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Takeley, Bishop's Stortford

30 Jan 2014
Address of property to sell:
Takeley, Bishop's Stortford
Acres: 0.16
Telephone: 01992 878 580
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2 Bedroom Bungalow

A spacious detached bungalow on a good-sized plot of land with plenty of scope for improvement including potential for a large loft conversion (subject to consent).

(Property Ref: 588)
Overall Description

This detached bungalow is an ideal development project with plenty of scope for improvement and enlargement, subject of course to the usual consents. It sits in a pleasant village location on 220' deep plot of land (c. 0.16 acres) which backs on to Hatfield Forest which is the last remaining intact Royal hunting ground with over 1000 acres of beautiful woodland to enjoy directly from a gate leading from your garden (so it is ideal for families with dogs or who enjoy walking or cycling). The property itself comprises two double bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen and sitting/dining room which opens into the substantial hard-wood construction conservatory which overlooks the garden. The loft spans the length of the property and is fully boarded with potential for a third bedroom and bathroom upstairs, subject to consent (we have the architect's drawings for a loft conversion with dormer that the client commissioned but never went any further with). The garden is a real feature of this property being 220' from the front to the very back with mature trees, lawn, pergola with vine and seating area beneath, a selection of outbuildings including a stable block and two garden sheds and a pen for animals as well as a pond. The garden also contains a substantial timber summer house which has a sitting room with kitchenette, bedroom area and shower room with wc. If you are looking for a family home in a village location with a large garden and potential to extend and put your own stamp on it, this could be the one for you.

Drakelands is set in the pleasant village of Takeley which is just a couple of miles outside the busy and popular commuter town of Bishop's Stortford. The Village of Takeley comprises The Holy Trinity Church, petrol station with shop and a few pubs, the Green Man being just a short stroll down the road. Being set in a rural area with plenty of bridleways and the Hatfield Forest accessible from the bottom of the garden makes it an ideal location for families. Takeley is also good place to live for commuters with Stanstead Airport three minutes away in the car, the M11 just down the road and the train station at Bishop's Stortford giving regular fast trains into London. Bishop's Stortford which is the local town, has plenty of shops including the Jackson Square Shopping centre as well as a Waitrose for all your groceries. Takeley has two good schools, the Christian School and Takeley Primary School which is in the neighbouring Village, Little Canfield.

The driveway leads between two large hedges toward the front door which opens onto:

3'10 x 3'1 (1.17m x 0.94m)Door to front and door that leads into main hallway. Radiator.

18'6 x 3'1 (5.64m x 0.94m)Spans the length of the property with access to all rooms. Loft access above with ladder and light (potential for conversion STPP).
Sitting / Dining Room

22'4 x 11'11 (6.81m x 3.63m)Window to side. Gas fire with marble and brick hearth. TV and Telephone point. Door that leads through to conservatory.

20'6 x 12'9 (6.25m x 3.89m)Hardwood construction. Double door to garden. Double glazed windows with blinds. TV point. Radiator.

10'10 x 10'10 (3.30m x 3.30m)Window to rear. Range of kitchen units with eye level electric oven and gas hob, stainless steel sink unit with space and plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher. Space for both a fridge/freezer and a tumble drier. Storage cupboard.
Bedroom One

11' x 11' (3.35m x 3.35m)Window to front. TV point. Radiator.
Bedroom Two

11' x 11' (3.35m x 3.35m)Window to front. TV point. Radiator.
Rear Hallway

6'3 x 3'6 (1.91m x 1.07m)Door to side. Radiator.

7'5 x 6'3 (2.26m x 1.91m)Window to rear. Panel bath with shower above, shower screen placed on the side of the bath. Wash hand basin and low level wc. Tiled floor. Radiator.

There is a large garden to the rear with ample parking to the front leading down a side passage to a patio area with a grape vine covered pergola. From here, a decked path leads past the lawn and pond towards the summer house and the animal pens and stables at the back of the garden. Two sheds and outside tap. SUMMER HOUSE: 22'8 x 9'7 divided into living room with kitchen area (containing stainless steel sink unit, gas hob and space for fridge/freezer), bedroom, shower room with Shower, low level wc and wash hand basin. A gate leads through the back fence to Hatfield Forest, owned by the National Trust and with over 1,000 acres and many bridleways and footpaths. To the front is a gravel parking area with right of way over entrance which is owned by next door.
Services and other info

Mains water. Gas. Electricity. Drainage. Security lights on the front, back and side of property as well as one on the summer house. Loft is fully boarded with light. Plans have been drawn up for potential extension into loft by current owners which we have copies of. Combination boiler and fireplace are both only 5 years old.

Please note: appliances such as radiators, heaters, boilers, fixtures or utilities (gas, water, electricity, etc.) which may have been mentioned in these details have not been tested and no guarantee can be given that they are suitable or in working order. We cannot guarantee that building regulations or planning permission have been approved and recommend that you make independent enquiries on these matters. All measurements including amounts of land in acres are approximate.