Castle Hedingham, Halstead, Essex

A stunning conversion of the former village Police and Court House offering stylish and versatile family accommodation of a semi-open plan nature with period features, further benefits include a detached Coach House annexe, partly walled gardens and ample parking

  • Situated in the heart of the village
  • Open plan reception/kitchen area
  • 5 Bedrooms with 2 en-suites
  • 2 Further bath/shower rooms
  • Attractive detached coach house annexe with garaging/workshop
  • Delightful partly walled gardens
  • Views to the Norman Castle
  • Ample parking
A stunning conversion of the former village police and court house which now provides exemplary family accommodation of a contemporary and versatile nature.

The property is entered via large glazed and panelled double doors to an entrance lobby beyond which are a further set of double doors opening to the principal reception space. The ground floor is semi-open plan and has been cleverly segregated by the current owners into two distinct areas. There is an extensive principal reception room which benefits from a red brick open fireplace, solid oak flooring and French doors leading to the extensive terrace and garden. This room benefits from impressive 11 ft ceiling heights and has an attractive staircase rising to the first floor beneath which is a useful study space. The remaining half of the room is utilised as a stunning kitchen/breakfast area and is fitted with an extensive range of solid oak wall and floor mounted units with granite surfaces and splashbacks with integral appliances to include fridge, freezer, dishwasher and a large Belling range cooker with extractor hood above. This area has tiled flooring and benefits from a breakfast bar. There is extensive dining space and French doors lead to a delightful enclosed courtyard. A panelled door leads to a charming family room/snug which has solid oak flooring and a glazed door leading to the aforementioned courtyard and French doors to the rear garden.

The remainder of the ground floor comprises a boot room, a well appointed cloakroom which is tiled to dado height, a plant room and a utility room with solid oak units, granite surfaces, tiled floor and a glazed door to the front courtyard.

The first floor is equally impressive and provides extensive accommodation comprising the master suite which is situated to the rear of the property which benefits from a spacious and well appointed en-suite shower room and a range of wardrobes. The dual aspect bedroom takes in wonderful views of the parish church and village roofline. A guest suite benefits from an en-suite shower room and the two remaining double bedrooms are both served by a spacious family bath/shower room.

The property is approached via two red brick pillars leading to a large area of parking and the detached coach house/garage. This is an impressive building with red brick facades under a slate roof and provides extensive garaging and workshop space with electric up and over doors. A pedestrian door leads to the rear of the coach house which also benefits from a door to the rear garden. There is a well appointed shower room with tiled floor, vanity unit and w.c.

Stairs rise to the first floor which provides delightful accommodation with a vaulted ceiling having exposed timber work on display, oak effect flooring and an attractive arch topped window. This could readily be used for ancillary accommodation and has plumbing on the first floor ready to accept a small kitchenette.

The walled gardens are an absolute delight and comprise an extensive entertaining terrace accessed via the family room and the principal reception area and is positioned to take advantage of the afternoon and evening sun. A large expanse of lawn is flanked by densely stocked herbaceous borders that provide year round interest and an impressive yew tree provides a focal point. There are wonderful views to the parish church and castle in the distance. Attractive wrought iron gates separate the front of the house from the rear garden.

The property benefits from under floor heating throughout the ground floor and the first floor of the coach house has plumbing installed for a kitchen if required.

ENTRANCE LOBBY

OPEN PLAN AREA COMPRISES

PRINCIPAL RECEPTION/DINING AREA 40' 8" x 28' 0" (12.40m x 8.55m)

STUDY AREA

KITCHEN 11' 11" x 10' 2" (3.65m x 3.10m)

SNUG/FAMILY ROOM 16' 2" x 10' 4" (4.95m x 3.15m)

UTILITY ROOM 10' 5" x 6' 0" (3.20m x 1.85m)

CLOAKROOM 6' 6" x 4' 11" (2.00m x 1.50m)

FIRST FLOOR

PRINCIPAL SUITE 14' 1" x 11' 3" (4.30m x 3.45m)

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 10' 4" x 6' 4" (3.15m x 1.95m)

GUEST SUITE 14' 1" x 10' 2" (4.30m x 3.10m)

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 8' 2" x 3' 1" (2.50m x 0.95m)

BEDROOM 3 14' 3" x 12' 9" (4.35m x 3.90m)

BEDROOM 4 11' 5" x 7' 2" (3.50m x 2.20m)

FAMILY BATHROOM 13' 1" x 9' 10" (4.00m x 3.00m)

COACH HOUSE

GARAGE/WORKSHOP 27' 10" x 18' 10" (8.50m x 5.75m)

SHOWER ROOM 13' 11" x 4' 1" (4.25m x 1.25m)

FIRST FLOOR

STUDIO/BEDROOM 23' 11" x 10' 5" (7.30m x 3.20m)

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