Escape to the country.
This exquisite country cottage has everything you could wish for in a period home, including original fireplaces, exposed beams and beautiful ledge and brace doors. More unusually for a house of its age, it also comes with the added benefit of having its own parking.
The property is situated in an idyllic village location, set well back from the roadside and within walking distance of the local pub and primary school. The historic market towns of Tring and Berkhamsted are only 1.5 miles and 3.5 miles away respectively.
From the moment you enter this gorgeous house, beautiful character features can be found in every room and, being double-fronted, it also possesses a superior sense of space to that sometimes found in other old cottages.
Two separate reception rooms – a sitting room and a dining room – are located at the front of the house, with the twin aspect sitting room also featuring a wood burning stove. Further back into the house, the kitchen leads into a separate utility room, with a pretty blue and white shower room positioned just off it. The third reception room is located at the rear of the house and boasts a stunning vaulted ceiling and access out to the rear garden.
Upstairs, there are two good size bedrooms, both with built-in wardrobes, along with the main bathroom. The master bedroom also features a cast iron fireplace.
Outside, the cottage-style rear garden is gorgeous; laid to lawn, with well-stocked borders, cobbled paths and a gravel seating area. To the front, there is parking for one car.
The pretty village of Wigginton is situated amidst glorious, rolling countryside, on the edge of the Chiltern Hills. Village facilities include a pre-school, St Bartholomew's C-of-E Primary School, a pub and restaurant, while the beautiful countryside that surrounds the village is ideal for walking, and includes Tring Park, together with miles of tucked-away footpaths.
The busy, nearby market towns of Berkhamsted, Tring and Chesham are highly desirable for commuters, with excellent transport links by road and rail. The mainline train stations at Berkhamsted and Tring provide a regular and direct link to London Euston in a little over 30 minutes, while the Metropolitan line at Chesham also offers convenient access to London's underground network. Major road connections nearby include the M25 (J20) and the M1 (J8 and J9). The A41 dual carriageway provides an excellent connection to Hemel Hempstead, Watford and Aylesbury.
There is a good range of leisure and recreational facilities in the area, including the National Trust's 5,000 acre Ashridge Estate and the Grand Union Canal, and golf courses include Ashridge, Berkhamsted, and The Grove. Tring features a branch of the Natural History Museum and the Pendley Court Theatre, and various sporting activities can be found throughout the local area. Alternatively, for those seeking five-star pampering, the world renowned Champneys Health Resort can be found practically on the doorstep.
Local educational facilities are excellent, 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.
Berkhamsted and Tring offer a wide range of coffee shops, restaurants, parks and shops; both towns feature a superb variety of independent boutiques, together with the national names you would expect to see - Costa, Waitrose and M&S Food Hall among many others. The larger towns of Hemel Hempstead and Watford, meanwhile, offer wider facilities. Milton Keynes and London are both easily accessible too.
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