Listed country farm house close to Bishops Stortford town centre.
Dane O'Coys Farmhouse is a beautiful timbered framed farmhouse close to Bishops Stortford town center but with countryside views. A fine example of vernacular architecture. The building is Grade II Listed, considered to be of architectural and historical merit. There is a certain amount of documented history on the house, including the 16th century former owner, Joseph Miller, emigrated to America. The house has been in the present family since the 1960s, when it was restored by highly-regarded local builders, Pickfords. The accommodation is arranged over two floors with most rooms enjoying views over the well-established gardens or open countryside.
On the ground floor, there is an entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, fitted kitchen, utility room and boot room. On the first floor, there are five bedrooms and three bathrooms (two are en-suite)
The cottage lies behind and beside the house and adjoins garaging and a small barn. It has its own rear access, parking and a small 12ft garden, with astro turf. It has been recently converted and is on good condition. There is a reception room/kitchen 32' x 14'm two bedrooms, a bathroom and an en suite shower room. There is oak flooring in the majority of the ground floor.
Outside, a generous gravelled driveway provides ample parking and leads to a range of outbuildings including a small barn and a lock-up garage. Beside the house, there is two bedroom cottage which is currently rented out. Behind the house there is a pretty partially walled garden. There are terraces, lawns, mature trees shrub borders and a vegetable garden. The house is situated off Hadham Road and is close to allotments, the cricket field and tennis courts. It is also considered to be convenient for local schools, including Bishops Stortford College, the town centre and mainline station.
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When i arrived at Dane O'Coys Farm House I was completely amazed a country farmhouse like this could be so close to the center of town. The perfect mix of a country house close to all you could possibly need.Tim Phillips