State of the art bathrooms. Dramatic double storey family room measuring 36' x 15'. Superb attention to detail throughout. Under floor heating to the family room, kitchen and part of the hall.