Hook End, Brentwood – Keith Ashton Signature Home

£2,200,000 Guide Price
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: Sold STC
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 4
** ONLINE VIEWING AVAILABLE - ON REQUEST ** Previously the home of the CEO of Ford EUROPE and set well-back from the road being completely private, is this magnificent six bedroom detached house standing in greenbelt grounds of approx. 6.5 acres of land (subject to land survey). Accessed via wrought iron gates which lead into a large sweeping in and out driveway, the property has been designed in such a way that it sits well back and out of view from the road. All of the principle bedrooms enjoy wonderful views of the rear garden, as do the main receptions and kitchen/breakfast room. Properties of this type rarely become available and this is the first time the property has come to the market since the current Vendors took ownership in 1982. There are numerous outbuildings set within the grounds, some of which have had pre-planning application advice, suggesting that they could be converted to ancillary accommodation. We would suggest that interested parties make their own further enquiries to confirm full planning permission. There is a timber clad barn measuring 56' x 27', which would be ideal for someone wanting to work or store collectable cars. Viewers should note that this building has had pre application advice from the Council, and they have suggested they would look favourably to it being moved and reconstructed as a detached house within the grounds. We feel that this property could provide a number of different uses moving forward. i.e residential care / nursing home, or purely a magnificent family home to enjoy, as has been enjoyed by the current family for the last 37 years.

As you enter the gates of Blackmore House and appreciate the wonderful park-like gardens you are faced with, the driveway bears round to the right and again to the left before you are able to set sight on the main house. There is a large area to the front of the house where you can park a number of vehicles. Patio doors to the front of the property give access to the entrance porch which in turn gives access to an impressive entrance hallway via a solid oak door. The entrance hall is very spacious and is dominated by a beautifully crafted wooden staircase with wrought iron work and wooden hand rails leading to the first floor which also has marble cladding to one wall. The principle reception has double doors from the hallway giving magnificent views over the rear garden and features a brick-built open fireplace. There are wide, deep windows in this room which take full advantage of the views. Further doors lead through to a spacious dining room which also has wonderful views of the gardens, this in turn leads through to a kitchen/breakfast room which has been fitted out in oak units with built-in appliances. To one side of the kitchen there is a utility room with units matching those of the kitchen. A door from the utility offers access onto a sheltered courtyard. Also to the ground floor there is an impressive study which has oak beam work to 3/4 height and built-in cupboards. There are also two ground floor cloakrooms and a further reception room which is located adjacent to the kitchen. Leading off from the entrance hall you can access the cellar which has steps leading down. The cellar is a full height room and has light connected.

Once you have climbed the impressive stairway to the first floor, you open out onto a spacious landing which has access to the loft area. At one end sits the master bedroom with French doors opening out onto a side balcony and views across the gardens. There are three further double bedrooms which have access to a sun terrace, also overlooking the garden. There is a further double bedroom with double aspect window. The sixth bedroom has a front facing aspect. There are two family bathrooms, both with coloured suites, which have baths and separate shower units. There is also a separate WC and a large walk-in linen cupboard.

Attached to the side of the property is a covered walkway which houses the boiler room with gas boiler, and gives access to the triple width garage block and workshop. Within the beautiful park-like grounds there is a tennis court, however this is in need of some maintenance, a stable block and open cart lodge adjacent, and a further brick-built outbuilding. The stable block and open cart lodge have had pre-planning application advice from the Council, and they have indicated that they would look favourably at converting to ancillary accommodation. There is a further brick building which was once an air raid shelter and timber framed sheds adjacent. A large timber clad barn, 56' x 27' which has three sets of doors for access, has also had pre-planning advice from the Council, and they have indicated that they would look favourably for it to be converted into a detached house and moved within the grounds. The gardens feature a number of specimen trees including an abundance of fruit trees.

