We invite you inside four wow-factor properties on the market now

Springfield Mill House, Chelmsford

Located less than half a mile from Chelmsford city centre with all its restaurants and amenities, this handsome Grade II Listed house offers a wealth of period features, well-proportioned rooms and an abundance of natural light. Inside, the striking sitting room contains four sets of French doors, providing access to the front and rear gardens. It’s the perfect social space, ideal for entertaining guests. Upstairs, there are four beautifully appointed double bedrooms.

Outside, double gates open onto the gravel driveway and turning circle, with an impressive water feature at its centre. To the rear, there is paved terracing, a children’s play area, a well-established hedgerow and tree border, and a peaceful timber deck with direct access to the River Chelmer.

Why we love it: The property boasts two garden rooms – one housing a home gym and the other an indoor exercise pool and shower.

Guide price: £1.35m

Contact: Strutt & Parker 01245 254 600

Great British Life: Orchards, Mundon (c) BeresfordsOrchards, Mundon (c) Beresfords

Orchards, Mundon

A beautifully presented traditional country home with stunning landscaped gardens. This wonderful abode offers substantial six-bedroom accommodation with character features such as woodburning stoves, exposed beams and feature fireplaces. There are five reception rooms in total, and a stylish kitchen with central island. The gardens are absolutely stunning and feature an abundance of flower and shrub borders, a pergola, a natural pond with viewing platform and terraced seating areas. The plot extends to approx. 2.8 acres which includes numerous outbuildings/garaging, stables and additional storage. The River Blackwater is nearby, together with the pretty market towns of Burnham-on-Crouch and Maldon, and the thriving city of Chelmsford. Nearby, North Fambridge offers rail links to London.

Why we love it: The impressive principal bedroom is dual aspect with a fantastic vaulted ceiling and stairs up to a good-sized mezzanine sitting room.

Guide price: £1.75m

Contact: Beresfords Country & Village 01245 397 475

Great British Life: Stradbroke Grove, Buckhurst Hill (c) Caplen EstatesStradbroke Grove, Buckhurst Hill (c) Caplen Estates

Stradbroke Grove, Buckhurst Hill

Built in 2016, this spacious and high specification family home is situated on a prime road in Buckhurst Hill, Essex. A short walk to Queens Road, with its many shops, restaurants and boutiques, this quaint town has a big personality and is perfectly positioned for families with a short journey into London via the Central line station.

Downstairs, the kitchen/diner/lounge is the heart of the home with large Schuco doors providing plenty of natural light and easy access into the rear garden. There’s also a roomy playroom, elegant reception room, large entrance hall, utility area and bathroom.

Upstairs, the first floor has a wonderful principal bedroom with dressing area and en suite. There are three further double bedrooms and a large family bathroom, with two more bedroom suites on the second floor.

Why we love it: The property boasts an incredible fitness and entertainment area including hot tub, gym and steam room.

Guide price: £2.5k

Caplen Estates 0203 937 7733

Great British Life: Oakdale Barn, Ramsey (c) Lamb & CoOakdale Barn, Ramsey (c) Lamb & Co

Oakdale Barn, Ramsey

Oakdale Barn is an impressive barn of approximately 2,000sqft, sitting on a plot of over two acres, in the popular village of Ramsey. Those seeking equestrian facilities will be pleased to see that there are stables in the grounds.

The property underwent a luxurious renovation in 2022 to include impressive open plan living with polished concrete floor, a stunning oak staircase, professionally designed lighting throughout and smart home technology to name just a few key features.

Oakdale Barn offers flexible accommodation over two floors, three en suite bedrooms and a beautiful galleried landing to the first floor. There is also a separate snug or bedroom four to the ground floor.

Why we love it: The large plot is surrounded by mature trees, ensuring an excellent level of privacy.

Guide price: £895,000

Lamb & Co 01255 442 505