Newport, Saffron Walden
Main DescriptionA substantial 4 bedroom detached family home with a 2 bedroom self-contained annexe located in the heart of this highly regarded village, just a few minutes walk from the railway station and local shops.
ACCOMMODATION The Elms is a substantial and elegant family home ideally located within the attractive and well served village of Newport where there are 2 good schools, a range of shops, pubs, services and a train station with frequent direct rail links to London and Cambridge. The property combines the convenience of proximity to amenities with the benefits of country living. Just a 3 minute walk to the station and a 5 to 10 minute walk to the schools and shops. The property occupies a prominent corner plot with a large courtyard providing ample off road parking and a mature wrap around garden with terraces, shrub beds and lawn. The property offers flexible accommodation with the benefit of a self-contained annexe and has been well maintained by the current owners using William Morris wallpaper and Edwardian style decor, however there is excellent space and scope to improvement.
In detail the current accommodation comprises an attractive entrance hall with traditional tiled flooring, a cloakroom, a spacious bespoke wooden country kitchen which benefits from a range of base and eye level units with lots of work surface over and incorporates a stainless steel 2 and a half bowl sink and breakfast bar. There is an electric cooker, dishwasher and integrated fridge, with the separate utility room having space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer, plenty of base and eye level bespoke units and access to the rear garden as well as through to the good size annexe. Set off the kitchen is the elegant dining room with beautifully high ceilings, a period fireplace which can be used as an open fire and handmade display cabinet to one side. French doors open into the superb, spacious orangery with an attractive vaulted ceiling with two roof lanterns, underfloor heating and views overlooking the garden. There is a large sitting room which is approximately 30ft in length with three attractive bay windows housing pretty seating and storage overlooking the rear aspect and an open fireplace. Additionally there is a good size library fitted with a range of bespoke cabinets with the potential for this area to serve as a games/family room with a working fireplace.
On the first floor, the property has four generously sized bedrooms, three with period fireplaces and great built in wardrobes. The master bedroom is of particular note with a great sized ensuite bathroom with 'his and hers' sinks, air bath and wc. In addition there is a dressing room, providing ample bespoke fitted wardrobes and dressing table. There is a spacious family bathroom serving the other three bedrooms with wc, wash hand basin and tiled bath with shower attachment over. All the rooms are accessed off the large landing which also provides access to the secluded roof-top balcony providing far reaching panoramic views.
The Elms has the great advantage of a spacious annexe which can be incorporated as part of the main house, or a completely separate unit with a personal entrance depending on family requirements. The space currently provides a reception room, kitchen area with a range of base and eye level units, access to the garden and a shower room on the ground floor with two good sized bedrooms upstairs.
The property is set back from the road sitting in the middle of it's enclosed plot. To the front, there is a good sized courtyard drive providing ample parking for several vehicles as well as access to a very large double garage with workshop. The wrap around gardens are on split level with the lower area primarily laid to lawn and a paved terrace to the top part continuing the side of the house with a range of planting and potential for a kitchen garden. The summer house is to the other side of the garden again with a range of shrubs and borders with mature hedging providing a good degree of privacy.