6 bedroom detached house for sale

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Beds: 6
Baths: 4
Ickleton Road, Elmdon, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 See map

Lodge Farm is a substantial family home offering a combined total of over 3,813 sq ft of well appointed, adaptable and light filled accommodation. The brick-built, part weatherboard-clad home has a wealth of rich history and has seen an extensive scheme of sensitive extensions and renovations across five decades by its current owners, whilst retaining a wealth of characterful original features. The grand 22 ft. central reception hall with its fireplace, fine oak wood flooring and turned stairway flows through a range of versatile and sociable living spaces. This includes a dual aspect drawing room with feature fireplace, tall, coved ceilings and large sash windows, and a bright dining/garden room with a striking octagonal domed skylight and French doors opening directly to a terrace. Internal bi-folding doors flow into a cosy sitting room and, on the opposite side, a door leads to a breakfast room with garden views. The kitchen has a range of wooden wall and base cabinetry and granite work surfaces, a cream Everhot range and a useful utility/boiler room adjacent. Completing the ground floor is a shower room.

The first floor is home to six charming and well-proportioned bedrooms enjoying various fitted wardrobes and pleasing elevated views across the mature grounds. Serving the bedrooms is a family bathroom, a luxurious en suite bath/dressing room to the principal suite and a Jack and Jill bathroom to two further bedrooms.

The property benefits from a considerable wrap-around plot surrounded by unspoilt countryside. There is a sweeping gravelled in-and-out driveway and forecourt beside the main entrance and a separate driveway giving access to the attached garages and spacious outbuildings. Behind the house is an enclosed courtyard with buildings on 3 sides and a substantial brick wall on the south. These buildings include a handsome oak framed barn, part of which is used as a study, and the large brick barn on the west. Within is a paved terrace, lawns and flowerbeds. Beyond the courtyard is a walled kitchen garden with stocked beds and yew hedges. There is a Victorian style greenhouse and a croquet lawn. Beyond the gardens are fields, comprising four prospective paddocks. A seasonal winter stream runs along the north edge of the larger field.

Lodge Farm is positioned close to the well regarded country border village of Elmdon, surrounded by picturesque North Essex countryside, with a various walking, riding and cycling routes. The nearby market town of Saffron Walden offers an excellent range of shopping, schooling and recreational facilities, including a golf course. Audley End and Royston stations provide regular services to London, while Great Chesterford has a station for Cambridge.

Listed: May 19, 2024
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ID: 55155263


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