Offers In Excess Of £2,500,000

Sandon, Chelmsford

  • Bedrooms

  • Bathroom


General information

Substantial contemporary country house set in landscaped grounds of approximately 1.30 acres with far reaching countryside views.

The bespoke detached residence is well positioned on the edge of the village of Sandon comprising magnificent accommodation of excellent proportion.

The accommodation provides over 5500 sq ft of luxury accommodation with well-proportioned rooms and tall ceilings and has been presented with neutral tones and contemporary fittings throughout. The property stands proudly in its grounds providing six bedrooms all offering en-suite facilities, four of which have been orientated to capture the wonderful views to the rear over the landscaped gardens and rolling countryside.

There are four ground floor receptions rooms in addition to a stunning kitchen/family room creatively designed to provide practicability and family living.

Luxury and style Farthings has been thoughtfully designed with meticulous attention to detail including ornate coving, bespoke solid doors and custom designed picture-framed polished brass fittings. Under-floor heating and concealed air-conditioning/heating vents are controlled via thermostatic controls in each of the rooms. The bespoke kitchen has been creatively designed with a range of quality integrated appliances inset amongst angled marble worktops which also incorporate the function of instant boiled and chilled water. Hand crafted Maple and Burr cabinets complement the kitchen which stylishly open out to the family area and overlook the landscaped gardens beyond. Throughout the property there are double glazed, high performance, Pilkington Sun Cool units to most of the rear facing windows along with a computerised security system and laminated glass throughout to provide additional security. To the first floor the master bedroom provides a striking cathedral style window to the rear elevation with a mezzanine level designed to capture the elevation and setting of the house. The style and design of the house are captured by the keymer handmade clay tiled roof and sweeping driveway. The gardens continue the theme of the house which have been stunningly designed incorporating a range of natural and formal areas, landscaped with clay block and cobbled paths. Blending into its surroundings is a detached leisure/swimming pool complex which offers all-season swimming encased within textured white Granite.

Ground floor A pair of solid doors lead to the main reception hall which includes a handsome turning bespoke American white oak staircase rising to the first floor with a cathedral style full height window. There is a cloakroom and semi-circular steps lead down to the impressive formal living room with feature panelled walls and folding doors opening the entire width of the room onto the terrace. A particular feature of this room is the hand crafted, bespoke integral American black Walnut and Burr cocktail cabinet with matching fireplace. This room provides a fantastic area for relaxing and entertaining and offers central and concealed feature lighting and underground electricity cabling** for casual lighting and the provision for audio surround sound. The music room is also positioned off the reception hall and provides access to the utility room, plant room and triple bay garage. The utility room offers an enclosed wc and is fitted with a range of storage units and work surfaces with inset butler sink with courtesy door leading to the triple garage with remote controlled electric up and over doors. The plant room incorporates a series of water tank cylinders allowing for simultaneous hot water supply to all the main bathroom suites. The dining room is positioned to the front of the house and provides a feature bay window with recessed alcove designed for installation of a marine aquarium. From the dining room, a double opening leads to the impressive open plan kitchen/family room which has been thoughtfully designed to include a range of shaped marble work surfaces, hand crafted storage units and a range of integrated appliances. The kitchen opens out into the family room and offers extensive views to the rear elevation. The kitchen and family room are fitted with solid Maple wood flooring with bay window and individually designed steel and marble spiral staircase leading to the first floor. To the full rear of the room folding doors open up on to the white granite terrace providing an ideal area for entertainment. Concluding the ground floor is the laundry room equipped with space for two washing machines and tumble dryers. There are fitted cupboards and marble work surfaces with a built in laundry chute accessed from the first floor.

First floor The handsome bespoke staircase opens to the main landing leading to a central part galleried landing with a further adjacent staircase rising to the upper floor. The landing serves six double bedrooms all with en-suite facilities and offers the option to be configured into two separate quarters. The master bedroom is approached through angled 'his and hers' dressing quarters with space for en suite bathroom. The master bedroom offers largely glazed elevations opening full width onto the balcony and is a particular design feature within the build with an impressive mezzanine level designed to be utilised as a private study area and associated sitting area. Bedroom two is positioned at the side of the property and entered via a selection of built in wardrobes with further concealed dressing and storage rooms. Bedroom two includes a luxury en-suite bathroom with sunken enamelled bath and designer sanitary fittings. The secondary quarter of the building includes three further bedrooms all providing en-suite facilities including steel enamelled baths.

Second Floor The upper level gives access to the mezzanine and a further bedroom offering spectacular views over the landscape garden, lake and countryside and would make an ideal teenage or au-pair level. This level benefits from further en suite facilities and kitchenette.

