Well, never before have we been presented with a year like 2020. The whole world has faced challenges never before experienced, nor indeed anticipated, and the property market has been no exception to the changes. Post the first lockdown, residential sales have been swamped with a frenzy of activity for buyers rushing to literally unlock their freedom and embark on a search for a lifestyle home. At Zoe Napier Group we have seen a huge increase of buyers moving out of the City and other buyers taking the opportunity to upsize with the benefits of the stamp duty holiday and lowest ever interest rates. After all, when equities are down, money is best placed in property. The demand has further seen industry professionals at levels exceeding capacity. The whole process of moving has slowed with the sheer volume of transactions. This is set to continue and industry experts are at this very time pleading with the government to extend the stamp duty holiday in order for all to manage capacity. The message we offer, is that never before has agency experience been more tantamount to managing chains through to completion. It is paramount for buyers to be prepared when purchasing and equally as important for sellers to choose their selling agent wisely. We wish you and your family a safe winter and hope that this yearâ€™s festive season will hold us all with precious new values, and together, a safer future.
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Upminster, Tylers Common
Guide Price £3,750,000
7,000 sq ft modern manor house living, with seven bedrooms, and all of the high specification leisure and lifestyle facilities you could imagine – ranging from the Helipad, to the linked indoor pool/leisure complex and spa with sauna, steam room, gym, cinema room and a super luxurious two bedroom guest suite. The main house is sublime in quality with five large double bedrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms. Downstairs are numerous reception rooms and a stunning galleried hall. There is also a drive-in double garage, with internal access and an additional upstairs room. Outside, with south and west facing grounds, is a club size floodlit tennis court, woodland for children’s den’s etc, an arctic cabin and tiered sun terraces; taking full advantage of the rural views over the undulating valley. EPC: TBC
Greenstead Green, Near Halstead
Offers in Excess of £3,750,000
This historic seven-bedroom Country House, stands amidst its beautiful park-like grounds and meadows, privately nestled via a long sweeping avenue drive. The main house is not listed and priced to account for some general updating; albeit the buyer would probably wish to renew the kitchen and alike anyway. The key main reception hall offers grandeur with a magnificent staircase, impressive principal reception rooms, with elegant fireplaces, and separate stairs lead to ‘the staff flat’. In addition, there are numerous mellow yellow brick outbuildings, garage complex with estate office and further two-bedroom cottage as well as the Gate Lodge (available by separate negotiation). A large beautifully refurbished barn, with permission for a function venue or potential additional home etc, also stands within the grounds; alongside premium equestrian facilities with American barn style stabling. EPC E and F
Tiptree, Near Kelvedon
Offers in Excess of ÂŁ1,000,000 A beautifully positioned five-bedroom detached property with guest annexe. The location of this home is one of its main features, situated at the end of a private road to the north side of Tiptree. Nestled within its own plot and surrounded by countryside, it provides privacy and tranquillity. The property also has the benefit of useful outbuildings, particularly the single storey guest annexe that has independent living features including a bedroom and living area with kitchen and shower room. There is a dual sectioned summer house and a further insulated timber framed gym. EPC D
Little Baddow, Near Chelmsford
Guide Price ÂŁ2,375,000
This stunning late 16th Century red brick Manor House with impressive 5,000 sq ft of accommodation, occupying three floors plus cellar rooms and offered with 6.25 acres of part walled grounds with a further 6.5 adjoining acres available, strictly by separate negotiation. The house has been sympathetically restored and improved over the years, whilst retaining many exquisite period features which enhance its historical and magical ambience, combined with modern day living conveniences. Planning permission is granted 19/00329/FUL to open the kitchen to a far larger living space with the demolition of existing extension and construction of a new single store side extension. Numerous outbuildings include courtyard stabling (offering potential to convert), extensive garaging, an enclosed pool house and machinery stores. There is also a modern tennis court and facilities for grazing. EPC Exempt
Hastingwood, Near Harlow
Offers in Excess of £925,000 A superb and highly individual three bedroom detached bungalow with stunning interior and exterior extension and double garage backing onto open paddock land. A vastly improved property dating back in part 1926 with later additions transformed by the current owners with a very high specification. The bungalow has been transformed into a delightful entertaining property with its outside decking, ‘the outside room’ that seamlessly works with the tri-folding doors to create a wonderful entertaining space along with the sumptuous master bedroom suite and vaulted living room that takes in the views to the paddocks at the rear. The existing rooms have had a make-over also, with two very well-proportioned bedrooms at the front and a family bathroom and well fitted kitchen with granite worktops and an Alpha ‘Aga’ style range. A south east facing garden enjoys the morning sun giving the property its name. The bungalow sits on a good size plot approximately 300ft in depth with an electric five bar gate that opens to the driveway that sweeps round the property and provides ample parking at the rear of the plot and serves the double garage.
Blackmore, Near Chelmsford
Guide Price ÂŁ2,195,000
An instantly stunning and classic six bedroom Georgian Country House set in park style grounds with leisure and lifestyle facilities. The house is not listed and since 2011 has undergone extensive refurbishment and restoration to provide a beautifully presented family home with bright and well balanced rooms, whilst perfectly orientated to enjoy evening sunsets from the rear grounds with south facing gardens incorporating the outdoor swimming pool. The outbuildings include a substantial detached double garage building. A second entrance with concrete drive leads to the yard and stable complex. There are two brick detached buildings providing four stables and storage or three stables and the potential to convert the double storey building (already with first floor dormer windows), into ancillary/home office accommodation, subject to consent. EPC F
Glorious Game is a cookbook of delicious recipes from 101 of UK and Ireland's best-loved chefs and food writers.
e live in an age of climate change, sustainability, dwindling food sources and obesity. Game could help tackle these problems head on.
It’s an incredibly healthy source of food and much leaner than farmed meats, due to the natural diets of the animals and their active lifestyles. There’s no intensive farming and as game is mostly locally sourced, its carbon footprint is relatively small, with very few miles from ‘nature to plate’. The book includes a unique collection of recipes using the whole range of game, including many that are achievable for the home cook: everything from a simple but brilliant game sandwich to a classic venison Wellington. There are also more ambitious recipes requiring a fair bit of know-how, specialist kitchen equipment, a lot of time and advance planning. All proceeds from this book will directly benefit The Moorland Communities Trust and The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust. Both of these organisations exist to protect and promote the rural way of life that enables game to thrive. It's a simple fact that the more we get behind and support game now, the easier to obtain and more affordable it will become in the future.
