4 Bedroom House Under Offer
Beautiful period townhouse with gated parking and converted coach house, right in the heart of the town centre.
ENTRANCE HALL * SITTING ROOM * KITCHEN/DINING ROOM * FAMILY ROOM * CLOAKROOM * FOUR BEDROOMS * BATHROOM * REAR GARDEN * CONVERTED COACH HOUSE * SIGNIFICANT DRIVEWAY PARKING * TOWN CENTRE LOCATION
Tucked away in the centre of town, on a quiet no-through road, a short walk from the station and close to outstanding local schools, this attractive period home also benefits from the rare addition of having plenty of parking too.
Clarence Cottage, built in 1897, has been thoughtfully extended and offers spacious, light-filled living accommodation over three floors.
On the ground floor, the impressive sitting room exudes a luxurious, classic feel and features a log burning stove and built-in bookcases, while its handsome bay window floods the room with natural light. Meanwhile, to the centre of the house, classic meets contemporary when it comes to the kitchen/dining room, where long runs of modern white units are harmoniously contrasted with Iroko worktops and slate flooring.
Beyond, situated to the rear of the house, a gorgeous family room can be found - a lovely space for the family to gravitate to, with French doors out to the rear garden - it is undoubtedly perfect for lazy summer days, while equally versatile to cooler months thanks to its underfloor heating. Finally, a cloakroom completes the downstairs accommodation.
Upstairs on the upper floors, there are a total of four bedrooms, together with a smart family bathroom. The elegant master bedroom is located to the front of the house and features a bay window, while above it, on the second floor, the guest bedroom, with double aspect windows, provides rooftop views of Berkhamsted and features attractive coloured glass detailing to the front window.
All the original sash windows throughout the property have been recently rennovated and are double glazed.
Externally, the pretty rear garden is laid to lawn and includes two contrasting seating areas: the principal patio, located immediately outside the family room, enjoys glorious south-westerly sun and offers plenty of space for entertaining and al fresco dining; the more intimate terrace, hidden away behind the coach house and accessed by a pretty Victorian cobbled pathway, provides some welcome shade on those hottest days, and makes an excellent spot for an early evening aperitif. The green spaces of Butts Meadow are also right on your doorstep, with gated access directly from the rear garden.
Finally, in addition to the secure, gated parking, the property includes an converted coach house. Now utilised as a large garage/workshop on the ground floor, the substantial room up above it offers tremendous versatility - a large office space, games room, or even additional accommodation. Subject to obtaining the necessary planning, service pipes are already in situ, ready to be connected if desired.
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. 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.
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