About this property

Key features
  • Approaching 5,000 sqft
  • Approx. 2.33 acres
  • Six bedrooms
  • Landscaped garden
  • Vineyard and paddock
  • Numerous eco-credentials
  • Fibre Broadband to property
Description
The Russetts is set in a private, rural location between the villages of Hempstead and Steeple Bumpstead. The well regarded village of Hempstead, which has a popular village Inn and a Church is 8 miles from the market town of Saffron Walden, which offers an excellent range of shopping, schooling and recreational facilities, including a leisure centre with swimming pool and an 18 hole golf course. Audley End mainline station is 10 miles and the M11 access point at Stumps Cross (junction 9 - south only) is about 13 miles providing commuter access to London and Cambridge.

GROUND FLOOR

ENTRANCE HALL 13' 6" x 8' 10" (4.11m x 2.69m) Glazed entrance door with adjoining window, tiled flooring with electric underfloor heating, built-in storage cupboard and a pair of obscure glazed doors to the vaulted living room.

CLOAKROOM Comprising wall hung wash basin and WC, part tiled walls, tiled flooring with underfloor heating and obscure glazed window.

VAULTED LIVING ROOM 27' x 21' 2" (8.23m x 6.45m) A magnificent reception room with hardwood flooring, minstrels gallery and solid timber staircase rising to the first floor. A pair of obscure glazed doors leading to the inner hallway and a further pair of glazed doors leading to:

ORANGERY 36' 11" x 10' 10" (11.25m x 3.3m) A series of windows and glazed doors enjoying views over the garden and adjoining terraces. Tiled flooring with electric underfloor heating and a pair of glazed doors leading to:

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 27' x 15' 3" (8.23m x 4.65m) Another impressive, vaulted room, the kitchen comprises a range of solid timber fronted base and eye level units with granite worktop space over, together with a central island with granite workspace, twin bowl butler sink, space for American style fridge freezer, dishwasher and range cooker. Limestone tiled flooring with electric underfloor heating, built-in larder cupboard, window to the side aspect and a pair of Velux skylights providing a good degree of natural light. Door to:

UTILITY ROOM 13' 1" x 5' 5" (3.99m x 1.65m) Solid woodblock work surface with ceramic sink unit and space for washing machine and tumble dryer below. Electric underfloor heating, windows to the front and side aspects and a glazed door leading to:

COLD STORE Tiled flooring, obscure glazed door to the front aspect providing access from the driveway, door to the rear terrace and further door leading to the garage.

DINING ROOM 16' 5" x 13' 6" (5m x 4.11m) A pair of windows to the front aspect and hardwood flooring.

INNER HALL Hardwood flooring and skylights providing natural light. Useful deep store cupboard.

BEDROOM 2 19' 4" x 14' 6" (5.89m x 4.42m) A dual aspect room with a pair of glazed doors with adjoining full height windows providing access to the terrace and decking area, together with a window to the side aspect overlooking the garden. Hardwood flooring, door leading to the dressing room area, fitted with an extensive range of wardrobes. Opening to:

EN SUITE Comprising corner bath, separate large shower enclosure, wall hung WC, vanity wash basin with marble surround, part tiled walls, tiled flooring with electric underfloor heating and obscure glazed window with fitted shutters.

BEDROOM 3 14' 11" x 13' 6" (4.55m x 4.11m) Window to the front aspect and wooden flooring.

BEDROOM 4 15' 9" x 12' 4" (4.8m x 3.76m) Window overlooking the terrace and garden beyond. Wooden flooring.

BEDROOM 5/STUDY 20' 4" x 11' 2" (6.2m x 3.4m) Window to the rear aspect overlooking the terrace and garden beyond. Wooden flooring.

BATHROOM Suite comprising bath, separate shower enclosure, vanity wash basin with marble surround, wall hung WC, part tiled walls, tiled flooring with electric underfloor heating and obscure glazed window with fitted shutters.

BEDROOM 6 14' 6" x 11' 9" (4.42m x 3.58m) Window to the side aspect overlooking the garden. Wooden flooring.

FIRST FLOOR

MINSTRELS GALLERY Views over the living room, exposed floorboards and a pair of skylights providing a good degree of natural light. Door providing access to the extensive eaves storage space (measuring approximately 76ft) providing a useful storage space and scope for further conversion to additional accommodation if required, subject to relevant approval.

CINEMA ROOM 18' 5" x 12' 6" (5.61m x 3.81m) A multi-purpose room, dependent upon needs. Currently used as a cinema room with exposed floorboards and wood panelled walls. A pair of skylight windows and door leading to the master bedroom and en suite bathroom. Further door to:

GYM/STUDIO 15' 10" x 12' 5" (4.83m x 3.78m) Another multi-purpose room, dependent upon needs. Exposed floorboards and a pair of skylights.

MASTER BEDROOM 20' 1" x 12' 6" (6.12m x 3.81m) Window to the side aspect overlooking the garden and nearby countryside. Exposed floorboards and door to:

EN SUITE BATHROOM 15' 7" x 12' 5" (4.75m x 3.78m) Suite comprising contemporary, free standing bath, large shower enclosure, low level WC, twin vanity wash basins with marble surround and storage below, recessed shelving with marble top and inset mirror and heated towel rail. Exposed floorboards and obscure glazed window to the side aspect. A pair of doors to:

WALK-IN WARDROBE Fitted with hanging rails and shelving.

OUTSIDE The Russetts sits within its own delightful, mature grounds of approximately 2.33 acres, approached via a pair of electrically operated gates, in turn leading to the block paved driveway and the front of the property. The driveway provides an extensive parking area and access to the garage. The gardens and outdoor space are a particular feature of the property, with a south facing terrace for al fresco entertaining. The main garden has been landscaped with various timber posts and sheeting providing an interesting and decorative outdoor space. In addition is a raised decking area to the side of the property, raised sleeper beds providing a kitchen garden, with an adjoining timber shed. To the right hand side of the driveway is the 'hobby' vineyard, planted with over 500 vines and comprising five grape varieties. To the rear of the vineyard is a fallow allotment area, together with an enclosed free-range chicken run and timber poultry/livestock sheds.

GARAGE 41' 1" x 16' 6" (12.52m x 5.03m) A superb garage space, accessed via an electrically operated up and over door. A pair of windows to the side aspect overlooking the driveway and adjoining vineyard. Power and lighting connected and eaves storage space. The garage offers huge scope for full or part conversion to additional living space, dependent upon needs and relevant approval. Adjoining the rear of the garage is a useful, outdoor WC with low level WC, washbasin, part tiled walls and tiled flooring. In addition is an adjoining store.

ECO-CREDENTIALS Triple glazing from Sweden, 50cm thick, specially insulated walls, heat-exchanger air conditioning, solar hot water heating, options for rainwater harvesting and south facing elevation to optimise heat retention qualities. In addition, the property is installed with solar PV panels with a feed-in tariff scheme (16 years remaining) providing a generous income.

VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment with the Agents.
Virtual tour available.

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Saffron Walden Residential Sales
Cheffins
Hill St
Saffron Walden
CB10 1JD

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