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17 Market Hill, Church Street, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1JW

Guide Price £395,000

Apartment

Overview

3 Bedroom Apartment for sale in 17 Market Hill, Church Street, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1JW

A wonderful opportunity to purchase part of this iconic building on the corner of Market Hill and Church Street, with mixed use facilities to include commercial on the ground floor and basement and a self-contained flat on the first floor. In need of refurbishment, this offers a wonderful opportunity in this central market town position.

Key Features:

  • Central town location
  • Grade I Listed
  • Mixed use, commercial & residential
  • In need of refurbishment
  • Great potential and investment

A wonderful opportunity to purchase part of this iconic building on the corner of Market Hill and Church Street, with mixed use facilities to include commercial on the ground floor and basement and a self-contained flat on the first floor. In need of refurbishment, this offers a wonderful opportunity in this central market town position. 

ACCOMMODATION The Old Sun Inn is a prominent Grade I Listed retail and residential property of timber construction below a pitch tiled roof. The building dates back from the 14th Century and is renowned as an important tourist attraction in Saffron Walden. Approached from the corner of Market Hill and Church Street comprising: 

ON THE GROUND FLOOR The commercial element to the building benefits from a corner entrance leading to the ground floor space which amounts to 850 sq ft. With an entrance area leading through to the main central area where there are stairs down to the basement below. There is a potential kitchen/galley area with door to the rear access. 

ON THE FIRST FLOOR The flat, approached by its own access off Market Hill, comprises a landing area with access to roof space. There are 5 rooms plus a kitchen, so potential for a sitting room, 2 / 3 bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen. Integral square footage of the flat including the ground floor entrance hall amounts to 1025 sq ft. 

BASEMENT This area amounts to approximately 525 sq ft and is divided into three rooms. 

HISTORY Part of The Old Sun Inn, it is an iconic Grade I Listed building. The diarist, Samuel Pepys and the Writer John Evelyn both recorded visits and Oliver Cromwell is said to have stayed there during the Civil War. The property is especially well known for the ornate plaster work or pargeting on its façade, depicting ornate birds, flowers and geometric patterns. Originally built as a medieval merchants house, it evolved into an Inn and for the last 50 years has been occupied as a flourishing antique shop. Due to the current owner retiring, the property is now on the market, and is available individually as Number 17 Market Hill and 29 Church Street or as one. 29 Church Street - Separate details are available for 29 Church Street which would make a fine 3 storey house with basement and garden for which the guide price is £395,000. 

SERVICES Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected to the property. Gas is available but not connected. 

VIEWING By telephone appointment with Arkwright & Co on 01799 668600. 

LOCATION Saffron Walden is an attractive and affluent market town, situated in rural north Essex with a resident population of 15,000 and 70,000 within the district of Uttlesford. Due to its charm, character and wealth of mediaeval listed buildings, it is a popular tourist destination. The well known commuter station at Audley End is 5 minutes drive from the town, with a journey time to London Liverpool Street of approximately 55 minutes, Tottenham Hale London underground station (Victoria Line) 40 minutes and Cambridge 20 minutes. The property is situated in the principal retailing area close to Market Place and King Street, with frontages onto Market Hill and Church Street. The town centre has attracted well known retailers including Waitrose, Boots, Laura Ashley, Fat Face, Phase Eight and Crew Clothing, amongst others. 

TENURE The entire property is held on a 300 year lease, from 31st May 1933, on full repairing and insuring terms from the National Trust, at a nominal rent per annum. The lease expires in 2233. 

TENANCY The property is for sale with vacant possession on completion. 

PLANNING Discussions have been held with Uttlesford District Council Conservation Department, Historic England and The National Trust, following which the governing bodies are happy for the property to be divided into two. Further plans and information are available upon request. 
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