When you think of game, you think of autumn: the change in weather, the fantastic harvest available at this time of year and the colours. Venison is a delicious meat: very lean, and lends itself to lots of different flavours. I have chosen orange and ponzu for acidity and umami flavours which cut through the meat. The sweet butternut squash and salty seaweed bring it all together to make a delicious seasonal dish. For the venison spice, blend all ingredients to a powder and pass through a fine sieve. Reserve in an airtight container. For the venison, dust 1 side of the loins with the spice mix, then wrap in cling film, forming a cylindrical shape. Place into a vacuum bag and seal to 90%. Place into a water bath set at 58°C for 30 minutes. Remove and leave to rest for 10 minutes. Heat a non-stick frying pan, remove the loins from the bag and cling film, and pat dry with kitchen towel. Colour evenly in foaming butter in the frying pan, remove and rest for 2 minutes before carving and serving.
For the venison sauce, in a pan reduce the veal stock by half. Meanwhile, in a pan with a tablespoon of sunflower oil, roast the venison trim, ensuring it’s well-coloured. Add the shallots and garlic and cook until golden. Add the red wine and port and bring to the boil. Add the reduced stock to the pan and reduce by a third again. Add the thyme, juniper and bay leaves and infuse for 10 minutes. Pass through a fine sieve (do not push through), then season with sherry vinegar and salt to taste. For the butternut squash, peel and cut the top end from the squash (reserve the bottom and trimmings for purée). Cut into 1cm discs, then cut into half again to form a half moon. In a sauté pan place the orange juice and the
chicken stock then the butternut pieces and bring to a simmer, then add the butter. Cook until tender and the liquid has emulsified and glazed the butternut. For the butternut purée, in a medium-sized saucepan melt the butter until foaming and gently sweat the onion – do not colour. Add the carrot and the butternut and continue to cook gently. Add 200ml water and increase the heat until the squash is fully cooked through and tender. Remove from heat and blend until smooth, season with table salt and ground ginger then pass through a fine sieve. For the butternut crumble mix, deep-fry the two rices in the oil at 180°C. They should puff up instantly. Remove from the oil and drain on kitchen towel until completely cool. Mix with the crispy shallots. Reserve in an airtight container.
For the orange and Sichuan pepper gel, bring the orange juice to a boil and add the agar agar, whisk while boiling for 2 minutes. Pour the mixture into a deep-sided tray and leave for 4 hours to set completely. Once set cut roughly and place into a jug blender and blend until smooth. Add a little orange juice if the mix is too thick, so that the consistency is smooth, then pass through a fine sieve. Season with freshly cracked Sichuan pepper and salt to taste. Reserve in the fridge. For the ponzu gel, blend the soy, lemon, stock syrup and vinegar with a stick blender. Add the Ultratex and blend for 2 minutes to form a gel. Pass through a fine sieve and reserve in the fridge. To serve, let the venison rest before carving. Use the photo as guidance to plate the dish and garnish with parsley or red vein sorrel before serving. We’ve served this with a seaweed crisp for a shot of umami and a little texture.
Venison spice 20g juniper berries 10g bay leaf 15g cinnamon stick Venison 2 venison loins, prepped and weighed at 120g each unsalted butter Venison sauce 1 litre veal stock 1 tbsp sunflower oil 100g venison trim 3 banana shallots, peeled, sliced 3 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 200ml red wine 100ml port 2 sprigs thyme 5g juniper berries, crushed 2 bay leaves sherry vinegar, to taste salt to season Butternut squash 1 butternut squash 100ml orange juice 100ml chicken stock 75g salted butter
Butternut purée 30g butter 1 onion, finely sliced 1 carrot, finely sliced 1 butternut squash and reserved trimmings, finely sliced sea salt and fresh ground ginger Butternut crumble mix 200g wild rice, cooked and desiccated 200g white basmati rice, cooked and desiccated 1 litre vegetable oil 100g crispy shallots Orange & Sichuan gel 1 litre freshly squeezed orange juice 18g agar agar salt and Sichuan pepper to taste Ponzu gel 100ml light soy sauce 75ml lemon juice 30g stock syrup (sugar dissolved in simmering water, 50:50 ratio) 25g rice wine vinegar 35g MSK Ultratex
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The trigger for this recipe is the typically northern Italian way of braising hare (lepre) in salmi. They put a hare into a wine marinade with onions, celery, juniper berries and and rosemary, to soften the flavour of the strong-tasting meat as well as tenderising it. Then the important thing is to let the hare cook very slowly. Then, they add some of the cacao into the sauce, and some over the hare at the last minute. As the cacao falls onto the hot serving plates, thereâ€™s an explosion of chocolate aroma that you breathe in before you even taste the pasta, to which the cacao adds richness rather than flavour.
Ask your butcher to cut the hare for you, following the joints and taking care not to smash the bones, in case they splinter.
the hare back in the pan and add the reserved marinade and enough
Put the hare into a bowl. Mix together all the ingredients for the marinade and pour over the meat. Leave in the fridge for 24 hours. When you are ready to cook, remove the hare from the marinade and keep the meat to one side. Bring the marinade to the boil in a pan, then take off the heat and pass through a fine sieve into a bowl.
then turn down the heat, stir in half the cacao and simmer for 2 hours. Take
Have the flour ready in a shallow bowl. Pat the pieces of hare dry and season them, then dust in the flour. Heat the olive oil in a large pan, add the hare and colour on all sides, taking care not to burn the flour,
Cook the pappardelle in plenty of boiling salted water for 3 to 4 minutes (if
then lift out and keep to one side. Put the chopped vegetables and juniper berry paste into the pan and cook gently until soft. Pour in the Chianti and allow to bubble up to evaporate the alcohol, reduce the liquid by half. Put
chicken stock to cover. Add the bay leaf and rosemary. Bring to the boil, out the hare and strip the meat from the bones. Keep to one side. Reduce the cooking liquid to a sauce consistency, then return the hare meat to the pan.
using dried pasta check the timing on the packet). Drain, reserving the cooking water, and toss through the hare ragù, adding a touch of butter if you like, plus a little of the water to loosen. Finish with the rest of the grated cacao.
