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16th Century Farmhouse | Fullers End | CM22

16th Century Farmhouse | Fullers End | CM22

16TH century farmhouse

Fullers End | CM22


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Nestled in the heart of Fullers End, in the parish of Elsenham (listed in the Domesday book) lies ‘Freshfields’, a late 16th century timber framed house, with thatched roof & original panelled front door. 

Dating from the time of Serfdoms and Lords of the Manor, this used to be a heavily forested area famous for its quality swine.  A grade 2 listed house of this quality would have been built on land owned by the ancient family of 'Walden' (of Saffron Walden) before becoming part of the wider Bishops Stortford urban district, & London commuter belt with the arrival of the railway in the 1800s. 

Generously positioned away from the road, you arrive to the main house through an arched hedgerow and a wooden gate leading up to a 600 year old front door. Preference is to go via the rear side return, straight into the kitchen. A shower room is situated just off here.

Exposed timber beams, low ceilings & a huge hearth welcome you into the grand ground floor. This historic space is open right to the far end, with traditional wooden struts & pegs holding up the ceiling. 

A double height, vaulted entertaining space completes the ground floor that wouldn't be complete without a hidden bedroom through the wall. 

Up onto the first floor, the first of three bedrooms spread along a steep pitched roof adding to the historic Tudor flavour and all overlook the surrounding gardens and far-reaching countryside views. A fourth wood-panelled bedroom, added on to the rear also accompanies a family bathroom.

A separate dwelling is adjacent to the main house, and provides a modern one bedroom, one bathroom with integrated kitchen home. Perfect for family / guests or potential Airbnb accommodation. 

A double garage, with fantastic potential to convert into a liveable space, is sits opposite.

Sitting on a 1/2 acre plot, the back garden has countryside views as far as the eye can see. As well as a well proportioned front garden, there is a looped driveway with parking for several vehicles. An historic well and mature set trees complete the perfect countryside setting.

Fullers End is less than a 5 minute drive or cycle from Elsenham Town & less than 20 minutes from Bishops Stortford, great for all your shopping and entertainment needs.

Direct trains from Bishops Stortford into London Liverpool Street only take 40 mins, or under an hour from Elsenham. 

Freshfields Fullers End Essex floorplan


Fuller’s End, Elsenham, Essex, CM22


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