Savills | Hodwell, Ashwell, Baldock, Hertfordshire, SG7 5QQ | Property for sale
3,623 sq ft(336.59 sq m)
Guide price £2,250,000

HodwellAshwell, Baldock, Hertfordshire, SG7 5QQ


    Key features

    • Renovated character property with original features throughout
    • Light and spacious accommodation
    • Private and peaceful gardens
    • In and out driveway
    • Sought after village location

    Grade II listed detached house in stunning setting.

    About this property

    • The Old Rectory in Ashwell is a stunning Grade II listed detached house dated from circa 1830 in a highly desirable location with peaceful gardens leading down to the river Cam. Of timber and brick construction under a slate and lead roof, the house is approached by an in and out driveway with electric gates to each side.

      The grand entrance opens into a hall, with a study and cloakroom to the right and storage to the left. Beyond the entrance hall is a corridor that connects the sitting room, the exceptional double reception room and dining room, and the kitchen. The dining room is a well-balanced room with the benefit of being dual aspect with working shutters to the front, picture rails and a corner sink. Connected by a large archway, the light and spacious double reception room benefits from a working fireplace at one end and storage to the other with working shutters and stunning views over the garden. There is also a good sized cellar with wine bins accessed from the hallway.

      The eye catching kitchen breakfast room with the benefit of stripped wood floors has bespoke floor and wall mounted cabinetry, white quartz worktops, a breakfast bar and an Aga. Through the kitchen and down some steps is a hall with doors opening to the front and rear gardens, and to the utility room beyond with space for a washing machine and dryer.

      Upstairs to the first floor, the landing connects all five bedrooms, most of which benefit from being dual aspect and has private views over the paddocks to the rear and the Church to one side. A large family bathroom services the first floor, with white sanitary ware, a walk in shower and a separate bath. The entire house benefits from oil fire central heating.

      Outside, the gorgeous terrace at the rear of the house is a fantastic entertaining space for guests over the summer months. Yorkstone steps, bordered by beautiful shrubs and hedging, lead you further down into a substantial garden. The mature front lawn and rear garden are both bordered and divided by hedging, with various mature trees including sycamore, oak, fir and lime trees.

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    A Rectory in the middle of the village, what can be better in life?

    Ed MeyerProperty agent

    Local information

    • Ashwell is a particularly sought after picturesque Hertfordshire village which benefits from good everyday shopping facilities including a butchers, a renowned bakery, the Rhubarb and Mustard coffee and gift shop, village stores/newsagent, along with three public houses with restaurants. There is also a doctor's surgery, dentists and chemist.
    • Comprehensive shopping can be found in Royston (approximately 7.8 miles), Hitchin (approximately 13.7 miles) and the world famous university city of Cambridge (approximately 19 miles).
    • For further dining options, the North Hertfordshire market town of Hitchin provides a great variety of restaurants and cafes for many cuisines. For the commuter Ashwell is well placed for the A505 and A10 and the A1(M) leading south to the M25, and north to the Midlands and beyond.
    • Ashwell & Morden railway station is approximately two miles distance with regular rail services to Cambridge (from 19 minutes) and London (from 48 minutes).
    • Good state primary schooling is available in Ashwell with secondary schooling at Knights Templar in Baldock and Bassingbourn Village College along with independent schooling at Kingshott School, Hitchin for the 3-18 years age group and St Christopher's School, Letchworth for the 4 – 18 years age group, Kimbolton School and a range of independent schools in Cambridge.

    Additional information

    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure = Freehold