Period property dating from 1870 with more recent refurbishment, modernisation and extensions to provide a substantial DETACHED family home of immense character, style and substance benefiting from superb leisure complex with pool and hot-tub in one of the most sought after locations in this pretty and popular village.
Dating back to 1870 and originally constructed for a wealthy London Barrister as his impressive country residence, ‘Millthorpe’ is undoubtedly one of the landmark houses within the historic and pretty village of Stock.
Whilst retaining many of the original period features which make this such a unique and attractive property, Millthorpe underwent an extensive programme of sympathetic restoration, remodelling and extension in 2006/7 by the present owners, all completed to the highest possible standards, to provide further contemporary features resulting in an elegant, stylish and versatile family home of immense character and substance which combines beautifully the very best of the original property with the new in one of the most sought after locations in this much loved village.
The attention to detail and obvious quality of workmanship used throughout is a ’stand out feature’ of ‘Millthorpe’ but others include the luxury leisure complex attached to the main house and opening onto the delightful and equally immaculately maintained west facing garden. The leisure complex features an indoor heated pool (30’ x 12’) with retractable recessed pool cover, feature glass roof lantern, heated floor and large built-in hot tub. In addition there is a stunning bespoke hand painted fitted kitchen and family room, again opening onto the garden, with granite and iroka worktops as well as a number of quality integral appliances. A beautiful high vaulted period style conservatory and a large games and T.V room with wet room, steam room off, which could easily be used as an annexe or 5th bedroom.
The accommodation on the ground floor includes an impressive entrance hall with feature tiled flooring in the style of the original Victorian property, cosy sitting room, study, large dining room and breakfast room, all with feature fireplaces, ornate plaster cornices, picture rails, panelling built in cupboards and beautiful solid oak parquet flooring.
To the first floor are 4 bedrooms including a dual aspect master suite with dressing area and luxury en-suite. En-suite to bedroom two and a further luxury family bathroom with quality four piece suite in period style including a beautiful free standing roll top bath.
The delightful west facing gardens enjoy privacy and seclusion as well as an extensive patio area which runs the length of the rear of the property with multiple access doors to the house making this a most hospitable area in which to enjoy both the house, garden and leisure complex.
There is a large single garage with remote up and over door and internal access to the house as well as further off street parking on both sides of the property for at least 4 to 5 cars.
We highly recommend you view ‘Millthorpe’ in order to fully appreciate the quality, scale and immense style and character of this historic restored and extended Victorian Villa.
Stock village has a well deserved reputation as one of the most desirable locations in the south east with many qualities to endear it to those searching for the rural idyll of a typical English village including cricket on the green, summer fetes, an ancient and beautiful Church, cosy pubs, village shops and a strong sense of community – somewhere to belong!
Stock has all this and more including a village post office and general store including a newsagent, newly opened library, excellent off licence, hairdresser and an enviable selection of public houses and restaurants as well as a junior school with a reputation for high standards of education, all within walking distance of each other, even a new coffee shop – what more could you ask for?
Whilst Stock may enjoy a rather cosy ‘Miss Marple’ image, it is far from being stuck in the past with a long list of village based clubs and associations for the young and not so young alike, including drama, Cubs, Scouts, art, photography , gardening, Keep fit, yoga and many more, the village even has it’s own magazine ‘Stock Press’ and web site stock.org, both of which provide a useful insight of village life, featuring many local activities and events – take a look at the web site for yourself.
Stock is particularly proud of its village hall, built with the help of the local residents; the modern facilities of this excellent community centre are an ideal venue for many of the village activities including social events, exhibitions and special interest markets every month.
Spiritually the village is well catered for with All Saints’ (Church of England) , Our Lady & St Joseph (Roman Catholic) and Christ Church (Free Church), all close by.
Greenwood, former home of the Ellis Family (the past landed gentry of Stock) is now a luxury hotel, restaurant and health spa with day membership available to village residents.
The thriving shopping centres of Billericay and Chelmsford are only a short car journey away with Lakeside and Bluewater just a little further. Commuters are well served by fast rail links to London Liverpool Street (Approximately 25 minutes each way on the fast train). We also have an excellent regular bus service (the 100) running from Chelmsford to Basildon and Lakeside via Billericay with a stop right outside the Billericay railway station. The 100 picks up in the village very 20 minutes or so throughout the week.
We have some of the best secondary schools in the country nearby including Chelmsford High School for Girls and King Edward Grammar for boys, both in Chelmsford. Mayflower Comprehensive in Billericay and the Anglo European in Ingatestone are nearer and a bus collects in the village for the grammar schools in Westcliff on Sea and Southend.
No one knows Stock better. If this information has wetted your appetite for a home in Stock, why not come and see us for yourself, you will always be welcome in any one of the 5 village pubs for a cup of coffee or something a little stronger! Or better still pop in to see us for a cup of coffee!
