Offers In Excess Of £995,000

Lower Burnham Road, Cold Norton

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General information

A substantial 5 bedroom barn conversion providing approximately 4500 sq.ft of family accommodation with a heated swimming pool and a detached workshop with B1 use. The property is situated approximately 11 miles south east of Chelmsford, on the outskirts of Cold Norton village, offering semi-rural living in a convenient and accessible location. The property stands in grounds of around 1 acre. This striking unlisted property dates back some 300 years and was believed to be part of an outlying farm to Cold Norton Hall. This splendid building has been carefully converted using traditional methods and materials incorporating oak joinery and many handmade and bespoke fittings to provide exceptional and comfortable reception and bedroom space. The conversion was completed in 2003 and is now being sold with no onward chain. The accommodation provides a large amount of flexibility and has been expertly arranged mainly over one level with living and sleeping quarters at either ends allowing the property to function as a family home. The accommodation in brief includes 4 ground floor bedrooms, a remarkable 60" lounge/dining/family room with central glazed midstray, study, playroom and a wonderful kitchen/breakfast room which has previously featured in '25 Most Beautiful Kitchens'. To the first floor there is a sitting room and a wonderful master bedroom.

The property is entered to the front through a solid door opening into a reception hall with built-in storage cupboards and access to the study and principle reception room. The reception room has been configured into a dining, sitting and family area with a glazed midstray overlooking the rear terrace and swimming pool. This partly vaulted room examples a range of exposed timbers and provides access to a spacious cloakroom, play room and bedroom five. To the western part of the house are three further bedrooms and a luxury family bathroom. The kitchen/breakfast room is situated to the far side of the house and measures 48" in length and has been beautifully fitted in a period style with a range of eye and base level units and appliances. From the kitchen is a utility room providing further storage facilities and external access to the garden. A bespoke central staircase with contemporary metal and glass balustrading leads to the first floor which provides access to the master bedroom suite and further reception room with engineered windows covering the whole of one wall providing wonderful far reaching views.

Reception hall 9' 10" x 6' 2" (3m x 1.88m)

Study 13' 8" x 9' 11" (4.17m x 3.02m)

Lounge/diner/family room 60' 3" x 13' 1" (18.36m x 3.99m)

Kitchen/breakfast room 48' 11" x 12' 5" (14.91m x 3.78m)

Utility room 15' 9" > 11' 8" x 9' 5" > 6' 9" (4.8m x 2.87m)

Play room 12' 7" x 10' 11" (3.84m x 3.33m)

Hall 30' 10" x 13' 10" (9.4m x 4.22m)

Cloakroom 12' 9" x 6' 9" (3.89m x 2.06m)

Bedroom two 16' 8" x 16' 2" (5.08m x 4.93m)

Bedroom three 19' 1" x 11' 11" (5.82m x 3.63m)

Bedroom four 16' 3" x 15' 2" (4.95m x 4.62m)

Bedroom five 12' 9" x 11' 1" (3.89m x 3.38m)

Boiler room/changing room 16' 3" x 9' 2" (4.95m x 2.79m)

Bathroom 12' x 9' 6" (3.66m x 2.9m)

Landing not measured

Bedroom one 23' 2" x 18' (7.06m x 5.49m)

Sitting room 23' 7" x 17' 11" (7.19m x 5.46m)

Double bay cart lodge

Workshop 50' x 28' (15.24m x 8.53m)

The outside The property is approached to the front over a gated shingled drive providing access to a double bay cart lodge. Adjacent to the house is a former agricultural barn currently being used as a workshop with permission for B1 use. The gardens mainly wrap around the house providing a large area of lawn offering ample space for recreational use. To the rear of the house is large paved terrace with a heated swimming pool and a changing room incorporating a wc and pool equipment. To the rear of the pool is a range of former agricultural buildings which we understand do not form part of the sale. To the far side, adjoining Lower Burnham Road, is a further section of garden, laid to lawn incorporating a pond.

Where? The property is situated on Lower Burnham Road, on the junction of Fambridge Road and on the outskirts of Cold Norton village. Cold Norton is situated approximately 11 miles south east of Chelmsford and has a village shop, pub and Church of England primary school with secondary schooling available at nearby South Woodham Ferrers and Chelmsford. For the commuter there are branch line rail links via South Woodham Ferrers and a mainline station at Wickford. Cold Norton is conveniently situated for the nearby maritime towns of Maldon and Burnham and Three Rivers Golf and Country Club. South Woodham Ferrers 4.5 miles, Maldon 5.5 miles, Danbury 5.7 miles, Burnham on Crouch 8.5 miles, Chelmsford 11 miles, Southend 17 miles. The property is situated on the edge Dengie peninsula, a largely agricultural area positioned between the Blackwater estuary and river Crouch. With its vast coastline the area is very popular for sailing and other water sports. Educational facilities are well catered for with both state and private education available in the surrounding areas.

Important information Council Tax Band - G

Services - We understand the property has mains water, private drainage and electricity connected. Oil fired heating.

Tenure - Freehold

EPC rating - D

External photographs taken January 2016

Property summary

Signature: A remarkable period barn conversion extending to in excess of 4500 sq ft providing modern design with many fine traditional features. The property includes a heated swimming pool and a detached workshop with permission for B1 use.


  • Approximately 4,500 sq.ft of family accommodation
  • Heated swimming pool and a detached workshop with B1 use
  • Approximately 11 miles south east of Chelmsford, on the outskirts of Cold Norton village
  • No onward chain
  • Approximately 1 acre

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