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18 May 2006

Government planning policy has meant that building large new homes with extensive grounds has almost become a thing of the past.  New build developments are now having to densely use space and building up, rather than out, has become the norm. 

As a result, developments of large new houses set within acres of countryside are a rarity in the UK and those with aspirations of living in a grand, brand new home may feel they are now impossible.

However, Churchill House at Countryside Properties' popular Harvard Grange development in the attractive village of Stock, Essex, offers purchasers a rare opportunity to purchase a traditional style manor house arranged over three floors.

One of only three homes remaining and set in 0.3 acres, Churchill House is the focal point of Harvard Grange. Comprising 4,925 sq. ft., the elegantly designed new show home creates a stunning first impression from the sweeping entrance hall leading to the spectacular glazed atrium. 

Yvonne Hudson-Green, Sales and Marketing Director of Countryside Properties, comments: "All the homes at Harvard Grange provide for uncatered demand. Homes within developments of this nature will rarely be built in the future so homebuyers looking for homes of this size will need to be quick."

The interior of the homes combine the best of modern style with sought after traditional features including sash windows and stunning double height spaces.  The show home has been finished to the highest specification and is being sold with all furniture and soft furnishings included.  It also includes a unique art collection and stylish pieces of furniture by Conran among other sought-after designers. The bedrooms include bedding by The White Company, and the kitchen is fully equipped. 

The ground floor comprises a large kitchen and breakfast room measuring over 320sq. ft. with separate laundry room, dining room, study and a family room which offers views across the garden.

A gallery landing above the ground floor offers a formal drawing room and provides the perfect place for a private retreat.

The first floor is home to an exceptional master bedroom suite which features a private sitting room, separate 'his' and 'hers' dressing rooms and an en-suite bathroom. The guest bedroom also includes a dressing room and en-suite. 
Four large bedrooms with their own en-suites are located on the second floor, along with ample storage space.

Harvard Grange is superbly situated for commuters with London Liverpool Street only a 30 minute train journey from nearby Ingatestone station.  The development is also just three miles from the A12 and 14 miles from the M25.

The marketing suite and show home is open daily from 10.30am-5.30pm. For more information or to make an appointment please call 01277 841935 or visit

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Information correct as at 18/05/2006