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Choosing Wisely

By Alex D'Andrea - 30 May 2019

There are rarely two properties alike. Even when they appear to be on the outside, they can differ significantly inside and how they have been remodelled and improved will have an effect on both price and appeal.

When it comes to exclusive country and village properties, unique characteristics are accentuated even further. In fact, individuality is a major part of the appeal, and why shouldn’t it be when they will be the pinnacle of people’s home-owning ambitions.

That’s why such properties need a unique approach to marketing. Simply listing on a property portal and waiting for the ‘phone to ring just doesn’t cut the mustard when it comes to what is your most valuable asset.

Choosing the right agent who is knowledgeable and experienced for those types of properties in the local area is key. They will know where the right buyers come from and where they will be looking, also their extensive experience in the specialist country and village marketplace, will appreciate that ‘one size fits all’ often doesn’t work especially when it comes to location.

That’s why Beresfords Country & Village now has dedicated locally based teams covering different parts of Essex. This allows them to utilise the buyer databases at our other local branches and tapping into demand from those closer to London (around 60% of buyers come from outside the local area) as well as appealing to local buyers.

The importance of buyers migrating out from London cannot be underestimated. When you think about it, many of us living in Essex can trace our roots back to the Capital.

That’s why we work very hard to maximise the potential this presents by using the whole of the marketing spectrum from online to offline including exhibiting at London shows.

This spacious and versatile property offers flexible living accommodation across two floors. Located in the Village of Tolleshunt Major only moments away from Maldon bustling high street the property provides a fantastic fusion between both country lifestyle and local amenities. The property offers three spacious and well-presented reception rooms including the sitting room offering a dual aspect out looked to both the front and rear gardens, a formal dining room to the rear and the study/ snug. A sizable entrance hall and kitchen breakfast room completes the ground floor accommodation. The first floor comprises of four well-presented bedroom complete with family bathroom. Externally the property sits a mature and un-overlooked plot of circa 2 acres, the property provides a formal rear garden to the immediate rear with further land wrapping round the property behind and to both sides. This could provide superb family home with the future scoop to adapt and extend where necessary. EPC E. There is also a public footpath running alongside the right hand boundary line away from the property.* This property has an agricultural tie, therefore anyone who wishes to purchase the property will need to be employed or retired in either agricultural or forestry. For full details please contact the office.


This property is currently on the market for £500,000. For more information please contact our Country and Village Sales Team.

A truly fabulous five double bedroom detached family residence idyllically positioned on Mill Road within sought-after North End, moments from both picturesque Felsted as well as the historic market town of Dunmow. Benefitting from a sweeping gravel driveway providing parking for several cars together with an integral double garage and carport, internally the house consists of a welcoming entrance hallway, luxurious reception room, formal dining room, impressive kitchen/breakfast room with oil fired AGA very much the hub of the house, superb further reception room/sun room including vaulted ceilings offering a wonderful aspect to the manicured garden and beyond, utility room and downstairs cloakroom/WC. To the first floor four good sized double bedrooms can be found (fantastic master with pretty Juliet balcony and spacious dressing room leading to an opulent en-suite bathroom with views a plenty) as well as a well-appointed family bathroom. On the top floor the fifth double bedroom is ideally situated, again offering superb far reaching views with an additional en-suite bathroom. Externally the landscaped, beautifully nurtured garden offers wonderful tranquillity as well as a quite breath taking aspect towards the neighbouring countryside. EPC E.

This house is currently on the market for £1,100,000. For more information on this property or similar please contact our Country and Village Sales team.

 Approached via the electrically gated horseshoe driveway is this impressive family residence situated on a mature and elevated plot overlooking the surrounding farmland. The main property consists of three/four impressive double bedrooms and four generous reception rooms on the ground floor. The property has been adapted to accommodate a double bedroom on the ground floor however the room was previous utilised as the dining room and could be reverted back if required. The heart of the property is the kitchen breakfast room which has undergone modernisation in recent years, with its open plan living space and country feel the property offers a delicate balanced off modern amenities and country lifestyle. The remaining ground floor living space comprises of two further reception rooms located at the far end of the property. Upstairs comprises of three well-proportioned bedrooms including the master bedroom, bedrooms two and three and the family bathroom. Should anyone require or wish to explore the option of creating additional space there is the potential (STPP) to extend above the kitchen breakfast room. The Bungalow in the grounds consists of two sizable and impressive bedrooms, complete with one en-suite and a sizable wet room. The property benefits from a fully self-contained living space including kitchen and living including kitchen and living area with French doors leading out to the garden behind. The stabling at the far end of the paddocks has could offer further scope and potential to clients looking for additional building space. Currently with a fitted kitchen living room and family bathroom could make another ideally annex accommodation or (STPP) potentially a holiday cottage. The property is situated on a mature and elevated plot of approximately 5 ½ acres including the paddock land surrounding the formal gardens. EPC D

This house currently has a guide price of £1,725,000. For more information on this property please contact our Country and Village Sales Team.

 ** TWO SELF CONTAINED ONE BEDROOM COTTAGES **The property has been renovated and extended with immense care and attention to detail and now offers spacious accommodation along with beautiful character features. Entering the property you are welcomed into a warm and inviting hall with study area and bespoke wooden staircase to the first floor; the hall leads into the dining room with feature fireplace and windows to the front. Beyond this lies the lounge again with feature brick and oak fireplace and electric wood burner, exposed beams and wall trusses along with French doors to the garden. The kitchen/breakfast room comprises of an excellent range of bespoke wall and floor units integrated appliances, and a double butler sink. Leading from the kitchen there is a utility room with sink, a downstairs cloakroom and then a glorious green oak conservatory with large double doors opening onto the terraces and featuring a natural ornamental pond with resident moor hens. Upstairs are three double bedrooms all with en-suite shower rooms and featuring exposed beams and wall trusses. There are two self-contained one bedroom cottages that have been superbly renovated and fitted, one of the cottages benefits from its own courtyard garden. The double cart lodge has a rear flagstone patio and the potential to convert the loft space with a stairway already being in place. The large and sculptured lawns are surrounded by beautiful flower and shrub borders, and a large patio area providing an enviable area for outside dining. The pond is surrounded by planting and pebbles and is a particular feature of the property. There is an enclosed courtyard area which incorporates a large storage barn housing the boiler. EPC Exempt** OFFERED CHAIN FREE**

This house is currently Price On Application, but is going for offers above £995,000. For more information please contact our Country and Village Team.