GREAT PROJECT: Stanstead Abbotts

Guide price

Bedrooms: 3


A rare opportunity to acquire this attractive, red brick double fronted house that was formerly the School House to St. Andrews School and residence for the Master. It was privately sold sometime in the 1930 s and has been a happy home for the current owners family ever since.

The house retains some original character such as lovely ornate brickwork and architecture on the impressive chimney stacks outside, together with the ornate balustrades to the staircase and the majority of original doors remain in situ. inside.

Double glazing and gas central heating feature throughout (un-tested) and the accommodation in brief offers: Traditional hallway leading to two reception rooms, one each side of the hall. In turn this takes you through to the kitchen, which is divided into two distinct areas at present, plus a downstairs cloakroom/w.c. A covered lean-to leads to an outside w.c and the rear garden..

The owner was a keen model train enthusiast and as such partly converted the upstairs space to indulge his hobby. Some of the bedroom walls have been removed, however it is still very clear where they once stood, and an easy job to reinstate, providing three bedrooms in total, plus a bathroom.

There is ample driveway parking to the side which continues on to further hardstanding. To the rear there is a large garage and workshop.


Front door opening to:

Entrance Hall

Traditional entrance hall with doors off to both reception rooms and kitchen. Stairs, with lovely original balustrades rising to first floor. Under stairs cupboard. Radiator.

Living Room

3.60m x 3.29m (11'9 x 10'9 )

Dual aspect double glazed window to front and side. Fireplace (not in use) Picture rail. Door to cloakroom.

Dining Room

3.42m x 3.30m (11'2 x 10'9 )

Double glazed window to front. Fireplace (not in use) Radiator. Built-in corner cupboards.


The kitchen is divided into two parts/rooms.

Area One

2.98m x 2.74m (9'9 x 8'11 )

Double glazed window to rear. Recessed walk-in pantry. Door to cloakroom/w.c. Open arch through to:

Area Two

2.53m x 1.99m (8'3 x 6'6 )

Sink unit and base cupboard. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Wall mounted 'Baxi' gas fired boiler. Built-in storage cupboards. Window to rear and door opening to:

Outside Under Cover Lobby Area

With double glazed windows and door to the outside. Door to brick built outside mid flush w.c. Water tap.


Low level w.c. Wall mounted wash hand basin. Radiator. Frosted window to side.

First Floor

As previously mentioned, some of the bedroom walls have been removed to facilitate an area that was used for the owners model railway. Equipment has now all been removed and each area is still well defined to reinstate the walls back to how they would have been previously.


Double glazed window to front aspect. Loft access hatch.

Bedroom One

3.62m x 3.36m (11'10 x 11'0 )

Double glazed window to front. Radiator.

Bedroom Two

3.34m x 3.24 (10'11 x 10'7 )

Dual aspect double glazed windows to front and side. Radiator. Built-in cupboards.

Bedroom Three

2.89m x 2.74m > 1.79m (9'5 x 8'11 > 5'10 )

Double glazed window to rear. Radiator.


Enamel cast iron bath with over bath shower. mid-flush w.c. and wash hand basin. Radiator. Frosted window to side.


To the front of the house the garden is retained by a low brick wall with gated access and pathway to the front door. A block paved driveway to the side provides parking. This in turn leads on to further hardstanding and the garages to the rear.

Large Double Garage

With twin electronically operated roller doors. Power and light connected. Personal door to garden.

Auctioneers Comments

This property is for sale by the Modern Method of Auction. Should you view, offer or bid on the property, your information will be shared with the Auctioneer, iamsold Limited This method of auction requires both parties to complete the transaction within 56 days of the draft contract for sale being received by the buyers solicitor (for standard Grade 1 properties). This additional time allows buyers to proceed with mortgage finance (subject to lending criteria, affordability and survey). The buyer is required to sign a reservation agreement and make payment of a non-refundable Reservation Fee. This being 4.2% of the purchase price including VAT, subject to a minimum of £6,000.00 including VAT. The Reservation Fee is paid in addition to purchase price and will be considered as part of the chargeable consideration for the property in the calculation for stamp duty liability. Buyers will be required to go through an identification verification process with iamsold and provide proof of how the purchase would be funded. This property has a Buyer Information Pack which is a collection of documents in relation to the property. The documents may not tell you everything you need to know about the property, so you are required to complete your own due diligence before bidding. A sample copy of the Reservation Agreement and terms and conditions are also contained within this pack. The buyer will also make payment of £300 including VAT towards the preparation cost of the pack, where it has been provided by iamsold. The property is subject to an undisclosed Reserve Price with both the Reserve Price and Starting Bid being subject to change.

Referral Arrangemets

The Partner Agent and Auctioneer may recommend the services of third parties to you. Whilst these services are recommended as it is believed they will be of benefit; you are under no obligation to use any of these services and you should always consider your options before services are accepted. Where services are accepted the Auctioneer or Partner Agent may receive payment for the recommendation and you will be informed of any referral arrangement and payment prior to any services being taken by you.

01920 412600

Oliver Minton

14 High Street , Stanstead Abbotts , Hertfordshire , SG12 8AB

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