3 bedroom House - detached (Sold)

Westmill
£725,000
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Overview

A most attractive Grade II Listed C17th detached cottage with good-sized garden and considerable potential in a prominent central position in this very popular village. (Property Ref: 684)

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Overall Description

This is a most attractive Grade II Listed detached house, dating back to at least the 17th Century, and which started life as two farmworkers cottages and a Dairy before being made into one dwelling in the 1960s. The house is well set back from the road and in a lovely central location in this most attractive and desirable village. The house has been in the same family for forty two years and does need some internal modernisation but with its oak doors, inglenook fireplace and exposed beams it offers the rare opportunity to create your ideal character home to your own tastes. The property has two double bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs, the second being en-suite. Downstairs is plenty of living space with a characterful sitting room with open fireplace, dining room, kitchen, boot room and utility, as well as a study which can be used as a third double bedroom. The property has pleasant gardens and ample parking as well as a former Coach House which is now a detached double garage with annexe room, which has been used for extra bedroom space, but could serve a number of uses such as a home office, teenager's den or even a gym. If you are looking for a period property that you can put your own stamp on and also want to become part of village life in a thriving local community then please come and have a look around this charming home.

Location

Westmill is a quintessential English village with attractive village green at its heart as well as a village pub/restaurant, tea rooms, church (St Mary the Virgin) and village Hall (with nursery). The village has a number of Grade II Listed properties at its centre and is surrounded by pleasant Hertfordshire countryside, so perfect for anyone wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. The attractive small town of Buntingford is around a mile and a half away up the A10 and has good local facilities including schools, excellent local shops, pubs, tea rooms, etc. The A10 provides access to London to the south and Cambridge to the north and there are railway stations at Bishops Stortford and Stevenage, both around a 20 minute drive, with regular services to London.

Accommodation

From the driveway, steps lead down to the oak front door into the:

Entrance Hall - 10' x 7'5 widest (3.05m x 2.26m widest)

Two windows to front. Radiator. Stairs to first floor with under-stairs cupboard housing electrics (three phases in house)..

Cloakroom - 7'3 x 5'9 widest (2.21m x 1.75m widest)

Frosted window to rear. Low-level WC. Wash-hand basin.

Study/Bedroom Three - 14'4 x 13'6 (4.37m x 4.11m)

Window to front. French doors to rear. Fireplace with wooden mantel.

Sitting Room - 14'2 x 15'4 (4.32m x 4.67m)

Window to front. Two windows to rear. Inglenook fireplace with brick surround, oak mantel and tiled hearth. Exposed beams. Telephone point. Two radiators.

Dining Room - 15'1 x 14'2 (4.60m x 4.32m)

Two windows to rear. Two radiators. Shelving. Exposed timbers.

Kitchen - 12' x 11'8 (3.66m x 3.56m)

Originally the Dairy. Two windows to front. Kitchen units with work-tops and one and a half bowl stainless steel sink. Oil-fired Aga (not currently operational).

Rear Lobby - 3'5 x 3'1 (1.04m x 0.94m)

Cupboard. Door to:

Boot Room - 14'2 x 4'6 (4.32m x 1.37m)

Window to side. Door to garden.

Boiler Room/Utility - 12' x 4'6 (3.66m x 1.37m)

Window to side. Oil-fired central heating boiler.

First Floor - 10'2 x 7'4 (3.10m x 2.24m)

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

Master Bedroom - 19'11 widest x 14'8 (6.07m widest x 4.47m)

One large and one small window to front. Window to rear. Fitted wardrobe (said to have been a priest hole). Exposed timbers. Radiator. Low door to:

En-Suite Bathroom - 13'11 x 8'4 (4.24m x 2.54m)

Window to side. Panel bath. Low-level WC. Vanity unit with wash-hand basin. Shaver socket. Storage cupboard. Under-eaves cupboards. Airing cupboard.

Bedroom Two - 14'5 x 13'6 (4.39m x 4.11m)

Windows to front and back. Fitted wardrobes. Radiator.

Bathroom - 7'6 x 5'11 (2.29m x 1.80m)

Frosted window to rear. Panel bath. Low-level WC. Wash-hand basin. Two towel rails. Shaver socket. Loft hatch (large loft with water tanks).

Outside

The property is approached through double gates in the front wall leading to a large private driveway with ample parking and turning space. There is a good-sized area of lawn with flowerbed borders in the front garden next to the COACH HOUSE which is now subdivided into a garage and annexe. GARAGE/ANNEXE: 24'8 x 17'3 Electric garage door through to double garage with two windows to front and one to rear. Door to ANNEXE ROOM: 17'3 x 14'5 with window to front and side, wash-hand basin with tiled splash-back, shaver socket - original Coach House hooks and exposed beams. SHED housing oil tank. Gates lead around both sides of the house to the back garden which has another lawn with flower bed borders, garden path and a GREENHOUSE and GARDEN SHED.

Services and Other Information

Mains water, drainage and electricity. Oil-fired central heating. Oil-fired AGA (not currently operational). Partial secondary glazing. French drains recently put in around the annexe. Grade II Listed.

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.