The Gattens, Rayleigh


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 7
GUIDE PRICE: £2,000,000 - £2,150,000.

An instantly impressive Custom built seven bedroom house with self-contained apartment and 2.3 acres of mature grounds. A truly Beautiful and Elegant property with all the supporting local amenities you could wish for set in its own 'Park' like expansive gardens and wonderful woodland transporting you to an amazing private countryside escape. Our Ref 14701


Approximately 6,171 sq ft

High Specification

Superior Build, Quality and Unique Custom Design

Luxurious and Light 21st Century Splendour

Up to seven Bedrooms and five Reception Rooms

Magnificent Entrance Hall

Clive Christian style Kitchen/Breakfast Room

Cinema Room

Principal Rooms with Chesney Fireplaces

Roof Top Hot Tub Balcony

Self-Contained Apartment

2.3 Acres incorporating:


Large Floodlit Soft Play Pitch/Arena

Floodlit Tennis Court potential sports area/riding arena

Commuter-belt Rural Town Setting

BACKGROUND It's truly the best of both worlds! From the front it's a beautiful and elegant house that has all the supporting local amenities you could wish for, but when you step out into the rear, you're transported into an amazing countryside escape, with its park like expansive gardens and wonderful woodland surroundings.

A truly Beautiful and Elegant property that was designed and built in 2017 (remaining Build Guarantee and Full Structural Warranty) by the current owners who have achieved a magnificent three storey home combining open plan living and top quality craftsmanship. Superb quality finish throughout from the handmade Medium Surrey Blend bricks through to the exquisite interior finishes. Perfectly balanced layout with its emphasis on American style open plan living with vast expanses of glass to allow for maximum natural light. Spa Room, suitable for a sauna and steam room, leading directly to the unique, secluded, roof top balcony with Hot Tub giving amazing views of the surrounding landscaped gardens and woodland.

As you enter the property the magnificent vaulted entrance hall showcases the hand crafted, stone clad staircase with bespoke handrails. The ground floor features light coloured marbled Porcelain flooring, a Clive Christian style Kitchen and beautiful Chesney fireplaces. Sonos Surround Sound on all three floors, including the roof top balcony, allowing you to play your own music anywhere in the house. iRisco Red Care security, CCTV around the property, Indoor Security System, Aluminium Framed double glazed windows and Automated Entry Gates are just a few of the many features.

Expansive private grounds capture the sun in the mornings and afternoons with evening sunsets complimenting the gardens and mature woodlands. Leisure facilities include a Floodlit Tennis Court and Cushion Surface floodlit potential sports area/riding Arena 131' 2" x 55' 9" (40m x 17m) and Outbuildings, currently being used as a stable and storage but could be easily converted to workshops or other facilities.

SETTING AND LOCATION The Gattens is perfectly located, just 1.6 miles from Rayleigh High Street and ideal for the commuter being 1.3 miles from Rayleigh Mainline Station and 6.4 miles from London Southend Airport. It's positioned perfectly in a small, arcing cul-de-sac consisting of just 10 houses with attractive greensward to the front, close to public access for Hockley Woods and with private woodland to the rear. The property occupies an elevated corner plot position with attractive, cobblestone driveway to the front, accessed via Wrought Iron automatic entry gates, and providing ample parking and leading to enclosed access to adjoining double garage with both a rear workshop and machinery store. Above the garage is a One Bedroom Self-Contained Apartment which is also accessible from the main house via a linked lobby area. Enviable, undulating, secure and un-overlooked grounds have natural screening, mature trees and expanses of terrace areas in which to relax with a thriving vegetable/fruit garden.

