A lovely home with a unique history dating back to the 1700s has hit the property market in Essex. 

The Orangery, in Kelvedon, is an eight-bedroom home with seven baths and five reception rooms, totalling the living accommodation to a size of 4,841 sq ft. 

This Grade II listed property has not lost its unique history despite being fully refurbished and extended. 

Located at the end of a private chase off Hollow Road, the home comes with a lot of privacy and space. 

It initially formed part of the Felix Hall Estate and was built in the early 1700s, in the tradition of a Palladian Mansion. 

The estate was purchased by the Weston family in 1793 and altered in the early 19th century, possibly under Charles Callis Weston’s ennoblement as Lord Westin of Rivenhall. 

Following the private chase to the home along a gravel driveway, residents and guests are greeted by the rose garden and established flower beds. 

Entering the home through a vaulted entrance hall with a lantern roof, the way leads to the formal dining room with French oak flooring, a wood burning stove and French doors opening up to the terrace. 

Next door is the drawing room located, which stands out with its high ceilings, hand-moulded plaster coving and the open Edwardian marble fireplace. 

Another eye-catcher in this room is the handmade, floor-to-ceiling mahogany library wall with sliding ladders. 

A discreet inset doorway gives access to the cellar of the property. 

The kitchen is accessible from the dining room and the utility room and has been equipped with polished granite work surfaces, an inset double butler sink, an oil-fired Aga with a backup electric hob and two ovens, as well as an American-style double fridge and freezer with a wine fridge included. 

In the 2012 added west wing, a two-storey extension, is the family room located, with hardwood parquet and a modern log burner. 

The first floor is dedicated to the bedrooms, including the principle bedroom suite with a walk in dressing room, fitted wardrobes and an en suite marble tiled bathroom with bath and shower. 

A small flight of stairs leads to the upper storey of the west wing extension, which includes self-contained accommodation with its own front door. 

Another flat is located above the quadruple garage with independent ground floor access, two bedrooms, a family bathroom and a fully fitted kitchen. 

Outside, the formal grounds are mainly laid to lawn, with mature trees, flower beds and hedges around the boundaries. 

The home also comes with its own tennis court and heated swimming pool and pool room with changing facilities. 

The home is listed as a freehold at £3,000,000 with property agents at Savills, who can be contacted at 01245 293233 for further information and viewings.