Barling Road, Great Wakering

Guide price

Bedrooms: 4
Home in Thorpe Bay are privileged to bring to the market Walkers Farm a delightful 17th Century Period property which has been extended multiple times over the Centuries and stands on a proud plot of 0.6 of an acre. The property enjoys over 3000 square feet of living space with potential to extend and add another 2500 square feet subject to planning consents. Guide Price £1.500,000-£1,600,000. No onward chain.

The accommodation comprises: Spacious L-shaped reception hallway, modern guest w.c, luxury fitted kitchen with top specification appliances plus fabulous AGA to remain, utility room, spacious grand double bedroom with access to a superb four piece en suite bathroom/w.c with a host of fine features. There is a wonderful through living/dining/sitting room which is cleverly zoned measuring in total over 49 feet. To the first floor there are three further bedrooms, one of which has an en suite shower room/w.c and two of which have mezzanine spaces. There is also a self contained modern shower room/w.c.

Further features include underfloor heating, top quality foiled Oak double glazed windows, solid oak floors, panels and beams. To many rooms there are huge vaulted ceilings of which one does extend to over 26 feet high. There is ample parking to the front with a quadruple garaging and mature shrub area. To the rear and side of the house there are wildlife friendly lawns and a wild flower meadow siding onto and backing farmland with access to two large brick built outbuildings with security entrance doors.

Walkers Farm is steeped in history and located on the prestigious Barling Road which offers easy access by car to Thorpe Bay, Southend Town Centre and London Southend airport. Good local schools are close to hand including Alleyn Court & Thorpe Hall private schools. Properties of this calibre are rarely available, therefore we strongly suggest an internal viewing as soon as possible.


Shared access gravelled driveway, Opening onto Walkers Farm. Large hard standing area with space to park for at least 10 cars. Access to the quadruple garaging. The remainder is mainly laid to shrubbery with feature pathways and hard standing area ideal for seating. Mature shrubs and trees. Opening onto the side and rear gardens.

Quality solid oak, high security multi-lock composite entrance door leads to:

L-Shaped Reception Hallway

15'5 > (plus storage) x 10'6 (4.70m >( plus storage) x 3.20m)

Smooth feature beam ceilings. Large double glazed window to the front aspect with foiled oak frames and quality locks. Solid oak panelling hiding the controls for the underfloor heating. Adjacent there are five solid oak hand crafted built in cupboards with storage over. Open access onto the Living/Dining area. Solid oak door to:-

Luxury Guest WC

7'3 x 3'1 (2.21m x 0.94m)

Smooth part vaulted ceiling (11'3 high). Stunning tiling to both floor and walls. The luxury white suite comprises a dual flush w.c, sink unit with mixer tap and storage under. Wall mounted Worcester combination boiler. Built in storage cupboard above housing the fuse board. Further cupboards adjacent. Extractor fan.

Dual Aspect Kitchen/Breakfast Room

20'3 x 12'9 (6.17m x 3.89m)

Smooth beamed ceiling (11'6 high) with stunning solid pine open Roof trusses. Solid double glazed foiled oak windows to both side elevations one of which overlooks the front garden the other overlooking the garden onto neighbouring farmland. Solid oak door with panelled window to the side leading onto and overlooking the garden. Quality tiling to floor with underfloor heating. The kitchen comprises an extensive range of hand crafted solid base and wall level storage units which are complimented with quality Cashmere White marble work tops. Inset sink unit with feature mixer taps overlooking the garden onto farmland. Feature integrated Neff induction hob, adjacent a Smeg pop up extractor fan. Built in hide and slide Neff oven. Stunning Aga to remain. Space for fridge and freezer in separate recesses. Spice units. Large larder style cupboard. Open access onto:-

Utility Room

11'1 x 6'8 (3.38m x 2.03m)

Smooth ceiling with inset downlighters. Large loft hatch providing ample storage above. Hand crafted solid wood base and wall level storage units complimented with feature marble work tops. Butler style sink with feature mixer tap. Built in utility style cupboard with double doors with space for a washing machine and tumble dryer. Marble flooring with under floor heating. Foiled oak double glazed window to the rear aspect overlooking the garden and onto farmland. Glazed door leads to:-

Triple Aspect Bedroom

21'1 x 17'3 (6.43m x 5.26m)

Smooth beamed ceiling. Double glazed foiled oak windows to three aspects front, side and rear all with lovely views. Tiled flooring with underfloor heating. Multiple power points. Quality wood built wardrobes with double doors and drawers under. To the opposite flank you have further built wardrobes with double doors and drawers under; this houses a further fuse box, gas and electric meters. Ample space for further wardrobe and chest of drawer units. Glazed solid wood door to:-

Luxury Four Piece Bathroom/WC

11'2 x 10'7 (3.40m x 3.23m)

Smooth ceiling with multiple inset downlighters and extractor fan. Obscure double glazed foiled oak window to the rear aspect. Stunning Carrara marble to the floor and walls. This stunning four piece suite comprises a sink unit with feature mixer tap and an enamel roll edge surface and cupboards underneath with double doors, gorgeous free standing rain water bath with claw feet and quality mixer taps and waterfall style shower with jets, feature w.c and large walk-in tiled shower/wet room area with quality wall mounted shower and mixer taps.

