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This is one of our Equestrian Properties.
EQUESTRIAN - This outstanding 16th century farmhouse, listed Grade II as being of architectural or historical interest, is believed to have offered refuge to King Charles II. The location is truly marvellous, as the house enjoys a private, elevated position surrounded by acres of countryside, yet only lies just over 5 miles from a mainline station to London. It offers a comfortable interior, which sympathetically enhances the original farmhouse, whilst focusing around family life and entertaining. Entry to the house is via a lovely dining hall, with exposed beams and oak panelling and a large inglenook fireplace with attractive grate and copper canopy. The nook contains a recessed bread oven. The drawing room also has a wealth of timbers, some believed to be 500 years old, a deep inglenook fireplace and attractive fairfaced brickwork. An informal sitting room, beside the kitchen and a separate conservatory, which directly overlooks the rear gardens, complete the ground floor reception rooms. The heart of the house, is a double aspect kitchen/breakfast room with bespoke solid wood units, an Aga and space for a breakfast table, with an oak door to the gardens. A large lobby or boot room leads into a generous utility room housing excellent storage and leading into the ground floor cloakroom.
On the first floor landing is a nursery bedroom, adjacent to the master bedroom which has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and an en suite bathroom. To the other side of the landing are two further bedrooms, both with exposed beams, a cloakroom and family shower room.
This property is featured by our Equestrian department.
The property is located in an elevated position, surrounded by rolling countryside, on the edge of
the pretty Hertfordshire village of Belsize, within a
Conservation Area and designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Belsize and the beautiful surrounding villages of Sarratt and Chipperfield have 5 pubs, 2 village shops, 2 village schools and a post office. It is also close to Rickmansworth, Chorleywood, Little Chalfont, Berkhamsted and the market town of Amersham, all of which contain a broad selection of shops, boutiques, restaurants and supermarkets.
Located only 4 miles from the M25 and 30 miles from London, the house enjoys a secluded rural position, in the heart of outstanding riding country.
The grounds extend to nearly 8 acres in total and incorporate private, southerly rear gardens with a part-walled boundary and separate walled kitchen garden. The present owners have invested considerably in both the planting and landscaping of the gardens and this is evident in the maturity and charm of the house’s surrounds. The entrance to the property is via a long private driveway, entered via a gated entrance from the lane, leading to a secluded courtyard to the front of the house. A fine double height threshing barn, flanked by further outbuildings and stables forms the other side of the courtyard, opposite the house. A further self-contained outbuilding, outside the kitchen/breakfast completes the ancillary buildings. To the rear gardens, a large sheltered south facing dining terrace is accessed from the kitchen/breakfast room, conservatory and drawing room. Three fenced and watered paddocks surround the house with the grounds abutting countryside on all sides, making it ideal for those wishing to take advantage of this location – being in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshires best riding country.
Local authority: Three Rivers, Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth, Herts WD3 1RL. Tel: 01923 776611.
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.
The listed barn is going through planning to convert to a two storey residential dwelling. Please call the office for further details.
Main House – about 3238 sq ft incorporating: dining hall
master bedroom suite
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