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643.17 sq m
Guide price £2,790,000(82.424.992.942 ₫)

Cautherly LaneGreat Amwell, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 9SP


    Key features

    • Exceptional and unique georgian home
    • Does require modernisation
    • Fabulous original character and layout
    • Designed by the renowned architect Robert Mylne
    • Mature gardens
    • Tennis Court
    • Paddocks

    Exceptional Georgian country house in village setting offering substantial, characterful accommodation over four levels in magnificent mature gardens of around 4 acres.

    About this property

    • Amwell Grove dates to circa 1794. Surrounded by gardens, the three storey, T shaped house is built of yellow brick with stucco bands. The front north garden overlooks the New River and meadow land below.

      This Grade II listed family home is approached from Cautherly Lane via white wooden painted gates flanked by curved screen flint walls.


      Accommodation

      A classical pillared loggia porch marks the front entrance and doors open to a fine reception hall which includes a Robert Mylne initialled plaque. From here there is access to the principal reception rooms. The ground floor includes a library with vaulted ceiling, gas stove and doors opening to a sunny terrace. The sitting room overlooks the garden and features a large bay window, an original fireplace, and double doors opening onto the gardens. The dining room has dual aspect and links with the eat-in kitchen.

      The first floor comprises of a master suite, with dressing room and en-suite bathroom. There are 4 further bedrooms on the first floor and 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite), a linen cupboard and laundry.

      The second floor provides 3 additional bedrooms and a family bathroom.

      The lower ground floor / cellar is accessed via the inner hallway and from the garden. There are various storage rooms, a wine cellar and an annexe with kitchen and shower room.

      History

      In 1794-7 Robert Mylne, architect, civil engineer and Chief Engineer to the New River Company, designed and built Amwell Grove as a weekend residence, overlooking the New River, landscaping much of the surrounding ground.

      Robert Mylne particularly remembered for his design of Blackfriars Bridge in London. Born and raised in Edinburgh, he travelled to Europe as a young man, studying architecture in Rome under Piranesi.

      On his return to Britain, Mylne won the competition to design the new Blackfriars Bridge over the Thames in London, his design being chosen over those of established engineers, such as John Smeaton. He was appointed surveyor to the New River Company, which supplied drinking water to London, and to St Paul's Cathedral, where he was responsible for maintaining the building designed by Sir Christopher Wren. Both positions he held for life. Mylne designed a number of country houses and city buildings, as well as bridges. As his career progressed he concentrated more on engineering, writing reports on harbours and advising on canals, and appearing as an expert witness in lawsuits and trials.

      Outside

      The house and grounds are approached through painted double gates which open onto a gravel driveway. The drive continues to the front of the house while providing access to the double garage.

      The grounds at Amwell Grove include lawns to the north east bordered by mature trees and a terrace which extends the full width of the house and is ideal for al fresco entertaining. Beyond, there is potential for reinstatement of disused tennis court, Victorian kitchen garden , flint stone potting shed and paddock.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    A magnificent "home for life" in a lovely spot close to river walks and open parkland

    Justin GodfreyProperty agent

    Local information

    • Amwell Grove is situated within the popular village of Great Amwell which provides excellent road access to the market towns of Hertford and Ware, both offering extensive educational, shopping and leisure facilities. Mainline railway stations are available at the nearby village of St Margarets and Ware with regular commuter services to London's Liverpool Street. The A10 provides access to London and the M25 to the South.

    Additional information

    • Directions: From our offices in Bishop's Stortford take the A120 towards the A10 heading north towards London. Exit at the A414 junction signposted Ware and Harlow and then take the second exit off of the next roundabout (A1170) towards Great Amwell along Pepper Hill. The first turning on the right is Cautherly Lane. Take this road and Amwell Grove is on your left hand side after The George IV public house.
    • EPC Exempt