A delightful and characterful period home set in the popular Hertfordshire village within magnificently landscaped gardens.
The house is set behind a gated frontage opening on to driveway, providing access to the garaging and outbuildings. Through the charming entrance lobby there is a large and partly galleried hallway with stairs to the first floor and access to the principal reception spaces. There are many original exposed beams and floorboards throughout the house. The drawing room is a sizable space with a dual aspect and open fireplace, as has the dining room which is adjacent. The dining room itself is panelled and enjoys a wonderful aspect across the garden. In addition, there is a study and conservatory which also overlooks the garden. To one side of the house is a guest cloakroom and utility opening into an open plan kitchen/ dining room which also has many exposed beams and a bespoke range of kitchen cabinets. There is a door to the side providing a private courtyard/BBQ area.
Moving upstairs, on the first floor there are four bedrooms with a spacious family bathroom which has a separate shower (NB, the bath in here may not be included in the sale price). The main bedroom can be approached by its own staircase which has an en suite bathroom with separate shower. You can still access the main body of the house by a secret passageway and dressing room. Moving to the second floor, there are two further bedrooms and an additional bathroom approached via a narrow staircase.
On the outside the gardens themselves are a notable feature of this fine home and extend to around 1.099 acres. This includes two ponds and some fabulous views over the countryside to the rear.
Over the years the gardens have evolved to provide various areas of interest with a rose covered walk, mature hedges and a delightful selection of mature shrubs, borders and specimen trees.
To the side of the plot there is a large workshop/studio which has its own WC and kitchenette.
Adjacent to this sits an additional wood cabin, currently used as an art studio. As mentioned before there is a modern garage block comprising of three garages with up and over doors.
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One of the most interesting homes I have seen for a long time with lots of charm and character with some fabulous entertaining spaces and a garden to die for!Justin Godfrey