Now educed by £700k **RURAL MANOR HOUSE on 5 ACRES --- UPTO 10 BEDROOMS & 5 RECEPTION ROOMS (PLUS 51' KITCHEN) --- LAWNED GARDENS, CARP POND & WOODLAND --- PLUS INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY**
This elegant Regency-style manor house dates back to the 1880's and boasts many character features, as well as very spacious & versatile accommodation. There are various large reception rooms, including the 26' lounge, a grand entrance hall, 51' luxury kitchen & family room, plus a SELF-CONTAINED ANNEX APARTMENT, with potential for further annexes if required! Externally the property commands a RURAL LOCATION, in the middle of 5 ACRES of formal gardens & woodland, with TRIPLE GARAGE, In & Out Driveway, SWIMMING POOL & bar, plus CARP POND. With further potential INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY with OUTBUILDINGS/LODGES. Plus Church Gate Lakes - COMMERCIAL FISHING LAKES - available under separate negotiation. WITHIN ONLY 10 MILES OF CHELMSFORD'S CITY CENTRE!
Grand Entrance Hall
13' 10" x 13' 1" (4.22m x 3.99m)
double entrance door to front, granite tiled floor, log burner with granite fireplace surround, continues round to side with double glazed door to side to side patio, stairs to first floor with doorway and steps down to WINE CELLAR (with wine racks to wall, power & lighting), doors to;
16' 4" x 13' 2" (4.98m x 4.01m)
sash window to front and side, cast iron fireplace with granite surround
18' x 13' 11" (5.49m x 4.24m)
three sash windows to rear, sash window to side, open granite firepace, double doors to;
18' 7" x 14' 6" (5.66m x 4.42m)
double glazed french doors to rear with beautiful views over gardens towards the woodland, feature granite fireplace
granite tiled floor, door to;
obscure double glazed window to front, granite tiled floor, vanity wash hand basin, low-level w.c
26' 7" x 16' 1" (8.10m x 4.90m)
two sets of double glazed french doors to rear aspect overlooking gardens towards carp pond, original carved-franie fireplace, modern display/T.V unit (ideal fro home cinema screen)
Kitchen & Family/Garden Room
51' 9" x 16' 1" (15.77m x 4.90m)
A very impressive room, loosely divided into 3 areas > with dining area, kitchen & family/garden room, double glazed french doors to front opening to front patio area, further double glazed french doors to other side of kitchen with windows to three aspects: overlooking gardens and swimming pool and creating a family/T.V room with a conservatory feel.
Bespoke fitted kitchen with a very wide range of wall and base units, solid granite work surfaces with double stainless steel butler sink inset, and central island with further sink inset and weighing scales, large Aga oven with extractor over, integrated microwave, dishwasher & fridge freezer, ample space for dining table with dresser unit fitted to wall, granite tiled floor across all 51ft, access through to annexe hallway, plus access through to;
double glazed door to front aspect, granite tiled floor, door to;
13' 8" x 7' 5" (4.17m x 2.26m)
double glazed window to front, solid wood work surface with butler sink inset, two large storage cupboards, integrated washing machine, space for American fridge freezer, door to;
laminate flooring, doors to both front family rooms and ground-floor shower room
modern suite with fully-tiled shower cubicle, low-level w.c, vanity wash hand basin, tiled floor & walls, door also through to Annexe Hallway
Games Room/Bedroom 8
17' 2" x 11' 10" (5.23m x 3.61m)
double glazed window to rear overlooking gardens, laminate flooring, currently used as games room- could be used alongside the 'Front Reception' room, the 'Shower Room/W.C', and the 'Utility Room' to easily make a secondary self-contained ANNEXE, sliding doors to;
Front Reception/Bedroom 9
20' 9" x 11' 11" (6.32m x 3.63m)
laminate flooring, FURTHETR ANNEXE POTENTIAL, door to rear to;
double glazed stable-style door to front aspect, double sized storage cupboard, door to;
