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April’s hottest properties

PUBLISHED: 12:30 20 March 2017

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Take a peek at the hottest properties in Essex this April. Stunning country houses with lots of extra space to enjoy

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Stephen Wood is the head of sales at the Zoe Napier Group. Steve has been successful in selling individual and country properties in Essex for the last 15 years. The Zoe Napier Group has built an enviable reputation for selling country and equestrian properties throughout the county and Steve complements this with his raft of knowledge.

More and more people are looking to acquire land with their home, to ensure they have control over their immediate surroundings and flexibility for their own interests and pursuits. As equestrian property specialists, the Zoe Napier Group have a demand for properties that enable owners to have their horses at home as opposed to in livery, which gives them peace of mind.

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Abbey Barn is a stunning barn conversion set just outside Great Dunmow which offers good access to Stansted Airport and the road network. The Barn has the benefit of seven acres of land with an independent road access and access from the garden. There is planning permission for a stable block and a 60x20 ménage. The guide price is £950,000. For further details, please call 01621 840333

Leighs Lodge

Willows Green, Felsted

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Dating from the 1600s, Leighs Lodge offers accommodation in excess of 5,200sqft to include five ground floor reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room and an office; while the first and second floors have eight rooms and four bathrooms.

This striking property stands in mature grounds extending to about 1.7 acres. The gardens are imaginatively laid out with sweeping open lawns, an impressive pond and established tall trees which define the boundary. Within the grounds are a useful range of outbuildings together with a swimming pool. In addition to the gardens and by way of separate negotiation, is a further 1.7 acre paddock.

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Guide Price £1,250,000

Contact Strutt and Parker on 01245 808601

Albyns Hall

Stapleford Tawney

Albyns Hall is a grand country house which stands in a commanding position overlooking the Roding Valley to the east, in a stretch of countryside lying between Epping and Brentwood.

Albyns Hall comprises a magnificent reception hall, dining room, family room and five further reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, master bedroom with dressing room and bathroom, four further bedrooms (three en suite) and a two-bedroom, first flour annexe. The house also benefits from a swimming pool, sauna, substantial outbuildings, garage block and machinery store, formal gardens, terraces, lawns and garden ponds, totalling four acres in all.

Guide price: £3.25million

Contact: Stephen White, Savills Chelmsford, 01245 293 221

Hazeleigh Grange

Hazeleigh near Maldon

This attractive Grade II Listed home dates back to the 17th century with Georgian and modern additions. Sitting centrally within its grounds of 8.5 acres (STMS), it includes a large paddock with views across its parkland grounds from all windows.

Accommodation includes six bedrooms, three reception rooms, a garden room, three bathrooms, outdoor pool, ponds, unconverted coach house, stables, tack room, hay store, triple cart lodge and a large workshop. It is perfect home for a family looking for junior equestrian facilities.

Guide Price: £1.75m

Contact: Chewton Rose, Colchester 01206 564259

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