Picture perfect estate

Shore Hall, Cornish Hall End, nr Saffron Walden. With Jackson-Stops & Staff. ANL-150514-124839001
Shore Hall, Cornish Hall End, nr Saffron Walden. With Jackson-Stops & Staff. ANL-150514-124839001

Sitting in 21 acres on the Suffolk/Essex border, Shore Hall is a Grade II-listed property which could cater to an equestrian family or anyone searching for a private slice of the countryside.

Located in Cornish Hall End, around ten miles from Saffron Walden, the country house has good transport links to London and Cambridge via rail or the M11.

Shore Hall, Cornish Hall End, nr Saffron Walden. With Jackson-Stops & Staff. ANL-150514-124724001

Shore Hall, Cornish Hall End, nr Saffron Walden. With Jackson-Stops & Staff. ANL-150514-124724001

It boasts a large number of outbuildings including a three-bedroom cottage and a separate annexe, as well as garaging for up to six cars.

It caters to a number of sporting interests, with stabling and paddocks, outdoor swimming pool and all-weather tennis court.

The main house dates back to the late 16th century and has been extensively remodelled and extended. The last major additions, in the late 20th century, were designed by renowned architect Alan Bloomfield.

Inside, the accommodation totals nearly 6,500sqft across two floors. The entrance hall offers access to the main reception rooms and the staircase.

Shore Hall, Cornish Hall End, nr Saffron Walden. With Jackson-Stops & Staff. ANL-150514-124757001

Shore Hall, Cornish Hall End, nr Saffron Walden. With Jackson-Stops & Staff. ANL-150514-124757001

The drawing room features half-panelled walls and bay windows. Both this and the family room boast brick fireplaces with woodburner.

With stone slab flooring, the kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a five-door Aga and a bespoke kitchen with granite work surfaces, an office area and French doors to a York stone terrace.

Beyond the kitchen are the pantry, utility room, boot room and wine store.

The study, reached from the reception hall, has built-in shelves and double doors to the dining room, a large entertaining space positioned above the Cart Pond.

More double doors lead to a hall with a door off to the guest bedroom, with ensuite bathroom. The hall houses a staircase to the attic bedrooms seven and eight, with a WC and attic storage space.

At the end of the hall double doors lead to the billiard room, with oak spring flooring, and the flower room.

The annexe, which has an entrance outside, comprises a sitting room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.

Upstairs, the first-floor galleried landing leads to the master bedroom suite, which has an ensuite bathroom and dressing room/bedroom five.

There is also a family bathroom, bedroom two with ensuite bathroom, and bedrooms three and four.

As well as the cottage and garage with an adjoining workshop and store, the outbuildings include a green house, five-box stable with feed and tack rooms, and pool house with shower room and kitchenette.

There is a barn attached to the back of the house, currently used as a tractor store.

The sprawling grounds also encompass formal gardens with ponds and a rose garden, a vegetable garden, an orchard and parkland.