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Wood End, Ardeley, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG2 7AZ

Guide Price £1,850,000 - Freehold

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MULTI-GENERATIONAL LIVING IN ITS FINEST FORM COMBINING A REMARKABLE FAMILY HOME WITH A SELF-CONTAINED DETACHED BARN/ANNEXE AND A DETACHED CART LODGE WITH FIRST FLOOR AUXILIARY ACCOMMODATION SET WITHIN MAJESTIC PRIVATE GROUNDS OF ONE AND A HALF ACRES.


Key Features

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  • Detached country home
  • Detached Annexe/Barn
  • 1.5 Acres
  • Many fine period features
  • Sunning Mark Wilkinson fitted kitchen/breakfast room
  • Four bedrooms
  • Sitting room
  • Dining room
  • Study and Snug/Bar
  • Conservatory/Family Room
  • Two En-Suites
  • Family Bathroom
A detached country home of considerable style, character and distinction enjoying an unrivalled position within this rural Hamlet with mature well tended grounds extending to one and half acres. The Darlings perfectly combines a number of fine, period features with a most impressive interior finished to an exacting standard highlights of which include a truly stunning bespoke Mark Wilkinson fitted kitchen/breakfast room complete with AGA. Ideal for buyers looking for a multi-generational home combining the main dwelling with a stunning detached one bedroom annexe/barn within the grounds whilst the triple open-fronted cart lodge provides a one bedroom apartment to the first floor which is also the most perfect space for home working. Approached by electric five-bar wooden gates a sweeping gravelled carriage driveway provides an abundance of parking creating the perfect approach show casing the three gables of the front red brick and rendered elevations. In full, the accommodation comprises an entrance hallway, cloakroom/wc, sitting room, snug/bar, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, conservatory/family room, study, utility room, first floor landing leading to the master bedroom suite complete with a four-piece en-suite bathroom, closet and dressing room and a guest bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and en-suite shower room. A family bathroom, laundry room and two further bedrooms complete the first floor. Detached annexe/barn comprising a lounge, kitchen, bedroom and shower room. Detached triple open-fronted cart lodge includes a ground floor workshop/utility room with an open-plan living area above complete with bedroom and a shower room (currently used as a self-contained home office).

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LOCATION

Wood End is perfectly placed between the pretty town of Buntingford to the East, Stevenage to the West and the busy market towns of Ware and Hertford to the South. For the commuter, one can leave the house and travel to Stevenage station and be in King Cross within the hour. The area is ideal for those seeking the peace and quiet of the country yet without the feeling of being isolated. There are many footpaths and bridleways nearby and one can walk for miles without being near main roads. The small village of Ardeley is a couple of miles away with the Jolly Waggoners pub always providing a warm welcome. Excellent schooling, both state and private, is also found in the area and the A1(M) and A10 provide excellent road links to the M25

THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES

Oak panelled front door opening to:

ENTRANCE HALLWAY - 2.72m x 1.27m

Finished with oak flooring complemented by a vaulted sloping ceiling with exposed timbers, sealed unit double glazed window to the side elevation with a vintage bench radiator and glazed oak doors to:

DOWNSTAIRS CLOAKROOM/WC - 2.43m x 1.00m

Fitted with a hand wash basin set to an oak vanity unit with travertine tiled splashbacks, low level wc with concealed cistern with push button flush, spiral chrome towel radiator and downlighters. Continuation of oak flooring.

SITTING ROOM - 7.37m x 5.98m

Measurements include a fine oak staircase rising to the first floor with storage cupboard below, continuation of oak flooring, downlighters, two radiators, alarm and electric gate control panels, oak door to the rear garden flanked on either side by sealed unit double glazed windows. Feature red brick built fireplaces to either end of the room with oak bessemers, mantles and inset wood burning stoves.

STUDY - 3.49m x 2.76m

Measurements include a range of built-in furniture including bookcases and cabinets. Continuation of oak flooring, radiator, downlighters, two sealed unit double glazed windows to the front elevation and a further sealed unit double glazed window to the side.

DINING ROOM - 4.28m x 3.70m

Featuring a sloping part-vaulted ceiling with two sealed unit double glazed Velux windows to the side elevation, feature exposed brickwork, continuation of oak flooring, sealed unit double glazed casement doors opening to the rear garden with further sealed unit double glazed door to the side.

