Farm House   7 bedroom(s)   3 bathroom(s)   4 reception room(s)
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Elms Farm is an attractive GII listed Essex farmhouse with plastered elevations under a handmade clay tile roof, originally dating from the 16th century, with later additions in the 18th and 19th centuries. The property retains many fine period details which include diamond and ogee mullion windows, carved and moulded beams, and two particularly attractive bay windows to the front elevation, one of an oriel design with a tented roof. The property enjoys an outstanding location at the end of a private drive which is nearly one mile long, with no neighbours, and is surrounded by open farmland. This could be considered as a near perfect location for those seeking seclusion and tranquillity.
The property is accessed via a glazed and four panel door which opens to the entrance hall, which has close studding to the walls, and two four panel doors to the reception room and kitchen/breakfast room. The sitting room is essentially divided by attractive open studwork, and was once two rooms. There are two delightful bay windows to the front elevation, open studwork with bracing, spine beams to the ceiling and an attractive inglenook fireplace with an impressive copper fire hood and brick hearth. There is a four-panel door to the rear hall.
The dining room is housed in a more recent extension, and has a dual aspect, situated on the south and west side of the property and has full width patio doors to take advantage of this orientation. A feature brick wall with a fireplace and woodburning stove provide a focal point and there are lovely views to the grounds. The kitchen/breakfast room is centrally situated, adjacent to the dining room, making it ideal for family entertaining. There are moulded beams to the ceiling, and the room is split level in nature with a large walk-in larder accessed via two pine panelled doors. It is extensively fitted with a range of floor and wall mounted shaker style units which have butchers block work surfaces, and there is a large central island unit with a granite work surface. Integral appliances include a Miele hob, Bosch oven, dishwasher and an Aga set within a tiled recess.
The rear hall has exposed beams to the walls and ceiling, stairs rising to the first floor and a panelled door to the rear lobby which has a tiled floor and a door to the garden. The cloak/utility room is accessed from the rear hall and has plumbing for a washing machine, a sink and a matching white suite.
The galleried landing is particularly welcoming with a beautiful oak frame on display and the impressive red brick chimney stack and has a door to a large linen cupboard. The principal bedroom is delightful, with views to the grounds and beyond, and extensive close studding on display with bracing, a mullion window, and a door to an en-suite bathroom with a matching white suite, vanity unit and storage cupboard. There are three remaining bedrooms on this floor, all of which have delightful features which include exposed framework, mullion windows, bay window and views to the grounds and beyond. These are served by a family bathroom, which is of a split-level nature and has a matching white suite.
The second floor provides storage space, or an occasional bedroom, and has a window in the gable and a king post in the roof.
Elms Farm has an impressive range of outbuildings situated on the northern side of the grounds, a good distance from the principal dwelling. They could be utilised in a number of different ways and offer any purchaser a high degree of versatility, and scope for further development of the large party barn (STP). They are arranged around an attractive garden in a courtyard style, with a raised terrace, which is situated to take advantage of the afternoon and evening sunshine, making it perfect for large scale family entertaining. The complex, which was converted in 1988 comprises an office, which is of a generous size, which has beams to the walls and ceilings, and a door to the aforementioned terrace. Adjacent to this is a useful games room with beams to the ceilings and a window overlooking the courtyard and south and west facing garden.
The annexe is a completely self-contained unit and offers attractive and characterful living space arranged over one level, with exposed green oak studwork and other characterful features. It offers ideal accommodation for a dependent relative. There is an attractive entrance hall with green oak studwork to the walls and ceilings, which accesses a cosy sitting room with fireplace and woodburning stove. There are three bedrooms, which are served by a bathroom with a matching suite, which has a shower over the bath. To the western end of the property is a spacious store room.
Further outbuildings include two former stables, which are currently utilised as a garden store, and a double car port.
The grounds at Elms farm are absolutely delightful and comprise formal gardens, paddock, two ponds and vegetable beds. The drive winds past a natural pond to the right, which is bordered by two willow trees and well stocked with iris plants, beyond this is a drive providing parking, adjacent to the double car port. The front garden has a walnut tree as a focal point, along with a holly and birch tree, there are densely stocked herbaceous borders, box hedging and roses.
There is a walled terrace adjacent to the dining room which has a south and westerly aspect, immediately beyond is another natural pond with a screen of trees to the west. Large expanses of lawn are bisected by mature shrubs and trees, with a number of well stocked herbaceous borders throughout the garden. A path leads to the annexe, where there is a raised terrace which is flanked by herbaceous borders, and there are climbing roses to the wall.
Beyond the main garden is a large paddock which has mature hedging on all sides, far reaching views and a mixed spinney to the east. In all about 3.00 acres (sts).
ENTRANCE HALL 8' 2" x 7' 6" (2.50m x 2.30m)
SITTING ROOM 21' 9" x 15' 1" (6.65m x 4.60m)
DINING ROOM 17' 0" x 13' 11" (5.20m x 4.25m)
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 24' 1" x 12' 5" (7.35m x 3.80m)
INNER HALL 19' 8" x 8' 8" (6.00m x 2.65m)
BOOT ROOM 8' 4" x 6' 6" (2.56m x 2.00m)
UTILITY/CLOAKROOM 9' 10" x 8' 8" (3.00m x 2.65m)
GALLERIED LANDING 25' 0" x 7' 2" (7.64m x 2.20m)
PRINCIPAL BEDROOM 16' 0" x 12' 5" (4.90m x 3.80m)
BEDROOM 14' 5" x 10' 9" (4.40m x 3.30m)
BEDROOM 12' 5" x 7' 10" (3.80m x 2.40m)
BEDROOM 10' 2" x 8' 2" (3.10m x 2.50m)
ATTIC/BEDROOM 5 14' 5" x 9' 2" (4.40m x 2.80m)
GAMES ROOM 36' 1" x 12' 3" (11.00m x 3.75m)
HOME OFFICE 27' 4" x 13' 11" (8.35m x 4.25m)
LOBBY 12' 3" x 4' 7" (3.75m x 1.40m)
ENTRANCE HALL 9' 4" x 8' 2" (2.85m x 2.50m)
SITTING ROOM 15' 5" x 13' 1" (4.70m x 4.00m)
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 13' 1" x 11' 11" (4.00m x 3.65m)
BEDROOM 14' 7" x 12' 9" (4.45m x 3.90m)
BEDROOM 15' 1" x 10' 9" (4.60m x 3.30m)
BEDROOM 10' 5" x 6' 6" (3.20m x 2.00m)
STORE ROOM 15' 1" (4.60 2.80m
BARN 39' 4" x 17' 8" (12.00m x 5.40m)
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