This 17th century cottage, built in 1650, possesses many desirable features that are not to be missed and must be seen in person to appreciate every element of its character. From the balcony in the master bedroom with accompanying stairwell that leads into the stunning garden, to the underfloor heating in a stylish living room with exposed beams and a striking feature fireplace. The thatch was re-done in 1998 with Norfolk Reed which has a life span of approximately 70 years. The Ridge was replaced in 2016.
This property is both contemporary and classic and will appeal to all customers looking for a unique and timeless cottage set in open countryside close to the popular town of Saffron Walden.
Entrance Hall: As you enter via the solid oak door, you instantly get a feel for the charm and the character that feature throughout this property. There is a window to the side aspect with a mosaic style flooring. Doors leading to study and living room.
Study 3.30m X 2.70m (10'10 X 8'10): Great sized office space with plenty of room for office furniture, perfect for working from home. Window to front aspect and window to side aspect. Exposed beams.
Living Room 6.00m X 4.50m (19'8 X 14'9): Superb living area that is finished to a very high standard. Natural stone flooring with underfloor heating. Feature inglenook fireplace, continued exposed beams. Internal oak door with ironmongery in keeping with the period of the property. There is an original feature of the property which are stairs leading up to the first floor which you access via a folding door. Two windows to side aspect and window to rear aspect. Steps leading up to dining room.
Dining Room 3.80m X 3.10m (12'6 X 10'2): Separated by the lounge with exposed beams. Natural engineered oak flooring. French doors to the rear of the property. Window to side aspect and radiator.
Kitchen (3.25m X 2.64m (10'8 X 8'8): Traditional style kitchen with granite work tops throughout, a walk-in pantry, leading to a utility room for extra space. Ceramic flooring to compliment the style. Integral appliances.
Utility Room: Well-functioning utility room with sink. There is also a back door leading to the rear of the property and cloakroom on the right.
As you enter the side porch from the kitchen, you have separate part of the cottage with a further bathroom and lounge, which is great annex potential.
Bedroom 5/Annexe 5.30m X 3.40m (17'5 X 11'2): Fabulous room with windows to the front, side, and rear with radiator. Cupboard with small sink.
Bathroom (Annexe): Immaculately finished bathroom, with floor to ceiling tiles, WC, wash basin, bath with full height centre stainless steel shower with curtain.
First Floor Landing: Large feature window to the side of the property, with a decorative stone wall. Leading to:
Bedroom 1 - 5.30m X 5.00m (17'5 X 16'5): This truly is a stunning Master bedroom with large window to the side aspect, French doors leading to the balcony overlooking the beautifully landscaped gardens and rolling country views. Oak style flooring compliment the room and match the period of the property. There is a feature wrought iron spiral staircase on the balcony given access to the garden.
Bedroom 2 - 4.40m X 4.40m (14'5 X 14'5): Here you truly get the feel of the original thatched cottage in the bedroom with the exposed beams and the ground floor feature fireplace exposed brickwork. Windows to both sides.
Bedroom 3 - 4.10m X 3.10m (13'5 X 10'2): Further double bedroom with window to side elevation and the continued cottage feel.
Bedroom 4 - (4.40m X 2.60m (14'5 X 8'6): Character room with window to the side elevation, with original door hatch with stairs leading to the ground floor living room.
Bathroom: Contemporary fitted suite which includes a large bathtub, feature wash basin and WC. Overhead central shower with curtain. Oak effect flooring and tiles floor to ceiling.
Outside: As you enter the property from the road, there is ample parking for several vehicles, with the added benefit of a detached double garage, which compliments the cottage as though it has always been there.
Rear Garden: The property benefits from immaculately kept mature gardens with a mixture of lawned areas and planting as well as a well-maintained garden pond. A selection of mature trees makes this a fabulous garden to enjoy and entertain in along with the impressive countryside views. There is also a summer house, greenhouse along with a another out building for storage.
A lovely village and civil parish, between Saffron Walden and Thaxted.
Saffron Walden is set in the heart of Essex and Cambridgeshire borders. It is an historic market town, with a fantastic range of period properties, which also include the remains of their very own Castle. There is a good selection of shops, restaurants, tea
rooms and coffee houses, along with excellent schools. Good road links to the M11 and the nearest train service is run from Audley End Station (approximately 2 miles away).
Whilst every effort has been made to create accurate information, we would ask that any interested buyers carry out their own due diligence process. The information provided on these particulars, do not form part of any contract. Antony Davis are acting solely for the seller as their estate agent, and are not qualified valuation surveyors.