Beldams Lane, Bishops Stortford
5 bedroom Detached House for sale: Beldams Lane, Bishops Stortford
A beautifully renovated 17th century former farmhouse within easy walking distance of both train station and town centre in one direction and open fields with public footpaths in the other.
Three reception rooms, study, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, five bedrooms and dressing room, three bath/shower rooms, converted cottage and self-contained granary, tennis court, heated garage block and office/gym. Grounds approx. 0.8 of an acre. EPC exempt.
Great Beldams is situated on the southern outskirts of Bishop’s Stortford about one mile from the town’s facilities, located in the Parish of Hallingbury, in the County of Essex. Great Beldams is a fine 17th century former farmhouse built in the vernacular style with a timber frame and rendered elevations under a pitched and tiled roof, now Grade II Listed and considered to be of architectural and historical merit. Great Beldams is an ideal family home, 800 metres from a mainline station (Liverpool Street approx. 35 mins) and close to schools, shops and open fields with links to the M11, A10 and the M25.
The house was extended in the early Victorian era, but some of the more dramatic changes have taken place in recent years, when the house was refurbished and extended to provide a first class family home. In addition to the principal accommodation, there is a self contained converted Granary which provides a one bedroom annexe and potential to rent out. There is also a detached brick Cottage which has been refurbished to provide ancillary or guest accommodation.
The property is approached through one of a pair of traditional oak field gates set on brick piers leading to an extensive semi-circular gravelled driveway with granite edging and York stone paving which provides an extensive area of parking. There is a neatly clipped lawn flanked by well stocked herbaceous borders, established hedging including yew, mature and more recently planted feature trees. There is a courtyard garden which is enclosed on all four sides, on two sides by buildings and on the third by a brick and flint wall. There is trelliswork with climbing plants including Wisteria and Rambling Roses, a formal parterre garden, central pond and fountain with box hedging, David Austin Munstead Wood roses and newly planted English Lavender and Skimmia. Surrounding the back garden is a further Copper Beech hedge. The principal garden lies beside the house where there is an extensive paved terrace leading to a neatly clipped lawn, well stocked shrub borders, an Apple orchard, selected feature trees and a hard tennis court. The grounds in total amount to approximately 0.8 acre.
Agent’s Notes: There is a small area at the bottom of the garden which is screened from the house and used as a store and compost area. This land has been used by the owners of Great Beldams but is not in their ownership. The property sits on the Hertfordshire/Essex borders, but is in Essex. Some of the photographs were taken during the summer months.
3 reception rooms
5 bedrooms & dressing room
3 bath/shower rooms
Self-contained converted granary
Heated garage block & office/gym
Grounds approx. 0.8 of an acre
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