Property Ref: 65081
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"
Period part-glazed front door with stained glass toplite with original ironmongery opening to:
A fantastic welcoming introduction to this period home featuring checkerboard tiling combined with exposed wooden floorboards finished with detailed tall skirtings, dado rails and deep plaster coving with two plaster ceiling roses. Attractive staircase rising to the first floor, radiator with decorative cover and doors to:
A most comfortable room of excellent proportions combining both seating and dining areas with a dual aspect provided by a sash bay window to the front elevation with views over the playground opposite and bi-folding double glazed doors opening directly to the rear garden. Original feature marble detailed fireplace with an open grate, original tiled slips and tiled hearth. Exposed wooden floorboards, tall skirting boards, two radiators and the addition of a corner cast iron wood burning stove set to a black slate hearth.
A most attractive intimate additional reception room featuring an original detailed marble fireplace with a cast iron wood burning stove with black tiled hearth, built-in cabinets and shelving to either side, tall skirting boards, radiator and picture rails. Dual aspect provided by an attractive sash bay window to the front elevation with window seat and storage below with views over the playground opposite with a further sash window to the side.
A particular highlight of the property being of excellent proportions featuring a full height vaulted ceiling with banks of sealed unit double glazed Velux windows to either side with display alcoves to either end. Substantial cast iron wood burning stove with flagstone flooring, ample space for a family sized table with the kitchen defined by a comprehensive range of cream wooden base units extending to a curved peninsular breakfast bar finished with mottled black polished square edge granite work surfaces with matching upstands with an inset double ceramic Belfast sink with a counter-mounted mixer tap. Integrated dishwasher, black Rangemaster oven incorporating five gas burners with tiled splashbacks and a concealed extractor fan set to a decorative pelmet with recessed downlighters. Matching housing for an American style fridge/freezer with full height cabinet housing gas fired boiler. A total of five sash windows to the side elevations with a door opening to the gardens and a further door opening to the side of the property. Part-glazed door to the utility room with further doors to:
Featuring stripped wooden fireplace with brick hearth and an open grate with stripped cabinets to either side with built-in shelving, further built-in bookcase, part-glazed door to the reception hallway, radiator and sash window to both the side and rear elevations.
Continuation of flag stone tiled flooring, oak door to the rear of the property, built-in oak base units with work surface over with an inset stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, space and plumbing for kitchen appliances, downlighters, radiator, sash window to the side elevation and door to:
Fitted with a low level wc and a wall mounted hand wash basin, decorative wooden wall panelling, radiator, coat hanging space, downlighters, continuation of flag stone tiled flooring and sash window to the side elevation.
An impressive wide first floor landing with the attractive staircase continuing to the second floor finished with tall skirtings and dado rails with an attractive stained glass sash window to the rear elevation. Doors to:
Featuring exposed wooden floorboards with a dual aspect provided by sash windows to both the front and side elevations with views to the playground opposite, pretty cast iron fireplace with tiled hearth, radiator, stripped wooden built-in wardrobe with further cupboards above.
A further comfortable double bedroom with a dual aspect provided by sash windows to both the front and side elevations with views to the playground opposite, pretty cast iron fireplace, radiator and picture rails.
A further double bedroom finished with white painted exposed wooden floorboards, pretty cast iron fireplace with checkerboard tiled hearth, radiator, built-in double wardrobe with cupboards over with measurements including a built-in airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder and laundry shelves. Dual aspect provided by sash windows to both the side and rear elevations.
Measurements include an understairs recess. Picture rails, radiator and a dual aspect provided by sash windows to both the side and rear elevations.
Fitted with a traditional style white four-piece suite comprising of a Burlington high level wc with chrome fittings, a freestanding roll top bath with claw feet and floor mounted chrome mixer tap and shower attachment, pedestal hand wash basin, walk-in shower cubicle with fitted shower, white wall tiles with contrasting natural slate floor tiles, traditional school style column chrome towel radiator, extractor fan and a sash window to the front elevation.
Radiator and stained glass sash window to the rear elevation. Doors to:
Measurements exclude a number of built-in eaves storage cupboards to the side of the room, downlighters and a sealed unit double glazed sash windows to both the front and rear elevations with views to the playground and farmland beyond, radiator and door to:
Measurements exclude the shower recess. Fitted with a modern white three-piece suite comprising a low level wc with a concealed cistern and push button flush with tiled vanity shelf, hand wash basin set to tiled vanity unit with a walk-in shower cubicle. Velux window to the side elevation, white tiled splashbacks with contrasting patterned floor and wall tiles, downlighters and chrome heated towel radiator.
With built-in hanging rails and loft storage beyond.
"Fairview" occupies a substantial commanding corner position with the gardens extending to all sides of the property with a total plot of just over one quarter of an acre. Set back from the road behind attractive decorative brick retaining walls and privet hedging with a substantial cast iron gate and steps leading to the front door. The garden extends to the side with pathway and gated access to the rear garden with garage and driveway beyond.
The main garden area extends to both the side and rear of the property laid predominantly to lawn with substantial limestone paved terrace featuring a sunken 10m well covered with a flush fitting safety glass allowing views to the water and plant life below. Flanked by wooden sleepers with steps rising to the lawn flanked by stocked borders with a number of specimen trees with the garden enjoying a private aspect with views to the playground and farmland. Concealed garden shed to one corner with composting area and chicken run with wooden coup to one side, stable door to the garage and gated access to the driveway.
A substantial detached double garage which has been part-converted to create recreational space to both the ground and the first floor.. Central oak panelled door opening to the ground floor recreational space currently being used as a gym (5.50 x 5.39) with a recessed kitchenette comprising a range of oak base and eye level units with work surfaces over and an inset stainless steel sink unit, combination of downlighters, natural lightwells with a sealed unit picture double glazed window to the front elevation. Doorway leading to an inner hall with staircase rising to the first floor with storage cupboard below, door to traditional garage space (5.51 x 3.94) providing secure parking for one vehicle with double wooden gates to the front.
The first floor of the garage has been converted to provide a second recreational space (7.21 x 4.17 ) currently used as a TV room offering a variety of potential uses with sealed unit Velux widows to either side, downlighters, eaves storage cupboards and decorative window to the front elevation, wooden flooring and door to:
The shower room is fitted with a white three-piece suite comprising a corner shower cubicle with electric shower, low level wc with push button flush, pedestal hand wash basin with chrome mixer tap, white tiled splashbacks, travertine floor tiles and a sealed unit Velux window to the side elevation.
We have been advised that the garage currently has permission for use for recreational purposes and whilst it may be possible to obtain use as a Annexe or ancillary accommodation subject to any further consents being obtained.
The Tenure of this property is FREEHOLD.
The Council Tax Band is "G". The Council is East Hertfordshire District Council. The amount payable or the year 2019/20 is £2547.12. The EPC Rating is "E".
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