Foxhall Road, Steeple, Southminster
| £1,495,000


A fine example of an imposing country residence set in private grounds approaching 13 acres. The attractive property boasts accommodation of over 4000 sq ft in the main house with further accommodation coming over the quadruple detached garage as a one bedroom self contained flat/annex. The versatile grounds, as mentioned, extend to around 13 acres made up of 4 enclosed grazing paddocks, all weather menage, large stable block with room over, separate pole barn, double entrance via electronically operated security gates, one of which, positioned to the eastern boundary, offers access down the property's highly impressive 550' tree lined driveway. Additionally there are more formal gardens surrounding the house incorporating a natural pond, extensive driveway parking and seating terrace with hot tub. The property is located within a semi rural location on a peninsular between the famous River Crouch and River Blackwater, however offers easy access to local towns such as Southminster and Burnham on Crouch with shops, pubs, restaurants, schools and more notably their train stations which serve direct links to London Liverpool Street Station with a journey time of approximately 1 hour at peak times. The house's accommodation, in brief, comprises five first floor bedrooms, master bedroom suite boasting en suite, dressing room and balcony overlooking the paddocks and gardens, there is an additional en suite and family bathroom, centrally within the house there is a stunning double height gallery with oak staircase leading to the ground floor which offers entrance porch leading to entrance reception room, drawing room, cloakroom, dining room, study, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, further shower room and family room/snug. We must emphasise the importance of viewing at your earliest convenience to fully appreciate the total seclusion of the location, versatility of accommodation on offer, stunning grounds and equestrian facilities that the property offers. EPC Rating:

FIRST FLOOR:

MASTER SUITE:

5.79m x 4.60m (19' x 15'1)

Double glazed window to rear and fully glazed double doors opening to timber balcony overlooking the formal gardens and paddocks with timber balustrade surrounding, 2 radiators, exposed beams, large walk in storage cupboard, wall mounted alarm panel, doors to:

EN-SUITE:

3.94m x 3.18m (12'11 x 10'5)

Double glazed window to side overlooking gardens, 5 piece suite comprising corner bath, close coupled wc, his and hers wash hand basins set in roll edged work surfaces with storage cupboards under, corner shower cubicle with fixed monsoon style shower head over, part tiled walls, heated towel rail/radiator, exposed beams, downlights, extractor fan.

WALK-IN WARDROBE:

2.87m x 2.64m (9'5 x 8'8)

Double glazed window to front, radiator, to either side are wall length fitted wardrobes with sliding mirrored doors, downlights.

BEDROOM TWO:

4.98m x 3.78m (16'4 x 12'5)

Double glazed window to rear, radiator, exposed beams, alcove with fitted wardrobes.

BEDROOM THREE:

3.78m x 3.73m (12'5 x 12'3)

Double glazed window to side, radiator, exposed beams.

BEDROOM FOUR:

4.22m x 3.76m (13'10 x 12'4)

Double glazed window to rear, radiator, fitted wardrobes and matching sideboard, door to:

EN-SUITE:

1.96m x 1.70m (6'5 x 5'7)

Three piece white suite comprising tiled shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled wc, shaver point, fitted shelving.

BEDROOM FIVE:

3.78m x 3.78m (12'5 x 12'5)

Double glazed window to rear, radiator.

LANDING:

A stunning split level galleried landing which is an impressive 55' in length. Three double glazed dormer windows to front and full height feature glazed window unit to rear, radiator, built in airing cupboard housing Mega flow hot water cylinder and immersion heater with courtesy shelving, further built in storage cupboard with shelving, oak balustrade return staircase leading to:

GROUND FLOOR:

ENTRANCE LOBBY:

1.78m x 1.32m (5'10 x 4'4)

Part glazed solid oak entrance door to front, tiled flooring, wall mounted alarm panel, further part glazed internal door leading to:

IMPRESSIVE ENTRANCE RECEPTION:

6.43m x 4.98m (21'1 x 16'4)

Two double glazed windows to front, fully glazed feature door opening to formal gardens with full height glazed unit over, intercom phone entry system, to either side of the entrance reception there are corridors which lead to further reception rooms and kitchen/breakfast room, under stairs storage cupboard. To one end of the Entrance Reception is a built in storage cupboard housing the oil fired freestanding boiler, manifold for the underfloor heating and various other wall mounted electrical units.

