Hot Property near top Essex schools
PUBLISHED: 10:52 25 August 2015 | UPDATED: 10:52 25 August 2015
This county is known for its selection of excellent state and private schools, making it a good choice for families. Living nearby not only cuts down on the school run, saving time and fuel, but is essential where catchment areas apply.
Stephen White is head of Savills Chelmsford residential team and has more than 30 years’ experience of selling property across Essex. Steven explians: ‘The need to find a home within such catchments has a significant impact on the property market. We saw this clearly when the radius for the Chelmsford County High School for Girls and KEGS (King Edward VI Grammar School) was reduced to 12 miles a few years ago. This led to intensified demand for houses in the city and surrounding villages.
‘Little Sir Hughes in Great Baddow dates from the 17th century or earlier and is Grade II listed. The property occupies a hidden and rural location at the end of a long private road in attractive countryside between Great Baddow and West Hanningfield. Great Baddow has a good range of amenities and shops while slightly further afield is Chelmsford city with two outstanding grammar schools. Little Sir Hughes is on the market with Savills Chelmsford for £1,470,000.’
Moat House Farm, Brentwood
Moat House Farm is a detached, five-bedroom, three-reception family residence, set on a substantial and important plot of 22 acres. The property benefits from an extensive array of outbuildings including stabling, indoor swimming pool complex, a workshop, Essex Barn, garaging and detached former brew house. Situated within an idyllic setting it is just a 10 minute drive from Shenfield mainline train station and close to Brentwood School. The property offers privacy, fantastic equestrian facilities and further development potential (stpp).
Guide Price : £2,150,000
Contact: Beresfords on 01245 397475
65 School Lane, Broomfield
This Countryside-built, four-bedroom family home situated approximately 3 miles north of Chelmsford City benefits from two reception rooms plus a spacious garden room and en suite shower room to the master bedroom. Externally the property provides a double length garage and 50ft enclosed rear garden. The property enjoys access to a wide range of amenities and is conveniently situated within the catchment areas of Chelmer Valley High School and Broomfield Primary School, with King Edwards Grammar School and County High School for Girls within walking distance.
Guide Price £520,000
Contact: Karl Manning at Fenn Wright on 01245 292100
Ilfracombe Crescent, Hornchurch
Located on the popular Suttons Farm development within convenient distance of Scott’s Primary School and Hornchurch District Line station, is this extended four-bedroom detached property. Features include three reception rooms, ground floor cloakroom, ground floor shower room, four double bedrooms, first floor family bathroom, 60ft rear garden and private driveway leading to an attached garage. No onward chain.
Guide price: £465,000
Contact: Balgores Property (Hornchurch) on 01708 470756