5 bedroom Character Property (Sold)

Rush Green
£1,100,000
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Overview

A substantial Grade II Listed period property with large gardens and considerable potential for modernisation and updating to create a large character home to suit your family’s requirements. (Property Ref: 1450)

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Overall Description

Gamels Hall is a handsome Grade II Listed property dating back to the 17th Century and much altered and extended in the 19th and 20th Centuries, which included the house being divided into two dwellings, this being the western portion of the original house. The property retains a great deal of period character and charm and is in need of internal modernisation so giving buyers the rare opportunity to create a character home that suits modern lifestyles and is to their own design and taste. The living accommodation is substantial, c.3,300 square feet in all, with three receptions and a large kitchen/breakfast room downstairs and five bedrooms and two bathrooms on the top two floors. The gardens are a real feature of the house, large (just over an acre), mature and with a central moat with footbridge. There is ample parking as well as a triple brick-built garage and large shed to store a ride-on mower. This is a rare opportunity to buy such a quality period home in such a good location, close to excellent schools and transport links.

Location

The property is located in the small hamlet of Rush Green just outside of the popular village of Hertford Heath, just a mile or two from both Hertford and Ware. The village is a thriving local community (see the excellent village web site www.hertfordheath.gov.uk) with good local facilities including village shop, village hall, church, garage, four good pubs, and plenty of sports and social clubs. Hertford has two stations (Hertford East and North) or you could hop on the train at Ware, and the A10 is a short drive away, so it is ideal location for commuters wanting easy access to London. There are very good schools in the local area with the excellent Hertford Heath JMI just down the road and the well-regarded Haileybury Public School also in the village. Plus, the property sits within the sought after SG13 catchment area giving access to the better local schools (Simon Balle, Richard Hale and Presdales) as well as being close to Heathmount and St Edmunds College. The town of Hertford has a very good range of local facilities such as shops, restaurants, and supermarkets, as you would expect from a county town. The village is surrounded by some very beautiful countryside and has a wide range of sporting and leisure pursuits close to hand, including Hartham Common in Hertford with its riverside walks, Activity Centre, swimming pool and tennis courts.

Accommodation

From the gravel driveway the solid wood front door, set in attractive c18th Doric porch, leads into the:

Entrance Hall - 18'7 x 9'6 (5.66m x 2.90m)

Two sash windows with period shutters to front. Semi-circular fanlight above the door. Original plasterwork including cornices, panelling and decorative relief. Staircase to first floor. Walk-in store room with window to side. Two radiators.

Cloakroom - 4' x 3'1 (1.22m x 0.94m)

Frosted window to side. Low-level WC. Wash-hand basin with tiled splash-back.

Drawing Room - 18'5 x 12'4 (5.61m x 3.76m)

Sash window to front with original shutters and window to rear. Period cornices and decorative corbels. Fireplace with ornate wooden mantel and marble hearth. Radiator.

Conservatory - 18'1 x 11'10 (5.51m x 3.61m)

Wooden framed with French doors to side and rear. Tiled floor. Electric light and power.

Dining Room - 16'2 widest x 13'8 (4.93m widest x 4.17m)

Window to rear with original shutters. Half-panelling to walls. Radiator with cover.

Sitting Room - 17'10 x 15'10 (5.44m x 4.83m)

Bay window to rear overlooking the garden. Fireplace with ornate wooden mantel, wood-burning stove and marble hearth. Walk-in drinks cupboard. Period cornices and picture rail. Inset shelving with cupboard beneath. Radiator.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 23'1 x 14'9 (7.04m x 4.50m)

Window to side. French doors to side onto patio. Kitchen area with Kitchen units, work-tops and a one and a half bowl stainless steel sink. Electric AGA. Fitted oven. Electric hob with extractor above. Fitted fridge and dishwasher. Breakfast area with space for a table and chairs. Tiled floor. Radiator. Door to back staircase leading to Dressing Room. PANTRY: 5'5 x 5'3 with window to front and fitted cupboards.

Boot Room/Utility - 12'5 x 6'3 (3.78m x 1.91m)

Part-glazed door to side. Window to front. Kitchen units with work-tops and stainless steel sink. Space and plumbing for washing-machine. Space for fridge. Storage cupboard. Cupboard housing oil-fired boiler. Tiled floor. Radiator.

Cloakroom - 5'3 x 3'11 (1.60m x 1.19m)

Window to front. Low-level WC. Wash-hand basin. Tiled floor. Radiator.

First Floor - 11'8 x 9'6 (3.56m x 2.90m)

From the entrance hall stairs lead up to the landing and corridor to the bedrooms. Airing cupboard. Radiator.

Bedroom Two - 18'8 x 12'7 (5.69m x 3.84m)

Sash window to front and also to rear with countryside view. Fitted wardrobe. Radiator.

Cloakroom - 6'9 x 3'11 (2.06m x 1.19m)

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

Bathroom - 7'9 x 6'8 (2.36m x 2.03m)

Frosted window to front. Panel bath. Vanity unit with wash-hand basin. Shaver socket. Radiator.

Bedroom Three - 15'10 x 13'2 (4.83m x 4.01m)

Two sash windows to front. Three fitted wardrobes. Wash-hand basin. Two radiators.

Master Bedroom - 18'4 x 15'1 (5.59m x 4.60m)

Sash window to front and also to rear with countryside view. Two fitted cupboards. Fitted double wardrobe unit. Radiator. Door to stairs down to:

Dressing Room - 11'3 x 8'3 (3.43m x 2.51m)

Window to side, Fitted dressing table. Three fitted wardrobes. Loft hatch. Back staircase to Kitchen/Breakfast room. Door to:

Bathroom - 11'2 x 7'1 (3.40m x 2.16m)

Window to front. Panel bath. Fitted shower cubicle. Low-level WC. Bidet. Vanity unit with wash-hand basin. Two heated towel rails.

Second Floor - 13'3 x 8'4 (4.04m x 2.54m)

From the first floor, stairs lead up to the second floor landing.

Bedroom Four - 14'7 x 13' (4.45m x 3.96m)

Window to front. Cupboard housing water tank. Radiator.

Bedroom Five - 13'1 x 12'3 (3.99m x 3.73m)

Window to front. Radiator.

Outside

The property is approached up a shared gravel drive which leads to two large gravel parking areas, one in front of the house, the other by the TRIPLE GARAGE: 29' x 21' with three garage doors to front, one to the rear into the garden, a window and door to the side and electric light/power. From the drive a door leads through to the back garden which is large and mature, mostly lawn with two patio areas next to the house. In the middle of the garden is the original moat with footbridge over, and the garden and boundaries have a good selection of mature trees including a small piece of woodland in the far corner. TIMBER SHED: 19'8 x 11'8 with electric power and a window and double wooden garage doors to the front. BRICK OUTBUILDING: 13'8 x 9' widest and used as a cellar.

Services and Other Information

Mains water, and electricity. Septic Tank (Sited next door in grounds of Gamels Cottage with shared usage and costs). Oil-fired central heating. Electric AGA. Grade II Listed. We understand that the property owns the gravel drive and that neighbouring properties have a right of way to access. Approx. 3,300 square feet. The grounds are believed to amount to just over an acre in all.

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.