Bottom Farm, Berkhamsted

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Breathtaking period home, little more than a mile from the centre of Berkhamsted.
Guide Price £995,000
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Reference: 3432
Status: Sold
Type: House
Tenure: Freehold

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Branch details

Address

152 High Street Berkhamsted Hertfordshire HP4 3AT

Call us

01442 863000

Email Berkhamsted

RECEPTION HALL * CLOAKROOM * SITTING ROOM WITH VAULTED CEILING * DINING ROOM WITH VAULTED CEILING * STUDY/BEDROOM 4 * KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM * UTILITY ROOM * MASTER BEDROOM WITH DRESSING ROOM & EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM * TWO FURTHER PRINCIPAL DOUBLE BEDROOMS * FAMILY BATHROOM * DRIVEWAY PARKING * GARDENS TO FRONT & REAR


THE PROPERTY
This beautiful, Grade II listed property, skilfully converted from a former granary and barn, exudes quality, and with an attention to detail seldom seen. Nooks and crannies and characterful features abound, and it has the most interesting of layouts, which lends itself perfectly to versatile living.

A handsome reception hall with the most beautiful natural stone flooring, welcomes you to this lovely home. From here, to the left, you will find an exquisite sitting room with magnificent vaulted ceiling, a useful double guest bedroom or study and a bathroom while, to the right, you will find a beautiful, bespoke kitchen with unique Kirkstone slate worktops and central isle with range cooker.

From here, leads a utility room, downstairs cloakroom and dining room, the latter of which also boasts a magnificent vaulted ceiling, together with the same stunning stone floor that runs the length and breadth of the downstairs; a most unusual log burner sits proudly in the corner, opposite a handsome solid oak staircase which leads up to the master bedroom suite, with its own separate dressing room and stylish en suite shower room.

A gently curving, second staircase leads from the reception hall, taking you up to two further double bedrooms, and the most enchanting of little turret areas. Again, exposed oak ceiling and wall beams abound, and one of the bedrooms looks directly down onto the sitting room.

Outside is just as beautiful. There are three separate gardens, the largest of which is an enclosed, southerly facing, flag stoned garden which lends itself perfectly to summer entertaining. There are two further lawned gardens, together with ample driveway parking.

Situated at the end of a winding country lane, with glorious rolling countryside in every direction, you could be forgiven for mistaking this gorgeous property simply as a perfect hideaway in the middle of nowhere. But with the town centre little more than a mile down the road, with its schools, cafes, restaurants and train station, it really does offer ‘the best of both worlds` that is so rarely available.


LOCATION
The property is situated at the end of a country lane, on the edge of Berkhamsted and surrounded by stunning, open countryside.

Berkhamsted itself is a busy market town, located to the west of Hertfordshire and just 30 minutes from London by train. Perhaps the town`s most prominent role in national affairs came in 1066 when William the Conqueror was handed the English Crown. Berkhamsted Castle was built following the granting of the crown, and famous names associated with it include Geoffrey Chaucer who was Clerk of Works, and Thomas Becket who was Constable of the Castle in the 12th Century. Substantial ruins of the Castle still remain today.

Today, the town is highly desirable for commuters, with excellent transport links by road and rail. The mainline train station provides a regular and direct link to London Euston in a little over 30 minutes. Major road connections nearby include the M25 (J20) and the M1 (J8 and J9). The A41 dual carriageway runs to the south of the town, providing an excellent connection to Hemel Hempstead, Watford, Tring and Aylesbury.

There is a good range of leisure facilities in the area. There is walking and riding just minutes away in the surrounding countryside and on the National Trust`s 5,000 acre Ashridge Estate, while nearby golf courses include Ashridge, Berkhamsted, Mentmore and The Grove. The area offers excellent schooling, including Berkhamsted School, founded in 1541, and Tring Park School for the Performing Arts.

Berkhamsted offers a wide range of shopping, from independent boutiques to national names such as Waitrose and Laura Ashley. The larger towns of Hemel Hempstead and Watford offer wider facilities, including Debenhams and John Lewis department stores respectively. Milton Keynes and London are both easily accessible too.


LOCAL AUTHORITY
Dacorum Borough Council


TENURE
Freehold

  • Breathtaking period home
  • Skillfully converted from a former granary and barn
  • Sitting room and dining room, both with vaulted ceilings
  • Bespoke fitted kitchen
  • Unusual, characterful accommodation
  • Parking
  • Attractive gardens
  • Located at the end of a pretty lane, surrounded by countryside, only 1.5 miles from the town centre

 

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