A strikingly beautiful late Georgian country house, with significant outbuildings and magnificent grounds in excess of three acres and situated within a quiet rural hamlet. All of which is surrounded by some of the region’s most exquisite countryside, which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and conveniently placed for both Tring and Berkhamsted town centres.
Understood to date back to 1830 and formerly part of the Rothschild Estate, the property offers principal rooms that are on a grand scale and enjoys a wealth of character features that are symbolic of this decadent period. This includes lovely high corniced ceilings and feature sash windows, all of which enjoy fabulous views over the formal gardens. This is further complimented by fireplaces in all reception rooms, high skirting boards, original retractable shutters and panelled doors with original handles.
The accommodation includes a spacious entrance hall with a coat’s cupboard and display shelving. This in turn provides access to all other areas of the property, including a triple aspect drawing room, which has a fireplace as its main focal point and a dining room that would be ideal for entertaining or large-scale family get togethers, this very special room also has a fireplace as a main focal point. There is a garden room that provides some of the best views of the formal garden and the kitchen breakfast room provides a farmhouse kitchen feel and is ideal for family dining. Directly off the kitchen is a utility room which provides access to the rear garden, a pantry and a cloakroom which is accessed from the hall.
The spacious first floor landing provides access to five bedrooms and two bathrooms, one of which has a separate cloakroom. All bedrooms have built in wardrobes and the fifth bedroom has an additional door leading to the main bedroom, which could alternatively be used as a nursery or a dressing room. The property has a huge cellar, which has three separate rooms, one of which is used for storing wine.
The property has a large drive, providing generous parking and access to three garages and a carport. In addition, there are four stables, a hay store and other buildings that would be ideal for equestrian usage or general storage. The grounds are a particular feature of the property and include an acre of well stocked formal gardens with a large area of lawn and well maintained, established borders. This extends around to one side of the house and provides a lovely sheltered area, which is mainly walled and has an old well that has become a feature of this area. The heated swimming pool has a patio area and a pool room, which has provided much pleasure over the years and there are two rooms directly off the pool room, one of which could become a lovely home office with views over the front. There is a two acre paddock that can be accessed via farm stile gates from the front drive and rear garden.
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