4 bedroom House - detached (Available)

Walkern
£650,000
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Overview

A large modern home in a Village location, with superb countryside views, that additionally offers a wealth of opportunity and flexibility for modern open-plan family living. (Property Ref: 1366)

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Overall Description

This large modern detached house offers growing families looking for a village lifestyle some excellent opportunities as its flexibility allows you to mould it to suit your exact needs, whether that be running your own business from home, creating an annexe for an elderly relative or teenager, converting part of the very large garage into another reception room, or adding further bedrooms over time, and thats just for starters! The current house is substantial, with nicely sized rooms and a light and open feel throughout, especially in open-plan sitting room and large adjoining conservatory where there is space for a dining table and chairs as well as a second seating area. The master suite is very generous with a stylish en-suite bathroom and its own staircase and there are three more very good-sized bedrooms and a family bathroom. The garage is huge and you could convert the back portion to create another family reception room (play room, office, gym or cinema) and still have a double garage left over. It was also built with the footings and ceiling joists for a second floor extension if you do need to add another bedroom or two over time (though this would require planning consent). The garden is a big selling point for family buyers as it has plenty of room to kick a football about but also has a superb entertaining area at the bottom with raised decking and a substantial garden studio, just the place for a pool table or cinema room. To the front is a carriage driveway with plenty of parking and turning space. And to top it all, despite being situated in the very centre of the village, the house has superb countryside views from the rear as well as the garden. So if you want a home that can grow with your family to meet their changing needs over the long term, then this substantial property is well worth a closer look.

Location

The property is located in the middle of the attractive village of Walkern which sits amongst open Hertfordshire countryside just a couple of miles East of Stevenage with plenty of footpaths and bridleways close by for keen walkers and cyclists. Walkern is a thriving community with excellent local amenities such as a well regarded primary school, village shop and Post Office, petrol station with garage, two pub/restaurants, sports and community hall, and even a DIY shop, art gallery and antiques shop. Just a ten minute drive away is the town of Stevenage with its excellent shops, schools and other facilities, the Old Town being well known for its good selection of pubs and restaurants. Stevenage also has regular fast trains to London Kings Cross, and also sits next to the A1, making it perfect for busy commuters who want to escape the rat race.

Accommodation

From the driveway a part-glazed front door leads into the:

Entrance Hall - 14'10 x 6'10 widest (4.52m x 2.08m widest)

Window to side. Stairs to first floor with under-stairs cupboard. Parquet floor. Radiator. Alarm control panel.

Cloakroom - 5'10 x 2'8 (1.78m x 0.81m)

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

Kitchen - 11'8 x 9'7 (3.56m x 2.92m)

Window to front. Range of kitchen units, roll-top work surfaces and one and a half bowl stainless steel sink unit. Space for electric range oven with six ring gas hob. Stainless steel extractor fan. Space for fridge/freezer. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Spotlights.

Sitting Room - 18'11 x 14'2 (5.77m x 4.32m)

Two windows to side. Open fireplace with ornate mantel/surround and stone hearth. Parquet flooring. TV aerial point. Two radiators. Open-plan into:

Conservatory - 17'2 x 12'8 (5.23m x 3.86m)

A large Upvc conservatory on a brick base with space for separate dining and seating areas and lovely views across the garden to the fields beyond. French doors to side. Two electric velux windows in vaulted ceiling. Tiled floor. Door to:

Rear Hall - 7'6 x 6'5 (2.29m x 1.96m)

Tiled floor. Doors to garden, garage and utility. Stairs to Master bedroom suite.

Utility Room - 7'5 x 5'11 (2.26m x 1.80m)

Window to rear. Kitchen units with roll-top work surface and space/plumbing for washing machine and tumble drier beneath. Tiled floor. Extractor fan. Radiator.

Garage - 31'1 x 15'2 widest (9.47m x 4.62m widest)

A very large garage space with electric double garage door to front, window to side, under-eaves storage and electric light/power. Potential to create another ground floor reception - say a family room, cinema, office or gym - and still leave a double garage to the front. The garage was built with foundations and roof joists for a second floor extension to add more bedrooms if so required (subject to planning).

First Floor

The first floor is accessed via two staircases, the first from the entrance hall to bedrooms two to four and the family bathroom, the second from the rear hall to the master suite. Loft (boarded with ladder and light).

Master Bedroom - 20'1 x 12'10 widest (6.12m x 3.91m widest)

Window to side and picture window to rear with lovely views over the garden to the open countryside beyond. Two double fitted wardrobes. Radiator. Door to:

En-Suite Shower Room - 10'8 x 7' (3.25m x 2.13m)

Frosted window to side. Double shower cubicle with tiled surround and glass shower screen. Low-level WC. Wash-hand basin. Electric heated towel rail. Spotlights. Tiled floor. Extractor fan.

Bedroom Two - 16'7 widest x 14'2 (5.05m widest x 4.32m)

Accessed from the main landing and also from the master bedroom. Window to front and to rear with countryside views. Area with space for dressing table. Two double wardrobes. Two radiators.

Bedroom Three - 10'7 x 10' (3.23m x 3.05m)

Window to front and side. Attractive open fireplace with patterned wood surround and tiled hearth. Airing cupboard with lagged hot water cylinder and wooden slatted shelving. Radiator.

Bathroom - 5'10 x 5'5 (1.78m x 1.65m)

Frosted window to side. Panel bath with electric shower above. Low-level WC. Wash-hand basin. Modern heated towel rail. Tiled walls.

Bedroom Four - 11'1 x 8'5 (3.38m x 2.57m)

Window to rear with countryside views. Telephone point. Radiator.

Outside

To the front of the property is a large carriage driveway with off-street parking for five plus cars, and turning. A gate leads down the side of the house to the large back garden which has a patio area next to the house. From here a path leads down the side of a good-sized lawn and flowerbeds to a substantial area of raised decking with open countryside directly behind making it an ideal family entertaining space. Next to the decking is a large GARDEN STUDIO: 24'6 x 14'6 widest with four windows (two overlooking the fields behind), electric power and light, currently used as a cinema and games room/office - an ideal space for a ping-pong or pool table to keep the teenagers entertained. There are two more GARDEN SHEDS as well as a SUMMERHOUSE. Garden pond.

Services and Other Information

Mains water, drainage, gas and electricity. Gas central heating. Alarm.

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.