5 bedroom House - detached (Sold)

Great Hormead
£795,000
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Overview

A very well presented Grade II Listed C17th Farmhouse with substantial outbuildings set amongst over two acres of beautiful gardens and mature woodland. (Property Ref: 523)

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Overall Description

This is a very well presented Grade II Listed 17th Century farmhouse in a lovely peaceful setting in the picturesque village of Great Hormead. The property has been much improved over the years including an extension in the 1950's to create an annexe which the current owners simply use as additional family living accommodation, but could serve its original purpose if required. The property is ideal for growing families as it has large, flexible and well laid out living accommodation, with four double bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs and a shower room fifth bedroom downstairs (which is currently used as an office). There are three further receptions: sitting room, dining room and breakfast room, as well as a kitchen and useful boot room. The property sits in over two acres of gardens and woodland, so it is an idyllic setting for a family to grow up in. There is a substantial detached timber barn as well as a brick former Pump House, either of which may have potential for conversion, subject to planning.

Location

Great Hormead is a small East Hertfordshire village set amongst beautiful and peaceful countryside, yet only a short drive from the bustling town of Buntingford which has a good range of local shops and other amenities. The village has a Primary School, Church, Public House, Cricket pitch (on the Meads), football pitch and is currently in the process of building a new Village Hall. It is a lovely rural location but is less than half an hour from the train stations at Bishops Stortford and Stevenage and is under ten minutes from the A10 at Buntingford leading north to Cambridge and south to London and the M25.

Accommodation

From the driveway the solid oak front door leads into the Entrance Hall with stairs to the first floor and doors to the Sitting and Dining Rooms.

Dining Room - 14'10 x 13'7 (4.52m x 4.14m)

Window to front. Period fireplace with oak Bressummer, wood burning stove, brick surround and hearth. Exposed beams and wall timbers. Radiator. Door to annexe.

Sitting Room - 14'2 x 13'3 (4.32m x 4.04m)

Window to front. Period fireplace with oak Bressummer, wood burning stove, brick surround and hearth. Georgian corner cupboard and further wall cupboard. Exposed original wide floorboards. Radiator.

Central Hallway - 16'2 x 4'3 (4.93m x 1.30m)

Period brick flooring. Cupboard with space and plumbing for washing machine. Radiator. Under-stairs cupboard. Glazed door to Boot Room. Doors to Dining Room, Sitting Room, Kitchen and Breakfast Room.

Kitchen - 13'6 x 7'8 widest (4.11m x 2.34m widest)

Two windows to rear. Pine kitchen units with wooden work surfaces and double Belfast sink with mixer tap. Eye-level oven and grill. Ceramic hob. Fitted microwave. Fitted fridge. Tiled floor. Radiator. Spotlights. Oil-fired boiler. Door to annexe.

Breakfast Room - 21'3 widest x 11'11 (6.48m widest x 3.63m)

Large picture window to rear. French doors to Boot Room. Feature period fireplace with impressive brick surround and bread oven with original door. Exposed beams. Tiled floor. Telephone point.

Boot Room - 8'4 x 8'3 (2.54m x 2.51m)

Windows to side and rear. Glazed door to garden. Stone floor. Space for fridge/freezer and tumble-drier.

Annexe

From the Kitchen and Dining Room doors lead into the Inner Hall to what was originally the Annexe (but is now simply used as an extension to the house). Doors to Bedroom Five (or Office) and Shower Room. Stairs to Bedroom One.

Shower Room - 8'8 x 7'3 (2.64m x 2.21m)

Frosted window to side. Fitted shower cubicle. Low-level wc. Wash-hand basin. Bidet. Tiled floor. Spotlights. Extractor. Radiator. Storage cupboard.

Bedroom Five/Study - 15'8 x 13'9 (4.78m x 4.19m)

Windows to front, side and rear. Glazed door to side. Oak flooring. Under-stairs cupboard.

First Floor

Two staircases lead to the first floor, one from the Entrance Hall (leading to bedrooms two, three and four), the other from the Annexe Hall, leading to Bedroom One.

Bedroom One - 15'9 x 13'9 (4.80m x 4.19m)

Accessed from the back staircase from what was the annexe. A lovely light, triple aspect room with windows to front, side and rear. Radiator. Spotlights. Door to Bedroom Two.

Landing - 6'6 x 3' (1.98m x 0.91m)

Accessed from the main staircase from the Entrance Hall.

Bedroom Two - 14'2 x 13'2 (4.32m x 4.01m)

Window to front. Deep wardrobe/storage cupboard with loft access. Radiator. Door to Bedroom One.

Bathroom - 8'5 x 6'5 (2.57m x 1.96m)

Window to rear. Panel bath with shower and shower screen. Low-level wc. Wash-hand basin. Modern heated towel rail. Tiled floor. Extractor. Airing cupboard with hot water cylinder.

Bedroom Three - 14'2 x 13'2 (4.32m x 4.01m)

Window to front. Radiator. Storage cupboard.

Bedroom Four - 13'2 x 12'4 (4.01m x 3.76m)

Window to rear. Exposed timbers. Radiator.

Outside

The property is approached through a double gate through the front wall leading into a large gravel parking area. C17TH TIMBER BARN: Magnificent and substantial timber framed barn (51' in length, 23' wide with a high 23'6 vaulted ceiling) which dates back to the 1600's and was originally thatched (but now has a corrugated iron roof). The barn has a cow shed (23' wide x 17' long) built into one end (with concrete floor and feeding troughs), the other portion (23' wide x 34' long) being open to the rafters and used as a garage/storage space. Attached to the barn is the single storey DAIRY: 18'1 x 15' with door to front, three windows, a concrete floor and modern electric fuse board, light and power. The barn may have potential for development/alternative use, subject to planning. BRICK PUMP HOUSE: 18'9 x 12'8 with high vaulted ceiling, door to front, window to side and two to front - currently used for storage but could make an excellent office or studio (subject to consent). The property has beautiful landscaped gardens with a sunny patio area to the rear and areas of lawn and well stocked flower beds and herbaceous borders leading up a large area of woodland which has a wide cross section of native English trees including some fruit trees (cherry, apple, damsons), and has been planted with flowering Spring bulbs such as daffodils and snowdrops. This beautiful woodland is in a Conservation Area, is criss crossed with pathways and is ideal for wild life with many native species resident including Tawny Owls and nesting Sparrow Hawks, with Barn Owls also known to use the barn. The gardens and grounds are estimated to amount to around two and a third acres in all.

Services & Other Info.

Mains water and drainage. Oil-fired central heating. Secondary glazing. Grade II Listed. Conservation area. PLEASE NOTE: there is a covenant on the portion of woodland above the house (but NOT the house, main garden and outbuildings) that states that in the (very unlikely in our view) event that it was developed for housing before 2020 then 30% of any uplift would be payable to a relative of a former owner. If you require further details, please ask.

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.