About this property

Key features
  • Renovation and development opportunity
  • Grade II Listed cottage
  • Former garage and workshop
  • Generous mature gardens
  • Idyllic village location
Henham, one of the most sought after villages in Essex provides an excellent array of local facilities including a public house, parish church, shop, post office, tennis club and local primary school. A mainline railway station is readily available at the nearby village of Elsenham with commuter services to London's Liverpool Street and Cambridge. The larger village of Stansted nearby, provides further day to day shopping facilities, schooling for all ages and a further mainline railway station. The market towns of Bishops Stortford and Saffron Walden offer excellent shopping and sporting facilities plus schooling. Access is available to the M11 on the outskirts of Bishop's Stortford and the A1 and Cambridge to the North and the M25 and London to the South.

HISTORY Starr House has over the years seen many changes. Some of its history has been pieced together from the deeds and records.

Around the turn of the 1600's it was known as the "Sun Inn" later changing to the "Star Inn", next to the "Starr and Garter" and then to "Starr Farm".

It was during the Second World War that the vendor's father came across the property. He was returning to London on a motorcycle having toured the area looking for a place to rent. The owner was traced and the property rented. Shortly after the war, he purchased Star Farm and in 1950 plans were made to build a garage. That was the start of Starr Garage which continued until 1997.

STARR HOUSE Accommodation comprises:


ENTRANCE HALL Glazed entrance door with porch over, exposed timbers and door with staircase rising to the first floor.

SITTING ROOM 16' 10" x 13' (5.13m x 3.96m) Window to the rear aspect and glazed door with adjoining window to the side providing access to the garden. Fireplace with exposed brickwork and timbers.

FAMILY/DINING ROOM 14' 5" x 14' (4.39m x 4.27m) Windows to the front and rear aspects, inglenook fireplace with seating area, exposed timber and timber stable door to the rear aspect.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 16' 7" x 14' 3" (5.05m x 4.34m) max. Fitted with a basic range of units with worktop space over and sink unit. Windows to three aspects and stable door to the front aspect. Exposed timbers, tiled flooring and built-in cupboard housing the boiler.

BATHROOM 10' 7" x 9' 6" (3.23m x 2.9m) max. Suite comprising panelled bath, low level WC and wash basin. Exposed timbers and window to the rear aspect.


LANDING Vaulted landing with exposed timbers and window to the front aspect.

INNER LANDING Eaves storage space.

BEDROOM 1 14' 10" x 14' 4" (4.52m x 4.37m) A wealth of exposed timbers and window to the side aspect overlooking the garden.

WC Comprising low level WC, wash basin and exposed timbers. Offering scope for a bath or shower room.

BEDROOM 3 14' 2" x 11' 3" (4.32m x 3.43m) max floor area. Sloping eaves, exposed timbers and window to the front aspect. Door to:

BEDROOM 2 16' 10" x 12' 9" (5.13m x 3.89m) max. Exposed timbers and window to the side aspect overlooking the village and street scene. Built-in cupboard.

OUTSIDE The cottage forms part of this picturesque village setting, set back from the road and overlooking the greens. To the front of the cottage is a gravelled courtyard providing an ample parking area. To the side is a private, lawned garden with close board fencing, predominantly laid to lawn with hedging, flower and shrub borders. To the rear of the cottage is a mature orchard. In total, the property sits in grounds of approximately 0.4 of an acre.

STARR GARAGE AND WORKSHOP Formerly the village garage, the building offers an excellent opportunity for conversion and/or workshop space. Comprising:

MAIN WORKSHOP 46' x 31' (14.02m x 9.45m) approx. Vehicle inspection pit, lighting, power and 3 phase electricity supply available.

To the rear of the main workshop is a steel framed lean-to adjoining the cottage garden.

SIDE WORKSHOP 45' x 9' (13.72m x 2.74m) Divided into three partitioned areas with windows to the front and side aspects. Power and lighting connected.

CONDITION OF SALE 1) The purchaser is to re-route the existing driveway which currently provides access to Starr Mead and The Leighs, to the north and east boundary of the Starr House grounds. Ownership to remain with the purchaser with rights of access to the two rear houses.
2) The purchaser is to erect a new fence on the boundary between Starr House and Starr Mead.

VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment with the Agents.

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Saffron Walden
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