A six-bedroom mansion that has its own private pub, tennis court and swimming pool has been put on the market for £2.2million. The Arts & Crafts
A six-bedroom mansion that has its own private pub, tennis court and swimming pool has been put on the market for £2.2million.
The Arts & Crafts estate in the hamlet of Nounsley, Essex, is a 15 minute drive from Chelmsford and around an hour and a half from central London by public transport.
Built in the 1920s, it may sit on the site of an older house as evidenced by a 300 year old Judas tree in the garden. The plant, from Southern Europe and Asia, may have been purposefully placed in the six-acre garden.
The Arts & Crafts estate in the hamlet of Nounsley, Essex, has six bedrooms, three bathrooms, a swimming pool, tennis court, stables and almost six acres of land. (Pictured) The front of the house with the main front door in the middle
The house also boasts its own English-style country pub, filled with wine, pint and cocktail glasses as well as several different beverages. A snooker table is also in the bar area for a tournament between visitors
The private pub’s snooker table means the room is ready for a competition between visitors as they enjoy the ‘free’ bar
Visitors enter into the finely decorated reception hall/living room area before getting a chance to see the rest of the house
Visitors walk through the front door into the reception hall/living room, before stepping into the kitchen/breakfast room, dining room and drawing room.
The private pub, not to be missed for pint lovers, is in an outbuilding next to the main house.
There is a wooden bar with copious amounts of wine, beer and cocktail glasses alongside several different types of alcohol. Red-cushioned stools are positioned around the bar for ‘customers’.
A snooker table is also in the private pub, meaning visitors can knock back the pints while competing in a tournament at the same time.
Outside, it also boasts an orchard, lawns, paddock and two large greenhouses in its six acres of land.
Estate Agents Strutt & Parker believe the house is great for families.
Estate Agents Strutt & Parker, who are selling the house, believe the property is great for families because of its space
(Pictured) The large kitchen complete with an AGA cooking stove, space to seat six people and a large worksurface space
One of the house’s three bathrooms, decorated in blue and pictured here, has a bath which also has a shower nozzle on top
The dining room has space to seat at least 10 people, an ornamental fire place, and white-washed walls adorned with deer antlers in one place. It also has orange curtains with matching orange lamp shades
A floor plan reveals the layout of the property and its outbuildings, including the stables. A large courtyard in the centre of the property is clearly visible on the ground floor plan as are several outbuildings including the stables
Mark Davies, from the property sellers, said: ‘The current owners bought the house in 1986 and they put in the garages and built the games room for their teenage children.
‘But the kids are all grown up now and it’s a big house.
‘It was built in the 1920s, so it’s a proper arts and crafts home. I think there was a much older house there before, there’s a Judas tree in the gardens that is thought to be 300 years old so we think the previous house would have dated to the same time.
‘I would expect the buyers to be a family looking to move up to a home with more space, that lifestyle change.
The six bedrooms in the property make it ideal for an older family, along with the swimming pool, tennis court and private pub
The house, which comes with six acres of land, also has its own all weather private tennis court (pictured)
Alongside this it also has a swimming pool for use on sunnier days when it would be nice to cool off with a quick dip
The house is set away from the road in the hamlet of Nounsley, Essex, giving residents privacy from the outside world
A Judas tree at the property reveals it may be built on an earlier house, as this grand mansion was only built in the 1920s
Garages also come with the house to protect cars from the outdoor elements when they are not in use
‘The building with the games room and bar is about 100 yards from the main house by the eastern boundary. It’s got a little kitchen area and another room that could be anything really. It’s very versatile.
‘It would be great for entertaining or hosting parties and if you’ve got teenage children it’s ideal.
‘The bar looks as good as any pub. It would be great as a typical sort of boy’s toy feature, you could get friends round to watch the rugby or football.
‘It also has a lot of stables and outbuildings and there’s additional land to purchase at the back which could be used for a glamping site, it means it appeals to a wide group of people.’