Savills | Borough Lane, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4AG | Property for sale
2,778 sq ft(258.08 sq m)
Guide price £1,500,000

Borough LaneSaffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4AG


    Key features

    • Approximately 2778 sq ft family house
    • Spacious rooms with high ceilings
    • Two wide double height bay windows
    • Many period features
    • South facing terrace and garden
    • Parking and garage

    Detached Edwardian house with south facing garden.

    About this property

    • Mandeville House is a handsome and spacious double fronted townhouse which enjoys a commanding position towards the top end of Borough Lane and on the corner of Mandeville Road.

      Of brick elevations beneath the tiled roof, the wonderful symmetrical frontage includes two wide double height square bay windows, an arched entrance porch and a pitched gable to the upper floor. There are some super period features throughout including sash windows, a variety of fireplaces, deep skirting boards and picture rails.

      This is a delightful, welcoming family home with versatile accommodation and the potential for seven bedrooms.

      There is a block paved drive with parking area to the front of the house and also garaging to the far end of the garden.

      The light hall with stairs to the upper floors (and door to the rear garden, cloakroom and cellar) leads to the principal reception rooms.

      To the left is the double aspect drawing room with bay window to front and an open fireplace with painted surround and mantle and wooden flooring. To the right is the elegant dining room - again having a wide bay window, wooden flooring, a fireplace with substantial slate surround and mantle, and a tall arched recess.

      There is also a connecting door from here to the breakfast room with its tall pine store cupboards, window to the rear, and this area is open to the kitchen which is fitted with a range of floor and wall mounted units, cupboards and drawers, an electric oven, gas hob, integrated under counter fridge and space for a dishwasher. There is a window to the front and a part glazed door to the rear garden from here giving access to the external utility room.

      From the rear of the hall to the left is the south facing sitting room with its bay window overlooking the garden, an open fireplace with painted surround and mantle and wooden flooring. There is a cloakroom at the far end of the hall and access to the useful cellar with storage.

      On the first floor there are three double bedrooms and a smaller bedroom or study – the larger two rooms each have a wide bay window to the front and there is also a family bathroom with separate bath and shower and adjacent cloakroom on this floor.

      On the second floor there are three further bedrooms within the eaves – one having a double aspect and the views to the front are especially far-reaching over the rooves of the town and beyond. A second family bathroom with eaves storage completes the upper floor accommodation.

      The attached fully dimensioned floor plan further illustrates the internal layout of the accommodation.

      The rear south facing garden has a terrace beside the house and access to one side with a gate to the front drive. With a low brick retaining wall and central steps, it is mainly laid to lawn with a useful brick outbuilding to one side internally divided into a utility room and store.

      Beyond the garden is a drive with single garage and an addition garden store.

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    Local information

    • The medieval market town of Saffron Walden has extensive facilities including Waitrose and Tesco supermarkets and a range of independent shops and restaurants and a vibrant market on Saturdays.
    • Audley End station offers services to London Liverpool Street and Cambridge.
    • For the road commuter the M11 (Junctions 8 & 9) are 11 and 7 miles respectively. The M11 leads south to Stansted airport which offers an express train service into London Liverpool Street together with domestic and international air services. The M11 connects with the M25 and central and east London via the A406 and the A13. Stratford International Station provides non-stop services on the Eurostar into continental Europe.
    • Local independent schools are found in Saffron Walden including Dame Bradbury's (part of the Stephen Perse Foundation) whilst Felsted and Bishop's Stortford College are a little further afield. For local state schooling there is Saffron Walden County High.
    • Further schooling is available in Cambridge including renowned prep schools such as King's & St John's College Schools and St Faiths, secondary schools include Perse CoEd, Perse School for Girls and The Leys.
    • All distances and times are approximate.

    Additional information

    • EPC Rating = E
    • Tenure = Freehold