An exceptional Edwardian family home in beautiful, mature landscaped gardens and grounds
Reception Hall, Drawing room, Dining room, Library, Snug, Kitchen/breakfast room, Office, Utility room, Cloakroom, WC, Master bedroom with bathroom and en suite dressing room, 6 further bedrooms, 3 additional bathrooms
Modern and traditional outbuildings including stables, tack room, extensive garaging and garden stores, green house, large agricultural barn
Indoor swimming pool, All-weather tennis court
Extensive landscaped gardens including walled garden, laburnum walk, lavender garden, paddocks and mature woodland
About 38.66 acres
Constructed of mellow red brick under a clay tile roof, Pleshey Grange is a handsome Edwardian house built in the Arts and Crafts style.
Internally, Pleshey Grange combines light and spacious reception rooms with comfortable bedroom accommodation on the first and second floor. Of particular note is the drawing room, centred on an attractive open fireplace and French doors opening onto the loggia and the garden beyond. The kitchen has been significantly extended to add a bright and expansive dining and sitting area; whilst oak from the Pleshey Grange woods has been used to build the cupboards.
Considerable investment has been made in creating an eco-friendly environment, with the introduction of air source heat pumps, solar thermal and photovoltaic panels, significantly reducing the running costs of the house and swimming pool.
Situated to the east of the house is an extensive range of brick built outbuildings, including the old stables which retain their original partitions and fittings, the tack room with a corner fireplace and a substantial garage, with the former hay loft above. With the benefit of planning consent these buildings could create very useful secondary accommodation. To the rear, a new triple garage has been constructed with electric up and over doors. Beyond is the store for garden implements.
Adjoining the paddocks is the large agricultural barn, originally constructed as an aircraft hanger but providing good storage.
Gardens and grounds
A principal feature of the property are the gardens and grounds, which have been carefully planted and landscaped to maximise privacy. A chestnut tree avenue underplanted with snowdrops, crocuses and daffodils leads up the driveway, past the front lawns which are studded with a selection of mature specimen trees including a fine Wellingtonia and Spanish Chestnut, as well as numerous fruit trees.
To the south of the house is a paved terrace overlooking further lawns with fine trees including three Cedar trees and a majestic Beech. A well established and productive walled garden with parterre box hedging lies to the east of the house, with a gate opening towards a lily pond and onto the magnificent Laburnum walk which provides striking colour in the spring and early summer months.
Scent is a theme of the Pleshey Grange grounds, with a hedged lavender garden and an established rose garden. At the southernmost point of the lawns is a thatched summer house with vistas back to the house.
There is a well fenced and level paddock ideal for horses and ponies, with a field shelter. Adjoining
are open fields that currently provide a crop of hay. Beyond the paddocks are two parcels of mature deciduous woodland providing a haven for an array of wildlife.
Approximate Square Meters :
Lot Acres: 38.66