6 bedroom detached house for saleHawkspur Green, Little Bardfield, Braintree, Essex
- 6 Bedrooms
- 3 Reception rooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Utility room
- Boot room
- Equestrian facilities
- Large prive gardens
Enjoying a peaceful location on a country lane, this former farmhouse offers a light and spacious family home which has been beautifully renovated to provide well presented accommodation retaining many characterful period features. On the ground floor, the spacious central hall leads to three lovely reception rooms and an open plan kitchen/breakfast room with original exposed beams, an excellent range of bespoke kitchen units with granite worksurfaces and an Aga with electric module. A cellar provides excellent additional storage.
The light and airy reception rooms all have a southern aspect over the lawns and gardens. The family sitting room has a modern Clearview woodburner set within a marble fireplace, and french windows opening to the gardens. The dining room, also with french windows, has an open fireplace with carved wooden mantelpiece. Panelled double doors connect it to the adjacent drawing room, allowing the two spaces to be enjoyed separately or as a combined space for entertainment. The elegant drawing room has five large sash double aspect windows overlooking the gardens, and an open fireplace with a sculpted marble mantlepiece.
Lit by a large bay window, the curved main staircase leads upstairs to six double bedrooms, four of which retain their original fireplaces, and two modern bathrooms each with bath and shower. Two bedrooms interconnect and can form a master suite. A second rear staircase from the kitchen connects to a study and to the first floor.
The accommodation also includes a good sized utility room, two cloakrooms, a boot room, a walk-in linen cupboard and a large attic store room accessed by a spiral iron staircase.
Set on high ground with fine views over unspoiled farmland, the house is approached via a large gravel drive providing ample parking and enclosed by a low brick wall at the front. Landscaped and secluded gardens surround the house with lawns, shrubs and mature trees, leading to further grassland and paddocks. A walled rear garden shelters the heated swimming pool, close to the garden room/studio and two additional storage rooms/workshops. Separate access by gravelled drive leads to the former farmyard, having a five bay traditional timber barn (supplied with light and power), stables, a four-bay open cart-shed (now used for garaging cars) and the former dairy. These substantial buildings offer significant scope for redevelopment for a number of purposes, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents. In all, the grounds extend to 9.7acres.
The property is close to the picturesque village of Great Bardfield which has two popular public houses and numerous shops including, a Co-op store and a butcher. The attractive market towns of Thaxted, Saffron Walden, Great Dunmow and Braintree are all within easy reach and provide a comprehensive range of retail and leisure facilities. Audley End and Bishops Stortford mainline stations provide frequent services to London Liverpool Street (55mins). The property is also convenient for Stansted Airport which offers domestic and international flights and frequent rail links to London and Cambridge. The area is well-served by schools including Felsted, KEGS, Chelmsford County High School for Girls and those in Saffron Walden and Cambridge.
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