About this property

TENURE: Freehold

Colesgrove Manor is an impressive Grade II listed period property of architectural and historic interest, originally known as Warwick House and constructed in 1629. During its early years Oliver Cromwell’s son, Richard lived at the Manor. It was extended and modernised by the Mayo family circa 1830. The land on which the manor was built was part of the manor of Andrews and inherited by the Mayo family early in the 19th century. The name manor was added to Colesgrove during the 1930’s. In the 1950’s it became the residence of Doris Leslie the well known writer of historical fiction. Discreetly set and privately gated within approximately 3.5 acres of established grounds with the benefit of a detached Lodge House. Located in the village of Goffs Oak near Cuffley in South Hertfordshire. Since owning Colesgrove Manor our clients have sympathetically extended, refurbished and maintained the property to create a simply delightful family home with all of the necessary attributes needed for family living.

This handsome and charming family home has a beautiful flow which has been achieved by all the principal rooms interconnecting and joining to the reception hall. The principal reception rooms feature working fireplaces and the primary reception rooms have carved marble examples. The house benefits from a fully fitted Mark Wilkinson kitchen incorporating an Aga. In keeping with the style of the house, a family room has been added with a sumptuous hardwood conservatory which overlooks the stunning grounds. North Lodge occupies its own grounds and is positioned at the entrance of the gated property. It has been recently refurbished throughout and is completely independent and self contained from the main house. It is an attractive home in its own right, comprising a welcoming entrance hallway, main reception, kitchen, two bedrooms and a family bathroom, ideal for an extended family, nanny or a separate teenager’s accommodation.

The undulating gardens and grounds are set in approximately 3.5 acres and have been established over many years featuring several varieties of magnificent trees and shrubbery adding to the splendour of the surroundings. The grounds also incorporates a heated tiled swimming pool by Rutherfords (Penguin). The main house is surrounded with a York stone paved terrace and approached via a gated entrance and sweeping driveway with feature water fountain. There is an additional barn outbuilding providing two garages and large store area.

Colesgrove Manor is tucked away in this picturesque setting on the outskirts of the village of Goffs Oak near Cuffley approximately 5.5 miles east of Potters Bar and 8 miles south-west of Hertford. The area is surrounded by fine countryside yet, is conveniently located for transport links and access to local amenities. For commuting, there is a direct train service from Cheshunt to London Liverpool Street approximately 22 minutes. Cuffley and Potters Bar Stations are within easy reach. Road communications are also well catered for with the A10 approximately 2 miles away, connection to Junction 25 of the M25 approximately 3 miles away, A1(M) and M11 are also within easy reach, offering excellent transport links to London and the North with easy access to major airports including Stansted, Luton and Heathrow. Sporting facilities include golf at Hanbury Manor and Essendon Golf Club. Walking, riding and cycling are widely available and the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, the largest indoor and outdoor athletics facility in the south-east is just 4 miles away. There are a wide range of excellent independent and state schools in the area including Haileybury College, Queenswood, Stormont School, Lochinver House, Richard Hale and Chancellors as well as many others.

Reception Hall

Sitting Room



Second Kitchen/Utility Room


Kitchen/Breakfast Room

Dining Room

Games Room

Boiler Room


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Hamptons International Totteridge and Whetstone

  • 1370 High Road
  • Whetstone, London
  • Greater London
  • N20 9BH
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