ENTRANCE HALL * CLOAKROOM * SITTING ROOM * DINING ROOM * FAMILY ROOM * STUDY * KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM * UTILITY ROOM * MASTER BEDROOM WITH EN SUITE * FOUR FURTHER BEDROOMS * FAMILY BATHROOM * DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE & EXTENSIVE DRIVEWAY * MATURE, SOUTHERLY-FACING REAR GARDEN * ADDITIONAL `SECRET GARDEN` AREA * FRONT GARDEN
This handsome, detached, five bedroom home enjoys a tucked-away, exclusive location, just ten minutes` walk from Berkhamsted town centre.
Privately situated in an attractive cul-de-sac of just eight homes, originally built by Berkeley Homes, the property is the largest and, arguably, the best-sited in Larch Rise; its location, at the end of the road, offers peace, privacy and seclusion, set away from the hustle and bustle of the town, yet only a ten minute walk from the High Street, and within a mile of the station.
Inside, the beautifully presented accommodation is already generous, but has further scope to extend (subject to obtaining the necessary planning consent) without losing any garden space, or simply be re-modelled to create a more open-plan living style, if preferred. The ground floor includes a wide, welcoming entrance hall, and there are no less than four, large reception rooms, three of which enjoy glorious southerly views of the rear garden. The stylish kitchen/breakfast room comes complete with granite work surfaces and under floor heating, and there is also a good size, useful utility room immediately off it. Last but not least, there is also a good size cloakroom.
Upstairs, there are a total of five bedrooms, four of which are double bedrooms, and all of which benefit from having built-in wardrobes. The master bedroom also features a smart, contemporary en suite, and the remaining bedrooms are served by an equally smart family bathroom. Both bathrooms have under floor heating.
Outside, the property enjoys a tangible sense of space while, at the same time, a feeling of privacy and seclusion, and there are four distinct garden areas: The �secret garden`, located behind the double garage, is an afternoon sun-trap, perfect to enjoy an early evening barbeque in the summer; an attractive, lawned garden to the front; a side courtyard complete with storage sheds; and the principal rear garden, a mature plot, which enjoys a southerly aspect and a high degree of privacy. At around 60ft wide, it is equally large enough for the children to play, as it is to host a gathering of the largest group of family and friends.
Again, thanks to the unique position of the property in the road, there is ample parking for the largest of families. The driveway provides parking for around 4-5 cars, and the detached double garage, more generously proportioned than most, provides parking for a further two cars. The garage has an electrically operated door, and a large storage loft above.
Berkhamsted is a busy market town, located to the West of Hertfordshire and just 30 minutes from London by train. Perhaps the town`s most prominent role in National affairs came in 1066 when William the Conqueror was handed the English Crown. Berkhamsted Castle was built following the granting of the crown, and famous names associated with it include Geoffrey Chaucer who was Clerk of Works, and Thomas Becket who was Constable of the Castle in the 12th Century. Substantial ruins of the Castle still remain today.
Today, the town is highly desirable for commuters, with excellent transport links by road and rail. The mainline train station provides a regular and direct link to London Euston in a little over 30 minutes. Major road connections nearby include the M25 (J20) and the M1 (J8 and J9). 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 just minutes away in the surrounding countryside and on the National Trust`s 5,000 acre Ashridge Estate, while nearby golf courses include Ashridge, Berkhamsted, and The Grove. The area offers excellent schooling, including Berkhamsted School, founded in 1541, and Tring Park School for the Performing Arts.
Berkhamsted offers a wide range of shopping, from independent boutiques to National names such as Waitrose, M&S Simply Food and Laura Ashley. 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
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