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Glorious Gardens

By Alex D'Andrea - 29 March 2019

You are never too old to enjoy a good old fashioned Easter egg hunt!

We’ve picked out perfect properties for hiding Easter treats with gardens ranging from substantial grounds to quaint plots. Happy hunting! 

An impressive Essex Barn conversion set on secluded grounds of 3.7 acres (stls) with a selection of outbuildings including an office block, detached indoor pool complex, one bedroom annexe, garaging and workshop. Situated in the rolling North Essex countryside, the property enjoys easy access to Great Dunmow, the A120 and M11. The home has been converted to the highest standards and provides spacious and open living. Of particular note is the living room and dining room which both showcase the property's high vaulted ceilings and attractive exposed timber framework. The ground floor accommodation also boasts a large kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, family room, large entrance reception hall, cinema room and study. The first floor is accessed via a turning oak staircase to a galleried landing, from which all four bedrooms are accessed. The dual aspect master suite enjoys a dressing area and a large en-suite bath and shower room. Bedrooms two and three share a Jack and Jill shower room, whilst bedroom four enjoys the spacious family bath and shower room. The separate annexe offers generous living space with a large double bedroom, kitchen/living area, and triple aspect conservatory leading out onto a private terrace. The property also benefits from a large office building (currently B1 commercial use is permitted). This block provides several office areas served by a kitchenette, male and female toilets, and access into the recording studio. The detached indoor swimming pool complex offers excellent leisure facilities with a hydro therapy spa, toilet/ shower/ dressing room and a delightful sun terrace. The extensive grounds enjoy rural views and are accessed via a long gated driveway that leads to a courtyard providing extensive parking and access to the ancillary buildings. Mostly laid to lawn, or paddock, the acreage benefits from mature planting, a number of specimen trees and Koi pond. EPC D.

Currently on the market at a guide price of £1,550,000. For further information contact our Country & Village Office.

A beautiful period farmhouse thought to date back to 1870, set in beautiful established grounds of approximately 1.7 acres (stls). All of the principle rooms to the ground floor and the six bedrooms to the first floor benefit from lovely aspects of the surrounding gardens and/or the open farmland which protects this charming plot. The property itself has been extended and improved sympathetically by the present owners and provides generous modern living space which is bright and airy, however retaining a great deal of charm throughout. The property also benefits from separate annexe accommodation, double garage and separate office space. EPC D.

Currently on the market at a guide price of £1,495,000. For further information contact our Country & Village office.

This stunningly presented extended open plan four bedroom semi detached family home has accommodation spit over two floors. From the entrance hall there is a good sized living room with working fireplace and log burner, converted play room, downstairs cloakroom, utility room and a superb open plan kitchen/living room with bespoke handmade painted wood kitchen by Henderson and Redfearn with granite work surfaces, vaulted sky lights, working fireplace and log burner, and bifold doors leading out to the rear garden. To the first floor there is a recently modernised family bathroom with step in shower, and four good sized bedrooms, the master having its own recently modernised en-suite shower room. In addition, within the property there is underfloor heating downstairs in the hall, cloakroom and open plan rooms and upstairs in both bathrooms. Externally there is a beautifully landscaped, secluded and west facing rear garden commencing with a stone patio which leads to a meandering lawned area. To the front of the property, there is off street parking on the resin driveway for numerous vehicles. EPC C

Currently on the market at a guide price of £1,075,000. For further information contact our Shenfield Sales Office.

This detached four bedroom home built in approximately 1910 is located in the popular village of Steeple and sits on an impressive plot of 3.4 acres in size. We feel the property has enormous potential, with potential equestrian usage also six outbuildings with B1 industrial usage with the potential of having a self-contained annex. Accommodation offers four reception rooms, utility room, four first floor bedrooms, some far reaching views towards the river Blackwater. The property offers an impressive driveway with a large frontage with a single garage and mature gardens and outbuildings. Please contact Beresfords to arrange an internal viewing. EPC E.

Currently on the market at £825,000. For further information contact our Maldon Sales Office.

CHAIN FREE opportunity to purchase a delightfully restored Grade II listed, four bedroom cottage set within a stunning 0.5 acre(stls) plot of established gardens. This dream home enjoys the most amazing 360 degree countryside views that allow natural light to pour into its rooms. The close proximity to Witham, Maldon and Chelmsford provides easy access to some of the best schools in Essex. To the left of the welcoming hallway is a spacious and bright triple aspect drawing room, featuring the most wonderful brick inglenook fireplace and French Doors leading to patio. To the right of the hallway is a delightful dual aspect sitting/dining room with open studwork, brick feature fireplace with log burner, good ceiling height with beam features and superb garden views. The fabulous refurbished kitchen/breakfast room with fitted appliances is accessed via the sitting room and enjoys a picturesque outlook to the garden and open countryside. The ground floor accommodation completes with a large utility/laundry room and WC. The stairs to the hallway lead to an open landing area that provides access to an under floor heated, luxury family bathroom. There are four good size bedrooms, two with vaulted ceilings and beam features, with the master and second bedroom benefiting from dual aspect views of the stunning surrounding countryside. The attractive. Established gardens offer amazing views, whatever your position; its al fresco dining paradise. To complete, there is a recently constructed detached heritage style barn, with double garage and external stairs to a first floor games room/gym with potential for annexe accommodation or home office. The local villages of Little & Great Braxted are about 1.5 miles away and there is the added attraction of a (within comfortable walking distance) picturesque country pub. For commuters the nearest train station is 3 miles away in Witham with a train journey time into London of approximately 45 minutes. EPC Exempt.

Currently on the market at £775,000. For further information contact our Country & Village Office.

Situated down a quiet country lane and surrounded by stunning field views, we are pleased to present this Grade II Listed three bedroom house in the village of Roxwell, boasting lounge, dining room, kitchen, cloakroom, three bedrooms, dressing room and bathroom. The property is further furnished by an outdoor studio space and off road parking for a number of vehicles, with the added benefit of agreed planning permission in place for a ground floor extension. A viewing comes highly recommended to fully appreciate the accommodation and opportunity on offer. EPC E

Currently on the market at £530,000. For further information contact our Writtle Sales Office.

Located in a semi-rural position on the outskirts of Panfield village, this spacious detached chalet enjoys the benefit of an excellent size plot, backing onto open farmland. The property itself offers three double bedrooms to the first floor with the family bathroom. On the ground floor is a 24ft lounge, separate 16ft dining room, good size kitchen with utility area and a ground floor cloakroom. There is a sweeping driveway providing parking for numerous vehicles and a further driveway to the side of the property which leads to a large double garage and has planning permission granted for a one bedroom annex to be positioned behind the double garage (Braintree District Council reference 16/01319/FUL). This property has an excellent size unoverlooked rear garden. The nearest town of Braintree is 4.1 miles away and has a range of shops, coffee bars and restaurants along with a branch line railway station offering services to London Liverpool Street in approximately 60 minutes. Freeport Outlet Shopping Village is just under 5 miles away and has its own railway station and a wide range of shops, restaurants and entertainment facilities. Property Ref: 454868. (EPC E).

Currently on the market for OIEO £500,000. For further information contact our Braintree Sales Office.