The countryside dream.
Nestled away in the heart of beautiful countryside – only 2 miles from nearby Tring, yet quite literally a million miles away in your mind - lies Gubblecote Farm Barn: a gorgeous five bedroom converted barn, set in half an acre of indescribably beautiful gardens.
The property is an impressive former farm building, tucked away in a small, secluded mews setting in the pretty hamlet of Gubblecote. However, most unusual for a barn conversion, the property is also detached.
Inside, the substantial accommodation offers versatile living spaces and four good size bedrooms. Downstairs, there are three generous reception rooms, all boasting a dual aspect: a sitting room with wood burning stove, a family room and large study. The farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room offers plenty of room to seat the family and features a stable door out to the front garden. A cloakroom and utility room complete the ground floor.
Upstairs, there are a total of four bedrooms, with the master bedroom featuring a vaulted ceiling, a large en suite bathroom and dressing room. A good size family bathroom serves the remaining rooms.
Outside there is a beautiful self contained annex/guest wing with the fifth bedroom, an en suite wet room complete with French antique hand basin and a kitchenette. There is also an excellent range of outbuildings, including a mower store and a workshop, plus a double garage with newly installed electric doors, complete with inspection pit. With such an impressive range of outbuildings, there is of course considerable potential for those looking to work from home, store classic cars, create a home-gym, studio or hobbies room. There is also an underwater storage tank collecting water from the outhouses with which to water the gardens.
However, it is the setting of Gubblecote Farm Barn which truly captivates. Enjoying an idyllic half-acre plot, the grounds are nothing short of a gardener's paradise. Lovingly tended and developed over 20 years by its present owners, you could lose yourself on a daily basis amidst the wild flower areas, the vegetable and soft fruit patch, the multitude of trees, shrubs and plants, the pond and the cottage garden - every corner offers an opportunity to appreciate the peace and tranquillity that surrounds you, shared only with the resident birds and wildlife. Hidden amidst the foliage is a beautiful summer house too.
Enjoying a sense of rural tranquillity that belies the attractive proximity to nearby historic market towns, Gubblecote Farm Barn is perfect for anyone looking to immerse themselves in the 'countryside dream', within walking distance of Wilstone village with a thriving pub, community shop and farm shop, while Tring, Wendover and Berkhamsted are all just down the road when you need them. Properties as special as this one are rarely for sale.
Finally, the property is sold with no upper chain.
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 both independent boutiques and larger chains such as Tesco and M&S Food Hall, while the High Street is also home to a wonderful selection of independent restaurants and coffee shops.
The slightly larger market town of Berkhamsted is only around 5 miles away and offers additional shops and facilities, including Waitrose and a number of other national names. Buckinghamshire’s 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.
London is easily accessible. Both commuters to town, and those seeking some retail therapy at Westfield, are well catered for with Tring station providing regular and direct train services to London Euston and Shepherds Bush in a little over 40 minutes. Road links nearby include the A41, which provides dual carriageway access direct to the M25 (J20).
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