Savills | Castle Street, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1BP | Property for sale
5,225 sq ft(485.42 sq m)
Guide price £1,400,000

Castle StreetSaffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1BP

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Prime central position in the heart of Saffron Walden
  • Consent for change of use to residential dwelling
  • Huge potential to create a stunning home
  • Vacant possession available from July 2021
  • Viewing strictly by appointment on pre-arranged days outside of surgery hours.

BEST & FINAL OFFERS WEDNESDAY 26TH MAY AT 12PM Listed former Rectory in the heart of Saffron Walden.

About this property

  • The Old Rectory is a fine red brick built property which is Grade II listed and dates back t o 1793. A typical square double pile plan it has later 20th century additions and was converted to use as a doctors surgery in 1983.

    The house occupies an elevated site to the west of Saffron Walden's magnificent parish church right in the heart of this pretty and historic medieval market town.

    Externally the building has many features typical of the late Georgian era including double hung sash windows, dentilled eaves and a hipped gabled roof. Consent was granted on the 29th January 2021 (UTT/20/3355/FUL) for Change of Use from surgery to dwelling. Listed building consent will be required for any changes required to the structure. The layout internally which is shown in the attached plans would require very few changes to revert to residential occupancy and the plans show that the property, which has a floor area of 5,225 sq ft overall would make a substantial single property in a very desirable location. Some features are in evidence internally such as panelled doors and the aforementioned sash windows and the proportions of the main rooms are typical of the era.

    The opportunity to create a house from this fine building is an unusual one in such a position in the town.

    The site is accessed from Museum Street between tall brick piers, and this leads into a large parking forecourt. To the rear is an enclosed garden with tall yew hedges to the church boundary.

    The former Coach House to the left upon entry into the forecourt is in separate ownership. This property has a pedestrian right of way only.

    The Old Rectory title is subject to covenants including standard Church Commissioners covenants further details of which can be obtained from the vendors sole agents.

    In all 0.32 of an acre.

    Viewing strictly by appointment on pre-arranged days outside of surgery hours.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

A very unusual and rare opportunity to turn a historically significant and prominent building right in the heart of this desirable bustling medieval market town back to its original use as a home - definitely not one to be missed!

James BarnettProperty agent

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.

Additional information

  • EPC Exempt