4 bedroom Bungalow (Available)

Watton At Stone
£1,195,000
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Overview

A substantial detached home with annexe, stables, paddock and direct access to excellent hacking across the local countryside. (Property Ref: 1359)

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Overall Description

This is a substantial detached bungalow in a lovely quiet edge of village location that makes a lovely large family home with plenty of space to spread out, would also suit buyers looking for a proper annexe for an elderly relative - and if you need even more space there is live planning consent for a substantial rear extension to create an even larger family home if so desired. The bungalow is ideal for families looking to keep horses and/or ponies as it has excellent stable-block with four loose-boxes, a tack room, feed store and a half acre turn-out paddock, but the owners supplement this by renting the adjoining two acre paddock from a neighbour and a further five acres across the lane from the church - and both arrangements we believe could be continued by mutual consent if so desired. The gardens are lovely and mature with good-sized lawn, wooded areas and flower beds - the plot being around an acre in all. There is plenty of parking and an integrated double garage and the house is only a shortish walk to the centre of the village and the station. For more information or to book a viewing please call today.

Location

The property is located in the village of Watton-at-Stone which is popular because it has a railway station (ten minute's walk away) with regular trains to London Moorgate/Finsbury Park and Stevenage, and also because it is a thriving community with very good village facilities including doctor's surgery (with dispensary), dentists, general store, Post Office, village bakers, family butchers, hairdressers, Chinese take-away, a number of good pubs, as well as the village church (St Mary's), Methodist Church, Memorial Hall and playing fields, (see www.wattonatstone.info for more details). The location is especially popular with young families who want to live a quieter more rural lifestyle with their children which is helped by the excellent schools in the local area including the well-regarded village Preschool, Primary and Nursery Schools, Heath Mount Prep-School and further very good schools, private and public, in Hertford and the surrounding areas. The riding is excellent in the local area and the property has access to the rear onto Perrywood Lane with excellent hacking just up the road in Bramfield Forest and along the many bridleways and green lanes criss-crossing the local countryside. Further amenities and shopping are to be found at Hertford, Welwyn Garden City and Stevenage and the village is accessible to the A1 at Stevenage and A10 at Ware.

Accommodation

From the driveway steps lead up to the front doors into the:

Entrance Hall - 18' x 8'3 (5.49m x 2.51m)

Tiled floor. Window to side. Telephone point. Radiator.

Kitchen - 11' x 8' (3.35m x 2.44m)

Window to front. Kitchen units with roll-top work surfaces, breakfast bar and double bowl stainless steel sink unit. Space for electric cooker and hob with extractor over. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Tiled floor. Radiator.

Utility Room - 8'4 x 8'2 (2.54m x 2.49m)

Window to rear. Kitchen units, work-tops with space and plumbing for washing machine beneath. Stainless steel sink and drainer. Space for fridge/freezer. Spotlights. Tiled floor. Glazed door to rear garden.

Dining Room - 16'11 x 12'11 (5.16m x 3.94m)

French Doors out to garden with countryside views. Window to side. Airing cupboard with factory lagged hot water cylinder. Radiator. Open-plan into the:

Sitting Room - 20' x 13'7 (6.10m x 4.14m)

Windows to front and rear. Feature open fireplace with brick surround, wood-burning stove and tiled hearth. TV aerial point. Radiator.

Bedroom One - 17'2 x 16'6 (5.23m x 5.03m)

Two windows to rear with attractive views. Telephone point. Radiator.

Bedroom Two - 16'6 x 9'1 (5.03m x 2.77m)

Two windows to front. Fitted wardrobes with cupboards and drawers. Radiator.

Bedroom Three - 11'11 x 9'7 (3.63m x 2.92m)

Window to rear. Fitted double wardrobes with cupboard over. Radiator. Door to:

En-Suite Bathroom - 7'4 x 5'5 (2.24m x 1.65m)

Frosted windows to rear and side. Panel bath with shower above. Low-level WC. Wash-hand basin. Heated towel rail.

Bathroom - 7'7 x 7' (2.31m x 2.13m)

Ceiling sky-light. Corner bath with shower above. Low-level WC. Wash-hand basin with cupboard beneath. Heated towel rail. Spotlights. Tiled floor.

Annexe - 9'2 x 7'5 (2.79m x 2.26m)

From the main entrance hall a door leads into the annexe hallway. Separate stable-style front door. Oak flooring. Radiator.

Family/Living Room - 20'1 x 16'11 (6.12m x 5.16m)

Bay window with French doors out to front patio. Windows to either side. Oak flooring. Radiator. Plumbing in place for kitchen in corner if so desired.

Bedroom Four - 11'11 x 10' (3.63m x 3.05m)

Window to side. Fitted wardrobes. Radiator.

Shower Room - 8'6 x 5'9 (2.59m x 1.75m)

Frosted window to side. Fitted shower cubicle with tiled surround. Low-level WC. Wash-hand basin with vanity unit and cupboard. Modern heated towel rail. Extractor fan. Spotlights.

Outside

To the front of the property the driveway rises up from the road to a parking area next to the DOUBLE GARAGE: Built in under the house with double garage door, electric light and power, window and door to rear. The front garden has a wooden area next to a lawn and raised patio for the annexe. The back garden has a separate patio area leading on the the lawn and STABLE BLOCK: Four loose-boxes, tack room and feed store with electric power. The property owns an area of paddock, around half an acre, beyond the stables which has a gate leading to a right of way to Perrywood Lane providing separate rear access to the property and an easy route for hacking out across local countryside. The owners have been renting the two and a half acre paddock adjoining their land for many years and it is believed that this arrangement could continue should you so wish. The owners also rent two separate paddocks across the road to the front of the property, one of around two acres, the other of around three, from St Albans Diocese for around £1,000 per annum. The current agreement is until 2019 and this may also be able to be carried on with the new owners if desired. Total plot owned by the property including gardens and paddock: approx 1 acre. Total rented acreage: approx seven and a half acres.

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.