Zoe Napier Group Collection Winter 2023

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Welcome to our first magazine for 2023 showcasing our exclusive portfolio of unique properties.

Despite the UK economy enduring testing times, the Essex property market for unique homes remains robust. By merely removing the post-pandemic spike in property prices, the market appears to have simply seen a ‘correction’ in pricing back to pre-pandemic levels. Mortgage interest rates also show signs of settling with the latest rates being recognised as the ‘new’ normal.

As with all market trends, consumer confidence needs to settle, and to a large extent it already has. The driving forces such as families requiring more space, those wishing to downsize (right-size) or require multi-generational living will always remain consistent.

In this current market, a service focussed team is imperative to provide the knowledge and experience required to support the sometimes-challenging sales processes, and our concierge team pride themselves on delivering a service beyond compare.

For the sale of: n country & equestrian n coastal & waterside n new & luxury homes n barns & unique conversions

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A remarkable Country home offering 8,000 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 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 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). EPC E – Council Tax Band H

Wickham Bishops, Near Witham Guide Price £3,800,000
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Great Warley, Brentwood

Offers in Excess of £3,800,000

An enchanting 7000 st ft 8 Bedroom Elizabethan Country House of historic and inspirational architectural interest, set on 6.7 acres with leisure & lifestyle facilities. The interior has bright, light principal rooms, all with high ceilings and a house to be greeted by the magnificent showcase galleried stairs, with a 7-meter-tall window which floods light across the galleries.

The house is set amidst quintessential, mature grounds which have been carefully created over the past century to provide differing areas from quiet seating and woodland paths to the formal lawns and a sunken garden. There is also a rear meadow with good natural shelter, suitable for one or two horses/ponies alongside a modern tennis court, and on the upper southwest corner is the walled outdoor swimming pool which leads down to the summerhouse. EPC exempt – Council Tax Band H

Althorne, Near Maldon

0.5 Acre Plot (sts)

Offers in Excess of £875,000

A traditional period farmhouse with immense character set within splendid 0.5 of an acre ground overlooking farmland. The house offers both attractive external elevations together with a great internal ambience which comes alive throughout the seasons; having landscaped and private gardens with an outdoor heated swimming pool, numerous doors which lead out onto extensive terrace areas during the summer months and mature grounds which display a beautiful array of autumnal colour. Internally there is an AGA in the kitchen/breakfast room, cosy wood burners and an inviting entrance hall/snug which is just the perfect place for a Christmas tree during the festive season. The vast and well-designed improvements allow space for great family living which includes two en-suite bedrooms, five reception rooms, a large kitchen/breakfast room and the possibilities to create separate ground floor secondary/annexe accommodation from the additional side entrance door, if required. EPC D– Tax Band G

This prestigious village centre family residence was once the Doctor’s surgery for many years and benefits from a beautiful, secluded mature plot. The ground floor enjoys an impressive entrance hall, four principal reception rooms, good size kitchen/ breakfast room and laundry room. On the first floor the master bedroom enjoys attractive views from an elegant bay window overlooking the grounds and benefits from an impressive en suite bathroom. Large shingle driveway which offers ample off street parking for several vehicles, leading to a tandem garage. Gated side access leads to the rear garden.

EPC D – Tax Band G
Ardleigh,
Manningtree Offers in Excess of £900,000

Cock Clarks, Chelmsford

Offers in excess of £1,700,000

An impressive 5,000 sq ft Country Home on the edge of Cock Clarks Hamlet. Entering the reception hall through the double oak front doors you will find the rooms are of great proportion with oak internal doors, plaster architrave and a mixture of tiled, carpet and engineered wooden flooring. The sitting room runs the depth of the house with a large bay window to the front and patio doors to the rear. A cast iron wood burning stove sits within a large inglenook fireplace with red brick hearth and oak beam above. The light oak staircase takes us to a nice big landing area which has a big window to the front of the property with far reaching views, there are four good sized double bedrooms all with their own individually styled shower ensuite bathrooms with radiator heated towel rails. The impressive and bright master suite has vaulted ceiling and a cathedral style window to the rear of the property. EPC B – Tax band G

Coopersale, Epping

Offers in Excess of £1,600,000

Sitting completely on its’ own within a nature reserve in the heart of Epping Forest, it is difficult to convey just what an extraordinary setting this property is situated within. Nestled in the centre of its’ 2.75 acre grounds (sts), this five bedroom property offers scope to expand if required (subject to the necessary consents), whilst the detached annexe with office over offers the opportunity for multi-generational living. The vaulted entrance hall leads down to the spacious sitting room which is a bright, triple aspect room with red brick fireplace housing cast iron multi fuel burner and exposed timbers.

