April 23, 2024
New homes

New Homes at Courtauld Grange

Behold, the new homes at COURTAULD GRANGE; A Stately Address.
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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.

Industry Giants

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.

Location & Commute

Residents at Courtauld Grange are very well connected, the major roads of the A12, the M11 and the M25 are easily accessible. Stansted Airport is 20 miles away with direct flights to Europe, North America, the Middle East and North Africa.
For those commuting into London there are several options; the local railway stations of Braintree, Braintree Freeport and Witham all run direct services into London Liverpool Street. Many choose to take advantage of the free parking at Braintree Freeport with a travel of 59- minutes to Liverpool Street whilst journey times from Witham are 44 minutes. Furthermore, buses run from outside of the development to Braintree station enabling you to have a completely car-free commute. And the new £100million Braintree Business Park, Horizon 120, announced in late 2018, is seven miles away at Great Notley, a little over a 10-minute drive or a half-hour cycle.

A simple school run
Courtauld Grange is surrounded by a range of great schools, including the 450-year old independent School, Felsted, to the Ofsted “outstanding” state primary, Lyons Hall. St Margaret’s Prep School is a five-minute drive, whilst according to Essex Council guidelines, the development lies in the catchment area for Bocking Church
Street Primary School (Ofsted “good”) and Tabor Academy secondary school, also rated “good” by Ofsted.

Courtauld Grange consists of a collection of 18 luxury apartments surrounded by communal gardens,beautifully planted, with ample seating, decking and BBQ areas. Period Character Meets CONTEMPORARY DESIGN. Each apartment provides the following:-

Interior designed kitchens
Authentic, elegant shaker range cabinetry
Fenix splashbacks, Fenix or similar worktops, Stainless steel integral bowl sink
Zanussi electric single oven, fan assisted Cooker hood extractor, Zanussi touch control hob, Integrated fridge-freezer, Integrated washer-dryer and Integrated dishwasher

Bathrooms & Ensuites
Ceramic tiles to wet areas
Duravit basin with mixer tap
Dual flush WC
Fitted mirror 600mmx600mm
Duravit bath and shower rose to head in
Shaver point
Heated stainless steel towel rail

Electric automatic gates to
both entrances
Mains operated smoke alarm
Bicycle store

Gas-fired centralised heating
system to apartments
Gas-fired combination boiler
system to houses

Luxury laminate flooring to kitchen
and living area (optional upgrade
for engineered wood)
Wool twist carpet to bedrooms

Help to Buy

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%.

Help to Buy at Courtauld Grange
Example one:-

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


Example Two:-

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

For more information or to book a viewing contact the sales team on 01376 322222