Situated at the end of a private driveway which serves just four homes, The Grove House is undoubtedly a hidden gem in Tring. Believed to date to the late Georgian era, it has today been beautifully restored to its former glory by the present owners, who have devoted much time and effort into researching and sourcing the features of the period. Tastefully decorated in muted, restful colours, the house has also been cleverly extended to provide the perfect marriage of old and new, offering the best of both worlds to the discerning buyer; the elegance of a classic period home, coupled with the benefits of a large, contemporary kitchen/dining room, perfect for today`s family.
Elegance and grace are to be found round every corner. The stylish, circular front garden with lavender borders and central fountain, for example, together with the beautiful entrance portico, give the taste of things to follow. Inside, the large, welcoming entrance hall with its high ceiling and gorgeous, original, twisting staircase in pitch pine continue the theme. The two primary reception rooms each have a fireplace, and the glorious sash windows also feature their original, fully working window shutters.
Further down the hallway, a generous, dual aspect study can be found, together with a stylish cloakroom/wet room. However it is at the back of the house where classic, period elegance meets contemporary, to create the ultimate open-plan kitchen/dining room. Triple aspect and with views over the rear garden, this breathtaking 23ft room is luxuriously fitted with bespoke, solid wood, painted kitchen cabinets, complimented by polished granite black worksurfaces. The decadent dining area is bathed in light through an atrium skylight above and, last but not least, there is a useful utility room too.
Upstairs, the sumptuous landing is large enough to be used as an occasional sitting area and leads to three double bedrooms, together with a handsome, luxurious spa-style family bathroom, complete with freestanding roll-top bath and wet-room shower. Upstairs again to the second floor, the fourth double bedroom is to be found, plus a good-size attic.
Outside, the enclosed, mature rear garden is well stocked, and a detached former coach house/garage provides very useful storage. There is car parking at the front of the property.
The appeal of The Grove House is undeniable � an elegant, family-friendly period residence with parking, situated in a coveted location in a prestigious part of Tring, just a few minutes` walk to the town`s highly regarded schools.
The property is situated in a tucked-away private driveway serving four houses, just off Grove Road, a highly sought after location around ten minutes` walk from Tring School, and just over a mile from the train station.
Tring is a pretty market town on the edge of the Chiltern Hills, mentioned in 1086 in the Doomsday book. The town offers a wide range of recreational facilities, including a branch of the Natural History Museum, the Grand Union Canal, Pendley Court Theatre, and various sporting activities. Local shopping facilities are also varied and include a selection of independent boutiques, plus larger chains such as Tesco and M&S Simply Food. There are also a number of restaurants and cafes, including Costa and Prezzo. Nearby Berkhamsted offers a further range of facilities, including Waitrose, Brasserie Blanc and Carluccio`s.
Buckinghamshire`s County Town, Aylesbury, is around 8 miles and boasts a multiplex cinema, shopping centres, and a recently completed �42 million theatre.
The area boasts some excellent educational facilities, including Tring School which is around a ten minute walk. For those wishing to use the independent sector, Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, Berkhamsted School, and Chesham Preparatory School all have superb reputations.
London is easily accessible. Both commuters to town, and those seeking some retail therapy at Westfield, are well catered for with Tring station providing regular and direct train services to London Euston and Shepherds Bush in a little over 40 minutes. Road links nearby include the A41, which provides dual carriageway access direct to the M25 (J20). The M1 (J8) can be accessed at Hemel Hempstead.
Dacorum Borough Council
Entrance hall : Ground floor cloakroom / Wet room : Sitting room : Family room : Study : Open-plan kitchen/dining room : Utility room : Four double bedrooms : First floor family bath / wet room : Detached coach house / Garage : Parking area : Gardens to front and rear
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