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FOCUS ON: BISHOP'S STORTFORD, HERTFORDSHIRE

TYE GREEN HOUSE, ELSENHAM, CM22 6DY
Price: £749,995
This Grade II-listed, 16th century farmhouse has kept many of its period features, including exposed beams and an inglenook fireplace. Set over three floors, the property has six bedrooms and two living rooms. It is in grounds of about 1.75 acres where there are fruit trees and the outline of an original moat. The property comes with a double garage with permission to be converted into a two bedroom annexe.

Contact: Hetheringtons on 01992 440000, www.hetheringtons.co.uk

MILL HOUSE, HENHAM, CM22 6AA
Price: £625,000
This five-bedroom property is set in delightful gardens and surrounded by open fields, but it is just five miles from Bishop’s Stortford’s railway station – 45 minutes from Liverpool Street. The kitchen has a converted Aga and bespoke cabinets. The sitting room comes with a wood burning stove and wood floors, while the family room has french doors leading out onto the garden. Outside there is a garage and timber barn. There is a kitchen garden and two fenced off areas for chickens and goats.

Contact: Bidwells Saffron Walden on 01799 510051, www.bidwells.co.uk

THE MULBERRIES, TAKELEY, CM22 6SL
Price: From £339,995
These four- and five-bedroom detached homes all come with their own gardens and many have garages. The development is just eight miles from Bishop’s Stortford and has plenty of green space and village ponds. A new neighbourhood centre, including shops and a primary school, is planned.

Contact: Barratt Homes on 01279 871870 or visit www.barratthomes.co.uk