Asheldham Grange, Asheldham, Southminster, Essex, £1.295 million
Wisteria-clad Asheldham Grange is surrounded by farmland and accessed via a long track that passes through the neighbouring fields to a pair of wrought-iron gates. Believed to date from about 1820, the house sits in a rural location between the villages of Asheldham and Dengie, and has glorious views across the adjoining countryside.
The six-bedroom house has well-proportioned space. High ceilings and cornices are a feature, as well as marble and cast-iron fireplaces, sash windows and shutters. A recent addition is the conservatory/living room, which has a wood burning-stove on a stone hearth and opens onto a large terrace.
Asheldham Grange sits at the end of a long gravelled driveway with lawned parkland-style grounds surrounding the house. The main body of the grounds is laid to grass with numerous trees, including fruit, evergreen and deciduous varieties. There is an avenue of fruit trees as well as two ponds surrounded by mature trees and shrubs.
A detached tithe Essex barn in need of renovation lies in a corner of the grounds.
The property comes with about 6.2 acres. A further seven acres of adjoining former farmland is available separately.
The nearby villages of Southminster and Tillingham have good amenities, including shops, post offices, junior schools and public houses.
For the commuter a branch-line train runs from Southminster (1.5 miles away) to Liverpool Street (from 65 minutes). There are also mainline stations at Wickford (18 miles, Liverpool Street from 39 minutes), Hatfield Peverel and Chelmsford (21 miles, Liverpool Street from 36 minutes).
Asheldham Grange is for sale through Savills Chelmsford.