Guide price £1,750,000
An outstanding Grade II Listed family home with excellent character and substance, superbly set in grounds of about 2.6 acres, with a superb detached office & annexe building, garages and swimming pool. THE PROPERTY Great Greenfields is an excellent family home of significant character and substance. Believed to date back to the 15th century this timber framed farmhouse, which displays much of the beautiful original character features such as the wall and ceiling timbers, charming fireplaces and the old timber mullioned windows, has been sympathetically extended to the rear by the previous and current owners. This modern extension, along with the renovation of the original house, has created a comfortable, versatile and spacious family home that is finished to a luxurious standard, yet retains the superb characterful atmosphere of the main reception rooms. Of significant additional appeal is the benefit that the modern extension has added, with the use of glass affording wonderful views across the charming gardens and grounds from the house being as it is, so well positioned in its setting. The accommodation is arranged over two floors with the spacious (circa 3,000 sq ft) home being arranged in the traditional Tudor style with the two main reception rooms opening off the small front hall, either side of the impressive central fireplaces. The dining room is beautifully appointed with a vaulted ceiling and a mezzanine reading room/Minstrels' gallery above. The drawing room has a lovely Tudor brick fireplace and connects to the snug/sitting room, which also benefits from a fireplace with a log burning stove. To the rear, the recent extension has created a central hall which gives access to the boiler storage cupboard, the well fitted utility/boot room, the cloakroom and the spacious kitchen/living room which has good space for a table and chairs and sofa seating, and is bespoke fitted with a framed timber kitchen and enjoys the benefit of a gas hob range style cooker. Beyond the kitchen, the accommodation is open plan to the glazed garden room, with views to both sides and the rear and leads to stairs down to the below ground level media/playroom, which could alternatively be used as an office or bedroom, as it benefits from an en-suite wc, directly off it. The original wide stairs lead to both the master bedroom and the landing. The bedroom affords the charm of the original semi-vaulted ceiling, timber frame, a feature fireplace and a walk-in dressing cupboard and well fitted en-suite bathroom, with separate shower. Off the landing there is another well fitted family bathroom, with a separate shower and freestanding slipper bath. There are three further double bedrooms, one of which benefits from two chambers, affording scope to be used as a dressing and sitting/study area. THE BARN ANNEXE/STUDIO Accessed from the front drive, the single-storey detached timber clad barn has been converted to make a very comfortable and spacious possible annexe/guest house with separate accessed home office, and is a convenient distance from the main house. The main room has a semi vaulted ceiling with an exposed beam and has plumbing and electrics set for the creation of a corner kitchenette, if required. There is a shower room/wc off the hall and the office room is attached to the side. OUTSIDE The Grounds of this wonderful home are a most appealing feature being well maintained and thoughtfully set out, in this tranquil setting. The property, which is set well back from the lane, is approached over a gravelled driveway, which leads to a turning area and the double bay cart lodge, with separate workshop room to the side and with steps leading up to a useful store room/studio space above. To the side and rear of the house the formal garden is laid to lawn with well-tendered flower beds and a sunken terrace ideal for alfresco dining. To the back of the garden there is a principally wall and Yew hedge enclosed heated pool area with pool house and further alfresco entertaining area. The heated swimming pool measures approximately 12m x 6m and benefits from an efficient modern, electric heat exchange unit and the plant and filtration equipment is housed in the pool house plant room and there is also a room for pool gear storage and changing. The house sits well in its land, being well sheltered by the surrounding trees and with a good mature meadow area to the south, that benefits from a separate gated access to the front and extends the grounds in all to a manageable 2.6 acres approximately. There are no public footpaths or rights of way across the land. LOCATION Great Greenfields is well located in the peaceful semi-rural hamlet of Gransmore Green, close to the village and south of the A120, just to the east of Great Dunmow in a rural countryside setting. The village of Felsted, which is very well regarded both locally and further afield, for its high achieving public school, also benefits from a convenient selection of amenities that include the village store, a couple of pubs and restaurants, a hairdresser and a gym. Great Dunmow and Braintree afford a comprehensive selection of facilities and amenities and the international airport at Stansted is about 13 miles away, where, in addition to air services, there is an express train service to London. For road communications the A11 is within easy reach and for the rail commuter there is also a fast and regular services from Witham and Stansted taking approximately 47 minutes to London's Liverpool Street and Chelmsford taking 34 minutes.
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