East Hanningfeld

Detached House

Council Tax Band: G

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  • Grade II Listed 4500 Sq Ft Character Home
  • Secluded South Facing Grounds of 0.91 Acres (stls)
  • Range Of Outbuildings With Income Potential
  • Six Double Bedrooms
  • Five Impressive Reception Rooms
  • Two En Suites
  • Fantastic Views Over Village Green
  • Annexe Potential
  • Passed Panning Consent For Extension
  • Detached Office/Games Room

*** 0.91 ACRE PLOT *** Substantial 4500 sq ft Georgian Country residence in an idyllic location overlooking the village green

Substantial 4500 sq ft Georgian Country residence in an idyllic location overlooking the village green

What We Say at The Zoe Napier Group

With an expansive 4500 square feet of sprawling accommodation this handsome Georgian country home really is incredibly impressive and with passed planning consent to extend the kitchen footprint, it has the potential to enhance an already breathtaking home. With two wings of accommodation, it would appeal to a multi-generational family, whilst the extensive range of converted outbuildings offer an opportunity for an additional income or alternatively could be utilised as an useful self-contained annexe.

What the Owner Says

It’s been a dream come true for us to live here and we have thoroughly enjoyed bringing our three girls up here, we will dearly miss waking up every day to the idyllic views over the village green, whilst being located just a 15 minute drive from Chelmsford’s town centre and mainline station has been a huge benefit, as I regularly commute into London.

History & Background

Sitting on an acre of land, this prominent 18th Century Listed family house is believed to be the oldest building in the village and boasts a wonderfully prominent, yet completely private location with mature grounds sat back from the road behind the village green. Originally believed to date back to the 19th Century, the property was originally a 200-acre working farm that was subsequently disbanded in 1962 and boasts a multitude of sumptuous period features, including high ceilings and eight elegant open fireplaces.

Bright and airy throughout, the accommodation is vast and boasts five impressive reception rooms, complemented by the spacious kitchen/ breakfast room and utility room, whilst the first floor enjoys an incredibly impressive principal bedroom suite with adjoining dressing room and en suite bathroom, the five further double bedrooms are serviced by the shower and bathrooms respectively.

The mature grounds are a particular feature, wonderfully secluded and facing South they offer the ultimate sanctuary away from the hustle bustle of daily life and are a wonderful area for entertaining. The extensive range of outbuildings represent an opportunity for an additional income, running your business from home, or housing relatives or a live in nanny.

Setting & Location

Situated within a conservation area overlooking the village green in the highly sought-after leafy semi-rural suburb of East Hanningfield, lying 6 miles to the southeast of Chelmsford City Centre and just over 7 miles from Chelmsford National Rail Service for London’s Liverpool Street. There is also the convenience of the Park & Ride at Sandon (on the A414) and A12/A130 access is close by. The location is therefore well placed for Grammar and High Schools in both Chelmsford and Westcliff where buses run locally for Westcliff Schools and Chelmsford. There is a local C of E primary school within the village (Ofsted Good) with senior schools in Sandon and Great Baddow. The private schools of Elm Green Preparatory in Little Baddow and New Hall School (bus stops at The Old Windmill opposite the property) in Boreham are 6 and 8 miles respectively.

East Hanningfield and Sandon have become highly desirable semi-rural suburbs to Chelmsford City, not least for their accessibility to Major links and nearby Cities, but also for the surrounding scenic countryside from which to enjoy local walks. The villages also have thriving communities which include a local Cricket Club, a post office, and some excellent nearby pubs and restaurants, including the award-winning Vita Bella in East Hanningfield and Pontlands Park in Great Baddow which also has Swimming Pools and a spa.

Ground Floor Accommodation

There are two entrances to the property, a side entrance, accessible from the vast driveway, whilst the main entrance is situated centrally and boasts a wonderfully elegant original Georgian staircase to the first floor. The drawing room is located in the East wing of the property, an instantly impressive, grand room with elegant fireplace, bay window framing the views over the village green and is adjacent to the garden room, whilst the adjoining kitchen/ breakfast room is an excellent size with a range of base and eye level units, breakfast bar, cosy AGA, unusually large pantry cupboard and useful utility room. Whilst this is an 18th Century Grade II listed building, planning and Listed building Consent is in place to permit extensive renovations if desired. These can encompass full reworking of the downstairs Kitchen/bathroom areas, building of full-length orangery, and redesign of the East Wing to incorporate new master bedroom suite with South facing balcony views over the duckpond. The sitting room is a bright and airy, dual aspect room with attractive open fireplace, whilst the generous study and library are situated in the rear elevation, providing the perfect place to relax after a hard day’s work.

First Floor Accommodation

The first floor is accessible via three separate staircases, with the principal bedroom suite residing in the front of the property and boasts impressive dressing room with fitted wardrobe cupboards and spacious en suite bathroom. There are three further double bedrooms in the front elevation that are serviced by the family bathroom, whilst two additional double bedrooms reside in the rear wing and are serviced by the shower room. With a separate staircase and the ability to be self-contained this area could quite conceivably be utilised as a self-contained annexe, if required.

Outbuildings & Garaging

Approached through a five-bar gate the property enjoys an extensive shingle carriage driveway, with access out to the rear and offers off street parking for several vehicles. There is a detached double garage, a further garage with neighbouring workshop and a detached office/games room. A further substantial outbuilding is located toward the rear of the grounds and has been cleverly converted into individual rooms but could be amalgamated and utilised as a detached annexe (subject to the necessary consents).


The majority of the grounds are located to the side of the property and face South with an impressive expansive wraparound sun terrace and benefits from a plethora of mature trees, shrubs and large feature boating pond, whilst the heated outdoor swimming pool with surrounding paved terrace offers a wonderful space for entertaining during the Spring/ Summer months. 

Agents Notes

  • Our client has completed a Propertymark questionnaire providing additional useful information for those looking to make an offer on the property. Please request these details from the selling agent.
  • The property is located in a conversation area.
  • The property has passed planning consent to extend the downstairs Kitchen/bathroom areas, building of full-length orangery, and redesign of the East Wing to incorporate new master bedroom suite with South facing balcony views over the duckpond. Plans available on request. 


Gas Fired Central Heating. Mains Water, Electric, Drainage

EPC rating: Exempt. Council tax band: G, Tenure: Freehold,

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