Arkesden, Saffron Walden
Main DescriptionAn attractive and beautifully presented 5 bedroom family home occupying an enviable position tucked away in the heart of this highly sought after village.
ACCOMMODATION Folly Cottage is a truly wonderful and individual cottage style family home. The property was built in 1995 within the original orchard of the neighbouring thatched cottage and has been greatly improved and redesigned in recent times by the current owners, to provide a delightful blend of cottage charm and modern practicality finished to a high level of specification.
The property has been well designed to suit modern day family living and includes a stunning open plan kitchen/dining room (with underfloor heating) with a superb modern fitted kitchen and a light and airy dining area with attractive vaulted ceiling. There are two good size reception rooms, comprising of a family room/study and a generous dual aspect living room with an attractive open fireplace housing a log burner and French doors leading out to the front garden. The hallway is a particular feature of the property with its solid oak floor and open staircase with stylish and contemporary glass panels to the first floor landing, creating a stunning modern feel.
On the first, floor there are 4 generous bedrooms including two large double rooms. The master bedroom benefits from a modern ensuite bathroom designed to a traditional style with an attractive roll top bath, and bedroom two has a wash hand basin and en suite WC. Two additional bedrooms on the first floor are good size single rooms and there is a modern family bathroom.
The property benefits from a large detached annexe which provides a further 724sqft. On the ground floor there is a good size light and airy entrance hall which leads off to a home office which could also be used as a living room. On the first floor there is a double bedroom with en suite shower room. As well as living accommodation on the ground floor, there is an integral single garage providing good storage with power and light connected.
In total the combined accommodation comprises approximately 2,981 sqft.
The property sits within a generous enclosed plot of approximately 1/3rd of an acre, nestled away in the heart of the village. The house is set back from the road and is approached via a gravelled driveway providing ample off road parking as well as a good degree of privacy. The delightful garden which wraps around the property, provides a superb space for both entertaining as well as the day to day requirements of outdoor family living. The south facing garden to the front comprises a large lawn with a variety of mature trees, flower beds and hedging, an enclosed vegetable patch and a large patio area set off the living room providing a perfect space for entertaining and Al Fresco dining.
There is a further garden area to the side of the property which is mainly lawn with a walled paved seating area which can be accessed from the breakfast room and another set of French windows in the living room.
To the rear of the property there is a further garden area with a garden shed (currently converted to a chicken house and run) and attractive views overlooking the undulating surrounding countryside.
LOCATION The property occupies an enviable position sitting in a good size and private plot nestled away in the heart of this highly sought after village, with its many period houses, historic church and stream running alongside the main street. Local facilities in the village include the Axe and Compass Public House/Restaurant and the village hall. Arkesden is approximately 3 miles from Audley End Station (London Liverpool Street approximately 55 minutes) and close to both Stansted Airport and the M11 (Junction 8) approximately 5 miles, The medieval market town of Saffron Walden is approximately 4 miles away which provides a wide variety of shops, restaurants, coffee bars along with state and private schools.