Hot Property with historic charm

PUBLISHED: 11:36 22 May 2017 | UPDATED: 11:36 22 May 2017




Tim Rutter is a director of the David Bur Group and primarily operates from the North Essex office in Castle Hedingham. Tim has been specialising in rural and village property marketing in this region for nearly 20 years.


There is a niche market and a select group of purchasers who wish to reside in listed and period properties, who appreciate their charm and often complex histories. It is quite usual that we offer purchasers specialist advice regarding the structure of these buildings in order that they can make informed decisions about maintenance schedules and the necessary consents that may be required for restorative work.

Fundamentally, purchasers are securing the future and viability of these historic buildings, so they can be enjoyed and appreciated in the years that follow.


Lower Green Farm is a delightful Grade II listed Essex farmhouse believed to have origins dating from the mid-16th century or earlier. It features a superb oak frame throughout with and has been cleverly extended to provide a more conventional layout making it suitable for the rigours of modern day family life.

Guide Price: £799,995. For further details, call 01787 463404.


Longs Farm

Little Waltham, Essex, CM3 3NJ

Dating back to the early 16th century, Longs Farm is Grade II listed and set in about 2.1 acres of part-moated gardens and grounds. There’s a master bedroom and three further double bedrooms, as well as a large, self-contained two-bedroom annexe, and a staircase that rises through a two-storey turret. The kitchen is fitted with a range of bespoke, hand-painted units topped with granite and teak, and includes an oil-fired AGA. Longs Farm is within the catchment area for KEGS and Chelmsford County High School for Girls.


Guide Price: £1.65m

Contact: Stephen White at Savills Chelmsford on 01245 293233

Mount Stores


A wonderful Grade II listed building full of character and dating back to the 16th century, Mount Stores was previously used in part as a general store/Post Office but the property has been transformed into a substantial and versatile family home providing an integral wing/self-contained annexe. In total there are six bedrooms with two converted attic rooms, five reception rooms, two kitchens and a basement. Externally a courtyard leads to several outbuildings, providing workshop/storage facilities and a former bake house with studio room above.

Guide Price: £975,000

Contact: Fenn Wright Signature on 01245 292100

Croys Grange

Great Easton

Croys Grange is an historic and substantial Grade II listed timber-framed country house built in 1550 with later additions, once connected to Tilty Abbey and sold off in 1919 as part of the Countess of Warwick estate. It is now a stunning five- bedroom family residence benefitting from four good size reception rooms and a wealth of period character including exposed heavy timbering and a marble fireplace. It is set on an idyllic plot of 1.1 acres (stls), with an outdoor swimming pool and several highly useful outbuildings. There is equestrian potential due to a nearby livery.

Guide Price: £1,625,000

Contact: Beresfords - 01245 007265


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