DRAWING ROOM:

7.75m x 4.78m (25'5 x 15'8)

Fully glazed double doors opening to rear with side lights, further double glazed window to side, an impressive redbrick inglenook fireplace with tiled hearth, inset multi fuel burner. To the front of the room is an alcove/bar area measuring 6'11 x 5'6 with double glazed window to front, laminate flooring and base mounted storage cupboards. To the rear of the room is a separate lobby/ wood store area which has tiled flooring and serves access via a solid wooden door to the exterior.

INTERNAL LOBBY AREA:

1.80m x 1.65m (5'11 x 5'5)

Double glazed windows to both front and side, serving access to:

CLOAKROOM:

1.63m x 1.02m (5'4 x 3'4)

Two piece white suite comprising close coupled wc and pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback, tiled flooring.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM:

7.04m x 5.92m (23'1 x 19'5)

Two double glazed windows to front, further part glazed door to front, further double glazed windows to both sides. The kitchen area comprises one and a half bowl single drainer sink unit set in roll edged work surface, freestanding 'Rangemaster' double oven with 4-ring hob and one warming plate and one hot plate. Extensive range of fitted wall and base mounted storage units with drawers, display cabinets and end panels, fitted larder fridge and freezer, space and plumbing for dishwasher, tiled flooring, part glazed door opening to:

UTILITY ROOM:

2.64m x 1.60m (8'8 x 5'3)

Part glazed door opening to side, single drainer stainless steel sink unit set in roll edged work surface, fitted wall and base mounted units, space and plumbing for washing machine, tiled splashbacks, tiled flooring, door to:

SHOWER ROOM:

2.67m x 1.17m (8'9 x 3'10)

Three piece white suite comprising double tiled shower cubicle, close coupled wc and pedestal wash hand basin, tiled flooring, tiled splashbacks.

OFFICE:

5.03m x 3.33m (16'6 x 10'11)

Double glazed window to rear, beautifully crafted oak panelled walls to one area, to one section of the panelling are integral fitted cupboards.

DINING ROOM:

5.13m x 4.29m (16'10 x 14'1)

Double glazed window to rear, impressive full height red brick inglenook fireplace with brick hearth, inset multi fuel burner, wood effect flooring, double doors leading back into entrance reception room, further single door to:

REAR LOBBY/WOOD STORE AREA:

1.83m x 1.60m (6' x 5'3)

Tiled flooring, exposed brickwork, wall mounted vacuum filter system, 2 doors within the room, one of which leads to the snug and an external door to the rear.

FAMILY ROOM/SNUG:

5.92m x 4.32m (19'5 x 14'2)

Fully glazed double doors opening to both the rear formal garden and side, feature full height red brick fireplace with tiled hearth, inset multi fuel burner, single internal door opening to rear lobby.

EXTERIOR:

Externally the property is set in grounds approaching 13 acres, made up of formal gardens which wrap around all four aspects of the property incorporating a natural pond, well stocked flower and shrub beds, lawned gardens and a more natural wooded area on the northern side of the gardens.
There are numerous outside cold water taps, electrical points and outside speakers. immediately to the rear of the property is a large decked seating terrace with pergola over and sunken hot tub with canopy over.
There are two vehicular entrance points from the road via electronically opening security iron gates, the furthest being located down the properties impressive 550' tree lined driveway. To the front of the property there is extensive parking on its cobbled driveway with access to:

EXTERIOR - QUADRUPLE GARAGE:

9.73m x 6.15m (31'11 x 20'2)

Two double opening part glazed electric double doors to front, power and light connected, to one end is a large built-in storage cupboard housing freestanding oil fired boiler which fuels the hot water and heating for the annex above. There is a single butler sink with mixer tap over and tiled splash back, further doors one end of which opens to the annex entrance above and an additional door opening to:

GYM/STORE ROOM:

6.15m x 3.00m (20'2 x 9'10)

Double glazed windows to front and rear, part glazed entrance door to side, the room benefits from underfloor heating.

