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£1,250,000 Guide Price

High Street, Barley, SG8

‘Badgers Gate’ was completed in 2020, located in a private and idyllic setting of just 3 homes in the highly desired village of Barley. This is no ordinary new build, but an individual design, constructed by very well-regarded local family builders with accommodation approaching 3000 sq ft.
5 Bedrooms
2 Receptions
3 Bathrooms
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Ensum Brown are delighted to offer for sale 'Badgers Gate', construction of which completed in 2020, located in a private and idyllic setting of just 3 homes in the highly desired village of Barley. This is no ordinary new build, but an individual design, constructed by very well-regarded local family builders. With accommodation approaching 3000 sq ft of the highest quality and with exceptional attention to detail, you must view this home to for full appreciation.

You will find this stunning home central to the village but also located on a secluded private development. With delightful kerb appeal, this partly weather boarded, red bricked and flint walled home, has a block pavior driveway frontage that provides parking for several vehicles and leads to an integral double garage. Stepping into the entrance hall you will instantly see the quality of finish that will be found throughout and a great sense of space that the large entrance hall creates for the rest of the property.

At this point It is worth mentioning some of the features you will find in this, no expense spared, build. Including solid oak flooring in the entrance hall, large format non-slip porcelain tiles in the kitchen and utility room, high-quality carpets through the rest of the home, oak internal doors, zonal underfloor heating on the ground floor, stairway with glass balustrades, alarm system, CAT 6 cabling throughout for future proofing with centralised data rack, provision for an internal and external audio system, CCTV and iRing doorbell. Systems can be monitored and controlled by a tablet or Smart Phone and there is super-fast broadband connectivity to the property, so ideal if you do work from home.

There are two reception rooms on the ground floor but could easily be three. You have a study to the front aspect and a large dual aspect lounge with feature modern wood burning stove and bi-fold doors opening the entire room to the rear garden. The lounge was originally designed as two reception rooms to incorporate a family room, this could easily be created if desired. The show piece and heart of this home must be the open plan kitchen/breakfast/dining and family room, you could spend the whole day here as a family and it's the perfect place if you like to entertain. Just like the lounge, you have bi-fold doors that open to the rear garden and with the adjoining patio area of the rear garden on the same level and linking to the lounge it flows perfectly and is perfect for those summer months.

The kitchen includes all the appliances you could possibly dream of in the modern home, including double oven, microwave oven, dish washer, two full height fridges and two full heigh freezers and a central breakfast island with oversized induction hob and downdraught extractor fan. Appliances are of the highest quality and include the brands 'NEFF'. This showpiece room is completed with feature lighting, porcelain tiled flooring and Quartz work surfaces. Completing the ground floor is a utility room that is the size of most homes' kitchen, again with storage and space for further appliances, and the always essential cloakroom toilet.

Going to the first floor this home just continues to impress. The large galleried landing gives access to four good sized double bedrooms and a potential fifth bedroom. The master bedroom features floor to ceiling windows and a Juliet balcony, a luxury en-suite shower room with four-piece suite and blue-tooth smart mirror and with a dressing room in the next room with fully fitted shelving and hanging space. The dressing room was originally designed to be a 5th bedroom and could be again if required. The second guest bedroom also features an en-suite with both a shower and free-standing bath and the inner hallway off the bedroom offers yet further built-in storage. A family bathroom serves the further two double bedrooms, again completed to an exceptional standard, and includes both a walk-in shower and free-standing bath.

If the inside of the home has already sold itself to you, then the outside won't let it down. The property has a generous enclosed rear garden that wraps around three aspects and benefits from excellent privacy, something you don't find on many recently constructed homes. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with raised flower beds, a large porcelain tiled patio area to all aspects with and additional decking area, a spot for the sun all day through.

Call Ensum Brown today to arrange your private viewing time of this exceptional home, you will never wish to leave!


If you don't know the village of Barley, then whilst your viewing this stunning home take a look around. Unlike most villages, you have plenty of amenities including a post office, garage, well supported town hall, stunning village church, riding school, village shop, primary school, recreation ground and two village pubs. Worth a special mention is the 'Fox & Hounds', a recently renovated pub and restaurant that people come from miles around to visit that has already been nominated for a Michelin star and voted in the top 50 gastropubs in the country. You are surrounded by beautiful countryside though you are perfectly located for national road and rail networks, ideal if you are a commuter. Royston station is just a 10-15 minute drive away with a regular train service to London Kings Cross. You are close to the M11, A14, A10 and A1, along with just a half an hour drive from Stansted airport. Barley is within an easy drive of the towns of Royston, Saffron Walden or the university city of Cambridge.

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