Widdington, Saffron Walden
Main DescriptionAn extraordinary and characterful family home set in the heart of this much sought after and popular village with planning permission granted to build two detached homes in the garden and sub divide the existing house. (UTT/18/0449/FUL)
Pond Mead is an incredibly interesting and historic home in the heart of the much sought after village of Widdington, just a stone's throw from the Village Green, St Mary's Church and the popular Fleur de Lys pub. The property contains many characterful and unique features throughout offering a great opportunity to acquire a rarely available and rather special village home with scope to renovate and restore.
The house was once two cottages which date back to circa 1600. Throughout the decades, the house has been extended to create the 9 bedroom home it is today. The Victorian era saw it as the village dairy with the purpose built cellars and creamery still in place. During WW2, the home was requisitioned to aid injured soldiers in their recovery. This saw the large reception room as a dance hall with a sprung dance floor.
within mature grounds and has the additional advantage of having planning consent granted to create two 4 bedroom detached homes (UTT/18/0449/FUL).
Upon entering Pond Mead, the formal hallway and inner hallway has a staircase leading to the galleried landing above, whilst giving the feeling of space with doors leading to the 4 reception rooms, study, 2 kitchen/breakfast rooms, utility room and cloak room. The rooms are all grand in size with high ceilings and characterful features including exposed floor boards.
To the first floor are nine sizeable bedrooms facing all aspects of the house. In addition there are two bathrooms, a separate shower room and an ensuite shower room to the master bedroom. The large landings have an abundance of built in storage cupboards.
The house is approached via a gravelled driveway with parking for a number of vehicles and is surround by mature planting and trees. The rear garden is currently laid to lawn bordered by established plants, shrubs and trees and extends to approximately 1.4 acres.
The land currently has planning consent to sub-divide the existing house into 2 smaller properties and the rear garden has consent to build two 4 bedroom detached dwellings. (UTT/18/0449/FUL).
The two detached homes extend to approximately 2500 sq ft each and offer modern living accommodation designed to incorporate the characterful charm of surrounding properties.
Widdington is set amongst attractive undulating countryside, yet only two miles from the village of Newport which has a good range of shops and a mainline station providing a regular service to London's Liverpool Street Station. Audley End mainline station (Liverpool Street within 51 minutes) is just over 4 miles away. The market town of Saffron Walden is within 6 miles with a thriving twice weekly market, excellent range of shops, leisure facilities, coffee bars and restaurants. Widdington is in the catchment area for the highly renowned Joyce Frankland Academy (formerly Newport Free Grammar School). For more extensive shopping facilities Bishop's Stortford with a mainline station is within 8 miles. Cambridge is within 19 miles to the north (16 minutes by train from Audley End). Access to the M11 south (9 miles) is at junction 8, Bishop's Stortford, or going north, junction 10 at Duxford for the M11/A11.
Mains power, electricity and sewage are connected.
Uttlesford District Council
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