Land for sale in Wood Hall, Arkesden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11

Guide price £12,500,000
Land for sale 14 7 5
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Property features

  • Principal House; 5 reception rooms, 8 principal bedrooms, 6 secondary bedrooms, billiard room, playroom, cellars, Indoor swimming pool, 2 tennis courts, walled garden, mature gardens with (truncated)
  • Cottages; Residential portfolio of 22 tenanted cottages providing additional accommodation and circa £250,000 annual income
  • Planning permissions; Consent for further development of 8 dwellings
  • About 34.94 acres

Property description

Wood Hall

Finished in cream render under a mellow red tiled roof, Wood Hall is a handsome house of elegant proportions, standing in an elevated position with far-reaching views.
Internally, the house combines light and spacious reception rooms with comfortable principal bedroom accommodation on the first floor and secondary bedrooms on the second floor. Of particular note is the panelled dining room, beautifully proportioned with three pairs of French doors opening onto the garden terrace. The grand reception hall gives a great sense of arrival with a broad, oak staircase leading up to a galleried landing, provided access to the principal bedrooms.
A further concaved staircase leads to the second floor which provides additional bedroom accommodation or alternatively a staff flat.
The gardens and grounds are a very special feature of Wood Hall. On the south side of the house a paved terrace overlooks the formal lawns to the lake beyond, which is believed to be part of the moat which surrounded an older house on the site. To the west is a well-stocked and tended walled garden. The gardens also include an all-weather Astroturf tennis court and an indoor swimming pool with a sauna and hot tub. There is a second all weathered tennis court, with a timber pavilion.
Further outbuildings within the grounds include the estate office, fully fitted with a kitchen and WC together with the former Cart Shed providing garaging. Beyond the lake is a newly constructed machine store.
Parkland
19.54 acres of parkland providing well fenced grazing.

Standing in an elevated position with far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside to the village of Arkesden and beyond, the Wood Hall Estate lies in a beautiful mature setting.
Arkesden is the quintessential English village with a church, village hall and public house. The market towns of Saffron Walden and Bishop’s Stortford both 4.5 miles and 6 miles away provide good shopping facilities. Cambridge is just over 20miles distant.
Communications are excellent by both road and rail. Fast and frequent trains leave Bishops Stortford reaching London Liverpool Street in 38 minutes or from Audley End, 4 miles away, reaching London Liverpool Street Station in 55 minutes. Access to the M11 is within 10 miles and the A1 is within 22 miles.

Housekeepers Cottage
Adjoining Wood Hall but with separate access, Housekeeper’s Cottage comprises 4 bedrooms, sitting room, kitchen, shower/room and WC. Garden.

1 Stable Flat
Newly converted and situated over the Old Stables the accommodation comprises 2 bedrooms, sitting/dining room and shower room.

2 Stable Flat
A nearly completed conversion of a 2 bedroom flat, with sitting room/dining room, kitchen and bathroom. All electrics, heating and water supply have been put in. The final furnishings and cosmetic touches to finish it off.

Monks Cottage
Situated to the west of the estate Monks Cottage is finished in painted weatherboarding under a clay tile roof. The accommodation comprises of: 4 bedrooms, sitting room, dining room, study, kitchen/breakfast area, utility room, 2 bathrooms, WC and a private garden.

1 The Granary
Forming part of a terrace of three cottages, 1 The Granary comprises of: 3 bedrooms, sitting room, kitchen/dining room, bathroom and garden.

2 The Granary
Lying in the middle of a terrace of three, 2 The Granary comprises of: 3 bedrooms, sitting room, kitchen/dining room, bathroom and front garden.

3 The Granary
Forming the western end of the terrace of three, the accommodation comprises of: 3 bedrooms, sitting room, kitchen/dining room, bathroom, and garden to the front and side.

Groom’s Cottage
Constructed of red brick, part rendered under a tiled roof the accommodation comprises of: 3 bedrooms, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, utility room, bathroom, shower room and garden.

