ESCAPE THE CITY AND STEP INTO THE IDYLLIC COUNTRYSIDE! A beautiful, Grade II Listed, thatched cottage enjoying a large plot approaching three-quarters-of-an-acre, with beautiful gardens and a small paddock, garden office and pavilion. The property offers all the character you could possibly want.
The property sits in a generous plot approaching three-quarters-of-an-acre, enjoying a rare Bullace plum tree, pear, apple, damson, elderflower, crab-apple trees, sloes, and many more treasures. You can sit in the peaceful garden overlooking the cottage and enjoy a cup of tea on the patio area, or entertain by the fire pit in the paddock. There is also land tucked away at the front of the property, which offers wonderful views of the countryside and an old historic air raid shelter!
The cottage itself has so much character, offering 3 good size bedrooms, a homely kitchen with AGA, breakfast room, separate utility room, downstairs shower room, open fire place in the spacious living room, oak built dining room with doors out onto the garden, and a family bathroom upstairs. To the side of the property is a garage and a separate self-contained studio.
The property is situated just outside the village of
Hempstead, between Hempstead and Radwinter. The village of Hempstead itself has a local inn and
Radwinter has its own primary school and inn / restaurant. Saffron Walden is within easy reach, as is Audley End railway station and the M11 access point.
FRONT DOOR To:
ENTRANCE HALL: Tiled floor, window to side.
SITTING ROOM: 18'11" x 10'6" (5.77m x 3.2m). A beautiful light and bright room with windows to front and rear aspects, including doors onto a small patio and a fine inglenook fireplace.
KITCHEN: 11'1" x 10'2" (3.38m x 3.1m). Fully fitted with an excellent range of base and wall units, including Corrian worksurfaces, incorporating one-and-a-half bowl sink and drainer with mixer tap. The units have oak fronts and there is a recess housing the oil-fired Aga that provides part-central heating.
DINING / GARDEN ROOM: 10'7" x 9'10" (3.23m x 3m). A wonderful addition to the house with vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, ceramic flooring with under-floor heating and doors onto the garden.
SHOWER ROOM: Comprising low-level WC, shower cubicle, tiled under-floor heating, storage cupboard.
UTILITY ROOM: 10' x 6'1" (3.05m x 1.85m). Accessible from the kitchen - worksurfaces and plumbing for washing machine.
SIDE HALL: The side entrance is the main entrance to the house day-to-day and we would suggest you visit the property from the side door. There is a large cupboard and oil-fired boiler providing domestic hot water and central heating.
ON THE FIRST FLOOR:
STAIRCASE 1: Approached from the living room. A beautiful hand-built staircase leading to LANDING and:
BEDROOM 3: 9'5" x 7'11" (2.87m x 2.41m). Window to front aspect.
BEDROOM 2: 11'2" x 9'11" (3.4m x 3.02m).
INNER LANDING: Leading to:
BEDROOM 1: 10'11" x 9'11" (3.33m x 3.02m). Window to front aspect.
SECOND LANDING: With stairs from utility room.
AGENT'S NOTE: This second landing means that the main bedroom can be approached separately from the other two bedrooms.
BATHROOM: Comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash basin and WC.
OUTSIDE: The gardens are beautiful, with a variety of sitting areas including an open fronted 'pavilion'. Parking is available for numerous cars, with parking in front of the garage and gates to the paddock area. Opposite the detached cottage there is a parcel of land which also goes with the property - a little 'nature reserve'
LOCAL AUTHORITY: For further information on the local area and services, log onto www.uttlesford.gov.uk
COUNCIL TAX: Band F.
1 Market Street Saffron Walden Essex CB10 1JB
Monday to Friday 9.00 a.m. – 5.30 p.m
Saturday 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m
Sunday 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m
Telephone calls answered between 8.00 am. – 8.00 p.m. Monday to Friday
Appointments available outside of these hours.