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8 bed detached house for sale in Great Baddow

Guide Price £2,500,000
Country & Village (Sales): 01277 350614 Email Us
Property ref:  CAV200042
Country & Village (Sales) 01277 350614 Email Us
Property ref:  CAV200042

Great Baddow, Essex, CM2

  • * Grade II Listed former Vicarage
  • * Great Baddow Conservation Area
  • * Eight double bedrooms over two levels
  • * Four bathrooms, one to ground floor
  • * Four stylish reception rooms
  • * Kitchen/breakfast room with Aga
  • * Utility room with atrium roof
  • * Feature fireplaces, mounded coving & architrave
  • * Original sash windows, well maintained
  • * South-west facing walled gardens 0.75 acre plot

Property Overview

Tenure: Freehold

An imposing former Vicarage Grade II* Listed c.18th Century being marketed for the first time since 1986. Featuring classical architecture with red brick elevations under a peg tiled roof with dormer windows, the property features cornice and mouldings, sash windows, c.18th Century balustrade staircase, a cellar and feature fireplaces. Approached through a walled entrance into the gravelled parking area The Old Vicarage provides an impressive historical residence in the heart of the Conservation Area. Set over three levels with an additional useful basement/cellar, to the ground floor is a grand central hallway with feature mouldings, panelling and the timber balustrade staircase with a further door to the rear. Off the hallway are three dual aspect reception rooms with feature fireplaces currently used as a dining room, sitting room and study. The kitchen/breakfast room has a four-oven Aga set within traditional oak units leading through to an impressive utility/boot room with central atrium roof and external door – off this is the ground floor bathroom. A further door leads into the fourth-reception/family room which creates a lovely space for entertaining and leisure use. To the first floor are four generous bedrooms, the principal bedroom with an en-suite shower room and built-in storage with a feature fireplace – further bedrooms have fireplaces and there is a ‘Jack and Jill’ bathroom accessible from bedroom two and the hallway. The second floor offers four further double bedrooms served by a large shower room and additional vanity sinks. The bedrooms have beautiful sash windows, some with window seats, moulded wall panels, architrave and views across the gardens and village beyond. The property offers mains gas central heating with two boilers. The Old Vicarage is surrounded by beautiful south-west facing gardens, the whole plot extending to approx. 0.75 acre providing privacy and tranquility within the heart of the village. There are paved sun terraces to the rear of the property offering seclusion with French doors from the fourth reception opening to the walled garden. Expanses of well-tended lawns are interspersed with mature and specimen trees, flower borders and shrubs. A good sized brick-built Garden Store provides useful storage and space for machinery. There is also a pedestrian gate offering separate access and views across to the Church. Great Baddow lies to the east of Chelmsford offering local shops, restaurants, Baddow Antiques Centre and Pontlands Park Hotel with this iconic property in the heart of the Conservation Area, opposite St. Mary the Virgin Church. Excellent road links are via A130/A12/M25 with main line rail services at nearby Chelmsford City Centre. There are excellent local school with further renowned educational facilities at Chelmsford including King Edward VI Grammar School and New Hall School. The River Chelmer meanders nearby through Little Baddow with Danbury Country Park within easy reach. Offered Chain Free. EPC Exempt. (Ref: CAV200042)

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