Pilgrims Hatch, Brentwood, Essex

2-bed Flat £435,000

Property description

Dating back to 1726 Gilstead Hall has a rich history and stands in the wonderful South Weald countryside, offering easy access to Brentwood and beyond. The Hall was converted into six luxury apartments in the late ‘80s and is one of just 19 period properties in about six acres of well-tended grounds.

With stunning, far-reaching views of the beautiful gardens and countryside from every window, and refurbished by the current owner, this spacious apartment is not one to be missed. It has great transport links, with the M25, A12 and railway stations all only a short drive away.


The light-filled, spacious reception room with feature fireplace and sash windows that overlook the main lawn is a real show stopper for entertaining, or simply relax and enjoy the tranquillity that is on offer.


A quality, modern kitchen with more stunning views leads off the reception. It is well designed with granite worktops and a range of fitted appliances including dishwasher, washer-drier, ceramic hob, fan oven, microwave and fridge-freezer.

Master bedroom

The large dual aspect master bedroom is en-suite and offers generous fitted wardrobes and shoe storage. There are beautiful tree views to the front and a view of the main lawn to the rear. It gets both the morning and evening sun.

En-suite – large walk-in shower, limestone floor, part-tiled, heated towel rail/radiator, basin and wc. Views to front.

Family Bathroom

4 piece bathroom suite comprising bath, separate shower, basin and wc. Heated towel rail/radiator. Tiled floor and part-tiled walls.

Guest bedroom

The guest bedroom is a good-sized double with further fitted cupboards. Another light filled room, looking out to the courtyard mews cottages, with views over the golf course and South Weald countryside beyond. The immersion heater/airing cupboard is in this room.

What Else:

There is gas central heating, plus good broadband and wifi connectivity (essential for working from home).

Gilstead Hall is approached by a private, sweeping driveway and is set within beautifully maintained grounds. Residents have individual carports and further parking, plus guest parking, is also available. Flat 7 Gilstead Hall is a leasehold property with share of freehold. Pets are allowed so long as they do not cause a disturbance to other residents.

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What attracted the owner to this home:

“I fell in love with Gilstead the moment I turned into the tree-lined driveway. The gardens are beautiful, and there’s so much space for socialising or sitting out and enjoying the grounds in warmer weather. I never tire of seeing the deer on the main lawn, or the coots that have made their home in the pond at the side of the Hall.

I love living in a building that holds so much history. Flat 7 has been an exceptionally happy home, it’s light-filled and spacious, with well-proportioned, characterful rooms. Visitors are always amazed by the incredible views from the sitting room and main bedroom. Living here feels very special and privileged, and supremely comfortable. Gilstead has been a blessing during lockdown; the apartment is well-suited to working from home, and all the residents have enjoyed the benefit of the wonderful grounds. I love having the golf course literally next door, and the easy access to London and the M25. I’m going to really miss living here. I wish that I could pick Gilstead up and move it closer to my family, it’s a unique and extremely special place.”


Gilstead Hall is located off Coxtie Green Road in the midst of the South Weald countryside. It is 0.4 mile to Brentwood Golf Club and the 500 acre Weald Country Park is just a short 1.5 mile drive. There are great transport links to London and beyond. Brentwood Station is 4 miles; Shenfield, with its fast train service into Liverpool Street, is 5.1 miles and Upminster is 6.9 miles. Access to both the M25 and A12 is within a 3.3 mile drive, and Brentwood High Street is within 3.7

Entrance hall

Entrance door, radiator, security entry phone system, archway to;

Lounge/dining room

20' 1" x 18' 4" (6.12m x 5.59m) Three sash windows to rear, two radiators, feature gas fireplace, opening to;


11' 3" x 8' 0" (3.43m x 2.44m) Sink unit with mixer taps, fitted with a range of wall mounted and floor standing units with granite worktops and built in oven, hob and hood, integrated fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher and microwave, sash windows to rear and side.

Bedroom 1

19' 7" x 12' 11" to wardrobes (5.97m x 3.94m) Sash window to rear and two sash windows to front two radiators, built in wardrobes and shoe cupboards, door to;


White suite comprising oversized shower cubicle, low level w.c, wash hand basin, towel rail, sash window to front.

Bedroom 2

11' 9" x 9' 2" to wardrobes (3.58m x 2.79m) Sash window to side, radiator, built in wardrobes. Cupboard housing immersion heater.


White suite comprising panelled bath, separate shower cubicle, low level w.c wash hand basin.


The front of the property is approached by a private driveway leading down to Gilstead Hall. The hall is set within beautifully landscaped gardens measuring c6 acres. Visitors parking is available as well as having it's on private carport.

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  • Superb apartment with stunning views
  • Penthouse apartment is one of six in Grade II listed Georgian Hall
  • Sweeping, tree-lined driveway and beautiful grounds of c. 6 acres
  • Spacious 20’1” x 18’4” lounge/dining room
  • Double aspect 19’7” x 14’5” (into alcove) master bedroom with En Suite
  • Light, well-equipped fitted kitchen
  • Family bathroom with 4 piece white suite
  • Carport and visitor parking
  • Leasehold with share of freehold
  • Loft area for storage


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St.Thomas Gate
CM14 4DB
01277 218 821

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