6 bedroom detached house for sale

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

£1,950,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

Folio: 13070 We have the pleasure of offering this substantial country house, situated in a small hamlet of prestigious homes located close to the country house hotel, Downhall. Positioned between the popular villages of Hatfield Heath and Matching Green, Matching Green with its renowned Chequers country pub/restaurants, local JMI schools and its beautiful village green. Further facilities at Hatfield Heath include a shop for your day-to-day needs, restaurants, period inns, Post Office, tea room, active local churches and a renowned JMI school. There is easy access to the larger centres of Bishop’s Stortford and Harlow, each enjoying multiple shopping centres, schools, recreational facilities, mainline railway stations serving London Liverpool Street and Cambridge and of course, M11 leading to M25 access points. A further station can be found at Sawbridgeworth which is 10 minutes by car and is on the same line. The Central line tube station at Epping is approximately a 20 minute drive to the south. There are a number of highly regarded independent schools, all within a 10 minute drive, St Nicholas at Old Harlow, Howe Green in Hallingbury and The Bishop’s Stortford College.

The property itself has been beautifully maintained and much improved by the present owners with an extensive schedule of works including handmade windows and a Mark Wilkinson kitchen. The property boasts a large drawing room, dining room, family room, magnificent kitchen, study, domestic study, 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 cloakrooms, excellent outbuildings, newly constructed double garage, hard tennis court, landscaped formal gardens extending to in excess of 2 acres, gated sweeping drive and excellent parking. Early viewing of this fine country house is highly recommended and in brief the accommodation comprises:


Property ref: 121_2630_3837107

General 
Panelled double opening entrance door to:

Entrance Hall 
26' 8" x 9' 6" (8.13m x 2.90m) with a pair of sash windows to front, two double panelled radiators, staircase rising to the first floor galleried landing, parquet flooring.

Downstairs Cloakroom 
Comprising a flush w.c., pedestal wash hand basin, cloaks cupboard, opaque sash window, parquet flooring.

Drawing Room 
24' 4" x 20' (7.42m x 6.10m) with sash windows on two aspects, 4 double panelled radiators, double doors to stone laid terrace, stone fireplace with a large stone hearth and insert log burning Esse stove, reliefed cornice, contemporary natural fibre carpet.

Dining Room 
22' 4" x 12' 6" (6.81m x 3.81m) with a pair of sash windows to front, double panelled radiator, reliefed cornice, double opening doors to kitchen gallery, fitted carpet.

Family Room 
20' 4" x 17' 8" (6.20m x 5.38m) with a 14’ ceiling height, feature arch topped sash windows, small port hole, double opening doors to a paved terrace, entertainment recess for a large screen t.v., low voltage lighting, 3 double panelled radiators, oak flooring, door through to:

Side Lobby 
With a door through to the front parking area, stairs rising to guest bedroom, 2 double panelled radiators, access to loft space, tiled floor.

Cloakroom 2 
With a medium level flush w.c., pedestal wash hand basin, half tiled to walls, double panelled radiator, tiled floor.

Ground Floor Bedroom 5 (currently used as a study) 
21' x 13' (6.40m x 3.96m) with a window to side aspect, large stock brick Inglenook fireplace with a raised brick hearth, brick mantle and log burning stove, 2 double panelled radiators, timber floor, door through to:

Study 
17' 6" x 12' (5.33m x 3.66m) with windows on two aspects, low voltage lighting, timber flooring.

First Floor Bedroom 6 (Guest Suite) 
24' 6" x 12' 10" (7.47m x 3.91m) with a pair of Velux windows to side, port hole window, 2 double panelled radiator, built-in wardrobe cupboards, door through to:

En-Suite Bathroom 
Comprising a panel enclosed shower bath with mixer tap, pedestal wash hand basin with monobloc tap and pop-up waste, button flush w.c., Velux window, tiled splashbacks to all areas, tiled floor, chromium heated towel rail.

Mark Wilkinson Kitchen/Breakfast Room 
The kitchen is approached by a raised gallery with a stone staircase leading to the kitchen area.
Kitchen Area
23' x 20' 8" (7.01m x 6.30m) this bespoke Mark Wilkinson kitchen comprises a large Belfast sink with mixer tap and cupboards under, further range of matching base units and drawers, 2 oven oil heated Aga with adjacent duo Miele hob and cupboards under, matching base units with bevelled edge granite tops and complementary upstands, Miele oven with Miele microwave, plumbed Samsung fridge with water and ice, integrated dishwasher, central island with preparation sink with cupboards and drawers under, Miele coffee machine, vaulted ceiling with heavy oak structural work and roof lights, double doors giving access to a small garden area, windows on two aspects, large walk-in larder cupboard with shelving, 2 column radiators, stone floor, door through to:

Large Utility Room 
With a door giving access to rear, sash window to side, butler sink with cupboards under, position and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, Thermecon oil fired boiler supplying domestic hot water and heating via radiators where mentioned, single radiator, stone floor.

