High Street, Stanstead Abbotts
Lee and Stort Navigation
Offside Water's Edge
This wonderful home occupies a fabulous green and leafy setting on the banks of the River Lee. It enjoys its own mooring and fishing rights, yet it is right in the heart of Stanstead Abbotts, with all the amenities you would expect from a large village within easy reach.
The house is approached via a private gated entrance off the High Street, opening to a gravelled parking area and a detached double garage. A personal gate to the side of the garage opens into a private lawned front garden with raised flower and shrub borders. The garden continues down the right side of the house leading around to the private riverside terrace. This side area is surprisingly wide and offers potential for extension subject to planning consent.
The front door opens into the hallway, off which is a modern cloakroom with a Velux window to the front. A door to the right leads to the beautifully fitted kitchen breakfast room with windows overlooking the front garden. There is space here for a breakfast table and chairs. Returning to the hallway, a door to the rear opens into a bright and spacious living room taking up the whole width of the house. This offers lovely views of the River Lee, both from its window and from its wide patio doors, which open out onto the riverside terrace. There is a coal effect gas fireplace at the end of the room for those cooler evenings.
Stairs rise from the hallway to the first floor landing. Like the living room, the spacious master bedroom takes up the whole width of the house, enjoying three windows overlooking beautiful views of the river as it meanders through the village. This bedroom benefits from en-suite shower room. The second bedroom is a smaller double to the front. There is a modern bathroom on this floor with a Jaccuzi bath and a window to the side. Stairs continue from the first floor up to the second floor landing. Here you will find a door to the third bedroom, which is a good sized double with three velux style windows to the front.
The riverside garden terrace is a truly delightful area to enjoy entertaining al-fresco or to relax whilst watching the boats meandering past. It is a good size and there is scope to create a very up-market space here. The terrace is securely fenced, and a gate opens to steps leading down to a private mooring which extends to approximately 40ft. The property benefits from both mooring and fishing rights.