Castle Hedingham, Halstead, Essex

An impressive Grade II listed village home enjoying a central location within walking distance of the amenities offering extensive family accommodation with fine period detailing throughout. Partially walled South & West facing gardens and coach house. In all about 0.8 acres(sts). Potential for self-contained annexe accommodation.

  • Situated in the heart of the village opposite Hedingham Castle
  • Fine period detailing throughout
  • Four reception rooms
  • Five bedrooms
  • Three bath/shower rooms
  • Extensive partly walled South & West facing grounds
  • Parking
  • Potential for self-contained annexe accommodation
This impressive and imposing Grade II listed village property is situated opposite the grounds of Hedingham Castle. It is originally believed to date from the 15th Century and has later additions.

Of note is the impressive reception hall which has a large inglenook fireplace with oak bressumer above and exposed floorboards. The principal reception rooms comprise a drawing room situated to the rear of the property featuring an ornate marble fire surround with carved lintel above and impressive 9ft ceilings. A large bay window takes in views to the South facing grounds. The delightful dining room is situated to the front elevation of the property and has a heavy oak frame exposed to the ceilings and a panelled door to a large storage cupboard. Further reception space is afforded by a snug/family room which has a dual aspect and exposed ceiling timbers. The study has an attractive carved wooden fire surround, exposed timbers to the wall and ceiling and views to the castle grounds. Further versatility is added by a second study or playroom which has French doors leading to a separate South facing terrace.

The heart of the house is formed by the attractive kitchen/breakfast room which is situated to the rear of the property with extensive storage and French doors leading to the terrace and gardens. It is has been fitted with a range of bespoke units, marble work surfaces, a large central island unit and travertine flooring. A large bay window with window seat looks out across the grounds and it benefits from a fully vaulted ceiling with velux rooflights. The remainder of the ground floor comprises an inner lobby, rear hall, utility room and a well appointed cloakroom. A panelled door leads to the cellar.

The first floor is equally impressive and is accessed via three staircases and offers exceptionally versatile family accommodation that combines a high degree of practicality and period features throughout. The principal suite is situated to the rear of the property and overlooks the grounds with the village roofline beyond and has built in wardrobes and an attractive cast iron fire grate.

There are four further bedrooms, three to the front elevation and one to the rear and these are all served by a lavishly appointed family bath/shower room, the second family bathroom and impressive family shower room. The shower room is adjacent to a large double bedroom and study area which is accessed via a further staircase which would make ideal annexe accommodation if required.

The property is approached via a parking area to the West elevation beyond which are gates giving access to the rear garden. French doors from the kitchen/breakfast room and second study directly access the South facing terraces making the property ideal for large scale family entertaining.

The grounds are largely walled with a formal garden immediately beyond the terrace which comprises a raised York stone terrace, expanses of lawn and neatly clipped box hedging adjacent to densely stocked herbaceous borders. The remainder of the grounds are accessed via brick paths with dwarf red brick walls providing a backdrop to further densely stocked herbaceous borders and large expanses of lawn with a variety of mature specimen trees that provide focal points. The grounds provide complete privacy and as mentioned benefit from a South and Westerly aspect enabling them to take advantage of the afternoon and evening sun.

There is a detached brick coach house under a clay tiled roof which provides garaging/workshop space and could readily be converted into further accommodation if required (subject to the necessary planning consents). In all about 0.8 acres sts.

Agents Notes

The AGA, woodburner and kitchen cupboard are excluded from the sale.


RECEPTION HALL 16' 4" x 10' 11" (4.98m x 3.34m)

DRAWING ROOM 18' 11" x 13' 0" (5.79m x 3.97m)

DINING ROOM 16' 6" x 14' 5" (5.04m x 4.40m)

PLAYROOM 13' 6" x 11' 11" (4.14m x 3.65m)

STUDY/RECEPTION ROOM 14' 0" x 13' 6" (4.28m x 4.13m)

STUDY/RECEPTION ROOM 11' 10" x 11' 8" (3.63m x 3.57m)

KITCHEN 17' 3" x 14' 2" (5.28m x 4.33m)

BREAKFAST ROOM 16' 8" x 11' 1" (5.09m x 3.40m)

UTILITY ROOM

CLOAKROOM

CELLAR 12' 9" x 12' 6" (3.89m x 3.82m)

FIRST FLOOR

BEDROOM 1 15' 11" x 13' 0" (4.86m x 3.98m)

BEDROOM 2 18' 0" x 11' 11" (5.49m x 3.65m)

BEDROOM 3 15' 2" x 11' 3" (4.64m x 3.45m)

BEDROOM 4 14' 0" x 9' 11" (4.29m x 3.03m)

BEDROOM 5 13' 6" x 10' 7" (4.13m x 3.24m)

FAMIL BATHROOM 1

FAMILY BATHROOM 2

FAMILY SHOWER ROOM

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