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2 bedroom link detached house for sale

Lower Pond Street, Saffron Walden, CB11


Key features

  • Two Bedroom Property
  • Grade II Listed
  • Numerous Original Features
  • Paddock & Stable Block
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Off Road Parking
  • Double Carport
  • Council Tax Band E
  • EPC Exempt

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The Old Barn is a charming and unique Grade II listed period home, exuding character with numerous original features that date back to the 18th century. It offers a paddock and stable block for animal lovers, currently planted as an orchard with wildflower meadow and pond with a setup for poultry-keeping. The barn is part of a small, award-winning courtyard development comprising three barns converted in 1988. Totalling one acre in size, this property is ideally situated on the edge of a tranquil village. The current owners have meticulously maintained and improved the barn including the addition of oil-fired central heating in 2019.

Enter through a solid wood stable door into a welcoming hallway with doors leading to adjoining rooms, windows to the front aspect, and a staircase rising to the first floor with an understairs cupboard. The cloakroom includes a wash basin with tiled splashbacks, a low-level WC, and an obscure glazed window to the rear aspect. The sitting room is a vaulted space with a ceiling height of approx 4.75m and a minstrel's gallery. It features secondary glazed windows to the rear aspect, double doors opening to the rear patio, and a beautiful red brick double-sided fireplace with space for a log burner visible from both the open-plan sitting room and dining room. The dining room also features a secondary glazed window to the rear aspect with a door returning to the hallway. The kitchen is another vaulted room fitted with a range of base and eye-level units, solid wood worktops, and tiled splashbacks. It includes a double butler sink, an integrated Miele dishwasher, separate fridge and freezer, an integrated washing machine, and a Rangemaster cooker with a ceramic hob. Secondary glazed windows to the front and side aspects, and a stable door opening to the front gardens, complete this impressive kitchen. Bedroom two, which is currently used as a study, features a secondary glazed window to the front aspect and double-glazed double doors opening to the rear patio. On the first floor is a landing with a window to the rear aspect, which leads to adjoining rooms, an airing cupboard, and access to the loft space. Overlooking the sitting room is the minstrel's gallery. The principal bedroom includes secondary glazed windows to the side aspect and built-in wardrobes. The bathroom has been recently updated, comprising a ceramic wash basin, low-level WC, free standing bath, walk-in shower, and a heated towel rail.

Outside, the front garden is bordered by a hornbeam hedge and features planted borders and a lawn with steps down to a gravelled driveway where there is access to the double carport and storerooms, all with power and lighting connections. There is further space behind the carport, currently used to hide the oil tank, external boiler and waste bins. Gated side access leads to the rear garden, which features a paved terrace ideal for al fresco entertaining, a beautifully landscaped raised rockery bed, and steps to a lawn bordered by mature shrubs and trees, offering significant privacy. Beyond the ornamental garden is a gated vegetable garden with raised vegetable beds, greenhouse, walk-in fruit cage and pond. There is also a further gateway leading to the paddock and stables. The current owners have put in a chicken run and planted an orchard within the paddock along with a wildlife pond and wildflower meadow. There is a small custom-built bird hide with views to a barn owl box sited within the trees. There is a detached stable block and a tack room with power and lighting, which can be accessed by vehicle from a 5-bar gate at the top of the paddock.

Council Tax Band E. EPC Exempt.

To conform with government Money Laundering Regulations 2019, we are required to confirm the identity of all prospective buyers. We use the services of a third party, Lifetime Legal, who will contact you directly at an agreed time to do this. They will need the full name, date of birth and current address of all buyers. There is a nominal charge of £60 including VAT for this (for the transaction not per person), payable direct to Lifetime Legal. Please note, we are unable to issue a memorandum of sale until the checks are complete.

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