- High specification
- Two reception rooms
- Contemporary, open plan kitchen/dining room
- Four bedrooms
- Two en suites and family bathroom
- Generous plot
- Historic country estate
The Shortgrove Estate was one of the great Essex Estates along with its neighbour, the Audley End Estate. A substantial mansion (which was subsequently sold) was built in the 16th century and continuously improved by subsequent owners. In 1794, Capability Brown was commissioned to undertake work to the gardens and surrounding parkland. The Estate is approached via an imposing pair of wrought iron gates which provide access to an Adam style hump back bridge and a long, private, tree-lined driveway which meanders through the parkland, leading to Shortgrove Hall. There is additional access to the Estate off Newport Road towards Saffron Walden.
SPECIFICATION - New central heating system and lighting
- Fully networked with server rack provided
- Provision for superfast broadband
- Provision for Freeview / Sky / On Demand TV
- Built-in speakers to Kitchen/Dining Room
- Neff appliances
- Marble worktops
- Wet underfloor heating to Kitchen/Dining Room and Utility Room
- Electric underfloor heating to Bathrooms and Cloakroom
- Hansgrohe and Crosswater sanitaryware
- Duravit concealed cistern wall-hung toilets
- Nest home security system
- Provision for electric car charging point
ENTRANCE HALL Glazed entrance door, engineered oak flooring and staircase rising to the first floor with understairs storage cupboard.
STUDY 11' 5" x 10' 7" (3.48m x 3.23m) max. Window to the front aspect, engineered oak flooring and decorative fireplace.
SITTING ROOM 19' 10" x 10' (6.05m x 3.05m) Window to the front aspect, exposed timbers, engineered oak flooring and fireplace with exposed brickwork and stone hearth. Solid oak doors leading to:
KITCHEN/DINING ROOM 35' 10" x 15' 2" (10.92m x 4.62m) average. An impressive and contemporary open plan space. The kitchen comprises a range of base and eye level units including a matching central island with breakfast bar and marble worktop. Integrated oven, microwave plate warmer and dishwasher, induction hob, ceramic sink and American style fridge freezer. Tiled flooring and windows to the rear and side aspects. In addition are bi-folding doors providing access to the terrace and garden with views beyond. Door to:
UTILITY ROOM 8' 9" x 7' (2.67m x 2.13m) Comprising base and eye level units with stone worktops, butler sink, tiled flooring, window to the front aspect and glazed door providing access to the outside space.
STUDY AREA 13' 2" x 8' 7" (4.01m x 2.62m) max. Open plan to the kitchen and hallway, a multi-purpose area, dependent on needs, with engineered oak flooring and housing the media hub. Door to:
CLOAKROOM Comprising WC with hidden cistern, vanity wash basin and tiled flooring.
LANDING Window to the rear aspect with views, access to the loft with pull-down ladder (housing the gas fired boiler) and solid oak doors to adjoining rooms.
BEDROOM 1 15' 2" x 11' 5" (4.62m x 3.48m) A pair of glazed doors opening to a Juliet balcony providing stunning views over the garden and Shortgrove Estate. Door to:
EN SUITE Comprising walk-in shower, WC with hidden cistern, twin basins mounted on a marble top with cupboards below, heated towel rail, tiled flooring and low level lighting. Window to the side aspect and skylight.
BEDROOM 2 12' 6" x 10' 10" (3.81m x 3.3m) Window to the front aspect with views over the garden and Shortgrove Estate. Built-in wardrobe with solid oak doors. Door to:
EN SUITE Comprising walk-in shower, vanity wash basin, tiled walls and flooring and low level lighting. Window to the front aspect.
BEDROOM 3 14' 1" x 11' (4.29m x 3.35m) A pair of windows to the front aspect overlooking the garden and Shortgrove Estate. Fireplace (not in use), built-in linen cupboard and wardrobe with solid oak doors.
BEDROOM 4 10' x 8' 5" (3.05m x 2.57m) Window to the rear aspect with views over the garden and Shortgrove Estate.
BATHROOM Comprising free-standing bath, separate shower enclosure, wall-hung vanity wash basin, WC with hidden cistern tiled walls and flooring and low level lighting. Window to the side aspect.
OUTSIDE The cottage is set in the stunning Shortgrove Estate within 0.3 of an acre. The cottages are approached via a gravelled driveway with a garden to the front with post and rail fencing and parking area to the side aspect. To the rear of the cottage is a natural stone paved terrace with garden beyond, enjoying views over the surroundings.
VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment with the Agents.
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Audley End Station0.8 miles
- Newport (Essex) Station1.2 miles
- Great Chesterford Station4.5 miles
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