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Guide price £4,495,000
A beautifully proportioned Grade II* listed manor house, situated in the middle of about 180 acres of award-winning rolling parkland, arable farmland and woodland. Extensive range of traditional and modern farm buildings including a substantial equestrian barn which has been professionally converted to consist six Loddon boxes of 14' x 13'10 (4.27m x 4.22m). There are three separate cottages proving extensive ancillary accommodation, Summer house/shoot lodge which seats 16 for dinner, swimming pool, tennis court and extensive garaging. Just 3 miles from a mainline railway station for trains into London Liverpool Street (41 Minutes) at nearby Hatfield Peverel. Walking distance to the estuary. EPC exempt. THE PROPERTY Ulting Hall is set back from a quiet lane behind high hedgerows within which park fencing and electrically operated iron gates open to a gravel driveway that leads to a large gravel sweep to the north-west of the house, with a second gated entrance further along the lane. A gate between deep shrub and herbaceous borders opens to a flagstone and brick pathway, flanked by level lawns and low box hedging, leading to the front door. The property presents colour washed rendered elevations relieved by wide sash windows, beneath red plain tiled roofs. Listed as being of Historical or Architectural Importance Grade II*, this manor house is thought to date from the 16th century or earlier with ''later additions and alterations including fine late 18th century or early 19th century hall, staircase and study'. Documentary research attributes the ownership of the Manor itself to Hecen (1066), The Bainards, Fitzgilberts,Fitzwalters, De Ultings, Bourchiers and Parrs, to Thomas Heneage in 1626. Many of the original features remain, especially in the Georgian part, with the hall containing five moulded modillions anthemion and palmette moulding to cornices and circular stairwell with sweeping staircase and wreathed handrail. The galleried landing, which is supported by Tuscan columns with molded capitals and bases, has a tall alcove and three carved and paneled doors with molded surrounds to the circular walls and a dome with glazing bars and pointed stained glass finial. The Granary that lies between the house and the Gardener's Cottage is also Listed Grade II in its own right. Thought to date from the 18th century, this timber framed, and weather-boarded granary sits on brick columns, with stone steps leading up to a vertically boarded door in the gable end. To the rear of the house is the summer house/shoot lodge which can seat 16 comfortably for dinner and which is a wonderful space for gatherings and parties away from the main house. OUTSIDE EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES & OUTBUILDINGS Double gabled agricultural barn originally constructed by Wheeler Ltd of Sudbury. Internal measurements 127' x 65' (39m x 20m) formally livestock/cattle shed. Adjoining Workshops: former milking parlour currently a good machinery store with vehicular access. Access through to second workshop. Attached Period Barn: Two pairs of machinery/vehicular access doors. High roof structure displaying some fine original oak timbers, access through to: Former Grain Store with five bays and total measurement of 68'8 x 18.6' (20.94m x 5.65m) with adjoining washroom and garage. Modern Equestrian Barn total measurement 89.10' x 58'5 (27.38m x 17.85m). Constructed by W.H. Smith & Company of Whitchurch with 28' roof height and main roller doors (26' high x 20'wide) (7.92m x 6.1m). Part of this modern barn has been professionally converted to consist six Loddon boxes of 14' x 13'10 (4.27m x 4.22m), one of which is utilised as a wash bay. Storeroom/walk in fridge 29' x 10'8 (8.9m x 3.25m) divided into two secure areas. Four Bay Cart Lodge of traditional timber construction under pan tiled roof. Adjacent to the outbuildings are the three cottages. Grounds The 180 acres of grounds at Ulting Hall have been transformed over the past 12 years into an award-winning conservation area. 4500 trees have been planted for hedging, over 1km of beetle banks have been created to provide for ground nesting birds and an area next to the river has been flooded though a sluice system to create a marsh for waders and splashes for duck. The fields are a patchwork of cover crops, nectar mixes and wildflowers. The estate is alive with wildlife including partridge, pheasant, brown hare, teal, snipe, deer and a host of songbirds. A track has been created around the boundary of the estate offering about 4km of walking or riding around the grounds. The estate holds its own family shoot which is run 5 days each year with an average bag of 50 birds per day. Ulting Hall stands in an enviable position enjoying uninterrupted panoramic views over the unspoiled open countryside of the Chelmer Valley, which has been designated as a Special Landscape Area. Standing almost centrally within its grounds, Ulting Hall enjoys a tranquil rural setting and yet lies only 3 miles from a main line station that offers a fast service to London's Liverpool Street in approximately 41 minutes and the A12 dual carriageway which gives access to the east coast ports, central London (50 miles) and the M25 (junction 28) linking to most of the major motorway network. Hatfield Peverel offers a selection of day to day shopping with more comprehensive facilities being available in the market town of Maldon (3 miles) and the County Town of Chelmsford (7 miles). There are excellent schools within the area, both in the public and private sectors. Preparatory schools include Elm Green, Widford Lodge, St. Cedds with New Hall and Felsted public schools nearby. The county is renowned for its successful grammar schools including the Chelmsford County High School and King Edward VI Grammar School. Hatfield Peverel / A12 (3 miles) with main line railway to London's Liverpool Street Station (41 minutes), Maldon (3miles), Chelmsford (7 miles). Set in about 180 acres.
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