5 Bedroom Country House For Sale
ENTRANCE HALL * DRAWING ROOM * DINING ROOM * FAMILY ROOM * STUDY * KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM * UTILITY ROOM * CLOAKROOM * MASTER BEDROOM WITH ADJACENT BATHROOM & DRESSING ROOM * FOUR FURTHER DOUBLE BEDROOMS * SHOWER ROOM
GYM/SITTING ROOM * TWO DOUBLE BEDROOMS * BATHROOM
GROUNDS & FACILITIES:
FORMAL GARDENS & GROUNDS OF APPROXIMATELY 2 ACRES * TENNIS COURT * SWIMMING POOL * POOL HOUSE WITH KITCHENETTE & SHOWER ROOM * GATED CAR PARKING FOR AROUND 10 CARS * PADDOCK OF APPROXIMATELY 3 ACRES
IN ALL, APPROXIMATELY 5 ACRES
This impressive Edwardian house offers the perfect blend of both worlds: an opportunity to 'live the countryside dream', with the buzz of Berkhamsted just moments down the road when you need it.
Hill Farm occupies a beautiful hilltop setting on the edge of Heath End, a prestigious hamlet just two miles from Berkhamsted. A handsome residence indeed, the property features spacious, elegant accommodation, together with fine leisure facilities and a wonderful plot of approximately five acres.
The beautiful main house extends to around 3,200 sq ft and offers exceptional living space. Of particular note are the sophisticated, double aspect drawing room, together with the impressive dining room which features a vaulted ceiling and atrium. Luxurious Scotch elm flooring adorns the hallway and dining room.
Upstairs, there are a total of five double bedrooms. The spacious master bedroom suite occupies the east wing and includes a sizeable bedroom, dressing room and bathroom, and enjoys spectacular views.
Located to the east of the plot, this detached converted barn offers versatile additional space. With exposed beams and a vaulted ceiling, there is a large sitting room which is currently used as a gym, plus two double bedrooms and a bathroom. Extending to approximately 730 sq ft, it offers excellent flexibility as guest or nanny accommodation, or could easily be adapted to suit those looking to work from home.
GROUNDS & FACILITIES
Situated along a pretty country lane, surrounded by beautiful open countryside, there is no doubt Hill Farm boasts an idyllic setting.
An electrically operated gate, complete with intercom control and CCTV installed, creates a secure, private environment and leads to a large car parking area, large enough to park some ten cars.
The beautifully-maintained gardens are picturesque and include a parterre which sits adjacent to the swimming pool. The nearby pool house has its own decked terrace and includes a kitchenette and shower room. The principal gardens extend to almost two acres and include a vegetable garden, croquet lawn and football pitch.
Behind the main house, the lawned grounds continue and incorporate a tennis court. To the west of the plot, there is a paddock of approximately three acres.
Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the Green Belt, and with stunning views, Hill Farm 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 3 miles away, while Chesham underground station, around 3.5 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 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 Food Hall. 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.
The area offers excellent schooling, including Berkhamsted School, founded in 1541, and Tring Park School for the Performing Arts. Alternatively, prospective purchasers may wish to note that, while the postal address is Hertfordshire, the property is geographically located in Buckinghamshire and therefore falls within the grammar schools state educational system if preferred.