Shingle Hall CM21
- Shingle Hall
- 5 bedrooms, separate 2 bed annexe
- Room sizes you'd expect in a hall
- Parking for many cars
- 150m driveway
- Paddock by separate negotiation
- Wooden floors
- Character fireplaces
- Easy access to London
This really is an opportunity of a lifetime. A hall dating back hundreds of years available to rent in its entirety, with character and practicality in perfect harmony.
The hall is a most delightful red brick fronted double bay house with 5 bedrooms, set in its own grounds with parking, patio, garden 2 bed annexe, and potentially a paddock. An electric iron gate with intercom and lights provides access to the 150 metre tree lined drive up to the property easy.
The paddock is available by separate negotiation as part of the tenancy, but upkeep and care must be maintained.
The whole property has been freshly decorated and professionally cleaned to the highest possible standards. The owners are rightly proud of this home which has been in their family for many generations.
It is a traditional building with a tasteful and practical mix of stained real wood flooring, tiled floors and quality carpeting. As you might expect in a building of such history and heritage, there are a wide range of materials used such as oak, granite, stainless steel, plus brick fireplaces, exposed beams and deep skirting boards.
Various passageways offer ample storage cupboards as well as several rooms with built in wardrobes and cupboards.
There are at least 2 rooms which would lend themselves to home office use with their own external doors, a more relevant feature to the working demands of today than ever before.
Whilst being classic and traditional in design, it is double glazed throughout with ample electrical outlets.
The property even has a completely separate 2 bed annexe with its own kitchen, bathroom and lounge, naturally well suited for older relatives, or other semi-independent family members.
Room by room
Front entrance hall - Original wide floorboards, recently renovated and polished. Doors leading to the dining room and drawing room, and past the stairs towards the rear of the house where the kitchen and utility rooms are located. The reception hall is bright and spacious.
Rear entrance - a lobby area leads into one of several reception rooms, 4m x 5m with panelled walls and storage cupboards.
Corridor with storage cupboards leading past a downstairs wc of generous proportions and a utility room 2.1x3.5m including full height storage cupboards. Appliances may be available for use by negotiation.
Kitchen 5.5 x 4.5m quality tiled flooring, oak kitchen with stainless steel splashbacks, built in 6 burner hob and oven in addition to a recently serviced and cleaned 4 oven Aga framed within a brick surround with oak beam over. Integrated dishwasher. Freestanding double fridge/freezer and large number of cupboards and drawers.
From the kitchen is access to a scullery 3 x 2.5m which again has its own external door and would lend itself to use as a home office, boot room or additional everyday dining room.
From the kitchen also access to a generous dining room 5 x 5.5m with a brick fireplace, bay window to the front and double oak doors leading to a patio. A further door leads into the main reception hall and stairs, from which the drawing room 5 x 6m is accessed again with features such as a brick fireplace, bay window and exposed beams.
Upstairs, all bedrooms are fully carpeted. The stairway is situated in the main reception hall and it leads up to a landing measuring 6.25 x 5m which is yet another impressive feature because of its proportions. All bedrooms and bathroom are accessed through this grand corridor and it draws in the most fantastic amount of natural light.
Master bedroom 5 x 5m with cross lighting, brick fireplace and ensuite 2.5 x 3m fully tiled with shower over bath.
Bedroom 2 4.8 x 4.2m cross lit by two windows with washbasin and shower within the room (although not ensuite) and brick fireplace.
Bedroom 3 4 x 5m again with 2 windows providing a generous double bedroom with small fireplace.
Bedroom 4 4.7 x 2.8 including a built-in triple wardrobe.
Bedroom 5 3 x 3.5m including a number of built-in wardrobes. Ideally suited as a dressing room, but would easily accommodate a single/bunk bed or even a small double.
A hallway leads past the airing cupboard and storage cupboard to the family bathroom 2.3 x 3m fully tiled with bath and separate shower and sink with storage below.
The annexe was originally a dovecot and granary with traditional wood-clad exterior, close to, but separate from the main house with its own oil fired heating system. It has ample parking close to the entrance for several cars.
The external door leads directly into the kitchen 3.1 x 3.7m which is fitted with oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge freezer and washing machine. There are ample storage cupboards and under cabinet lighting.
A hallway with double storage cupboards leads to the bathroom 2 x 1.7m Bath with shower screen tiled throughout.
Bedroom 1 3 x 4m with en suite 1.8 x 1.5m shower, wc and basin.
Lounge 4.5 x 4.7m with stairs off, leading upstairs to:
Bedroom 2 5x5m with a sink within the room. Airing cupboard and single built in wardrobe.
The annexe is inclusive within the rental of the main house. Under no circumstances would it be able to be sub-let within the terms of the tenancy.
For those who don't know, Sawbridgeworth is in Hertfordshire, close to the border with Essex. It is 12 miles east of Hertford and 9 miles north of Epping, consequently, it is very easy to commute to and from London.