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Getting to know Essex’s green and pleasant land

14 August 2014

The countryside is at its best at this time of the year, with farmers reporting early bumper crops due to the hot weather in July.  While public footpaths criss-cross the fields, Essex has many beautiful designated country parks and nature reserves ideal for exploring at the weekends or during the holidays. The Essex Wildlife Trust  is holding a Marine Month in August, with many events in and around the coastal parts of the county, and the country parks, such as Great Notley Country Park and Belhus Woods, have a vast range of native flora and fauna to discover at this time of year. 

Living near a country park gives you the opportunity to get to know your own part of the countryside, whether it’s on two wheels, with the children or with a four-legged friend. So we’ve sourced a selection of properties within a short distance of Essex’s green and pleasant land!

This delightful four bedroom property, located in the village of Little Baddow, is set on a private 1.3 acre elevated plot with well-manicured formal grounds and approached via a long gated driveway. For keen country walkers, the property borders National Trust woodland. The house has many original features and the dining room, believed to date back to the 1620s, has a working open fire place. The double aspect family room-cum snug enjoys far-reaching views across the National Trust grounds, which have been opened to the public for charity. The property is priced at £1,250,000, please contact our Country Homes team on 01245 807265 to view.
Only a stone’s throw away from Weald Country Park this spacious five bedroom home in Pilgrim’s Hatch is set on an impressive 22 acre plot surrounded by a fully stocked moat and a croquet lawn beyond. The property has three generous reception rooms and an extensive array of outbuildings, including stabling, an indoor swimming pool complex, a workshop, an Essex Barn, a quadruple garage and a detached former brew house. It is even commuter friendly, with Shenfield mainline train station just a 10 minute drive away. The price is available on application, for further information, call the Country Homes team on 01245 807265.
Seasoned golfers will appreciate this  detached four bedroom home for rent located just a short drive from Noak Hill Golf Club. However, the Noak Bridge Nature Reserve is also nearby and is a perfect spot for families to explore. The house features spacious bedrooms, a large air-conditioned conservatory, a fitted kitchen plus utility room, a secluded rear garden, garage and driveway. This family home is available for rent at £1,650 per month, contact our lettings team at the Billericay branch on 01277 888616 for more information.
This four bedroom detached   house is perfect for time pressed tenants looking to keep fit. Not only is it commuter friendly, situated within one mile of Billericay Rail Station with its fast links to London Liverpool Street, it has a large rear garden complete with an indoor heated swimming pool! Those who like to ramble will also love the nearby Mill Meadows Nature Reserve and Norsey Wood. The spacious home has four double bedrooms and an ensuite to the master bedroom. There is parking for three vehicles and it’s available for rent at £2,200 per month. If you would like more information, please get in touch with the Billericay branch on 01277 888616.