Stane Close, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23

Guide price

Bedrooms: 4

Four bedroom detached home    Offers invited over £650,000 

On the market is this substantial detached house built in 1976 with four double bedrooms, two reception rooms and two bathrooms. It sits in large mature and secluded gardens with a 400-foot frontage onto the River Stort and is a uniquely-set family home that needs to be viewed to appreciate its attractions. 

It offers a quiet haven close to the centre of sought-after Bishop's Stortford, a bustling market town with quick links into London, Stansted Airport and Cambridge either by train or the M11.

The property features gas central heating, an air-to-air heat pump, photovoltaic solar panels producing c£800 of yearly income under the Government's Feed-in Tariff for another 15 years as well as solar hot water, fitted kitchen and double garage.

Stane Close is a quiet cul-de-sac of family homes built of local yellow bricks on the line of a former Roman Road. There is a newly-built pool and leisure complex nearby, recreation fields and cycle and walking paths. The town has many highly-rated primary and secondary schools, supermarkets, specialist shops and traders, pubs and restaurants, cinema, arts centre as well as a weekly market.

 The current owners are not involved in a chain.

Accommodation key measurements: 

On the ground floor:

Sitting room (5.22m x 4.29m/17ft 1in x 14ft) – the sitting room is a large bright space benefitting from large picture windows to two aspects giving views over the garden. It features a TV aerial point and double satellite cable

Dining room (3.86m x 3.84m/12ft 7in x 11ft 6in) – the dining room features an air-to-air heat pump for additional heating/cooling, a door to the rear garden and sliding doors to the hall and kitchen

Kitchen (3.86m x 3.06m/12ft 7in x 9ft 2in) – the kitchen benefits from Brunzeel units, sink/drainer, worktops and ample fitted cupboard space. There is a TV aerial point and door to the conservatory/greenhouse and garden

Cloakroom/bathroom (2.07m x 0.9m/6ft 6in x 2ft 9in) – the bathroom has a toilet and wash-hand basin and hanging rail for coats

Hall (5.22m x 1.25m/17ft 1in x 4ft 1in) – the hall has a phone point and useful understairs cupboard

On the first floor:

Bedroom 1 (3.66m x 3.15m/12ft x 10ft 3in) – the master bedroom has a large in-built wardrobe, separate shower cubicle with Venturi shower and TV aerial point

Bedroom 2 (3.43m x 3.08m/11ft 3in x 10ft 1in) – the second bedroom has a large in-built wardrobe

Bedroom 3 (3.66m x 3.33m/12ft x 10ft 11in) – the third bedroom has a large in-built wardrobe

Bedroom 4 (3.43m x 2.64m/11ft 3in x 8ft 8in) – the fourth bedroom has a large in-built wardrobe

House bathroom (2.39m x 1.78m/7ft 10in x 5ft 10in) – the family bathroom has a modern ?????? suite of large bath, toilet and wash-hand basin as well as stylish tiles. The bath features a Venturi shower and there is also a shaver/toothbrush recharging socket and cabinet over the sink

Landing/airing cupboard – the landing has access to the partly-boarded recently re-roofed loft space and an airing cupboard with shelving and hot-water tank


Garage – the 6m-long (20ft) double garage has a powered roller door, recently-installed pitched roof, electric sockets and light. There is parking for two vehicles on the drive

Garden – the raised garden, built on piles to take it well above the highest flood level, is a special feature of the property with mature trees (including magnolia, tulip tree, mulberry and apple), wildflower meadow, pergola with roses, patio area and herbaceous beds. There is a lower dell with magnolia and cherry trees and a long riverbank with hazel, walnut, firs, alders and willows which make it a very secluded plot. The property extends to the centre of the river and the bank offers potential for a landing stage and decking. The wildflowers, trees and river make the garden a haven for nature with orchids, kingfishers, moorhens and many other bird species making it a wildlife lover's paradise. There has been evidence of otters and the Environment Agency has drawn up a restoration plan for the River Stort, a rare chalk stream, which would make the river even more ecologically diverse. 

The owner would like viewings to take place on 2nd April between 12 to 5PM

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