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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Stanstead Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Hertfordshire

Guide Price £2,500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached Period Residence
  • 5 Principal Bedrooms
  • 4 Principal Reception Rooms
  • 17 Acres
  • Tennis Court
  • Numberous Outbuildings
  • Lake

Full description

Stanstead Lodge is a handsome Grade II Listed house, dating from the mid 17th Century set within 17 acres of exceptional parkland complemented by a very fine garden with meadows, lakes, tennis court and numerous outbuildings.

Location - Stanstead Lodge is situated amongst open countryside set on the edge of the former Briggens Hall Estate and adjoining the golf club. The house is within half a mile of Roydon village, which adjoins the River Stort and enjoys a selection of shopping and recreational facilities. There is a footpath through the property's land leading through the Briggens Estate to Roydon station, which takes less than fifteen minutes on foot. The station has regular services to Cambridge and London (Liverpool Street approx 30 minutes).

Roydon lies almost equidistant between Hoddesdon and Harlow, which offer a comprehensive range of shopping, educational and recreational amenities including mainline station, golf courses etc. There is a wide range of schooling, both public and private, the most prominent Haileybury and Bishops Stortford College. The A414 is within a few minutes drive and provides access to the east to Harlow and the M11 (junction 7) and to the west to the A10, London, M25 (about 12 miles) and Cambridge. There are numerous attractive villages in the area including Stanstead Abbotts, Great Amwell and Much Hadham.

There is a footpath through the property's land leading through the Briggens Estate to Roydon station, which is about a mile distant and we consider it to be within walking distance.

Description - The property is approached through a pair of remote controlled gates to a driveway which leads through parkland to the front of the house, where there is a generous gravel parking and turning area. There is a varied range of outbuildings, including converted stables, garden stores, garaging, a recreation room, games room and a well-equipped annexe.

To the side of the house there is a heated swimming pool and at the back, a hard tennis court. There are very fine formal gardens around the house with terraces, seating and dining areas and many well-established shrubs, trees and climbing plants, as well as a productive vegetable patch and soft fruit, parkland and meadows, in all about 17 acres. This is a well-equipped and well-maintained country house, but is in almost the perfect location for commuting by road or rail.

Hall - Stone fireplace with slate hearth, staircase to the first floor, three concealed radiators.

Sitting Room - Three quarter height sash windows, concealed radiators. Door to rear hall.

Study - Cupboard with electricity fuse box, alarm, concealed radiator, sash windows.

Drawing Room - Stone fireplace with slate hearth, concealed radiator, door to the garden.

Dining Room - Stone fireplace with slate hearth, period concealed radiator, sash windows.

Cloakroom - With hand basin & WC.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - Ceramic sink, four oven Aga, Neff oven and hob, integrated dishwasher, recess for American style fridge/freezer and microwave, larder cupboard, dresser, glazed display cabinets.

Rear Hall - Alarm panel, secondary staircase to the first floor. Door to cloakroom.

Lobby - Door to cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.

Landing - Hatch and stairs to vast roof space, airing cupboard with hot water cylinder, linen cupboard.

Master Bedroom - With two radiators.

Dressing Room - Fitted wardrobes and dressing table.

Dressing Room 2 - With drawers and hanging rails.

En Suite Bathroom - Modern spa bath, bidet, WC, twin hand basins and shower.

Bedroom 2 - Sealed radiator.

En Suite Bathroom - Tiled panelled bath with mixer tap and shower, hand basin, WC.

Bedroom 3 - With fitted wardrobes.

Bathroom - Spa bath, shower, hand basin, WC.

Bedroom 4 - With period radiator.

Bedroom 5 - Fitted wardrobes.

Dressing Room/Study - Area with fitted wardrobes.

Shower Room - Marble floor, wide shower cubicle,
WC, hand basin.

Outside - The approach to the house is most attractive, a gated access leads past the meadows to the lakes which lie in front of the house.

The gardens have been established over a significant period of time and are mature with fine shrub and herbaceous borders and many specimen trees.

A small brick building currently used as a utility room with light and power, sink and shelving, radiator and plumbing for two washing machines. Door to WC.

In addition there is a lockable garden store, a greenhouse and boiler room with two oil fired boilers and filtration equipment for the pool. A games room, cloakroom and summer house, with sufficient room for a pool or snooker table.

The swimming pool has an adjacent pool room and steps up to a second games room and changing rooms, with a shower and hand basin.

Adjacent to this building there is an annexe with an open plan bed/sitting room, a kitchen, shower room/utility and cloakroom.

Land - Lot 2 and 3 available by separate negotiation

Lot 2: 23.34 acres - £335,000

Lot 3: 11.33 acres - £160,000

Acreage: 17 Acres

Whilst we endeavour to make our sales particulars fair, accurate and reliable, they are only intended as a general guide to the property. Measurements and distances are approximate. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract. If there are important matters that are likely to affect your decision to buy, please contact us before viewing the property. Please note that we have not tested the services, equipment or appliances in this property, accordingly, we advise prospective buyers to commission their own survey or service reports before finalising any offer to purchase.

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15 October 2016

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