A development packed with character and local history, Courtauld Grange is a collection of 18 luxury apartments, 7 two-beds and 11 one-beds. Ground floor apartments within the former stately home come with their own private landscaped gardens whilst first and second-floor apartments enjoy access to the house’s surrounding communal gardens, beautifully planted, with ample seating, decking and BBQ areas. Three of the penthouses feature stunning terraces with views of the surrounding countryside. The development and wider grounds are completely private to residents, accessed via electric gates. Sympathetically refurbished to its former glory, residents enter through the magnificent hallway, featuring the original statement staircase, the core of the house that leads up to the first floor. Apartments embrace their Victorian heritage with generously apportioned rooms. Period features include sash windows, vaulted ceilings and restored fireplaces are combined with an open plan modern aesthetic; contemporary sleek and stylish kitchen. Private gated parking spaces are available on request and apartments benefit from secure cycle storage. The amenities of Braintree are only three and a half miles away.
The house, once part of the grounds of the former Courtauld estate, Gosfield Hall bears the insignia of the man who rebuilt it in 1885, Samuel Augustine Courtauld. Its distinctive style of black carved oak and decorative leadwork is seen on many other buildings associated with the Courtauld family, reminiscent of their favoured Tudor style. The pitched roof and gable features are very much of local Essex style. The Courtaulds are a family entwined with the history of Braintree and Britain’s past manufacturing prowess. They were industrialists who rose to prosperous prominence, first as producers of silk and crepe and then through their innovation and investment in manmade textiles such as viscose and rayon, cleverly bringing them to market and ushering in the mass production of clothes. By the 1970s, the company had become the world’s largest manufacturer of textiles. Literally, from rags to riches. Samuel who built the house was the son of George Courtauld III, MP and benefactor, whilst Samuel’s son, Augustine, born in 1904, went on to become a famous Arctic explorer in the 1930s.
The Courtauld’s pioneering of manmade fabrics meant that they were also the biggest manufacturer of lingerie and underwear in the UK, famously supplying 40% of M&S’s underwear. Courtauld Textiles own brands, included Gossard, Pretty Polly, Aristoc and Berlei, iconic names synonymous with woman’s wear in the 20th century. The extent of the Courtauld’s philanthropy is evident across the county of Essex, with many charitable trusts and funds set up in their name that continue to benefit towns and communities in the county today. Today, the Braintree District Museum is home to an extensive archive of information on the Courtauld family and its legacy, as well as Braintree’s other great industrial family, Critall, the foremost producers of metal windows. Extraordinary names for an extraordinary town.
Your new home could be more affordable than you think help to buy is the government-backed initiative that can help you get on the property ladder with as little as a 5% deposit and a 75%mortgage. the government provides an equity loan of up to 20% of the purchase price,interest-free for five years and the best news: you own your home 100%.
Purchase a one-bedroom apartment at courtauld grange priced at£210,000
Your 5 % deposit:£10,500
HTB 20% contribution:£42,000
Your 75% mortgage:£157,500
Total purchase price: £210,000
Purchase a two-bedroom apartment at courtauld grange priced at £275,000
Your 5% deposit : £13,750
HTB 20% contribution : £55,000
Your 75% mortgage : £206,250
Total purchase price £275,000
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