Felden Orchard
4,500 sq ft(418.06 sq m)
Guide price £2,975,000

Bulstrode LaneFelden, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP3 0BP

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in May 2019
  • 1 bedroom cottage
  • Barn with first floor potential
  • Outbuildings
  • Summer house
  • Outdoor swimming pool with pool room
  • Garaging for 3 cars
  • Gardens and grounds

An impressive Arts and Crafts country house with separate cottage and large barn set centrally within it's stunning parkland style grounds.

About this property

  • Available for the first time in over forty years, this stunning country home was initially constructed in 1922 to the highest build specification, with huge attention to detail, subsequently
    creating an impressive family home of significant architectural and historical interest.

    The main structure is built in red brick with attractive elevations, relieved by mullion windows, all under plain tiled roof slopes. The approach to the property is via a litchgate entrance, over a long sweeping driveway, and the house is centrally positioned within magnificent grounds, therefore affording great privacy. It is set well back from the lane and cannot fail to impress especially on first sight of the front. There is very generous parking, which includes a bespoke triple carport which has been sympathetically designed to fit in with the main house and other buildings.

    Access to the house is via a storm porch which has a quarry tiled step and a solid wood door which leads into the entrance hall, where the character of the property becomes immediately apparent.

    The main features include attractive solid wood internal doors and beamed ceilings, coupled with fireplaces, which are present throughout the property and are the main focal point in most principal rooms.

    MAIN HOUSE
    The accommodation includes a magnificent drawing room with exposed beams and an impressive inglenook fireplace, which is mainly of exposed brick, and has a display mantel and further timber mantel surround. This room is triple aspect, with views over gardens, and also access via French doors to a patio which overlooks the swimming pool.

    The dining room is particularly spacious and would be ideal for formal dining. This has a further feature fireplace and views over gardens.

    The kitchen is conveniently placed for the dining room and the breakfast room and comprises eye and base level units, some of which are glass fronted display units, with down lighting, double sinks and integrated appliances which include an electric double oven and gas hob with canopy above.

    The breakfast room is directly adjacent and both rooms have superb views over the garden.

    The utility/boot room is directly adjacent to the kitchen and provides access to the front and rear of the property. This comprises eye and base level units, work surfaces and sink and there is space for an American-style fridge/freezer.

    The door to the rear provides convenient access to a small courtyard, which in turn provides access to a boiler room, which has a sink and a water softener.

    The first floor landing provides access to all other areas of the property, including the linen cupboard.

    The master bedroom suite is very impressive and has spectacular views over the rear and side gardens. This room has an en suite cloakroom, as well as an en suite dressing room, comprising shower cubicle and vanity wash hand basin, and a door leading to a walk-in wardrobe.

    There are four additional bedrooms on this level, all of which have superb views, and the second guest bedroom has an adjacent shower room, which could easily be altered to become an en suite, if preferred.

    All other rooms on this level are conveniently positioned for the oak panelled family bathroom, comprising sunken bath with shower attachment, concealed cistern WC and vanity
    wash hand basin with lighting.

    The second floor landing currently has an additional sitting room, laundry room, playroom, walk-in dressing room and a bedroom with en suite. This could alternatively be used as one whole suite for a nanny, housekeeper, or other family members. This could provide two further bedrooms and a playroom.

    OUTSIDE
    Felden Orchard is in a magnificent setting and within stunning private gardens, with lawns that extend around all sides of the house, and very attractive varied trees and planted shrubs and various vantage points to enjoy it from.

    There is a walled garden which has a covered barbecue area, a summerhouse with cloakroom, which could alternatively be used as a home office, and a gazebo which has an additional barbecue area. It would also be possible to divide into separate paddocks for grazing if preferred.

    To one side of the house is an impressive swimming pool with an adjacent pool room with changing area and sauna. Towards the front of the house and to one side is a triple carport, a detached studio and substantial barn, which has both a garage-style and pedestrian access. This has a cloakroom and stairs leading to a first floor area, which is of a considerable size. There are other additional smaller outbuildings and an attractive detached cottage, which has a spacious sitting room, kitchen, cloakroom and first floor bedroom with en suite.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

A wonderful proposition for those seeking a traditional country house within a beautiful parkland style setting

Nick PounceProperty agent

Local information

  • Felden Orchard is situated less than a mile from the mainline station at Boxmoor, with trains to London Euston from 26 minutes. It is also conveniently placed for access to the M25
  • and M1 motorways, linking with the national motorway network and international airports.
  • Felden is a delightful hamlet surrounded by rolling greenbelt countryside on the edge of the Chiltern Hills. Nearby Sheethanger Common, which is in the ownership of The Box Moor Trust, provides many woodland walks, whilst the neighbouring town of Berkhamsted provides comprehensive amenities and a wide range of educational facilities, including the renowned public school for both boys and girls.

Additional information

  • Directions: From the M25, leave the motorway at Junction 20 following signs towards Berkhamstead and joining the A41 heading West. At the roundabout take the 3rd exit joining the A414, and at the traffic lights take a left turn onto the A4251. Continue on this road, passing Hemel Hempstead Railway Station. At the next set of traffic lights turn left onto Felden Lane. There is a junction in the middle of the village with access to Featherbed Lane and Bulstrode Lane. Continue down Bulstrode Lane, Felden Orchard can be found on the right hand side.
  • EPC Rating = F