SPARROWS THE STREET, BRAINTREE CO9 1TU, UK
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Last Sold: JUN 2005
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AI think: £721,687
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Agents think: £1,000,000 1 agent(s) valuations found
HPI banks think: £851,603
Zoe Napier Group Agent Valuation of this property is £1,000,000
What we think at Zoe Napier Group We love it! This is a great family home with a wonderful ambience, in a private setting with south and west facing grounds. The tranquil sounds of the running brook run through the grounds for fishing, visiting Swans, and kayaking, with the adjacent beauty of acreage to complement the excellent equestrian facilities.
What the Owners Say We came here in 2010, at the same time purchasing adjacent land for equestrian uses and have improved the house in both general maintenance and cosmetic terms. As a family of now five, we have loved every second here. There is also potential for someone to run a permissible business here. We will be sad to leave but new adventures await
History & Background A superb family home, with wonderful lifestyle opportunities, served by its 3.7-acre plot, extensive equestrian facilities and securely fenced (dog/child proof) Bourne Brook running through the grounds. This is a running water brook, attracting river birds and mammals with places to canoe, fish, and kayak for fun. The brook runs between Gosfield Lake and Sparrows Pond.
The house is Grade II Listed, recorded to date back to the 1500's or earlier, with later additions. It features three red brick chimney stacks with its exposed timber frame and plastered external finishes. The property in more recent years has undergone a comprehensive programme of refurbishment providing characterful accommodation, exposed timbers, and charming inglenook fireplaces, combined with the practicalities of 21st century living.
The equestrian facilities are excellent with a near full size International arena with training mirrors onto an enclosed stable yard of 5 full size boxes and a tack room with additional storage, extensive parking, and majority post & rail paddocks. Our client currently rents additional grazing land from the neighbouring farmer which could also be available to purchase. Both Codham Park & Finchingfield Equestrian centres are within easy reach (3.6 and 11.2 miles respectively).
The property benefits from being an end of chain situation.
Setting & Location The property is situated on the periphery of the highly sought-after village of Gosfield within a designated conservation area. Sought after for the superb Gosfield Lake water ski centre, with Italian restaurant on site, an historic village centre with the Kings Head pub and a village shop and furthermore the nature reserve, two highly reputed private schools (St Margaret's & Gosfield Independent), Gosfield Community School and Hedingham School for senior education.
The property is well screened from The Street, the main thoroughfare through the village, which is also the Braintree to Haverhill route. The area feels rural with access via the lane opposite into a wonderful nature reserve, where there is also much water and river life which includes visiting Swans, wild geese, Kingfisher, and ducks, amongst other British birds & mammals. The Brook divides the mature gardens from the equestrian facilities – all being accessed via the top automated Oak gates with a vehicle access bridge (up to 3.5 tonne) to the house. The setting is serene with an aesthetically pleasing historic country home, nestled in mature south and west facing gardens, enhanced by the tranquillity of the running brook, alongside the equestrian facilities with rolling (hillside) acreage, where there is adjacent access to East Anglian Farm Rides (by subscription).
Halstead 3 miles *Braintree 4.5 miles *Chelmsford 18 miles* Haverhill 15 miles* Cambridge 32 miles* Stansted Airport 18.7 miles*