Believed to date back to the early 1500's is this detached cottage-style property with a LARGE ANNEX incorporating a leisure complex with a Jacuzzi and a 21ft library. The property sits on a plot measuring approx. 2.5 acres and has an outdoor heated SWIMMING POOL.
Situated in the beautiful Essex countryside on a plot measuring approx. 2.5 acres is this impressive detached cottage style residence with a substantial detached annexe incorporating a study, an impressive library with solid wood panelled book shelves and a leisure complex with a Jacuzzi. Inside the main residence you will find many original features including exposed beams throughout, useful storage nooks and crannies, an impressive entrance lobby featuring solid marble to name a few. The property itself is arranged over two floors, the entrance hall leads to the dining area with an archway into the formal living area with a snug to side leading to the conservatory. The farmhouse kitchen has solid wood units and a space for a 4-oven AGA and a breakfast room with circular domed skylight windows above. Upstairs you will find a 21ft master bedroom with a separate dressing room, bedroom two boasting an ensuite bathroom, two further bedrooms and a white suite shower room. Outside, the property is set within well tendered landscaped gardens with mature trees and a further woodland area with walkway. There's is also an outdoor heated swimming pool, open fronted thatched barn, timbered storage barns and a heated triple garage. Sweeping around the front of the cottage is a cobble driveway linking the house and the annexe.
What the owner says
When we bought Frieze Cottage we were living in South Weald, which was still in the area we liked due to the open countryside. It was a beautiful cottage and just right for our needs.
We altered quite a bit, built the breakfast room with the lovely roundel ceiling lights, fitted out the kitchen with the oak cupboards and had the Aga put in.
We then put all the frieze around the lounge and fitted the cupboards all in oak.
We built the back porch and upstairs bedroom and bathroom.
All the marble in the entrance porch is from Chelmsford Cathedral that John bought me when the council guttered it. Also the small gate in there is a part of the altar
We built the study and library which was then a stable with groom's accommodation above.
The swimming pool was already there but we made it smaller to cater for the sun lounge and shower room.
I think you will find on the deeds that this property dates back to about 1512. It was an Agricultural Cottage for Frieze Hall Farm.
Location and directions
The property is situated down Frieze Hall Lane which is just off of Coxtie Green Road. The popular restaurant 'Alec's which serves contemporary dishes, predominantly fish, and is served in spacious rooms of a former pub, which is located just 2.3 miles away. Brentwood Golf Club is situated within 1 mile of the cottage and Weald Country Park is 1.6 miles away. Brentwood train station is located within 3.9 miles and gives links to London Liverpool Street and the M25 & A12 is 3.1 miles away. Just a short drive away you will find Brentwood Town centre with it's array of local shops, public houses and restaurants include Sainsburys.
From Brentwood High Street turn right into Weald Road, following this road down past Weald Country Park turn right into Coxtie Green Road. A short distance down turn right into Frieze Hall Lane. Frieze Cottage is located on your right hand side.
Entrance door, six double glazed windows to sides with solid marble window seals, opening to;
Drawing room 7.14m (23'5') x 6.25m (20'6')
Three double glazed windows to front, electric heater, timbered fireplace with wood burning stove, exposed timbers, archway to;
Living room 8.15m (26'9') x 4.01m (13'2')
Double glazed windows and doors to front and rear, further double glazed window to side, cast iron log burner, opening to;
Snug 3.12m (10'3') x 3.10m (10'2')
Double glazed window to rear, double glazed doors leading to the conservatory, electric heater.
Conservatory 4.52m (14'10') x 3.00m (9'10')
Of brick and uPVC construction with double glazed windows and doors to sides.
Sink unit with mixer taps, fitted with a range of solid wood units with spaces for 4-oven AGA, integrated fridge and dishwasher, Quarry flooring, double glazed windows to front and side, opening to;
Breakfast room 5.00m (16'5') x 3.68m (12'1')
Five double glazed windows to rear and sides, door to front, two circular domed skylight windows above, Quarry flooring.
White suite comprising high level w.c, wash hand basin, towel rail, double glazed window to front.
Patterned stain glass window to front, door to;
Master Bedroom 6.68m (21'11') x 4.09m (13'5')
Two double glazed windows to front and further double glazed window to rear, two electric heaters, built in wardrobe, door to;
Dressing room 3.99m (13'1') x 2.21m (7'3')
Double glazed windows to side and rear, range of hanging rails and drawers.
Bedroom 2 4.55m (14'11') x 2.95m (9'8')
Two double glazed windows to front, electric heater, feature fireplace, fitted wardrobe, door to;
White suite comprising panelled bath, shower cubicle, low level w.c, wash hand basin, electric heater, double glazed window to side and rear.
Bedroom 3 3.43m (11'3') x 2.49m (8'2')
Double glazed window to side, electric heater, built in wardrobes
Bedroom 4 3.23m (10'7') x 1.96m (6'5')
Double glazed windows to front and side, electric heater.
Shower room 3.05m (10'0') x 2.13m (7'0')
Oversized shower cubicle, low level w.c, wash hand basin with vanity unit below, airing cupboard, loft hatch, double glazed window to side.
Located next to the main residence you will find this SPACIOUS detached annexe which was originally stables and have been extended and converted over the years. Inside, the accommodation comprises a leisure complex with views overlooking the pool and gardens, a generous sized study and 21ft library to name a few.
The cottage is approached by a gravel driveway leading to the heated triple garage. A double 5 bar gate then leads you to a cobbled drive which sweeps around the front of the cottage and leads to the annexe. Set on a plot measuring approx 2.5 acres with idyllic country gardens and an area of woodland with pathways, there are also two timber storage barns and an open-fronted barn with a thatched roof.