A delightful detached family house set on a plot of nearly two acres (situated near the hamlet of Buckland) with superb rural views of adjacent North Hertfordshire countryside. The house offers over 3000 sq.ft. (300 sq.m) of floor space. With origins dating back to 1965, this property was completely re-built and extended during the 1980’s and now offers five spacious bedrooms, four bath/shower rooms, a large double glazed conservatory, downstairs cloakroom/WC, four reception rooms and a good sized kitchen – the layout provides numerous possibilities for flexible living. Externally there are mature landscaped gardens with well-manicured hedges enclosing lawns, terraces & vegetable garden, all connected by well-maintained pathways. There are a variety of outbuildings including a Summerhouse with light & power, double garage with workshop above, heated kennels, reception office, and a shingle driveway providing off street parking for numerous vehicles.
Over entrance door leading into:
Sizeable Reception Hall (3.96m x 3.15m (13'0 x 10'4))
Large low level recess for storage.
Bedroom Five (& En-Suite Shower Room) (3.99m x 3.81m (13'1 x 12'6))
Kitchen (4.09m x 3.66m (13'5 x 12'0))
Range of wall and base units. Integrated appliances including Rangemaster Calor gas fired cooking range.
Dining Area (6.30m x 2.26m (20'8 x 7'5))
Lounge/Reception Room (6.30m x 5.26m (20'8 x 17'3))
Fireplace containing multi-fuel burner.
Dining Room (4.95m x 3.81m (16'3 x 12'6))
Sitting Room (4.95m x 3.40m (16'3 x 11'2))
Conservatory (5.94m x 4.45m (19'6" x 14'7))
Upvc double glazed, with various doors to outside space.
First Floor Landing
Hatch to large fully boarded loft space with adequate lighting.
Bedroom One (& En-Suite Bathroom) (5.79m x 4.19m (19'0 x 13'9))
Bedroom Two (& En-Suite Shower Room) (5.26m x 4.39m (17'3 x 14'5))
Bedroom Three (6.81m x 2.69m (22'4 x 8'10))
Dressing Room/Study (2.54m x 1.24m (8'4 x 4'1))
This room is currently being used as a study.
Bedroom Four (4.70m x 2.84m (15'5 x 9'4))
Three piece suite with p-shaped bath, wash hand basin & low flush WC. Separate shower cubicle.
Leading to parking for numerous vehicles.
Detached Double Garage (7.19m x 5.11m (23'7 x 16'9))
Loft room with three phase electricity supply.
Mainly laid to lawn with side gate leading to:
Side & Rear Gardens
Mainly laid to lawn, with two pergolas and a hedge enclosed vegetable patch. The garden contains the following buildings:
Summerhouse (4.70m x 4.50m (15'5 x 14'9))
With light and power connected. Upvc double glazed windows and door, kitchen area, electric storage heaters, shower room with low level WC.
Greenhouse & Storage Shed
Open sided storage shed for logs and garden machinery.
Nb: The current owners have had formal permission to construct a barn (to house a maximum of 40 chickens and 2 horses), and have constructed footings for this structure which are cleverly hidden beneath the lawn (this permission lapsed recently). Further details available upon request.
Reception Cabin (2.90m x 2.79m (9'6 x 9'2))
With light and power connected. Gate to wide pathway leading down to:
Grooming Parlour (3.99m x 3.81m (13'1 x 12'6))
With bath and four pens, electric heater and water heater connected.
22 Heated Kennels
With each kennel able to house two dogs and with radio connected. Outside enclosed space for each kennel with double glazed door to sleeping area. The kennels overlook a well-lit exercise area. There is also a grass run which is enclosed by a high hedge.
Cattery (5.99m x 3.81m (19'8 x 12'6))
Heated cattery with seven pens. Light and power connected. Small wash hand basin.
Prep Room (5.11m x 4.19m (16'9 x 13'9))
Directly accessed from patio area, and with light & power connected, wash hand basin and low flush WC.
There is a four chamber septic pit located in the garden to the rear of the house. There are two hot water tanks in the house and a water softener. Central heating to the house is provided by an oil fired boiler. The owners have built the kennels/cattery business up over the last 30 years (formerly a smaller kennels business). Details of turnover and licensing requirements can be discussed with the present owners. However, the current owners are not taking bookings for their kennels or cattery beyond December 2019.
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