Nestled in the rolling East Anglian countryside is a stylish eco-home and working English vineyard, on the market for £1.4 million.

The "unique and rather special" home boasts six bedrooms and nearly 5,000sqft of accommodation, while its vineyard features more than 500 vines comprising five varieties of grape.

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The house, named The Russetts, lies between Hempstead and Steeple Bumpstead in Essex, just 20 miles from Cambridge and a 15 minutes' drive from Saffron Walden.

It is on the market with Cheffins in Saffron Walden for £1,395,000.

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A Cheffins spokesperson said: "This is a unique and rather special eco-concept home set in a stunning, rural location.

"The main residence offers accommodation approaching 5,000sqft and is set in its own stunning grounds of approximately 2.33 acres."

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The home has eco-credentials, according to the estate agent, with 50cm thick triple glazing from Sweden, solar hot water heating and options for rainwater harvesting.

Its solar PV panels will provide a "generous income" for the future homeowner.

The vaulted lounge is described as a "magnificent reception room" which features a minstrels gallery and a timber staircase to the first floor.

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An orangery features large windows which look out onto the garden.

The kitchen - also vaulted - features Velux skylights, a granite workspace and range cooker.

The kitchen sits next to a modest dining space.

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There are five ground-floor bedrooms, one of which features an en-suite, and a ground-floor shared bathroom.

Upstairs, the minstrels gallery looks over the living room.

There is also a cinema room, a gym-studio and a master bedroom with en-suite which overlooks the estate.

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Outside, the main garden is south-facing, decorated with timber posts and large sheets for alfresco entertaining.

Raised timber beds make for an eco-friendly kitchen garden.

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Next to the vineyard lies an allotment area, together with a free-range chicken run.

The home sits back from the B1054 main road, just one mile from Hempstead's Blue Bell Inn - the alleged birthplace of infamous highwayman Dick Turpin.

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