Southend Airport 12.8miles
Stansted Airport 26.2 miles
Canary Wharf 35.8 miles
Liverpool Street Station 38.1 miles
Wickford 4.8 miles
Chelmsford City 7.9 miles
*Impressive entrance hall
*3 Further reception rooms
*Swimming Pool, terrace and covered entertaining area
*Fabulous kitchen/family room/orangery
*Garage block & brick built outbuilding
*Paddock & woodland
*Formal front and rear gardens
Built by the current owners in 2005 with family living at the heart of the construction, this impressive country home is offered for sale.
The interior is decorated throughout in cool, neutral shades, thereby creating a calming atmosphere throughout, making the well-proportioned rooms and beautiful views the focus.
Upon entering the property, the first room to greet you is a spacious entrance hall with oak flooring and doors leading to the majority of the reception rooms to the ground floor. There are two reception rooms to the front of the property and the large, principle reception room has the south facing views to the rear of the property. The kitchen has been constructed as the heart of the home and is flooded with natural light as it leads to an orangery-style family room which is glazed on two sides. The kitchen has the benefit of the all-important island unit with a Belfast sink as well as an in-built spacious pantry. Off the kitchen is an utility room, which again has ample storage for family living.
On the first floor is a master bedroom suite with double doors and a Juliet balcony to the rear. There are three further well-proportioned double bedrooms to the first floor, and two have en-suites.
On the second floor is two further rooms/bedrooms and another bathroom which easily lend themselves to a teenagers suite, au-pairs suite or guest bedrooms.
Externally, this property has a gated entrance and carriage driveway giving ample parking for several vehicles. A detached double garage is situated to the west of the property.
A brick built outbuilding situated in the grounds features a shower/WC and kitchen area. The current owners use this building as a gymnasium, but could easily be used as a Granny Annexe, Au-Pair's accommodation or guest suite.
The grounds are well established and bordered with mature hedging. There is a swimming pool and a gazebo for entertaining on summers evenings or hot days whilst watching children play in the pool. A small wooded area and paddock complete the land to this home.
The land with this property would support a pony, a must for any budding equestrian or keen Pony Clubber. The property is also close by to two equestrian facilities; Beechwood and Runningwell which itself offers lessons, livery and pony club activities.
Rettendon Common is a semi-rural location with good access to the A130, A127, A12 and beyond. There is a well-supported pub, The Rettendon Bell at the crossroads, and the house is equi-distant to the well-regarded restaurants Vita Bella and Le Benaix. State primary schools can be found in the nearby villages of Rettendon, West Hanningfield and East Hanningfield. An outstanding nursery is located in Rettendon and Chelmsford City itself offers ample shops, restaurants, train station, sports facilities, private schools and the outstanding grammar schools of King Edwards and Chelmsford County High for Girls. The house is well located for the Grammar Schools of Southend and Westcliff as it is on the bus routes to these academically selective schools.
This is a perfect family home for any city commuter looking for quality of life, in a rural location, but not cut off from facilities, transport, and leisure activities....Read full description