Berden, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 1AB | Property for sale | Savills
7.72 Ac(3.12 Ha)
Guide price £2,650,000(€3,021,559)

BerdenBishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 1AB

  • Freehold

Key features

  • Great character home in country location
  • Pool and tennis court
  • Bespoke fitted kitchen / family room
  • Utility and substantial boot room
  • Detached coach house accommodation
  • Car port and storage
  • Paddocks and Grounds

A sophisticated country home with excellent amenities and country views.

About this property

  • Believed to date from around 1900, entered through smart electric gates and up a long gravel drive, Highlands is a beautifully presented and tastefully styled detached Victorian home that offers an abundance of charm and character, yet has many modern amenities including a fantastic open plan kitchen and stunning orangery. The entire property is in excellent condition throughout.

    On the ground floor, this substantial property offers impressive and versatile reception rooms including a beautiful sitting room, library, study, office and snug, as well as a gloriously sun-filled orangery, currently used for dining and entertaining. A dry cellar with fitted wine racks is adjacent to the kitchen and also provides further storage space. The hub of the house is the bright open plan kitchen/family space with a range of bespoke fitted units. Many of the rooms flow into the outside entertainment areas and beautiful mature gardens and grounds.
    Upstairs there are 5 bedrooms, all of which have en suite facilities, the principal suite has an impressive separate dressing area and a fabulous vaulted ceiling. The substantial loft space above, with two skylight windows could provide further accommodation options, subject to planning.

    Outside, the heated swimming pool, terrace and recently updated decking, pool bar and audio speakers offer fabulous family entertaining space. A beautiful rose garden is situated adjacent to the pool area and further secluded gardens surround the property including a landscaped pond. At the end of the gardens there is an enclosed tennis court which has recently been resurfaced and painted. In addition there are various other outbuildings including a stable/gym, car port and storage.

    Independent from the main house, the modern coach house annexe comprises of a bedroom suite, bathroom, kitchen and sitting room. This space ideally suits guests or multi generational living.
    Adjacent to the gardens there is an open paddock of about 4 acres with a field shelter and water connection, ideal for equestrian enthusiasts.
    The property also benefits from direct fibre connectivity, providing superfast internet access with numerous inside and outside access points, as well as state of the art CCTV and ample parking.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

Highlands is a beautiful country house with the perfect blend of modern living with period features. There is also great potential (STP) for equestrian amenities.

Felicity WalkerProperty agent

Local information

  • The village of Berden is close to the Herts/Essex border and approximately 7 miles north of the market town of Bishop's Stortford. Bishop's Stortford offers multiple shopping and sporting facilities, schooling for all ages including Bishop's Stortford College and a main line railway station with commuter services to London's Liverpool Street.
  • Access is available on the outskirts of the town to the M11 (J8) with the A1 to the north and the M25 and London to the south. Berden is also conveniently located for access to Stansted, London's Third International Airport.
  • The attractive market town of Saffron Walden is also nearby, as are the stations at both Audley End and Newport.
  • NB Agents Note: the postal address is Hertfordshire but the property is situated in Essex.

Additional information

  • Mains water and electricity
  • LPG Gas (bottles)
  • Sewerage treatment plant (serviced Jan 2023)
  • Private drains
  • Direct fibre connectivity, providing superfast internet access with numerous inside and outside access points.
  • Directions: From Bishop's Stortford drive north of the town on the B1004. At the Mountbatten Restaurant turn left and continue on this road, turning left at the next junction towards Manuden and Clavering. Drive through Manuden and then turn left signposted Berden and Stocking Pelham, and the driveway for the house is immediately on your right hand side.
  • EPC Rating: D
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: D