The property is approached via a five bar electric gate which leads to a large driveway which provides ample off street parking for several vehicles. There is a yard area which leads to a large, detached barn with up and over door and side door. EPC C - Council Tax F

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Stebbing, Near Great Dunmow

Offers

in excess of £1,500,000

A well-proportioned and attractive barn conversion which is nestled well back from the road with an extensive sweeping private drive up to the house and ancillary buildings. The barn was converted in 1996 with good finishes and inspirational architecture to show case the heavy timber frame and vaulted ceiling –The wonderful galleried landing which looks down onto the sitting room, displaying a full height red brick chimney breast. There are numerous rooms downstairs, allowing for a ground floor bedroom is required and upstairs are two good double sized bedrooms and a small single bedroom, with further quirky details including a reading/viewing area overlooking the countryside and further spiral stairs to a children’s playroom. Adjacent is a sizeable double storey annexe with a spacious first floor bedroom. The mature grounds and equestrian facilities are excellent by virtue of the substantial acreage, accompanies by a barn, stables and a 60 x 20m arena. EPC TBC - Tax Band G

Offers in Excess of £1,350,000

This spacious three/four bedroom home enjoys a stunning rural setting with an array of excellent equestrian facilities and easy access to the city of Chelmsford. The ground floor accommodation features a welcoming entrance hall, a double bedroom with ensuite, a dressing room, two reception rooms, family bathroom, a kitchen/ breakfast room and an office/playroom/fourth bedroom. The dining room offers two delightful features: an impressive, vaulted ceiling and large feature window designed to enjoy splendid views overlooking the manege and grounds. The sitting room benefits from a working fireplace hosting a cast iron multi fuel burner and provided sliding door access to the formal gardens.

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. EPC F - Tax Band E

Writtle, Near Chelmsford

Offers in Excess of £1,350,000

An opportunity to acquire this splendid period home, set centrally within it’s impressive grounds located within a stone’s throw of the village amenities and mainline station. The property was originally constructed in the 1940’s with latter additions and enjoys three generous reception rooms, a good size kitchen/ breakfast room and utility room. On the first floor the master bedroom enjoys a superb size en-suite bathroom with three remaining good size bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Externally the grounds are a particular feature of the property and are extremely private, mostly laid to lawn with mature trees and flower and shrub borders, with 3 box stable block, manege, tailor made for wonderful days of family and friends entertainment. EPC E - Tax band G

Wickham Bishops, Near Witham
Guide Price £895,000

Introducing the new Collection from Farlows.

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Farlows Jerkin in Sandy Glen Check Tweed

A collection, especially a fieldwear one, is ever evolving and never completed. With the nature of our industry, we focus mainly on traditions within our sports and how we can bring traditions from many years ago into the 21st century using modern technology and practices. The starting point of any new collection is the new hero tweed across men’s and ladies. I focus on looking back across the previous 5-7 years at all the tweed patterns and qualities that we have used and for what garments they were used.

Tweed is a fantastic fabric which largely has been left unchanged for many years. With this in mind, a tweed design that was created in the 1950’s is still completely up to date and possible to be recreated today. Tweed production has become more efficient, and we now utilise Teflon coating on the majority of our fieldwear tweeds, which gives our fabric the edge when it’s out in the field.

When developing a new tweed, it’s incredibly important to know and understand the end use for the fabric. For example, our Litchfield field coat has been a staple in our range; however, we are always looking at designs, features, cuts and also listening to feedback from our customers to find new ways to improve the garment. On the other hand, new coats to the collection often start off as an idea in my head, or maybe I’ve seen an old garment being worn in a magazine from decades ago or spotted an old piece being worn by a family member or friend on a shoot day. I then take these ideas, either drawn out or heavily described, to our chosen supplier who we have long standing relationships with. Together we develop these ideas into the initial sample, and it moves on from there.

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Jack Gregorie, Farlows Product Manager Farlows Women’s Burghley Field Coat in Heather Check Farlows Litchfield Field Coat in Burgundy Club Check

“Our vision at Farlows is that every generation is inspired to love game fishing and shooting as much as they are to preserve them for the future.”

