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  • Stunning views over rolling countryside
  • House and outbuildings extending to 9,584 sq ft
  • Hall and 4 reception rooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and cloakroom
  • Large summer room with cloakroom
  • 9 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms (2 en-suite)
  • Detached 1 bedroom cottage
  • Garaging with office/billiards room
  • Extensive barns and workshops
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool and hard tennis court
  • Extensive gardens, stables and paddocks
  • 14.75 acres in all (sts)


A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE A SUBSTANTIAL PERIOD COUNTRY HOUSE AND OUTBUILDINGS EXTENDING TO 9,584 SQ FT WITH POTENTIAL FOR MODERNISATION AND RECONFIGURATION (STP) WITH OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOL AND STUNNING GROUNDS AND PADDOCKS EXTENDING TO 4.1 ACRES (STS). THE PROPERTY Wood Hall is a charming family home, which sits beautifully in its land, surrounded by well maintained formal gardens with a paddock. Extending to 9,584 sq ft, the house benefits from ample reception rooms, which are ideal for formal and informal living. The bedroom accommodation is well arranged with a good ratio of bedrooms to bathrooms, all of which enjoy delightful rural views. There are also very useful overflow rooms in the attic. There is historic planning permission to extend the house on the ground and first floor, providing a large kitchen/breakfast room and further bedroom accommodation. Ref - 10/01716/FUL. The detached cottage provides useful ancillary accommodation with an entrance hall, open plan kitchen/sitting/dining room and bedroom with en-suite bathroom. LOCATION Wood Hall sits on the edge of the Essex/Suffolk border in an idyllic rural location, which benefits from good communications to London. Local amenities are available in the nearby villages of Finchingfield, Steeple Bumpstead and Thaxted, with more comprehensive facilities available in Saffron Walden and Cambridge. There are a number of well established schools serving the region including Felsted Junior and Senior Schools near Dunmow, Dame Johane Bradbury's School, Saffron Walden, Barnardiston Hall School, Barnardiston and New Hall School, Chelmsford as well as excellent schools in Cambridge. Finchingfield is one of the most attractive North West Essex villages with a picturesque green and pond surrounded by a number of shops, a post office, two garages, restaurants and public houses. Village facilities include a primary school and an award winning Health Centre. The historic market towns of Saffron Walden (11 miles) and Great Dunmow (8 miles) offer more comprehensive amenities. The main line railway station at Audley End (approx. 13 miles) provides a service to London Liverpool Street as does the Stansted Express (approx. 15 miles). Bishop's Stortford offers further amenities including access to the M11 Junction 8 connecting with the M25 to the south and Cambridge to the north. OUTSIDE The gardens have been beautifully designed and thoughtfully planted with numerous hedges and a wonderful selection of specimen trees creating lovely walks throughout the grounds. Private terrace seating areas wrap around the house, with doors from the summer room opening to a discreetly positioned swimming pool. To the North is the orchard and vegetable garden and to the East of the house is a substantial pond, with a hard tennis court beyond. PROPERTY INFORMATION Post code: CM7 4HS Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating. Tenure: The property is freehold with vacant possession on completion. Local Authority: Braintree District Council Tel: 01376 552525 Council Tax: Band H Current annual charge: £3,916.44 Viewing: Only by appointment with sole agents - Jackson-Stops. Agents Note: There is an additional 10.65 acres (sts) available by seperate negotiation. Newmarket Office - Tel: 01638 662231 Chelmsford Office - Tel: 01245 806101