Triple Aspect Living/Dining Room

31'4 x 15'10 (9.55m x 4.83m)

Smooth beamed ceiling. Double glazed foiled oak windows to both side aspect. Double glazed solid oak French doors lead onto the front garden. Quality tiled floor with underfloor heating. TV and telephone points. Open access onto the hallway. Feature solid oak stairs leading to the first floor. Open access onto:

Sitting Room

18'8> x 16'4 (5.69m x 4.98m)

Feature smooth very high vaulted ceiling (measuring 26'3 high). Double glazed foiled oak French doors with side panelled windows leading onto and overlooking the garden. Tiled flooring with underfloor heating. Stunning grand open exposed brick fireplace.

Agents note:- the total length from Living/Dining Room to Sitting Room measures 49'3

Galleried L-Shaped First Floor Landing

Grand beamed smooth ceiling (17'5 high). Double glazed foiled oak window to the rear aspect. Solid oak floors and balustrade overlooking the Sitting Room. Built in cupboards with double doors housing the heating controls and pump. Further cupboards above with double doors with full fibre connection to the inside of the house. Doors to:-

Dual Aspect Bedroom

16'2 x 10'1 (4.93m x 3.07m)

Smooth ceiling (16'4 high into the mezzanine). Double glazed foiled oak wood windows to both front and side aspects. Solid oak wood flooring. Ample space for wardrobes and chest of drawer units. Underfloor heating. Array of chrome power points. Pull down ladder provides access to the Mezzanine. Solid oak glazed door to:-

Shower Room/WC

8'11 x 5'8 (2.72m x 1.73m)

Smooth solid oak beam ceiling. Obscure double glazed window. Solid oak floors. A contemporary white suite comprises a large walk-in tiled shower enclosure with feature wall mounted shower and mixer taps, w.c and sink unit. Extractor fan.


18'3 x 7'4 (into recess) (5.56m x 2.24m ( into recess))

Solid oak floors. Balustrade overlooking the bedroom. Full width built in custom made solid wood doors to recess area ideal for storage. (This area has solid wood flooring). Multiple power points.


12'3 x 11'3 (3.73m x 3.43m)

Smooth feature beamed ceiling (17'5 high). Foiled oak double glazed window to the side aspect overlooking the side garden and extensive fields. Solid oak wood flooring. Telephone point. Students Residence feature staircase leads to the Mezzanine floor. Multiple power points. Recess perfect for wardrobe with a recess storage area above.

Mezzanine Area

9'0 x 5'3 (2.74m x 1.60m)

Solid oak wood flooring. Power points. Perfect for sleeping area or office use.


10'7 x 10'2 (3.23m x 3.10m)

Smooth feature beamed ceiling (13'3 in height). Double glazed foiled feature oak windows overlook the frontage/parking area. Solid oak flooring. Multiple power points. Telephone point.

Shower Room/WC

5'8 x 5'1 (1.73m x 1.55m)

Smooth feature solid oak beam ceiling. Obscure double glazed window to the front aspect. Solid oak wood flooring. A contemporary white suite comprises a dual flush w.c, feature sink unit with mixer tap and two large pull out drawers under, walk-in shower enclosure with wall mounted shower. Shaver point and light. Wall mounted mirror with storage behind. Feature chrome heated towel rail. Tiling to walls.


The extensive gardens wrap around the property which is majority laid to lawn. External access to Outbuildings one and two. Stunning brick walls to two elevations with meter deep foundations. The Estate fencing to the rear and side aspects is a handmade in solid galvanised steel. A large working waterfall into a large four section pond. There is a large gate providing vehicular access if required. This actual area you could extend on upto 2,500 sq ft subject to planning. Hard standing full width patio area. Hose from the front garaging which extends to the side. A further rear wall mounted hose to the rear to remain.

Brick Built Outbuilding One

22'8 x 11'9 (6.91m x 3.58m)

Beautiful brick built outbuilding. Solid, multi-lock, high security door with side panelled double glazed window. Power and light connected. Eaves storage above.

Brick Built Outbuilding Two

23'3 x 12'0 (7.09m x 3.66m)

Quality brick built outbuilding. Storage above the four garages. Solid, multi-lock, high security door with side panelled double glazed window. Steel downpipes, guttering and roof. Double glazed residence 9 solid oak window to the side aspect. Tiled flooring. Power and light connected. Vast amounts of eaves storage.



19'10 x 19'6 (6.05m x 5.94m)

Opening door. Vast amounts of eaves storage space. Security cupboard with keypad. Solid oak beams and timber. Power and light connected. Solid 9 brick walls.


19'10 x 19'4 (6.05m x 5.89m)

Power and light connected. Two cold water taps. Solid 9 brick walls. Timber rafts over.

Agents Note

The house has under floor heating throughout and a high-pressure water system with a hot water return system (instant hot water at every tap).

The outside of the house is maintenance free: rock panel mineral boards (class 1 rot and fire resistant, permanent finish & heat retaining).

All guttering and down pipes are stainless steel maintenance free,

Residence 9 triple glazed window system (approved for use in conservation areas & meet Passivhouse standards). A+ Energy efficiency rating

All window revels and skirting are in wide solid oak.

Walkers Farm Facts & History

Walkers Farm was a listed building up until 2013 and was originally run as a dairy farm until 1940. The site is in excess of 0.6 of an acre and sits 17 meters above sea level with far reaching views over the crouch valley to Rettenden. At high tides boats and sailing ships can be seen on the wate. Until the late 1960s it became an arable farm until becoming redundant. It was to be redeveloped in 1985 but suffered a damaging fire so was purchased by the current owner in 1996 and rebuilt under the direction of the renowned architect Peter Richards who worked for Essex County Council as their Heritage expert. The house was rebuilt to incorporate modern living but utilising many of the original timbers, bricks and stone salvaged from the original site.

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