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9 Bedroom detached house Danbury, Chelmsford £3,995,000

Fully furnished turn key! An exceptional country house set in a wonderful situation in rural Essex. With accommodation arranged over three floors and wonderful grounds, this is a home which is perfect for family life.

An exceptional country house set in a wonderful situation in rural Essex. With accommodation arranged over three floors and wonderful grounds, this is a home which is perfect for family life. Approached via a private road, Thistlecroft offers the utmost privacy and discretion and will be a fantastic place to live.

THE STORY
Looking out across woodland where deer roam and birds nest, the owner is rightfully proud of the beautiful nine-bedroom home he has created in grounds of almost four acres.
Approaching the magnificent frontage and entering through the large oak doors, there is a sense of grandeur but also a warm welcome into the stunning family home, which has its own a private pool complex.


A PRIVATE LIFE
Set on a private lane and with beautifully designed spaces that include 10 bath and shower rooms, a cinema room and a wine cellar, Thistlecroft boasts no near neighbours and offers a lavish and secluded lifestyle.
When I first bought the land from a Harley Street surgeon it was a small two bedroom house which we demolished and built a five bedroom family home in 1977.
I later demolished that house and two years ago Thistlecroft, in its new incarnation was completed, he said.

FAMILY SPACE
He looked towards Palm Beach, in America, and to one of the properties for inspiration.
Two families could live here, perhaps even a family with their parents, there is so much space, he said.
My grandchildren come to visit most weekends and can be found in the pool or in the spa, he said.

COMFORT AND JOY
Today the fabulous house offers a choice of glorious rooms, as well as an impressive reception hall with seating. This area features a magnificent oak staircase, which in turn leads up to a beautiful galleried landing. The owner loves the whole house yet likes nothing more after a hard day's work than to relax in the drawing room. I can relax in front of the high definition big screen television. This is a very comfortable house to live in. We have a television in every room as well as air conditioning, he added.

GLORIOUS GROUNDS
The family have relished the outdoor life as much as the indoor at Thistlecroft. They have made much use of the grounds and he has celebrated the weddings of his daughters with receptions held in the beautiful grounds. I had 80 workmen in to finish the work in time for my daughter's wedding reception, said Eamonn. We have had up to 200 guests here in the past for parties.

LAKELAND SETTING
Wildlife is in abundance here and is just one of the delights to be found in the grounds of the select home. We have wild ducks and lots of birds that visit the property, he said. Indeed, Eamonn has left the boundaries of his grounds with longer grass and earth banks to encourage the wildlife to enjoy the area. Just the other day we watched as five deer wandered slowly to the edge of the lake. It was a wonderful sight, he said. The trees at Thistlecroft are also very special set amongst the grounds that are all laid to lawn. We have one oak tree that is over 300 foot tall and 200 years old. I've been told it is one of the tallest trees in Essex, he added.

SPORTING LIFE
Thistlecroft boasts an impressive swimming pool annex for either sports lovers or those who love to relax by the water. With a vaulted ceiling, the room is light and airy, and is perfect for pool parties or long weekends spent with the family all year-round. Doors open up on to the terrace, where a sunken spa bath can be found plus further seating. The beautiful swimming pool even has its own wave machine.

SWIMMING IN SERENITY
With a vaulted ceiling, the room is light and airy, and is perfect for pool parties or long weekends spent with the family all year-round.

SPORTING LIFE
Thistlecroft boasts an impressive swimming pool annex for either sports lovers or those who love to relax by the water.
With a vaulted ceiling, the room is light and airy, and is perfect for pool parties or long weekends spent with the family all year-round.
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