GROUND FLOOR ACCOMMODATION Double opening entrance doors give access into a wonderful double galleried entrance hall with triple height vaulted ceiling, magnificent sweeping staircase with stone steps and open galleried landings for the first and top floors. A tall, arched window above the entrance doors allows the natural light to stream in and is designed specifically as a stage for a Christmas tree. The hall, with its beautiful light coloured marbled Porcelain flooring which continues throughout the majority of the ground floor with full under-floor heating, is open-plan to the Snug with its large bay window and open fire providing the prefect setting for entertaining and drinks parties. A separate Study, with Amtico flooring, is offset together with a Cloaks area and Powder Room/WC. A further door provides access to the Services Area offering extensive storage and a large utility room and connecting lobby entrance to the Self-Contained Apartment, garage and exterior. The principal rooms and Kitchen/Breakfast Room all overlook the rear grounds and offer breath-taking features and impressive glass doors and windows which allow natural light to flood through. A glass atrium captures the morning light to the Kitchen, complimenting the light Porcelain flooring and Clive Christian style Kitchen/Breakfast Room. Features include a comprehensive range of built-in Siemens appliances including twin ovens, one of which has additional steam function and two fridge/freezers, flush fitting Induction Hob, Premium Quooka Instant Boiling Water tap and a pantry. Double layered Granite surfaces with double bullnose edging is further complimented by a large Island with curved, integrated bench seating around a circular matching Granite table. There are three sinks, including a prep sink on the Island, and one with a Douche tap. Thin framed double glazed doors with large, un-obscured glass areas run along the length of the rear elevation maximising the outside views. The Kitchen is partly open plan to the Sitting Room with a gas real flame effect fire set in the Chesney Sandstone fireplace, double glass doors providing access back to the hall, and open plan access to the Dining Room. The Dining Room, with its textured Feature Wall with a set patterned Quartz Granite highlighted by dimmable down-lighting, provides access to the Cinema Room which has no natural light but benefits from mood wall lighting, wiring for surround sound and a raised platform for cinema seating. A Tech Room accommodates all required technical equipment for the property.

FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATION A galleried landing, with stairs to the second floor gallery and accommodation, provides access to four, well-proportioned bedrooms. The Master Suite showcases a dramatic vaulted ceiling, impressive arched feature window, a Chesney fireplace and large sliding doors providing access to the balcony with ample room for an occasional table and chairs. A stunning marble effect Bathroom, accessed from the bedroom area, has Italian fittings, a freestanding bath positioned to offer private views over the grounds, twin vanity unit set into marble and a large 'Wet Room' shower and separate WC. The large elegant Dressing Room is fitted out to accommodate the discerning and there is a further, smaller 'His' Dressing Room. The Guest Suite has a Juliette Balcony and luxurious en suite Wet Room style Shower Room whilst the remaining two, double size bedrooms each have integrated wardrobes.

SECOND / TOP / LEISURE FLOOR A galleried landing, with glass light roof atrium providing natural light, gives access to another Bedroom, currently being used as a Gym, with Amtico flooring, a further double Bedroom and a Loft Room providing ample storage space. A further room (potentially the 7th bedroom) currently accommodates a Sauna with seating area, moulded insets designed for candles and a further, plumbed, area designed to accommodate a Steam Room and from which the large Roof Top Balcony is accessed. The Reinforced Roof Balcony is fitted with Outdoor Speakers and Lighting and accommodates a Hotspring Hot Tub with frosted glazing to the East for extended privacy (Spa items can be available under separate negotiation).

SELF-CONTAINED APARTMENT Ideal for guests, live in staff or extended family can be accessed via a connecting lobby with its own front and rear doors featuring Regency tiled floor. Stairs leading up to the good size Apartment with open plan Sitting Room and Kitchen, Loft Storage, stylish Bathroom and large Double Bedroom with two integrated wardrobes.

GROUNDS AND OUTBUILDINGS The Front has boundary walls with Wrought Iron detail, Automated Entry Gates and Security Pedestrian Gate which lead to large cobbled style driveway with planted borders and Garage with automated door, ample space to accommodate prestige vehicles and a rear Workshop. The undulating Rear Gardens offer well proportioned terrace area, retaining walling and further upper terrace area. Matures trees, including Persian Silk, Walnut and Apricot, are interspersed around the lawn. A deciduous woodland/coppice area screens the Outbuildings with a thriving vegetable/fruit Garden and Floodlit Tennis Court to one side. The rear boundary backs onto neighbouring farm owned woodland and has a discrete green security fence enabling expansive views into the woods beyond.

The Outbuildings (currently being used as stables with its own kitchen and hay barn/store area) are set in an elevated, discrete far corner of the plot with an enclosed, concrete yard. These buildings form a large L shape with an undercover area between. Hard-standing access/path leads down to the floodlit cushion surface arena area, 131' 2" x 55' 9" (40m x 17m) and continues through to close boarded gates at the rear.

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