Savills | Nottingham Road North, Heronsgate, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 5DB | Property for sale
319.87 sq m(3,443 sq ft)
Guide price £1,950,000($2,743,985)

Nottingham Road NorthHeronsgate, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 5DB

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Retains many original character features
  • Wonderful gardens and grounds of about one acre
  • Excellent scope to update and improve
  • Five bedrooms, four receptions and Summer room
  • No upper chain

Characterful Victorian house set in a lovely plot of about one acre.

About this property

  • Situated towards the end of a no through road, Myrtle Cottage is an elegant home dating back to 1843 when it was a simple three room single storey dwelling. Now a substantially larger five bedroom house it has been a much loved family home over many decades. A charming home with beautiful proportions and delightful period features, could provide a new owner potential to carry out alterations to bring the house into the 22nd Century. With accommodation extending to about 3,400 sq ft this would make a fine family home embracing its elegant lines.

    On the ground floor there is a welcoming hallway with bright and airy reception rooms to each side, both having bay windows and traditional fireplaces. Enjoying attractive views over the side and rear gardens is a substantial L-shaped drawing room, again with a fireplace and more than enough room for sofas and armchairs and even a grand piano!

    Towards the rear of the house is a simple fitted kitchen with a gas fuelled Aga and access to a walk-in larder with slate cooling shelf and a separate utility room. There is also a door providing access to the rear garden, ideal for letting your four footed friends in without bringing mud through the rest of the house.

    On the other side of the house is a breakfast room with some delightful original fitted cupboards which display a wealth of history dating back to the 1800s.

    Overlooking what was the lawn tennis court is a charming summer room which is panelled and has access out to the terrace. With doors leading back to both the dining room and drawing room this makes for a perfect spot to catch some sun.

    On the first floor there are five bedrooms, a family bathroom and separate cloakroom. The principal bedroom has a secondary room with wash basin which would be perfect for a dressing area or similar. From the front of the landing, accessed through French doors, there is a small balcony overlooking the neighbouring gardens.

    On the top floor there is a useful boarded attic which is accessed via a wooden ladder.

    The gardens are a delight and extend to about an acre. There are manicured lawns surrounded by mature hedges, and various sitting areas are dotted around adjacent to a lightly wooded dell. For the gardening enthusiast there is a large vegetable plot, a small orchard of heritage apple trees and a pleasing variety of coniferous and deciduous trees. With such a variety of trees and plants, there will be something of interest to admire during every season of the year.

    To one side of the house slightly set back is a substantial detached metal garage incorporating various sheds and stores, perfect for tinkering away in. This is accessed via a gravel driveway which provides ample parking space for the most enthusiastic of hobbyists.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

Delighted to be offering this characterful Victorian House with great scope to update and improve to and set in a plot of about one acre.

Graeme WarrenProperty agent

Local information

  • Myrtle Cottage is situated in the historic Chartist hamlet of Heronsgate which is a highly sought after semi-rural location in the Hertfordshire countryside. The house is approximately one and a half miles from Chorleywood Station providing the Metropolitan Line to Baker Street and the City and the Chiltern Turbo to Marylebone in approximately 30 minutes. Access to the M25 is at nearby Junction 17 with connections to the M40, M1, Heathrow and Luton Airport and central London. There is an excellent choice of schooling within the area including St Clement Danes and Chorleywood village centre provides excellent local shopping, restaurants and cafés. Chorleywood Common has lovely walks and bridle paths as well as a golf course. For more extensive amenities Rickmansworth is approximately 3 miles away providing a wide choice of boutique shops, coffee houses, independent restaurants and leading supermarket food halls.
  • The house is close to The Swillett playground and also to The Stag restaurant/pub. The Heronsgate community is a very sociable neighbourhood holding quiz nights, safari suppers, music nights, a fireworks evening, and an annual agricultural show. There is also an active village hall and a well-attended local church, St Johns. Chorleywood is surrounded by stunning countryside with the large expanse of Chorleywood Common and a 200 acre Country Heritage Site Woodland. The village offers everything including local shops and also various leisure facilities including cricket, football, tennis, horse riding and golf. Water sports and extensive walking are available at the nearby Aquadrome in Rickmansworth.

Additional information

  • EPC Rating = E