6 bedroom House - detached (Available)

North Mymms Park
£2,000,000
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Overview

A RARE GEM: A substantial & most attractive Grade II Listed Vicarage with beautiful landscaped gardens in an idyllic rural setting. (Property Ref: 854)

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Overall Description

This most attractive Grade II Listed period property, which is mentioned in Pevsner, was formerly the vicarage for St Mary's church and is believed to date back to at least 1608 with later significant additions in the 17th and late 18th Centuries. The church sold it in 1979 and the current owners have lived here for 35 very happy years, so this is only the third time that it has been offered for sale in over 400 years. The house has a great deal to recommend it to its fourth owners as it has very good-sized and well proportioned rooms throughout, with high ceilings and many original period character features, yet it also retains a comfortable and homely feel making it an ideal long-term family home. The gardens are a major feature of the property, beautifully landscaped with well-stocked borders and the added advantage of being surrounded by open countryside giving the house and gardens a particularly pleasant aspect.

Location

The property sits next to St Mary's church in the picturesque North Mymms Park, whose original Manor House (now owned by GSK) is one of the finest Jacobean properties in Hertfordshire. Although in an idyllic setting with lots of excellent local walking the property is very convenient for local transport links with stations at Welham Green and Hatfield (Kings Cross 22 minutes) as well as the A1/M25 all within a five minute's drive from your front door. There are very good shopping and other amenities close-by in Welwyn Garden City (5 miles) and St Albans (six miles), and there is a row of local shops just up the road in the village of Welham Green. There are excellent schools at all levels in the area including Lochinver House School, Stormont and Dame Alice Owens (all in Potters Bar), Queenswood and Chancellors (both in Brookmans Park) and Haileybury (Hertford Heath). There is a cricket club in North Mymms Park and a number of renowned golf clubs in the area including Essendon, Brookmans Park and Brocket Hall.

Accommodation

From the gravel drive double doors lead into the:

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

Attractive Gothic arched entrance with glazed doors and arched window above. Original chequerboard tiled floor and bell pull. Double doors to:

Entrance Hall - 22'11 widest x 25'11 widest (6.99m widest x 7.90m

Original bell. Antique pine turned staircase. Picture rail. Glazed door to garden. Radiator. Under-stairs entrance to CELLAR: 13'1 x 7'8 with electric light and storage shelving for wine.

Downstairs Cloakroom - 8'5 x 2'1 (2.57m x 0.64m)

Window to rear. Low-level WC. Wash-hand basin.

Drawing Room - 33'7 into Bay x 16'1 into Bay (10.24m into Bay x 4

A grand room with 10' high ceiling. Bay windows to front and side with original pulley shutters below and attractive church views. Original Victorian fireplace with marble mantel/surround, fitted Jetmaster and tiled hearth. Coles hand-blocked wallpaper. Cornice and picture rail. French doors to garden with original shutters and views across garden to countryside beyond. Three radiators.

Sitting Room - 22'1 into Bay x 14'9 (6.73m into Bay x 4.50m)

Bay window to front. Period fireplace with marble mantel, Rayburn Rembrant and marble hearth. TV aerial point. Radiator.

Dining Room - 18' x 13'4 (5.49m x 4.06m)

Sash window to front. Period fireplace with antique pine surround and brick hearth. Arched recess with original fitted cabinets beneath. Radiator.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 17'9 x 12'3 (5.41m x 3.73m)

Two windows to rear. Good range of kitchen units, high-quality composite work-tops and stainless steel sink unit. Quooker hot water tap. Four oven oil-fired AGA. Fitted Miele fridge. Fitted Miele dishwasher. Pantry with shelving and window to side. Glazed door to garden. Door to:

Lobby - 5'11 x 5'1 (1.80m x 1.55m)

Doors to garage and utility.

Utility - 18'7 x 12'5 widest (5.66m x 3.78m widest)

Window to front. Space for chest freezer. Deep storage cupboard (7'9 x 4'5). Back staircase to first floor with under-stairs cupboard. Radiator.

Conservatory - 11'10 x 10'8 (3.61m x 3.25m)

Two French doors to garden. Chequerboard tiled floor. Doors to coal shed, log shed and garage.

First Floor - 29' x 3'1 (8.84m x 0.94m)

From the entrance hall stairs lead up to the landing. Window to rear.

Master Bedroom - 33'4 x 13'10 (10.16m x 4.22m)

A lovely large room, formerly two bedrooms, with central arch, bay sash window to the front overlooking the church and sash window to the rear overlooking the gardens. Victorian fireplace with stone mantel and cast iron surround. Picture rail. Three radiators. Door to:

Dressing Room - 10'4 x 6'1 (3.15m x 1.85m)

Window to front. Clothes rail. Radiator. Door to:

Lobby - 7'1 x 6'11 (2.16m x 2.11m)

Skylight. Fitted cupboard. Small loft hatch. Door and steps down to:

Bedroom Two - 18'7 x 11'9 (5.66m x 3.58m)

Two windows to rear with rural views. Radiator. Steps to door into:

Bathroom - 13'9 x 12'9 (4.19m x 3.89m)

Two windows to rear. Panel bath with shower attachment. Low-level WC. Vanity cupboard with wash-hand basin. Shaver socket. Airing cupboard with factory-lagged hot water cylinder with immersion heater. Towel rail. Radiator.

Bedroom Three - 15'5 x 14'11 (4.70m x 4.55m)

Window to front with original pulley shutters with views to the church. Fitted wardrobe. Radiator.

Bedroom Four - 14'9 x 13'6 (4.50m x 4.11m)

Sash window to front with original pulley shutters. Radiator.

Inner Hall - 12' widest by 6'10 (3.66m widest by 2.08m)

Stairs down to half landing with window, fitted cupboard and door to back staircase to the utility. Stairs up to:

Bedroom Five - 18'8 x 12'1 widest (5.69m x 3.68m widest)

Two windows to side. Radiator.

Bathroom Two - 12'7 x 8'7 (3.84m x 2.62m)

Window to rear. Panel bath. Fitted double shower cubicle. Wash-hand basin. Shaver socket. Radiator.

Cloakroom - 5'9 x 3'2 (1.75m x 0.97m)

Window to rear. Low-level WC. Radiator.

Bedroom Six - 10'5 x 9'3 (3.18m x 2.82m)

Window to front. Period fireplace. Radiator. Stairs up to BOX ROOM: 8'5 x 3'9 with door into bedroom four.

Outside

The property is approached through a five bar gate onto a private gravel driveway with ample parking and turning space. GARAGE: (29'8 x 11'7 widest) with garage door to front, two windows and a door to the side, door to the rear, oil-fired central heating boiler, stainless steel sink with cupboards beneath, space and plumbing for washing machine and space for electric cooker. CAR-PORT. A gate leads to the back gardens which are a real feature of the property being attractively landscaped with central lawns, well stocked borders, and a sunny patio area by the kitchen, all with attractive views across the countryside beyond. In the far corner is a productive vegetable patch. The gardens amount to approximately half an acre. WOODEN SHED.

Services and Other Information

Mains water, drainage and electricity. Oil-fired central heating. Oil-fired AGA. Grade II Listed. Council Tax Band H. Approx. 4,650 square feet.

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.