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6 bed detached house for sale

£2,250,000 Guide price

Grove Mill Lane, Watford, Hertfordshire WD17

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Property description

The House:
The property lies behind a five-bar gate which reveals a gravel forecourt with ample parking space for several cars. Entering through the front door, one can appreciate that this house is an architectural gem. It retains many of its original features and feels like a step back in time. The tessellated flooring is stunning and leads to a dining room on one side and living room on the other. Both rooms are double-aspect and have bay windows and fireplaces. At the far end of the hall, doors lead to the morning room and the kitchen/breakfast room with its flagstone flooring, then onwards to the large utility room, larder and store.

The staircase is panelled to the side and has a beautifully carved bannister. It opens onto the landing on the first floor and three large bedrooms. The current owners have created a partition within one of the bedrooms to create a fourth, smaller room. Additionally, there are two family bathrooms.

The second floor is home to a well lit, self-contained flat with its own separate access to the rear of the property. There is enormous potential to develop the property generally subject to obtaining local authority permission. Views from the upper floor across neighbouring countryside and the golf course instil a wonderful sense of height. The sitting room and kitchen are both double-aspect. There are two generous bedrooms and a spacious dining room spanning the depth of the house.

Situation
As well as enjoying semi-rural views, the property is close to Watford town centre and its excellent selection of restaurants and shops, including the Intu Shopping Centre. There is a wide choice of well-regarded state and private schools in the local area, including Watford Grammar Schools for boys and girls, Cassiobury Junior School and Nascot Wood Junior School.

Outside
The true charm of the property lies in its remarkable grounds, its proximity to the Grove golf course and the canal which is strewn with lilies. Most of the gardens are laid to lawn. An interesting feature is the air-raid shelter, bedecked with foliage, which serves as a garden store. This would offer development potential subject to planning permission and local authority consent.

Additional Information
The History:
The Old Mill House was built in the late 19th century. It is an impressive building of yellow stock brick with red brick banding and arches as well as unusual detailing to consoles supporting the first floor window sills. It forms part of the Grove Mill Lane Conservation Area because of its historic significance. The neighbouring former corn mill is believed to have been in operation at the time of the Domesday Book.

Local Authority: Three Rivers District Council.

EPC for 2 The Grove Mill: Current:D. Potential: C.
EPC for Upper Flat: Current: D. Potential:D.

Property info

Floorplan(s): Floorplan Floorplan

Floorplan View original

Market activity
Average price paid £491,112 Sales 198 Current average value £558,339 (Zoopla Zed-Index) Value change £5,099 ▲ 0.92%

Property value data/graphs for WD17

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £964,591 £498 4.1 £876,942
Semi-detached £654,405 £485 3.6 £591,940
Terraced £427,988 £453 2.8 £415,477
Flats £307,501 £469 1.8 £299,704

Current asking prices in WD17

Average: £577,070
Avg. current asking prices in WD17
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses - £532,500
(6)
£605,579
(24)
£848,945
(19)
£1,004,285
(7)
Flats £215,772
(18)
£308,072
(20)
£499,950
(1)
- -
All £215,772
(18)
£359,863
(26)
£601,354
(25)
£848,945
(19)
£1,004,285
(7)

Current asking rents in WD17

Average: £1,119 pcm
Avg. current asking prices in WD17
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £533 pcm
(3)
£1,125 pcm
(2)
£1,811 pcm
(4)
£2,074 pcm
(4)
-
Flats £865 pcm
(41)
£1,363 pcm
(38)
£1,395 pcm
(1)
- -
All £842 pcm
(44)
£1,351 pcm
(40)
£1,728 pcm
(5)
£2,074 pcm
(4)
-

Fun facts for WD17

Highest value in WD17
Highest value streets Zed-Index
Rufford Close £1,408,948
Lingfield Way £1,229,479
Roughwood Close £1,113,101
Nascot Wood Road £1,103,724
Devereux Drive £1,094,010
Highest turnover in WD17
Highest turnover streets Turnover
Grandfield Avenue 61.7%
Lockhart Road 38.8%
Terrace Gardens 36.8%
Herga Court 33.3%
Langwood Gardens 33.3%

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Nearby transport

  • Watford (1.4 miles)
  • Watford Junction (1.6 miles)
  • Watford North (1.7 miles)
  • London Heathrow Airport (13.8 miles)
  • London Luton Airport (14.0 miles)
  • London City Airport (23.9 miles)
  • Kew Pier (14.4 miles)
  • Richmond St. Helena Pier (15.9 miles)
  • Richmond Landing Stage (16.0 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Holy Rood Catholic Primary School (0.5 miles)
  • Cassiobury Infant and Nursery School (0.6 miles)
  • Cassiobury Junior School (0.7 miles)
  • West Herts College (1.4 miles)
  • The Watford UTC (1.8 miles)
  • London School of Theology (4.3 miles)
  • Watford Grammar School for Boys (1.6 miles)
  • Stanborough Secondary School (1.6 miles)
  • International Stanborough School (1.6 miles)
Note: Distances are straight line measurements

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Hamptons International - Rickmansworth Sales, WD3 on +44 1923 908901 * (local rate)

Monthly running costs Beta

£8,326 Monthly total

Mortgage

Purchase price
Deposit (10%) 225,000
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 1.5
Your payment £8,098 /mo How Much Could I Borrow

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Home Insurance

Rebuild value up to £511,000 Contents value up to £140,000 Average insurance cost £42/mo (£501/yr)
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Home insurance costs explained

Home Insurance is based on the average price of a building and contents quote for a property in this area in the last 48 months.

Source: Autonet Insurance Ltd

Energy

Gas £66 Electricity £78 Estimated energy cost £144/mo

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Energy costs explained

The estimated energy cost for this property has been calculated using actual energy usage data for a property of this type, number of bedrooms and region.

Estimated consumption

Gas: 24900 kWh/year
Electricity: 6800 kWh/year

Source: National Energy Efficiency Data Framework

Water

Supply £23 Sewerage £19 Estimated water cost £42 /mo
Water costs explained

Water consumption is based on average water usage for the predicted occupancy of the property based on the number of bedrooms.

Total annual consumption (in cubic meters) is then averaged into a monthly cost.

Note: If you have 2 separate suppliers for water and sewage, you may receive 2 separate bills.

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