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4 bed detached house for sale
Furneux Pelham, Buntingford
Guide price £995,000
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 4 reception rooms
  • Floor area 2,450 sq. ft


A magnificent pair of interlinked thatched barns which are full of interesting features. They provide extremely spacious and very well maintained character accommodation and are set in an acre of garden with adjacent 2.29 acre field.

The 'living barn' comprises: Galleried entrance hall with spiral staircase to the first floor, downstairs cloakroom, superb semi-vaulted living room, dining room, oak fitted kitchen and two first floor rooms, one of which is currently used as a play room and the other as a study. N.B. This building was rebuilt in 2006.

There is a glass link that leads to the 'sleeping barn'. The accommodation here comprises: Inner hallway with spiral staircase to the first floor master bedroom suite, three well proportioned ground floor bedrooms and a luxury shower room.

The well tended formal gardens which are mainly to the rear of the barns extend to approximately one acre. There is a large paved terrace, extensive lawned areas, a pond, play area and well stocked flower beds.
Adjacent to the formal garden, and surrounded by farmland, is the field.

The gravel courtyard to the front provides off-road parking for numerous vehicles. There is a double cart lodge, single garage, large utility room, office/playroom and a workshop.

The property, along with three other period cottages, is located on the western outskirts of this most sought after Hertfordshire village. There is a highly rated primary school, parish church, village hall and The Brewery Tap Public house/Restaurant.

Furneux Pelham is surrounded by rolling countryside with numerous footpaths, bridleways and the longest ford in Europe. It was the location of the Rayments of Pelham Brewery which has been converted into character housing. It is well located for access to the nearby towns of Saffron Walden and Bishop's Stortford both of which offer a range of outstanding private and state schools.

The M11 motorway and Stansted Airport are also withing easy driving distance.
EPC Pending.

The Living Barn

Entrance Hall (4.050 x 3.408 (13'3" x 11'2"))

Well lit by floor to ceiling double glazed windows and front door.

Doors leading to living room, dining room, kitchen and cloakroom.

Cast iron. Spiral staircase leads to the first floor accommodation.
Quarry tiled floor. Wealth of exposed timbers. Radiator.

Cloakroom (1.186 x 1.172 (3'10" x 3'10"))

Wall mounted wash basin. Low level WC. Radiator. Quarry tiled floor.

Living Room (6.086 x 5.534 (19'11" x 18'1"))

A spectacular and spacious reception room which has a wealth of exposed timbers and a semi vaulted ceiling.
Red brick chimney breast with old oak bressumer, wrought iron dog basket and a brick hearth.
Two double glazed windows to the rear aspect. Four radiators. TV and telephone points. Four double wall light points.

Dining Room (4.053 x 3.413 plus recess (13'3" x 11'2" plus rece)

Double glazed picture windows to the rear aspect. Two radiators. Wealth of exposed timbers.

Kitchen (5.580 x 3.061 (18'3" x 10'0"))

Featuring an extensive range of hand built oak 'soft close' units and Corian granite effect work surfaces.

Integrated appliances include: Neff fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. Britannia range style cooker with extractor hood above.

Inset one and a half bowl sink unit with swan neck mixer tap and separate pull-out spray tap. Adjacent and opposite work surfaces with cupboards and drawers below. One double and four single eye level wall cupboards with lighting below. Ceramic tiled splashbacks to work surfaces. Full-height pull-out larder cupboard. Quarry tiled floor. Radiator. Space for breakfast table. Semi vaulted ceiling. Exposed timbers. Double glazed windows on three aspects.

Door to the glazed link which leads to the sleeping barn.

First Floor Accommodation

Galleried Landing

A galleried bridge above the dining room and entrance hall connects the two first floor rooms.

Study (3.197 x 2.831 plus eaves (10'5" x 9'3" plus eaves))

Polished wooden floor. Six inset ceiling lights. Wall light point. Radiator. TV and telephone points.
N.B. This room does not have a window.

Study/Play Room (3.476 x 2.803 plus eaves (11'4" x 9'2" plus eaves))

Five inset ceiling lights. Radiator. Wall light point. Hatch to loft space. Red brick chimney breast.
N.B. This room does not have a window.

The Sleeping Barn

Connected to the kitchen of the living barn by a glazed link that leads to:


Doors to the shower room and bedrooms two to four.
Cast iron spiral staircase leads to the first floor master bedroom suite.
Polished wooden floor. Radiator. Large double glazed picture window to the front aspect.

Bedroom Two (4.261 x 3.039 (13'11" x 9'11"))

Radiator. Double glazed window to the rear aspect.

Bedroom Three (4.253 3.080 max (13'11" 10'1" max))

Radiator. Double glazed window to the rear aspect.

