Farm House   6 bedroom(s)   3 bathroom(s)   4 reception room(s)
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Lealands Farm is a handsome listed property with 16th century origins and Georgian additions, enjoying an elevated position with commanding views over its grounds and the countryside beyond. The property benefits from fine period detailing throughout and is set along a no through road, on the periphery of this popular and sought after village.
An attractive panelled door with decorative surround accesses the reception hall, which has stone flooring , a visible main spine beam on display, the original Georgian staircase rising to the first floor and panelled doors leading to the principal reception rooms. The drawing room is beautifully proportioned, and has a south and westerly aspect with views to the gardens and grounds. There are three vertically hung sash windows, two of which has sliding vertical shutters, wide pine floorboards and a recessed fireplace with red brick hearth.
The dining room is particularly inviting, and has a dual aspect via sash windows, pine floor boards and impressive ceiling beams with lambs tongue stop ends. A ledge and board door gives access to a practical study which has fitted bookcases, a casement window to the courtyard, and exposed oak frame work to the walls and ceiling. Adjacent is a spacious shower room with a walk in cubicle and matching white suite. The inner hall can be entered from both the courtyard and main reception hall, and leads to a laundry room and cloakroom.
The kitchen and breakfast room form the heart of the house, and provide superb informal family space for day to day living. The kitchen is extensively fitted with a range of handmade painted units, with beech butchers block surfaces, with a cream four oven Aga providing a focal point. There are twin Belfast sinks, plumbing for a dishwasher and a useful larder storage cupboard. A window gives stunning views to the paddock, and there are attractive terracotta floor tiles. A square arch accesses the breakfast room, which has the same floor tiles, French doors to the garden, a full height cupboard and an appealing open fireplace.
The first floor is equally charming, and accessed via the Georgian staircase, with the original balustrade and curved hand rail, to a stunning galleried landing, which has exposed oak framework and views to the courtyard. The principal bedroom is positioned within the Georgian part of the building, and is a beautifully light room, with far reaching views via three sash windows, and has a walk in wardrobe and an ornate cast iron fireplace providing a focal point. The current occupants use the adjacent bedroom as a dressing room, and as such, is fitted with a range of bespoke wardrobes. There is a further bedroom in this portion of the building, which has a dual aspect and wonderful views, and fitted shelves and cupboards. These three bedrooms are served by a well-appointed and spacious bathroom. It is worth noting that this wing of the first floor could readily be used as a separate principal three room wing if required.
There are three remaining bedrooms, all of which have fine period detailing which includes original oak flooring, cast iron fireplaces and attractive oak framework on display. The rooms are of a generous and light nature, and are served by a further family bathroom which is fitted with matching white suite.
Lealands farm enjoys a superb position, and has afforded the occupants many years of peace. The property is entered via a five bar gate from the lane which leads to a large courtyard, that provides parking for numerous vehicles, adjacent to the drive is a large double garage/workshop. The courtyard is flanked by soft red brick walls, which have a variety of climbing plants, and of note is an impressive fig tree.
The formal gardens are to the south and westerly aspect of the property, making them ideally suited to large scale family entertaining and are enclosed by mature mixed native hedging, brick and flint walling and post and rail fences, furthermore they are accessed directly from the breakfast room via French doors. There are large expanses of lawn, which are bisected by a variety of shrubs and trees which include plums, apple, greengage and pear. Well stocked borders abut the southerly wall of the house and these provide year round interest and colour. To the side of the range of barns is neatly clipped hedging, behind which are a variety of vegetable beds. This portion of the garden is securely fenced and hedged.
Beyond the garden is a large paddock, which has mature boundaries formed by hedging, fencing and a ditch. It has been cultivated as a wildflower meadow for a number of years and provides superb amenity space, and could be utilised in a number of ways to suit a new occupant. In addition, the paddock benefits from a separate gated access to the lane, which would allow the new owners to enter it with vehicles if they had equestrian uses in mind.
The property benefits from an attractive range of traditional oak framed Essex barns, with clay tiled roofs and boarded elevations. The range forms the easterly boundary of the courtyard and is adjoined to the main house via the boiler room. The barns offer a variety of opportunities for alternative uses(STP), and could form a wonderful annexe of home office if desired. They currently offer superb storage space, and have a range of kennels installed for working dogs.
RECEPTION HALL 16' 4" x 11' 3" (5.0m x 3.45m)
DRAWING ROOM 18' 0" x 17' 0" (5.50m x 5.20m)
DINING ROOM 19' 6" x 12' 3" (5.95m x 3.75m)
STUDY 12' 7" x 8' 10" (3.85m x 2.70m)
INNER HALL 12' 1" x 4' 7" (3.70m x 1.40m)
BREAKFAST ROOM 13' 11" x 11' 11" (4.25m x 3.65m)
AGA KITCHEN 18' 0" x 9' 8" (5.50m x 2.95m)
LAUNDRY ROOM 8' 0" x 5' 8" (2.45m x 1.75m)
SHOWER ROOM 8' 10" x 6' 4" (2.70m x 1.95m)
CELLAR 17' 4" x 14' 3" (5.30m x 4.35m)
GALLERIED LANDING 27' 6" x 7' 10" (8.40m x 2.40m)
PRINCIPAL BEDROOM 17' 10" x 15' 3" (5.45m x 4.65m)
DRESSING ROOM/BEDROOM 13' 11" x 12' 1" (4.25m x 3.70m)
BEDROOM 17' 10" x 9' 10" (5.45m x 3.0m)
BEDROOM 12' 7" x 12' 5" (3.85m x 3.80m)
BEDROOM 12' 5" x 9' 2" (3.80m x 2.80m)
BEDROOM 12' 7" x 8' 8" (3.85m x 2.65m)
BATHROOM 8' 8" x 7' 0" (2.65m x 2.15m)
BATHROOM 10' 2" x 7' 8" (3.10m x 2.35m)
BOILER ROOM 15' 1" x 14' 9" (4.60m x 4.50m)
KENNELS 15' 1" x 13' 1" (4.60m x 4.0m)
STORAGE 15' 8" x 15' 1" (4.80m x 4.60m)
LOG STORE 13' 9" x 10' 2" (4.20m x 3.10m)
GARDEN STORE 12' 1" x 10' 2" (3.70m x 3.10m)
GARAGE/WORKSHOP 22' 9" x 18' 10" (6.95m x 5.75m)
FIRST FLOOR BARN STORAGE 15' 8" x 15' 1" (4.80m x 4.60m)
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