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Hempstead Road, Steeple Bumpstead, Haverhill Guide Price £700,000

A charming Grade II Listed detached Farm House dating from the 17th century, enjoying far reaching views over the countryside and set in grounds of 1 acres (sts)

PORCH * ENTRANCE HALL * DRAWING ROOM * SITTING ROOM * DINING ROOM * STUDY * KITCHEN * UTILITY ROOM * CLOAKROOM * WET ROOM * CELLAR * MASTER BEDROOM WITH DRESSING ROOM * THREE FURTHER BEDROOMS * CLOAKROOM * BATHROOM * SHOWER ROOM * USEFUL RANGE OF OUTBUILDINGS * NO ONWARD CHAIN * EPC RATING BAND F

DESCRIPTION

Smith Green Farm is a charming and commodious Grade II Listed period FarmHouse, dating back to circa 1700 and set in grounds of 1 acres (sts).  It is of timber framed  construction,rendered and coloured externally, under plain tiled roofs.

The property has been in the same family ownership for a considerable number of years and whilst it has many original features, it offers scope for improvement and modernisation.

 

LOCATION

The property which fronts the B1054, is situated on the outskirts of the popular Village of Steeple Bumpstead on the Essex/Suffolk borders, 4 miles south of Haverhill, 9 miles from Saffron Walden and 20 miles from Cambridge. Steeple Bumpstead has a general store, public house, primary school, petrol station and doctors surgery.  

Smith Green Farm is conveniently situated for access to the M11 and main line railway station at Stansted. Stansted Airport is about 17 miles distant.

 

The spacious accommodation comprises: -


PORCH

With two windows to front aspect, tiled flooring and fitted bench seat.

 

ENTRANCE HALL

Half glazed front door, staircase to first floor off with storage cupboard under.

 

DRAWING ROOM 208 x 138

A good sized family room having as its main focal point an open fireplace with tiled hearth and marble surround. Windows to side aspect and French doors to front aspect. Two radiators and built-in cupboard.

 

SIDE HALL -

Half glazed entrance door, attractive curved feature wall, radiator and staircase to first floor off.


CELLAR

With brick flooring and providing a useful storage area.

 

STUDY 113 x 85

With corner cupboards, window to side aspect and radiator.

 

SITTING ROOM 153 x 116

Having as its main focal point a fireplace with tiled surround. Radiator and windows to dual aspect.


DINING ROOM 174 x 153

With window to side aspect and tiled fireplace. Radiator and corner cupboard.

 

KITCHEN 137 x 87

Fitted with a matching range of wall and base units with worktops over. Stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap over. Built-in eye level double oven. Space for fridge/freezer. 


UTILITY ROOM 114 x 114

With space and plumbing for washing machine with worktop over. Oil fired boiler, window to side aspect and radiator. Door to rear porch.  

 

CLOAKROOM

With low level wc and window to side aspect.

 

WET ROOM

With shower and pedestal hand wash basin.

 

REAR PORCH

With window to side aspect and brick floor.

 

FIRST FLOOR

 

FRONT LANDING

 

BEDROOM FOUR 14 x 117

With window to front aspect, fireplace (sealed) and radiator.

 

MASTER BEDROOM 184 x 123

With cast iron fireplace and windows to front and side aspects. Radiator and door to:-

 

INNER LOBBY

With walk-in wardrobe. Opening to:-

 

DRESSING ROOM 124 x 83

Window to front aspect and radiator.

 

CLOAKROOM

Fitted with a white suite comprising low level wc and vanity wash basin unit.

 

SIDE LANDING

With door to staircase to Attic Room. Radiator and door to:-

 

SHOWER ROOM

With pedestal basin and large walk-in shower cubicle with electric shower. Window to side aspect and radiator. Cupboard housing hot water cylinder with immersion heater.

 

BATHROOM

With bath, low level wc and vanity wash basin unit. Radiator.

 

BEDROOM TWO 184 x 14

With window to side aspect and radiator.

 

BEDROOM THREE 14 x 127

With window to side aspect, feature cast iron fireplace and radiator.

 

SECOND FLOOR

 

ATTIC ROOM

Providing useful storage.


OUTSIDE

Smith Green Farm is approached over a shared entrance driveway which opens to a shingle area providing parking for several vehicles.

The front garden, which is enclosed by red brick walling, is laid mainly to lawn with 2 established maple trees.  A side garden area, laid mainly to lawn with former privy and store. 

 

Range of domestic outbuildings comprising:-

 

GARAGE/FORMER STABLE/WOODSTORE

Constructed of timber framing with weatherboard cladding externally, under a corrugated iron roof.

 

WORKSHOP & STORES

Constructed of timber framing with weatherboard cladding externally, under a pantiled roof.

 

REAR GROUNDS

Extending to about 1 acre (sts) and mainly laid to grass with a number of established fruit trees and feature pond.  Scope for use as formal gardens or paddock. 

To the side of the house is the former Farmyard with buildings around a central grass courtyard area and comprising:-

 

BARN 398 x 17 plus midstray 13 x 11

Grade II Listed dating back to C17. Constructed of heavy timber framing on red brick footings, with weatherboard cladding externally, under a corrugated iron roof. Doors opening to the front and into courtyard area.

 

FORMER LIVESTOCK BUILDING 233 x 16

Constructed of red brickwalling under a pantiled roof. In poor structural condition.

 

FORMER GRANARY 167 x 156

Constructed of timber framing with weatherboard cladding externally, under a pantiled roof. Doors opening to courtyard and to rear.  With attached FORMER STABLES 20 x 19 of matching construction.  


The former Farmyard buildings are an attractive feature and would appear to have scope for conversion for residential and/or business use. 

 

SERVICES -

We are advised that the mains services of electricity, water connected, whilst drainage is to a private installation.

 

COUNCIL TAX BAND G

 

 AGENTS NOTE

Mains water is currently via the adjoining property and within 3 months of completion, the purchaser will be required to provide a new connection to serve Smith Green Farm.

The Vendors reserve the right to receive 50 of any uplift in value on the grant of planning permission for change of use of the former farmyard buildings for a period of 30 years. 

 

 

 

 




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