Detached house Under Offer with 4 bedrooms in Hempstead, Nr Saffron Walden, Essex

£1,175,000 | Under Offer

4 bedroom Detached house Under Offer
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Property Description

THE LIMES is a spacious Grade II Listed former farmhouse, rarely available in this part of the country given that it dates back to Georgian times with large Victorian additions. The current owners have enjoyed many years there and have further enhanced the size of the property by the addition of a large kitchen/breakfast room designed by local architect, Kay Pilsbury, along with an octagonal garden room. The Limes sits centrally in it’s plot and has a gate leading out to a public footpath, allowing for miles of countryside walks commencing with the local Hempstead wood.

Accommodation comprises a sizeable reception hall entered via a partially stained glass door with cloaks cupboard and red
quarry Victorian style tiling which runs through various of the ground floor rooms. There is also a door to the rear of the hall leading directly onto the expansive rear garden terrace. The octagonal garden room offers a very pleasant family or playroom with partially vaulted ceiling and makes the most
of the views of the formal garden area. The hall also leads to the kitchen/breakfast room which has been designed to complement the Victorian era with a high vaulted ceiling with
cross beam and windows to three sides. The kitchen has been fitted with handmade bespoke base cupboards crafted from Maple with a granite worktop incorporating a twin Butler sink and features a large brick fireplace which houses an oil fired AGA. There is space for a dishwasher and large fridge freezer.
Adjacent is a utility room which is equally well-fitted with solid wood built-in cupboards along with an AEG electric oven and tumble dryer and a Bosch washing machine. The utility room also houses the Boulter Camray oil fired boiler. The sitting room has a large brick fireplace with raised hearth and stripped pine surround, with views over both the front and rear gardens and a rear hall area with glazed door leading onto the terrace and stairs to the first floor with an adjacent cloakroom. A door leads to a small study. The dining room has an open brick fireplace (currently sealed) and a large under-stair cupboard. The dining room leads to the original hallway at the Georgian end of the house, with a wide staircase leading to the first floor. A cosy snug with glazed door to the rear gardens, has an open fireplace with marble hearth and slips and ornate painted wood surround.

The first floor accommodation comprises a lovely master bedroom suite with ensuite shower room/dressing room and connects to a bathroom with airing cupboard. There are 3 other double bedrooms plus a family bathroom. Period style taps by Lefroy Brooks have been fitted throughout the house
together with Fired Earth tiles.

Outside the property is approached via a five bar gate leading to the private driveway with large adjacent pond with a willow tree and yellow irises. The grounds, which measure just over two acres, are fully enclosed with two orchard areas, a variety of specimen trees, well stocked flower beds and a long rear terrace ideal for outside dining. Outbuildings include a detached garage with workshop with a large open barn to the rear (28’5 x 28’2 ), a former stable block has now been replaced with a well-insulated outbuilding which provides a large studio, workshop, wood store and garden store.

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