Sliding patio door leading into :

Entrance Porch
Further solid wooden door leading into :

Spacious Entrance Hall
Stairs leading to first floor, with marble panelling to staircase. Large walk-in coat cupboard and further storage cupboard. Door to inner lobby, lounge and further reception.

2 x Ground Floor Cloakrooms
Both fitted with white suites. One of which is accessed from inner lobby

Inner Lobby
With door and steps down leading to cellar.

Lounge (7.87m x 5.18m)
French doors leading onto the garden and feature open fireplace. Double doors through to :

Dining Room (5.18m x 4.09m)
Full height picture window overlooking the garden. Door to kitchen.

Family Room (4.17m x 3.56m)
Window to front aspect. Door to dining room and further door leading to :

Utility Room
Cupboards matching those of the kitchen. Door to covered courtyard.

Kitchen / Breakfast Room (6.68m 3.91m)
Fitted in a range of medium oak panelled wall and base units with integrated appliances to include : electric hob and double oven. Large walk-in larder cupboard.

Study (4.29m x 4.29m)
Lined to 3/4 height oak panelling. Built-in oak cupboards. Door to garden.

Cellar (4.14m x 4.09m)
Full height ceiling with light connected.

Spacious First Floor Landing
Access to loft area. Walk-in linen cupboard. Further storage cupboard.

Separate WC
Fitted with a white WC.

Bedroom One (6.73m x 4.01m)
French doors leading to a side balcony. Built-in wardrobes. Wash hand basin.

Family Bathroom (3.33m x 2.41m)
Fitted in a four piece coloured suite, including shower and bath.

Bedroom Two (5.41m x 4.09m)
Built-in wardrobes. Views overlooking the garden to both the rear and side aspects.

Bedroom Three (4.34m x 4.22m)
Built-in wardrobes. Vanity wash hand basin. Door to sun terrace.

Bedroom Four (4.22m x 3.96m)
Built-in wardrobes. Door to sun terrace.

Bedroom Five (4.22m x 3.91m)
Built-in wardrobes. Door to sun terrace.

Bedroom Six (4.29m x 2.41m)
Window to front aspect.

Second Family Bathroom (3.18m x 2.41m)
Fitted in a coloured suite, including shower cubicle and bath.

Covered sideway
Giving access to a :

Boiler Room (2.03m x 1.98m)
Housing gas boiler, supplying domestic hot water and radiators.

Double Width Garage (7.67m x 5.97m)
Which has wooden doors giving access to. Power and light connected.

Further Single Garage
With storage adjacent.

Located adjacent to the garage. Power and light connected.

Exterior / Grounds
The beautiful grounds are park-like with beautiful mature trees, shrubs and an abundance of fruit trees. Approx 6.5 acres There is vehicle access onto the grounds which also allow access to a :

Triple width Open Fronted Carport
With large storage rooms adjacent (13'5 x 10'4 and 17'4 x 11'11) Total square footage of 862 sq.ft. Greenhouse to rear. Both outbuildings have had a pre-planning application shown to the Council and they have indicated that they would look favourably at allowing conversion to separate dwellings.

Stable Block With 3 x Stables (5.82m x 4.57m)
Outside Storage area. Further greenhouse to the rear.Both outbuildings have had a pre-planning application shown to the Council and they have indicated that they would look favourably at allowing conversion to separate dwellings.

Full Size Tennis Court
In need of some maintenance.

Timber Clad Barn (17.07m x 8.23m)
with three sets of doors allowing access. A pre app has suggested this could be relocated and converted to a detached bungalow.

air raid shelter (3.05m x 2.44m)
brick built Storage sheds adjacent.

Front Garden
Accessed via twin manual wrought iron gates which open into a long driveway leading to the front of the property. The front garden also has an abundance of mature trees and shrubs and the property is well screened and cannot be seen from the main road.

Tack Room (2.97m x 2.97m)

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  • SUN TERRACE TO BEDS 3, 4 & 5
  • 6.5 ACRE PLOT (STLS)