4 bedroom House - detached (Available)

Great Munden
£1,100,000
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Overview

EQUESTRIAN PROPERTY: A Victorian detached house in an idyllic rural location with excellent equestrian facilities including Olympic size menage and 5.5 acres. (Property Ref: 1685)

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Overall Description

Given that this property is owned by a rider in the British dressage team you won't be surprised to find that its equestrian facilities are superb, not just in their scope, but in the way that they have been laid out for maximum ease of use. There are seven stables in the main yard with tack-room, saddling room, feed store, tractor shed and office set amongst 5.5 acres of good well-drained pasture and mature gardens. This is complemented by the flood-lit Olympic size all weather menage, professional horse-walker, tractor shed and six more mobile loose-boxes making it the ideal property for those with serious equestrian ambitions either personally or as a small business (subject to consent). The Victorian detached house at the centre of the grounds, Keepers Cottage, has considerable period charm with plenty of character features including open fireplaces and cottage windows overlooking the surrounding farmland. The internal decor is a little tired so does offer buyers scope for modernisation to their own tastes, and there is also lapsed planning consent for a second storey extension adding further bedrooms which could be reapplied for. The property has three bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs but there is scope to use the family room as a fourth bedroom with en-suite shower room. There are two further receptions, both with open fireplaces, and a good-sized kitchen/breakfast room with large utility and garage, which has been converted into another tack-room. If you are looking for a property with period charm, the scope to add your own stamp, and serious equestrian credentials then please call us so that we can arrange to show you around.

Location

This charming and practical equestrian home sits on the edge of the village of Great Munden, so surrounded by beautiful open Hertfordshire countryside, and with excellent hacking accessible in the immediate local area. The location is wonderfully quiet and peaceful, with beautiful rural views, and yet is only a short drive from the A10 which provides easy access to the M25 and beyond. The picturesque county town of Hertford is around a 15 minute's drive away and has an excellent range of local shops, supermarkets and other amenities. It also has two railway stations with regular trains to Liverpool Street and Moorgate/Finsbury Park, with nearby Stevenage station providing further fast trains to Kings Cross.

Accommodation

From the gravel driveway the front door leads into the:

Entrance Hall - 5'11 x 5'11 (1.80m x 1.80m)

Window to each side. Victorian patterned tiled floor. Doors to sitting and dining rooms.

Sitting Room - 22' x 12'6 (6.71m x 3.81m)

Window to front and to side. Period fireplace with wooden mantel and marble surround. TV aerial point. Two radiators. Glazed door to patio.

Dining Room - 14'8 x 14'5 (4.47m x 4.39m)

Windows to front and side. Period fireplace with wooden mantel, marble surround and wood-burning stove. Three radiators. Stairs to first floor with under-stairs cupboard.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 18'5 widest x 15'7 widest (5.61m widest x 4.75m widest)

A large room divided into separate kitchen and dining areas. Window to side and French Doors to the side. Tiled floor. Kitchen units with wooden work-tops and sink unit. Electric oven and microwave. Gas hob. Fridge/freezer. Larder. Radiator.

Family Room/Bedroom Four - 14'10 x 10'5 (4.52m x 3.18m)

Window to side and rear. Oak floorboards. TV aerial point. Fitted shelving. Spotlights. Radiator. Door to:

En-Suite Shower Room - 6'6 x 6'5 (1.98m x 1.96m)

Fitted shower cubicle. Wash-hand basin. Low-level WC. Tiled walls and floor. Spotlights. Modern heated towel-rail. Loft hatch.

Boot Room - 7'8 x 6'6 (2.34m x 1.98m)

Accessed from the kitchen/breakfast room. Windows to front and side. Tiled floor. Double doors to gravel path leading to the front drive. Door to:

Utility Room - 15'4 x 5'1 (4.67m x 1.55m)

Window to side. Sink unit with work-top. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Tiled floor. Door to tack room. BOILER ROOM: with oil-fired central heating boiler.

Tack Room - 15'4 x 10'3 (4.67m x 3.12m)

Window to side.

First Floor - 14'1 x 4'5 (4.29m x 1.35m)

From the dining room stairs lead up to the landing. Window to rear. Radiator.

Master Bedroom - 13'4 x 11'4 (4.06m x 3.45m)

Window to side with countryside views. Two wardrobes. Wall-mounted TV aerial point. Radiator.

Bedroom Two - 12' x 11'5 (3.66m x 3.48m)

Window to side with rural views. Fitted wardrobe. Radiator.

Bedroom Three - 12'8 x 9'8 (3.86m x 2.95m)

Window to side overlooking fields. Radiator.

Bathroom - 9'8 x 6'11 (2.95m x 2.11m)

Window to rear. Panel bath with shower attachment. Wash-hand basin. Bidet. Low-level WC. Tiled floor and walls. Loft hatch. Airing cupboard with factory-lagged hot water cylinder and wooden slatted shelving.

Outside

The property is approached through a gateway onto a large gravel drive with ample space for parking and turning. The house has pleasant mature gardens to one side with patio area next to the door into the sitting room and step up to the lawn with an area of mature trees to the side. There is a separate gated entrance to the equestrian facilities with a concrete driveway leading up to the MAIN STABLE YARD (with electric light/power and water): This has concrete hard-standing with seven stables, tack-room, saddling room and office arranged around its edge. STABLES: 1-4 (13'8 x 12'), 5 (13'8 x 11'6), 6 (11'9 x 10'), 7 (11'2 x 10'). TACK ROOM: 20'10 widest x 17'8 with space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble-drier, TV aerial point and wall-mounted electric heater. SADDLING ROOM: 11' x 10'6. OFFICE: 17'8 x 12' with glazed door to front and window to side. FEED STORE. Immediately behind the main yard a gate leads into the Olympic size all-weather MENAGE: 60 metres x 20 metres with flood-lighting and equestrian rubber surface. There total land comes to around 5.5 acres and is sub-divided into four paddocks, the smallest one with one with a HORSE WALKER with concrete hard-standing. Next to this is a second area with a TRACTOR SHED: 18' x 15'8, OPEN FEED STORE: 18' x 12' and six more MOBILE LOOSEBOXES: all 12' x 11' on concrete bases.

Services and Other Information

Mains water and electricity. Private drainage (Septic tank). Oil-fired central heating. Bottled gas for hob in kitchen. The property had planning for a large second floor extension above the kitchen/dining room and family room to add further bedrooms upstairs which has lapsed but could be re-applied for.

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.