**to be confirmed

The outside Farthings is positioned back from the road with the style and design of the house captured by the clay tiled roof and sweeping driveway. There is a triple garage with electric up and over doors. The gardens continue the theme of the house which have been stunningly designed incorporating a range of natural and formal areas, landscaped with clay block and cobbled paths. Blending into its surroundings is a detached leisure/swimming pool complex which offers all-season swimming encased within textured white Granite. The swimming pool has been professionally tiled with coloured glass mosaic tiles with circular steps leading in to the water. The pool is approximately 40ft by 20ft widening to 30ft and provides infinity edges. The swimming pool has underwater coloured lighting and a 'swim way' into the leisure building with under floor heating to allow all seasons swimming.

The swimming pool complex is split into two sections with the secondary section providing space for changing facilities and a gym/games room. This imaginatively designed building comprises bespoke angled sun cool glass offering stunning views over the formal lawn and beyond. To the far side of the garden there is a further newly constructed studio offering the potential for a variety of uses with provisions for wc and kitchenette facilities. The position of the studio has been purposefully located to enjoy the lower level of the garden which includes a stream with nature walk, formal lawn and lake attracting a variety of wildlife, the remainder of the garden offers vast amounts of colour and seclusion with a variety of flowers, shrubs and native trees. Irrigation faculties include various stand pipes, with automated pop-up sprinklers to lawned areas,

Where? The property is located within the semi-rural parish of Sandon, approximately 4 miles east of Chelmsford City centre.

Sandon is a largely agricultural area with a vast network of footpaths and bridleways over some delightful Essex countryside and is best represented by a Village Green with the Crown Inn at one end and the ancient Church of St Andrew's to the side.

Sandon provides good access onto the A12 arterial road which cuts through the west of the Parish providing good links westwards to London and eastward towards Colchester, Ipswich and the East Coast.

There is a park and ride scheme approximately 2 miles away offering a direct service into Chelmsford city centre with its mainline railway station serving London Liverpool Street. Sandon has a secondary school with pre-schools available in the neighbouring villages.

Agents note Farthings has been recently constructed to a grand and luxury scale yet requires a degree of completion in order to fully appreciate the true potential and position of this splendid property.

Important Information Council Tax Band - H

Services - We understand that mains water, gas and electricity are connected to the property. Private drainage.

Tenure - Freehold

Hallway not measured

Reception hall 17' 9" x 16' (5.41m x 4.88m)

Cloakroom not measured

Kitchen/family room 35' 5" x 29' 5" > 19' 2"(10.8m x 8.97m)

Dining room 19' 3" x 13' 11" (5.87m x 4.24m)

Living room 27' 4" x 19' 3" (8.33m x 5.87m)

Music room 19' 9" x 16' 10" (6.02m x 5.13m)

Plant room 12' 1" x 8' 2" (3.68m x 2.49m)

Cloakroom not measured

Utility room 10' 5" x 7' 9" (3.18m x 2.36m)

Laundry room 8' 1" x 8' (2.46m x 2.44m)

Landing not measured

Master bedroom 18' 7" x 13' 9" (5.66m x 4.19m)

Dressing area not measured

Dressing room not measured

Ensuite not measured

Bedroom 19' max x 12' 11" (5.79m x 3.94m)

Ensuite 8' 2" x 7' 7" (2.49m x 2.31m)

Walk-in cupboard 6' 10" x 5' 6" (2.08m x 1.68m)

Walk-in cupboard 15' 4" x 5' 5" (4.67m x 1.65m)

Bedroom 13' 10" x 10' 10" (4.22m x 3.3m)

Ensuite 8' 9" x 5' 6" (2.67m x 1.68m)

Bedroom 13' 10" x 10' 8" (4.22m x 3.25m)

Ensuite 7' 2" x 5' 10" (2.18m x 1.78m)

Bedroom 13' 11" x 13' 11" (4.24m x 4.24m)

Ensuite 7' x 5' 9" (2.13m x 1.75m)

Cloakroom not measured

Mezzanine bedroom 19' 11" x 16' 4" (6.07m x 4.98m)

Ensuite not measured

Bedroom 25' x 12' (7.62m x 3.66m)

Kitchenette 12' x 6' 2" (3.66m x 1.88m)

Leisure room 59' 9" x 11' 9" (18.21m x 3.58m)

Gym 20' 1" x 18' (6.12m x 5.49m)

Plant room not measured

Double garage 32' 5" x 20' 7" (9.88m x 6.27m)

Property summary

Signature: A wonderfully appointed and proportioned 6 bedroom country house set in landscaped grounds of approximately 1.3 acres incorporating a superb swimming pool and leisure complex.


  • Substantial country house
  • 5550 sq ft of luxury accommodation
  • Superbly designed swimming pool and leisure complex
  • Landscaped grounds of approximately 1.3 acres

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