Castle Hedingham, Halstead, Essex

A substantial Grade II listed Georgian house situated a short stroll from the historic core of this sought after village offering elegant family accommodation. Large South and West facing partly walled gardens, ample parking and detached garage. Outbuilding/former bakehouse and cellar. No onward chain.

  • Impressive Georgian village home
  • Short stroll to the village centre
  • Fine period detailing throughout
  • Three reception rooms
  • Aga kitchen breakfast room
  • Impressive master suite
  • Delightful partly walled South & West facing gardens
  • Detached double garage and former bake house
A charming and well presented Grade II listed Georgian village house with a pretty garden situated on the the edge of the medieval core of this delightful and sought after North Essex village.

The property displays many fine period features associated with the Georgian era and of particular note is the classically styled staircase with mahogany handrail and elegant plain spindles. The drawing room is situated to the Westerly elevation of the property and has a sash window taking in views to the grounds of the castle and benefits from elegant detailing including delicate cornicing, bespoke shelving and cupboards and an intricate fire surround with marble insert and granite hearth. A feature arch directly accesses the newer addition to the property which forms a charming garden room which has three sash windows taking in wonderful views of the garden and village roofline. A six panelled door leads to a study which has a range of bespoke bookcases and benefits from garden and roofline views. The formal dining room which is accessed directly from the reception hall and kitchen/breakfast room has views to the castle grounds and fine period detailing to include moulded ceiling cornices, bespoke shelving and cupboard space either side of an attractive fireplace with elegant surround and granite hearth.

The kitchen/breakfast room is situated to the rear of the property and is fitted with a range of floor and wall mounted units, white gas fired Aga, tiled floor and a triple aspect allowing it to enjoy views of the garden and parish church beyond. There is a separate entrance lobby with a brick floor and a storage cupboard housing the boiler. The remainder of the ground floor comprises a rear hall accessing the kitchen and a well appointed cloakroom. Further versatility is added by a boot room with red brick flooring, a range of built-in cupboards and a door to the rear garden and an outside cloakroom.

The first floor is equally impressive with a delightful split level galleried landing with views to the castle grounds. The master bedroom benefits from a range of built-in wardrobes and a six panelled door leads to the generously proportioned en-suite bathroom with matching three piece suite and extensive storage. A ledge and board door accesses steps leading to the dressing room/bedroom 4.

The second bedroom has extensive wardrobe space and a dual aspect with stunning views of the village, parish church and countryside beyond. The third bedroom benefits from built-in wardrobes and a dual aspect with the aforementioned delightful views and is accessed via a second landing at the rear of the property which also leads to a well appointed family shower room.

There is a gravel drive on the Easterly elevation of the property providing parking which leads to the detached double garage equipped with power and light and with a purpose built studio which would readily make for an ideal home office if required. Adjacent to the garage is a delightful red brick and timber former bake house which provides useful garden storage space and could be utilised for a variety of purposes (stp).

The split level rear gardens are truly delightful with a York stone terrace accessed from the garden room providing the perfect entertaining area, it is flanked by a mellow red brick wall and the occupants are able to take in delightful village roofline views. Beyond the terrace are densely stocked herbaceous borders with a number of roses and shrubs providing year round interest.

The remaining part of the gardens are intersected by red brick paths and comprise large expanses of lawn with semi-circular borders edged with mellow red brick dwarf walls. These borders are stocked with numerous shrubs and plants. A charming wrought iron arch supports a rambling rose and mellow red brick steps lead to a further terrace with vegetable plot and two mature cherry trees.

It would be fair to say that the gardens at Southerns are exceptionally laid out and have been carefully planned by the previous owner to provide charming and peaceful areas.

RECEPTION HALL

DRAWING ROOM 14' 9" x 14' 3" (4.50m x 4.35m)

DINING ROOM 15' 1" x 14' 3" (4.60m x 4.35m)

GARDEN ROOM 14' 5" x 8' 0" (4.40m x 2.45m)

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 13' 1" x 12' 7" (4.00m x 3.85m)

STUDY 14' 1" x 7' 8" (4.30m x 2.35m)

BOOT ROOM 8' 6" x 6' 10" (2.60m x 2.10m)

CLOAKROOM 5' 10" x 5' 2" (1.80m x 1.60m)

CLOAKROOM 2

SIDE LOBBY 13' 9" x 9' 2" (4.20m x 2.80m)

CELLAR 20' 8" x 14' 7" (6.30m x 4.45m)

FIRST FLOOR

GALLERIED LANDING

MASTER BEDROOM 14' 9" x 13' 1" (4.50m x 4.00m)

EN-SUITE BATHROOM 12' 5" x 9' 4" (3.80m x 2.85m)

BEDROOM 2 14' 9" x 14' 3" (4.50m x 4.35m)

BEDROOM 3

BEDROOM 4 10' 5" x 9' 2" (3.20m x 2.80m)

FAMILY SHOWER ROOM 8' 0" x 5' 10" (2.45m x 1.80m)

THE BAKE HOUSE OUTBUILDING 16' 10" x 11' 5" (5.15m x 3.50m)

GARAGE 19' 8" x 17' 0" (6.00m x 5.20m)

STUDIO 11' 9" x 7' 6" (3.60m x 2.30m)

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