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This beautifully presented family home is set in a generous landscaped plot and has been significantly updated and improved in the past three years. Approached over a large gravelled drive, the front entrance is via a lobby that leads through to the spacious reception hall. The hall has light oak flooring and incorporates a sitting area and fireplace with wood burning stove. The magnificent drawing room has the original light oak herringbone parquet floor and multiple windows overlooking the garden to the rear and French windows onto the terrace. There are further windows to the front and side which makes the room bright throughout the day. The fireplace, with carved stone surround and wood burner, is a delightful focal feature. Situated in the centre of the house, the Martin Moore kitchen has been refurbished and upgraded by the current owners and is both practical and most appealing. It has an extensive range of wall and floor units incorporating granite work surfaces, an island unit and a peninsular that also provides a breakfast bar. An electric pale blue AGA is dual control with 3 + 2 ovens and a warming plate. The dining area beyond the kitchen has a pretty bay window and glazed doors allowing access and lovely views to the rear terrace and garden. Sealed flagstone flooring continues through to the adjacent utility room which has useful units and a sink plus space for the usual appliances and a gas boiler. From the opposite side of the kitchen, the family room is a cosy space that could also be used as a formal dining room, if required. Accessed from the family room, and also an external door, there is a suite of three rooms currently used as a pantry store plus a gym to the rear and a study to the front. This area could provide useful space for working from home or additional self-contained accommodation for staff or elderly relatives. A custom built oak staircase rises from the entrance hall to the first floor. The master bedroom suite is truly exceptional, comprising a large room with two separate dressing rooms, both with windows and a bespoke range of fitted furniture, an en suite bathroom with separate shower, wc. and twin basins with blue pearl granite surfaces and views to the rear garden. To complete this lovely room there is a glazed double door onto a spacious balcony. There is a further double bedroom with an en suite shower room and two more double bedrooms plus a single bedroom share the family shower room, which has under floor heating. Planning permission has recently expired to extend into the loft space to provide further bedrooms and a games room. The airing cupboard and loft are accessed from the landing. A downstairs cloakroom provides a wc. and a hand basin. The house has double glazing and gas central heating throughout.
Berkhamsted is a historic market town of charm and character with multiple modern facilities to make it a most desirable place to live. There is a wide range of restaurants, national chain and independent shops, a large Waitrose and M&S food stores and a weekly market. Recreational facilities include the renowned Rex cinema with dining while you enjoy the film, a leisure centre, fitness studios, tennis and squash clubs and Berkhamsted Golf Club. There are some excellent local schools, including Berkhamsted Collegiate which provides private education for all ages for both boys and girls. The Grand Union canal passes through Berkhamsted for towpath walks and attractive waterside pubs. Ashridge Estate, managed by the National Trust and comprising 4000 acres, is in close proximity to the town and offers wonderful walking country. Berkhamsted mainline station has frequent rail services to London Euston with minimum journey times of 28 minutes, ideal for commuting. The A41 bypass is 2.5 miles away, connecting to the M25 at Junction 20 to access the national motorway network and airports.
The property is located in a sought after private road and entered through wrought iron gates into a sweeping gravel drive with parking for multiple vehicles and access to the garage to the side of the house. The most attractive landscaped gardens extend to approximately two thirds of an acre in total. At the rear of the garden is a 36 x 18 feet swimming pool with surrounding terrace and a pool house with changing room, shower and wc plus a pump room. There is also a summer house. The double garage has an electric door with external stairs at the rear to a spacious, well insulated room above with multiple possible uses including a playroom, games room, studio, additional accommodation or storage. A broad terrace and a patio for garden furniture to the rear of the house is ideal for summer dining and entertaining. The rear garden has an extensive area of lawn with flower beds and productive apple trees with mature shrubs and trees to the perimeter giving a high degree of seclusion and privacy.
25’ drawing room
2 further reception rooms
open plan kitchen & dining room
master bedroom with balcony
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