The Clockhouse, Hassobury

Essex, CM23 1JR


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The Clockhouse is a Grade II listed former granary considered to be of architectural merit. It is constructed in mellow red brick under a tiled roof and offers excellent accommodation over three floors. The current owners have recently upgraded the internal accommodation (including a new utility room, kitchen upgrades, snug, infilling of voids, removal of staircase, new bathroom and structural glazing). The accommodation is shown on the floorplan and has many notable features
that includes a grand drawing and dining room and a modern kitchen/breakfast room with an Aga, granite work surfaces and oak flooring. On the first floor there is the master bedroom with an en suite bathroom and a further three double bedrooms with an additional family bathroom. There is also a useful utility room off the hallway for the washing machine, tumble dryer and storage. The second floor benefits from exposed timber beams with two double bedrooms (each with an en suite) and a home office/snug area.

Outside, There is a gravelled parking area leading to a double garage. In addition, there are three further parking bays belonging to The Clockhouse which front the ornamental communal pond. There is a well-established and private south facing garden behind the house, about 60ft wide x 30ft deep, including an extensive terrace, decked seating area, shrub borders and box hedging with outside water and lighting. The Clockhouse sits on the grounds of Hassobury Mansion, a
striking stone Victorian Gothic mansion, which was built for the Gosling family in the mid-19th century. The house enjoys an elevated location in mature parkland with panoramic views. The mansion was a private school for much of the 20th century; in more recent years the mansion has been divided into private properties with the fine outbuildings and barns converted into substantial family homes, The Clockhouse being one of the largest houses on the estate. The immediate
grounds to the original house amounted to about 200 acres but is now currently about 12 acres.

Hassobury is an area of remarkably unspoilt countryside situated between the villages of Farnham and Manuden (both accessible by footpaths) and to the north is the market town of Bishop’s Stortford, which is a five minute drive away and offers a comprehensive range of retail, recreational and exceptional educational facilities including Bishop’s Stortford College and Hockerill Anglo-European College. The mainline train station at Bishop’s Stortford provides a regular high speed service to London’s Liverpool Street (approximately 39 minutes) and access to the M11 on the outskirts of the town (J8), linking to the M25 to the south and Cambridge to the north. Stansted International Airport is approximately five miles from the property.

Agents note: There is a resident’s management company which looks after the maintenance of all communal areas including the garden maintenance, pathways, driveways, pond, fountain, gates, lighting and waste disposal. The maintenance charge is variable but typically around £250 per month on average

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