Guide Price £995,000  4 Bed Grade II Listed Farmhouse, Howlett End, Saffron Walden

  • Grade II Listed farmhouse
  • Three reception rooms
  • Four bedrooms
  • Detached annexe with Planning Permission
  • Grounds of approx. 1.2 acres
  • Further outbuildings by separate negotiation
A handsome, period farmhouse set in grounds of approximately 1.2 acres within in a hamlet just 5 minutes from Saffron Walden. In addition to the main house is a detached annexe with Planning Permission for a detached 3 bedroom home. The farmhouse retains a number of attractive period features and has been enhanced by the current owners.

Howlett End is a small hamlet on the outskirts of Wimbish, a well-located village, approximately 4 miles south-east of the fine old market town of Saffron Walden and within easy reach of mainline stations to Liverpool Street and Cambridge and the M11 access point connecting the M25, the A14 and A1. Stansted Airport is approximately 10 miles to the south. Wimbish has its own inn / restaurant, well-regarded primary school and parish church. The village of Radwinter is just over a mile away with further amenities including primary school, church and restaurant.


Entrance door opening to staircase rising to the first floor with carpet runner and brass fittings.

15' 9" x 14' (4.8m x 4.27m)
An attractive, dual aspect reception room with sash windows to the front and rear aspects with fitted shutters. Fireplace with inset stove, carved surround and mantle and fitted pine cupboard and shelving to either side.

14' 9" x 14' (4.5m x 4.27m)
Sash window to the front aspect overlooking the front garden, fireplace with exposed brickwork and original fitted pine cabinet and display shelving, exposed floor boards and open plan studwork to the kitchen/breakfast room.

19' 7" x 13' 6" (5.97m x 4.11m)
A cosy room offering a variety of uses, dependent upon needs. Windows to three aspects, fireplace with inset stove, exposed timbers and built-in cupboard. Door with staircase rising to the first floor.

12' 5" x 6' 4" (3.78m x 1.93m)
Fitted with a range of units with worktop space over, sink unit, space for washing machine and tumble dryer. A pair of doors with adjoining windows providing views and access on to the al fresco entertaining space.

Comprising low level WC, wash basin and windows to two aspects.

13' 8" x 12' 4" (4.17m x 3.76m)
Fitted with a range of units with solid wood block and granite work surface over, two oven Aga, separate oven and ceramic sink unit. Windows to two aspect overlooking the terrace and gardens. Exposed timbers and glazed door to:

Stable door leading to the terrace and garden and windows to two aspects. Tiled flooring and useful built-in storage cupboard/pantry.


Windows to the rear aspect with fitted shutters overlooking the gardens. Exposed floor boards.

14' 3" x 14' (4.34m x 4.27m)
A well-proportioned, dual aspect room with windows to the rear and front aspect with fitted shutters. Victorian fireplace (not in use) and built-in wardrobes to either side.

14' 8" x 10' (4.47m x 3.05m)
Sash window to the front aspect overlooking the garden, exposed floor boards and built-in wardrobe which offers scope to convert into an en suite, if required.

13' x 11' (3.96m x 3.35m)
A dual aspect room with windows to the front and rear aspects overlooking the gardens. Exposed floor boards and door with staircase rising from the sitting room/study.

Suite comprising free-standing roll top bath with claw feet, low level WC and wash basin. Chimney breast with exposed brickwork, built-in cupboard and window to the front aspect.

10' x 7' 5" (3.05m x 2.26m)
A dual aspect room with windows to the rear and side aspects, exposed floor boards and built-in cupboard.

Suite comprising panelled bath, shower enclosure, low level WC and wash basin. Part wood panelled walls and windows to two aspects with fitted shutters.

Gowers Farm is approached via a gravelled driveway, in turn leading to a large hardstanding providing an extensive parking area. To the front of the farmhouse is a lawned garden with path from the street, well-stocked flower and shrub borders, mature trees and brick and flint walls. Adjoining the rear of the property is an attractive paved terrace with a more recent addition of a contemporary Mediterranean style al fresco entertaining space, incorporating built-in bar area with low level lighting, power points and fire area. In total, the property extends to approximately 1.2 acres. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with an abundance of fruit trees, including pear, apple and fig, and other mature trees and shrubs.

26' 8" x 20' 4" (8.13m x 6.2m) overall.
The annexe offers a multitude of uses including supplementary accommodation, office/studio or party room. Accommodation comprising a large living space with doors and window overlooking the garden, kitchen area and bathroom with low level WC, wash basin and panelled bath.

The annexe also benefits from Planning Permission under Reference UTT/18/2315/FUL to demolish the existing studio to create a 3 bedroom house.

In addition to the main house, annexe and gardens is the opportunity to purchase a 38ft detached office with kitchen area, shower room and electric heating, and a 45ft timber framed barn which is ideal for storage or possible further conversion. By separate negotiation 150,000.

Strictly by appointment with the Agents.

Saffron Walden

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