- Advert Expiry Date: Monday, 12th June 2017
- Property / Land Type: Farm
- Price Description £5,000,000
A beautiful residential farm with development potential
Grade II listed former hunting lodge. Cottage, equestrian facilities, range of traditional buildings with development potential (subject to P.P), modern farm buildings, beautiful gardens, grassland, arable, woodland and river frontage. Within 50 miles of Central London
Littley Park Farm House is a beautiful Grade II listed country house. The main house is currently about 3,940 sq ft, arranged over two floors. Planning permission and listed building consent exist for a further extension. On the ground floor the kitchen and breakfast room is at the heart of the house, off which is the spacious drawing room, dining room and sitting room. In addition there is a study, utility and two WC’s. On the first floor there are six wellproportioned bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
A productive kitchen garden, greenhouse and orchard lie to the east of the house, within a high brick wall. Level formal lawns to the south offer panoramic views over the valley and a gravelled path leads to the former Granary that has been converted into a home office. A par-terre and rose garden lie to the west of the house, contained within park fencing, beyond which is the Equestrian complex and cottage.
This comprises an open plan living / dining room / kitchen, with two bedrooms and a bathroom.
Beyond the house and cottage and well separated from the main house are a range of farm buildings. There are two large timber framed Essex Barns and a brick built period barn. These have significant potential for conversion subject to the necessary permissions. In addition there is a range of more modern farm buildings which could be used for a variety of uses.
About 256 acres of arable cultivation
About 39 acres of permanent grass
About 4 acre of mature woodland
3.8 acres of water and tracks
The land is situated to the north and south of Littley Park, the soils are grade 2 and 3 and are of the Hornbeam and Ludford Series being a combination of a deep fine chalky clay loam with some lighter soils to the river valley. Access to the block to the north of Littley Park is direct from the Hartford End / Felsted Road or alternatively from Littley Park Lane. Access to the southern block is from Littley Park Lane as well as from the Hartford End / Felsted road and from the B1008. The land is at Littley park is particularly charming, of a rolling nature and retaining much of the original hedging. The farm is nicely balanced between the different land types to allow for good levels of production with a conservation balance.
Littley Park Farm House sits in a commanding position in rural countryside with fine views across the Chelmer valley. The farmland, which surrounds the farmhouse, protects the view from the main house and retains much of the ancient hedgerows and mature trees which are so characteristic of the traditional British rural landscape.
The farm house is a short walk away from the popular pub and restaurant “The Compasses”, known for its range of craft beers and popular summer beer festival. It is also a short drive two public houses and two restaurants. Further afield the city of Chelmsford provide comprehensive shopping facilities (including a John Lewis) and rail links, whilst Cambridge, the regional centre, has a full range of cultural and other amenities. from the new Galvin Green restaurant at The Green Man in Howe Street and the highly regarded Flitch restaurant at little Dumow that is run by Michelin starred chef Daniel
Clifford. Felsted village, some 2.6 miles away, has a village store, a deli, a variety of shops, two public houses and two restaurants.
Further afield the city of Chelmsford provides comprehensive shopping facilities (including a John Lewis) and rail links, whilst Cambridge, the regional centre, has a full range of cultural and other amenities.
Chelmsford City Council Essex County Council Brain