9' 3" x 5' 6" (2.82m x 1.68m)
range of wall and base units, rolled edge work surface with stainless steel sink inset, door to rear to lobby/entrance opening to front lawned gardens,with in built Kennells
feature half-bay window to side aspect on half landing, airing cupboard, stairs to 2nd floor, doors to;
17' x 13' 1" (5.18m x 3.99m)
two double glazed sash windows to front and two to side (both with views), dresser unit to wall, opens through to;
large dressing unit to one wall with spotlight-luminated vanity mirror, personal staircase to 2ND FLOOR WALK-IN WARDROBE (with velux window to side aspect, and wardrobe area with hanging rails and shelving), opens to ensuite from dressing room, as well as double glazed french doors to front to;
balcony to front with artificial grass, offering seating area with un-spoilt countryside views
modern suite with Jacuzzi bath, his & hers vanity wash hand basins, low-level w.c, double fully tiled shower cubicle, tiled floor & walls, chrome towel radiator
18' 6" x 11' 10" (5.64m x 3.61m)
two double glazed sash windows to rear with views over gardens, radiator, opens to further bedroom/LOUNGE AREA, and door to;
modern suite with double fully tiled shower cubicle, low-level w.c, vanity wash hand basin, chrome towel radiator, tiled walls and flooring
First-Floor Lounge/Bedroom 7
14' 4" x 14' 4" (4.37m x 4.37m)
small part-vaulted glass roof to entrance area, two double glazed sash windows to rear, three eaves storage cupboards, door to WALK-IN WARDROBE/storage cupboard
13' 1" x 12' 10" (3.99m x 3.91m)
two double glazed sash windows to side, two built-in double wardrobes
double glazed sash window to rear, modern suite with low-level w.c, vanity wash hand basin, fully-tiled shower cubicle, chrome towel radiator
double glazed feature window to side, storage/airing cupboard, doors to;
17' 1" x 14' 7" (5.21m x 4.45m)
double glazed window to rear, built-in double wardrobe
12' 8" x 12' 2" (3.86m x 3.71m)
double glazed window to side, built-in double wardrobe, dressing table
11' 9" x 11' 3" (3.58m x 3.43m)
double glazed window to front, two built-in double wardrobes
panelled bath with shower attachment, low-level w.c, panelled bath with shower attachment, large eaves storage cupboard
double glazed door to rear providing separate access for the Annexe Apartment, door to ground-floor shower room/w.c, and stairs to;
double glazed window to side, low-level w.c, pedestal wash hand basin
17' 10" x 17' 5" (5.44m x 5.31m)
two double glazed windows to front and rear
18' 3" > 9' 10" x 9' 6" (5.56m x 2.90m)
range of wall and base units, rolled edge work surfaces with stainless steel sink inset, laminate flooring, door to;
13' x 9' 8" (3.96m x 2.95m)
double glazed window to rear, door to DRESSING ROOM with 4x built-in double wardrobes, and further door to;
double fully tiled shower cubicle, low-level w.c, pedestal wash hand basin,tiled floor and walls
9' 3" x 8' 9" (2.82m x 2.67m)
Church Gate House is set within 5 ACRES (s.t.s) of mainly formal gardens, with mature woodland to most of the perimeter. The manor house is situated almost in the middle of the plot and benefits from beautiful views over the grounds from all aspects.
Upon reaching the property from Rectory Lane you will be welcomed by two separate entrances, with a very large brick-paved driveway which leads upto the property and garages, and continues round to the the other entrance/exit, thus creating an IN & OUT DRIVEWAY, with parking and access for many vehicles of any size.
The majority of the grounds to all aspects of the property are very well-kept and mature lawned gardens. These gardens are mainly bordered by the surrounding woodland, with many mature trees (including Oaks, Willows, etc). To the rear of the plot the current vendors have cut a pathway into the woodland which leads to a private gate to the rear boundaries, with access to the fishing lakes.