Stock and the pretty villages surrounding it are more than just a place to live, they are somewhere to set down roots for generations! So, if you are looking for a home in or around Stock, then look no further than M-Estates. Based in Stock, we probably know the village (and villagers!) better than anyone and therefore can bring our local knowledge and experience to bear when it comes to finding you the right property
Features beautiful multi coloured tiled floor in Victorian style to match original tiles found during restoration work.
Ground floor cloakroom fitted with quality period style two piece suite in white including high level w.c and wash hand basin.
Sitting Room 14’ 1” (4.3m) x 13’ 5” (4.1m) max
Delightful south facing and therefore sunny room with large bay window overlooking the front aspect and featuring a period cast iron and marble fireplace. Ornate plaster cornice and solid oak flooring.
Study 14’ 1” (4.1m) x 14’ 1” (4.1m) max
Elegant and bright south facing study overlooking the front aspect with additional outside door to the side aspect and 2nd parking area. Period open fireplace, ornate plaster cornice and solid oak parquet flooring.
Dining Room 17’ (5.2m) x 12’ 6” (3.9m) max
Elegant and generously proportioned dining room with large windows and door overlooking the rear garden. Ornate plaster cornice and solid oak flooring.
Conservatory 16’ 5” (5.0m) x 14’ 9” (4.5m) max
Beautiful high vaulted room of immense style and character constructed in solid hardwood with double glazed windows. Double French doors leading to patio and rear garden.
Breakfast Room (off fitted kitchen) 14’ 1” (4.3m) x 13’ 5” (4.1m) max
Delightful room featuring period fireplace, built-in storage cupboards, ornate plaster cornice and solid oak flooring. Leading to fitted kitchen and family area.
Fitted Kitchen and family area 21’ 4” (6.5m) x 14’ 9” (4.5m) max
The real heart of this home with a bespoke hand crafted and painted kitchen in period style with granite and iroka worktops and incorporating a number of quality integral appliances and built-in seating to the family area.
Double French doors leading to the patio and rear garden.
Double French doors to the luxury leisure complex.
Leisure Complex 39’ 8” (12.1m) x 17’ 1” (5.2m) max
3 sets of double French doors leading to patio and west facing garden.
In-ground heated pool (at one depth) with automatic retractable pool cover featuring attractive period glass roof lantern. Purpose built recessed hot tub, heated floor and climate control system.
Games / TV Room (possible annexe or 5th bedroom) 23’ 7” (7.2m) x 17’ 9” (5.4m) max
Double French doors leading to patio and garden.
This room is fitted with a quality surround sound T.V and cinema system. Solid oak flooring.
Wet room with steam room.
Fully tiled and fitted with walk-in steam room.
Fitted with quality two piece suite in white. Tiled.
Garage 21’ 8” (6.6m) x 19’ 4” (5.9m) max
Remotely controlled up and over door and further personal door to conservatory.
Large boarded loft / storage area above with potential to convert (STPP) considerable storage shelving.
Master Suite 27’ 11” (8.5m) x 11’ 2” (3.1m ) max
Delightful dual aspect room with bedroom and further dressing area with feature cast iron fireplace and overlooking both the front and rear aspect.
Large clothes cupboard.
En-Suite to Master Suite
Luxury fully tiled en-suite with large part glass walk-in shower cubicle, two sink units and w.c. Heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2 – Guest suite 14’ 9” (4.5m) x 10’ 10” (2.9m) max
Window to rear aspect. Impressive vaulted ceiling. Large clothes storage cupboard.
En-suite to guest suite
Fitted with quality 3 piece suite in white including shower cubicle, wash hand basin and w.c.. Fully tiled.
Bedroom 3 14’ 5” (4.3m) x 14’ 1” (4.4m) max
Dual aspect room featuring attractive cast iron fireplace.
Bedroom 4 10’ 10” (3.1m) x 10’ 10” (3.1m) max
Attractive arched window to front aspect#
Family Bathroom 11’ 6” (3.5m) x 11’ 2” (3.4m) max
Fitted with quality 3 piece suite in Victorian style including a most attractive free standing roll top bath, wash hand basin and w.c. Large fully tiled shower cubicle with glass door. Heated period style towel rail and radiator. Attractive period fireplace.
The property sits back from the road with access available from two sides via an attractive period tiled path in Victorian style.
There is off street parking to both sides of the property with parking for 4 to 5 cars plus the large single garage.
The west facing rear garden is particularly pleasant and enjoys a high level of privacy and seclusion with well established trees and hedges to the boundaries. Mostly laid to lawn.
Large ‘L’ shaped part walled patio running the full length of the entire rear of the property with access to the house via numerous sets of double French doors into various rooms as well as the leisure complex and pool area.