For AW22, we have focused, as always, on producing only the best fabrics and garments sourced from across the UK. Our two new men’s tweeds, Burgundy Club Check and Dark Olive Houndstooth, and our new ladies' tweed Heather Check, are all fantastic examples of stylish, traditional but also up-to-date and modern hardwearing working fabrics. We have a few new additions to the range such as the two Farlows Sports Jackets, the new tweed in the Norfolk Jacket and in the ladies range, the Belgrave Biker Jacket, the Suede Shooting Vest and the fabulous collection of knitwear. www.farlows.co.uk

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Farlows Burghley in Bronze Herringbone Farlows Donegal Crew Neck Jumper in Dark Olive Farlows Supersoft Multi Fairisle Jumper in Tusk Farlows Sports Jacket in Olive Claret

Offers in Excess of £1,275,000

We cannot convey what a simply magical setting this former water mill stands within, which was sympathetically converted by the existing vendor’s family. Set up about 0.5 of a mile down a country lane, amidst ancient woodland, dating back to the 12th century with wonderful walks and historical walks along the River Colne to Colchester.

The extensive accommodation to the former water mill is arranged over four floors, including three generous reception rooms, recently refurbished kitchen, 5 double bedrooms with en-suite to master. There is a large landing/ bedroom and further bedroom on the second floor with stairs leading up to a mezzanine area which could be easily utilised as a games/ sitting room. West facing garden, benefiting from patio area overlooking the mill race, summer house, timber storage shed, gazebo with power and light connected, greenhouse and ornamental pond. EPC exempt - Tax Band G

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Offers in Excess of £950,000

This delightful four bedroom Grade II listed cottage full of character and situated on beautifully screened grounds and gardens of half an acre (sts). A wonderful feature is the superbly designed open plan ground floor accommodation that boats a variety of reception rooms and downstairs master suite bedroom. This quirky character home nestling on a peaceful country lane enjoys to the side the most delightful perfectly screened English cottage style garden. To the rear of the country home is expansive grazing land that backs on to natural woodland, offering maximum privacy. The rear grazing land is spacious enough for a small horse or pony providing another lifestyle opportunity for the next owner. The surrounding countryside to the property offers a vast and local network of footpaths ideal for keeping fit, walking the dogs, and enjoying the superb unspoilt rural environment. There are so many enjoyable diverse features to discover outside the property, including a superb roof terrace, Swim Spa pool, separate games annexe, patio and decking areas and stable/outbuildings. EPC exempt – Tax Band D

Purleigh, Chelmsford

A Charming Part Thatched three bedroom Grade II Listed Cottage with the older part of the house contains an ‘olde worlde’ kitchen/breakfast room with a particularly high ceiling, also featuring much of the exposed timber frame and fitted with cream-shaker style units where there is a sink and freestanding oven. A gravelled driveway provides ample parking where there is a large storage shed (an area suitable for a garage, if required stp). The frontage is mainly a high mixed hedge and to the rear is open arable farmland. The garden areas are largely to one side of the house. EPC exempt – Tax Band E

Little
Henny,
Near
Halstead
Guide Price £545,000

Rettendon Common, East Hanningfield Guide Price £825,000

This picture book three bedroom detached thatched cottage, is full of character and enjoys a superb private rear garden, screened by woodland. Although not listed, the cottage is believed to date back approximately 400 years and is bursting with charm and character enjoying an array of period features including red brick fireplaces, exposed timbers and generous ceiling heights. Set in mature established grounds the property backs onto woodland with open farmland beyond, and the screened rear gardens enjoy an abundance of natural wildlife and birdlife. Despite the countryside setting, the property benefits from its proximity to a local railway station with commuting links to London. The property therefore can offer a wonderful semi-rural lifestyle for buyers who need to work in London. The characterful interior is mostly single storey accommodation with two reception areas including the large sitting/ dining room and snug. The cottage offers versatility for three double bedrooms, two of which are on the ground floor, one being a master with ensuite, with the third bedroom on the first floor with a delightful Juliet Balcony. EPC F – Tax Band E

Offers In Excess of £1,250,000

An impressive detached barn conversion, dating back in part to the late 15th Century which has undergone tasteful conversion into a substantial country home with interlinking annexe facilities, whilst retaining its majestic grade II listed character with much of its heavily exposed timber frame and period features.

