Landmark Littlebury property looks set to convert back into a single home

 A prominent Grade II listed house in the centre of the Littlebury near Saffron Walden, which unusually has permission to convert back into a single home, is being sold by leading local estate agent Mullucks Wells. 

The property, which dates back to the early 17th century, has been divided into four individual cottages for the last 15 years but is now being sold with planning permission to change it back into one large five bedroom home. 1-4 Bakers Row in Littlebury comes with a third of an acre of grounds and has a disused swimming pool in the garden.

Residential Sales Director at Mullucks Wells in Saffron Walden, David Emberson said, “Large homes in Saffron Walden and surrounding villages so close to the town rarely come onto the market. This property in Littlebury ticks so many boxes, being just minutes away from the station at Audley End and close to some excellent schools. It would be a superb opportunity if the new owner decides to a return it to a single home again.”

The local authority has approved plans for the swimming pool to be repositioned, new garden walls to be built, a new cartlodge and a driveway, providing plenty of parking for cars. The individual cottages still have plenty of original features including a wealth of beams and inglenooks, and the planning details allow for any modern porches to be removed. 

David Emberson added, “There could be a lot of flexibility here as any new owner might choose to convert three of the cottages into one and leave one part as a self contained cottage as a rental unit or for a dependent relative to use. Increasingly buyers are looking for properties where there is space for a number of generations to live at the same property and this house in Littlebury could be the perfect answer.”