Enviably positioned in a private and secluded location on the Essex and Hertfordshire borders, surrounded by ornate, formal gardens and grounds approaching 68 acres, Nazeing Park House is a magnificent Grade II listed 18th Century country residence featuring approximately 20,000 sq. Ft. Of versatile living accommodation which includes the main house and separate coach house, perfect for entertaining on a grand scale.
The main house is stunning, totalling over 14,000sqft of grand and luxurious living and entertaining space. The property comprises; nine bedrooms, seven bathrooms (five of which are en-suite) and staff accommodation with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The coach house has an additional two bedrooms as well as a spacious studio, which could be used as either a games or entertainment room, or further staff accommodation. The house also has the added benefit or planning permission to extend further and add a leisure and entertainment wing.
The original country house has origins dating back to the 1700s, although the building was extensively remodelled around 1814. Over the past few years the property has been sympathetically and extensively restored, accentuating the original period features of the home, and decorated sensitively in keeping with the character.
The original estate was built between 1780 and 1820 by William Palmer, merchant of London and younger son of a wealthy Leicestershire family. The main house was primarily called Nazeing House and later changed to Nazeing Park, and was standing within the Nazeing Park estate by 1796. The present building is stuccoed, of two stories, with a third story added above the balustraded and recessed Ionic portico. The stable block, also of the early 19th century, is a two-story building with a central pediment and clock face.
Approached through electric gates via the long tarmac driveway, the sense of space and grandeur is instantly apparent. As you arrive at the main house, you can't fail to be impressed by its elegant façade, complete with its grand main entrance with five huge Ionic pillars.
The house and stable block are Grade II listed. The stable block, coach house, water tower and walled garden are also listed buildings.
The house sits within the heart of the estate, on top of a hill with far reaching views. There are ornate formal gardens and a combination of pasture, equestrian land with manège, paddocks, and meadow with mature trees throughout the estate. The land slopes down to a lake that forms part of the Nazeing brook. There is the added benefit of a substantial walled rose garden, further garaging and outbuildings and a stable block which can house machinery or vehicles. The grounds are noted for the rich mix of wildlife including resident deer and a wide range of bird life.
The property is well located for access in to and out of Central London, and is close to major road and rail networks to destinations throughout the UK. The Lea Valley Park and River Lea are closeby for lovely walks and cycle riding. The City of London is just 31 miles away by car and for the international traveller, Stansted and Heathrow airports are both accessible.
Broxbourne is just 4.5 miles away, and provides easy access to central London, with the Broxbourne to London Liverpool Street service taking less that 30 minutes. Epping tube station is just over 7 miles away. Via helicopter, central London is just a short 10 minute flight.
The property would suit a number of potential purchasers and the estate lends itself to a number of different buyer profiles.
For residential buyers moving out of London to the countryside for the first time, the property has all the opulence, character and charm of a stately home, but within a manageable estate. The main residence has an abundance of space for living, working and entertaining, and offers flexible and well-proportioned living accommodation for larger families or business owners looking to live within the main house and work within the grounds in either the Coach House or in the upper floors of the main building. There is ample space for staff quarters, or for estate management workers.
The property would suit businesses and corporations in the leisure or entertainment fields, either as a conference centre, or country house hotel. There is significant scope for the development of the property to provide an entertainment venue, or a smaller boutique hotel. The grounds lend themselves naturally to equestrian use, so could be developed further for this purpose, either for leisure, stud, or training.
For larger businesses, this would be a perfect location for a European or Global Headquarters, with space to entertain or reward employees, operate business functions and host client meetings.