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A collection of contemporary countryside homes with a difference.

Welcome to our world

Tucked away in an exclusive enclave amid the beautiful North West Essex countryside, Bushett Rise is an exceptional development of seven new homes situated in Oxen End, a small hamlet on the boundary of Great Bardfield.

Inspired by the inherent wonders of this medieval farmstead, dating back to the late 15th century with its remaining 18th century Grade II listed Essex Barn and Cart Lodge, the development has been painstakingly curated to fuse the historic with the contemporary to create seven unique homes, all set within 3 acres of gloriously undisturbed and serene countryside.

The properties range from the conversion of the original Cart Lodge, to the newly-built Manor House, with much more in between, and all finished to an incredibly exacting specification with generous grounds and gardens (more land is available to purchase on request).

Three contemporary new homes

The contemporary trio comprises of our take on a classic Essex medieval Farmhouse, along with two signature Courtyard-styled houses influenced by traditional farmyard-themed buildings, all with upscale interiors and opulent specifications.

Light, capacious homes set around their own feature courtyards, with panoramic views, meticulous detailing and fabulous finishing, draw the eye and mind to an alternative way to live amid nature and the Essex countryside.

Designed with modernists in mind, these homes feature extended height doors and windows with spacious rooms that combine off-set symmetry to create intriguing bold interiors that maximise the ever-changing views of a rare and natural vista.


Four very imaginative conversions where creative design has been given free rein to breathe life into historic ancient structures.

Conservation and conversion

Each of the individual properties created from the listed Barn complex play an integral part in the evocative pastoral atmosphere that gives Bushett Rise its homely appeal to traditionalists who appreciate a modern twist.

From the original Cart Lodge at the entrance of Bushett Rise to the grand central Barn and two adjoining linear Barn buildings forming its wings, each of the traditional Essex weather-boarded oak and elm structures have been lovingly restored and reimagined to become exclusive beautiful homes.

Homes to be cherished and admired.

The properties

The seven homes formed at Bushett Rise were designed to harmoniously complement each other whilst remaining wonderfully unique. From the Barn conversions to the modern new houses, each home is full of character but share the same high specification and finishing throughout.

Oxen End, Great Bardfield, CM7 4PX

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Undiscovered Essex

Village charm & historical landscapes.

Discover tranquil living

Bushett Rise lies within a rural idyll, where Oxen End is a little-discovered Hamlet adjacent to picturesque Little and Great Bardfield.

The area is revered and renowned for its tranquillity and unspoilt picture-perfect pastoral qualities as sister villages within the 100 Parishes Conservation Area that extends across North West Essex, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk. Bushett Rise is tucked away south of Great Bardfield’s quaint high street with local amenities and historic pub, ‘The Bell Inn’. The timeless setting and ancient leafy lanes have predominantly been left untouched by the 21st century.

The convenience of remaining central to London, Chelmsford and Cambridge makes the location even more desirable for those that love the outdoors and rural living.

Celebrating open spaces

The great outdoors beckons every minute of every day, from walking to riding and cycling, field sports and activities. Breathe in life-affirming cleaner country air.

Inspiring artistry

During 1930-1960, Great Bardfield became the centre for a group of English artists. Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious were the first to arrive, living in Brick House and John Aldridge in Place House. During the 1950’s, the artists organised a series of large ‘open house’ exhibitions which attracted national and international press attention which led to thousands visiting the remote village.

The beautiful pastoral backdrop today still continues to inspire creative minds at the Blake House Craft Centre, a charmingly restored 18th and 19th century complex which houses a wide range of small and local businesses.

Creating lasting memories

Forge new memories and write your own stories making the best of both worlds.  Experience the natural world at hand and historic landmarks like Hedingham Castle. Animal lovers can enjoy Boydells Dairy Farm as well as Linton or Colchester Zoo’s which are a short drive away. For the back to basic outdoor goers, Gosfield Lake Resort is a 36 acre beauty spot, with a wide range of water sports to fishing, and where clear summer evenings give way to spectacular sunsets.

Aspiring Education

Bushett Rise benefits from having a wide range of State, Grammar and Private schooling for all ages in the area, including the prestigious Felsted School.

Discovering ancient walkways

Scenic villages where time stands still, and the gentler pleasures of life come to the fore. A chance to walk and discover the legacy that earlier generations treasured too.

Register your interest

For more information, site visits or to reserve a home, please get in touch and one of our agents will guide you through the next steps to your new home.

About the developer

The Door are award-winning property regeneration specialists, creating design-led, innovative and bespoke living spaces throughout London and the home counties.

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