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The Old Vicarage was built in 1897 and continued in this capacity until the late 1980s. It is a fine example of Victorian architecture with attractive decorative ridge tiles and chimneys. Thanks to meticulous refurbishment, the property retains much of its original charm and numerous features, such as high ceilings, fireplaces in the reception rooms and bedrooms, oak windows, doors and staircases. There are also many leaded windows with original panes (in addition to the secondary glass).
As one approaches the property, timber electric gates open to reveal stunning brick and flint masonry, apparent on all sides of the house. The covered porch opens onto the reception hall which has broad panels of oak flooring and leads to the principal ground floor reception rooms. Stunning cornicing in the drawing room and French doors to the garden evoke a leisurely sense of history, as does the attractive marble fireplace in the dining room. The state-of-the-art kitchen has ceramic flooring, granite work surfaces and built-in Neff appliances including two wine fridges. A door leads to the southerly-facing gardens and terracing at the rear of the house, providing plenty of scope for al fresco dining.
The lower ground floor has been designed to incorporate a combination of both work and leisure amenities; there is a study and an office as well as a luxurious home cinema and a spacious gym with a mirrored wall. Additionally, there is a large storage area at this level. Rising to the first floor, the master bedroom suite spans the width of the front of the house and offers wonderful, far-reaching views across the gardens to fields beyond, where sheep are often seen grazing. There are two further bedrooms on this floor as well as the family bathroom and on the second floor, there two additional two bedrooms, one of which has an en suite shower room.
The property is conveniently located for the village of Kings Langley; a village steeped in history and reputedly mentioned in the Domesday Book. It is also believed that King Charles II used to meet Nell Gwyn in the local pub, The King’s Head.
Kings Langley offers a wide choice of shops and cafés. It is also just a short drive from the more comprehensive range of shopping facilities and amenities in Watford, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans. For the commuter, the Kings Langley mainline station provides a fast service to London and junction 20 of the M25 provides access to the motorway network. The Grove hotel, spa and golf course are within walking distance.
Local Authority – Three Rivers District Council. Tel. 01923 776611
Features and services – Mains gas, electricity and water. Bang & Olufsen sound system in reception rooms. Underfloor heating in bathrooms. CCTV.
Set well back from the road, the wisteria-fronted house is ideally positioned within its grounds. The mature, landscaped gardens are well maintained and incorporate an expanse of level lawn and a wooded area; an idyllic space for children to play. There is also an interesting selection of plantings including exotic palms and a tree peony as well as several yew trees, Scots pines, old roses and honeysuckle. An attractive covered footpath leads to a private gate which opens through the churchyard and onto the village, parklands and woods beyond. There is ample parking space for several cars in addition to the double garage with electric doors and a car port for two more cars.
Three Reception Rooms
Master Bedroom Suite
Four Further Bedrooms (One With En Suite Dressing Area and Shower Room)
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