A magnificent Grade II listed country home in a wonderful private gated setting with about 9.4 acres.
The Chapel has been converted to provide exceptional spacious living accommodation with high specification fittings and many stylish design features combined with original arched stone mullioned windows and high timber vaulted ceilings causing a dramatic fusion between old and new. The property features a fabulous and luxurious swimming pool room and a magnificent main living area with far reaching views over its surrounding grounds. The amazing contemporary guest wing contains four of the six bedrooms with en suite shower rooms and a beautifully appointed sitting/ games/ family room, secondary kitchen and garaging for several cars.
This unique accommodation is arranged over three levels with six bedrooms, five en suite facilities, family shower room, three receptions, study, balconies and much more, all set within about 9.4 acres of beautiful gardens, parkland and mature woodland.
The property incorporates a spectacular contemporary wing, which can be reached via a corridor from The Chapel. The property is designed to achieve maximum space and natural light with its open plan construction, coupled with the magnificent stone windows in the living area and the large full height and width windows at each end of the room. On the first and second floors the impressive large picture windows and open-plan design allow you to view the most exceptional scenery of the Hertfordshire countryside.
To further enhance the practical design of the property, there is an integral communications and computer system, which controls the lighting, windows, window blinds, under-floor heating and security systems. The luxurious fixtures and fittings are accentuated by the high quality materials used in the construction of The Chapel, including hand fired laver tiles in the pool complex changing rooms, Welsh Green slate in the pool, Spanish limestone, French Oak, and Teak flooring, bespoke bedroom furniture and fitted kitchen. This is a small reference to the numerous high quality fixtures and fittings in the property.
The addition of the lower wing not only provides excellent additional accommodation but an intriguing design concept of flexible modern living. Together they provide for the ultimate in contemporary living within a classical and magnificent building.
The property is approached along a drive through the wonderful parkland and the Goldings Estate to the private drive of The Chapel. The drive winds through mature specimen trees and the delightful grounds to the front of the property.
Open Plan Living
A magnificent open plan living space with a sitting room at one end and a dining room at the other. In between is the bespoke fitted kitchen / breakfast room with glazed doors providing access to an extensive timber terrace, which overlooks the gardens and grounds.
Within the dining area is a spectacular glazed floor providing an intriguing view of the pool complex below. The impressive vaulted ceiling makes for a delightful area to entertain. The study is positioned off the dining room and provides for a good level of privacy.
A contemporary bespoke glass enclosed staircase rises to the second floor landing, where there is a magnificent full length picture window that takes full advantage of the far reaching views across the grounds to the river and woodland beyond. A glazed door leads out to a lovely long balcony that offers a delightful and tranquil seating area with breath-taking views.
Solid oak double doors lead to an impressive hall with limestone floor and mullion windows with a contemporary staircase leading to the contemporary wing. Leading from the reception hall is the magnificent indoor pool complex with shower rooms and changing room. A impressive entertaining area with exceptional audio visual equipment to enhance the ambiance of the complex.
A staircase from the ground floor hall descends to the corridor that then leads to the contemporary wing. There is a magnificent open plan sitting/games/ family room with secondary kitchen and shower room to one side, as well as two en suite bedrooms on the ground floor. On either side, staircases descend to the lower ground floor where two further bespoke bedroom suites, laundry room, shower room and access to the extensive garaging can be found.
The gardens are a particular feature of the property, mainly laid to lawn and interspersed with numerous beautiful specimen trees. Like the house, the gardens have been immaculately maintained by the present owner. Wonderful views over the surrounding countryside can be enjoyed while walking along the meandering walkways. Beyond the gardens to the south of the property is a large field, which could be ideal for keeping horses.
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A truly unique property where period meets contemporary; a masterpiece.Hugh Maconochie