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High Wych Road, Sawbridgeworth

  •   6 Bedrooms
  •   3 Bathrooms
  •   5 Receptions

A six bedroom detached regency home which is set within parkland style gardens of approximately 1.3 acres. Dating back to the 17th Century, this Gr ...


Key features

  • 6 Bedroom Regency Detached House
  • Barn/Outbuilding with Planning
  • Detached 4 Car Garage
  • No Onward Chain
  • Country House close to Amenities
  • 1.3 Acres of Grounds

Full property description

A six bedroom detached regency home which is set within parkland style gardens of approximately 1.3 acres. Dating back to the 17th Century, this Grade II listed home was originally built for Thomas Rivers, the evolutionary biologist acquainted to Charles Dawin.. The property benefits from original characters such as high ceiling and period features throughout including large sash windows which allow a great deal of natural light, striking high ceilings, original shutters, fireplaces and period architraves. This had been blended with a modern kitchen and bathrooms. “The Cottage” offers self-contained annexe accommodation, ideal for multi-generational living and there are plans to convert the additional Coach House into living/office/studio space of approximately 1,300 sq ft. The stunning main bedroom has views over the gardens, along with a luxury en-suite. The property is approached via a long gravel driveway which meanders through the parkland style setting, to a detached four car garage The hub of the property is the modern open plan kitchen/dining/seating area, downstairs w.c. and utility. The house offers flexible family accommodation with lots of charm and character.

Front Door
Steps up to a beautiful period door with fan light above, leading through into:

Stunning Spacious Entrance Hall
With limestone flooring, stunning sweeping period staircase with a half landing to the first floor, recessed storage area with shoe storage, doors to most rooms.

Drawing Room
23' 7" x 14' 4" (7.19m x 4.37m) a beautiful and atmospheric room with a marble open grate fireplace, large sash window to front with shutters, 9’8 ceiling height, three segment radiators, fitted carpet, opening through to:

Garden Room
10' 9" x 6' 1" (3.28m x 1.85m) a south facing room with a generous 9’8 ceiling heights, French doors leading to garden, wooden flooring.

Sitting Room
23' 9" x 14' 3" (7.24m x 4.34m) with generous ceiling heights, two large sash windows to two aspects with original shutters, feature fireplace with mouldings, original wooden flooring, bespoke joinery, built-in bar with LED lighting, wine storage and integrated fridge, bespoke book units and storage, covered radiators, large useful walk-in storage room which also houses the water softener, steps down to games room/snug.

Kitchen/Family Room
26' 4" x 23' 3" (8.03m x 7.09m) a superb room for eating and entertaining with different configurations possible. With French doors leading to the rear paved patio with original shutters, sun lit atrium with door to a further side patio and door to utility. A high quality German Eggersmann kitchen with integrated appliances including a Siemens induction hob, Siemens built-in double oven and microwave with warming drawer, integrated fridge and freezer, inset sink unit with further preparation sink, silestone work surfaces, large 3 meter island unit, plenty of drawer storage, breakfast bar with space for stools, feature fireplace with a cast iron log burner, high skirting boards, porcelain tiled floor with under floor heating, ceiling mounted extractor, recessed lighting.

8' 7" x 6' 0" (2.62m x 1.83m) with a sash window to rear, silestone work surface, inset butler sink with a monobloc mixer tap above, recess for both washer and dryer, built-in storage, radiator, hanging space, ceramic tiled flooring with under floor heating, leading through to:

Downstairs Cloakroom
Comprising a Duravit flush w.c. with a surface mounted flush, wall mounted vanity unit with a mixer tap, ceramic tiled flooring with under floor heating, turquoise metro tiling to the walls.

Games Room/Snug
17' 4" x 16' 5" (5.28m x 5.00m) full of character with exposed timbers to ceiling, window to front, radiator, fireplace with a log burner, built-in cupboard housing a gas boiler, access to cellar, open through to:

Gym/Study Area
9' 3" x 9' 1" (2.82m x 2.77m) with a sash window to rear, exposed timbers, bespoke built-in shelving, radiator with cover, steps up to:

Storage Area
With exposed timbers and studwork, under stairs storage, radiator, window to side, fitted carpet.

