This Grade II* listed family home is steeped in history. Interior designed throughout with wonderful entertainment spaces flowing onto a substantial garden.
Westfield Hall sits proudly at the head of a long wrought iron gated frontage and driveway with a turning and parking area to the front and side of the house giving access to the garaging.
A walled private courtyard topiary garden leads through to the reception hallway which is a grand space with part of an original Tudor staircase remaining. From here you can access the family / playroom, which is a dual aspect room with a wonderful exposed brick historic fireplace as its centrepiece.
The drawing room is a sumptuous area, also dual aspect and with a large inglenook period fireplace with wood burner. This room has panelling behind which are concealed various storage areas. Just off here is a further lobby and entrance door providing coat storage and a guest cloakroom.
The everyday living area is centred around the open plan kitchen / breakfast room, with its vaulted dining area and a range of bespoke handcrafted units, island unit, dual fuelled Aga and a walk in pantry. This opens into a sunroom which provides additional summer time dining and could potentially provide a link to an indoor leisure complex if required, subject to the necessary permissions. The dining area provides much interest with a dual aspect and high timbered and beamed ceiling. A cupboard here conceals a historic, period staircase.
A rear lobby off the dining space provides the everyday entrance for the house and a utility room housing the boilers and space for appliances. Finally, it is just off this lobby you will find the Brew House which is used as a magnificent entertainment space with its high vaulted ceiling, feature fireplace and French doors onto the garden.
Moving up to the first floor, the principal bedroom suite has an outstanding and beautifully presented en suite bathroom with walk-in shower, which can also be accessed from the landing. Adjacent to this bedroom is a custom fitted dressing room which could provide as a nursery or additional bedroom if required. There are two further bedrooms off the landing, one of which has an en suite bathroom.
On the second floor, there are two further bedrooms and an additional bathroom with an interesting vaulted shower area. Some of these rooms enjoy magnificent countryside views towards London. Finally, on the third floor there is an additional room currently used as an office / studio.
On the outside, the house sits proudly at the centre of its grounds which extend to just under 3 acres. The immediate gardens around the house are enclosed with a stock brick, listed wall and provide various entertainment areas, a koi pond and shaped flower and shrub borders. Enveloping the walled gardens are the further grounds in which you will find the all-weather tennis court and established fruit orchard and a large pond believed to have been part of an historic moat. Agents note: A public footpath crosses the gardens and driveway near the tennis court but not the walled garden.
The outbuildings are extensive and provide a granary currently used as a studio, a further home office / study space with windows overlooking the moat and a range of additional buildings comprising of a stable, workshop and garaging.
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This charming period home for me exemplifies character from several centuries and I have to say is magnificent throughout. The location is fabulous - who would have thought that you could see Canary Wharf from this part of Hertfordshire!Justin Godfrey