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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Cromer, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG2


Property Description

Key features

  • In need of substantial refurbishment
  • For sale as a whole or in 2 lots
  • 6 bedrooms
  • Stables & outbuildings
  • Private driveway & parking
  • Listed building
  • 18.5 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

This period property dates in parts to the mid 14th century and requires extensive renovation and modernisation. There is scope to create a wonderful family home in a delightful rural setting with a total of 18.5 acres.


Cromer is a small Hamlet situated approximately one mile from Walkern Village where there are several public houses and a local convenience store. The nearest infant and junior schools are in the neighbouring villages of Weston, Ardeley and Walkern. Cromer is within easy reach of the neighbouring towns of Baldock, Letchworth and Stevenage and access to the A1(M) is approximately 15 minutes by car. Stevenage train station offers fast trains to London King's Cross (around 23 minutes). Of historical interest are archaeological finds dating back to 8500 - 4500 B.C. Cromer boasts Hertfordshire's only remaining Post Mill in full working order.


For sale as a whole or in 2 lots;
Lot 1 - farmhouse, outbuildings and approximately
6 acres
Lot 2 - adjacent paddock approximately 12.5 acres

A most attractive timber framed farmhouse with origins dating back to the mid 14th Century with a number of later additions providing a spacious arrangement of accommodation over two floors. Cromer Farm is Grade II* Listed and requires significant repair and refurbishment whilst enjoying an idyllic location on the edge of this popular hamlet with far reaching views over the surrounding countryside. However, there is scope to create a wonderful family home in a delightful rural setting. Offered for sale chain free, Cromer Farm is suitable for investors and those families wishing to create their own home and not afraid of the considerable works required in order to bring this property up to habitable standards.

This period home retains a number of features consistent with the age and features a wealth of exposed timbers and a number of feature fireplaces. Later additions provide spacious additional accommodation with two staircases providing access to six bedrooms.

In addition to the farmhouse, there is a substantial block of stables, an old forge, piggery and a detached Grade II Listed Granary and further outbuildings suitable for conversion to garaging. The farmhouse occupies formal gardens and paddocks of approximately six acres with a further 12.5 acre paddock.

Currently the accommodation comprises a reception hallway, cellar, cloakroom/wc, rear hallway, side lobby, kitchen/breakfast room, utility area, dining room, living room, sitting room, sun room, first floor landing leading to six bedrooms, store room, study recess and two bathrooms.

Outbuildings - There are a number of outbuildings included within the sale of the farmhouse including a charming Grade II listed detached Granary and a substantial detached stable block. In addition there are open fronted car ports and a brick built old Forge and Piggery. Whilst offering equestrian use the outbuildings also offer a fantastic opportunity for conversion into auxiliary accommodation, home offices and garaging with a wide variety of further potential uses (STC).

Agents Note - Whilst not affecting the opportunity to extend or convert the outbuildings, there will be an overage agreement in relation to any future development within the perimeter of the two lots.

Pre-Sale Survey - It is worthy of note that the current owners have carried out a pre-sale survey, copies available upon request

Services - Oil, mains water supply with drainage by way of a septic tank. Mains 3-phase electricity with a separate metered water supply charged at approximately £10.00 per month to the adjacent paddock land

Square Footage: 4,137 sq ft


From the A10 : Heading north turn left on the Buntingford A10 roundabout. Follow Baldock Road A507 to Cottered. Then follow B1037 through Hare Street and Cromer. Cromer Farm will be found on the left.

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Added on Rightmove:
21 July 2016

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