Mucking Hall Road, Southend-on-Sea

Guide price

Bedrooms: 5
Home Estate Agents are delighted to offer for sale this well-known 15th century country house. Bannister House is set in well-established grounds of nearly two acres with far reaching farmland views in all directions. **GUIDE PRICE £1,250,000 - £1,350,000**

The accommodation comprises:- Dining hall, Secondary Dining Room, Kitchen with beautiful red electric Aga, Utility Room, Inner Hall with Downstairs Cloakroom. There is also a linking door to a separate annexe comprising:- Large Studio Bedroom with own front door and rear door to the garden, separate kitchen and Bathroom. To the first floor there are five bedrooms, the Principal has an en suite bathroom, a study/bedroom and a large hidden bedroom in the oldest part of the house with its own separate staircase. There is also a large family bathroom.

Further features of the property are:- newly installed double-glazed upvc windows, recent outside cladding and many original features. Outside the grounds are versatile and there is a large double garage, a summerhouse and ample parking for several cars.

Mucking Hall Road is a main part of the prestigious village of Barling Magna, with easy access to Thorpe Bay and Rochford stations, Southend Town centre and to Southend Airport. There are good local schools in the immediate area. Properties of such historical interest are rarely on the market and we strongly recommend an internal viewing at the earliest opportunity.


Entrance with covered porch and original panelled door leading to:-

Dining Hall

14'4 x 14' (4.37m x 4.27m)

Imposing reception/dining hall with large original fireplace and large built-in arched early Victorian china cupboard to one side. There are two large double glazed sash windows looking over the East garden and driveway. It has wall lights and two radiators. Arch leading to:-


21'4 x 11'7 (6.50m x 3.53m)

A bright and spacious triple aspect room with new double glazed windows all round and double glazed French windows which lead onto the South facing patio and lawns. The room has many exposed beams, a brick fireplace with coal burning stove and radiator.


12'2 x 11'6 (3.71m x 3.51m)

Lit by recessed downlighters. There are three windows overlooking the west-facing gardens and farmland beyond.

The kitchen comprises a range of shaker style wall and base units with roll edge granite effect worktops. There are tiled splashbacks, ample power points and plumbing for a dishwasher. An open wall of the original 15th century beams separates the kitchen and kitchen/dining room. The magnificent red Aga not only provides a heart to the house but can also be used to provide a gentle heat throughout winter months.

Dining Room

17'0 x 9'11 (5.18m x 3.02m)

An original 15th century room with original beams. There is an open fireplace, large radiator and ample power points. Two new double-glazed windows look onto the front lawn and gravel drive.

A hidden staircase leads to the 15th century bedroom above.

Utility Room

7'9 x 5'8 (2.36m x 1.73m)

Rolled edge work surface with plumbing for a washing machine. Space for a tumble-dryer and a fridge or freezer. A window looks over the South lawns and there is a stable door to the West incorporating a dog-flap.

Inner Hall

The hall has a built-in cupboard and a radiator. The turning staircase leading to the first floor and a door to:-

Ground floor cloakroom

Comprising a low-flush wc and pedestal wash basin. There is a West-facing window.

First floor landing

An interesting landing with a tall window looking over the West lawns and Walled Garden and a door leading to:-

Bedroom One

11'7 x 11'4 (3.53m x 3.45m)

Up a small separate turning staircase into the bedroom. This has built-in wooden wardrobes and extends to 16'5 into the ensuite. The extra large double opening, double glazed windows look over the South lawn and the farmland beyond. There is a hatch into the loft space.

En suite Shower Room/w.c

Fully tiled shower cubicle, a low flush wc and a pedestal wash basin and large storage cupboard.

Bedroom Two

14'10 x 14'7 (4.52m x 4.45m)

This is a large early Victorian room with several built-in cupboards and wardrobes (one with a secret hatch leading into the loft for use by smugglers in the early days). It has exposed wood floorboards. The two, large double-glazed windows overlook the front (East facing) gardens and farmland towards Barling Church. There is a large radiator.

Inner Landing with hatch into a large roof space and also to a box room with a Velux window and sink, the landing leads to:-

Bedroom Three

9'9 x 9'7 (2.97m x 2.92m)

A beautiful, light room with double aspect windows with views to the South and West. It has a large built-in cupboard and a radiator.

Bedroom Four

16'8 x 9'9 (5.08m x 2.97m)

This 15th century room has original exposed beams and windows to the North, overlooking the property's paddock. There is a separate staircase that enters through a door to the dining room below. It has a large radiator.

Bedroom Five/Study

11'5 x 7'6 (3.48m x 2.29m)

This has a window looking West over farmland towards Southend. There are large built-in cupboards and a radiator.

Family Bathroom

14'3 x 9'5 (4.34m x 2.87m)

Spacious bathroom with a luxury jacuzzi bath, a low flush wc, a pedestal wash basin and a large, walk-in shower. There are recessed ceiling lights and mood lighting. It has a large Velux window which overlooks the West garden and farmland. There are large built-in storage cupboards.


Boiler Room

Accessed from the outside through an ancient door on the West wall, it contains a modern oil-fired condensing boiler for heating and hot water. There is also a large pressurised hot water tank.


The house is situated in the middle of the large plot with lawns to the North, South, East and West. There are many well-established trees, fruit trees and shrubs and great possibilities for other horticultural ventures. The views are of farmland. The patio extends in various directions, allowing tranquil places to sit and enjoy the views, whatever the position of the sun. There is a summerhouse in the paddock and a walled garden which has a brick floor and is used as a bbq area with huge views and shelter from any wind.

Double Garage

Sympathetically built to the side of the property. Power and light connected.


17'7 x 11'11 (5.36m x 3.63m)

Lovely bed/sitting room with a double glazed bay window looking over the West lawn and spectacular views to the distant West with equally spectacular sunsets. There is a linking door to the main property.

Annex Kitchen

8'7 x 7'9 (2.62m x 2.36m)

The kitchen comprises Shaker style wall and base units, a four ring induction hob with oven and tiled splashbacks. There is a sink underneath the double-glazed window overlooking the West garden. There are ample power points and space for a fridge/freezer and plumbing for a washing machine. A stable door leads onto a small private patio and the lawns beyond.

Annex Bathroom

7'1 x 5'7 (2.16m x 1.70m)

The suite comprises a bath with tiled surround and overhead shower. A pedestal sink and low flush wc. There is a wall mounted heated towel rail and extractor fan.

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