An exciting opportunity to create an expansive family home or potentially even further development.
If you are looking to design the ultimate in living space, then The Orchard could tick a whole host of boxes. Alternatively, the property could also present the ideal development proposition due to the size of plot, location and recently built new homes close by.
*Some of the images have been enchanced with virtual furniture staging for illustration purposes.
The Orchard is a substantial six-bedroom, four-bathroom housewith four reception rooms, that sits on a plot of approximately just over half an acre. The house was completely rebuilt in the eighties with some additional features added, but there still remains some past evidence of the original house, featuring some of the original exposed wooden beams in one corner of the property.
There is a large attached annexe, which also provides an abundance of living space, including a self-contained studio, running the length of the garages below. The property has its own equestrian facilities housing seven stables of equal proportions, as well as an outdoor swimming pool added to the patio area of the back garden.
The courtyards to the front and rear corner of the property provides ample parking, as well as access to the roadways.
THE MAIN HOUSE
Kitchen / Diner (21.6ft x 17.5ft)
Dining Room (12.2ft x 11.0ft)
Lounge (24.2ft x 14.1ft)
Study (12.5ft x 11.9ft)
Sitting Room / Snug (10.10ft x 9.4ft)
Primary Bedroom (18.6ft x 12.8ft)
Bedroom Two (12.4ft x 11.8ft)
Bedroom Three (13.11ft x 9.1ft)
Bedroom Four (12.8ft x 10.2ft)
Bathroom Five (8.6ft x 8.1ft)
Bedroom Six (12.6ft x 9.2ft)
Open Plan Kitchen / Living Area (26.0ft x 19.5ft)
Bedroom (14.2ft x 11.7ft)
Reception Room (21.1ft X 10.9ft)
Office (14.3ft x 7.5ft)
Utility (11.9ft x 7.11ft)
Store Room (11.9ft x 10.6ftt)
Double Garage (18.4ft x 18.11ft)
Studio (41.1ft x 19.9ft)
Seven individual stables (12.8ft x 9.10ft each)
Situated approximately one mile from the property, at the end of Fingrith Hall Lane is the thriving village of Blackmore, set in ancient woodland, with its Village Hall, post office, tea shop, pub and brasserie. Blackmore was this year highlighted by the Evening Standard Homes & Property magazine as a commuter spot to watch and rival similarly pretty villages down in Surrey. Blackmore Primary School is well respected with an Ofsted rating of good, along with other similar primary and infant schools within three miles of the area.
The closest rail station is Ingatestone which is about three miles away, offering frequent trains to London Liverpool Street. A little further is Shenfield which will be the eastern terminus of Crossrail when it finally makes its long-awaited debut. Crossrail will carry passengers from Shenfield, through central London and then out to the west via Heathrow, terminating at Reading.