Property Ref: 68060
Graveley is situated between the towns of Hitchin and Stevenage providing excellent communication and travel links with the A1M just a short drive away whilst the mainline railway station at Stevenage provides fast direct links to Kings Cross in approximately 23 minutes. The market town of Hitchin provides boutique shopping and dining whilst Stevenage provides comprehensive shopping facilities including Retail Parks, a Leisure Complex, Theatre and Arts Centre.
Graveley is a pretty village centred around an attractive pond with two established public houses serving excellent food, in addition there is a lovely church on the outskirts of the village with an excellent choir and a well regarded primary school. Graveley is very welcoming and sociable with many community clubs with regular events including book clubs, a table tennis club and a quarterly supper club.
Hardwood front door opening to:
Extending and widening via a decorative archway to provide additional seating area opposite an impressive brick-built arched fireplace recess. Wooden panelled staircase rising to the first floor with storage cupboard below, radiator, sealed unit double glazed window to the front elevation and farmhouse pine panelled doors opening to:
Fitted with a low level wc and wall mounted hand wash basin, tiled flooring, radiator and sealed unit double glazed winow to the side elevation.
A most comfortable room featuring an elegant full height sealed unit double glazed window to the front elevation complemented by a substantial wooden fire surround and mantle with an inset cast iron detailed open grate with black tiled hearth with an arched recess to one side. Radiator and sealed unit double glazed casement doors opening to:
Of UPVC double glazed construction with a glazed apex roof. Panoramic views over the grounds with french doors opening onto the garden. Tiled flooring and three radiators.
A further comfortable reception room featuring a full height sealed unit double glazed bay window to the side elevation providing views over the grounds. Substantial wooden fire surround and mantle with an inset cast iron detailed open grate with black tiled hearth. Arched display recess and radiator.
Of excellent proportions, ideal for entertaining with ample space for a large family sized table. Attractive cast iron fireplace with a black granite hearth, two radiators and two sealed unit double glazed windows to the front elevation.
Benefiting from a dual aspect provided by sealed unit double glazed window to the side elevation and sealed unit double glazed box bay window to the front elevation. Radiator, cast iron fireplace with black tiled hearth with a shelved cupboard and bookcase to either side.
An excellent sized open-plan kitchen/family room, ideal for modern family life with the kitchen area defined by a comprehensive range of beech base and eye level units and drawers with an inset one and half bowl sink unit with mixer tap, extending to corner shelving and glazed display cabinets finished with mottled blue granite effect work surfaces extending to a peninsular breakfast bar, freestanding full height fridge and separate freezer, dishwasher and a cream traditional range with gas hob, glazed splashback and black extractor canopy above (all included in the sale price). Ample space for breakfast table with seating area beyond, terracotta floor tiles, radiator, downlighters and three sealed unit double glazed windows to the rear elevation with double glazed french doors opening to the garden. Door to:
Continuation of terracotta floor tiles, coat and shoe storage space, stable door opening to the rear garden, access to additional loft space and a double shelved pantry cupboard. Door to:
Fitted with a matching range of beech base and eye level units finished with mottled blue granite effect work surfaces with an inset stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap. Floor standing gas fired boiler and freestanding washing machine and tumble dryer (included in the sale price), continuation of terracotta floor tiles, downlighters and sealed unit double glazed window to the rear elevation.
An expansive split level first floor landing featuring sealed unit double glazed window to the front elevation with built-in window seat. Shelved recess, access to the boarded loft space with light, double airing cupboard with hot water tank and laundry shelves, farmhouse pine panelled doors opening to:
A dual aspect provided by sealed unit multi-paned bay window to the side elevation with views over the grounds with a further sealed unit double glazed window to the rear. Radiator, white painted cast iron fireplace. Door to:
Fitted with a modern white three-piece suite comprising a low level wc, curved double corner shower cubicle with fitted chrome shower, pedestal hand wash basin, white tiled splashbacks with contrasting glass mosaic patterned tiled, extractor fan, radiator, shaver point and sealed unit double glazed window to the rear elevation.
Featuring a dual aspect provided by sealed unit double glazed windows to both the front and side elevations, radiator and cast iron fireplace with shelving to the recess.
Cast iron fireplace, radiator and sealed unit double glazed window to the side elevation.
Measurements exclude an eaves storage cupboard. Cast iron fireplace, radiator and sealed unit double glazed window to the side elevation.
Fitted with a white four-piece suite comprising a wooden panelled bath with an antique style mixer tap and shower attachment, low level wc and pedestal hand wash basin, walk-in corner shower cubicle with fitted shower. Radiator, natural stone effect tiled splashbacks, exposed wooden floorboards, sealed unit double glazed window to the side elevation.
Accessed from the landing, fitted with a low level wc and wall mounted hand wash basin, radiator and sealed unit double glazed window to the front elevation.
"Hakgala" enjoys a commanding elevated position on the outskirts of the village. Set back and approached via wrought iron gates with a circular tarmac carriage driveway with the remainder of the frontage laid to lawned areas interspersed with mature specimen trees and shaped and clipped conifer shrubbery and laurel hedging with a deep frontal border with further formal planted beds with additional shingled area and wide access to the side and rear of the property.
The formal grounds extend to the side and rear of the property laid predominantly to lawn interspersed with mature specimen trees and flanked by clipped privet and mixed hedging, a substantial wrap-around curved paved terrace provides ideal entertaining area providing panoramic views over the gardens, flanked by dwarf boundary walls with central steps leading to the lawn with a most impressive wooden and brick pergola beyond. A further hedgerow part divides the formal gardens from the rear paddock with wooden stable to the corner (in need of refurbishment) with further mature trees and boundary hedging.
Detached double garage with power and light and water. Up and over door, personal door to the side and additional eaves storage space.
We are aware of a joint planning proposal between North Herts District Council ans Stevenage Borough Council which if fully consented could have a visual impact on the current open aspect over the surrounding countryside (mostly noticeable from first floor windows) Any prospective purchaser needs to be aware of this potential impact before committing to purchase. Proposed site plan available upon request.
The Tenure of this property is FREEHOLD.
The North Hertfordshire Council Tax Band is G. The amount payable for the year 2021-22 is £3304.60.
The EPC Rating is D.
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MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS: Prior to a sale being agreed, prospective purchasers will be required to produce identification documents. Your co-operation with this, in order to comply with Money Laundering regulations, will be appreciated and assist with the smooth progression of the sale.
FIXTURES & FITTINGS: All items in the written text of these particulars are included in the sale. All others are expressly excluded regardless of inclusion in any photographs. Purchasers must satisfy themselves that any equipment included in the sale of the property is in satisfactory order.
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Mr Adrian Murphy, Independent Mortgage Advice Bureau, 61 High Street, Old Town, Stevenage SG1 3AQ
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All measurements are approximate and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on or form any part of a legal contract. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given and that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. Prior to a sale being agreed, prospective purchasers will be required to produce identification documents. Your co-operation with this, in order to comply with Money Laundering regulations, will be appreciated and assist with the smooth progression of the sale.