ANNEX/FLAT:

Accessed via internal door from garage and a part glazed solid wooden entrance door at the rear of the garage. Built in storage cupboard housing hot water cylinder and immersion heater. The entrance lobby has a tiled floor with staircase to the first floor which has a double glazed window to side, cloaks storage area and door to:

Annex/Flat LIVING AREA:

5.54m x 4.60m (18'2 x 15'1)

Double glazed windows to both front and rear, wood effect flooring, the room opens to a rear corridor with Velux window to rear and further doors opening to:

Annex/Flat - BEDROOM:

3.94m x 2.92m (12'11 x 9'7)

Double glazed window to front.

Annex/flat - KITCHEN:

3.48m x 3.20m (11'5 x 10'6)

Double glazed window to front. Kitchen comprising single drainer stainless steel sink unit set in roll edged work surface, 4-ring ceramic hob with single oven below and extractor hood over, range of fitted wall and base mounted units with drawer packs, space and plumbing for washing machine, fridge and dishwasher, spotlights.

Annex/flat - BATHROOM:

2.34m x 2.08m (7'8 x 6'10)

Velux window to rear, 3 piece white suite comprising panelled bath with shower over, hidden cistern wc and wash hand basin set in vanity storage cupboard, fully tiled walls, tiled flooring, heated towel rail/radiator, downlights, extractor fan.

EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES:

The equestrian facilities are accessed via double gates to the side of the garage, with excellent access via its driveway serving the stable block, manage and four interlinked post and rail grazing paddocks.

DETACHED STABLE BLOCK:

Accessed via double opening gates to the side of the garage with vehicular access via a block paved and concrete driveway. Immediately in front of the Stable Block is an all weather menage constructed with all year mixed silica sand and rubber surface with post and rail fencing to boundaries, 5-bar access gate, To the side of the Stable Block there is an open fronted timber hay store.
If not required for stabling we feel that due to the size the building or even the first floor could be converted, subject to planning, to an additional self contained annex or additional living quarters.

LOOSE BOX/OPEN STABLE:

7.85m x 4.01m (25'9 x 13'2)

Timber sliding door to front, power, light and water all connected. The loose box serves access to 2 stable boxes measuring 12' x 12'. Access from the loose box into an additional store room which measure 12'8 x 11'6 which could easily be transformed into an additional stable box. This room is imitated to the front which has double timber doors opening to front. The internal division provides access to a:

TACK/STORE ROOM:

7.65m x 6.68m (25'1 x 21'11)

Windows to 3 aspects, separate personal door and also double timber opening doors to side, plumbing for washing machine, steel burner with exposed stainless steel flu, further door opening to WC with window to side, two piece white suite comprising close coupled wc and pedestal wash hand basin, internal staircase leading to:

FIRST FLOOR:

10.08m x 4.47m (33'1 x 14'8)

Window to side, Velux window to rear.

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.

Agents Note:

The property is fuelled with and oil fired central heating system with under floor heating to the ground floor of the house and radiators to the first floor. the annex has an independent oil fired central heating system, the sewage is shared with the house on a private system located at the front of the property.
There is a mulit point alarm system for both the main house and annex with phone entry for access to front gate.
The property has a hard wired FM/AM radio system throughout.
The house is also equipped with a multi point vacuum system and heat recovery system.

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