Besides the woodland to the rear boundary is the CARP/FISH POND. This pond is naturally fed from a feature rock waterfall to the rear and boasts a variety of fish, including Carp over 15lbs. There is a Jetty/decking area to one side of the pond, and offers a decked seating area with beautiful views over the pond, the majority of the plot and the house itself.
Besides the East wing of the property the grounds offer a very large paved patio area with OUTSIDE SWIMMING POOL inset. The swimming pool measures 38ft, and boasts a prominent position with views again over most of the plot, with the Pool Maintenance Room to the rear of the property, with pumps/filters, etc.
Besides the Swimming Pool is also a brick-built BBQ/BAR with power & lighting connected.
Triple Detached Garage
39' 8" x 20' 6" (12.09m x 6.25m)
a very large detached garage with 3 up & over doors, power and lighting connected, secure storage shed to side with separate door, three windows and door to rear, staircase to loft/storage room (potential to convert into GAMES ROOM)
To almost the rear corner of the plot, towards the back of the fishing lakes, is OUTBUILDING 1. This is a very large timber-framed lodge and has been used in the past as a FUNCTION HALL, and hired out for parties etc. Internally the lodge boasts a large hall, with kitchen to rear, and toilet facilities. Potentially included or available under separate negotiation.
OUTBUILDING 2 can again be accessed from both the property and the lakes and is a smaller TWO-STOREY LODGE. There is a small driveway running upto the under-croft garage, accessed from the car park to the fishing lakes. Above the garage is the accommodation, currently only used as a storage facility. This lodge will be potentially included or available under separate negotiation and would make an ideal INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY (subject to change of use/planning, etc).
OUTBUILDING 3 is the largest of the three lodges, with the appearance of a DETACHED BUNGALOW from the front. This outbuilding offers vehicular access from the fishing lake car park, and rear access onto the formal gardens of the main property. This would make a more straight forward INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY and would make an ideal RESIDENTIAL BUNGALOW (subject to change of use/planning etc). The current accommodation boasts a 45'9" x 20'6" room, an office & entrance hallway, and french doors to rear opening to the formal gardens belonging to the property. Again, this is potentially included in the price or available under separate negotiation.
The Area & Lakes
The property sits in an elevated rural position, just off Rectory Lane. Rectory Lane is only a 5 minute drive from the A130 junction for South Woodham Ferrers/Wickford, and only 7.5 miles from the A12. The lane only consists of large detached properties, most of which are not overlooked by the nearest neighbouring property.
Shortly after the inital driveway for Church Gate House is the turning for CHURCH GATE LAKES. These commercial coarse fishing lakes are owned by the current owner of the property and are potentially AVAILABLE UNDER SEPARATE NEGOTIATION. Church Gate Lakes boasts an array of very well stocked DAY-TICKET fishing lakes, catering for both the match and carp angler. There is also a private syndicate lake that supposedley boasts Catfish upto 60lb, and Carp over 30lb. For more information please visit www.churchgatelakes.co.uk.
Besides the fishing lake are THREE OUTBUILDINGS. These are again under separate negotiation, however 0-3 of them may potentially be included in the sale of the property subject to a sensible offer being accepted. Any one of these 3 outbuildings do offer a POTENTIAL INVESTMENT OPPORTUNTIY (subject to planning/change of use, etc).
The total plot is approximately 5 acres, with the neighbouring fishing lakes stretching over another 15 acres approximately. The Property itself dates back to the 1880's and was initially built as The Rectory for Rettendon Village Church. Since the 1880's the footprint of the property has almost doubled in size and now offers elegant, versatile, and extremely spacious accommodation which despite all the words in the dictionary NEEDS TO BE VIEWED TO BE TRULY APPRECIATED.
For any further information please call Laurie Tew (Manager,Sales) at Owen Lyons on 01245 256 666.