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8 bed detached house for sale in Wickham Bishops

Guide Price £5,500,000
Country & Village (Sales): 01277 350614 Email Us
Property ref:  CAV140125
Country & Village (Sales) 01277 350614 Email Us
Property ref:  CAV140125

Wickham Bishops, Essex, CM8

  • * Elegant Manor House
  • * Eight bedrooms and bathrooms
  • * Six impressive reception rooms
  • * Bespoke kitchen/breakfast room
  • * Galleried landing and Atrium area
  • * Swimming Pool area and Gym
  • * Cinema Room
  • * 17 acres including private woodland
  • * Tennis Court & Helipad
  • * 6-Bay Cart Lodge

Property Overview

Tenure: Freehold
Council Tax: Band H

An imposing country estate featuring an impressive manor house of grand proportions c. 1990’s and offering accommodation of 11,000 sq. ft. with a stunning indoor swimming pool, eight bedrooms/bathrooms and extensive living/entertaining space. Located in a secluded sought-after setting within the 17 acre plot are undulating gardens including a tennis court and Helicopter pad, extensive woodland and a large 6-bay Cart Lodge providing garaging, storage and office/accommodation above. The interior of Fernbrook Hall offers elegantly styled and spacious rooms including an impressive 31ft. breakfast room with French doors at one end and part-vaulted ceiling, leading through to the bespoke designer fitted kitchen offering a central island/breakfast bar, feature fireplace, built-in appliances, a 4-oven Aga – both have a stylish flagstone floor. An impressive hallway providing access to the main dual aspect 31ft., reception room which features four sets of French doors to the formal gardens and feature wall panelling, a secondary reception room also elegantly styled with French doors, two further study/receptions and 29ft. reception/dining room which has a feature Inglenook fireplace, ceiling beams and French doors. To the east wing is the swimming pool complex with changing facilities and sizeable gymnasium – the swimming pool area has been designed with a mural wall, columns, mirrored ceiling and French doors. An elegant atrium, open to the first floor, has full height windows, exposed brick interior wall, stepped flagstone floor and steps up to the first floor. There is a lower ground floor providing good sized utility space, wine store and boiler room. Stylish features throughout the property Two staircases lead up to the first floor with one wing offering the eight bedrooms served by seven stylish bathroom en-suite’s – the principal bedroom features an en-suite and dressing room (the en-suite can also be accessed from the fifth bedroom). The bedrooms are a good size with elegant décor, ample storage within built-in wardrobes, designer bathrooms and feature lighting. A sizeable home cinema room provides additional entertaining space for family and friends. Fernbrook Hall is approached via a gated entrance with CCTV and electronic gates leads into the sweeping driveway to the main residence with its Tudor style elevations and ornate brickwork. The formal gardens feature a sun terrace with steps up to well tended lawns, a pond and the surrounding private woodland. Within the grounds is a fenced Tennis Court area and, within the grounds is a sizeable 6-bay Cart Lodge with storage/machinery store, wood store and stairs up to an office area above with shower room facilities which could office additional annex space. The surrounding private woodland offers a shady spot and features bluebells in the Spring. Sought-after Wickham Bishops village is close by with local shops, Olios Restaurant and local pubs with surrounding open countryside providing a picturesque semi-rural setting for the property. Benton Hall Golf and Country Club is just over one mile with the River Blackwater within easy reach including Heybridge Basin and Maldon Hythe Quay with its traditional sailing barges. Main line rail services are nearby at Witham and Hatfield Peverel (London Liverpool Street) with the new Elizabeth Line service available from Shenfield. Chelmsford City Centre is within easy reach, offering excellent shopping including John Lewis and renowned schools. The location makes access to central London, motorway routes and Stansted Airport easily accessible. Information: Tenure Freehold, Energy Performance - EPC Rating E, Maldon District Council Band H, CCTV alarm system. (Ref: CAV140125). Witham main line station approx. 2.7 miles approx. (London Liverpool Street approx. 40 minutes) | Maldon town centre 4 miles approx. | Chelmsford City Centre 10 miles approx. Elm Green Preparatory School 7 miles approx. | Maldon Court Preparatory School 4 miles approx. | New Hall School approx. 8 miles | Excellent main road links (A12/M25 & A414/M11)

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