Guide Price £995,000  5 Bed Grade II Listed Residence, Little Chesterford, Saffron Walden


  • Beautifully presented accommodation
  • Three reception rooms
  • Five bedrooms
  • Four bath/shower rooms
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Cart lodge and outbuildings
An impressive, Grade II Listed residence set in grounds of approximately 1/3 of an acre on the outskirts of this popular village. The well-proportioned accommodation offers a wealth of character features and period charm, with beautifully landscaped gardens and a series of excellent outbuildings.


Kents Farm is located on the outskirts of the much sought-after village of Little Chesterford which is conveniently situated just 2 miles from access on to the M11 motorway at Stumps Cross (Jt 9). The market town of Saffron Walden with its extensive range of shopping, schooling and recreational facilities is situated about 2 miles south and the University City of Cambridge is about 12 miles north. For the commuter there are main line stations in the neighbouring village of Great Chesterford and Audley End providing a commuter service to London's Liverpool Street.

GROUND FLOOR


REAR ENTRANCE HALL
The current owners use the rear entrance hall as the principal access into the property, there is however an original front door which is operational, but infrequently used. The entrance hall comprises timber entrance door, window to the side aspect and exposed brick flooring.

SITTING ROOM
25' 10" x 14' 6" (7.87m x 4.42m)
A well-proportioned, triple aspect room with views over the gardens, inglenook fireplace with multi-fuel stove and exposed brickwork, exposed timbers and oak staircase rising to the first floor. Door leading to the kitchen/breakfast room and further door to:

FRONT ENTRANCE HALL
Timber door and open plan to:

DINING ROOM
15' 6" x 14' 2" (4.72m x 4.32m)
A dual aspect room with windows overlooking the gardens. The room is well-proportioned and ideal for formal entertaining, displaying a number of exposed timbers, fireplace with exposed brickwork and LPG stove. In addition, there is a useful storage cupboard.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM
13' 10" x 11' 10" (4.22m x 3.61m)
Fitted with a bespoke range of handmade base and eye level units with granite worktop space over, also incorporating butler sink, two oven Aga with a two oven electric module and halogen hob, integrated cupboard with space for three quarter height fridge. Windows to two aspects and glazed door to:

UTILITY ROOM
12' x 9' 6" (3.66m x 2.9m)
Fitted with a matching range of handmade units with granite worktop space and butler sink. Door with windows to either side providing access to the garden. There is scope, subject to requirements and relevant approval, to integrate the kitchen and utility room into one.

INNER HALLWAY
Window to the side aspect.

SHOWER ROOM
Suite comprising shower enclosure, low level WC, vanity wash basin with cupboards below and obscure glazed window.

FAMILY/GARDEN ROOM
21' 9" x 10' 11" (6.63m x 3.33m) widening in part to 12' 7".
An excellent additional entertaining room with part-vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers and timber framed conservatory enjoying views over the gardens. Exposed brick and flint wall, floorboards and a variety of windows and door providing access to the garden.

FIRST FLOOR


LANDING
Exposed timbers, windows to the rear and side aspects and staircase rising to the second floor.

BEDROOM 1
15' 11" x 12' 4" (4.85m x 3.76m) widening in part to 20'.
Windows to two aspects, exposed timbers, a number of built-in wardrobes and cupboards and door to:

EN SUITE
Comprising panelled bath with handheld shower attachment, low level WC, wash basin, part wood panelled walls, exposed timbers, oak flooring and window overlooking the garden.

FAMILY BATHROOM
Suite comprising panelled bath with shower attachment, low level WC, wash basin, exposed timbers, oak flooring and window to the side aspect.

BEDROOM 2
15' 2" x 11' 5" (4.62m x 3.48m)
A triple aspect room with built-in wardrobe.

BEDROOM 3
12' 1" x 8' 9" (3.68m x 2.67m)
Window to the front aspect overlooking the garden, built-in airing cupboard and fitted with a series of built-in wardrobes.

BEDROOM 4
11' 6" x 11' 5" (3.51m x 3.48m)
Window to the front aspect and built-in wardrobe.

SECOND FLOOR


SPLIT LEVEL LANDING
Incorporating exposed chimneybreast.

BEDROOM 5
12' 1" x 8' 4" (3.68m x 2.54m) max.
Window to the side aspect and vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers.

BEDROOM 6/STUDY
11' 4" x 8' 7" (3.45m x 2.62m) max.
A dual aspect room.

SHOWER ROOM
Comprising shower enclosure, low level WC, wash basin and window overlooking the garden.

OUTSIDE
Kents Farm sits in its own plot of approximately a quarter of an acre with gardens to the front, side and rear. The gardens are a particular feature of the property and have been beautifully tended and nurtured over a number of years to include lawns, box hedging, flowerbeds and well-stocked with a number of plants and shrubs. There is a paved patio area which provides an excellent al fresco entertaining space. To the rear of the property is a pair of timber gates providing access to the gravel driveway, in turn leading to a double cart lodge (19' x 13') with adjacent store (14' x 9').

The 'Old Granary' is an attractive brick, flint and timber barn (30' x 15') which benefits from consent to form ancillary accommodation to the house - Planning Ref: UTT/2024/03/LB. The driveway behind the 'Old Granary' is owned by Audley End Estate. The current owners pay a peppercorn rent to Audley End Estate for an additional access into the property.

In addition, there is a further substantial barn (60' x 18') with a pair of timber doors from the driveway and a personal door to the garden. The barn has power and lighting connected and offers a variety of uses, including home office, games room or workshop. There is scope to develop or convert, subject to requirements and relevant approval. Adjoining the barn is the 'Old Washroom' which is insulated and currently used as a small tack room.

VIEWINGS
Strictly by appointment with the Agents.

Saffron Walden

T: 01799 523656

E: saffron-walden@cheffins.co.uk