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5 Bed Other  Under-Offer  Turnpike Lane SG5  Ickleford  Hitchin  Hertfordshire  SG5   - £700,000

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With its origins set back to 1760, 'Barn House' historically formed part of the stable block complex serving the larger Old Manor House located nearby. Subdivided into separate dwellings over time, further conversions have significantly altered the appearance of the home with a large side extension being completed in the 1980’s. As one would expect for a property of its age many period features remain today with the owners paying particular detail in maintaining its heritage but at the same time modernising it sufficiently to create a welcoming family home to enjoy.


STEP INSIDE
Secluded from the main street with all its ground floor windows facing into the court-yard the external double doors provide access into the entrance porch with decorative flagstone flooring and a separate downstairs cloakroom. Flooded with light the stained glass doors provide a first glimpse into the main part of the house which opens up into a vast sitting room. With a featured fireplace, wood burner and period beams this impressive room extends 24ft and connects the stairs to the upper floor and access into the study. At the opposite end of the sitting room is the open plan kitchen/dining room. As with the previous room, the southern flanked windows provide ambient light, which in truth, one would not anticipate with a property of this age. This spacious room benefits from bespoke hand crafted kitchen units, terracotta floor tiles and Tudor beams. At the far end a door gives access to the boot room and utility space which accesses the garden.

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Upstairs the bedrooms are all positioned off a central landing with the master bedroom and en-suite at one end. There are two further bedrooms being served by a family bathroom with a door accessing the fourth and fifth bedroom which was once used as part of an Annexe for a live in nanny, complete with kitchenette and further washing facilities and a Wet room. With the garage directly below there is the possibility to create additional stairs to segregate the wing from the main house and convert the ground floor into a further living area S.T.P.P.

STEP OUTSIDE
The property sits off Turnpike Lane in the heart of the village with the south facing garden in front of the house. A shingled courtyard area leads to both Barn House and a neighbouring residence with ample parking in front of the double garage. Laid to lawn, the garden stretches the whole of the width of the house and benefits with a lawn, patio, hedged screening and herbaceous borders. A pleasant outlook, the garden enjoys the warmth of the sun throughout the day and serves as a relaxing space to unwind or relax. To the side of the property, a wrought iron gate gives pedestrian access out into the village.

ABOUT THE AREA
Ickleford is a large village located on the outskirts of Hitchin in Hertfordshire. Often featured as one of the best places to live in the UK and regularly featured in �top 10 towns� countdowns in glossy magazines, Hitchin is clearly favoured with commuters but it also offers a wide selection of excellent pubs, restaurants, bars and places to socialise. Ickleford itself boosts a gastro pub, two traditional public houses, a village hall, local shop and Ickleford Primary School. There are many favoured walks in the area with the now famous �Lavender fields� at the Northern end of the village.

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By road the A1 (M) is 5 miles from the property linking London and Cambridge to the North. The nearest airport is London Luton which is 11 miles away with the M1 motorway at junction 10 is 10.9 miles both via the A505 and A1081. By rail, Ickleford can be linked to London via Hitchin being 2 miles south of the property and is on the London Kings Cross east coast mainline with the fastest service to London Kings Cross taking just 28 minutes, to Cambridge takes 33 minutes and Peterborough, 38 minutes.

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