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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Matching Road, Hatfield Heath, Bishop's Stortford, CM22

Sold STC £1,950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Stunning Country Residence
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 3 En-suites
  • 5 Reception Rooms
  • Fabulous Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • 2 Detached Double Garages
  • Private Gardens Extending To 2 Acres
  • Stable Block / Workshop
  • Tennis Court
  • EPC Rating D

Full description

Down Court, is a stunning country residence, which has been improved and updated by the current owners to create a home with spacious and versatile accommodation, comprising 5 separate reception rooms, a beautifully appointed bespoke kitchen/breakfast room. Master bedroom with en-suite shower room and separate dressing area. The property sits in approximately 2 acres of mature and well maintained formal gardens with a stable block, offering the opportunity to create additional annexe/leisure accommodation, subject to relevant planning, a detached double garage and parking for several vehicles. EPC Rating D.

The Setting

Down Court is located on the Matching Green Road, between the highly regarded village of Matching Green and Hatfield Heath, closely located to Downhall Country House Hotel. Matching Green is renowned for its gastro public house, The Chequers, and the beautiful village green it sits on, together with the popular primary school. There are convenient village amenities at Hatfield Heath, with the larger towns of Bishop s Stortford, Harlow and Sawbridgeworth are within a short drive away, offering a more comprehensive range of shops, restaurants, and offer mainline railway stations with good links into London Liverpool Street and Cambridge. For road users, Junction 8 of the M11 and Stansted s International Airport is approximately 10 miles away.

The Accommodation

A large solid wood front door opens onto a spacious entrance hallway with solid wooden Parquet flooring, high ceilings and staircase rising to the first floor. Doors lead off to the triple aspect drawing room with large stone fireplace housing wood burning stove and French doors open to the rear patio/entertaining area. A door from the entrance hall leads to the dining room with double internal doors through to the impressive and beautifully appointed kitchen/breakfast room, with vaulted ceiling and natural stone flooring. This bright and spacious area has been tastefully fitted with bespoke Mark Wilkinson wall and base units, granite work surfaces, Aga, central island and integrated appliances and there are French doors leading out to a raised manicured private garden. In addition, there is a walk-in pantry and separate utility room with external access. From the inner hallway, steps lead down onto a family room with feature arched windows and French doors out to a further terraced entertaining area, a further door to an inner lobby/hallway with stairs rising to the guest suite with en-suite bathroom, a study/bedroom 6, and a further reception room with Inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove, wooden flooring and en-suite facilities. A study and two cloakroom/wc complete this floor. This wing would work well as separate living quarters/annexe, with separate access.

Stairs rise from the entrance hallway to the first floor bright galleried landing with sash windows to the front, doors leading via the dressing room to a spacious triple aspect master bedroom, with en-suite shower room There are a further 3 double bedrooms and family bathroom that completes this floor. There is planning permission to extend further en-suites and dressing rooms to the bedrooms.


The front of the property is approached from Matching Road onto a private driveway leading to a set of electric gates into the property s main driveway, offering parking for numerous vehicles and a double garage with electronically operated door, there is a second double garage to the rear of the property. The private rear gardens extend to approximately 2 acres, are predominantly laid to lawn with patio/entertaining areas, walled rose garden, formal rear garden .and a children s bark laid play area and a separate enclosed hard-standing tennis court.

There is a separate detached stable block with 3 loose boxes and central storage, offering potential to be developed and converted into annexe/leisure facilities, subject to the relevant planning permission.


Private drainage, oil fired central heating, water and electricity with solar assistance are connected.

Local Authority

Uttlesford District Council


We endeavour to make our sales particulars accurate and reliable, however, they do not constitute or form part of an offer or any contract and none is to be relied upon as statements of representation or fact. Any services, systems and appliances listed in this specification have not been tested by us and no guarantee as to their operating ability or efficiency is given. All measurements have been taken as a guide to prospective buyers only, and are not precise. Please be advised that some of the particulars may be awaiting vendor approval. If you require clarification or further information on any points, please contact us, especially if you are traveling some distance to view. Fixtures and fittings other than those mentioned are to be agreed with the seller.


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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
07 November 2016


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