Porch : Entrance hall : Sitting room : Dining room : Kitchen/breakfast room : Utility room : Rear vestibule : Cellar : Master bedroom with en suite : Two further double bedrooms : Family bathroom : Brick built outbuilding : Mature, enclosed gardens to front, sides and rear : Double garage
** NO UPPER CHAIN**
Berkhamsted mainline train station (London Euston approx. 30 mins) � 4.5 miles
M25 (J20) � 11.5 miles
M1 (J8) � 10.5 miles
St Albans � 14 miles
Heathrow airport - 32 miles
London - 34 miles
(All times and distances are approximate)
Terracotta mullions, steep red tiled roofs and lattice cast iron windows are all the hallmarks of a property that was once part of the Bridgewater Estate - and this early19th Century Grade ll listed detached home is no exception.
Connoisseurs of Little Gaddesden will be aware of the exterior of this beautiful property, nestling as it does between the village shop/post office and the Bridgewater Arms, literally in the heart of this prestigious village.
But what they will not be familiar with are the treasures to be found within.
As one enters through the garden gate and up the pathway to the magnificent front door, take a moment to pause and appreciate the intricate barley-twist brick edging of the handsome porch with its leaded light windows to the side. Once the door opens, a wide hallway with well-worn black and red quarry tiles sets the scene for what is to come.
A dual aspect dining room to the left and a beamed sitting room to the right, both with exposed brick fireplaces, are both fine rooms in which to entertain or just relax. The sitting room, extended to the rear, is a charming room for all seasons; snuggle up to the fire in winter, or gaze out through the French doors onto the garden and flagstone terrace in the summer.
To the rear part of the hallway, with its well-trodden exposed brick flooring, is a door leading to a full height cellar. The kitchen/breakfast room enjoys a dual aspect and also boasts a vaulted ceiling, while the utility room and rear vestibule have the most wonderful flagstone floor.
Upstairs is as charming as can be; three double bedrooms, two with feature fireplaces, fan off from the spacious landing, proffering every bit as much character as downstairs, while a family bathroom and en suite are a nod to present day living.
Externally, the rear garden is larger than you may imagine, with a flagstone sun terrace and a lawn that wraps around the side, enjoying a high degree of privacy. The front garden is hidden from the road by a variety of mature foliage.
Last but not least, the property is also remarkably well catered for in terms of storage; all three bedrooms feature fitted wardrobes, the sizeable cellar of course, and there is a large loft. Outside, a gorgeous, original brick built outbuilding can be found to the rear of the house, and, most unusually for a property of this age, there is a double garage.
Available to the market for the first time in 20 years and with no onward chain, 14 Little Gaddesden is sure to attract a flurry of interest from buyers from far � and near.
The sought after village of Little Gaddesden lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, amidst some 5,000 acres of National Trust land.
Village facilities include a Church, village hall, shop and post office, an excellent C-of-E primary school, bowls club and a popular pub and restaurant.
Just four miles away from this idyllic setting, is the prestigious market town of Berkhamsted, located to the west of Hertfordshire. A highly desirable commuter town, Berkhamsted offers a wide range of shopping, from independent boutiques to national names such as Waitrose, Laura Ashley and Boots. The Grand Union Canal runs through the town, and there are many bars, restaurants and cafes creating something of a metropolitan ambiance.
The area has excellent transport links by road and rail. The mainline train station in Berkhamsted provides a regular and direct link to London Euston in a little over 30 minutes. Major road connections nearby include the M25 and the M1, while the A41 dual carriageway runs to the South of the town, providing an excellent connection to Hemel Hempstead, Watford, Tring and Aylesbury.
There is a good range of leisure facilities in the area. There is walking and riding on your doorstep, in beautiful surrounding countryside. Nearby golf courses include Ashridge, Berkhamsted, Mentmore and The Grove.
The area offers excellent schooling, including the independent Berkhamsted School, founded in 1541, and Tring Park School for the Performing Arts.
The larger towns of Hemel Hempstead and Watford offer wider facilities, including Debenhams and John Lewis department stores respectively. Milton Keynes and London are both easily accessible too.
Dacorum Borough Council
All occupier`s fixtures & fittings are specifically excluded from the sale. Measurements are approximate. Photographs, floorplans & description are for guidance only and do not form any part of a contract of sale. Mains services have not been tested.