Nestled away down a coveted country lane, in a beautiful canalside position and in the local Conservation Area, Bridgeways is undoubtedly a much admired home with lots of history.
Dating to the mid 1800s, now Grade II listed, this elegant Victorian property was once a toll house for passing boats using the canal. Today, now beautifully restored by the current owners who have created an impressive family home, the property offers versatile, light-filled living spaces, four double bedrooms, a large garden, together with a location which is nothing less than perfect giving an opportunity to purchase an historic property on a rare double lock with a wealth of history and original features.
Downstairs, the property boasts three beautiful reception rooms. The largest of these, the sitting room, occupies the central portion of the house and features a large, semi-circular bay window from where fabulous views across the adjacent recreational ground can be enjoyed. A wood burning stove is located at one end of the room, along with an original glazed cabinet, while an interesting Victorian plaster divider – a rare example of such a thing – also remains intact.
The dining room, positioned at the western end of the building, is similarly generously sized and has a dual aspect, original fireplace and unique wooden architecture.
Running throughout the ground floor is an attractive hallway with an eye-catching teal and white tiled floor. At the end of it, the unusually shaped kitchen has been cleverly refitted recently and leads through into a separate utility room, while the generous adjacent study has potential to be incorporated to create a larger kitchen/dining room, subject to obtaining any necessary planning consents. A cloakroom and boiler room complete the ground floor.
Upstairs, there are a total of four double bedrooms, all with high ceilings and lots of natural light, and with each room having its own unique character. The impressive principal bedroom features an original fireplace and benefits from an en suite shower room, while the equally spacious family bathroom serves the remaining rooms. To the rear, the original toll office, today a most attractive reading room, enjoys picturesque views up and down the canal from its three windows.
Outside, the property comes with a plot of just over a third of an acre. The pretty gravel driveway provides plenty of parking, while flower-lined paths meander around the front of the house, passing by the log store and original old workshop washhouse, before culminating at the gorgeous 200ft garden.
The garden, while certainly generous, is by no means too large for it to be onerous; lovingly maintained, lawns, vegetable gardens and a small copse run along the canal to one side, the recreation ground to the other. For those with children, halcyon summer days and life-long memories await the making – there are two picket gates leading directly onto a little village play area and the Grand Union Canal.
Undoubtedly one of the area’s finest, most admired homes, Bridgeways enjoys a glorious, idyllic setting and, situated within the Aylesbury grammar schools catchment area, yet only 2 miles from Tring, it offers the ideal location too.
The pretty village of Marsworth offers the best of both worlds; offering quintessential village life, yet only around 2 miles from the facilities of nearby Tring.
All Saints Church, dating back to the 12th Century, is centrally located in the village, along with the Red Lion, one of the village’s two pubs, and which itself dates back to the 17th Century. The beautiful countryside that surrounds the village is ideal for walking, and includes miles of tucked-away footpaths, the Grand Union Canal, and the Tring reservoirs.
Nearby communication links are excellent, including the A41 at Tring, which provides a dual carriageway link direct to the M25 (J20). Tring also has its own mainline train station, with regular and direct service to London Euston in approximately 35 mins.
Educational facilities are excellent for all ages; the vast majority of homes in the village fall within the Grammar Schools catchment area in Aylesbury, and others being served by Tring School.
The nearby towns offer a comprehensive range of facilities, from the boutiques and coffee shops in picturesque Tring and Berkhamsted, to the shopping centres and department stores of Hemel Hempstead and Aylesbury, both of which also boast multiplex cinemas and extensive leisure facilities.
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