Versatile 4,800 sq ft of accommodation offering the potential for separate two bedroom attached annexe facilities within the ground floor wing. The main living provides four first floor double bedrooms, two having en-suite bathrooms, accessed from the striking vaulted galleried landing. The eastern single storey flank of the barn can be utilised for secondary/extended family living or as a continuation of the main barn providing additional reception, laundry and bedroom space. The barn offers an instantly part moated plot with the paddock suitable for livestock and horses. EPC Exempt – Tax Band F

Pentlow, Near Sudbury

Offers in Excess of £900,000

Anexciting opportunity for anyone looking for a refurbishment/rebuild opportunity which is probably the remotest farm in East Anglia. At present the property provides a 2,000 sq ft period (unlisted) farmhouse which requires refurbishment or may be more suited to a total rebuild (the existing building has suffered from significant structural movement with heave/subsidence). The property itself benefits from attractive elevations, set in part walled, mature gardens adjoining a traditional farmyard. The yard areas offer extensive storage and parking areas, whilst containing 7,000 sq ft of outbuildings including that of an Essex Barn, which might become the preferred building to convert into a family home (subject to relevant permissions). The property benefits from enjoying 48.56 acres which includes rich pastureland protected by SSSI (site of special scientific interest) and is largely surrounded by unspoiled farmland in an area known as The Dengie Peninsula. EPC E – Tax Band E

Bradwell on Sea, Southminister

Copdock, Ipswich

10 Acres (sts)

Offers in Excess of £2,350,000

An outstanding Elizabethan Events/Wedding Venue, Vineyard & Six Bedroom Family home. In all just under 10 Acres

A unique combination comprising a substantial six-bedroom family home, set within its own mature grounds. Next door is the business facility comprising the notable and historic Elizabethan Copdock Hall, having been sympathetically converted to create a wonderful function/wedding venue within a courtyard setting with the former stables currently used for storage. The acreage runs northeast where there is an established vineyard with scope to expand. The hall is licensed for weddings both inside and within the courtyard or grounds. The house is set within its own secluded, mature plot with a long private drive. The property is not listed but believed to date back in part to the 17th century with various alterations and additions since. A wing of the house has been converted to a first-floor self-contained annexe offering good flexibility for living arrangements. The main hall area extends to approximately 3315 sq ft with an authentic and atmospheric interior for weddings and events. The Hall can accommodate up to 160 covers (seated diners for weddings ) and is licensed for up to 300 guests. There is also a music system. EPC D

Langford, Near Maldon

Offers

in Excess of £1,250,000

A prestigious & distinguished Grade II Listed Georgian Residence, busting with charm and character, set in circa 1.65 acres (sts). The house was originally constructed in 1820, custom built for the dowager of the Bryon Estate

The extensive accommodation is based on two floors with two principal reception rooms, spacious kitchen/ breakfast room, utility room and full head height cellar on the ground floor. An elegant, cantilevered dogleg staircase with wreathed handrail, leads up to the first floor which boasts master suite with dressing room and en suite bathroom, two/three remaining bedrooms and a family bathroom. Refurbished annexe to the east of the main building. There is access from the drive to a triple cart lodge with attached workshop/ tack room to the side. To the west of the house sits the brick built stable wing with two stables, a carriage house and groom's room. EPC Exempt – Council Tax Band H

Great Hallingbury, Near Bishop Stortford

0.5 Acre plot (sts)

Offers in Excess of £1,000,000

This spacious Victorian family residence with later additions, is located within a stones’ throw of Hatfield Forest and Woodside Green, standing on impressive grounds. The property has the benefit of being accessible via two separate driveways, the first leading to a large shingle driveway and the second to a stable block with potential to convert into a self-contained annexe (subject to the necessary consents). The grounds are a particular feature, facing South and backing onto paddock with an expansive, recently constructed patio area, perfect for Summer entertaining. The property offers three excellent size living areas with large, well-proportioned rooms and high ceilings, complimented by an excellent size kitchen/breakfast room with AGA with quarry tiled flooring, which offers a traditional country feel with hand crafted natural timber base an eye level units with solid wood worktops over incorporating a butler sink. On the first floor there are four bright and spacious double bedrooms and a roomy family bathroom with beautiful views over the neighbouring countryside. EPC tbc – Tax Band G

Offers

in Excess of £1,250,000

This attractive Grade II listed three bedroom detached farmhouse originally dates to the 1500’s with later additions in the 17th and 18th century. As one might expect from a property from this era, it enjoys a plethora of attractive features including exposed beams, original stock brick flooring and open red brick inglenook fireplaces and offers the opportunity to be modernised.

