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Guide price£900,000
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3 bedroom farm house for sale

Sold STC
Farm house
3 bed
3 bath

Key information

Tenure: Freehold
Council tax: Band G
Water: Ask agent
Heating: Gas central
Electricity: Ask agent
Sewerage: Ask agent
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Property description & features

  • Tenure: Freehold
  • 10 Acres(stls)
  • Excellent equestrian facilities
  • Sought after village location
  • Exciting refurbishment opportunity(stp)
  • Grade II listed farmhouse
  • Period features
  • Essex barn with conversion potential(stp)
  • Three reception rooms
  • Impressive driveway approach
  • Detached double garage

Exciting refurbishment opportunity with this delightful Grade II listed, three bedroom Farmhouse on 10 acres (stls)


What We Say at The Zoe Napier Group


This listed farmhouse immediately impresses with its wonderful long driveway approach and it enjoys the most spectacular setting within its grounds. It is a wonderful opportunity to refurbish a grand rural home, and its array of outbuildings, including an Essex Barn offers exciting potential for conversion (stp)


What the Owners Say


The property has been in our family for almost 80 years and provided us the equestrian and a rural lifestyle that we always dreamt off. The exclusive setting has offered us wonderful privacy, tranquillity, and the best possible safe environment to raise a family for an active outdoors lifestyle.


History & Background


Finchingfield is a picturesque Essex village and highly sought after for its beauty, charm and location. It is rare properties become available either in or close to the village.


This attractive Grade II listed three bedroom detached farmhouse originally dates to the 1500’s with later additions in the 17th and 18th century. As one might expect from a property from this era, it enjoys a plethora of attractive features including exposed beams, original stock brick flooring and open red brick inglenook fireplaces and offers the opportunity to be modernised.


Contained within the established and impressive 10 acres(stls) of grounds are excellent equestrian facilities including eight stables, two tack rooms, two feed rooms, all weather turnout arena and a 44 by 22 flood lit manege.


In addition, there is an Essex Barn, offering scope and potential for future residential use (stp).


Setting & Location


The property is nestled on the fringes of the sought after village of Finchingfield and close to the equally popular village of Great Bardfield, offering an excellent range of local facilities, including a supermarket, shops, public houses and local schools.


Finchingfield is regarded as one of the most picturesque villages in England and offers a strong local community. Immediate amenities include three public houses, tea rooms, a restaurant, antiques centre and a well serviced village store and post office.


The area is surrounded by farmland and countryside which is accessed via a network of footpaths. The location is ideal for families and there is a wide range of excellent secondary schools in the surrounding towns. Additionally, the private schools of Felsted and Gosfield easily accessible.


The nearby market towns of Saffron Walden, Braintree, and Great Dunmow offer a wide range of retail and recreational facilities. Furthermore, the cities of Cambridge and Chelmsford are a short drive away.


London Liverpool Street station is easily accessible via frequent high speed services from Audley End, Braintree, or Witham train stations. The major road network can be joined via the A12 at Witham or the A120 at Great Dunmow, which subsequently links with the M11 at Stansted Airport.


Great Dunmow 10.9 miles* Felsted 10.6 miles* Braintree 9.5 miles* Stansted Airport 16.8 miles* Bishops Stortford 20.7 miles*


Ground Floor Accommodation

There are three main reception rooms and entering via the welcoming entrance hallway, to the right is a quaint dual aspect sitting room with quarry tiled flooring and beautiful red brick fireplace that hosts a cast iron multi fuel burner.

A delightful dining room lies to the left of the hallway, and features an array of exposed beams

To the rear of the hallway, steps lead down to the kitchen/ breakfast room with a wonderfully high ceiling, inglenook fireplace with Bressummer over, central island unit, original stock brick flooring, range of unit with work tops space over, space for tall fridge freezer, large electric range hob and stars leading up to mezzanine area.

Set off from the kitchen is the utility room with plumbing for washing machine and space for tumble dryer. The utility room provides access to a family bathroom with a three piece suite comprising panel enclosed bath wash hand basin and WC.

Accessed from the kitchen is the final reception room, an impressive dual aspect family room with vaulted ceiling, splendid inglenook fireplace and former leather tanning facility.

First Floor Accommodation

The spacious landing provides access to three double bedrooms, mezzanine area and the family bathroom.

Steps down from the landing take you through to the master bedroom which benefits from an en-suite shower room with three piece suite incorporating shower enclosure, wc and wash hand basin.

The mezzanine area enjoys wonderful views over the family room below and could easily be utilised as a study or playroom. The family bathroom was formerly a bedroom and is consequently a spacious room with three piece suite comprising panel enclosed bath, wash hand basin and WC.

Traditional Essex Barn

The barn is a wonderful structure which incorporates a workshop area. Historically used for agricultural and storage, this impressive Essex Barn lends itself to future potential conversion to a separate dwelling or ancillary dwelling to the main house (stp).

The Gardens & Grounds

The property stands on a delightful plot of 10 acres (stls) enjoying an impressive approach that leads to a gateway through to a shingle driveway providing ample off street parking for several vehicles. In addition, there is a detached double garage with attached dog run.

To the rear of the property is a well (currently covered) which would have originally been the properties sole source of water, accompanied by a feature weeping willow tree. The remainder of the grounds are laid to lawn with a plethora of mature trees and shrubs.

Equestrian Facilities

The equestrian facilities sit to front of the surrounding paddocks. There are two stable blocks, one containing five stables, tack room, storeroom and WC and a second block containing three stables, tack room, feed room and storeroom, both set on a concrete hardstanding. The paddocks are separated by a variety of hedgerows, stock and electric fencing.  To the rear of the plot is a post and rail enclosed 22m x 44m flexiride manege. To the front there is 2 all weather turnout pens.


Agents Notes

  • There is a bungalow to the rear of the site that is being retained by our client. An easement will be implemented to allow shared access across the driveway of Champions Farm for this property.
  • Our client currently owns circa twenty-five acres and plans to retain circa 15 acres with the intention to split the existing title.
  • Any reference to potential uses is subject to planning permission. No planning for development of the barns etc has been sought by the existing sellers and there will be no overage/uplift clauses should the buyer wish to explore this route post purchase.
  • The private drainage/sewage system is likely to require updating with a modern system to comply with current legislation.
  • A Propertymark Toolkit has been completed by the seller providing the buyer with additional information, therefore allowing for more informed offers to be made. Please request this from the agent post viewing and if interested in purchasing the property.


Mains Water. Main Electricity. Private Drainage (Septic Tank). Oil Fired Heating.  Braintree Council


EPC rating: Exempt. Tenure: Freehold,

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