Little Sampford, Saffron Walden
Main DescriptionBarley Croft is a picturesque 5 bedroom family home which is Grade II listed and believed to date back to 1680. The property offers a wealth of period charm with an array of original features throughout. The house occupies a good size and mature plot extending to approximately 1 acre which backs onto attractive undulating countryside.
ACCOMODATION The property has been sympathetically extended over time to provide a spacious and flexible ground floor living space comprising of a large living and dining room with two attractive brick fireplaces both housing wood burners, a good size library/play room, a snug set off the kitchen benefitting from a large brick inglenook fireplace with log burner, original wood flooring and exposed ceiling timbers. The traditional country style kitchen which is open plan through from the snug is fitted with a range of base and eye level units with solid oak worksurface incorporating a ceramic Butler sink unit. There is space for a washing machine, dishwasher and large range cooker.
The ground floor accommodation also benefits from an independent annexe comprising of a living room with doors leading out to the garden, a double bedroom, a modern bathroom suite and a kitchen. The annexe is an ideal space for an elderly relative, or potential Air B&B space.
On the first floor the property benefits from 4 good size bedrooms and a family bathroom accessed off a landing with a pretty leaded eybrow and a stained glassed window. The bedrooms include a master bedroom suite with an attractive vaulted ceiling with exposed timber and a large en suite bathroom. The 3 further bedrooms including 2 doubles and a single as well as a loft room accessed off bedroom 3 which could potentially act as a 5th bedroom.
OUTISDE The property occupies a wonderful position set within a mature plot of approximately 1 acre. The gardens are fully enclosed by mature hedging and fencing with the garden backing onto open countryside. The garden is mainly lawn with a variety of flower beds, shrubs and trees and there is a pretty winding gravel pathway. The main garden area benefits from a heated swimming pool with a timber summer house incorporating a Finnish sauna and decked seating area with stunning countryside views.
To the rear of the garden there is a detached outbuilding combining a stable and carport, there are also a selection of raised beds and green house. This area also provides ample off road parking. There is a small gravel driveway to the side of the house providing an alternative gated entrance and parking area.