History & Background
The Grade II listed property is recorded to date back in part from the 15th century with 16th, 17th and 19th Century additions, formerly The Horseshoes public House and situated on the periphery of the village within a conservation area and immediately adjacent to the historic Cressing Village Church of All saints.
Over recent years the property has been sympathetically refurbished to a characterful four/five bedroom house with two staircases to four first floor bedrooms and three/four separate reception rooms where the ground floor wing could accommodate annexe/guest accommodation (for the fifth bedroom). The house lends itself to good a good versatility of living arrangements, complemented further by a generous country kitchen/breakfast room to the rear elevation overlooking attractive gardens with the equestrian facilities and acreage beyond.
The adjoining equestrian facilities offer an all-weather floodlit arena, 5 stables, hardstand ready for a horse walker and 7 adjoining paddocks. Some of the acreage is believed to be of special historic and architectural interest relating to the Saxon times.
The property offers vacant possession with the benefit of being End of Chain. Viewing is strictly by appointment only.
Setting & Location
The property is situated on Church Road, next to Cressing All Saints Church, with its adjoining acreage extending to just over 4 acres which incorporates a brook running through (a tributary of the River Brain) with farmland beyond.
The grounds provide excellent acreage for equestrian uses with vehicular access down to the rear stable yard, where there are two wooden block consisting in all 5 loose boxes plus a feed/storage room. Adjoining the yard is a large (irregular shaped) floodlit all weather arena and beyond are 4 paddocks with a wide bridge across the brook to the remaining three paddocks.
Cressing is a charming and historic rural Essex faming village centred round its one public house (The Willows) and to the south (outside the village) is the ancient monument of Cressing Temple and Cressing Temple Barns. Cressing Station, located on the other side of the B1018 is just 1.4 miles from the property.
Cressing is very well placed within the County for access to major road links, being also just 4 miles from Witham mainline station/A12 access, 3 miles from Braintree Freeport/A120 and 18 miles from Stansted International Airport/M11.