TFL/Crossrail at Brentwood and Shenfield. A12 (M25, junction 28): 2.2 miles, Chelmsford city: 12.6 miles (rail service to London). All distances approximate.
The Galleries is a multi-award winning development of a Grade II listed former hospital located within a mile of Brentwood railway station. The Galleries was developed by City and Country and comprises 246 residential units, a mixture of conversion and in-keeping new build set within landscaped gardens and grounds. The site straddles urban Brentwood and the surrounding countryside including Thorndon Country Park.
Also next to The Galleries development is Beechwood doctors surgery and access into Warley Country Park, a lovely sanctuary containing a brook and footpaths.
Brentwood High Street offers a variety of shops and eateries with Brentwood School at its centre.
A Crossrail service linking Heathrow and Reading, with 40 stations, is due to open in 2022.
For the road commuter the A12 and M25 are just over 2 miles away with links into London, and to the north Stansted Airport and the M11.
This unique first floor apartment extends to some 1,288 sq ft and is situated at the front of this historic building overlooking open greensward. The property has many notable period features including a ridge clock set within a tower and a series of deep windows providing light-filled accommodation.
Entrance with concierge provides a welcoming entrance and in turn leads to a staircase to the first floor. The apartment has an impressive reception hall spanning the entire length of the apartment including high ceilings which extend throughout the property. The principal bedrooms and living room are orientated to overlook the front and open greensward and include deep windows, high ceilings and wooden floors. The principal bedroom has an en suite shower room whilst the adjoining living room contains an original period fireplace. The second bedroom and remainder of the accommodation is serviced by a principal bathroom with wash hand basin and WC. At the rear of the property is a modern kitchen which includes an oven, hob and hood and is finished with wooden flooring. This is open plan to a utility area and a dining room. From the hall a steep set of wooden stairs rises to a useful room which has been used as a study or occasional bedroom and features some large Gothic-style windows. A further steep set of stairs rises into the clock tower and from here there are far-reaching views over the London skyline. A large cabinet houses the workings for the original clock, providing a fascinating insight into the origins of this property.
The development has some beautiful mature communal grounds and in front of the building is an allocated parking space being sold with this property.
From Brentwood Railway Station proceed up Warley Hill for just under a mile. At the mini-roundabout turn right and the entrance in to The Galleries will be seen on the left-hand side. Enter in the main entrance, turning right at the end of the hall. Take the stairs to the first floor and the apartment will be found on the right-hand side.