Sible Hedingham, Halstead, Essex

Stunning former 16th century Grade II listed Coaching Inn offering impeccably presented accommodation combining period detailing with modern finishes. Partly walled South and West facing gardens, substantial outbuilding and ample parking. In all about 0.5 acres sts.

  • Impressive former Coaching Inn
  • Impeccably presented throughout
  • Stunning En Masse designer kitchen with Gaggenau, Miele and Liebherr appliances
  • Delightful period detailing and modern finishes throughout
  • Four reception rooms
  • Master suite, four further bedrooms and two further bathrooms
  • Delightful partly walled South & West facing grounds
  • Annexe potential subject to planning
Lamb House is a simply outstanding Grade II listed village property believed to have originally been a 16th Century coaching inn. The property has been exceptionally well cared for by the current owners and this is clearly evident upon any visit. It provides stunning family accommodation of a versatile nature on the periphery of this well sought after North Essex village.

The property is entered via an attractive panelled and glazed door leading a split level entrance hall which has oak parquet flooring. From here all the principal areas of the house can be accessed. The drawing room is situated to the Southerly aspect of the house and is a delightful room with a dual aspect having a striking red brick fireplace with oak lintel above and a wood burner set upon a mandarin stone hearth. The room benefits from a heavily timbered ceiling, oak parquet flooring and French doors leading to a South and West facing terrace making it ideal for large scale family entertaining.

The charming dining room is located in the centre of the property and has attractive oak frame work on display to the ceilings, oak parquet flooring and a substantial inglenook fireplace with mandarin stone hearth. This room has a triple aspect to the front elevation, two of which are a bay style and gives views toward the Colne Valley.

The exceptionally well appointed kitchen/breakfast room forms the heart of the house having oak parquet flooring throughout and has been designed in a modern style which blends perfectly with the period features. The units are made and designed by 'En Masse' with dark work surfaces, 'Gaggenau' cooking appliances with an induction hob set within the impressive and substantial island unit which has a breakfast bar. There is an integrated 'Liebherr' fridge/freezer and 'Miele' dishwasher. An attractive minimalist fireplace with inset wood burning stove on a mandarin stone plinth creates a focal point for the snug area and an impressive pantry with marble cold shelf and adjacent shelving complete the kitchen.

A well appointed cloakroom is accessed via an oak ledge and board door and has a rectangular wash hand basin with storage unit beneath, matching w.c and solid oak flooring. A square arch leads to a useful cloaks area and boot storage.

A games room boasts red brick flooring, beams to the walls and ceiling and benefits from a large glazed opening with a door on the Southerly aspect directly accessing the entertaining terrace.

There are a second set of stairs rising to the first floor from this room. Adjacent to this is a large and well appointed utility room with a range of floor standing units with a sink, brick flooring and a door leads to a plant room.

The accommodation on the first floor is equally delightful and charming with the principal bedroom situated to the Southerly elevation of the property. This stunning room has a dual aspect enabling it to take advantage of the views to the grounds and beyond. A solid oak door leads to a lavishly appointed en-suite shower room with tiled floor and an oak vanity unit with sink above. An etched glass door leads to an adjoining cloakroom.

Stairs rise from the principal suite to the second floor whcih provides extensive dressing and storage space.

There are four further bedrooms on the first floor which are accessed via an attractive split level landing displaying fine period features throughout and benefiting from ample storage.

There is a lavishly appointed family bathroom with heavy oak framing, solid oak flooring, an oval free standing bath on a raised plinth, a rectangular wash hand basin and w.c. To the Westerly elevation of the property is a fully tiled shower room with Velux roof light and matching suite.

There is potentially a sixth bedroom which is currently used as a study. Such is the arrangement of the house that it could readily provide annexe accommodation if required as one of the bedrooms and shower rooms are accessed by a separate staircase giving access to the games room which could be used as a reception room and the utility room would provide a kitchen.

It would be fair to say that Lamb House is a stunning village property offering accommodation that combines huge depth of character and versatility in a prominent location on the periphery of this well served North Essex village within walking distance of the amenities.

The property is approached via a gravel drive and five bar gate leading to an extensive area of parking which is flanked by well stocked raised sleeper beds adjacent to which is a stable block/workshop with slate roof and boarded elevations with a post and rail compound.

The South and West facing rear gardens are an absolute delight being partly walled on the North and Westerly elevation giving a high degree of privacy and seclusion.

There is an impressive 'Gabriel Ash' greenhouse which is situated against the South facing garden wall.

A charming winding brick path is bordered by neatly manicured lawns which access an extensive split level paved entertaining terrace which benefits from a South and Westerly aspect enabling it to take advantage of the all day sun. This is flanked by densely stocked herbaceous borders boasting a variety of shrubs and perennials providing year round colour and interest.

A dwarf mellow red brick wall leads to a further expanse of lawn which is screened by mature hedging, densely stocked herbaceous borders and a large eucalyptus tree providing a focal point. There are a variety of fruit trees and an ornamental pond adding further interest.

The grounds at Lamb House are delightful and a credit to the owners. There is further gated access that leads to Swan Street if required and there was planning permission in place to erect a garage and a new front wall but this has now lapsed. In all about 0.5 acres sts.


DRAWING ROOM 21' 5" x 14' 9" (6.55m x 4.50m)

DINING ROOM 14' 9" x 14' 7" (4.50m x 4.45m)

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 26' 6" x 9' 10" (8.10m x 3.00m)

UTILITY ROOM 16' 8" x 8' 10" (5.10m x 2.70m)

PANTRY 9' 6" x 9' 0" (2.90m x 2.75m)

PLANT ROOM 4' 11" x 4' 3" (1.50m x 1.30m)

GAMES ROOM 16' 8" x 10' 9" (5.10m x 3.30m)

CLOAKROOM 11' 5" x 3' 11" (3.50m x 1.20m)


PRINICPAL SUITE 15' 1" x 14' 9" (4.60m x 4.50m)

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 10' 4" x 5' 8" (3.15m x 1.75m)

CLOAKROOM 5' 8" x 2' 9" (1.75m x 0.85m)

BEDROOM 2 13' 5" x 9' 10" (4.10m x 3.00m)

BEDROOM 3 11' 1" x 10' 9" (3.40m x 3.30m)

BEDROOM 4 11' 1" x 10' 9" (3.40m x 3.30m)

BEDROOM 5 11' 6" x 7' 10" (3.52m x 2.40m)

STUDY/BEDROOM 6 10' 9" x 7' 4" (3.30m x 2.25m)

FAMILY BATHROOM 10' 9" x 9' 6" (3.30m x 2.90m)

FAMILY SHOWER ROOM 8' 2" x 5' 8" (2.50m x 1.75m)


DRESSING ROOM 15' 8" x 8' 6" (4.80m x 2.60m)


STABLE 13' 1" x 11' 1" (4.00m x 3.40m)

WORKSHOP/STORE 13' 1" x 10' 5" (4.00m x 3.20m)

TACK ROOM/STORE 13' 1" x 6' 6" (4.00m x 2.00m)

STABLE 13' 1" x 11' 1" (4.00m x 3.40m)

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