5 bedroom semi-detached house for saleAudley Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11
Sold STC £925,000
- 5 bedrooms
- sitting room and study
- reception/dining hall
- Aga kitchen/breakfast room
- basement utility and store
- walled garden
- coach house and parking
- EPC Rating = E
Substantial Victorian town house in sought-after central location with parking, walled garden and former coach house
7 Audley Road is set back from the road in a Conservation Area close to the Common and the centre of the delightful medieval market town of Saffron Walden which is nestled in the attractive North-West Essex countryside, close to the Cambridgeshire border. Saffron Walden has a picturesque market square in the centre together with a wide range of shopping and recreational facilities for everyday needs including Waitrose, Tesco and Aldi supermarkets and a mix of other shops - many of which are independent. Comprehensive shopping, recreational and cultural facilities are available in Cambridge including the newly opened Grand Arcade shopping centre in the historic core of the city.
There are well-regarded primary and secondary schooling facilities in the town including The County High School with its recently constructed concert Hall - Saffron Hall. In the independent sector there are Dame Bradburys prep school and the Walden School (formerly The Friends School). Renowned independent schools are also available in the high tech University city of Cambridge some 15 miles to the north. There is a well regarded golf course in Saffron Walden together with the Lord Butler leisure Centre, an Independent cinema - Saffron Screen which is in the grounds of the County High School, and nearby Audley End House - a beautiful English Heritage property.
For the commuter there are direct services by rail from nearby Audley End station (3 miles) into London Liverpool Street and Cambridge, the M11 (Junction 9a Stump Cross southbound only) is 5 miles, Stansted Airport (and the M11 Junction 8) is 12.5 miles to the south where there is a fast rail link into London and air services to many national and international destinations.
7 Audley Road is a sought after and rarely available Victorian property which has been in the same ownership for about 30 years. Of brick elevations beneath a slate roof with pretty scalloped barge boards, the house is much deeper than first expected and provides really well proportioned, light and spacious accommodation over 3 floors. There are many features of the period including sash windows with bays to the front elevation, panelled doors with brass handles, deep skirtings, cornicing, dado rails, and the principal rooms have high ceilings.
The front door, with a stained glass panel above, leads to the entrance lobby with a tiled floor and a part etched glass door to the reception/dining hall with turning stairs to the first floor. Immediately to the left is the south facing sitting room - a delightful room with attractive bay window, a fireplace fitted with a gas coal-effect fire and a carved wooden surround and mantel. The dining hall is a double aspect room with an open fireplace with carved wooden surround and there is access from here to an inner lobby with coat storage, a cloakroom and an L-shaped study overlooking the front and rear gardens. Steps lead from the dining hall towards the glazed double doors to the kitchen at the rear of the house and there is access to the useful basement with brick flooring, a water softener, a laundry/utility and a wine store. The Kitchen/breakfast room is divided into two areas, the breakfast area having part glazed French doors to the rear garden and useful shelved china cupboards and the kitchen area is fitted with a two oven gas fired Aga and a range of fitted cupboards, drawers, display shelving, and space for an electric cooker. Beyond is the garden lobby with tiled floor, half glazed door to the garden and the boiler room housing the gas fired boiler.
On the first floor, there are three double bedrooms, one having a Jack and Jill bathroom also connecting with the landing wit h power shower and corner bath and another, at the rear of the house has a large en suite bathroom with separate shower. The upper floor provides two more bedrooms both in the eaves and enjoying super views over the town - the larger front bedroom has a walk in cupboard and stripped wooden flooring, and the rear bedroom having views of the church.
There is a mature yew tree at the front of the house, providing a good screen with a number of trees and shrubs, a drive, turning area, car port and parking for a number of cars. To the rear, the garden is a delight - walled with a mix of brick and flint with pretty red brick pathways, a mature Wysteria, flowers, shrubs and Silver Birch. There is a slightly raised lawn area with south facing block paviour terrace beside the former Coach House building. This versatile brick and weatherboarded building is accessed from both the garden and East Street and has two floors - the lower providing a fantastic garden store with former feeding troughs along one wall, and the upper - approached from the garden, is used as a workshop - with good south facing light. There are external steps linking the two rooms.
The property will be sold subject to an Overage Clause in relation to The Coach House - further details are available from the sole agents.
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