Duddenhoe End, Saffron Walden
Main DescriptionA stunning and truly outstanding Oakright oak framed family home recently built by Wheatley Homes. The individually designed residence offers extremely spacious, versatile and well thought out family living accommodation with magnificent features incorporating a fine blend of contemporary and traditional interior design.
A stunning and truly outstanding Oakright oak framed family home recently built by Wheatley Homes. The individually designed residence offers extremely spacious, versatile and well thought out family living accommodation with magnificent features incorporating a fine blend of contemporary and traditional interior design.
Saffron House was built in 2019 providing practical light and airy accommodation over two floors, drawing particular focus to the double height spaces and feature full height windows. The property occupies a picturesque setting in the heart of Duddenhoe End, set behind a picket fence, five bar electric gates, a large front garden and gravelled driveway. The property is set within approximately 0.5 acres and has superb views over the far reaching countryside.
Saffron House is approached through a cottage style covered porch leading to a solid wood front door with feature glazed panels to either side. The impressive entrance hall is double height with galleried landing above. The exposed oak timbers are a particular feature incorporating a solid oak staircase positioned in front of a floor to ceiling glazed panel, overlooking the front aspect. The reception hall leads to all the ground floor accommodation, to include an impressive kitchen with orangery/family room, study, cloakroom, boot cupboard, dining room, snug and beautiful formal sitting room.
The kitchen is worthy of particular note with a range of base and eye level fitted shaker style units with white marble effect quartz above, a stainless steel bowl and a half Franke sink and accompanying mixer tap. An American style fridge-freezer is housed by larder style units to either side and a Rangemaster double oven with induction hob. In addition, there is an under-counter wine fridge, integrated dishwasher and a large, walk-in pantry. To one end of the kitchen is a separate utility room with fitted cupboards, stainless steel sink with space and plumbing for both a washing machine and tumble dryer. Rear access is via a stable door. The kitchen's outstanding feature is the stunning timber and glazed orangery with bi-folding doors leading out to the large terrace and garden beyond. Double doors also provide access to the formal dining room.
The well proportioned sitting room is focused around a feature brick chimney breast with inset multi-fuel burner and natural stone hearth. Oak timbers compliment the part-vaulted ceiling with Velux windows and a full height window to the front. The usage of the room has been at the forefront of the design with the addition of 5 amp plugs being placed in the floor and walls. The light living space has a fully glazed door to the rear aspect leading to a side covered terrace, where another glazed door leads from the snug. A spacious dining room has French doors leading to the main terraces creating a fantastic space for alfresco entertaining. The ground floor benefits from a fully tiled cloakroom with low level WC, wash hand basin with oak vanity unit below and a control cupboard housing the cat 5 and entertainment hub which includes Sky Q.
To the first floor is a spacious galleried landing open to the double height hallway below with doors leading to the five double bedrooms, family bathroom and large storage cupboard. The master bedroom has a spectacular vaulted ceiling with exposed timber and window to the rear aspect with far reaching views over the surrounding countryside. The room has double plug sockets, 5 amp plugs and an alarm control panel. The room opens into a good sized dressing room with exposed timbers. In addition, there is a stunning ensuite separate shower enclosure with drencher style head and a beautiful, free standing Sottini bath with chrome taps. The second bedroom also has a double height vaulted ceiling, exposed timbers and ensuite shower room. The large family bathroom is also fitted with a freestanding Sottini bath with chrome taps, separate shower enclosure with drencher style head, vanity style wash hand basin and low level WC. The bathroom serves bedrooms four and five, whilst bedroom three has its own ensuite shower room.
Saffron House is set back from the road behind five bar electric gates and gravelled driveway providing parking for a number of vehicles. To one side is a large lawned garden with a gate leading to the terrace and rear garden. To the right of the house is a delightful double space cart lodge and a garage with remote controlled doors. A path surrounds the entire property and leads to an impressive terrace at the rear which is accessed via many points from the ground floor and overlooks the large, south facing garden.
Convieniently located just 4.5 miles from Audley End Station, Duddenhoe End is highly commutable with a regular fast service to London's Liverpool Street as well as to Cambridge. Alternatively, Royston is within 8 miles which provides a fast service to London's King Cross. Both Duddenhoe End and Chrishall have their own village halls with a regular programme of activites. Facilities in the area are good with the market town of Saffron Walden providing a wide range of shopping and schooling facilities. Cambridge to the North and Bishops Stortford to the South, are both within 14 miles.
Uttlesford District Council
Tax Band: TBC
EPC Band: B
All mains electricity and water are connected, mains drainage and oil fired central heating.
From Saffron Walden, proceed in a westerly direction along the B1039, take the first left sign posted to Duddenhoe End. After around 1 mile, turn right onto the High Street where Saffron House is the second new build property on the left.