Property Ref: 61261
Walkern is a select and pretty village set through country lanes approximately four miles from the nearest train station in Stevenage which has fast regular trains to London Kings Cross (approx 23 minutes). Within the village there are local shops including a convenience store, renowned tea rooms, pubs, restaurants and a highly regarded infant/junior school which has an OFSTED rating of "Good"
Impressive traditional panelled front door below a curved pediment flanked by square columns finished with tuscan capitals and box bases. Victorian bell pull.
Finished with attractive oak flooring and period dado wall panels with ornate plaster coving and window to the side elevation. Doors to:
Fitted with a traditional white wall mounted hand wash basin and a high level wc with chrome fittings, period wall panelling, period style chrome towel radiator, travertine floor tiles, storage cupboard and window to the side elevation.
A wide welcoming introduction to this fantastic family home featuring continuation of the oak flooring and period dado panels with ornate plaster coving and ceiling rose, central heating thermostat, traditional column radiators and an impressive wide, quarter turn staircase rising to the first floor with oak hand rails, newel posts and balustrades finished chrome stair rods and period dado panels. Sash window to the front elevation, ornate plaster coving and doors to:
Originally the Rectory Office with a second door opening directly to the entrance hallway, featuring a wood burning stove with oak bessemer with built-in cabinets to either side with bookshelves over, alarm control panel, traditional column radiator, plaster coving and sash window to the front elevation.
(Measurements exclude the snug recess). The highlight of this home is the stunning open-plan family kitchen opening directly to an exposed oak framed orangery extension with full height double glazed windows and french doors overlooking the grounds finished with a glazed lantern flooding the room with natural light. The kitchen is defined by a comprehensive range of sage green bespoke kitchen cabinets and matching welsh dressers by Howdens, finished with a combination of deep Labrador antique granite and oak butchers block work surfaces extending to a substantial central matching island finished with Labrador antique granite extending to a substantial oak breakfast bar including an inset white double ceramic sink unit with mixer tap with triflow filtered water mixer tap. The kitchen cabinets incorporate a number of storage features including pull-out wire racked larder storage, deep pan drawers and oak trays. A range of integrated appliances include full height separate fridge and freezers, dishwasher, drinks fridge and a substantial Lacanche range oven with stainless steel splashback and extractor canopy above. Travertine floor tiles extending to the Orangery providing a substantial seating area with views over the grounds. Downlighters and a total of four traditional column radiators.
A most comfortable quiet recess set back from the kitchen featuring continuation of the travertine floor tiles and original cast iron range with downlighters, traditional column radiator and sash window to the front elevation. Part-glazed door from the kitchen to:
Fitted with a matching range of base and eye level units finished with oak butchers block work surfaces with an inset stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, oak part-glazed door to the front of the property with an oak stable door opening to the rear garden. Door to:
Fitted with a low level wc, wall mounted hand wash basin and a walk-in wet room shower area with wall mounted shower, natural stone wall and floor tiles, chrome towel radiator, downlighters and extractor fan.
Of excellent proportions, ideal for entertaining featuring continuation of the oak flooring, two traditional column radiators with a full height glazed casement door with toplite and side windows opening directly to the rear garden with a further window to the side elevation, plaster coving and ceiling rose. Feature wood burning stove with a slate hearth and oak bessemer.
A most comfortable room featuring a triple aspect with sash windows to the front and side elevations side with a full height glazed casement door with toplite and side windows opening directly to the rear garden. Three traditional column radiators and feature white fireplace with living flame gas fire set to a pewter surround. Storage cabinet to recess with display shelves over, plaster coving and ceiling roses.
An impressive first floor landing with access to the loft space with loft ladder, double airing cupboard with hot water tank and laundry shelves, period dado panels with ornate plaster coving and ceiling rose, traditional column radiator, sash window to the front elevation and doors to:
Featuring a dual aspect provided by sash windows to both the rear and side elevations, plaster coving, downlighters and traditional column radiator. Oak doors to:
Fitted with a white suite comprising a vanity hand wash basin set to granite vanity shelf with cupboard below, low level wc with push button flush and a walk-in double shower cubicle with fitted shower, chrome towel radiator, porcelain wall tiles complemented by wooden effect ceramic floor tiles, downlighters, extractor fan and sash window with fitted shutters to the front elevation.
Walk-in dressing room with downlighters, radiator and window to the side elevation.
A generous double room featuring a pretty cast iron fireplace with black polished granite hearth and a triple aspect provided by sash windows to both rear and side elevations, traditional column radiator, plaster coving and ceiling rose.
A further double room featuring a pretty cast iron fireplace with black polished granite hearth and a dual aspect provided by sash windows to both rear and side elevations, traditional column radiator and plaster coving.
A further double room with a traditional column radiator plaster coving and sash window to the front elevation.
Traditional column radiator, plaster coving and sash window to the front elevation.
Traditional column radiator, coving and picture rail with a sash window to the front elevation.
Fitted with a traditional white four-piece suite comprising a roll top bath with claw feet with antique style mixer tap and shower attachment, walk-in corner shower cubicle with fitted shower, pedestal hand wash basin with chrome mixer tap and low level wc. Victorian style patterned floor tiles complemented by white wall tiles, downlighters, extractor fan, chrome towel radiator and window to the rear elevation with fitted shutters.
Riverton House enjoys an unrivalled position situated on the outskirts of this popular Village within close proximity to the Village Church and Ford, occupying formal grounds approaching one acre enjoying private aspects to all vistas. The property is approached by a block paved and shingle sweeping driveway opening to a wide frontage providing ample off-road parking leading to a generous garage and adjoining wooden-clad garden store with an adjacent log store .The substantial grounds extend to the front, side and rear of the property, wrapping around a significant natural limestone deep paved terrace in charcoal with attractive brick low level retaining walls with inset lighting. The lawns beyond are interspersed with well stocked shrub borders with a number of mature specimen trees enhancing the rural aspect of the property, with raised vegetable beds beyond.
The Tenure of this property is FREEHOLD.
The Council Tax Band is G. The amount payable for the year 2019/20 is £2,930.85.
The EPC Rating is D.
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