Old Mead is situated in a very convenient location between the villages of Elsenham and Henham, the mainline station at Elsenham is a five minute walk and a small parade of shops a little further. There is access to the M11 (J8) at Bishops Stortford which is about 6 miles away and there are excellent schools both private and state in Stansted, Bishops Stortford and Saffron Walden.
This Grade II listed property dates from the late 17th century with a later extension dating from the 18th century and is traditionally constructed, mainly timber framed with rendered and colour washed elevations under a tiled roof. The extensive and flexible accommodation is set over two floors and includes well proportioned reception rooms including a grand drawing room, a large dining room, sitting room with a newly installed wood burning stove, a family room and farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room with Aga and pantry. In addition, there is a dog room, utility room, boiler room, storerooms and two cloakroom, one accessed from the outside. On the first floor, the landing leads to the family bathroom and the six bedrooms, all with attractive views.
The grounds are very much a feature and include a good number of mature trees, a sizeable pond and swimming pool. To the front of the property there is a semi-circular gated gravel driveway and extensive parking to the front and beside the house. The house does require some repair and modernisation.