This handsome period farmhouse has a range of outbuildings including a cart lodge, granary and is set in a delightful mature garden and grounds of around 14 acres.
Spellbrook Farm is a magnificent period home and is Grade II listed. Dating back in parts several hundred years, there is much original character and some elegantly proportioned reception areas. Would benefit from some updating.
The entrance hallway gives access to the principle reception rooms which include a large drawing room to the south side of the house with a fireplace and a triple aspect over the gardens. On the other side of the hall is a less formal sitting room/family space. This leads through into the kitchen/breakfast area which has a range of traditional fitted units, granite top work surfaces and various integrated appliances including grill plates, oven, hob, and dishwasher. Off here is a breakfast room, currently used as an additional kitchen space and also a study which is at the front of the house. To the rear of the breakfast room is the back hall - used as everyday access for the house - where you will find a utility room and guest cloakroom.
Moving upstairs, there are three substantial bedrooms on the first floor, one of which has fitted wardrobes and en suite facilities. The other uses a good sized family bathroom with separate shower.
On the second floor, there are four further double bedrooms, some of which are partly eaved and enjoy countryside views to the rear.
On the outside, adjacent to the house is an original coach house with a granary and cart lodge attached. This is currently used for storage though we feel could be ideal for conversion to additional residential accommodation, subject to the necessary constraints.
Sitting to the rear of the house is a self-contained annex split into two suites comprising of a bedroom/lounge area with kitchenette and en suite bathrooms. Planning permission has been granted historically to expand this further to enhance the living areas creating a first floor East Herts planning ref: 3/07/1610/FP.
Dotted amongst the grounds there are various other storage areas and sheds. The formal gardens themselves have been thoughtfully laid out throughout the years with a stream gently meandering through the centre of the lawn and leading down to a vegetable plot, orchard and open paddocks to the rear. The driveway to the front of the house passes the side of the house and leads through the gardens towards the paddock which is to the rear of the plot.
Part of the driveway is to be separated off creating a shared area to access a new development of just four houses as part of a large agricultural barn conversion. This is to the north of the property and we feel will have minimal impact on the house itself.
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I have to say it is hard not to be taken by the charm that this house offers, visually the house is very attractive and they simply don't make them like this anymore! I'd love the opportunity to work with the house over the years to create something even more special. The outbuildings themselves offer a huge amount of potential to run a business from home or maybe to even extend to enhance the current rental potential offered here.Justin Godfrey