Canfield Road, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM22 6ST | Property for sale | Savills
2.27 Ha(5.60 Ac)
Guide price £2,695,000($3,494,396)

Canfield RoadBishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM22 6ST

  • Freehold

Key features

  • Magnificent period home in a stunning setting
  • Private, gated grounds of 5.6 acres
  • Ready to go equestrian facilities
  • Pool, tennis court and formal gardens
  • Desirable, semi rural setting yet conveniently positioned for local amenities

Fabulous period manor house set within stunning gardens, offering excellent entertainment facilities

About this property

  • Great Canfield Park is an enchanting Grade II listed country home set amidst approximately 5.64 acres of breath taking gardens, grounds, and paddocks. With a range of outbuildings and exceptional equestrian facilities, this property provides a captivating sanctuary.

    Originally constructed in 1456 as a hunting lodge the property has a wealth of period features that have been carefully preserved through meticulous maintenance

    Upon entering there is a spacious entrance hall with exposed wall and ceiling timbers. A grand traditional fireplace with brick detailing serves as a warm centrepiece.

    A remarkable staircase at the rear leads to the first floor. The ground floor layout is thoughtfully designed, positioning reception rooms to offer captivating views of the surrounding gardens and grounds. The dining and drawing rooms exude charm with their large brick fireplaces and exposed beams. The drawing room seamlessly connects to the gardens, blurring the lines between indoors and outdoors.

    The dual aspect kitchen/breakfast room creates a cozy atmosphere with its stone flag flooring and AGA oven. A spacious boot room and connecting pantry provide practicality and convenience. Flowing from there, an open-plan family room offers a comfortable seating area and terrace doors that lead to an inviting outdoor space. Additionally, a generously sized study and a convenient downstairs WC complete the ground floor.

    The first floor unveils the impressive principal bedroom with its magnificent raised ceiling adorned with extensive wall and ceiling timbers, enhanced by an eight-sided king post. The principal bedroom also features a spacious en suite bathroom and dressing room. Six additional bedrooms, including one currently utilized as a playroom, are situated on this floor. Accessible through a separate rear staircase, the playroom-turned-bedroom offers excellent accommodation for guests or staff.

    The 5.64 acre grounds harmoniously blend natural beauty with meticulous landscaping. A meticulously manicured formal lawned area provides delightful views and is sheltered by mature trees, including apple, plum, and pear orchards. Access to the property is through a gravel driveway from Great Canfield Road, offering ample parking space.

    Surrounding the house, elegant topiary flower beds add a touch of sophistication to the landscape. Opposite the residence, you'll find well-positioned stabling facilities, a guest annexe, garage, and storeroom for convenient access.

    Equestrian enthusiasts will appreciate the presence of a manège and stable block comprising three loose boxes, a tack room, and several level paddocks. The meticulously maintained swimming pool and tennis court offer enjoyable leisure activities for residents. Moreover, a spacious store room beneath the guest annexe presents the potential for a separate party room, enhancing the property's entertainment options.

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Great Canfield Park is one of the most beautiful country homes I have seen in all of Hertfordshire. It blends period and modern perfectly. If you are looking for a quiet haven, this is it!

Felicity WalkerProperty agent

Local information

  • Great Canfield Park is situated approximately 1 mile south of the village of Takeley, close to the Essex and Hertfordshire border.
  • Takeley caters for most day to day needs, while the nearby towns of Bishop's Stortford and Great Dunmow provide more comprehensive shopping and recreational facilities.
  • The house stands in an attractive mature garden and is surrounded by open farmland.
  • Local connections are excellent, with London Stansted easily accessible.
  • The M11 (J8) lies approximately 3.5 miles to the west allowing quick access to the south and London and the M25 motorway network and north to Cambridge.
  • There is a fast and regular train service, about every 30 minutes, to London Liverpool Street taking approximately 45 minutes.
  • There are several exceptional State and two excellent public schools all within a fifteen minute drive.

Additional information

  • Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.
  • Directions: SatNav - CM22 6ST
  • EPC Exempt