Offers In Excess Of £1,200,000

Sible Hedingham, Halstead CO9 3RS

  • Bedrooms

  • Bathroom


General information

General information Baykers is an extremely attractive Grade II Listed period property which is believed to date originally from the 16th Century of heavy timber frame all under a tiled roof with later extensions. An unusual feature of the house is the large studio building which adjoins the property and is connected by a glazed link. This was added by a previous owner of the property during the 19th Century.

Internally the house has a wealth of exposed timbering and well laid out accommodation with the main reception rooms facing south overlooking the terrace and grounds. From the hallway there is an opening through to the kitchen/breakfast room and direct access to the drawing room and family room. There is a small study/snug and a door leads through the glazed link to the large studio/games room. Opening off the dining room is the rear entrance hall which leads out to the utility room and store room.

The first floor is approached by an attractive staircase with barley sugar twist staircase leading to the first floor landing with access to the master suite comprising bedroom and en suite and large range of fitted wardobes. There is access to the second en suite bedroom and bedrooms three and four are accessed directly from the landing, together with the family bathroom.

A staircase leads to the second floor where there is a further bedroom within the slope of the roof with its own bathroom facilities.

Adjoining the boundary of the property is a further range of outbuildings with three separate areas of accommodation on the ground floor and two areas on the first floor. This space could easily be converted to a self contained annexe.

On the opposite side of the drive to the house is a large garage and store building.

Unusually for a house of this age and type all of the main reception rooms face south benefiting from the magnificent views over the grounds. This linked with the many superb character features of the property with its is hexagonal cluster chimney stacks give it an extremely imposing appearance. Internally the accommodation is well laid out for modern living and the house provides superb family accommodation.

Reception hall 20' 11" x 18' 10" (6.38m x 5.74m)

Snug 11' 5" x 9' 4" (3.48m x 2.84m)


Study 16' 2" x 15' 10" (4.93m x 4.83m)

Glazed link 18' 5" x 8' 11" (5.61m x 2.72m)

Studio/games room 23' 2" x 15' 6" (7.06m x 4.72m)

Kitchen/breakfast room 43' 1" x 13' 2" (13.13m x 4.01m)

Drawing room 16' 5" x 17' 6" (5m x 5.33m)

Dining room 22' 4" x 19' 10" (6.81m x 6.05m)

Cellar 1 11' 10" x 8' 2" (3.61m x 2.49m)

Cellar 2 8' 2" x 4' 4" (2.49m x 1.32m)

Master bedroom 16' 1" x 14' 9" (4.9m x 4.5m)


Bedroom two 13' 10" x 12' 6" (4.22m x 3.81m)


Bedroom three 15' 6" x 15' 4" (4.72m x 4.67m)

Bedroom four 15' 9" x 12' 11" (4.8m x 3.94m)


Bedroom five 20' 11" x 14' 5" (6.38m x 4.39m)


Boot room 8' 3" x 5' 1" (2.51m x 1.55m)

Rear hall 11' 2" x 5' 5" (3.4m x 1.65m)


Ground floor room one 20' 5" x 14' 11" (6.22m x 4.55m)

Ground floor room two 15' 4" x 14' 11" (4.67m x 4.55m)

Ground floor room three 22' 2" x 14' 11" (6.76m x 4.55m)

First floor landing

First floor room 15' 4" x 14' 11" (4.67m x 4.55m)

Garden and grounds The gardens and grounds are a real feature of the property. From Lamb Lane the house is approached over a long tree lined drive which provides an attractive sweep up to the front of the house. The drive separates a long way from the house and provides access to the adjoining barn and cottage (not included within the sale). The main area of grounds which surround the house face principally south dotted with mature trees running down to the stream and lake which runs through the bottom of the grounds. There is at present a railed paddock but great scope to extend this if required.

Running along the south side of the house is a large paved terrace with access to the large greenhouse from which there are beautiful views out across the undulating grounds.

Leading away from the terrace is an area of formal garden with clipped box hedging and shingled paths leading to a large sculpted yew tree with a path leading through to a lovely circular terrace with formal pond and fountain from which there are stunning views out across the grounds.

The property is surrounded by farmland with the two adjoining properties giving it the most wonderful tranquil location with lovely southerly aspect. The long shingled drive which serves Baykers provides extensive parking and turning alongside the house and provides access to the large garage and store building .

Situated within the rear garden is a further range of outbuildings at present used for storage but which could easily be converted to office or annexe accommodation.

There are two lightly used footpaths which cross the further extremities of the property.

Where? Baykers is situated on the outskirts of the village of Sible Hedingham approached from Lamb Lane.

On reaching the top of Lamb Lane one turns onto a private driveway which serves, Baykers and the two adjoining properties.

This tree lined approach to Baykers and the undulating lie of the ground gives a lovely secluded setting to the house. Sible Hedingham and its near neighbour Castle Hedingham have good local village amenities and there are local shopping facilities at Halstead and Braintree.

For those wishing to commute to London there are accessible stations at Witham, Kelvedon and Braintree - all of which link to London Liverpool Street.

There is easy access from the property by road to the Braintree and on along the A120 to the M11 and Stansted Airport.

Important information We understand that mains water and electricity are connected to the property. The property drains to a private treatment drainage plant.

Council tax band - H

Tenure - Freehold

Method of sale - private treaty

Property summary

Signature : Fine Grade II Listed 16th century house with exceptional south facing gardens and grounds of approaching 16 acres


  • Grade II Listed characterful house
  • 4 reception rooms
  • Large kitchen/dining room and utility room
  • Five bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
  • Cellar
  • Undulating grounds with superb mature trees and large lake
  • Attractive tree lined drive
  • Grounds extending to about 16 acres
  • Railed paddock

Floor plan


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