East Street, Lilley, Hertfordshire, LU2 8LW | Property for sale | Savills
2,451 sq ft(227.71 sq m)
Guide price £850,000(€969,179)

East StreetLilley, Hertfordshire, LU2 8LW

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in February 2023
  • Stunning interior
  • Fabulous kitchen/breakfast/diner
  • Many original period features
  • Large garden with sun terrace and pizza oven
  • Garage and private parking
  • Outbuilding

A double fronted Georgian gem in a lovely Hertfordshire village.

About this property

  • Description
    Formerly The Red Lion public house, this home has been completely refurbished by the present owners with a keen eye to both design and finish. Extending to over 2100sq ft, this is a fine family home with flexible accommodation.
    A central front door opens into the first of the reception rooms which has high ceilings, attractive mosaic tiles contrasting well with herringbone style ceramic parquet flooring and an attractive restored Georgian fireplace.
    An inner hallway leads through to a breathtaking kitchen/breakfast/family room with a large lantern roof light making for a bright and airy space. Fashioned in an attractive mid-century industrial style there is a comprehensive range of cabinets arranged around a 10.5ft island unit. There is ample space for a dining table, perfect for hosting casual suppers or elegant dinners. An interesting feature of the room is a glass panel inset into the floor which provides a great view of the wine cellar below. A cleverly designed full height glazed door slides into a hidden pocket in the wall to fully open onto a great entertaining terrace; this is the place which really comes into its own with the warmer seasons.
    A well-conceived utility room is situated off the kitchen and features a range of cupboards including a pantry with granite and quartz shelving. There is also a useful and very practical laundry chute which leads from the family bathroom above.
    On the other side of the hallway is an additional reception room with a feature fireplace with a practical multi-fuel stove. Perfect for cooler evenings settling down to catch up on the latest box set. French doors open onto the dining area of the kitchen.
    On the lower ground floor accessed from an easy rise set of stairs is a fabulous reception room which enjoys natural light to the front. This space could be put to a variety of uses including a cinema room or teenage den.
    From the inner hallway a door leads to a stunning fully tiled shower room which is traditional in style with a delightful high-level cistern to the wc and an attractive walk-in glazed shower enclosure.
    The first and second floors are home to the four bedrooms and two bathrooms/shower rooms. The principal bedroom is elegant in pale pastels giving the room a calm oasis-like vibe. The window to the front has great views over paddocks and rolling countryside beyond. There is an en-suite shower room which has been well designed with fitted cabinets and features a must-have steam shower unit with body jets.
    The second bedroom again overlooks the paddocks to the front and has generous proportions; being located adjacent to the family bathroom this would make the perfect guest room. The family bathroom features a whirlpool bath and heritage styled suite.
    The top floor has two bedrooms which both are large enough to accommodate double beds. Both bedrooms have easy access to extensive eaves cupboard storage. This would be a perfect place for teenagers to call their own affording them a good degree of privacy.

    The rear doors of the kitchen breakfast room open onto a terrace which spans the rear of the house and features a brick-built pizza oven; great for Italian themed evenings shaded by a mature apple tree. Gated vehicular access to the garden is via a little lane which runs down the side of the house. A parking area with enough space for at least four cars leads to two garages and provides a divide between the terrace and the lengthy rear garden.
    The garden is beautifully mature and has a variety fruit trees and shrubs interspersed by lawns. At the top corner of the garden is a delightful summerhouse which has power connected. This could provide a perfect home office or simply somewhere to entertain when the weather is not favorable.

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A fabulous family home with flexible living and sizeable garden.

Lynn EllisProperty agent

Local information

  • Approx mileages: Hitchin 5.1 miles • Hitchin Station 6.1 miles • Harpenden 10.4 miles • London Luton Airport 6.7 miles • Luton Parkway Station 6 miles • A505 0.8 miles • M1 (J10) 11 miles
  • Tucked away on the edge of Hertfordshire, within the Chilterns area of outstanding natural beauty, Lilley is a delightful village quietly situated less than a mile from a dual carriageway leading to the elegant Georgian market town of Hitchin. Facilities include a public house, vibrant village hall, cricket field, church and bus service. An idyllic situation - the attraction of peace and quiet of pleasant rural surroundings with access to great road links.
  • Hitchin has a very comprehensive range of shops, regular street markets, and independent cafes, restaurants and boutiques. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool and the Queen Mother Theatre. Senior schooling is provided for by the sought after Hitchin's boys' and girls' schools. Nearby villages of Offley and Hexton each have primary schools. Hitchin has a great community spirit, with a variety of community groups and sports clubs, including football, rugby, cycling, tennis, badminton, fencing and running. Hitchin railway station is on the Great Northern Line and journeys to London and Cambridge both take around 30 minutes. Thameslink trains have direct routes to stations including Kings Cross, St Pancras, Blackfriars and London Bridge and onto Gatwick and Brighton. For overseas travel the property is just 6 miles from London Luton Airport.

Additional information

  • EPC Rating: D
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: E