Barwick, High Cross, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG11 1DB | Property for sale | Savills
4,380 sq ft(406.92 sq m)
Guide price £2,750,000(€3,135,580)

BarwickHigh Cross, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG11 1DB

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in October 2023
  • Sizeable principal reception rooms open onto delightful landscaped grounds of around 4.1 acres
  • Flexible layout with a ground floor bedroom suite if required
  • Self contained two bedroom annex with own access
  • Thatched Party Barn with kitchen
  • Stables, tack room and double garage providing plenty of potential uses
  • Set on the edge of open countryside in a delightful Hertfordshire hamlet

A fine Grade II * listed farmhouse with annexe and a range of outbuildings in a beautiful valley with river frontage and small lake.

About this property

  • Great Barwick Manor dates from the 16th century, previously being the manor house for the local area. The house and outbuildings have been very well maintained and improved over the years to include a ground floor bedroom suite if required, a party/games room and substantial self contained guest annexe.

    The reception hallway features a magnificent inglenook fireplace with a heavy oak mantel and seats either side. With flagstone flooring, a fine carved oak staircase leads to the first floor, there is a beamed ceiling, walls and a log burning stove within the fireplace. An inner lobby provides coat hanging space and a guest cloakroom.

    From the hall there are double linen fold oak doors leading to the main receptions which include the following:

    Triple aspect drawing room – this has a wide inglenook fireplace with oak mantel and tiled hearth with seats either side and a host of exposed beams. French doors open to a yorkstone south facing terrace overlooking the ornamental lake, formal gardens and the Rib valley beyond.

    The sitting room has polished wood flooring and a wealth of exposed beams. To either side of the doorway from the drawing room are hand made oak dressers comprising fitted cupboards with display shelving above.

    The study also has polished wood flooring and exposed beams, with views over the gardens.

    Open plan Kitchen / Breakfast Room – this is a fabulous everyday hub of the house with 4 oven oil Aga, hand built range of kitchen units, with granite and hardwood work surfaces. Reclaimed French terracotta flooring and double doors leading to a terrace and the garden. There is a walk in larder. A rear porch leads to the garden and second cloakroom.

    A substantial further reception room has been configured for a ground floor disabled access suite with its own walk in wet room / WC, but it currently used as an additional family room.

    Completing the ground floor is the Cellar and a Utility / Boot room.

    The galleried landing has some fine exposed timbers, with a semi vaulted beamed ceiling and a brick fireplace.

    The main bedroom is dual aspect with dormer windows with delightful views and a magnificent chimney breast and semi vaulted ceiling. The adjacent bedroom is used as a dressing room with fitted wardrobes and a secondary landing with access to the sumptuous en suite bathroom. There are two bedrooms, one of which is en suite, and a family bathroom. Most of these enjoy garden views and original features.

    The self contained Annexe / Guest Cottage can be accessed through the gardens or directly off the lane via an enclosed area of garden. The accommodation comprises of an Inner Hall, Sitting Room, Kitchen, Two bedrooms and a bathroom.

    On the outside of the house, the Gardens and Grounds extend to just under 4.1 acres and are a particularly attractive feature of the property enjoying far reaching views down the valley to the south whilst having protection by its own buildings and brick walls on the north and east.

    Beside the carriageway entrance there is a gravel driveway with turnaround and parking areas around the house. Formal lawns surround the house with well stocked flower beds and borders, a partly walled garden, pergola with paved path, many mature ornamental and fruit trees and fine mature trees.

    To the south side of the house, the landscaped lawns surround a delightful small lake with its own island approached by a foot bridge. To the east side, the grounds are bordered by the River Rib offering approximately 200 metres of single bank trout fishing.

    A range of outbuildings comprise of:
    Gate House - of brick construction, under a tiled and thatched roof. Set behind electrically operated iron gates with a further set of wooden doors and carriageway under a pitched roof with louvred turret and weather vane.

    Included in the complex are the following, with a shared veranda: 2 Loose Boxes (currently used as a workshop), Tack Room, Home office / Studio Room with two pairs of French doors and windows overlooking gardens, Double Garage. Thatched Party Barn – A substantial entertainment area with its own Kitchen.

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The setting of this house is really idyllic - the beautiful gardens meander past the lake down to the River Rib and open countryside beyond. The house itself is bright and airy with generous ceiling heights in the main rooms, with some really nice character features giving the house a wonderful feeling.

Justin GodfreyProperty agent

Local information

  • Great Barwick Manor is situated in some of Hertfordshire's most attractive countryside, adjacent to the River Rib at Barwick Ford.
  • There are excellent road connections with access to the M25 and the M11 via the A120.
  • Extensive commuter railway services are available in Ware, Broxbourne and Bishop's Stortford, with trains to Liverpool Street and Cambridge whilst Hertford and Stevenage have railway stations with trains to Kings Cross and Moorgate.
  • There is a primary school in Much Hadham and excellent state and private schools within easy reach, including Haileybury, Heath Mount, St Edmunds College, Queenswood and Bishop's Stortford College.
  • There are some lovely and well regarded gastro pubs within a short distance of the house including the Fox and Hounds in Hunsdon, Maltons in Thundridge and the Bull Inn at Much Hadham. In Little Hadham there is the Nags Head, which offers Indian cuisine.

Additional information

  • SERVICES: Mains water, electricity. Oil fired central heating. Wood burner stoves and open fireplaces. Private drainage. Broadband connection.
  • Directions: SAT NAV POSTCODE SG11 1DB
  • EPC Rating: E
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: H