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Hot Property with Countryside charm

PUBLISHED: 10:56 13 March 2017

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Whether crackling with frost on a bright winter morning or bathed in summer sun, the countryside holds enormous appeal

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Phaedra Howard, from Savills’ Chelmsford-based residential team, grew up on the east coast and has been selling houses in Essex for 14 years. Phaedra joined Savills in 2005 and specialises in prime property in the city and surrounding villages.

Away from the immediate bustle of the city, the prospect of attractive scenery and distant views is a big draw for buyers. And in Essex, where such pleasures can be easily teamed with commutability and urban pursuits if required, house hunters may find they are buying into the best of both worlds.

Set in beautiful countryside yet only about 5.4 miles from Chelmsford station, Shop Cottages at Mashbury started out as three cottages, believed to date from the mid-19th century. Extended and remodelled by the current owners in 2013, the result is a large, light and airy detached house with a master bedroom suite and four further bedrooms all of which enjoy lovely rural views. The house sits in approximately 1.7 acres.

Shop Cottages has a guide price of £895,000. For more information, contact Savills Chelmsford on 01245 293 233

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Toad Hall,

Cold Norton

Toad Hall occupies a delightful rural setting within this popular village location. Accommodation comprises three/four bedrooms with an en suite serving the master bedroom. To the ground floor the property boasts an impressive conservatory to the rear, overlooking the gardens, and a stunning kitchen/breakfast room, as well as lounge plus separate dining room and cloakroom. Externally there is ample parking for numerous cars via the carriage driveway.

Guide Price: £950,000

Contact: Church & Hawes Maldon office on 01621 855195

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Heathfield

Aldham

Situated in a plot of almost half an acre and in an elevated position on the edge of the Colne Valley, Heathfield is a stunning, newly-built house, finished to a high specification. The property has five bedrooms and three bathrooms, fitted out with contemporary fittings. On the ground floor is a spacious entrance hall, two reception rooms and a large kitchen/living area with fitted kitchen including a granite worktop and integrated Bosch appliances. The kitchen overlooks the large, west-facing garden which has a generous stone-paved terrace. To the front is a large parking area and a detached double garage.

Guide Price: £800,000

Contact: Nicholas Percival Estate Agents on 01206 563222

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Ashgrove

Cobbs Fenn, Hedingham

Ashgrove is a beautiful family home enjoying a fabulous location along a no through road on the periphery of the village. The property affords accommodation of considerable style and versatility that combines character and practicality, making it readily suitable for modern family life, and has an impressive Amdega conservatory. There are delightful, landscaped grounds with a south and westerly aspect with terraced areas and mature borders. Further benefits include ample parking and a cart shed. In all the plot stretches to about 0.55 acres (sts).

Guide Price: £845,000

Contact: Tim Rutter at David Burr 01787 463404

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