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The Toll House, Fullbridge Quay, Maldon, Essex CM9 4LE

01621 840330

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What We Say at The Zoe Napier Group
This is an inspirational Country Home of quality, well thought through design, and of perfect orientation to enjoy views due south across the rear elevation. Even the most discerning of buyers will find it difficult to find fault and there is also the opportunity for converting the Essex Barn (subject to planning).
What the Owner Says
Having recently retired from the construction Industry, it has been highly satisfying to build a perfectly balanced country house, ensuring every detail, from securing the perfect plot from the outset to sourcing quality materials and bespoke finishes alongside state-of-the-art systems and technology.
History & Background
A remarkable Country home offering 8000 sq ft of living areas with large, well-proportioned rooms, high ceilings, and interesting architecture to create this perfectly balanced country home of the finest detail. The property was designed by the renowned Essex architect Melville Dunbar and the brief was to create a substantial country house to meet the criteria of the Essex Design Guide which would replicate that of a street scene to seamlessly blend the aesthetically pleasing elevations within its rural surrounds. The house offers inspirational architectural elevations, ranging from its Victorian Style east wing with beautiful bay window elevations to the traditional west wing which replicates that of a traditional period barn. The centre of the house design represents the Georgian period with rendered and pargetting detail. From the rear elevation, the three floors become more evident with both upper and lower terraces, cleverly entwined with a water feature meandering down to the lower pond. The project was completed in 2009 to exacting standards, quality sourced building materials,
complemented with an integrated infrastructure which features air conditioning to all principal rooms (ground and first floor), the ingenuity of specialist ‘lake source heating’, built in Lutron lighting and Crestron Audio systems and external (beneath ground) tanked water for horticultural automatic watering purposes. There is a comprehensive basement services room for all the elements of the substantial operations. The interior features ceiling heights of 10 feet (or more) with beautiful oak 8’6 ft doors, a galleried landing with a bespoke chandelier, as well as the property having a lift providing stairless access over the three floors, alongside a central vacuum system and a laundry chute from the first floor. The house further benefits from being connected to three-phase electricity.
Setting & Location
The property is nestled back from its country lane position and well screened from its mixed hedge extensive road frontage. There are three gated accesses from the road, including the formal automated entrance and the yard entrance for the barn and workshop.
The house has been designed to suit the serenity of its beautiful landscape with the rear elevation facing due south overlooking the majestic fishing & boating lake with the splendour of the fountain/aerator to retain its healthy carp population. The grounds offer stunning vantage points, numerous seating areas, a kitchen garden, and meadow areas surrounded by a variety of mature trees, some of which play host to amazing tree houses.
The formal entrance leads to the garaging with office space above, accompanied by an adjoining drive-thru carport which continues to the service area, storage barns, workshop, and the Essex Barn. The barns could create excellent internal space for classic cars or could be considered for conversion to ancillary accommodation (subject to planning). Areas within the grounds have been designed to future accommodate both a tennis court and pool/leisure building (subject to planning).
Wickham Bishops is a highly sought-after location. The property stands on the rural fringes, about 2.5 miles from the village centre and close to both Hatfield Peverel (1.7 miles) and Witham (2.5 miles) for mainline rail access to London’s Liverpool Street.
Chelmsford City 10 miles* Colchester 16 miles* London Stanstead Airport 25 miles* London City Airport 44 miles*
Agents Notes
· There are five registered titles which form the sale EX728186, EX977511, EX851960, EX973501, EX367018.
· Part of the Title EX367018 will be varied to provide the neighbouring cottage with garaging and vehicle access. The same access will give Barnards Farm an easement/ right of access to the barns and yard area. This
will be pointed out when viewing.
· An easement will be given to the neighbouring cottage for access to their Klargester (located on land belonging to Barnards Farm). This will be pointed out when viewing.
· Our client has completed a property questionnaire proving buyers with greater detail about the property which can be requested through the selling agent.
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