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Walking in a Winter Wonderland

03 December 2014

With Winter Wonderlands and Grottos galore there will be plenty of events in Essex this Christmas to keep you and the family busy. If you’re looking for fun for all the family and want to combine that trip to the North Pole with your search for your next family home, then here are some fantastic houses, conveniently located near the county’s best festive attractions.

Essex’s own Winter Wonderland is held at Marsh Farm, which has received four and half stars from Trip Advisor. Just a couple of miles away is this modern four bedroom house in Purleigh, set back from the road and accessed via electric gates. The property features a large family kitchen, three entertaining rooms as well as a basement extension which includes an office/playroom, a large cinema/recreation room with a bar and a sunken court-yard. The six acre plot provides fantastic equestrian potential and includes a sun terrace and formal gardens. The property is on the market for £1,150,000, contact our Country Homes team on 01245 807265 if you would like any more information.
Santa is also making a special stop at Barleylands in Billericay, where visitors will also be able to visit the farm park and the festive craft fair. Located in the centre of Billericay is this attractive three bedroom house, which is just a few minutes’ walk from the high street and mainline railway station. Internally the property has recently been re-fitted to include a new kitchen with granite work surfaces, a large open plan living/dining room and conservatory. Externally there is a landscaped rear garden and converted garage offering an excellent home office or separate garden room. The property is priced at £450,000, to arrange a viewing, contact our Billericay team on 01277 888622. Throughout December Father Christmas and his Enchanted Christmas Grotto  will be at Colchester Zoo and there are also a number of Christmas markets in the town. Just five minutes away from the town centre is this four bedroom family home in south-west Colchester which is available to rent unfurnished for £995pcm. The house has a courtyard garden and the off-road parking space is big enough to fit two cars. The property is also situated near some excellent schools.  If you’re interested in this property, get in touch with the lettings agents in our Colchester team on 01206 804149.
If action is more your cup of tea, then perhaps a miniature steam train ride to the North pole to visit Santa at the Museum of Power in Maldon is just the ticket. On the way, you could pop into this three bedroom semi-detached family home, situated on the ever popular Western development. The property is within easy reach of Maldon Town Centre as well as Maldon’s high achieving primary and secondary schools. The property, which is priced at £299,995, features double glazed sash windows, a modern fitted kitchen and a substantial garden as well as off-street parking. For more information, contact our Maldon team on 01621 853111.