What We Say at Zoe Napier Group What is there not to like in the character of this splendid home and of generally good ceiling heights. Everyone loves an impressive hall and the wide Jacobean staircase sets the entrance off well. The owners have enhanced the property with excellent equestrian facilities and outbuildings with rooms for permissible uses and the potential to convert into ancillary accommodation, subject to planning/LBC
What the Owners Say We have been here 6 years - there is much to love about this atmospheric home, from its well-proportioned rooms to the outside space and the peace and quiet this area brings. The country walks and network of bridleways is outstanding. We will not be moving far away as our daughter owns a property locally.
History & Background A stunning early Jacobean Grade II Listed farmhouse, later extended and providing 3755 sq ft of character accommodation with notably high ceilings in the principal rooms, complemented by much of the magnificent heavy oak timber frame which provides evidence of some early mullion windows, together with the wonderful Jacobean staircase. Splendid fireplaces feature, including a remarkable stone floor to ceiling fireplace on the first floor.
The property has a more recent extension tying in the wonderful period features and fireplaces to a more contemporary kitchen/breakfast room with open family area. The bedrooms are set out on both the first and second (attic) floors offering versatility. There are up to five bedrooms with further usable attic storage areas.
The outside space provides plenty of parking a double garage plus car port - the garaging area with side store has been lined with a first-floor office and a ground floor leisure room with kitchen to serve the pool & BBQ area. There is an attractive outdoor pool (with end for diving) and the compact but equally superb equestrian facilities lie on the far side.
There are up to 5 stables, plus indoor show preparation areas, a groom's room with plumbing for a shower/w.c and a first-floor mezzanine store.
Setting & Location The property in nestled partway up a public byway, in a rural area known as Butts Green, near Clavering. The house is set on a mature two-acre plot with views across farmland. The grounds provide extensive parking and mature gardens with an outdoor heated swimming pool, whilst the remainder is set out to mainly post and rail paddocks thought ideal for two/three equines.
Clavering is the nearest village, located 10 miles from Stansted Airport. Today the village is large and scattered that encompasses seven Greens (including Butts Green) and three 'ends'. Situated 20 miles (32km) south of Cambridge on the River Stort, the property is well placed bordering the Essex/Cambs/Herts borders.
Audley End is the nearest rail station (7 miles) for London (about 1 hour) and Cambridge (about 19 minutes)