What We Think At The Zoe Napier Group:
It is superb properties like this that contribute to making Little Baddow the highly desirable location that it is today. Opportunities to acquire a period home with extensive gardens and grounds in a rural setting yet with such convenient access to the city of Chelmsford and all its amenities, London commuting links and brilliant selection of schools, are very scarce indeed!
What Our Owners Say:
Living in this rural segment of Little Baddow provided our family with an excellent countryside lifestyle yet convenient access to all the city amenities of Chelmsford. The gardens, swimming pool and our unique bakehouse have always been brilliant for entertaining family and friends, and we have always enjoyed the nostalgic feel delivered by our home's period features.
History & Background:
This delightful period home enjoys a superb feeling of exclusivity through its beautiful private grounds and a wonderful woodland backdrop that screens an impressive long private driveway approach and provides a rare opportunity to acquire a stunning country home on the edge of Blake's Wood in Little Baddow.
Believed to date back to C17th this Grade II listed property is an absolute delight and with not too much modernisation, offers its next owners a wonderfully impressive family home providing a rural lifestyle and access to city amenities and some of the best state run schools in the country. With its five large double bedrooms, kitchen/breakfast room and three reception rooms the house meets modern day family needs. Its circa 1.85 acres(stls) grounds in a rural and woodland setting provides doorstep access to an outdoors lifestyle. The wonderful period features of the property are not contained solely within the house as the gardens offer nostalgic glimpses of history with an original outside water pump and well, former lawn tennis court and a simply delightful Grade II listed Old Bakehouse with original oven. The Location, Location, Location box has been well and truly ticked by this stunning period country home.
Setting & Location:
The property is situated in an enviable position on the edge of the stunning Blake's Wood in Little Baddow and impressively approached via a long driveway off a quiet country lane. There are just three other neighbouring properties, all very impressive homes which add to the exclusivity of the setting.
The grounds and gardens extend to circa 1.85 acres(stls) and consist of mature trees and shrubs and delightful diverse segments including a mini Tudor and secret garden. In keeping with its rural lifestyle offering, this part of Little Baddow is a countryside delight, popular for hikers and dog walkers with a fantastic network of footpaths in the area, together with the Route 1 cycle route passing through Graces Lane. The property also owns the land to the front that borders Blake’s Wood and although this land is for agricultural use only, it still offers excellent multi-purpose use for families.
Little Baddow is itself a highly sought after area, being a small, rural Essex village surrounded by protected woodlands/nature reserves and bordered to the north by the Chelmer & Blackwater navigation network offering lovely canal walks. The area offers an excellent choice of preparatory schools including Elm Green in Little Baddow, Heathcote in Danbury, and Maldon Court in Maldon. The village is located very close to the City of Chelmsford with well renowned private and state secondary schools that include Newhall, Chelmsford County High School and King Edward VI Grammar School. As you would expect from a city there are a wide array of shops and other amenities plus excellent railway links to London Liverpool Street.
Hatfield Peverel Train Station 5 miles(journey time to London 45 minutes)* Chelmsford Train Station 6.5 miles(journey time to London 40 minutes)* City Park & Ride at Sandon 3.5 miles* A12 link 3.5 miles* Danbury 2.5 miles* Maldon 7 miles*
• The property owns land to the front that includes driveway access to two neighbouring properties. Rights of way are granted for these neighbouring properties.
• Our client has completed a Propertymark questionnaire/declaration for potential buyers to make an informed offer. Please request details from the sole selling agent.
• Local Authority: Chelmsford Tax band H