What We Say at The Zoe Napier Group
This is an exciting opportunity for both equestrian enthusiasts and anyone seeking a spacious family home and a peaceful country lifestyle. Uniquely, despite its stunning rural setting, the property lies in close proximity to the city of Chelmsford and all its amenities.
What the Owners Say
We have thoroughly enjoyed living here, it is an incredibly tranquil and peaceful location with great access links into Chelmsford & beyond. The acreage and extensive equine facilities have been put to good use, but the time has come for us to move on to a new chapter of our lives.
History & Background
This spacious three/four bedroom home enjoys a stunning rural setting within grounds of 6.75 acres(stls), an array of excellent equestrian facilities and easy access to the city of Chelmsford
Believed to have been constructed in the 1930s and benefitting from subsequent extensions, this superbly located character style chalet bungalow enjoys is large enough to suit families seeking a country and/or equestrian themed lifestyle.
The chalet sits within its own extensive grounds incorporating formal gardens, grazing paddocks, fourteen stables, flood lit 20x40 manège, horse walker and self-contained one bedroom annexe.
The uniqueness of this rural home is the close location to Chelmsford allowing a superb combination of a tranquil country lifestyle but with the convenience of easy access to city amenities, schools, and excellent commuting links to London.
Setting & Location
The property is situated on the outer perimeter of the charming and quaint village of Writtle, located on an idyllic and highly popular country lane, surrounded by one hundred acres of beautiful forests and fields.
Although benefitting from a scenic and tranquil setting the property is within easy reach of mainline rail networks to London, the A12, M25, M11 and Stansted Airport.
The village of Writtle is located just a short distance from the City of Chelmsford which, as you would expect, offers facilities and amenities that include a wide array of shops, cinemas, bars and restaurants, sports, and social clubs.
There is also an excellent choice of private schools (Widford Lodge & Newhall) and two of the country’s best state run Grammar Schools (Chelmsford County High School & King Edward VI Grammar).
Situated just 3.5 miles away is the stunning and historic 18th century Hylands Estate that contains 574 acres of parkland and woodland, open to the public free of charge.
Writtle Village 1.9 miles* Hylands Estate 3.5 miles* Chelmsford 4.2 miles* Ingatestone 4 miles* Brentwood 9.3 miles* Stansted Airport 18.5 miles* Southend Airport 23.2 miles* Average train journey time Chelmsford to London 36 minutes* Average train journey time Ingatestone to London 34 minutes* A12 connection distance 4.8 miles*
1) A Propertymark Toolkit has been completed by the seller providing the buyer with additional information, therefore allowing for more informed offers to be made. Please request this from the agent post viewing and if interested in purchasing the property.
2) There is a National Grid proposal, currently under review, that could mean 50m high pylons being built across a small part of rear land if the project proceeds. www.pylonseastanglia.co.uk Calls are being made to redirect this route off-shore
3) The property is on private drainage with a septic tank that has not been surveyed to comply with new regulations came into force in January 2020.
4) Some parts of the property and the annexe do not have official planning permission but were built 20 years or more ago and have been lived in for over ten years
5)The Livery Yard has a rateable value for business rates. Currently zero rated for small business.
6)Council Tax Band E