A HOUSE worth more than £1million is up for sale in Essex.

The six-and-a-half acre, Grade II listed property Pickstones Farm has gone up for sale with a price tag of £1.65million.

It is positioned on Greenstead Green Road, on the edge of Stisted parish, surrounded by countryside with far-reaching valley views.

Braintree and Witham Times: Acres of Space - there is plenty of green space surrounding the house for countryside walks

Formerly a pair of traditional cottages dating back to the 1500s, the buildings were extended in the 17th century and converted to one single building in the 20th century.

The main farmhouse has a timber frame with plastered elevations, along with a red-tiled roof.

It has four bedrooms with an additional two-bedroom cottage adjacent to the main house.

Braintree and Witham Times: Feeling Tired - there are four bedrooms inside the main house, all very spacious for the occupants

There is a central drive with parking facilities to both the principal house and cottage, and the drive continues past the Essex barn to an additional yard.

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Outside the house, the gardens include a raised ornamental fishpond and a swimming pool just behind the property.

Braintree and Witham Times: Pond Life - the raised ornamental fishpond is one of the first to greet you as you step outside

Braintree and Witham Times: Take a Dip - residents can relax in the pool which is just behind the main house

There is a vast array of trees and plants, providing all-year-round horticultural colour.

There are two large areas of land to both the north and south of the property.

The southern paddock has a footpath leading to miles of countryside for scenic walks, whilst the northern paddock extends to just over two acres, with gated access from the road.

There is also an additional detached barn, which can be converted for a variety of different uses.

Braintree and Witham Times: Ready for Conversion - the barn is a great empty space that can be transformed into a variety of things

Property agent Karl Manning, from Savills Essex, said: “Formerly a pair of traditional cottages dating back to the 1500s, Pickstones Farm is now a delightful four bedroom listed house with a comfortable two bedroom cottage and a substantial Essex barn located in a lovely stretch of countryside.

“The property retains a wealth of period features and is surrounded by thoughtfully designed gardens and grounds offering a tremendous amount of flexibility to suit a range of lifestyles.

“The cottage would be ideal for incorporating extended family or as a separate income stream, while the unconverted barn is a potential gem with magnificent views.”




Braintree and Witham Times: Step Outside - the gardens are a luxury, with a raised pond one of the main vocal points

Braintree and Witham Times: Swimming Pool - the pool is a staple of the outside grounds

Braintree and Witham Times: Second House - there is an additional two bedroom cottage adjacent to the main house

Braintree and Witham Times: Extensive Living - there is around 6.5 acres of gardens and grounds

Braintree and Witham Times: Living Area - the lounge is a cozy, traditional style living space to match the age of the house

Braintree and Witham Times: Let's Eat - the dining room is spacious and luxurious

Braintree and Witham Times: Keep Warm - the main fireplace is set to keep residents toasty during winter

Braintree and Witham Times: Kitchen Quarters - the kitchen has a nice array of colours and appliances to use

Braintree and Witham Times: Rest and Relax - the conservatory has plenty of views to allow residents to feel relaxed and refreshed

Braintree and Witham Times: Bedroom View - there is also a balcony looking out onto the grounds

Braintree and Witham Times: Modern Living - the additional two bedroom cottage is slightly more modernised than the main property

Braintree and Witham Times: Second Cottage - the whole of the additional cottage has a much more modern feel to it


View the full property online HERE.