Believed to date back to the early 16th century with later additions in the 19th and 20th centuries, Saxons offers a wealth of medieval features and has been sympathetically restored over the years. The property is of a timber frame construction with washed elevations that sit under a red tiled pitched roof.
A wooden front door leads into the entrance hall which provides access to the kitchen/breakfast room and living room. The living room is delightful with a wealth of period features which overlooks the green and village pond. It boasts heavily timbered ceilings and walls and an inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove. The kitchen/breakfast room has terracotta tiles and a triple aspect with views of the rear garden, sun terrace and green. The kitchen is well equipped with maple effect storage units that sit under granite work surfaces with an inset butler sink. Integrated appliances include a fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and an Aga.
With a window and French doors out to the rear terrace, the inner hall gives access to all reception rooms along with a storage cupboard and cloakroom with shower facilities.
The dining room forms part of a later addition to the house with impressive vaulted ceilings, exposed timbers and a feature brick hearth with inset multi-stove. A single door leads to the sun terrace and lawn, both of which provide the perfect space for entertaining.
The first floor landing provides access to four exceptionally proportioned bedrooms, all enjoying views over the village green and served by a modern fitted family bathroom. The bathroom has a suite comprising corner shower, oval basin inset to vanity unit, WC and bath tub.
Entrance hall not measured
Kitchen/breakfast room 21' 7" x 11' 4" (6.58m x 3.45m)
Lounge 20' 9" x 13' 9" (6.32m x 4.19m)
Ground floor shower room not measured
Dining room 17' 4" x 11' 8" (5.28m x 3.56m)
First floor landing
Bedroom one 14' 8" x 13' 5" (4.47m x 4.09m)
Bedroom two 11' 4" x 8' 8" (3.45m x 2.64m)
Bedroom three 11' 6" x 10' 7" (3.51m x 3.23m)
Bedroom four 10' 9" x 8' 9" (3.28m x 2.67m)
Bathroom 10' 4" x 6' 7" (3.15m x 2.01m)
The outside Saxons is known for its ideal position within the village and benefits from a private garden which is located to the side of the property.
A sun terrace sits directly in front of the kitchen and dining room, perfect for alfresco dining and with views of the stunning landscaped garden.
Predominately laid to lawn, the garden is lined with well stocked borders providing an array of colour throughout the seasons. A pathway leads to the rear of the garden where there is a tandem garage with light and power connected. To the front of the property is a parking space for one vehicle.
Where? The property is in the centre of the picturesque village of Finchingfield, a thriving village with a population of around 1400. The village is situated at the crossroads of the B1057, linking Dunmow and Haverhill and the B1053 linking Braintree and Saffron Walden. Nearby are Thaxted and Braintree and Stansted Airport is approximately 10 miles away. Along with Braintree, both offer direct links to London Liverpool Street. Further train services are available from Audley End, Bishops Stortford and Elsenham.
The village has a range of local shops, a post office, pubs, parish church and a village primary school. A bus service connects the village to nearby towns and surrounding villages with a school bus running to Tabor Academy in Braintree, Helena Romanes School & Sixth Form Centre at Great Dunmow and Saffron Walden County High School.
Important information Council Tax Band - G
Services - We understand that mains water, drainage, and electricity are connected to the property. There is oil fired central heating.
Tenure - Freehold
EPC - F
Agents Note: When preparing the particulars in October 2020, a query regarding the properties listing has arisen. The property was not thought to be Grade II listed when last sold but there is conflicting information to suggest otherwise. Please contact Fenn Wright Chelmsford for further information.
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A charming Grade ll listed characterful cottage with beautifully landscaped rear garden, nestled in the heart of the bustling village of Finchingfield.
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