4 bedroom House - detached (Sold)

Easneye
£750,000
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Overview

A charming Grade II Listed 16th Century country residence with large garden in an idyllic and peaceful rural setting yet only a short drive from excellent rail links to London. (Property Ref: 594)

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Overall Description

This is a charming detached 17th Century Grade II Listed residence that was originally believed to have been two farmworkers' cottages on the country estate but has evolved over time into a substantial family home with a great deal of period character. The property sits in a gloriously peaceful rural setting with views across open farmland and the river to the front and woodland to the rear so it is perfect for anyone wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and live a simpler, quieter and more rural lifestyle with the added benefit of being very close to civilisation as well - in many ways it is the best of both worlds. The house has four double bedrooms upstairs, all of which have pleasant views, with the master bedroom being en-suite, as well there being a family bathroom. Downstairs there is a sitting room with inglenook fireplace and multi-fuel burning stove, a dining room, study (or bedroom five), kitchen and cloakroom. The gardens are a particularly pleasant feature of the house being around two thirds of an acre in all and cleverly divided into different areas with a garden pond, patio area, mature trees as well as plenty of attractive planting including spring bulbs. There is a good-sized area of off-street parking as well as a double garage with useful loft space. The current owners fell in love with Underwood Cottage and bought it in 1989 and have owned it for the last 25 years so now it is your chance to live in this wonderful property for the next 25 years.

Location

It is rare in Hertfordshire to find a property that has such a glorious rural setting yet is in reality only a shortish drive from excellent road and rail links to London as well as very good local facilities. This is the perfect property for luring your children away from their Play Stations with plenty of excellent walking directly from your front door including rights of way along the country estate lanes and the footpath running along the disused railway and along the river valley in both directions. There good schools in the local area at all levels including the C of E Primary school in the nearby village of Wareside and good local shops in both Ware and Stanstead Abbotts, each of which have regular train services to Liverpool Street, and the A10 is less than a 10 minute drive from the property providing fast access to London (Drury Lane's theatre land is only 25 miles away).

Accommodation

From the lane a double five bar gate leads to the driveway from which an oak front door leads into the:

Entrance Porch - 6'2 x 3'6 (1.88m x 1.07m)

Window to front. Cloak hangers. Door to:

Sitting Room - 26'2 widest x 12'8 (7.98m widest x 3.86m)

Two windows to front and one to side, all with rural views. Inglenook fireplace with multi-fuel burning stove, timber mantel and brick surround and hearth. Original exposed beams and timbers. Two fitted oak cupboards. Shelving. TV aerial point. Telephone point. Two radiators.

Dining Room - 14'5 widest x 12'9 (4.39m widest x 3.89m)

Window to front with views. Original exposed beams and timbers. Fitted oak cupboard. Radiator. Telephone point.

Kitchen - 12'11 x 11'11 (3.94m x 3.63m)

Windows to rear and side. Yew kitchen units, work tops and one and a half bowl sink unit. Eye level oven and grill. Electric hob with extractor above. Space for fridge/freezer. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Spotlights. Door to rear. Radiator.

Rear Hall - 14'11 x 5'7 (4.55m x 1.70m)

Accessed from the sitting room. French doors to rear. Stairs to first floor. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Boiler cupboard.

Cloakroom - 5'9 x 4'11 (1.75m x 1.50m)

Divided into two rooms, one with window to side and wash-hand basin, the second with low-level WC and window to rear.

Study - 11'9 x 8'11 (3.58m x 2.72m)

Window to rear. Radiator. Telephone point.

First Floor - 19'5 x 3'8 (5.92m x 1.12m)

From the rear hall stairs lead up to the landing. Loft hatch.

Bedroom Two - 12'11 x 12'2 (3.94m x 3.71m)

Window to side and to rear. Radiator.

Bedroom Three - 14'5 widest x 12'6 (4.39m widest x 3.81m)

Window to front with rural views. Recess wardrobe space with clothes rail. Radiator.

Bedroom Four - 14'5 x 8'2 (4.39m x 2.49m)

Window to front with views. Recess wardrobe space with clothes rail and shelving. Telephone point. Radiator.

Master Bedroom - 12' x 11'6 (3.66m x 3.51m)

Window to front and side with views. Deep cupboard. Radiator.

En-Suite Shower Room - 6'4 x 4'11 (1.93m x 1.50m)

Fitted shower cubicle. Low-level WC. Wash-hand basin. Extractor fan. Spotlights.

Bathroom - 10'11 widest x 8'4 widest (3.33m widest x 2.54m wi

Window to rear. Panel jacuzzi bath. Low-level WC. Wash-hand basin. Double shaver socket. Radiator. Spotlights. Airing cupboard with factory lagged hot water cylinder and wooden slatted shelving.

Outside

The gardens of this property are a particularly large part of its appeal being around two thirds of an acre and pleasantly laid out with different areas to enjoy as you walk around. There is a garden pond in one corner next to which is the GREENHOUSE. There is a patio area immediately behind the house and other seating areas from which to enjoy the peace, quiet and lovely views. To the front of the property is a private drive with parking next to the DOUBLE GARAGE: with two up and over garage doors, electric light and power and useful under eaves loft space with ladder.

Services & Other Info.

Mains electricity. Oil-fired central heating (new tank in garden). Private drainage (septic tank in field opposite). Water supply is metered from the farm.

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.