Guide Price £3,900,000

Halstead Road, Greenstead Green, CO9 1QN

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General information

A substantial 6 bedroom Manor House incorporating a fully licenced wedding venue with associated buildings, premium equestrian facilities and set in around 49 acres.

This stunning historic, unlisted, country house dates from 1695 when the house was rebuilt but the estate dates back to at least the time of Edward the Confessor and is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1085. The house was significantly extended in 1875, giving it's magnificent Georgian façade. The range of buildings which form part of the estate have been constructed and utilised for numerous purposes over time, including that of a wedding venue. The Victorian 2 bedroom detached Lodge comes with approximately 2.5 acre paddock, which occupies the entrance of the Estate and is being sold under separate negotiations, provides supplementary accommodation to the main house or a rental opportunity.

The house offers approximately 7,000 sq.ft of floor area and has a grand reception hall with a magnificent staircase rising to four principal first floor bedrooms, accessed off a main landing, with access through to two further bedrooms. Each offering access to a bathroom, shared kitchenette facilities and a separate staircase allowing for partly self-contained living, ideal for staff or extended family members. The ground floor provides four reception rooms of grand proportion, traditional farm house style kitchen/family room, study, wine cellar and several service rooms. The accommodation displays many fine period features associated with its age including high ceilings and tall windows. The property provides well balanced and versatile accommodation decorated in traditional tones throughout.

The wedding/function venue is discreetly positioned away from the main house and provides modern facilities offering a wonderful opportunity, together with the potential for alternative commercial uses, subject to required consents. The function hall is a wonderfully restored brick barn displaying a wealth of character with bar and W.C facilities. Further associated facilities include Registrar's room, children's crèche and adjacent two separate day rooms offering kitchen and bathroom facilities. Immediately surrounding the barn are landscaped, part walled, grounds offering space for a marquee and a designated area for outdoor civil ceremonies. The landscaped gardens include a boating lake providing opportunities for wedding photography and recreational enjoyment.

The outside There is a supremely functional training racing yard created to exceptional standards. The main complex includes an American style barn of approximately 3,800 sq.ft, incorporating 13 loose boxes with an adjacent building offering 3 external boxes with feed room. Other associated rooms include a veterinary treatment room, office, store and rest rooms. There is an all-weather manège, electric horse walker, storage barn and a further stable block consisting of 5 full size boxes with tack/feed room. The grounds surround the property and are fenced for young livestock with attractive post and rail fencing. Adjacent are a further range of facilities of approximately 1,300 sq.ft offering workshop/machinery store, gym and storage facilities. There is extensive garaging facilities situated behind the main house which extends to approximately 1,500 sq.ft with an attached estate office. Adjacent are a further range of facilities of approximately 1,300 sq.ft offering workshop/machinery store, gym and storage facilities. Lots 1 and 2 total around 51.5 acres (20.8 Ha) in total.

Where? This stunning Country Estate occupies a delightful position surrounded by splendid English Countryside and conveniently situated on the Essex/Suffolk border, within one hour's daily commute of the City. The main house and its extensive range of associated buildings are nestled deep into its own mature grounds offering privacy and seclusion. The property is located on the outskirts of Greenstead Green which is a traditional English village with an attractive parish church and farm shop with restaurant facilities. The larger market towns of Braintree, Witham and Sudbury are within easy reach offering a greater range of recreational and day-to-day facilities and railway services into London Liverpool Street. The City of Chelmsford is located approximately 21 miles south west with Colchester being approximately 12 miles east of the property having the accolade of being Britain's oldest recorded town. There is an excellent choice of local and private educational facilities including Gosfield, Holmwood House, Littlegarth and Colchester. The areas of Colchester and Chelmsford provide excellent grammar schools with Felsted School being approximately 13 miles from the property.

Agents note A public footpath runs from the foot of the drive diagonally across part of the front paddock. At present the wedding venue is no longer operating and should the incoming purchaser wish to re-commence the business, an additional drive would need to be added in order to comply with the necessary planning.

We understand that mains water and electricity are connected to the property with oil fired heating and private drainage.

Council tax band

Greenstead Hall H Greenstead Hall Lodge D

EPC ratings

Greenstead Hall C Greenstead Hall Lodge F

Tenure - Freehold

Method of sale - Private treaty

Joint Sole Agents - Knight Frank

Property summary

Signature: Striking edge of village Country Estate with rural views set in extensive gardens and grounds including a fully licenced wedding venue and excellent equestrian facilities.

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