Heritage Properties (Essex) Limited Estate Agents in Coggleshall Essex

Earls Colne: 01787 722000
Coggeshall: 01376 566890

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Property Description

St Mary's is a unique character property for anyone looking for an inspiring and unusual home. It is surprisingly welcoming, warm and spacious and works wonderfully well for those who like entertaining large numbers of guests.

The average buyer may want to redecorate some areas and there is a degree of modernisation required however the property is in exceptional condition.

The garden to the south is a haven of wild flowers, insects and birds. It is secluded and peaceful and looks out over unspoilt countryside.

This is a once in a generation opportunity to purchase a property which is unique in the heart of the Essex countryside but remains in easy reach by rail, road and with a local private airfield nearby, by air as well.

Former Church
Reception Hall
Sitting Room
Raised Living Area / Bedroom
Three Additional Bedrooms
Dining Hall

The Property and its History


St Marys has an entry in ‘The Buildings of England Series’ by James Bettley and Nicholas Pevsner on Essex under Pattiswick where the original building is stated as dating back to 13th and 14th centuries, the belfry added in the 15th century and the spectacular East facing stained glass window is dated circa 1881-2.

During the conversion the encaustic tiles from the entrance hall were taken from the aisle and re-laid in the reception hall. The organ loft, with barrel vaulted ceiling was converted into the fully fitted kitchen and a new exterior door in the kitchen replaced the existing one which is now the door to the utility. The blocked doorway on the north side on the chancel is the original doorway into the vestry forming the housemaid’s cupboard.


The floor was raised throughout providing views through the windows and the pulpit was also raised to the new height.

The property provides a magical space to enjoy with the surprising flexibility and the charm of the three bedrooms and two bathrooms up amongst the rafters with their new dormer windows. It has the solidity of a traditionally constructed building with two foot thick walls of local materials and handmade red peg tiles to the roof.

Ground Floor Accommodation

Ground Floor

The ground floor accommodation commences with an impressive entrance hall and is then arranged into three parts comprising: living room, dining hall, sitting room and separated by the installation of a staircase, located beneath is the ground floor cloakroom.

First Floor Accommodation

First Floor

The first floor accommodation is supported by a timber structure of eight columns sitting independently from the main building. On this level are three well-proportioned bedrooms with the master bedroom containing a dressing area, balcony in the tower and en suite bathroom. All benefit from exposed beams and new dormer windows. The family bathroom serves the additional two bedrooms on this floor.



The property is approached via a gravel driveway providing off road parking for several cars. The garden is on the south side of the church with a long stretch running to the north. The boundary is marked out by the fence running on the west and north sides. The garden is a haven of wild flowers and the porch bed has the original red rose, ‘frensham’ from when it was a church. There are a number of trees including:- Limes, Yews, Hollys, Hawthorns with a Western Red Cedar to name but a few. The rear garden also offers a seating area for alfresco dining and providing an enjoyable entertaining area with stunning countryside views.



The village of Pattiswick lies just off the A120 and is served by the quaint and highly regarded market town of Coggeshall which has a wealth of activities, groups, clubs and events aimed at all age groups. There are numerous cafes, restaurants and bistros as well as highly regarded Secondary and Primary schools. Pattiswick benefits from numerous countryside walks with beautiful scenery and the nearby A12 and A120 provide access to other parts of the region notably Colchester, Chelmsford, Braintree and Stansted Airport with good rail links into London Liverpool Street being available from nearby Braintree, Kelvedon and Marks Tey stations.

Braintree Station 4.6 Miles
Kelvedon Station 5.3 Miles
Marks Tey Station 7.5 Miles

Reception Porch

8' 7" x 8' 1" (2.62m x 2.46m)

Reception Hall

20' 6" x 11' 10" (6.25m x 3.61m)

Living Room

22' 5" x 20' 6" (6.83m x 6.25m)

Dining Hall

26' 5" x 15' 9" (8.05m x 4.80m)

Ground Floor Cloakroom

Sitting Room

20' 4" x 12' 1" (6.20m x 3.68m)


12' 5" x 10' 1" (3.78m x 3.07m)

Utility Room

7' 8" x 7' 5" (2.34m x 2.26m)

Boiler Room and Cupboard

Bedroom One

19' 8" x 7' 4" (5.99m x 2.24m)

Dressing Room

10' 3" x 8' (3.12m x 2.44m)

Bedroom Two

11' 2" x 8' 7" (3.40m x 2.62m)

Bedroom Three

10' 1" x 8' 1" (3.07m x 2.46m)


7' 10" x 3' (2.39m x 0.91m)


5' 10" x 5' 7" (1.78m x 1.70m)


8' 8" x 4' 11" (2.64m x 1.50m)


Important Notice
Heritage Properties (Essex) Ltd, their clients and any joint agents give notice that: 1.They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either here or elsewhere, either on their own behalf or on behalf of their client or otherwise. They assume no responsibility for any statement that may be made in these particulars. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. 2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and Heritage Properties (Essex) Ltd have not tested any services equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. 3. We have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures, fittings or services and it is in the buyer's interest to check the working condition of any appliances


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