Southminster Road, Althorne, Chelmsford
| £1,395,000

Located on elevated established grounds extending to 5.5 acres surrounded by open farmland with no immediate neighbours on the outskirts of this sought after semi rural commuter village lies this impressive and most versatile mixed use estate. Residential accommodation is split between a large 7 bedroom 2200 sq ft very well presented bungalow and equally presented separate detached two bedroom, two storey annex within private formal gardens of 0.7 acre. There are extensive equestrian facilities including large entrance yard, two stable blocks, floodlit menage, 3.2 acre grazing paddocks with separate road access, and additional paddock with derby bank. There are also two large outbuildings totalling some 8000 sq ft with establish B1 commercial usage. A unique residence which as previously mentioned has a versatility of uses in both the commercial, private and equestrian sector. Only by viewing can anyone fully appreciate the size, standard and location of property on offer. The property is being sold with no onward chain. EPC Rating: D.


Split level entrance hallway, lower level serving access to the living accommodation and the upper level to the bedrooms and bathrooms, part glazed solid wooden entrance door to front, wood effect flooring, built in deep cloaks cupboard, radiators, part tiled flooring, attractive pine style internal doors leading to:


Obscure double glazed window to front, two piece white suite comprising low level wc, pedestal wash hand basin, part tiled walls, radiator.


7.04m x 6.86m (23'1 x 22'6)

An L-shaped room benefiting from a wide bay window to front further window to side and sliding doors opening to garden room, two radiators, the main focal point of the room is the open fireplace with raised hearth, recess providing space for open fire facilities/wrought iron basket.


7.47m x 2.54m (24'6 x 8'4)

Glazing to two aspects, tiled flooring, radiator, doors opening to rear garden.


6.27m x 3.81m<2.64m (20'7 x 12'6<8'8)

Double glazed window to rear, door leading from breakfast area to garden room, a re fitted kitchen comprising single butler sink with mixer tap over under mounted in granite work surfaces with up stand, range of fitted matching country style wall and base mounted units with drawers and end display cabinets, freestanding 'Rangemaster' with surround and tiled splash back, tiled flooring, the breakfast area also boasts matching wall and base units with another single butler sink set again in granite work surfaces, there are two further large built in larder style storage cupboards.


Accessed independently from the upper hallway.


5.16m x 3.40m (16'11 x 11'2)

Douible glazed double doors opening to rear garden, further double glazed window to side also overlooking the gardens, radiator.


3.53m x 3.30m (11'7 x 10'10)

Double glazed window to side.


Obscure glazed window to side, three piece white suite comprising panelled bath with mixer tap and shower over, close coupled wc, pedestal wash hand basin, wall mounted illuminated mirror and vanity unit, fully tiled walls and flooring, extractor fan.


4.88m x 3.30m (16' x 10'10)

double glazed window to front, radiator, range of built in wardrobe with shaker style wooden doors, doors to:-


Obscure double glazed window to front, three piece white suite comprising double tiled shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, close coupled wc, part tiled walls, tiled flooring, radiator, extractor fan.


3.91m x 3.30m (12'10 x 10'10)

double glazed window to side, radiator.


3.33m x 3.10m (10'11 x 10'2)

Double glazed window to side, radiator.


3.30m x 2.41m (10'10 x 7'11)

Double glazed window to side, radiator.


2.97m x 2.49m (9'9 x 8'2)

Double glazed window to side overlooking pond, radiator.


A re fitted four piece white suite comprising freestanding roll top bath tub with mixer tap over, fully tilled shower cubicle with fixed monsoon head over and wall mounted control valves, close coupled wc, circular wash hand basin set on freestanding unit with solid surface, illuminated wall mounted mirror, fully tiled walls and flooring, heated chrome towel rail.


A two bedroom completely self contained annex which is detached from the main residence however located adjacent on its western side.


4.24m x 2.74m (13'11 x 9')

Double glazed window to front, radiator.


4.11m x 2.74m (13'6 x 9')

Double glazed window to front, radiator.