1 hare, cut into 12 pieces Marinade 1 bottle Chianti or other full-bodied red wine 1 carrot, roughly chopped 1 onion, roughly chopped 1 celery stalk, roughly chopped 1 tsp black peppercorns, lightly crushed 1 tsp juniper berries, lightly crushed 2 sprigs fresh rosemary 1 bay leaf 1 garlic clove For the ragù 50g plain flour sea salt and freshly black pepper 2 tbsps olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 carrot, chopped 1 celery stalk, chopped 4 juniper berries, crushed to a paste 1 bottle Chianti or other full bodied red wine 1 litre good chicken stock 1 bay leaf 1 sprig fresh rosemary 10g 90–100% cacao, grated 600–800g fresh pappardelle a little butter
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Bradwell on Sea, Near Maldon
Offers in Excess of £1,700,000
This must be one of the most amazing properties in Essex – a true landmark site and one which has been thoroughly enjoyed by the current family for 60 years. Up until ’98 the property was a thriving four-buoy sports ski lake, leisure club and still a much-loved family home. Hidden by a long private drive, the house stands proudly on the north bank, with south facing elevated views immediately over the water – a haven for nature and unrivalled privacy, with a jetty beneath for skiing. The property has a mixed-use history and extensive parking/yard areas – footprint buildings and storage for replacement with huge opportunities. Will this property be purchased for a private (redeveloped) family home stp? Or will it be talent spotted for its endless business possibilities in the leisure/fishing/water sports industries? EPC C
Heybridge, Near Maldon
Offers in Excess of £920,000 The Mill Cottage is a charming Grade II listed timber framed period house, thought to have been the residence of a 17th Century salt master and has more recently been renovated as part of the gated Saltcote Maltings development. This is a unique opportunity to acquire a stunning period property, which retains many character features including open ﬁreplaces and lovely honey coloured exposed timbers, with the beneﬁt of being within a gated development on a manageable size plot; offering the ‘best of both worlds’. Sailing enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice with two local clubs; Saltcote sailing club and Blackwater sailing club located just a short way along the sea wall which runs directly behind the gardens.
South Hanningfield, Near Billericay
Guide Price ÂŁ1,700,000
An amazing double premises to be sold as an entire purchase. Two neighbouring properties, with a combined 4.5 acres, extensive outbuildings and located on the east side of the entrance for Hanningfield Reservoir water centre and nature reserve with amazing sunset views. The sale includes a characterful period style (non-listed) three/four-bedroom family home with country kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room with fireplaces and mature gardens. A rear automated CCTV gated entrance leads to extensive garaging, stables, an office building, and parking. Next door (separate title) is a one/two-bedroom period cottage for refurbishment, with a substantial 1560 sq ft storage barn/stabling and 900 sq ft garage building/workshop with separate gated access. Endless permutations for redevelopment of larger dwelling or barn conversion stp and/or permissible home business with existing historic use. EPC TBC
Moreton, Near Epping
Guide Price ÂŁ1,500,000
This highly designed and well thought out property set in a great position for commuters who are looking for an executive style property with a rural feel. The house has an open plan flow on the ground floor with the living room, dining room and kitchen all have an integrated Bluetooth enabled sound system. The first floor is an elegant design with vaulted ceilings in all four bedrooms, each with built in wardrobes and two rooms benefit from having en-suites. Features include automatic entry gates with intercom entry system. A cartlodge style double garage sits to the rear of the driveway. The entire expanse of the rear of the house is complete with a fabulous decking from which to enjoy the evening sunsets. EPC C
Rivenhall End, Near Kelvedon
Offers in Excess of ÂŁ1,500,000
A great family complex with a Grade II* listed three/four-bedroom period farmhouse, a separate (standalone) stylish and contemporary three-bedroom barn conversion, Approximate 10,000 sq ft other outbuildings, storage and ancillary/leisure areas and workshops. Located just off the A12 Kelvedon slip road in a 4-acre oasis, with stunning country views. We think that this is a perfect site for those requiring multi-family living, or a mix of residential/permissible business (work from home) opportunities. With the lifestyle mixes of equestrian, there is also potential as a great business location, for those requiring good road links and extensive yard areas for parking. Possibilities would need to be explored with the local authority. Equally the extent of accommodation, buildings and potential could go in any permissible sphere. EPC Exempt
Rettendon Common, Near Chelmsford
Guide Price ÂŁ900,000 The property has undergone extensive refurbishment and redevelopment in 2008/9 to create a stunning New England style home with quality fixtures and fittings, combined with high ceilings and open plan spaces. The interior is extensive, with three double bedroom including the main bedroom enjoying a Juliette balcony with a further smaller further guest bedroom with en-suite. Extensive frontage, and wonderful gardens having the added incentive of backing onto farmland and heated swimming pool. EPC F
Shenfield, Near Brentwood
Guide Price ÂŁ1,450,000
The property dates back in part to 17th Century with later 19th and 20th Century additions offering a combination of both characterful accommodation and modern day living. The configuration of wellproportioned rooms offers good family living with space both inside and within the grounds to entertain. The facilities within the part walled mature grounds include a tennis court with modern ETC surfacing, a former stable complex; now a leisure/pool complex with a 12m heated outdoor pool, surrounded by good storage, which further includes fun leisure rooms for pool and table tennis tables, changing rooms with WC, a covered family BBQ area and extensive terraces. The acreage includes a paddock suitable for a family pony (or two) or to just enjoy the landscape and perhaps create a wildflower meadow. EPC Exempt
Little Baddow, Near Chelmsford
Guide Price ÂŁ1,450,000
This is a stunning country home set amidst an historical country estate and set within glorious estate grounds. The house is like brand new in a period shell, having been vastly improved and extended by the current owners, offering the combination of character, a high specification and a most welcoming 'all round' ambience. The area is highly sought after, being close for Elm Green and New Hall Schools and also great for bridleways/hacking, cycling and country walks. The house has been sympathetically extended with three storey accommodation and two staircases providing good versatility, notably high ceiling heights and all finished to a high specification, whilst retaining many original characteristics. The grounds extend to 3.35 acres, formerly fenced into three paddocks for horses with two separate stable blocks and cart lodge garaging. EPC Exempt
Offers in Excess of ÂŁ1,450,000
An Inspirational example of modern waterside architecture overlooking the River Crouch with Pontoon Mooring rights. The property, with 4300 sq ft of luxurious accommodation with immediate access and riparian rights onto the River Crouch. The property is offered with planning for a pontoon mooring and there are opportunities to join local sailing clubs and marinas. The interior is over three floors with superb balconies for entertaining, internal glass galleries, vaulted ceilings, and great expanses of family living space where bi-fold doors envelop the sea breeze and the never tiring, changing waterside views. Every attention has been paid to detail in the design, including options for a ground floor annexe or alternative party/summer room onto the south facing coastal seascape gardens. There are up to six bedrooms including an optional annexe on the ground floor. EPC: A