Domestic Study 
10' 6" x 10' (3.20m x 3.05m) with a pair of sash windows to rear, 2 large storage cupboards, double radiator, Amtico flooring.

First Floor Galleried Landing 
27' 4" x 9' 4" (8.33m x 2.84m) with 3 sash windows to front, 2 double panelled radiators, access to loft space, walk-in wardrobe cupboard with hanging space and shelving, reliefed cornice, fitted carpet to stairs.

Master Bedroom 
Approached via a dressing area (9’8 x 9’) with quality fitted cupboards, sash window to front, 2 double panelled radiators, fitted carpet, extending through to:
Bedroom Area
20' x 13' 2" (6.10m x 4.01m) with sash windows on three aspects with views to both front and rear garden areas, reliefed cornice, Victorian style fireplace, double radiator, fitted carpet, door to:

En-Suite Shower Room 
A contemporary suite comprising a pair of fruit bowl style wash hand basins on a timber stand with display chrome work and a pair of monobloc taps, walk-in shower with a fixed head, button flush w.c., fully tiled walls and floor, chromium heated towel rail, opaque sash window to rear.

Bedroom 2 
18' 10" x 10' (5.74m x 3.05m) with a pair of sash windows to rear, double panelled radiator, fitted carpet.

Bedroom 3 
18' 10" x 10' (5.74m x 3.05m) with a pair of sash windows to front, double radiator, fitted carpet.

Bedroom 4 
14' x 10' (4.27m x 3.05m) with a sash window to rear, double radiator, fitted carpet.

Family Bath/Shower Room 
13' x 9' 6" (3.96m x 2.90m) comprising a jacuzzi bath, button flush w.c., pedestal wash hand basin, shower cubicle with a fixed head shower and removable spring, large airing cupboard housing a lagged copper cylinder with immersion heated fitted, pair of sash windows to front, half tiled walls with a glass mosaic rail, enamelled heated towel rail, window seating, pair of sash windows to rear.

Outside 

The Rear 
The property enjoys grounds extending to just in excess of 2 acres. Directly to the rear and side of the main house is a nurtured formal garden with a beautiful pergola covered outside entertaining area with sweeping mellow stock brick walls leading to the hidden rose garden with its arched brick gated access to the front. There are steps and a pathway down to the main garden area which is laid to lawn and well screened by mature hedging. There is a bark laid children’s play area and a chain link fence enclosed hard tennis court with another extensive paved patio area with box hedging.

Stable Block 
With 3 loose boxes and central store, all with light and power laid on. Divided by a vaulted carriage access with a large door giving access to a spacious workshop/store. The building lends itself very much for conversion to annexe, subject to local authority approval.

The Front 
The property is approached from the Matching road along a long, private drive through some mature woodland which is shared with three other beautiful country houses. The drive sweeps around to some double opening electric gates into the property’s main private drive leading to the large cobble laid parking and turning area. There is a raised lawn, mellow stock brick walling, mature trees and mature laurel screening.

Large Detached Double Garage 
Recently constructed with an electronically operated panel roll-up door, light and power laid on, eaves storage space. There is a second double garage to the rear, approached from the main drive where there is also rear vehicular access to the grounds.

Services 
Private drainage.
Oil heating.
Mains water and electricity with solar assistance.

Local Authority 
Uttlesford District Council
Band ‘H’ (£2,933.26 - 2013/14)

Agents Note 
The property has the benefit of planning permission for a first floor extension. The planning reference is UTT/16/2405/HHF. Plans are available for viewing.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
25 October 2016

Nearest stations

  • Sawbridgeworth (2.6 mi)
  • Harlow Mill (3.5 mi)
  • Bishop's Stortford (5.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Wright & Co, Sawbridgeworth

The Old Post office, 4 Church Street, Sawbridgeworth, CM21 9AB

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Wright & Co, Sawbridgeworth

The Old Post office, 4 Church Street, Sawbridgeworth, CM21 9AB

01279 600400 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Sawbridgeworth (2.6 mi)
  • Harlow Mill (3.5 mi)
  • Bishop's Stortford (5.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Wright & Co, Sawbridgeworth

The Old Post office, 4 Church Street, Sawbridgeworth, CM21 9AB

01279 600400 Local call rate

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