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9 bedroom house for sale

Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, SG10

Under Offer £2,500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II* listed period home
  • up to 9 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • fabulous entertainment space
  • 3 principal receptions
  • west facing gardens of 2.6 acres
  • driveway, courtyard and garaging

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Undoubtedly one of the landmark houses of this sought after village, this delightful period home has very generous accommodation set over three levels and enjoys delightful southern and western aspects over mature gardens adjoining St Andrews Church.


Much Hadham boasts a mix of period and timber framed
listed properties and substantial modern houses. Much
Hadham offers an excellent nursery and primary school,
two public houses and a significant parish church. Excellent
state schooling is available in Bishop's Stortford, whilst
private schooling is available at Bishop's Stortford College, St
Edmunds, Haileybury and Heath Mount. The market town
of Bishop's Stortford offers multiple shopping and sporting
facilities and a main line railway station with fast commuter
services to London's Liverpool Street in 38 minutes. Access
is available on the outskirts of Bishop's Stortford to the M11
(Junction 8) with the A1 and Cambridge to the north, and
the M25 and London to the south. Main line railway stations
are also available at Hertford, Ware and Harlow. Stansted,
London's third international airport is conveniently located on
the east side of Bishop's Stortford, providing both domestic
and European flights.


The house offers distinctive charm and character while at the same time providing a very practical layout suitable for both family living and entertainment.

Palace House comprises the principal part of the former Palace
of the Bishops of London, dating from around 1430 to the early
1500s. The house sits proudly at the edge of its own site with
commanding views to the west over extensive mature gardens
and meadow, with many spring flowers and daffodils.

The principal accommodation has been adapted over the years
and essentially provides three intercommunicating reception
areas set around a central hall, itself leading to a kitchen
diner. Design approval has been granted to extend this room
further in an orangery style (copies of these plans are available
on request).

On the first floor, the principal bedroom suite provides a
master bedroom with views to both the east and the west,
a dressing room and an en-suite bathroom, together with
a guest bedroom, bathroom, and two additional bedrooms.
The second floor provides a further four bedrooms,
an additional bathroom, together with a box room and
extensive attic storage.

Historical Notes

The thousand-year history of Palace House dates from
Anglo Saxon times, when the site was given to the Bishops
of London by Queen Ethelfleda in the year 991. The Bishops
enjoyed the house as their country palace for the greater part
of the second millennium, with the house ultimately becoming
privately owned in the 19th century.Noted for being the
birth place of Edmund of Hadham, father of Henry VII, and
the son of Catherine of Valois (daughter of King Charles VI of
France and widow of Henry VI) the house has an abundance
of history, which has been recorded with the assistance of the
Hertfordshire Building Preservation Trust, the full document
being available in the county archives.

Originally built as an earlier hall house, from the early 16th
century numerous additions and wings have been added
to provide the current format, with the main house being
converted into three independent family residences during
the course of the early 20th century. In ownership for over 30
years the current owners recently completed a programme
of conservation works to the fabric of the building, with the
heritage experts Fairhurst Ward Abbott, noted for their work
on the royal palaces.

Square Footage: 5,674 sq ft


From Bishop's Stortford take the A120 in a westerly
direction to Little Hadham. At the traffic lights in Little
Hadham turn left and continue on this road towards
Much Hadham. On entering Much Hadham turn left
immediately after The Lordship on your left hand side
into Winding Hill (opposite New Barns Lane) taking the
first driveway on your right hand side. Keep to the right
and Palace House is at the end of this driveway.

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09 June 2016

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