Charming and impressive period house on the edge of The Common.
Bees Nest Cottage is a most delightful Grade II listed period family house set on the common within this sought after Hertfordshire village. Five cottages were made into one house in the 1940's using wall paneling, staircases and other features from the Luton Hoo country estate.
With over 4,400 sqft of accommodation set over two floors, this beautiful home offers flexible living space and features many exposed wall and ceiling timbers throughout the principal rooms. The main sitting room has two original fireplaces and creates an impressive entrance to the house. The dining room also boasts a significant fireplace which also features a log burner, as do the two home offices. All four rooms have stunning parquet flooring running throughout good height ceilings, pretty leaded light windows and original features.
The kitchen/breakfast room is well fitted with an Aga and a range of Smallbone Maple wood wall and base units and Butler's sink. From the kitchen a door leads through to a lovely bright and airy family room which features, in particular, a solid oak floor and vaulted ceiling plus disco ball and lights!. At the other end of the house is a Gym/games room, utility room and the garage.
Upon reaching the first floor, six good sized bedrooms can be found with the main bedroom taking centre stage. This bedroom enjoys views over the common, a large dressing room and en suite bath and shower room, whilst bedroom two also features an en suite.
There is a very large rear garden comprising different area including a 1940's rose garden, orchard and football area and features a delightful recently refurbished heated summerhouse which could be used as a separate home office, for parties viewing the cricket on the common or as a playroom. Further within the gardens is a superb outdoor swimming pool with a heat exchange pump installed. It is surrounded by lovely stone paving and a landscaped seating area with lighting. There is a pump house and changing room too, and beyond the pool, a further section of garden with greenhouse, large shed and a woodland area can be found and enjoyed.
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What character and charm this period house has to offer and right on the common.Nick Ingle