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2 Bed Flat  For Sale  Danbury Palace Drive Danbury Chelmsford CM3  Essex  Chelmsford  Essex  CM3   - £675,000

For Sale
This most spacious 2 bedroom apartment is located within Danbury Palace, a beautiful conversion of a Tudor/Gothic style country mansion set within approx. 8.5 acres of picturesque parkland.


Danbury Palace, an historic and stunning building will not disappoint you. On approaching the grand entrance doors with a Coat of Arms overhead inscribed with the motto 'Furth, Fortune and Fill the Fetters', you enter a beautiful reception hall with an historic fireplace and impressive, sweeping staircase with oak balustrading and outstanding chandelier, leading to this first floor apartment.
Careful attention to detail during the restoration has retained original features whilst incorporating modern, high specification accommodation, including oak flooring with underfloor heating. Being one of the largest apartments, the feeling of space is immense with its high ceilings and wide, bright hallways giving an open and airy aspect.
On descending the staircase your eye is taken by a beautiful, high overhead fanlight window, inset in decorative plasterwork, providing natural light and giving a contemporary feel and complemented by the further feature window lying ahead.
The elegant living/dining room overlooks the grounds to the front of the Palace and is complemented by the separate kitchen/breakfast room fitted with 'Urban Myth Design' bespoke units and incorporating a range of fitted and integrated appliances including a wine cooler.
The master bedroom is an excellent size and has luxury en-suite facilities whilst the second bedroom is a generous double enjoying wonderful views over the rear grounds and is served by the family bathroom, both bathrooms being fully fitted and bespoke designed with white sanitary ware and chrome fittings, both incorporating rainfall showers.
In addition, there is a study area and separate cloakroom.


The exterior of the property is equally impressive, with an imposing frontage and extensive grounds. Danbury Palace is approached via a secluded, private driveway with a wrought iron gated entrance with video entry phone bringing you to the front of this wonderful Grade II listed building. A red brick mansion with its superb architectural features of mullioned windows, castellated parapets and octagonal turret on the north-east corner. Set within approximately 8 and a half acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and parkland, a tennis court for the use of residents is available by arrangement with the concierge, who is at hand to assist you. Together with the adjoining Danbury Park, incorporating 'The Lakes' and the Ice House, Danbury Palace offers the opportunity of a lifestyle of living within a peaceful, rural landscape and yet also affords easy accessibility to Chelmsford (with a park and ride facility close by that takes you to Chelmsford station) with direct trains to London Liverpool Street Station providing a journey time of approx. 35 minutes. Local shops, schools and a range of amenities can be found close by in Danbury village, with a variety of pubs and a bus stop at the end of the private drive.

Danbury Place, as it was once known, was originally an English country house, set within a deer park and first built in 1589, during the reign of Elizabeth I. Eventually, the house having fallen into disrepair, architect Thomas Hopper was commissioned to build the new Danbury Place in 1830, just a couple of hundred feet from the old building. Built in a Tudor Gothic style, it is a large, red brick country mansion with a grand central stone staircase and is located on the periphery of Danbury village on one of the highest points of the country of Essex, giving far-reaching views.

In 1845 the house was sold to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for use as an Episcopal Palace for the Bishop of Rochester, and it was then that it became known as Danbury Palace. The Chapel was added during 1860-1868 by Bishop Wigram. During the Second World War Danbury Palace was used as a maternity hospital, visited by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and following the war was sold to Essex Country Council and then lent itself for a variety of uses until recent years when the current conversion was carried out.
EPC Exempt

• Two bedrooms   • En-suite to Bedroom One   • Impressive entrance hall   • Study area   
• Bathroom/WC   • Study Area   • Expansive Communal Grounds   • Grade II Listed Property   • Beautiful Interiors   • First floor apartment
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