1 Dairy Cottages
Built of mellow red brick under a clay tile roof, the accommodation comprises of: 2 bedrooms, sitting room, kitchen/dining room, bathroom and garden.

2 Dairy Cottages
Built of mellow red brick under a clay tile roof, the accommodation comprises of: 2 bedrooms, sitting room, kitchen/dining room, bathroom and garden.

1 Woodman’s Cottage
One of a pair of traditional barn conversion cottages, consisting of 2 bedrooms, kitchen/ breakfast room, large sitting room with open fireplace, and a family sized bathroom. Garden is out front of the property.

2 Woodman’s Cottage
One of a pair of traditional barn conversion cottages, consisting of 2 bedrooms, kitchen/ breakfast room, large sitting room with open fireplace, and a family sized bathroom. Garden is out front of the property.

Chaff Cottage
Situated to the north and constructed in a similar style to 1&2 Woodman’s cottages, this one up two down cottage comprises of 1 bedroom, bathroom, sitting and kitchen/breakfast room.

1 Farriers Yard
One of a charming pair of terraced cottages, number 1 comprises of 3 bedrooms, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, shower room, bathroom, WC and garden.

2 Farriers Yard
One of a charming pair of terraced cottages, number 2 comprises of 4 bedrooms, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, shower room, bathroom, WC and garden.

Game Cottage
Is a detached bungalow which has been finished to a high standard, comprising of 2 bedrooms one with an en suite shower to the master bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, sitting room.

Lodge House
An attractive detached cottage, situated before the entrance gates to main house with its’ own driveway. This immaculately presented cottage comprises of: Master bedroom with en suite bathroom and 3 further bedrooms, family bathroom, two sitting rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility and large enclosed garden at the rear. This cottage also comes with a double garage.

1 Old Barn
Forming one of three conversions in a traditional Grade II listed timber framed barn. Accommodation: 5 bedrooms, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, bathroom, shower room and garden.

2 The Old Barn
Situated mid terrace within the Old Barn, the accommodation comprises: 4 bedrooms, sitting room, study, kitchen/dining room, study, bathroom, shower room and WC.

3 The Old Barn
Situated at the right hand end of the Old Barn, sympathetically converted accommodation which comprises of 3 bedrooms, plus master bedroom with an en-suite & minstrel gallery, family bathroom, open plan sitting / dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, study and WC.

1 Foreman’s Cottage
Forming one of a pair of cream rendered cottages, the accommodation comprises: 2 bedrooms, sitting room, kitchen, bathroom, WC and garden.

2 Foreman’s Cottage
Forming the second cottage of a pair of cream rendered cottages, the accommodation consists of 2 bedrooms, sitting room/dining room, kitchen, bedroom, WC and garden. There are a total of 29 garages on site that are let with the individual cottages.

Garaging
There are a total of 29 garages on site that are let with the individual cottages, and ample parking available.

Planning consents
The Gardener’s Shed: Planning consent was approved on 11th January 2018 for the change of use of The Gardener’s Shed to a single
1 bedroom dwelling. Reference utt/17/3367/PAP3Q. (See location plan opposite reference aa).

The Squash Court: Planning consent was granted on 16th January 2018 for the demolition of the old squash court and replacement with a single,
4 bedroom dwelling. Reference utt/17/3296/ful. (See location plan opposite reference ab).

The Hanger: Planning consent was granted on 28th July 2017 for the demolition of the redundant
storage building and the erection of 4 x 3 bedroom terraced cottages. Reference utt/17/1302/ful. (See location plan opposite reference ac).

Wood Cutters Shed: Planning consent is pending with decision issue date 1st June 2018 for the demolition of the redundant wood storage shed
and the erection of 2 No, 2 bedroom dwellings. Reference utt/18/1024/PAP3Q.
(See location plan opposite reference ad).

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