Contained within the established and impressive 15.6 acres(sts) of grounds are excellent equestrian facilities including eight stables, two tack rooms, two feed rooms, all weather turnout arena and a 44 by 22 flood lit manege. In addition, there is an Essex Barn, offering scope and potential for future residential use (stp). EPC exempt – Tax Band G

Finchingfield, Near Great Dunmow

Southminister, Near Maldon

Offers in Excess of £1,195,000

This impressive and unique six/seven bedroom home is believed to have been constructed just 24 years ago and enjoys a quiet semi-rural position at the end of a no through lane. The grounds of circa 1.65 acres(stls) contain an array of outbuildings including gym, games/party annexe, stables, and workshops. As you enter the property you are greeted by an entrance hall that leads into an open plan living room split by an attractive two sided brick fireplace that hosts a wood burner warming a snug area on one side and the larger living room area on the other. These rooms are dual aspect and enjoy good ceiling height and there is sliding door access to the expansive decking area outside to the rear. Also contained within the grounds is a heated outdoor pool with BBQ zone ideal for entertaining family and friends. EPC D – Tax Band F

Great British Chefs

The debut cookbook from Great British Chefs includes 120 recipes from 60 of the UK’s best chefs, will full-page photography illustrating every dish.

Over the past eight years, greatbritishchefs.com has become the go-to website for home cooks in search of recipe inspiration, technical expertise and articles about food and drink. Great British Chefs is the team’s debut cookbook, featuring 120 fully illustrated recipes from the culinary minds of the UK’s top chefs.

Every recipe in the book is a testament to Britain’s exciting food scene and the chefs that have helped put it on the global stage. Ranging from classic British cooking and traditional cuisine, to the international flavours we’ve fallen in love with and more contemporary dishes, every aspect of Britain’s food culture is captured in the canapés, starters, mains, desserts and petits fours in this book.

Divided into six chapters, the recipes range from the simple and every day, to the more complex and show stopping – perfect for the home cook who’s looking to impress.

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Lamb rump with burrata & marinated romano peppers

Simplicity is at the heart of all good Italian cooking, and this combination of creamy burrata, tender lamb and sweet Romano peppers is a perfect example of the country’s cuisine.

COURSE Main SERVES 4 TIME 1 hour, plus 45 minutes marinating time

Lamb rumps

4 lamb rumps, each weighing approx. 130g Salt

Marinated romano peppers

500g of Romano peppers

25ml of sherry vinegar

25ml of balsamic vinegar

150ml of extra virgin olive oil

50g of garlic cloves, lightly crushed in their skins

25g of thyme

25g of rosemary

To serve

4 balls of burrata, each weighing approx. 60g 1 bunch of Greek basil, leaves shredded Extra virgin olive oil

DIFFICULTY

Easy

Preheat a grill or barbecue to a high heat and grill the Romano peppers, turning regularly, until the skins are blistered and blackened all over. Alternatively, this can be done in batches by holding the peppers with tongs over an open gas flame. Transfer the hot peppers to a large bowl and add the other marinade ingredients. Cover the bowl with cling film and leave to marinate for 45 minutes.

After this time, remove the peppers from the marinade. Peel off the blackened skins and tear the peppers into large strips, discarding any seeds. Strain the marinade through a sieve and discard the garlic and herbs. Dress the pepper strips in the strained marinade liquid and set aside until required. When ready to cook the lamb, preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4.

Place the rumps fat-side down in a cold, ovenproof frying pan and place over a medium heat. Allow the fat to gently render down until golden – this should take about 8 minutes. Transfer the pan to the oven and cook for a further 8 minutes. Set aside and leave to rest for 5 minutes before seasoning with salt and carving each rump into slices.

Add a mound of the marinated peppers to each serving plate, drizzling over any marinade left in the bowl, then top with the carved lamb. Place a ball of burrata on each plate, finishing with plenty of shredded Greek basil and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

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Chocolate torte

There are dozens of ways to make chocolate cake, but this has to be one of the finest examples in existence. A biscuit base lays the foundations for layers of light cake and rich ganache, with some fresh raspberries on the side providing tartness.

