A stunning mansion house conversion on a private estate
Once entering through the gated courtyard and parking area, the reception hallway gives access to the principle reception rooms and the guest cloakroom. There is a fabulous open plan living area with high ceiling. This provides dining and sitting areas which enjoy a view over the garden to the front.At the end of the hallway is the substantial kitchen/breakfast area which also has a high ceiling. This room has range of fitted cupboards and a range cooker which is calor gas powered. There is a separate utility room and a large pantry cupboard. Going back through the hallway to the staircase there is a door opening onto the rear courtyard, which is a shared space with other residents.
On the first floor you will find the bedrooms. The main suite has fitted wardrobes and en suite shower room. The other three rooms share the family bathroom. There is access to the loft space off the landing and we believe that historically, planning was granted for a loft conversion.
On the outside, there is allocated off street parking for two cars in the gated courtyard area, together with a single garage around the back of the building. The garden is to the front, with a paved path to the entrance. This is mainly lawn with mature shrub and flowerbed borders.
Uttlesford Council have recently granted planning for conversion of existing basement into a cinema room, sitting area, toilet and kitchen planning reference UTT/19/2761/HHF
Spencer forms a part of this impressive Grade II Victorian Gothic style stone mansion which is set in 12 acres of fine parkland and approached along an extensive private driveway with paddocks and meadows to either side. The property was built in the Victorian era for the Gosling family and remained in their ownership until finally being sold and converted into a private school (Waterside School). It was converted into residential around 20 years ago.
The mansion itself is set behind a gated frontage with allocated parking to the front of the building around a central island. The garage block is accessed independently.
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For me this wonderful conversion offers so much for either a young family moving to the area or a potential downsizer move as the accommodation is so flexible. The location is idyllic - countryside living within a few minutes of town.Justin Godfrey