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This Edwardian house offers the ideal blend of sympathetic restoration combined with modern extension and refurbishment. The recent addition of a striking glass extension to the rear of the house has created an impressive home hub, yet still retaining the period elements and aesthetic of the original property. The house is now a very comfortable family home with most of the rooms offering a double aspect, taking advantage of the southerly orientation. Because of its semi-rural position, the house enjoys great views from most windows.
Entrance to the house is via a generous reception hall with two pairs of double doors, into the playroom and sitting room. The playroom opens through into the home hub and dining room with gardens beyond, so light comes through the house. The 30’ sitting room has a double aspect to the side garden, a feature working fireplace, French doors to a covered loggia and double doors into the home hub. This significant space incorporates a fully fitted kitchen opening into the family room, with remote gas fire and the dining room, with bi-folding doors, underfloor heating and three roof lights. This whole space forms the major part of the day to day family living and the high level of privacy of the setting, affords the house the opportunity to embrace the light and space of its immediate surroundings. A study, utility room and cloakroom complete the ground floor accommodation.
A period staircase rises to the first floor with its triple aspect master bedroom, which is ideally placed for rear views of the gardens, along with an en suite bathroom and dressing room. An adjacent bedroom can easily access the master bathroom and the three remaining bedrooms, have use of the family bathroom. Three of the bedrooms have double aspects.
The property is situated in a highly desirable semi- rural setting within the private Heronsgate estate, 1.5 miles from the centre of Chorleywood which has a variety of shops and restaurants with wider shopping facilities available in Watford. Heronsgate was founded by Feargus O'Connor and the Chartist Cooperative Land Company in 1846. In addition to the original 35 plots of land covering 103 acres, a beer house was provided, now the Land of Liberty, Peace, and Plenty public house. It is today a much sought-after village with a social committee which arranges annual carols by candlelight, fireworks and other social events. The heart of the village is much in its original state and the Land of Liberty, Peace, and Plenty stands as it was, along with the church and Chartist hall. It is particularly popular with families for its secluded and safe environment, with easy dog walking and a strong neighborhood feel.
The property is highly desirable being in a semi-rural setting of Heronsgate, yet only 1.5 miles from the lively centre of Chorleywood, which has a good selection of local suppliers, such as a butcher, baker, bookshop and newsagents, combined with a variety of cafes and restaurants. The mainline station is within the town centre and usefully serves both the Chiltern mainline and Metropolitan underground. In addition, Rickmansworth and Watford Junction also offer fast commuter connections via network rail and the Metropolitan underground.Nearby schooling is of a high calibre, with the mixed Clement Danes School, Merchant Taylors School for Boys, the Royal Masonic School for Girls and the Watford Grammar Schools. Chorleywood Common is worthy of special mention, encompassing 200 acres of wooded common land. Chorleywood golf course maintains a nine hole course on the common as well as the Chorleywood Cricket club. Moor Park golf course and The Grove, one of South East England’s top Country Clubs and golf courses, are a short drive away.
The gardens are a key feature of the house, with the plot approaching an acre. The gardens are large, level and private, being flanked on three sides by green spaces, which gives the house a wonderful sense of privacy and one of the nicest settings in Heronsgate. The present owners have invested in the gardens, as well as the house, including new trees, extensive bulb planting and electric white five bar gates to the front. The house is well set back in the plot which gives the house generous parking and easy access to the detached double garage. Further extension may be possible to the house, subject to obtaining the necessary consents.
Local Authority: Three Rivers District Council.
M25 from Junction 17, Heathrow Airport – 14 Miles
Metropolitan and Mainline Station (London Marylebone 32 mins).
Chorleywood – 1.5 Miles Rickmansworth 3.3 Miles.
SERVICES: Mains water, gas, electricity, underfloor heating to the extension.
Open Plan Kitchen/Dining/Family Room
Three Further Bedrooms
Contact branch for relevant Energy Performance Certificate