10 Bedroom House Under Offer
Former Convent of St Francis de Sales; history, elegance and privacy.
FORMER CONVENT * EXCELLENT POTENTIAL FOR REDEVELOPMENT/CONVERSION (SUBJECT TO OBTAINING PLANNING PERMISSION) * EPC RATING: D * IN ALL, APPROXIMATELY 0.8 ACRE
ON THE INSTRUCTIONS OF TRING PARK SCHOOL FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS.
There is no doubt that grand old houses like Harvieston are rarely available for sale. Indeed this particular property has had only a handful of owners since it was first constructed in 1902 for Dr James Brown.
Nestled away on the Western side of the town, exuding understated elegance and privacy, this handsome property is perhaps best known as the former Convent of St Francis de Sales; home to the Oblate Sisters for some six decades.
Harvieston offers substantial accommodation totalling in excess of 5,500 sqft. It enjoys a mature plot of approximately 0.8 acre and has considerable scope for redevelopment if desired, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents.
However, Harvieston is so much more than just a piece of real estate for sale. This handsome, elegant residence offers a unique opportunity to acquire a well-loved piece of Tring's history; an opportunity to redevelop and remodel this much-admired Grande Dame, to create one of the town's finest, most coveted private houses once again.
Unconditional offers are invited for the Freehold.
Tring is a pretty market town on the edge of the Chiltern Hills, mentioned in 1086 in the Domesday book. The town offers a wide range of recreational facilities, including a branch of the Natural History Museum, the Grand Union Canal, Pendley Court Theatre, and various sporting activities.
Local shopping facilities are varied and include a selection of independent boutiques, plus larger chains such as Tesco and M&S Simply Food. There are also a number of restaurants and cafes, including Costa and Prezzo.
The slightly larger market town of Berkhamsted is only around 5 miles away, and offers a further range of shops and facilities, including Waitrose, Laura Ashley and Fat Face.
Buckinghamshires County Town, Aylesbury, is around 8 miles and boasts a multiplex cinema, shopping centres, and a recently completed £42 million theatre.
The area boasts some excellent educational facilities, including Tring School. For those wishing to use the independent sector, Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, Berkhamsted School, and Chesham Preparatory School all have superb reputations.