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High Easter, Chelmsford, CM1

  • House - Detached
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Bath

Key features



** BREATHTAKING VIEWS ** A unique opportunity to acquire "The Old Mill", a Grade II Listed former Mill situated upon a 1.1 acre plot, offering spectacular scenery to all directions. Bursting with character throughout, this truly one of a kind property offers fantastic versatile living space, with four double bedrooms including a panoramic Master Bedroom suite with Dressing Room and En-Suite bathroom, and private roof terrace offering some breathtaking views of the rural Essex Countryside. The heart of the home can be found within the circular Sitting Room, with log burning stove and galleried Library area overlooking the principal reception room, playing host to the stunning exposed mill post and braces which prior to conversion would have supported the top of the mill and sails. Externally the property comes with a double Garage with its own ground floor shower room, and 24' first floor storage room which could be utilised as a work from home office, or potentially converted to create a detached Annexe accommodation. With over an acre of mature gardens, there are simply too many amazing features to list in one description and therefore an internal inspection is highly advised in order to truly admire the spectacular home on offer.

Full details

The Old Mill can be found just to the south of the picturesque village of High Easter, renowned for its surrounding natural beauty, superb amenities including village Cafe, and village cricket club to name a few. Just a short drive from the nearby market town of Great Dunmow, The Old Mill lies just 20 minutes away from London Stansted Airport and the M11 corridor, as well as being within easy reach of the nearby major city of Chelmsford, with its comprehensive shopping and recreational amenities, together with mainline train station providing frequent direct trains to London Liverpool Street in just 35 minutes.

The property falls within excellent reach of many nearby educational establishments including grammar schools at Chelmsford and Colchester, as well as Felsted School, New Hall, Gosfield, and Bishops Stortford College.

A grade II Listed building, The Old Mill was originally built as a post mill in the late 19th century, and was converted to create the present executive family home in the late 20th century, where the present owners have sympathetically restored the property with attention to detail, and little expense spared.

The property is entered via an impressive statement entrance door framed with two storey high glazing, allowing vast natural light to fill the inner reception hall. The inner hallway is finished with engineered oak flooring, and incorporates bespoke storage solutions, with curved stairs rising to the first floor. A double porthole style door opens to the Kitchen/Family Room, with bespoke made Kitchen incorporating a central island unit, and with three sets of glazed doors opening to the rear aspect. The kitchen itself comes with solid oak kitchen units, with granite work surfaces, and a working AGA, with further integrated oven, hob, Fridge and dishwasher, whilst incorporating various storage cupboards and larder units. To the far end of the Kitchen is a sitting area/snug which offers fabulous views over the rear garden and decking area. Beyond the final entrance door lies a Utility Room with further entrance door to the rear garden, and houses space for washing machine appliances, and a plant room containing the megaflow pressurised water cylinder.

The centrepiece circular living room offers stunning character, with exposed mill post and braces on centre display, rising two storeys in height beyond the galleried Library landing, and features four red brick exposed chimney stacks all supporting the frame of the former windmill. A deep recess between two of the buttresses incorporates a log burning stove, and two serving hatches to the kitchen. To the front aspect are four windows allowing plenty of natural light to fill this truly spectacular living area.

To the first floor, the landing offers opening to the galleried Library area which overlooks the Living Room, and further showcases the natural beauty of the former mill framework, and has been expertly fitted with bespoke book shelving and storage solutions, together with fitted window seats to the two windows to the front aspect. Three bedrooms can be found on the first floor, two with en-suite bathrooms, one of which lends itself as a Jack & Jill family bathroom.

From the landing a further circular staircase leads to the panoramic Master Bedroom suite, which comes with its own walk in Dressing Room with bespoke fitted furniture, and a large En-Suite Bathroom with separate walk in shower. The circular bedroom suite offers panoramic breathtaking views to all aspects, and offers a single door which leads on to the private roof terrace, giving substantial outside relaxation space retained by hardwood balustrades, and offers an ideal area to unwind during longer summer evenings.

Wrought iron gates greet you upon arrival, hung on stone piers either side, and open onto a large stone shingled driveway area offering substantial parking for multiple vehicles. This leads to the detached double Garage, as well as sandstone steps leading to the front entrance door to The Old Mill itself.

The property enjoys grounds of just over one acre, offering excellent recreational space for all the family, with a range of mature hedgerows, fruit trees, and planting areas, together with a substantial teak decking area to the rear of the property which creates an excellent entertaining space. Beyond this, lawned gardens gently slope away towards the fields beyond, and are segregated by a range of copper beech hedgerows, and include a young orchard to the east of the property itself. The property offers a detached outbuilding housing the oil fired central heating tank and boiler, as well as providing space for garden storage.

The Garage is substantial in size and comes with two up and over doors to the front, whilst internally offers a large 24' first floor accommodation, with use as a work from home space or potential Annexe, whilst on the ground floor there is a inner hallway and three piece bathroom suite, as well as under stair storage cupboard which houses a water tank and electricity fuse board.

Available to purchase with no onward chain, an internal inspection is the only way in order to truly take in the wonderful accommodation on offer. Viewings are to be arranged strictly via prior appointment with the vendors sole agent, Branocs Estates.

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