Ulting, Near Chelmsford
Offers in Excess of ÂŁ1,400,000
This amazing property is located within a fabulous setting on a quiet road and down a long leafy drive surrounded by woodland and wildlife. The house itself is a large five-bedroom detached residence with very well-proportioned rooms. The property has three good-sized reception rooms with marble fireplaces and moulded coving along with a downstairs cloakroom and fitted kitchen, utility room. The incredible outside space with this property is accessed via a 250 metre driveway that sweeps round to the property passing a 5 acre meadow with tree lined borders. Woodland sits to the east and north side of the plot while the property itself and the outbuildings are nestled within the plot. There are three very good-sized workshop and storage units. Other timber framed buildings complete the array of out buildings situated within the plot. EPC E
Bradwell on Sea, Near Maldon
Guide Price ÂŁ895,000 If you are looking for a property with family in a coastal situation then this property is perfect, a lovely four-bedroom detached property with four sizeable reception rooms and a well-appointed kitchen, and a detached purpose-built cottage ideal for a family member or guest accommodation. The house sits on a plot that measures about half an acre with the feature heated swimming pool. The plot measures 385 ft in depth and has the added incentive of backing onto farmland which the cottage has views over. EPC TBC
Mundon, Near Maldon
Offers in the Region of £1,395,000
Nearly 3,000 sq ft of accommodation for the main house and nearly 4,000 sq ft outbuildings. The house itself is a grand five bedroom property with three well-presented reception rooms, and a handmade kitchen with dining area. This home is a great leisure and lifestyle opportunity with premium (competition level) equestrian facilities providing ten stables, a manege and large entertaining/storage barn. The mature gardens adjoin well laid out paddocks for grazing. The owners have said its been a great ‘party pad’ with wonderful country surrounds yet easily accessible for daily London commute. There is also a triple garage building with attic room above – this could provide super office/studio facilities. Set back from its semi-rural position with automatic gated entrances, this home will tick many buyers’ boxes! EPC D
High Laver, Near Epping
Offers in Excess of ÂŁ1,350,000
This attractive Grade II listed property dates to circa 1640 in part. The main house is a four-bedroom detached cottage with a wealth of character and space. There are three well-proportioned reception areas with a variety of character detailing to include open brick fireplaces and vaulted ceilings. A separate cottage next to the house offers very appealing annexe or guest accommodation. The fabulous plot includes two stable blocks with a total of thirteen stables, three of which have been adapted into an outside preparation area and kitchen. The property has draft planning permission for a replacement dwelling on the stable block for a four-bedroom 1700 sq ft bungalow with separate entrance. This has yet to be granted. However, many might prefer to enjoy this home for equestrian uses. EPC Exempt
Wickham Bishops, Near Maldon
Offers in Excess of ÂŁ800,000 Situated in an enviable setting, this property has a lot to offer those looking for seclusion and privacy with current accommodation all on the ground floor. The property has four good sized bedrooms with an en-suite to the master bedroom. The internal reception space is unique with some bespoke curved walls and flooring. The outside space offers mature grounds with panoramic views. With planning permission for a 5,023 sq ft detached property. EPC D
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Offers in Excess of ÂŁ1,300,000
A prominent hillside residence in a prime non estate location, with a stunning and largely extended six-bedroom interior. South facing gardens and elevated views. The property is a fine, beautifully refurbished and extended six bedroom family residence with 3,276 sq ft of three storey living space, offered with parking beyond remote controlled security bollards and wonderful south facing gardens with enviable hillside views across to the tall listed Victorian gothic building at Clements Park. To the west are glimpses of Londonâ€™s square mile in the distance. The interior is quite spectacular from its magnificent double galleried hallway, attractive Amtico hard flooring throughout much of the ground floor, Oak internal doors and the ground floor provides three separate reception rooms and a vast, beautifully designed air conditioned kitchen/breakfast room with bi-fold doors onto the extensive south facing terraces.
Maldon, Near Hatfield Peverel
Guide Price £795,000 A truly deceptive and spacious detached period cottage, offering charming, beautifully refurbished, and interior designed accommodation. Offered with a superb detached one-bedroom studio annexe within the garden called ‘The Boat House’ which is equally and sumptuously presented for immediate occupation. Includes a delightful L shaped open plan sitting and dining room, newly fitted kitchen and bathroom. Two bedrooms and a newly fitted cloakroom; the cottage displays good ceiling heights, has off road parking for two cars and a pretty enclosed garden with new decking. Ideal downsize, second/holiday home by the quayside. EPC E
ASK WILLY! ewter Partnership Surveyors are period property specialists, whose area encompasses Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Central London. William Pewter BSc MRICS is the Senior Partner and here he shares his expertise and experience answering your questions about properties and is your go to property agony Uncle!
Q: I am sure you have been asked this many times recently, but what effect has the Covid-19 pandemic had on the property market? Mr D, Long Melford. A: Well, to say Covid-19 has impacted the property market would be a massive understatement! We came into 2020 busy as usual until lockdown 1, when everything came to an immediate halt. Nothing happened. Zilch. Nada. Zero. However, as we entered July, the market went wild. Generally, lockdown 1 gave many the opportunity to re-evaluate their priorities i.e. seeking a better work/life balance and as the market opened again it was like witnessing something out of Whacky Races? Space is highly sought after. Popular properties are those with annexes and outbuildings which could be utilised for home office use, for example. The ability to work successfully from home has been a pleasant surprise for many and spending more time with family instead of commuting has been a revelation. Where many have been cooped up in smaller properties, they are now looking to sell these for larger more rural properties with more
green space. Families are looking to buy larger properties by â€˜poolingâ€™ their assets and selling two or more properties so families can live together and look after each other. We are now in lockdown 2 for many, but the Government have allowed our industry to continue working provided we operate in a Covid safe manner. (See note below). The economy has taken a huge hit and keeping the property market going is key. No pun intended. Not only has this affected us as building surveyors but estate agents, solicitors, conveyancers, mortgage brokers etc are also booming. Peripheral businesses are also enjoying huge up turns in their business, removal companies, kitchen and bathroom companies, furniture supplier, the list goes on. The countryside has never been so popular! Pewter Partnership Covid-19 regulations to keep you and us safe are: Our surveyor will arrive at your property wearing a mask and gloves and will carry hand sanitiser. We ask that any occupants vacate the property during the survey, where possible or wear a mask and stay in one room during the inspection. Doors should be left open, where possible as should any loft hatches. To ensure minimal contact. Safe social distancing will be adhered to at all times. Well we are now coming to the end of 2020. We have had an interesting journey so far, increasing our team to four surveyors and will be taking on a further surveyor next year. May I take this opportunity to wish you all the Seasons Greetings. Stay safe, everyone.
