General information An impressive five bedroom detached mill house in a delightful setting within the picturesque Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation Conservation Area. The property sits in grounds of approximately 8 acres and includes an established touring caravan site.
Located on the River Chelmer with delightful views of the surrounding valley, Mill House is believed to date back to 1890, with later additions and alterations. This unique home has an abundance of charm and character, with generous and flexible accommodation.
The property has benefitted from improvements over the years, however, this idyllic home still offers fantastic potential with an array of outbuildings, two campsites and the option of secondary accommodation (subject to planning).
Mill House is beautifully presented throughout, with two well-proportioned reception rooms and a light and airy kitchen/breakfast room to the ground floor. There is also a study, WC and utility room adjacent to the kitchen.
To the first floor are five bedrooms and a family bathroom. The master bedroom has an impressive ensuite/dressing room with a range of fitted wardrobes and French doors leading to a west facing balcony, from which you can take advantage of the most glorious sunsets overlooking the river and countryside beyond.
Outside The shingle driveway leads to double gates, through which you can access the garage, workshop and cartlodge, each offering potential for a variety of uses. Sweeping lawns lead to the rear of the garden where there are steps down to a jetty, providing easy access to the river for keen water sport enthusiasts. A small terrace wraps around the back of the house with a bridge leading to a larger sun terrace, perfect for alfresco dining.
There are self-contained shepherd huts available by separate negotiation which would be a perfect addition to any camping or glamping business in the future.
Location The property occupies a mature setting nestled in the attractive semi-rural Essex village of Little Baddow, which has a thriving community and is located between Danbury to the south and Hatfield Peverel to the north. Little Baddow has two local pubs, The Generals Arms and The Rodney Inn, both offering a selection of real ales and traditional pub food.
The village is a haven for walkers being surrounded by open countryside and woodland, much of which is protected by the Essex Wildlife Trust and the National Trust. The property is also within close proximity of Papermill Lock, where there are riverside walks and canal cruises along the unspoiled Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation.
The neighbouring village of Danbury has a range of local facilities, including the popular schools of Elm Green and Heathcote as well as Danbury Park School. Amenities in this village include a local Co-Op supermarket, public houses and a parish church.
For the commuter, Hatfield Peverel station is around 3 miles away with Chelmsford's mainline station approximately 6 miles to the west of Little Baddow. Chelmsford offers an extensive range of shopping and leisure activities with both state and private schooling available.
Important information Services - We understand that mains water and electricity are connected to the property together with oil central heating and a private drainage system.
Tenure - Freehold
Council Tax Band - TBC
EPC rating - E
Our ref: BR
Agents note We understand the property has been subject to partial underpinning due to historical subsidence. Please ask Fenn Wright for further details.
Mill House Caravan Park Mill House Caravan Park
Located in the Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation Conservation Area, Mill House Caravan Park has been used for camping since the 1940's. Extending to approximately 3.9 acres (1.5 Ha) the site comprises 20 touring caravan pitches, with 16-amp electric hook ups, mains water connection and chemical disposal point.
The land provides a level surface, surrounded by mature willows, with internal access roads and refuse storage area. The site is bordered by a timber post and rail fence and Sandon Brook runs along the eastern boundary with views over arable farmland. The River Chelmer is to the north and west.
The caravan park includes an additional 3.5 acres (1.4 Ha) of land to the west of Hammonds Road, bordering the River Chelmer with in excess of 400m of river frontage and single bank fishing rights. The land has a separate access off Hammonds Road. A public footpath runs from the road along the southern boundary.
The caravan park benefits from the following permissions:
17/01609/CLOPUD - The construction of the proposed internal roadways and footpaths, refuse storage area and caravan and vehicle hard standings.
Mill House Caravan Park has a site licence for 20 touring caravan pitches, permitted to be used between 1st April and 1st October.
Cricket Bat Willows
The caravan site and adjoining land have approximately 200 mature cricket bat willows, maintained under contract. The contract is to be included within the sale.
Chelmer and Blackwater Conservation Area, flood zone risk 3.
Mains electricity supply with 16-amp hook-ups to the pitches and mains water. Chemical disposal point is connected to a cesspit.
Mill House Caravan Park was operational until 2021 but is currently closed.
The touring caravan park is not registered for business rates.
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An impressive five bedroom detached mill house in a delightful setting within the picturesque Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation Conservation Area. The property sits in grounds of approximately 8 acres and includes an established touring caravan site.
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