- A manageable country house
- Secluded position with breath-taking views
- Enormous potential
- Spectacular south-facing gardens and grounds
- 4 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- 3 reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast/family room
- Swimming pool
- EPC Rating = F
East Hanningfield Church of England Primary School (1.0mi.)
St Mary's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School Woodham Ferrers (1.0mi.)
Priory Primary School, Bicknacre (1.5mi.)
An elegant Arts and Crafts house set in a breath-taking position.
Bicknacre 1.5 miles, East Hannigfield 1.7 miles, South Woodham Ferrers station 2.6 miles (London Liv St from 34 minutes), Danbury 3.4 miles, A12 (junction 18 Sandon) 5.3 miles, Chelmsford 8 miles (London Liverpool Street from 36 minutes), M25 (junction 28) 18 miles. All distances approximate.
Rosewarne House occupies an elevated position on a very pretty lane at the southern edge of the village of Bicknacre and within easy access of its primary school, shops and other amenities. Although the village is only eight miles south-east of Chelmsford it is surrounded by beautiful countryside, with a wealth of National Trust wood and heathland including the historic landscape of Danbury Park (a former medieval deer park) and is near to RHS Hyde Hall.
The city of Chelmsford is approximately 8 miles away and offers an excellent choice of facilities include two outstanding grammar schools, several superb private schools, a bustling shopping centre, a station on the main line into London Liverpool Street and access onto the A12. Train passengers may also travel into Liverpool Street from the station at South Woodham Ferrers (2.6 miles away).
The property is set well back from the lane in approximately 4.5 acres of south-facing gardens and grounds. It is well screened from the road by mature trees and is approached through gates and along a wide gravel drive sweeping across the front of the house, past the adjoining double garage and on to a turning circle.
The house is believed to have been built just before the First World War (c. 1913) and has been the subject of an extensive alteration and improvement programme undertaken by the current occupiers during their 34 years of ownership. It is designed in the Lutyens style commonly associated with the Arts and Crafts movement and features asymmetrical rendered elevations complemented by a deep tiled roof, original windows and tall chimneys. The accommodation extends to 2,776 square feet arranged over two floors and the interior is light and airy throughout, with the high ceilings and deep window embrasures typical of the age and style of the house additionally there are some original fireplaces as well as a first floor balcony with breathtaking views over the grounds.
The L-shaped reception hall extends the width of the house and provides access to the principal reception rooms (the drawing room and dining room), the kitchen, the snug and the ground floor cloak and shower rooms. All the rooms have been configured to make the most of the beautiful views over the garden and surrounding countryside, with doors from the dining room, kitchen and snug leading straight out into the garden.
The large kitchen, which is a later extension added in 2001,
has been designed to make the most of the room's proximity
to the garden and the breath-taking views beyond. It has a
vaulted ceiling and incorporates a large working area, complete
with AGA and integral appliances, copious amounts of storage
and sufficient room to provide an additional dining space and a
comfortable seating area.
Doors lead straight out into the garden and there is access to
the large laundry/boot room and downstairs cloakroom across
The first floor has four bedrooms and a bathroom arranged
around a long landing. All the bedrooms look out over the beautiful gardens and the surrounding countryside, with the master bedroom enjoying particularly lovely dual aspect views. Bedroom 2 has a balcony and bedroom 4 is currently used as an office.
When the owners bought the house in 1985 the grounds were
a blank canvass and their aim was to create a setting which
would match the surrounding countryside and allow them to
enjoy the vista from a garden which provided a relaxing natural and relatively low maintenance extension of the house. A large terrace hugs the back of the house and round the swimming pool, pool store, barbeque area and rock garden before leading down onto a formal lawn enclosed by a ha-ha. A small copse of mixed deciduous trees to the east has its own access from the lane and a third gate provides access to the west, where the grounds have been expertly landscaped to incorporate a rose garden, deep herbaceous borders, specimen trees and a very productive vegetable garden. This formal area then gives way to an adjoining wild flower meadow that slopes gently down towards the southernmost tip of the grounds which has been coppice planted with scots pine, alder & dog wood. The perimeter is planted with field maple and oak.
A large attached garage (extending to approximately 524 sq ft) immediately to the northeast of the house also incorporates a garden store and offers excellent scope for conversion into further accommodation (subject to the necessary consents), while a detached outbuilding to the southeast provides further storage.
Square Footage: 2766 sq ft
Acreage: 4.58 Acres
Directions: (from the A130/A12 Howe Green interchange)
Take the East Hanningfield Road towards East Hanningfield and continue for approximately 2.8 miles through the village
and then turn left onto Main Road. After approximately 0.4 miles take the first turning on the left into Creephedge Lane. Continue along Creephedge Lane and take the first left
onto Leighams Road. Again continue along Leighams Road and take the first right onto Lodge Road, where the house will be found on your right hand side after approximately 0.4 miles.
Postcode: CM3 4HG
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