4 Bedroom House Under Offer
Handsome period house with parking, in one of Berkhamsted's most coveted locations.
CENTRAL LOCATION * PERIOD HOME * ENTRANCE HALL * DRAWING ROOM * SITTING/FAMILY ROOM * STUDY * BESPOKE KITCHEN/DINING * UTILITY ROOM * CLOAKROOM * MASTER WITH EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM * THREE FURTHER PRINCIPAL BEDROOMS * FAMILY BATHROOM WITH A SEPARATE SHOWER * SECOND FLOOR FIFTH BEDROOM/ATTIC ROOM * REAR GARDEN * DRIVEWAY PROVIDING PARKING FOR TWO CARS
Bayley House, this handsome, central Berkhamsted house, dates back to the 1860s and is located in one of the town's most coverted locations; in the heart of the Conservation Area, close to shops, cafes and restaurants and main line train station to Euston.
This property should really be viewed internally to fully appreciate the living space and potential on offer. The rooms are all of excellent proportions with a harmonious blend of the old and the new, including wonderful high ceilings and architraves of the period and many original features such as fireplaces, windows with panelled shutters and doors.
Inside, the living accommodation offers enormous versatility. The welcoming entrance hall opens into a sitting/family room, a study, cloakroom and utility room.
The beautiful, bespoke kitchen features attractive stone flooring and work surfaces, perfect for todays living, and also boasting integrated appliances; of particular note, an impressive electric Aga. The central island incorporates a breakfast bar and sink.
The kitchen has more than enough room for a dining table, and could also quite easily be an additional living area, with its decorative fireplace and wood burning stove. In addition, arched French doors lead out to the rear terrace. There is no doubt, this is a kitchen where family and guests are sure to gravitate towards.
The delightful drawing room is most generous in size, with a stunning open fireplace and multi aspect windows.
Upstairs, the landing provides a good sense of space and three of the four bedrooms are fine doubles. The master bedroom benefits from an en suite shower room, while the capacious family bathroom, with marble flooring, a separate shower, and a unique freestanding Chadder and Co bath tub, serves the remaining rooms.
Up again to the second floor, and depending upon one's individual needs, the spacious attic room within the eaves could be a useful office or additional bedroom.
Outside, the enclosed, pretty, part-walled terrace is a sun trap, ideal for summer entertaining. The lawned garden has gated access to perhaps the most unusual aspect of this fine home - the private parking area, large enough for two cars.
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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