Bedroom Four (3.528 x 2.728 (11'6" x 8'11"))

Radiator. Double glazed window to the rear aspect.

Luxury Shower Room (2.828 x 2.388 (9'3" x 7'10"))

Fitted with a contemporary white suite and complementary half tiled walls.
Vanity unit wash basin with mixer tap and drawers below. WC with concealed cistern. Double-width glazed shower cubicle with overhead and hand held shower attachments. Three inset ceiling lights plus extractor fan/inset ceiling light. Double glazed window. Mirror fronted medicine cabinet with integrated light. Chrome heated towel rail.
Built-in airing cupboard housing Worcester oil fired boiler.

First Floor Accommodation

The first floor of this barn is occupied by a spacious master bedroom suite.

Bedroom One (4.538 max x 4.376 max (14'10" max x 14'4" max))

This room is galleried over the hallway below.
Radiator. Three inset lights. TV and telephone points. Double glazed window to the rear aspect. Hatch to loft space. Door to en-suite and arch to

Walk-In Storage/Wardrobe Area (5.710 x 1.497 (18'8" x 4'10"))

Light and power connected.

En-Suite Bath/Shower Room (3.349 plus recess x 1.957 (10'11" plus recess x 6')

Fitted with a full five piece white suite and complementary tiled walls and floor.
Panel bath with mixer tap and hand shower attachment. Bidet. Low level WC. Pedestal wash basin with mixer tap. Shower cubicle.
Four inset ceiling lights. Extractor fan. Radiator. Built-in airing cupboard housing pre-lagged hot water cylinder.
Door to

Walk-In Storage/Wardrobe Cupboard (5.650 x 1.482 (18'6" x 4'10"))

Light and power connected. Plumbed in water softener.


Located on the left hand side of the property is a range of timber outbuildings which are described separately below.

Utility Room (5.443 x 3.087 (17'10" x 10'1"))

Light and power connected. Ceramic tiled floor. Enamel Belfast sink with adjacent work surfaces and fitted shelving.

Double Cart Lodge (5.556 x 6.161 (18'2" x 20'2"))

Outside light. Cold water tap.

Single Garage (5.581 x 2.829 (18'3" x 9'3"))

Up and over door. Light and power connected. Door to:

Office (5.700 x 3.300 (18'8" x 10'9"))

Windows on two aspects.

Workshop (3.577 x 3.513 (11'8" x 11'6"))

Light and power connected.

Courtyard To The Front

Driveway access from Duck Street.
An extensive gravel driveway provides off-road parking for at least five vehicles.
To the side of the property is a discreetly located oil storage tank. There is gated access to both sides of the property to the formal rear garden.

The Formal Gardens

We believe that the formal garden extends to approximately one acre and we are currently seeking verification of this.

Immediately to the rear of the barns is an extensive paved terrace with seating areas over looking the remainder of the garden.
The garden is mainly laid to grass and has numerous shrubs, rose and flower beds, greenhouses, hedges and specimen trees throughout. There is a children's play area with swing and slide. In one corner of the garden is a pond. Along one side of the garden is an established hedge with gated assess to the adjacent field.

More Photos Of The Gardens

More Photos Of The Gardens

Rear View Of Property

The Field

We understand this to be in the region of 2.29 acres (.926 Hectares).
This is mainly grassed and there is an enclosed area where the previous owners kept pigs and horses.

The Village Church

The clock tower of St Mary The Virgin Church displays an interesting motto which reads 'Time flies, mind your business'.

The vaulted ceiling with its many charming painted angels attracts visitors from all around the world.

The Brewery Tap

The Tap, formerly The Brewery Tap is a free house serving a variety of local and regional beers, wines and ciders. It has an excellent beer garden and a small children's playground which is ideal for those summer afternoons.

The Old Brewery

The former Rayments of Pelham Brewery celebrated its 150th birthday in 2019.

It is located at the start of Violets lane which is reputed to be the longest ford in Europe.

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For clarification, we wish to inform prospective purchasers that we have prepared these sales particulars as a general guide. We have not carried out survey, not tested the services, appliances or specific fittings and any mention of such items does not imply that they are in working order. Room sizes are approximate and should not be relied upon for carpets and furnishings. Photographs are for illustration only and may depict items which are not for sale or included in the sale of the property. Any stated plot size is intended merely as a guide and has not been officially measured or verified. We have not checked the legal documents to verify the freehold/leasehold status of the property and purchaser is advised to obtain clarification from their solicitor or surveyor. Money laundering regulations 2003. Intending purchaser will be asked to produce identification documents and we would ask for your co-operation in order that there be no delay in agreeing the sale. View more View less
Lednor And Company
01279 956578
Furneux Pelham
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