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Church Road, Great Totham, Maldon


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  • Bedrooms: 6
PROPERTY Sheepcoates Farmhouse is an impressive Grade II Listed house listed as being of architectural and historic interest and is thought to be a hall house, dating from the 15th Century, with later additions including a handsome Georgian façade. The property is constructed principally from an oak frame and a brick outer skin under a clay tile roof. There is a wealth of period character with period fireplaces, panelled doors exposed wall timbers and ceiling beams.

Both the dining hall and drawing room feature Inglenook fireplaces with bressummer beam and brick hearth, as well as strip pine flooring and ceiling beams. The spacious dual aspect sitting room has a brick fire place housing a woodburner.

The kitchen/breakfast room is particularly well-proportioned, with exposed beams and wall studs adding great character. The kitchen is fitted out with a comprehensive range of cupboard and drawer units with an island unit with an integrated Bosch halogen four ring hob as well as an oil-fired Aga. From the kitchen, a large boot room leads to a utility room and boiler room.

A fine Jacobean staircase leads to a large landing, off which is the master bedroom, with en-suite and a nursery/dressing room. There are a further four bedrooms on the first floor, two of which are served by a Jack and Jill shower room as well as a family bathroom. The upstairs rooms have some lovely views across the surrounding countryside.

A further flight of stairs lead to the second floor where bedroom six is located, which has an impressive vaulted ceiling. The extensive attics include a large games room, office and studio room, which have sky lights.

SITUATION Sheepcoates Farmhouse is situated in an attractive rural setting close to the pretty village of Great Totham, which benefits from a good range of local amenities including a village store and post office, village hall, public houses, parish church and a very well-regarded primary school. Witham is only about 5 miles away with mainline rail service to London Liverpool Street taking approximately 45 minutes.

The coastal town of Maldon is within reach and has a comprehensive range of shopping and recreational facilities as well as Maldon Court Preparatory School and Plume School. There are a number of good schools within reach including Great Totham Primary School, New Hall School and grammar schools in both Colchester and Chelmsford.

OUTSIDE Sheepcoates Farmhouse is approached via a long gravel driveway, lined by mature oak trees and hedgerow, with three paddocks flanking the left-hand side of the drive. The driveway leads into a large gravel courtyard with outbuildings, providing ample car parking. The house stands in attractive gardens which are laid to lawn with some ornamental trees and fruits trees and a south facing stone paved terrace and fenced paddocks to the West and South of the property. To the rear of the house is a courtyard enclosed by brick wall.

There is a good range of outbuildings including a modern five bay cart lodge and former cattle shed, part of which has been converted into stables with three loose boxes with and adjoining holding yard and field shelter/machine store.

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