William William G Pewter BSc MRICS
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Blackmore End, Near Wethersfield
Offers in Excess of £1,280,000
A three/four-bedroom Country house, set well back in its extensive plot and situated in a quiet no through country lane with extraordinarily little traffic. There is a ‘jewel in the crown’ at this property as the one bedroom Lodge House off to one side has earned its status with a CLUED (certificate of lawfulness) so could become a separate building plot/title, if required. The main house has a beautiful and characterful interior with a stunning kitchen/breakfast room and over 3,200 sq ft accommodation with a large balcony . The gardens are quintessential with orchards, cottage gardens and a kitchen garden. To the rear is the duck and chicken pens, access to a neighbouring fishing lake (syndicate) and adjoining premium equestrian facilities with an International size 60 x 20 m dressage arena, stable block and paddocks. EPC F
We speak with leading interior designer Henriette von Stockhausen.
enriette von Stockhausen, co-founder of VSP Interiors, studied at City & Guild of London Art Schools and Sotheby’s where she honed her appreciation and love for antique furniture and decorative design from 17th Century through to 20th Century. She was also very much involved in country house sales which fed her appetite for beautiful architecture of historical interest. Deciding to move into interior design Henriette studied at the prestigious Inchbald School of Design. On graduating she gained experience with leading interior designers including Stephen Ryan who had been head of David Hicks Design. She also had a spell in theatre design which enabled her to indulge her more flamboyant side and made her realise just how much she relishes any challenge. VSP Interiors was established in 2000 with business partner Jane Petti. When Henriette was 10 years old she had two hobbies: horse-riding and collecting glass. ‘It was a bit of a weird interest for a little girl,’ she laughs, ‘but I would always dedicate a shelf or corner in my bedroom to displaying my collections. I particularly loved 17th to
20th-century bohemian glass in vibrant colours.’ Her childhood and early years were spent in Germany, Italy, Austria and Switzerland. These European cultures have widened her knowledge and appreciation of international architecture and the arts and her particular passion is working with listed buildings-she has a very grounded knowledge in both architectural history and quality craftsmanship that is needed together with a wealth of quality artisan craftsmen artists and specialist suppliers. Having grown up surrounded by incredible antiques Henriette enjoys including them in her schemes. She loves combining rich colours, interesting prints and antiques to create a layered interior with lots of interest and a warm lived in comfort. “When planning the interiors of period properties, we believe in preserving quality craftsmanship and architectural features while introducing contemporary elements through the use of colour, texture and styling. The juxtaposition of the new with the old creates a modern look that works equally well in the town and country.”
Past projects VSP have worked on various wonderful houses all over England and Europe. A particular favourite was a wonderfully romantic Georgian country house in Devon. This was a joy to work on as it was a true restoration project with attention to the minutest detail. They have undertook a large renovation of a grade 1* listed country mansion in Buckinghamshire which involved working with some great people in the industry, using amazing custom-made materials, antiques and even a custom paint colour for the house - another wonderful client with a very special result. Other recent projects included the restoration of a nine bedroom Castle in Scotland for a private family, a Georgian house in Hampshire and an estate cottage on the Dorset coast. Upcoming projects VSP is currently completing several large projects in the English countryside including another project on the Dorset coast and two manor houses plus a large old farmhouse in Oxfordshire. New commissions include projects in USA and Germany, a Lutyens house in Surrey and an Arts & Crafts house in Yorkshire. As an interior designer Henriette is always commissioning custommade pieces for her clients such as vanity units, mirrored four poster beds and dining tables – unique items that are difficult to find. As such Henriette is developing her own furniture collection of ‘out of the ordinary’ pieces which are inspired by rare antiques combined with classic or contemporary design elements. www.vspinteriors.com
Tolleshunt Knights, Near Maldon
Guide Price ÂŁ775,000 An excellent all-round family home whom aspire to having horses or livestock at home with annexe for extended family members. Four-bedroom house with en-suite to main bedroom and outbuildings to the rear. Two stables, storage, additional parking, and family annexe â€“ with about 1.5 acres of adjoining grazing land with bridleways nearby. A great family combined home lifestyle home for those with equine or other outdoor interests in a lovely location, near Tiptree. EPC D
Althorne, Near South Woodham Ferrers
Guide Price ÂŁ1,250,000
This is a property that keeps on pleasing as you journey through. It is a fabulous sized six-bedroom detached family home with a well presented interior. Amazing views stretch across to the river Crouch and beyond, which are simply breath-taking. The spacious ground floor accommodation includes a large L-shaped family room and a recently fitted bespoke Wren kitchen with a quality Gemini Quartz topped island. Annexe potential is provided by both a further reception room with en-suite shower/WC and a separate staircase leading to a sixth large double bedroom/playroom. The detached indoor swimming pool complex incorporates a lounge area and changing room/shower facilities, along with a fabulous terrace for entertaining. The garden and grounds are perfect for children and pets/animals to explore with trees that create secret tunnels. EPC C
Tollesbury, Near Maldon
Offers in Excess of £1,000,000
A 0.25 mile private road leads to this charming four bedroom Grade II listed farmhouse. Refurbished and well-presented, it is set amidst the panorama of unspoilt countryside views, and from the corner of the garden, there are views over to Mersea Island with sail ships on the horizon. The property is one of just two in a remote, yet tranquil oasis of gorgeousness, surrounded by its part moated, mature grounds and in all 6.3 acres plus the access road (with easements). There is a superb former dairy barn, of nearly 6000 sq ft, containing extensive parking (for horseboxes & machinery), nine stables and rear workshops, storerooms and mezzanine storage. The ‘jewel in the crown’ might be that the period barn in the front paddock, might offer speculative possibilities for a separate or ancillary building. EPC Exempt
AND EVEN SOME ESTATE AGENTS MIGHT BE INTERESTED TO LEARN FROM THIS TOOâ€Ś Zoe Napier, Director of Zoe Napier Group, and property specialist herself for some 35 years, talks about Thatch Cottages and how you can immediately tell if the thatch is STRAW or REED, amongst other interesting facts. Chocolate Box and Picture Post Card Thatch Cottages will always be amongst my favourite homesâ€™, said Zoe. Those new to buying a period building and/or thatched home could easily be dissuaded from buying a thatch due to the fear of insurance costs and/or the fear of fire, but the advantages far outweigh the myths and as with any home fire only breaks out if the risks are disrespected.
MYTH 1: Can a thatched property catch fire moreover over non thatch properties? Thatch properties are no more susceptible to fire than any other home. The difference is that a thatch roof will burn quicker, but nowadays there are fire retardant products to slow this down in the event of a fire that make a thatch home no different to any other home. MYTH 2: Are thatched houses more difficult to insure? There are several companies who specialise in insuring thatched homes. Some are conditional on the type of open fire versus wood burning stoves; just to ensure that chimney flues do not overheat. MYTH 3: Are open fires or wood burning stoves a problem? With open fires or wood/multi-fuel stoves you just need to be careful that you burn seasoned (dry) wood opposed to wet wood which builds residue in the chimney, as does other materials such as paper.
