4 Bedroom House For Sale
Beautiful, elegant townhouse with 130ft garden.
ENTRANCE HALL * SITTING ROOM * FAMILY ROOM * OPEN-PLAN KITCHEN/DINING ROOM * CLOAKROOM * CELLAR * FOUR DOUBLE BEDROOMS * BATHROOM * SHOWER ROOM * APPROXIMATELY 130 FT SOUTH-WESTERLY FACING REAR GARDEN
Located on the High Street, elevated and set well back from the road, this beautifully proportioned Georgian townhouse not only offers spacious, sophisticated living spaces, but also boasts a long rear garden of some 130ft - quite a surprise given its central location.
Understood to be an original coaching cottage, this handsome property still retains many period features, including fireplaces, picture rails and wide, stripped floorboards. Lovingly and sympathetically enhanced over recent years, it today offers calm and quiet with an understated elegance.
Beautifully appointed, decorated in muted shades, and notably with large sash windows allowing natural light to flood through, the property offers versatile living spaces and generous bedrooms. Windows have been fully restored, with many now including double glazing, and both the sitting room and family room feature original window shutters too.
The sitting room, with its tall sash window, is located to the front of the house and has a beautiful marble fireplace. The family room, to the centre of the house, also features an open fireplace and leads through to the gorgeous, open-plan kitchen and dining room.
The kitchen itself includes cream fitted units, beautifully complemented by black granite work surfaces and a dark blue Aga. The connected dining room, with its vaulted ceiling, multiple windows and wood burning stove, is particularly eye-catching; offering a sense of timelessness, it provides a fabulous space, complete with doors opening out onto the rear terrace - ideal for entertaining.
A cloakroom completes the ground floor, while the basement below - currently utilised as a home gym - provides useful extra space and storage.
Upstairs, the capacious landing divides into two wings. Each wing has two good size bedrooms, and is served by either the bathroom with a claw-footed torpedo bath and separate shower, or by the stylish shower room. Both the bathroom and shower room are accessed through pretty pine doors with stained glass panels and, above it all, a large loft offers plenty of storage.
The property is conveniently situated just ten minutes walk from the station, close to the beautiful Art Deco Rex cinema and the towns eclectic mix of shops, restaurants and bars. Perhaps unexpected for such a central location in the town, is the long south-westerly facing rear garden. Divided into levels, laid to lawn, it has well stocked flower beds and is securely fenced. To the rear of the garden, is an ideal space for a home office if desired. Immediately to the rear of the house is a glorious, sunny terrace - perfect for entertaining and al fresco dining on a summer's evening, yet sufficiently sheltered to still enjoy in cooler months. Finally, this beautiful home benefits from a right of way access through the archway.
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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