A stunning focal point of the annex with its open plan landing with double glazed window to front and staircase leading to:-


4.11m x 3.10m (13'6 x 10'2)

The open plan ground floor arrangement starting in the living room comprising double glazed double doors opening to side, further double glazed window to front, wood effect flooring, radiator, open to:-


4.11m x 3.89m (13'6 x 12'9)

Eye catching room with vaulted ceiling below the galleried landing, double glazed window to front, radiator, part tiled flooring, re fitted kitchen comprising single drainer stainless steel sink unit set in wood effect roll edge work surfaces, four ring ceramic hob with oven below and extractor hood over, range of matching fitted wall and base mounted units, space and plumbing for washing machine, space for fridge/freezer, tiled splash backs.


Solid wooden entrance door to front, built in storage cupboard housing meters, door to:-


Obscure double glazed window to rear, three piece white suite comprising panelled bath, close coupled wc and wash hand basin, tiled flooring.


Button Hill Farm sits within elevated grounds boasting views on the northern boundary on to open farmland towards the River Blackwater. The property stands within substantial grounds extending to 5.5 acres providing considerable well screened road frontage which serves three separate access points with the main two entrances benefiting from electrically operated double gates. Behind these gates there is the main yard and private access to the bungalow and annex. The main yard provides extensive off road parking facilities and serves access to the outbuildings.
Within the main residence formal gardens which measure approximately 0.7 acre there are lawn areas, duck/wildfowl natural pond with attractive trees including Willows, Eucalyptus, Maples and Furs within the banks and other mature planting of trees, shrubs and flowers interspersed throughout.


MAIN BARN: 111'5 x 55'6. Totalling over 6000 sq ft of versatile building set within the western side of the yard with a concrete apron, 6 meter roller doors to front and rear, further personal doors to front and rear, power, light and water all connected.

Second barn/ Storage unit: 89'5 x 19'9. Nearing 2000 sq ft with doors to front further three sets of double doors to the side facing the main barn and side yard, internally the building is partitioned in to four separate rooms, however could quite easily be opening in to one whole building with vaulter ceiling, power and light connected.

OFFICE: Timber log cabin style building with power and light connected.

Please note the two main buildings have B1 business use permitted, subject to planning approval we feel that a change of use could be granted subject to any purchasers individual interest in the buildings.


To the eastern side of the estate lies the main two grazing paddocks with separate road access, the beautifully maintained two post and rail paddocks measure 3.2 acres with either interconnecting or separate access with further outer perimeter access.
The paddocks stand on a extremely private position, backing directly on to arable farmland with immediate access on to part of the Essex Way farm ride, providing delightful bridleway and footpath access.
Located to the side of the paddocks is a detached two box stable with over hang each box measuring 15' x 10' with power, light and water connected.
Further facilities are located within the main yard and consist:
DETACHED STABLE BLOCK - Three box stable with over hang, each box measures 11' x 10', power, light and water connected. In front of the stable is a large turn out concrete hard standing, outside this stable there is:-
Professionally constructed with a all year mixed silica sand and rubber surface. the menage has attractive landscaping, concrete access with 5 bar wooden gate allowing for menage leveller. Behind and to the side of the menage is a small paddock/exercise area with a derby bank, and enclose pond. This area again has well maintained post and rail fencing with established screening behind.

Agents Note

These particulars do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. All measurements are approximate. No responsibility is accepted as to the accuracy of these particulars or statements made by our staff concerning the above property. We have not tested any apparatus or equipment therefore cannot verify that they are in good working order. Any intending purchaser must satisfy themselves as to the correctness of such statements within these particulars. All negotiations to be conducted through Church and Hawes. No enquiries have been made with the local authorities pertaining to planning permission or building regulations. Any buyer should seek verification from their legal representative or surveyor.

Village of Althorne

Althorne has the benefit of a railway station with direct trains to London Liverpool Street. The nearby towns of South Woodham Ferrers, Maldon and Burnham on Crouch provide a good range of shopping, educational and recreational facilities. Burnham-on-Crouch is a riverside town renowned for its long established yacht clubs and marina and the historic market town of Maldon offers an array of restaurants, public houses, shops, waterside public houses and the famous Promenade Park. Road access to the A130, A13, A127, A12 & M25 are all within a short drive.

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