MYTH 4: Do thatch rooves attract rodents? Well they may have used to, but nowadays the wire mesh system and measures taken mean that there are no greater risks to rodents than any other period, or even more modern home. MYTH 5: Is a thatch roof is going to cost more to maintain? Simple answer is no. Most thatch houses will have a roof that will last a good 30 to 40 years, depending upon the thatch material used. Many only require a ridge replacement. In real terms a brand-new thatch roof will be replaced every third or fourth owner (average 10-year ownership). The cost of which is not enormous by comparison to a brand-new car or long-haul holiday. Knowing that a roof will require replacing is not sudden either â€“ you just build it in to your future budgeting costs as you would with any other maintenance needs with a home.
FACT 1: A thatch home is a natural insulator. It retains the heat in the winter and keeps the house cool in the summer – A perfect combination that no modern roofing system can replicate. It is no more likely to catch fire than any other property. FACT 2: A thatched home reduces noise (soundproofing the property) from aircraft noise and such. Its naturally rich insulation is simply perfect for soundproofing. FACT 3: The aesthetic appearance of a thatch home and the pleasure of owning it and being a custodian of the property far outweighs the concerns of any of the MYTH’s. FACT 4: Period homes and especially thatched properties are quintessentially English. These homes can never be replicated by new builds and will always hold an historic interest to English Heritage. To own such a building should be considered a privilege. FACT 5: No loose or broken tiles – Thatch properties are so well packed by traditional craftsmen that they never move in the highest of winds. Thatcher’s are traditional craftsmen – often learning a trade from generations of the same family.
Most estate agents would appreciate knowing this tip! But to take a quick view, those thatched homes with a stitched border around the bottom edge would usually be a straw thatch. Those with no stich frame would be reed. Want to impress the owners with your great estate agency knowledge (well I doubt you would say that you learned this from the property stalwart, Zoe Napier!) but you will be pleased one day that I gave you this tip as it will make you sound as though you know what you’re talking about! Reed Thatch is attached to the rafters. Straw thatch is less crisp but, in many cases, both are used, especially reed around the eyebrows of dormer windows.
A thatch roof is like anything else. Look after it, ensure it is maintained whenever necessary and replace the ridges when they should be replaced, and the roof should last a good 25 to 30 years (from new) if straw - and longer if Reed.
Most master Thatcher’s are experienced by trade. Most are experts in the traditional specialism of a unique and rare trade. An average three/fourbedroom cottage might take two craftsman 11 to 15 days to complete a roof for total replacement. That is about 23 to 30 days of hand-crafted, knowledgeable labour. The cost could range anything from £20,000 to £30,000 (plus VAT) and dependent upon the complexities could be plus or minus these figures. But when you watch these craftsman work with their especially harvested long straw or reed you could not possibly deny them their worth!
This Essex Home has just been totally rethatched by master craftsmen. The detail involved and mix of Straw (most found in Essex) versus Reed has been combined to recreate the perfect EYEBROW dormers. The traditional tools used are shown and the craft of thatching remains an art of pure traditional craftmanship, usually starting out from apprentices upward and generally a trade continued through the same family generations. AND long may it continue.
Great Totham, Near Maldon
Guide Price £895,000
Hugely versatile five bedroom family home with ground and first floor bedrooms, located on a substantial plot with garaging and a stable block (potential ancillary accommodation), a tranquil country lane setting and surrounding countryside – its location is like heaven on earth. The current owners have thoroughly enjoyed this property for over 43 years. The interior offers particularly spacious rooms with special note to its extensive storage spaces, lovely sized farmhouse kitchendining room and cosy open fire in the sitting room. The property further benefits from having both ground and first floor bedrooms (three on the first floor). Great family living and country lifestyle for organic growing and keeping chickens – the plot offers extensive and screened road frontage with plenty of parking and a garage attached to the main house. EPC F
Norton Heath, Near Ongar
Guide Price ÂŁ775,000 The Ridings is a brand new, select development of traditional, yet stylish homes set amidst attractive Essex countryside, located on the edge of the picturesque village of Blackmore. These last two four bedroom homes, offer an exceedingly high specification with generous, landscaped plots Well placed for the commuter, with a choice of rail stations from Ingatestone and Chelmsford with Epping Central Line (underground) within striking distance.
Great Baddow, Near Chelmsford
Guide Price ÂŁ720,000 A stunning three bedroom home finished to the highest specifications and with numerous modern tech features. This property could easily feature as a Grand Design with an automatic Cedar gated entrance to parking and quadruple covered parking. The house is two storey with a lower ground floor with principal living on the upper floor including a Nicholas Anthony Kitchen. Upper and lower landscaped terraces with training pool/jacuzzi available by separate negotiation. Situated in the centre of the village close to amenities and Chelmsford City Centre. EPC B
Sible Hedingham, Near Halstead
Guide Price ÂŁ695,000 A charming four bedroom detached Victorian house features traditional tall ceilings and a number of period features. The ground floor has a large welcoming entrance hall, open-plan living room with central fireplace, newly fitted kitchen, dining room and breakfast room. The first floor offers four double bedrooms, one with an interconnecting bathroom and an impressive, spacious landing. The property stands in mature gardens with the remains of the original sunken grass tennis court (as depicted in the 1920â€™s photo). EPC F
Bicknacre, Near Danbury
Guide Price ÂŁ849,000
A stunning four-bedroom Victorian detached house, finished to an incredibly high specification with Mumford and Wood bespoke windows, air conditioning in main bedroom with luxurious en-suite and Amdega conservatory. Two reception rooms with working period fireplaces â€“ the interior finishes are of equal discern, with areas of quality hard flooring (with under floor heating) and carpets, working period style fireplaces, a bespoke Chapel wood kitchen with a range oven, Bosch appliances and granite worktops, air conditioning in three rooms, elegant period style radiators in most rooms, oak doors and an oak galleried staircase, with also high specification sanitary ware and tiling. Extensive parking, Mediterranean style garden. The property is available for immediate occupation with an end of chain situation No expense spared throughout. It will not disappoint when viewing! EPC TBC
Coggeshall, Near Marks Tey
Guide Price ÂŁ625,000 This delightful Grade ll listed property offers that cosy cottage feel with period features throughout, the dining room, kitchen (with NEFF appliances) and master bedroom with dressing room are in the original part of the dwelling which is built around the central chimney breast with a Cedar shingle roof. The outside offers parking for several cars and a single garage, outbuildings include stables and store rooms within a courtyard. EPC Exempt
Guide Price ÂŁ625,000 This property is a very appealing five-bedroom detached property situated on a small development of five houses in the village of Bocking in North Essex. The property has been well maintained and has a good sized sitting room, dining room, fitted kitchen, utility room and two of the bedrooms have en-suite shower bathrooms. The outside of the property has a lawn to the front with a double garage with a door leading into the back garden which is laid to lawn with attractive flower beds/shrubs and which catches the sun for most of the day. The patio is accessed from the two reception rooms and offers good space for outside dining and seating.
he MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid ALL4 (combined fuel consumption: 2.0 – 1.7 l/100 km; combined power consumption: 14.0 – 13.1 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 45 – 40 g/km) combines efficiency and hybridspecific all-wheel drive with the option of pure electric driving. In addition to plug-in hybrid drive, the new MINI Countryman is also available with two petrol engines and one diesel engine featuring the latest MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology. The engines have seen extensive development and cover an output ranging from 100kW/136hp to 140 kW/178 hp. They already meet the emissions standard Euro 6d, which will not be binding until 2021. All three engines can be combined with the all-wheel drive system ALL4 on request. The new MINI Countryman: • Distinctive front design with newly designed radiator grille. • LED headlamps and LED fog lights now as standard. • LED rear lights in new design. • New body finishes, new Piano Black Exterior option. • New light alloy wheels. • Latest generation of engines, all Euro 6d emissions standard compliant. • New digital dash display with 5-inch colour screen as standard. • Newly designed central instrument in Piano Black High Gloss available as an optional extra. • New range of leather trims and interior surfaces. • New version of the MINI Yours Interior Style. • Extended range of Original MINI Accessories. Exterior Design. The new MINI Countryman is instantly recognisable as the brand’s largest model: the MINI-typical three-part vehiclebody structure paired with a model-specific roof line. The car’s upright stature and increased ground clearance are indicate its generous interior space and robust character. The optional MINI ALL4 exterior look and roof rails, provided as standard, further underline the versatility of the new MINI Countryman, whilst the aerodynamically optimised exterior features on the Sport models add an extra touch of power.
The MINI Countryman, the biggest and most versatile member of the MINI model family, has an updated design, additions to the equipment range and new innovative technology. The latest version optimises space, versatility, functionality and ride comfort.
The car’s front section has a precisely modified design with the new structure of the bumper covering, now entirely in body finish, ensuring a clear-cut and high-quality appearance. The redesigned radiator grille has the signature hexagonal contours and is surrounded by a slim, onepiece chrome frame. Its air intake is subdivided by three horizontal struts in the MINI Cooper Countryman and MINI Cooper D Countryman. The radiator grille of the new MINI Cooper S Countryman is characterised by a hexagonal grid pattern with a red “S” and a single chrome strut. Redesigned rear apron and vertically designed LED lights. With its redesigned bumper trim, the rear apron also contributes to the contemporary look of the new MINI Countryman. The upright rear lights with a chrome frame nod to the origins of the British brand and all lighting functions now feature high-quality LED technology as standard. Two new body finishes, Piano Black Exterior and new alloy wheels. The range of body finishes opens up new possibilities for an individual look, including the newly added colours White Silver metallic and Sage Green metallic. Depending on the model variant, the roof and mirror caps of the new MINI Countryman can be finished in black, white or silver as an alternative to the body colour. The new Piano Black Exterior option, available for all variants of the car, is a de-chroming high-gloss black finish on the headlamp surrounds, rear lights, radiator grille and side scuttles, door handles and the model lettering on the luggage compartment lid. Additional identification features in high-gloss black are available from the range of Original MINI Accessories, including the MINI logo and the “Cooper S” and
“ALL4” inscriptions in Piano Black. Matching exterior mirror caps and side scuttles with a grey-black flag pattern in Night Jack are also available for retrofit. Depending on the model variant, the new MINI Countryman is fitted as standard with light alloy wheels in either 16 or 17-inch, with light alloy wheels in sizes up to 19 inches available as optional extras and as part of the Original MINI Accessories programme. 17-inch light alloy wheels in Channel Spoke Black are new to the range of ex-works options, as are 19-inch light alloy wheels in the design variant Turnstile Spoke 2tone. Interior: ample space and greater scope for individual style. The new MINI Countryman has a versatile interior with three fullyfledged rear seats which fold down with a 40:20:40 split, expanding transport capacity and storage from 450 litres up to 1390 litres. Selective customisation of the interior to reflect the customer’s personal style has become even more attractive with the addition of new options and a further developed product range. Chester Indigo Blue and Chester Malt Brown have been added to the selection of seat upholstery options and the Colour Line for the lower section of the instrument panel and door trim, previously available as a single option, is now an integral part of the leather trim designed to match the relevant colour scheme. The MINI Cooper S Countryman and MINI Cooper Plug-In Hybrid ALL4 models now come with Piano Black interior surfaces for the cockpit and door bezels as standard. These are combined with accentuation strips in the variant British Oak. A new version of the highly exclusive MINI Yours interior surfaces is optionally available. The optional MINI Yours
Interior Style Shaded Silver combines an illuminated cockpit bezel in the variant Shaded Silver with door bezels in Dark Silver and accentuation strips in Hazy Grey. ALL4 as an option for four engine variants – and a standard feature of the plug-in hybrid model. The ALL4 all-wheel drive system provides a noticeable boost in terms of traction, driving stability and agility. As an alternative to the brand’s hallmark front-wheel power transmission, this system is optionally available for four model variants of the new MINI Countryman. With its fast and precise electronic control, the system ensures need-based distribution of power between the front and rear wheels in all road surface and weather conditions. The new MINI Cooper Countryman Plug-In Hybrid ALL4 is fitted with a hybrid-specific all-wheel drive system as standard. The system manages a precisely controlled interaction between the 3-cylinder petrol engine transmitting its power to the front wheels with an electric synchronous motor that acts on the rear wheels. Together, the two power units produce a system output of 162 kW/220 hp. The latest eDrive technology available for BMW Group plug-in hybrid models also includes a high-voltage lithium-ion battery with a gross energy content of 9.6 kWh, giving the new MINI Cooper Countryman Plug-In Hybrid ALL4 a maximum electrically powered range of 55 to 61 kilometres. New equipment features, including digital dash. The interior of the new MINI Countryman now has an extended range of standard and optional equipment. First launched in the new MINI Electric, the digital dash is now introduced in the new MINI Countryman as standard. Sitting behind the steering wheel, the Black Panel display has a 5.0 inch diameter. The range of audio and navigation systems has also been restructured. The Navigation and Navigation Plus packs each include an 8.8-inch colour screen with touchscreen function located in the central instrument. The circular control unit in the new MINI Countryman has a refined surface look, with the audio control panel, hazard light buttons and driver assistance systems now integrated more harmoniously. The central instrument gets an even more premium feel with touch-sensitive bookmark buttons and high-gloss Piano Black surfaces. The standard audio system now offers streaming via Bluetooth connection and a hands-free telephone system with USB interface. The Radio MINI Visual Boost and the digital instrument display form part of the standard Navigation pack, while the Navigation Plus pack has a range of additional infotainment functions in addition to the route guidance system, as well as wireless charging for compatible mobile phones and a second USB socket. The new MINI Countryman: always online and up-to-date. The new MINI Countryman is equipped with a SIM card that is permanently fitted in the car. This enables use of Intelligent Emergency Call with automatic detection of vehicle location and accident severity, as well as MINI TeleServices. The Navigation pack includes a wide range of MINI Connected digital services. This provides access to the Real Time Traffic Information service as well as the internet platform MINI Online and preparation for Apple CarPlay. MINI Connected can be used to send navigation destinations from the smartphone to the vehicle. The mobile phone connection also means that the vehicle’s navigation
map is updated automatically. With Navigation Plus, the new MINI Countryman is always online, with seamless integration of the voice assistant Amazon Alexa.
