Heath End, Berkhamsted

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Over 7,000 sq ft of contemporary country living, just three miles from Berkhamsted.
Guide Price £2,400,000
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Reference: 4126
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

Over 7,000 sq ft of contemporary country living, just three miles from Berkhamsted.

MAIN HOUSE:
ENTRANCE HALL * SITTING ROOM * OPEN-PLAN KITCHEN/DINING/FAMILY ROOM * UTILITY ROOM * PLANT ROOM * TV ROOM * MASTER BEDROOM WITH EN SUITE DRESSING ROOM & BATHROOM * FIVE FURTHER BEDROOMS (FOUR WITH EN SUITES)

ANNEXE:
SITTING ROOM * KITCHEN * BEDROOM * BATHROOM

OUTSIDE:
OUTBUILDINGS * CABIN ACCOMMODATION * MATURE, PARTIALLY WOODED PLOT OF APPROXIMATELY 4.5 ACRES * DETACHED GARAGE BLOCK, PROVIDING GARAGING FOR SEVERAL CARS, AND GAMES ROOM/STORAGE OVER


Berkhamsted – 3 miles
Tring – 3 miles
Chesham – 4 miles
(All distances approximate)


THE PROPERTY

Set behind electric gates in its own grounds, which include a private wood and swimming pool, Little Meadows epitomises understated quality and taste.

Designed and constructed by the present owner with seamless and versatile family living and entertaining in mind, as you walk from room to room, the thoughtfulness and creativity behind the design becomes apparent.

The main focus of this breathtaking house, is the stunning plot of more than 4.5 acres, with its large patio, heated swimming pool, expansive gardens and private wood. The principal living rooms face on to this lovely view, with two sets of bi-fold doors, plus access also from the annexe, all leading straight out onto the garden and the pool – superb for entertaining. There is even a separate barbecue area, complete with its own Portuguese pizza oven and huge open fire, so entertaining can carry on long into the night.

Internally, the finish is exquisite. Everywhere you look, there are bespoke features; the beautiful expanse of natural limestone flooring, the solid oak staircase, the hand-built `Birds Eye` oak units in the sumptuously large kitchen with the most beautiful, granite work surfaces and the largest of middle islands. Flowing on from that is the sitting room with large inglenook fireplace, ideal for family Christmasses. Still on this ground floor level, is a TV room, a utility/boot room and downstairs cloakroom, together with two guest bedrooms, each with fabulous en suite bathrooms.

In fact, all six bathrooms are truly superb – three of the four bedrooms upstairs boast individually designed en suites and are fitted with TVs, while the en suite to the luxurious master bedroom, accessed via a large dressing room, is fitted with ‘Porcelanosa` twin basins, a contemporary `slipper` bath, and a double shower. This master suite also has its own balcony, ideal for taking a cup of morning tea, while waking up to the glorious wooded countryside that surrounds you. And no stone has been left unturned when it comes to convenience and practicality, as well as luxury and style; the master bedroom even has a laundry chute which feeds into the utility room below.

The property features an adjoining annexe, which can be accessed from the kitchen of the main house, or be totally self-contained via its own, separate front door. Exceptionally versatile, perhaps for an elderly relative, teenager, or staff member, or simply as ancilliary guest accommodation, depending on your particular lifestyle. It has yet another superb bathroom, oak flooring, a wood burning stove, large verandah and, upstairs, a superb bedroom with its own balcony, overlooking the swimming pool and gardens.

The flexibility of accommodation is carried through to the detached garage block. At present used as garaging, storage and a games room, this substantial building – itself over 1,600 sq ft alone – has been built with cavity wall insulation and is fully wired, plumbed and heated, so conversion into further, detached accommodation would be straight forward (subject to obtaining any necessary planning consents), should the need arise. Alternatively, it would make a fabulous, extra entertainment area, gym or home-office complex.

The entire house has underfloor heating, is wired for sound in each room, and is fully alarmed. Of appeal to anyone interested in self-sufficiency, the heating system is fuelled by a substantial, external, biomass boiler, which heats the whole house and swimming pool for a surprisingly modest cost per annum.

Finally, another useful feature is the adjoining yard, which has cabin-style accommodation for summer staff. This versatile area could be maintained as a separate yard, or very simply incorporated into the main grounds, depending on individual preference.


LOCATION

Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the Green Belt, and with views as far as the eye can see, Little Meadows offers the discerning buyer both privacy and the rural dream, yet with excellent, easy access to nearby towns, major road networks, and train stations. Berkhamsted, with its mainline train station providing a regular service to London Euston in around 30 minutes, is just 4 miles away, while Chesham underground station, around 4.5 miles away, is served by the Metropolitan line.

There is a good range of leisure facilities in the area, including walking and riding in the surrounding countryside, and nearby golf courses at Berkhamsted and The Grove in Watford. The area offers excellent schooling, including Berkhamsted School, founded in 1541, and Tring Park School for the Performing Arts.

The nearby towns of Berkhamsted, Chesham and Tring offer a wide range of shopping facilities, from independent boutiques to national names, and include Waitrose and M&S Simply Food stores. 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.


TENURE
Freehold


LOCAL AUTHORITY
Dacorum Borough Council

  • Impressive, contemporary country home
  • Rural retreat, yet convenient for nearby towns
  • Seven bedrooms
  • Six bath/shower rooms
  • Four receptions
  • Detached garage block
  • Beautifully specified throughout
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Mature plot of around 4.5 acres
  • Useful adjoining yard

 

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