COURSE Dessert SERVES 12

TIME 1 hour 30 minutes

DIFFICULTY Medium

EQUIPMENT

Blender & 22cm spring-form cake tin

Chocolate torte

225g of 70% dark chocolate, broken into pieces 160g of ground almonds 140g of dried white breadcrumbs 225g of unsalted butter 340g of caster sugar 6 eggs 1 drop of vanilla essence

Biscuit base

175g of digestive biscuits

1 tbsp of cocoa powder

85g of butter, melted

Chocolate ganache

110g of 70% dark chocolate, broken into pieces

225ml of double cream 125g of icing sugar

To serve 1 punnet of raspberries Extra thick double cream

The Great British Chefs Cookbook is available to buy on Amazon, or for more recipe inspiration visit www.greatbritishchefs.com

Preheat the oven to 160°C/gas mark 3 and line the cake tin with greaseproof paper. To make the biscuit base, blitz the biscuits and cocoa powder to a fine crumb in a blender. Pour in the butter and pulse until fully combined. Spoon the mixture into the cake tin and spread out to create an even layer.

To make the torte, melt the chocolate in a bain-marie then add the ground almonds and breadcrumbs, mixing well to combine. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy in a separate bowl then beat in the eggs 1 at a time, followed by the vanilla. Add the chocolate mixture to the butter and eggs and mix until smooth and incorporated. Pour the mixture into the cake tin and bake in the oven for 55 minutes, until set and cooked through. Allow to cool.

For the chocolate ganache, place the chocolate in a large bowl. Bring the cream and icing sugar to the boil in a saucepan then pour over the chocolate, stirring until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth. Set aside to cool.

Spread the ganache over the cooled chocolate torte, using a hot palette knife to ensure it is distributed evenly. Once the ganache has set, slice the torte and serve with raspberries and cream.

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Gosfield, Near Halstead

Guide Price £1,150,000

A superb family home, with wonderful lifestyle opportunities. This Grade II Listed four/five bedroom house, recorded to date back to the 1500’s or earlier, with later additions. It features three red brick chimney stacks with its exposed timber frame and plastered external finishes. The property in more recent years has undergone a comprehensive programme of refurbishment providing characterful accommodation, exposed timbers, and charming inglenook fireplaces, combined with the practicalities of 21st century living.

The equestrian facilities are excellent with a near full size international arena with training mirrors onto an enclosed stable yard of 5 full size boxes and a tack room with additional storage, a field shelter (on skids), extensive parking, and majority post & rail paddocks. EPC exempt – Council Tax G

Offers in Excess of £1,150,000

An exciting opportunity for a buyer seeking multi-use premises or for the opportunity to run a permissible business from home alongside the equestrian facilities, comprising a beautifully presented four-bedroom detached bungalow, set on a hillside with views across the rolling countryside. A separate wide concrete drive leads to the extensive yard areas and wide range of outbuildings of varying conditions. The immediately usable outbuildings extend to 7,578 sq ft, providing exceptional workshop areas with storage, a pole barn, and a stable block with storage. There are the former piggery/livestock stalls and a dilapidated brick barn.

Each offers the footprint for replacement buildings. One or two of the barns might be suitable for future conversion to residential stp which the incoming buyer can take full benefit of any opportunities which may arise in this respect. EPC D - Tax Band E

Sible Hedingham, Near Sudbury

Lavenham,

Suffolk

Offers

in Excess of £1,100.000

One of the most prominent buildings within Market Place, this charming 14th, 15th, and 16th Century Listed Buildings in the heart of the medieval rural Suffolk village of Lavenham – a highly popular place for visitors, not least for those who may wish to prosper from having their own restaurant & hotel business in this area. The property itself offers extensive floor areas over four levels, includes five exquisitely fitted Letting Bedroom suites each have their own individuality and character. Downstairs the restaurant, voted on Booking.com as being in the top 100 restaurants in the UK, offers a beautifully refurbished and charming ambience, which for decades has served beautiful French cuisine. Buyers can now look to provide their own style of cuisine and potentially combine the beauty and character of the premises with the letting bedrooms. There is also an attached double story managers/owners’/ staff accommodation with a ground floor office.

An attractive well positioned immaculate four double bedroom family home situated on the edge of the village with farmland views and walking distance to the village centre with several money saving Eco features, stables and paddock.

The sitting room has tumbled marble flooring, as is the entire ground floor which benefits from zone controlled underfloor heating. At one end of the room is a wood burner fitted with a rear vent to ensure a healthy draft-free draw, its set in a red brick inglenook fireplace with a chunky oak beam above.

EPC B- Tax band E

Great Oakley, Harwich
Offers in Excess of £800,000

Offers in Excess of £1,050,000

Formerly two derelict barns and a piggery, this wonderful barn conversion was brought to life in 2003 and with a real personal touch from the owners who were behind every detail of the design including delightful quirky finishing touches such as good luck pennies in exposed brick features, corks discreetly set in exposed beams and brilliantly secluded piped wine racks.

