Edwardian elegance, with parking.
Available to the market for the first time in almost 30 years, this substantial, six bedroom, two bathroom Edwardian villa in the heart of the sought after Conservation Area, is now ready for a new generation to enjoy its many benefits - not least of which is its driveway parking; a prized asset for a period property in the town centre.
Full of charm and character, one of the most striking things about this desirable home is the size of the rooms, especially the bedrooms, and the high ceilings add even more to this sense of space.
The accommodation is arranged over three floors, with four bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor and original stairs leading up to the top floor - which was no doubt originally the servants' quarters - to two more bedrooms and a latterly added shower room on the top floor. Period features abound throughout, including original floorboards, picture rails, coving, sash windows, panelling, built in cupboards and internal doors.
As well as its six bedrooms and two bathrooms, the property boasts two separate reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room, a utility room and a downstairs cloakroom.
Both reception rooms have beautiful fireplaces and bay windows.
The pretty, southerly facing rear garden benefits from a side access, two patio areas, one to the side and one to the rear, and is mainly laid to lawn with a vegetable patch, shed and greenhouse to the rear, a space which would lend itself perfectly to a purpose-built home office.
Being a short walk from the train station and local schools, this elegant home is an extremely exciting proposition, not least because it is increasingly rare to find a property of its ilk in the town that has retained so much of its original character.
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 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 M&S Simply Food. Milton Keynes and London are both easily accessible too.
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