Savills | High Street, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, SG10 6BS | Properties for sale
417.78 sq m
Guide price £2,000,000(64.814.358.786 ₫)

High StreetMuch Hadham, Hertfordshire, SG10 6BS


    Key features

    • This Grade II* listed home is a unique opportunity and is offered for the first time for sale in over 60 years
    • Architecturally important this house has links to the acclaimed architect Raymond Erith
    • This wonderful family home could benefit from modernisation yet would retain an abundance of original charm and character
    • Occupies a commanding position within this popular Hertfordshire village
    • The substantial and well maintained grounds extend to around 0.75 of an acre
    • There is considerable potential to extend to the rear, subject to the necessary constraints, with a sketch plan drawn up in preparation

    This landmark Grade II* period home sits at the heart of one of Hertfordshire's most favoured villages, offering an abundance of charm and character with grand reception areas

    About this property

    • Pictured in Pevsner “The buildings of Hertfordshire” this delightful and charming home still retains the jewels of the past with hidden painted Tudor walls behind feature panelling. On entering through the front doors you are welcomed to a bright reception hall with access direct to the beautifully maintained garden. The hall also has a coat cupboard and access to the large cellar.

      On either side of the hall is the formal dining room, and drawing room respectively, with an additional third reception room currently used as a family room/study. To the southern side of the house is a kitchen/breakfast room with Aga and a door leading to the rear lobby.

      On the first floor there are five bedrooms, two bathrooms and a separate WC centred around the part galleried landing. There are two staircases to access the second floor where there are two further bedrooms and various eaves storage areas.

      Externally, the house sits in a mature and beautifully landscaped garden extending to around 0.75 of an acre. Within these grounds sit a range of outbuildings providing storage, garaging and utility areas. The rear of the garden backs onto paddocks and there is an area set aside for a vegetable plot.

      Amongst the grounds are various mature fruit trees and other shrubs with neatly trimmed lawns and flower bed borders. Across the rear of the house is a charming covered loggia which enjoys a westerly aspect over the gardens.

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    A stunning period home encapsulating an abundance of architectural history in one place – a true gem of a house, a rare find in an exclusive village.

    Justin GodfreyProperty agent

    Local information

    • Much Hadham boasts a mix of period and timber framed listed properties and substantial modern houses. Much Hadham offers an excellent Pre-School and primary school, a public house and a significant parish church which dates back over 800 years.
    • Excellent state schooling is available in Bishop's Stortford, whilst private schooling is available at Bishop's Stortford College, St Edmunds, Haileybury and Heath Mount.
    • The market town of Bishop's Stortford offers multiple shopping and sporting facilities and a main line railway station with fast commuter services to London's Liverpool Street in 38 minutes.
    • Access is available on the outskirts of Bishop's Stortford to the M11 (Junction 8) with the A1 and Cambridge to the north, and the M25 and London to the south. Main line railway stations are also available at Hertford, Ware and Harlow.
    • Stansted, London's third international airport is conveniently located on the east side of Bishop's Stortford, providing both domestic and European flights.

    Additional information

    • ARCHITECTURAL INTEREST
    • The White House is believed to date back to the Elizabethan or Jacobean eras originally with its interior much altered in the 18th century when the central staircase was formed in the current reception hallway.
    • Its exterior was refaced in the early 19th century with a Regency façade when the gothic porch and windows were added and pictured The house itself is mentioned by Pevsner who is quoted as saying “….a delightful, white, early circa 19th century front of seven bays with a gothic porch and arch windows with gothic glazing bars and hood moulds. Inside, the house is older, with some wall paintings upstairs of circa 1600.”
    • Works were carried out to the house in 1935 under the supervision of Raymond Erith – a classical architect who is known for the designing and rebuilding of 10 Downing Street.
    • The acclaimed Quinlan Terry trained under Erith in his early career.
    • PLANNING POTENTIAL
    • A well-known local architect has sketched out plans to demonstrate his vision of how The White House could be extended to suit the most modern living requirements. This incorporates a glazed link to a large vaulted building to replace the current garaging and outbuilding area. This would provide an open plan kitchen/family/living area with direct access onto the garden with potentially another bedroom suite above and a new garage block behind. A pre-application was applied for on this basis although it should be noted that some tweaking to this plan will be required and full planning permission and listed building consent would be needed.
    • Directions: SAT NAV POSTCODE SG10 6BS The White House is located in the centre of the village, more or less opposite the village Hall and the junction with Oudle Lane.
    • EPC Exempt