This is a home built by a family, for a family and due to the many vaulted ceilings and window design it delivers a wonderful sense of space and light throughout. The property benefits from underfloor heating throughout the ground floor accommodation and with their exposed beam features, the two main reception rooms offer a real wow factor with their stunning floor to ceiling brick and beam fireplaces. The convenient in and out driveway offers extensive off road parking and houses a large tripe garage with multi-purpose annexe above. EPC D– Tax Band F

Great Totham, Near Maldon

Offers in Excess of £1,150,000

A most attractive double-fronted traditional Essex Farmhouse, dating back to the mid 16th century in part, listed as Grade II and offered with an extensive range of outbuildings, whilst situated in an enviable position overlooking the extensive village green and cricket pitch. The property, offered with 3.8 acres, has been in the same ownership for some 40 years and in the early 1980’s it underwent major restoration (stripped back to the timber frame), where the late owners lived on-site in a mobile home during these works. The quality of this restoration remains evident today with its solid oak internal doors, attractive fireplaces, and other characterful features including a semi-vaulted ceiling on the landing to display the magnificent Crown post. Whilst the property now requires a modest level of updating, it provides immediate well-presented accommodation with unusually high ceilings and bright rooms (several rooms being dual aspect) with delightful views over the village green from its tall sash windows. The outbuildings provide excellent barn storage with a workshop, garaging, and a separate detached ancillary/leisure building. EPC exempt – Tac Band F

Wickham St Paul, Halstead

This deceptively spacious and well-presented four bedroom detached bungalow was originally constructed in 1929, and when the current vendors acquired the property they undertook an extensive refurbishment programme, adding a single storey extension to the rear.

The bungalow’s rear gardens, surroundings and rural views pack wow factor, it suits people that enjoy an active outdoor country lifestyle, and the additional spacious double garage and outbuilding could easily be utilised for a variety of uses. EPC D – Tax Band E

Great Totham, Near Maldon Guide Price £775,000

This impressive Grade II Listed barn conversion superbly combines its original features with modern contemporary design. Being newly converted and having easy to maintain gardens this property will suit people looking to downsize and/or who are seeking a "lock up and leave" home. As one would expect with a barn conversion, there is an array of charming, exposed beam features and a wonderful ambience of natural light and space through its vaulted ceilings. The property offers off road parking and a double cart lodge. EPC exempt – Tax Band G

Offers
Black Notley, Near Braintree
in Excess of £749,950

This four bedroom family home is located in a wonderful quiet country lane, standing independent of neighbours and surrounded by undulating farmland. We feel there is an exciting opportunity to refurbish/ extend (stp) the property to become a wonderful home for families seeking an outdoors lifestyle The property is accessible via a gated driveway which leads to a stone and shingle driveway and parking area with large single garage & work shop. Side access leads to the rear garden which is exceedingly private and West facing. EPC F – Tax band E

Offers in Excess of £725,000
Rayne, Near Braintree

Offers in Excess of £700,000

This deceptively spacious and well-presented detached three/four bedroom home was originally constructed in the 1960’s. The property is accessed through an entrance porch leading through to the spacious entrance hallway providing access to the reception rooms, family bathroom and bedroom. There is a large double aspect dining room /double bedroom complete with a fire place.

The rear garden which is predominately laid to lawn with a variety of mature shrubs and trees, giving you a lovely feeling of seclusion. There is a lovely wildlife pond with feature waterfall & a raised garden bordered with natural York stone. EPC D - Tax band D

Gosfield, Near Halstead

This lovely character house is believed to date back to the mid 1700’s and was formerly known as the local blacksmiths being owned by the Plumber family. The property has changed over the years and now creates a fabulous three story four bedroom property with its character still intact. The property has two very well proportioned reception rooms which are joined by the vast chimney stack that provides two inglenook fireplaces. There is a front garden with lawned and planted areas and a side patio with a creeping vine takes you round to the rear garden with a further array of planted borders and a sun trap decking. EPC E – Tax Band F

Lower Somersham, Near Ipswich
Offers in Excess of £600,000

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Kate Fairlie, founder of Truffle Tablescapes
“Creating a tablescape that sets the scene can make the time you have together even more special.”

