3 bedroom House - terraced (Sold (STC))

Brickendon
£460,000
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Overview

DEVELOPMENT PROJECT: A rare opportunity to extend and modernise this farm worker’s cottage directly opposite the village green and just a short walk from the station. (Property Ref: 1360)

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Overall Description

This mid-terraced 1930's farm worker's cottage is situated right at the heart of the village, directly opposite the village green and offers buyers a rare opportunity to create a modern family home in such a good location. The current owner has has plans approved to add a single storey extension to the rear of the property under permitted development rights and a porch to the front. The rear extension will create a lovely large kitchen/dining room opening out into the garden with vaulted ceiling and velux windows. It will also allow a reconfiguration of the rest of downstairs to add a utility and downstairs cloakroom to the other two receptions that remain - a dining room or study and a large dual aspect sitting room with open fire. The porch will improve the look of the property from the front as well as providing a useful space to take off wet coats and boots in winter. Upstairs there is a large landing and three good-sized bedrooms (two doubles) and well as a bathroom with a large loft space that could be converted to create further bedrooms with an en-suite (subject to the usual consents). The house has a large front garden with double gated access and space for parking which could be made into a proper driveway - again, subject to permission. The back garden is large and backs onto open farmland over which the house and gardens have views to the rear. If you are looking for a project and the chance to create your dream family house and put down roots in this sought-after village then look no further.

Location

The property is located directly opposite the village green - with its children's play area and, at the far end, kids football pitch - in the picturesque Hertfordshire village of Brickendon. There is a thriving community with village hall, Chapel of the Holy Cross and St Alban, several clubs and activities (see www.brickendon-liberty.org.uk for details) including a friendly local pub (The Farmer's Boy), tennis club and the renowned Brickendon Grange Golf Club. The village is one of the most sought after in the area, not only for the beautiful countryside that surrounds it including Broxbourne Woods (the county's only National Nature Reserve), but also for its excellent transport links to London with Bayford Station withing 10 minute's walking distance just half a mile down the road (with regular services to Moorgate and Kings Cross) and easy access to the A1, A10 and M25. There are excellent public and state schools in the local area and good local amenities, including a wide selection of restaurants and an excellent market, can be found in the historic town of Hertford just 3 miles away.

Accommodation

A gate leads to a pathway across the front garden to the front door into the:

Entrance Hall - 4'5 x 4'3 (1.35m x 1.30m)

Telephone point. Stairs to first floor.

Sitting Room - 17'11 x 11'8 (5.46m x 3.56m)

A double aspect room with windows to the front and back overlooking the gardens. Open fireplace with brick surround, wooden mantel and stone hearth. TV aerial point. Two radiators.

Dining Room - 11'1 x 9'3 (3.38m x 2.82m)

Window to front. Airing cupboard with factory-lagged hot water cylinder. Oil-fired central heating boiler. Under-stirs cupboard. Storage cupboard.

Kitchen - 13'10 x 6'4 (4.22m x 1.93m)

Window to rear. Kitchen units with roll-top work surfaces and stainless steel sink unit. Electric oven with hob over and extractor above. Space for fridge. Space and plumbing for washing-machine. Larder. Radiator.

First Floor - 10'10 x 5'11 (3.30m x 1.80m)

A large landing with window to rear with lovely countryside views. Loft hatch (loft has potential for conversion into more bedroom space - subject to the usual consents).

Bedroom One - 12'4 x 11'9 (3.76m x 3.58m)

Window to front. Deep over-stairs cupboard. Radiator.

Bedroom Two - 11'7 widest x 11'8 (3.53m widest x 3.56m)

Window to front. Deep over-stairs cupboard. Radiator.

Bathroom - 7'8 x 5'11 (2.34m x 1.80m)

Frosted window to rear. Panel bath. Low-level WC. Wash-hand basin. Half-tiled walls. Radiator.

Bedroom Three - 8'8 x 7'11 (2.64m x 2.41m)

Window to rear. Radiator.

Outside

The property has a large front garden which has a path down one side (shared with next door) and double gates opening onto a good-sized area of lawn which could be used for off-street parking (the kerb is already dropped but you may need consent if you want or create a driveway/hard standing). A tunnel leads between the house and next door to a gate into the back garden, which is also large and backs onto open-farmland to the rear. The garden has a large central lawn, area of patio next to the house, mature trees and fencing for privacy. BRICK OUTBUILDING: 9'9 x 8'4 with window to rear and electric light and power. Three garden sheds. Greenhouse. Arbour. Garden tap. Oil tank. New fence to one side.

Services and Other Information

Mains water, drainage and electricity. Oil-fired central-heating. Plans drawn up for a single storey rear extension and submitted for a certificate of lawful development. Council Tax Band D.

Please note: appliances such as radiators, heaters, boilers, fixtures or utilities (gas, water, electricity, etc.) which may have been mentioned in these details have not been tested and no guarantee can be given that they are suitable or in working order. We cannot guarantee that building regulations or planning permission have been approved and recommend that you make independent enquiries on these matters. All measurements including amounts of land in acres are approximate.