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Property DetailsA character country home which has been substantially improved and extended during the later years, set in a secluded location with grounds of approximately 4.6 acres.Aptonfields is an attractive Grade II listed period property, believed to date from the fifteenth century, which has been substantially improved and extended during the later years. Retaining a wealth of original features, the beautiful accommodation blends modern family living with the essential character and history of this charming family home.The accommodation is arranged over two floors and starts with an entrance porch leading directly to a hallway where the stairs rise to the first floor. The hallway extends into a sitting area and has two doors leading to the two lobbies. The main sitting room faces to the south, features a large open inglenook fireplace, windows to two aspects and a single door giving access to the garden. From here a door leads directly to a Nicholas Anthony designed kitchen/breakfast room fitted with an electric Aga, a superb range of wall and base units, built in cupboards and doors to a small porch on the north side, double French doors to the south-facing patio and a further door to the impressive, spacious dining room. Within the dining room are additional French doors opening onto a second patio, a bay window to the south and stairs leading up to bedroom five. Returning to the entrance hall a door to the north leads to a further lobby which provides access to a ground floor family bathroom, a bright, sunny and spacious study/second sitting room with double French doors to the south and to bedroom four.On the first floor the master bedroom is a bright and spacious room having windows to dual aspects, and a recessed storage area adjacent to the chimney stack. Bedroom two is of an equally good size and incorporates the airing cupboard. Of particular note is a section of the wall which has been exposed to reveal the original lath and plaster construction. Bedroom three has a window to the south aspect and on the opposite side of the landing is the fully tiled family bathroom.Aptonfields lies at the end of a private driveway in an exceptionally secluded part of the village. Gravel drives lead round to both the north and south facing aspects of the house. The formal gardens lie principally to the south of the property with a long wall delineating the boundary with the next door neighbours. The gardens comprise a number of lovely well-stocked borders containing a wealth of interesting plants and shrubs between and beside two large areas of lawn. Beyond these is an impressive array of mature trees.Within these grounds to the southern boundary is a stable block and a rendered garden shed. Adjacent to the lawns is the smaller of the two paddocks which has post and rail fencing separating it from the formal part of the gardens. To the north of the house are a small island flower bed, a narrow area of lawn and a number of large interesting trees bordering the larger of the two paddocks. This extends to the northern boundary of the property where there is a separate gate with access from the main road.Also within the grounds on this side of the property is a thatched potting shed, greenhouse, raised beds and a substantial wellstocked fruit cage.
Additional Property InformationThis single family listing located at Onslow Green, Barnston, Dunmow boasts five bedrooms. The property is presently availible for $1,529,538.
This property is presented by Mark Davies of Strutt & Parker headquartered in England.