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Listed Essex farmhouse

An attractive farmhouse in Rayne, in Essex has over two acres of gardens, a pond, paddocks and a tennis court

Pound Farmhouse is a handsome listed timber-framed property in Essex, with rendered elevations under a tiled roof; the original structure dates back to the 16th century with additions believed to have been made in the 18th century. The principal elevation faces south-west with three gables projecting to the rear, one surmounted by tall octagonal chimneys.

Accommodation in total comprises: reception hall with library and study areas, drawing room, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, laundry/boot room and a cellar on the ground floor. On the first floor are the master suite and four further bedrooms, plus a family bathroom and a dressing room/bedroom six.

Outside the gardens are attractive and well-planted and within the grounds are a pond, a hard tennis court, swimming pool and a garden/pool room. A post-and-rail paddock lies to the west of the lane which comes to around an acre and has an open-fronted field shelter. The grounds in total come to around 2.5 acres.

Pounds Farmhouse lies in a secluded position in Rayne in Essex, which has a village shop and post office, public houses, a primary school and the Tudor village church of All Saints. Braintree and Great Dunmow, nearby, offer more extensive facilities and shopping.

The guide price is £1.3m. For further information please contact Jackson-Stops & Staff on 01245 467468 or visit

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