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Essex's prettiest homes: Inside 3 stunning properties with the wow factor

PUBLISHED: 12:18 26 February 2019 | UPDATED: 12:31 26 February 2019

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Essex Life explores inside three of the most prestigious properties within the county, with kind permission of their owners, and discovers exactly what gives these stunning homes the Wow Factor!

- Grove Manor, Near Danbury

Just for starters

Accommodation at Grove Manor includes a master bedroom suite, five further bedrooms (three en suite), a Christians kitchen/breakfast room, an indoor pool complex, a 65’ second floor studio, a self-contained one-bedroom flat, extensive garaging, tennis court, gardens and private woodland.

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What gives it the Wow Factor?

Located between the villages of Danbury and Woodham Walter on a secluded site of approximately 6.9 acres, Grove Manor is the perfect property for anyone who just loves to entertain.

It is a substantial property, constructed around 19 years ago and designed to echo an Elizabethan manor house.

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The accommodation is arranged over three floors and the ground and first floor principal rooms overlook the gardens and private woodland.

At the heart of this home is a most spectacular living space which really does set it apart. Ground floor rooms include a beautiful reception hall and magnificent staircase leading to a galleried landing, while a stunning kitchen/breakfast room (fitted by luxury furniture company Christians) opens out into an orangery.

Add to this a dining room featuring a magnificent Minster style fireplace, a chic sitting room, a billiard room, an office with bespoke Christians furniture and an indoor swimming pool complex, and you really do have the perfect home for any style of entertaining.

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On the first floor there are six bedrooms and a Christians family bathroom. The second floor is currently used as a studio, but there is also potential for other uses too.

An adjoining six-bay coach house-style garage with bell tower includes a first floor one-bedroom flat and a detached outbuilding offering further garaging and storage.

There are large terraces to the rear – ideal for al fresco entertaining – leading onto extensive lawns, enclosed by the delightful woodland.

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Could this be for you?

Grove Manor has a guide price of £3.75m. For more information, contact Phaedra Howard at Savills Chelmsford on 01245 293233.

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- Widdrington Manor, Noak Hill, Near Brentwood

Just for starters

Widdrington Manor offers living on a grand scale in a hugely impressive property and setting.

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Although built within the past 20 years, the natural stone elevations and deep pitched slate roof hark back to the Scottish Baronial architecture of the 19th century, giving a sense of character and grandeur.

With 7,184sq ft of living space, Widdrington Manor creates a wonderful ambience for 21st century living.

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What gives it the Wow Factor?

Widdrington Manor is a modern architectural masterpiece situated in a very accessible and convenient private location in south¬west Essex.

The interior is opulent in design and finish, exemplified by the grandeur of the oval entrance hall with its majestic marble staircase rising to the galleried landing above.

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Once your guests have been wowed by the grand entrance there are a choice of five bedrooms with en suite facilities, while the general air of space is enhanced by the well¬proportioned high ceilings which are a feature of each of the rooms throughout the house.

In all the house has nine bedrooms in the main house, while a separate staff bungalow or annexe is located within the 4.3 acres of established gardens and grounds, which is also home to a fine collection of mature trees.

Also within the grounds are a stable block, swimming pool and pool house, a tennis court, garaging and extensive parking.

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The property is within easy reach of Brentwood and Romford as well as the M25 and A12, while a choice of railway stations offering mainline trains into London’s Liverpool Street is close at hand.

There are excellent schools in both the public and private sector in the vicinity, adding further proof that this really is the complete package for a modern family that likes to enjoy the grander things in life.

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Could this be for you?

Widdrington Manor has a guide price of £4.29m. To find out more about this property, contact The Zoe Napier Group on 01621 840333.

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- Handley Edge, Fryerning, Ingatestone

Just for starters

To the ground floor the spacious entrance hall offers stunning views through a picture window onto the rear gardens and gives access to a beautiful triple¬aspect drawing room with inglenook woodburner, herringbone parquet flooring and lovely views across the rear gardens.

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Accessed via a turning oak stairwell the first floor comprises four principal double bedrooms all benefitting from fitted wardrobes and open views of the surrounding grounds.

What gives it the Wow Factor?

Handley Edge enjoys one of the most prominent positions within the village, which is recognised as an area of natural beauty with its expansive areas of woodland and numerous bridleways.

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The property is set within beautiful landscape grounds of circa 6.5 acres, which have been previously designed by a RHS Hampton Court gold medallist.

There are two substantial lakes within the grounds which also boast a kidney shaped infinity heated swimming pool, detached pool house and stunning ‘inner garden’.

Within the main house is a dual aspect farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room featuring a four¬door gas AGA, an immaculate dual aspect dining room with views to front and rear, a utility room, separate shower room and family/cinema room with mezzanine accessed via a separate stairwell offering a fifth double bedroom which could be used as a generous self¬contained annexe if required.

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The master suite features a stunning triple¬aspect design and boasts an excellent fitted walk through dressing room and recently fitted marble en suite bathroom.

Could this be for you?

Offers are welcomed in excess of £4,000,000. For further information or to book a viewing, contact Beresfords Country and Village Sales Office on 01245 397475.

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