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The new MINI Countryman is priced from £23,500 RRP and available to order now. For more information please visit www.mini.co.uk
Abberton, Near Colchester
Guide Price ÂŁ775,000
This amazing five-bedroom Grade II listed former bakery dates back to 1842. The property has been beautifully restored creating a lovely, extensive family residence. The accommodation offers over 3,000 sq ft of living space with the ground floor benefitting from having five receptions rooms. The fabulous old baker's oven has been left insitu creating a wonderful conversation piece in the central hub of the house. The outside of the property is as well presented as the interior with a brick paved driveway, ample parking for five cars and there is a single garage with double doors and a separate car port. The garden to the side and rear, is that of a courtyard style with a mix of paving, decking and a lawned area. EPC exempt
Rettendon Common, Near Chelmsford
Offers in Excess of ÂŁ620,000 Period style, high specification character - stunning two-bedroom house with open plan living, vaulted ceilings, fireplace with wood burner. Upstairs, the space has been divided into two generous double bedrooms, both with lavish and well-furnished en-suites, vaulted ceilings with glazed gables overlooking the rear farmland. The outside space for the house is ideal for easy living, with a driveway suitable for three cars to the front and access to the rear garden that has a decking area, with a lightly sloped inclined garden with garden sheds and privacy on all sides. EPC C
Chandlers Quay, Maldon
Offers in Excess of ÂŁ750,000
An architecturally stunning 2,400 sq ft detached waterside â€˜turn keyâ€™ home, finished to a high internal specification and located immediately onto the East Coast Path. The property was constructed high build specification in 2002 and of individual architect design to feature the rotunda, with turret, to its east elevation from which to enjoy panoramic views across the Blackwater estuary. The sumptuous interior provides extensive storage, underfloor heating throughout, a security alarm, and both privacy and black out blinds in some rooms. The planning for the property was originally granted for offices, and in 2018, permission was given for change of use for the building to become a superb detached private residence obscurely stating two bedrooms, yet clearly, the well-proportioned room areas provide space for optional guest accommodation and with the future potential to alter the original, specified planning permission. During 2019 the property was converted into beautifully appointed three storey living with the ground floor containing reception/office, amenity and service rooms, alongside the integral garage with roller door.
Glemsford, Near Long Melford
Guide Price £700,000
This is an excellent four double bedroom detached family home, constructed in the early 1960’s with notably high ceilings and large picture windows from which to gain enormous natural light. The wellproportioned rooms include the master suite and breakfast/dining area with air conditioning and upstairs is a great balcony from which to while away an evening, with its west facing sunset views. The house is set well back from the road with a large double garage building providing garaging and a separate well equipped ‘cooks’ kitchen – ideal for outside entertaining or for those who just love cooking! There is also a rear w.c and a separate laundry room with plumbing, electric and a separate hot water cylinder. EPC Exempt
St Lawrence, Near Maldon
Guide Price ÂŁ595,000 This property is a feel good family house with an ideal layout for any family, having been adapted and extended to create a four/five bedroom property. The accommodation on the ground floor can be adapted to suit reception areas or bedroom with ample living and dining space along with the conservatory at the rear. Outside the property doesnâ€™t disappoint with a two tiered rear garden patio with a kidney shaped heated swimming pool and hot tub gazebo. Large garage with space for a car and a small boat. EPC TBC
Halstead, Near Braintree
Guide Price ÂŁ585,000 A stunning four/five-bedroom detached character property situated close to Halstead town centre. The accommodation is situated on three floors and provides wonderful family living with a perfectly designed garden to the rear. Well proportioned reception rooms and a mixture of character and modern design create a great property. The outside space has been completely overhauled to create a welcoming and visible entertaining space with a Mediterranean twist. Low maintenance decking, easy grass with a walled border and feature landscaping complete this really well-loved property. EPC E
Lower Somersham, Near Ipswich
Guide Price ÂŁ550,000 This character house has changed over the years to create a fabulous character three story four bedroom property. Two well proportioned reception rooms which are joined by the vast chimney stack that provides two inglenook fireplaces. The kitchen has the character with some split floor levels with access to the utility and shower room, the cellar and the pantry. Sweeping shingle driveway leading up to the house and the double garage. Front garden with lawned and planted areas, side patio with a creeping vine takes you round to the rear garden. EPC E
Heybridge, Near Maldon
Guide Price ÂŁ550,000 A classic red brick in Flemish bond constructed property with a range of sash windows to all three elevations and feature fireplaces. The accommodation on the ground floor has a typical central staircase with three well-proportioned reception rooms, three double bedrooms and a single bedroom on the first floor with an en-suite to the master bedroom. Outside there is ample space with a driveway that leads to the garage and a private garden with a northerly position. EPC Exempt
Maldon, Near Hatfield Peverel
Offers in Excess of ÂŁ450,000 A superb three-bedroom ground floor apartment situated in a charming former Victorian industrial Granary located alongside the River Chelmer. The Granaries lie either side of their own pontoon moorings, allowing occupants to moor one craft of up to 24' in length. The apartment is one of only two in this part of the Granaries on the ground floor which provides comfortable, spacious and atmospheric modern living space. The apartment faces east/west and from the external communal grounds there are spectacular dawns looking across the marsh and downriver to Heybridge Basin. EPC E