3 bedroom House - semi-detached (Sold)

Aston
£795,000
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Overview

A superb character Coach House conversion with glorious mature gardens and two substantial outbuildings with potential to create a home office, studio, workshop or annexe (STPP). (Property Ref: 980)

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Overall Description

This beautifully presented character home will suit buyers who are looking to live in a peaceful and tucked away location yet still be near local amenities and transport links. It will also suit buyers who want substantial outbuildings with the flexibility to become a home office, artist's studio, teenager's den or possibly even an annexe - subject to planning consent. The property is an attractive conversion of a period Coach House, attached to the Manor House, and has been beautifully updated and modernised by its owners to create a warm and inviting family home of considerable character. The main sitting room is especially impressive with its high vaulted ceilings, minstrel's gallery, Open fireplace with wood burner and door out to the patio and garden. The front door leads into a dining hall with exposed timbers with steps down into the modern kitchen and there is a separate laundry room/utility, two inner hallways and a downstairs cloakroom. There are three bedrooms, the master being upstairs with a bathroom next door, the second bedroom on the ground floor with an en-suite shower room and the third bedroom being off the minstrel's gallery in the sitting room. Outside the large, mature gardens are a real feature of the property, amounting to around three quarters of an acre, and with a superb three tiered York stone patio ideally positioned for entertaining. There is a large timber outbuilding in the garden (currently stables/store room) and also a sizeable barn (currently garage/utility/workshop) next to the private driveway, both of which have services running to them and the potential for a number of alternative uses (subject to consent). If you are looking for a property with great character in a peaceful and secluded setting then come and have a look!

Location

The property lies at the bottom of a driveway in a wonderfully peaceful and secluded setting in the attractive Hertfordshire village of Aston, so surrounded by beautiful countryside with plenty of footpaths and bridleways for keen walkers and cyclists. The village is just a short drive from the village of Walkern with its village shop, pub and other amenities and also is just five minute's from Stevenage with its excellent shops, schools and other facilities, the Old Town being well known for its good selection of pubs and restaurants. Stevenage has regular fast trains to London Kings Cross, and also sits next to the A1, making it perfect for busy professionals.

Accommodation

From the driveway the front door leads into the:

Dining Hall - 15'5 x 11' (4.70m x 3.35m)

Window to rear overlooking courtyard garden. Exposed timbers and feature brick wall. Quarry tiled floors. Radiator. Steps down to:

Kitchen - 11' x 10'5 (3.35m x 3.18m)

Window to rear. Good range of shaker style kitchen units with oak butcher's block work tops and ceramic one and a half bowl sink unit with tiled splash-back. Fitted kitchen units: double electric oven, ceramic hob and dishwasher. Space for fridge/freezer. Quarry tiled floors. Stable door to rear courtyard.

Inner Hall - 13'9 x 4'10 (4.19m x 1.47m)

Window to front. Quarry tiled floor. Radiator. Doors to cloakroom and sitting room.

Cloakroom

Low-level WC. Wash-hand basin with tiled splash-back. Extractor fan. Radiator.

Sitting Room - 20' x 16'4 (6.10m x 4.98m)

A magnificent character room with vaulted ceiling and stairs up to a minstrel's gallery. Two windows to front, window to rear, circular window in vaulted ceiling and door with windows to either side out the the garden. Brick surround fireplace with oak mantel and wood-burning stove. TV aerial point. Radiator.

Bedroom Three - 19'9 x 8'8 (6.02m x 2.64m)

From the sitting room stairs lead up to a minstrel's gallery with a door into the bedroom. Sloping ceiling with restricted roof height to the sides. Two Velux windows to the rear. Under-eaves storage cupboards. Fitted cupboard.

Central Hall - 11'8 x 5'3 (3.56m x 1.60m)

Accessed directly from the Dining Hall. Stairs to first floor. Door to:

Bedroom Two - 12'9 x 12'4 widest (3.89m x 3.76m widest)

Window to rear. Fitted wardrobes. Oak-effect laminate floor. Radiator. EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM: Frosted window to rear, fitted shower cubicle, low-level WC, vanity unit with wash-hand basin and tiled splash-back and shaver socket.

Laundry Room/Utility

Window to front. Kitchen units, roll-top work surfaces, stainless steel sink unit and space/plumbing for washing-machine and tumble-drier. Quarry tiled floors. Oil-fired central heating boiler.

First Floor

Stairs lead up from the central hall to the landing. Window to front. Fitted storage cupboards.

Master Bedroom - 15' x 11'3 (4.57m x 3.43m)

Windows to front and rear. Fitted wardrobe units. Radiator.

Bathroom - 8'10 x 7'4 (2.69m x 2.24m)

Frosted windows to rear. Roll-top Victorian style bath with shower attachment. Low-level WC. Wash-hand basin. Tiled floor. Spotlights. Radiator.

Outside

The property is approached down a long driveway (over which it has a right of way) leading to a five bar gate into the private drive and large gravel parking and turning area, next to which is the BARN: currently sub-divided into a garage, utility room and further room which could make a home office or workshop - there may even be potential to create an annexe to the main home subject to planning consent). The gardens are extensive and private, around three quarters of an acre in all, with a large area of lawn, well-stocked flower beds and mature trees and shrubs, all in all an idyllic setting. There is a large triple-tiered York stone patio just outside the door from the sitting room, an ideal place to entertain, with lovely views down the garden. The garden has ornamental lighting and a garden tap. The owners have put in a large TIMBER OUTBUILDING: currently sub-divided into three sections with electric power, light, water and even drainage (the latter in place but not utilised) which could be used for a number of purposes (home office, artist's studio, workshop, garden sitting room, gym, teenager's den, even an annex - subject, in some cases, to consent) and is currently used as a stable, tack room, feed store and storage room.

Services and Other Information

Mains water, drainage and electricity. Oil-fired central heating.

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.