Savills | Walden Road, Ashdon, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 2HJ | Property for sale
3,644 sq ft(338.54 sq m)
Guide price £1,250,000

Walden RoadAshdon, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 2HJ

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in February 2022
  • Versatile accommodation
  • Five to six bedrooms
  • Bespoke fitted kitchen
  • Detached garaging
  • In all about 2.59 acres

Delightful period house with distant views, versatile accommodation and land.

About this property

  • The Lamb is a delightful and versatile family home understood to have been built c.1800 as a rural pub which remained so until the 1950s. In more recent years, the property has been altered and extended and provides a surprisingly spacious home with extensive accommodation - particularly as it now incorporates a renovated barn (which was converted in 2007) to the rear which provides either additional space for working/hobbies/visitors or indeed independent secondary accommodation depending on one's needs as it has independent heating and plumbing.

    One of the more recent alterations in the early 2000s created the side hall which much improved the flow of the ground floor accommodation and more recently, the vendors have re-arranged the first floor creating luxurious family and en suite bathrooms each with underfloor heating.

    Of part rendered, part brick elevations beneath a tiled roof, the main entrance to the property is via a gate from the in and out resin driveway. The ground floor accommodation flows from this entrance hall - straight ahead is the spectacular vaulted “winter” sitting room with exposed brick wall and chimney breast, log burner and exposed timbers, this connects via double doors to the garden room. This contemporary room also approached from the hall has been fully refurbished by the vendors to create a lovely light “summer” sitting room with underfloor heating connecting directly to and overlooking the gardens through full width sliding doors. This in turn links the house to the barn – please see below

    The kitchen/breakfast room is double aspect and is fitted with a bespoke range of painted units with granite worktops, breakfast bar, Sandyford oil fired range, two ring induction hob, AEG electric oven, two full-height Liebherr fridge-freezers, dishwasher and space for separate table at the far end. The playroom/snug (formerly the “Ladies' Bar”) connects to the kitchen as does the formal dining room with its exposed timbers and distant views. From here the staircase leads to the first floor. This comprises the main bedroom, dressing room and en suite, two further bedrooms and a spacious family bathroom. The dressing room could easily become a fourth bedroom in this section of the house. A utility room and cloakroom complete the ground floor accommodation of the main house

    The barn/potential annexe provides a study, hobby room, cloakroom and gym (with potential for use as second kitchen) on the ground floor and two bedrooms above – one with a Juliette balcony enjoying garden views - with a Jack and Jill bath/shower room.

    The well-stocked garden to the rear has deer and rabbit proof fencing and incorporates a terrace with raised ponds next to the house. A vegetable area at the far end of the garden leads to a newly planted orchard with East Anglian trees. In addition there is a meadow/potential paddock with separate access via a five bar gate from Walden Road.

    The whole extends to about 2.59 acres

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

The views from here are incredible. This is quite a package that really needs to be seen to be fully appreciated – the space and versatility with work from home and annexe potential is impressive and I particularly love the contemporary garden room with wonderful garden views.

James BarnettProperty agent

Local information

  • • Ashdon is a popular and attractive north west Essex village. There is a village shop, a primary school, public house and parish church in the village with good everyday shopping facilities in the nearby picturesque market town of Saffron Walden including a Waitrose supermarket.
  • • The high tech University city of Cambridge is situated 15 miles to the north west with comprehensive shopping schooling recreational and cultural facilities including the Grand Arcade shopping mall.
  • • Mainline rail services are available from Audley End and Whittlesford stations serving Liverpool St London and Cambridge. The M11 can be accessed at Junction 9a leading south to Stansted airport, the M25 and London.
  • (all distances and times are approximate)

Additional information

  • EPC Rating = D
  • Tenure = Freehold