Cottage Kitchen
9' 6" x 9' 1" (2.90m x 2.77m) with a vaulted ceiling, matching base and eye level units with a rolled edge work surface over, 1¼ bowl sink unit with a mixer tap above, space for a large American style fridge/freezer, built-in oven, tiled splashback, port hole window to front, door to front.

Agents Note
“The Cottage” is a combination of a kitchen, games room/snug, gym and two bedrooms above with their own bathroom. This can be used as ancillary accommodation, with its own front door leading into the kitchen.

Split Landing
With a fitted carpet.

Bedroom 1
18' 7" x 14' 8" (5.66m x 4.47m) with generous ceiling heights, large sash windows to two aspects with shutters, the south facing window gives plentiful sunshine and a fine view over the gardens, lots of built-in wardrobes, two segment radiators, feature fireplace, door to:

Luxury En-Suite Bath/Shower Room
A high quality suite comprising a freestanding glass shower with a wall mounted shower, freestanding bath set in front of a large sash window to rear, twin vanity sink units sunk into a granite work surface with monobloc mixer taps and vanity units beneath, large mirror to rear, flush w.c. with surface mounted flush, feature tiled wall, slate tiled flooring with underfloor heating, window to side, heated towel rail.

Bedroom 2
14' 9" x 14' 2" (4.50m x 4.32m) with a large sash window giving fine views over the garden, feature fireplace, built-in wardrobes, covered radiator, exposed wooden flooring.

Bedroom 3
15' 0" x 13' 9" (4.57m x 4.19m) with a large sash window to front, feature fireplace, double radiator, fitted carpet.

Bedroom 5
14' 8" x 8' 6" (4.47m x 2.59m) with a sash window to front, double radiator, wooden effect flooring.

Bedroom 7/Dressing Room
8' 8" x 8' 2" (2.64m x 2.49m) with a sash window to front, single radiator, fitted carpet.

Agents Note
This room could easily be used for a teenager to use as a study, off of bedroom 5.

Family Shower Room
A modern suite comprising a Duravit vanity sink unit, Duravit wall mounted w.c. with a surface mounted flush, walk-in glazed shower cubicle with a wall mounted shower and hand held shower, recessed lighting, panelled ceiling, access to loft, two heated towel rails, wooden effect ceramic flooring with under floor heating, window to side.

Cottage Bedrooms
Accessed via a staircase from the snug.

First Floor Landing
With a secondary staircase, window to rear.

Bedroom 4
13' 0" x 12' 7" (3.96m x 3.84m) with a window to front, single radiator, feature ornate fireplace with carved mantle and a cast iron grate, built-in storage.

Bedroom 6
9' 9" x 6' 4" (2.97m x 1.93m) with a window to rear, single radiator, fitted carpet.

Comprising a panel enclosed bath with a mixer tap and telephone shower attachment, flush w.c., pedestal wash hand basin, single radiator.

The overall grounds are approximately 1.3 acres. The majority of the garden sits to the south side of the property where there is a large paved patio area, accessed via the French doors from the kitchen. The main garden area is fully lawned with flower, shrub and herbaceous borders. There is a feature raised pond, two further lawned areas and a secret screened off garden area. The gardens are maturely planted and there is a dog safe garden area with a large paved sun trap patio area. There is a further courtyard patio, accessed via the granary, which leads to the rear of the outbuilding.

Brick Built Detached Outbuilding (formerly an apple store)
With a slate tiled roof.

Detached Four Car Garage
20' 7" x 13' 6" (6.27m x 4.11m) with electric garage door, power and light laid on.

Coach House
A timber framed barn which has planning permission for converting into an approximate 1,300 sq ft of accommodation. This could also have many uses as a home office, gym, studio. This building has lots of charm and character.

Agents Note
There is additional scope for development, i.e. additional house, subject to local authority planning.

The Front
Long gravel sweeping driveway, leading through to a large parking area providing parking for numerous vehicles. There is also gated, stepped access onto Bonks Hill, although the main drive is accessed from the High Wych Road. When you turn into the High Wych Road from Bonks Hill, it’s immediately on the right hand side, denoted by brick pillars with a hung, wrought iron gate.

Local Authority
East Herts District Council
Band ‘H’

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