Savills | Old Mead Road, Henham, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM22 6JL | Property for sale
6,762 sq ft(628.21 sq m)
Guide price £1,500,000

Old Mead RoadHenham, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM22 6JL


    Key features

    • This substantial and period home offers much original charm and character
    • The expansive living areas provide fabulous entertainment space
    • Set on the edge of the village of Henham - a popular Essex village with good commuter links into London
    • The house is set back from the road behind a deep carriage driveway with garaging and stable block.
    • The main house is configured over three levels with lots of scope for modernisation and improvement.
    • The charming and mature gardens feature much interest including a large pond and swimming pool.
    • Planning granted to convert the stable block into a self contained dwelling

    A period gem set in grounds of just over three acres.

    About this property

    • Old Mead is set on the fringes of the village of Henham is Grade II listed. The exteriors of the house have recently been refreshed but internally the house would benefit from updating. There is much original character throughout including original period detailing, exposed beams, floorboards and some impressive fireplaces.

      The ground floor accommodation of the house comprises of a substantial entrance hallway, drawing room, dining room, games room, TV room and a decent sized kitchen/breakfast room with oil fired Aga. Some of these rooms feature open fireplaces with a wood burning stove in the TV room. The kitchen itself has a walk-in larder and adjacent to this is a guest WC and a large utility/Boot room, with garden access. This provides access via an internal staircase to a guest bedroom/staff suite above, which comprises of a bedroom and shower area.

      Moving upstairs, the principle bedroom suite is a large open plan space comprising of a walk in dressing area and en suite bathroom. There are four further bedrooms on this level, one of which has an en suite bathroom. The others share a family bathroom/WC together with a separate cloakroom.
      There is a second floor (uninspected) which may offer further potential for conversion, subject to planning.

      On the outside the house sits on a carriage driveway with in and out entrances sweeping past the original garage/ stable block. The grounds themselves extend to around 3.2 acres and include a large pond, swimming pool and various mature shrubs, rose borders and hedged boundaries.

      Services
      Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    Homes of this character are a rare find these days. This house offers all of the potential to modernise the interiors to your own tastes but there is plenty of space to create more or less whatever layout you would like. The gardens are magical and the house really does have a character that quite simply a modern home would never have.

    Justin GodfreyProperty agent

    Local information

    • The property stands just on the edge of Henham, which provides a village shop, public house, parish church, award winning boutique gym, village hall, tennis club and highly regarded JMI School. The village of Elsenham offers further shopping facilities and a main line railway station with commuter services to London's Liverpool Street. The towns of Saffron Walden and Bishop's Stortford offer multiple shopping and sporting facilities, schooling for all ages, including Bishop's Stortford College, with access to the M11 motorway at Junction 8.

    Additional information

    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure = Freehold