It is with great pleasure we offer to the market this deceptively spacious family residence, which offers spacious and versatile accommodation over three floors which could easily be utilised for multigenerational living or as one large abode and enjoys a splendid, secluded 1.27-acre plot and sensational far-reaching views over open farmland. Separate from the house is an extremely useful, large, detached barn which was previously used for stabling. As you enter the property to the left of the hallway is a large living room with large window to the front, a dining room with French doors to the patio area. Off of the dining room is a fitted kitchen which is a superb bright room. To the rear of the property is a hugely impressive sitting room with French doors to the rear garden and enjoys beautiful views over open farmland. Upstairs consists of a large main bedroom suite which enjoys amazing views with a walk-in wardrobe and large en suite bathroom. There are two further double bedrooms both with en suite facilities. Plus a double bedroom. EPC C – Tax Band F

Mundon, Near Maldon Guide Price £950,000

This fantastic three bedroom cottage really is a gem, nestled in a wonderful countryside location and enjoying beautiful views over farmland to the front and rear. Ideally suited for either a professional couple or downsizers who might enjoy village life. The frontage offers a great sized driveway, with off street parking for three vehicles and a single car port, whilst the rear garden is approximately 100 ft, private and South- West facing to enjoy the sunsets.

EPC E – Tax Band B Gestingthorpe, Near Halstead Guide Price £350,000

Brightlingsea, Near Colchester

Offers in Excess of £425,000

A spectacular, spacious three double bedroom character property located on the waterfront in the popular seaside town of Brightlingsea. The sitting room has two bay windows with amazing views out to the harbour where you can see the ferry dock, taking day trips to Point Clear and Mersea Island, or watch the canoeing and sailing on the creek and the sea life. The room boasts a cast iron Victorian fireplace and built in painted bookcases, shelving and cupboards.

The flat has its own patio area outside the kitchen/ dining room. . It also shares a communal area, where there is space for a storage shed. EPC D Tax Band D

Aldham, Near Marks Tey

Offers in Excess of £595,000

A charming entry level equestrian cottage backing onto open fields, in a conversation area, originally constructed in 1947 with later additions, enjoying a quiet tucked away location within the heart of the picturesque village of Aldham. The house comprises, cloakroom, kitchen/ breakfast room, sitting room with red brick fireplace housing cast iron log burner, conservatory with French doors leading to outside. On the first floor the master bedroom enjoys it’s own re-fitted en suite shower room, with a second double bedroom and re-fitted family bathroom.

The property is located at the end of a long driveway which leads to a large shingle driveway offering ample off street parking for several vehicles. Externally the property benefits from an impressive range of outbuildings, including stabling, detached Home Office/ Annexe. EPC D – Tax band C

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Left: The Felsham Tweed Baker Boy Cap in Green, £69

The Suffolk Fedora in Dark Brown with Gamebird Feather, £99

Below: The Oxley Fedora in Pebble, £89

The Wingfield Trilby in Brown, price TBC

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Above: The Suffolk Fedora in Camel with Pheasant Feather Wrap, £99 Below: The Darsham Wax Fedora in Navy, £99

Offers in Excess of £875,000

This glorious barn conversion is surprisingly spacious and could be easily utilised for multi-generational living. The setting and views are incredible, offering a rural lifestyle and yet within easy access to local amenities. The property was converted in 2013, utilising the two rear period brick built wings to majority provide the bedroom accommodation with the main core of the barn providing a superb ‘great room’ which displays much of the timber frame into its vaulted ceiling. This room offers immense character, enhanced by a central wood burner. The traditional kitchen/breakfast room does not disappoint either; offering a spacious area with breakfast bar, additional space for dining and a range oven.

The property stands in its own plot of just over half of an acre with extensive hedged road frontage overlooking the countryside. The main entry gates lead to a large shingle driveway offering ample off street parking for several vehicles, a large single detached garage and outbuilding. EPC D – Tax Band F

Offers in Excess of £350,000

This superb two bedroom penthouse, duplex apartment is situated in an enviable position amongst some stunning character homes lining Market Hill, in the heart of Maldon’s town centre, within easy reach of the High Street and extensive range of amenities. The property enjoys some of the most far reaching, panoramic views in Maldon, looking North over the river Chelmer and to the South some stunning character homes lining the historic High Street.

The property enjoys communal Gardens that are well stocked and immaculately maintained with a range of mature shrubs and plants, mostly laid to lawn EPC exempt – Tax Band E

Maldon, Near Hatfield Peverel
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