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Property Description


An exciting opportunity to purchase this extensive eight bed Country House extending to a total of 8,353 sq.ft, plus an outbuilding, which has planning permission to develop a further 3 bed dwelling.

With a total of 5.24 acres (2.121 hectares)

  • Pleasant rural location
  • Excellent communications
  • Broxbourne Rail 2.2 miles
  • Waltham Abbey 4 miles
  • M25 J26 5.5 miles
  • Central London 20 miles


St Leonards House is a Country House part dating back to the 18th Century offering great opportunity to establish a wonderful family home.  In addition is the chance to develop the outbuildings; in particular The Old Stables have permission to convert into a further dwelling.

The house is approached from the former St Leonards Road with a sweeping driveway passing through the gardens and opening into a parking area in front of the house; the former entrance drive extends through the gardens and to a further parking area to the north of the house.


St Leonards House occupies the majority of an ‘island’ between the former St Leonards Road and the new St Leonards Road (B194), which was built through land held in the same title.

Immediately to the north of the Property are a number of residential properties mostly converted from former farm buildings and St Leonards Farm. To the east is open parkland offering very attractive views from the house.

Nazeing is a village made up of two settlements in the administrative area of Epping Forest District Council in southwest Essex. The nearest major settlement from the Property is Waltham Abbey, which is around 4 miles to the south. Hoddesdon is approximately 3 miles to the northwest.

The area enjoys very good transport links into London, with access to the M25 at Waltham Abbey enabling onward access to the national road network and the M11 only 10 miles away. There are mainline train services to London Liverpool Street from Broxbourne (approximately 2 miles to the west) with journey times from 27 minutes. London itself is approximately 21 miles to the south.

The Property

Comprising St Leonards House and gardens, including a swimming pool, dovecote and ‘Chapel’. In all the built element extends to approximately 8,353 sq.ft and the land to 5.24 acres.

In addition are The Old Stables, which is a detached garage/stable block to the north of St Leonards House. Planning application EPF/1495/17 permits change of use of this building to a 3-bedroom house measuring circa 1,722 sq.ft with parking area and garden.

There are extensive lawned gardens to the east, south and west of St Leonards House and to the south of the gardens and along part of the south-eastern boundary is an attractive area of woodland.

The house is in need of renovation and modernisation, but has a wonderful array of period features, in particular the ground floor has an imposing drawing room and a lovely open entrance hall with flagstone flooring, four reception rooms, kitchen, pantry and various utility rooms, plus second staircase to the first floor. On the first floor are eight bedrooms and two bathrooms plus an area accessed by separate stairs that has been unused for decades, but could make a good annexe fat. On the second floor are a further two box rooms (see floor plans over leaf).

This Lot offers the chance for someone to make their mark on this significant Country House by refurbishing to their own requirements or further development possibly dividing into a number of residential units. It is worth noting that the roof was replaced in 2012 by local contractors Noble & Taylor.

Wayleaves, Easements, Covenants and Rights of Way
The Property will be sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing wayleaves, easements, covenants and rights of way associated with this Property.

Local Authority
Epping Forest District Council t: 01992 564000

Mains gas, water, electricity and telecommunications are all available to the Property.  Drainage to the St Leonards House is provided by a private drainage system which is shared with an adjacent property. The house has separately supplied gas central heating.

Access can be obtained from the north. Further access can be obtained from the south by exercising a planning consent for another access and constructing a new access track just to the west of the old St Leonard’s Road.

The nearest postcode for the Property is EN9 2HG. If driving from the M25 it is easier to exit from J26.

For information on the Planning Permission and Title Documents please access our data room (with both username and password as Property) at

Council Tax & EPC
St Leonards House Tax Band H; Charge £2,946.06. EPC E.

Tenure and Possession
The Property is being sold Freehold with Vacant Possession.

Method of Sale
The Property is for sale by Private Treaty as a whole.

All viewings must be accompanied by a member of  Weldon Beesly  staff  on  allocated  viewing  days.  Separate viewings will be available as required.

Important Notice
Weldon Beesly and their clients give notice that: 1: They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. 2: Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and Weldon Beesly have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchaser(s) must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. 3: We have not made any investigations into the existence or otherwise of any issues concerning pollution of land, air or water contamination and the Purchase(s) is/are responsible for making their own enquiries in this regard. Particulars of sale prepared in June 2018 and photographs taken in April 2018.

Postcode: EN9 2HG
Country: United Kingdom
Property Id: 20172
Price: £1,500,000

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