SNUG/BAR - 3.72m x 3.51m

Part divided from the sitting room by one of the fireplaces with a double sided wood burning stove, built-in shelves to recess and downlighters. Fitted bar to one corner and sealed unit double glazed window to the rear elevation, radiator, continuation of oak flooring and glazed door to:

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM - 10.95m x 3.68m

A particular highlight of the property is the well-proportioned open-plan kitchen/breakfast room fitted with a comprehensive range of bespoke handmade base and eye level units by Mark Wilkinson incorporating a fireplace style recess with a substantial four-oven Aga range cooker. Finished with black mottled granite work surfaces with an inset Villaroy & Bosch white ceramic double Butler sink with chrome mixer tap and separate hot water tap. A second single sink unit set to the matching kitchen island with mixer tap and incinerator. A range of appliances include a conventional oven, dishwasher, corner concealed butlers pantry fridge and a combination microwave. Under-unit plinth and downlighters, tiled splashbacks, travertine floor tiles. The kitchen units extend to an oak finished breakfast bar with matching cabinets, glazed display shelves and a substantial welsh dresser with ample space to one end for a breakfast table. A bank of sealed unit double glazed casement doors to the rear and side elevations overlook the rear garden. Door to utility room and a double doorway to the conservatory/family room. Three tubular stainless steel contemporary radiators.

UTILITY ROOM - 2.75m x 2.44m

Continuation of travertine floor tiles, matching base and eye level units with a black mottled granite square edged work surfaces, inset white ceramic Butler sink with mixer tap, under-unit and downlighters. Integrated dishwasher and oak stable door opening to the front of the property.

CONSERVATORY/FAMILY ROOM - 10.95m x 3.68m

A substantial family orientated reception space of sealed unit double glazed construction with windows to all three sides and fitted blinds to the sloping glazed roof. Two radiators.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING

Downlighters, low level lighting, two radiators and oak doors to:

MASTER BEDROOM - 7.04m x 3.70m

Measurements include the dressing room. Fitted with a comprehensive range of bespoke bedroom furniture including wardrobes, chest of drawers and bedside cabinets. Loft access, downlighters, two radiators and two sealed unit double glazed windows to the rear elevation and sealed unit double glazed window to the side.

DRESSING ROOM

Fitted with a range of open fronted wardrobes with hanging rails and shelving. Radiator, downlighters and sealed unit double glazed window to the side elevation.

CLOSET

Further downlighters and a radiator with an oak door opening through to the laundry room.

EN-SUITE BATHROOM - 3.70m x 3.30m

An opulent four-piece en-suite bathroom of excellent proportions fitted with a freestanding roll top bath with claw feet with antique style mixer tap and shower attachment and a separate double walk-in shower cubicle with dual valve rain shower. Two traditional chrome heated towel radiators, natural stone tiled splashbacks, decorative wooden panelling, wooden flooring, downlighters and a sealed unit double glazed window to the front elevation.

LAUNDRY ROOM - 2.81m x 1.46m

The practical advantage of a first floor laundry room with housing and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer with fitted base unit with a white ceramic Butler sink with chrome mixer tap and counter top. Wooden flooring, heated towel rail, downlighters and sealed unit double glazed window to the front elevation.

BEDROOM TWO/GUEST SUITE - 4.33m x 3.40m

A further generous double room with the bedroom area fitted with a comprehensive range of built-in wardrobes, shelves and cabinets with two radiators, loft access, downlighters and sealed unit double glazed window to the rear elevation. Opaque glazed door to the en-suite with a further door to:

WALK-IN WARDROBE - 2.11m x 1.33m

Fitted hanging rails and shelving, downlighters, radiator and sealed unit double glazed window to the front elevation.

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM - 2.06m x 1.98m

Fitted with a double shower cubicle with dual valve rain shower, low level wc with push button flush and hand wash basin with vanity shelf. White tiled walls with contrasting ceramic floor tiled, downlighters, extractor fan, chrome towel radiator and sealed unit double glazed window to the front elevation.

BEDROOM THREE - 3.68m x 2.55m

Radiator, downlighters and sealed unit double glazed window to the rear elevation.

BEDROOM FOUR - 2.54m x 3.15m

Measurements exclude a range of built-in wardrobes across the width of the room, radiator and sealed unit double glazed window to the rear elevation. Door opening to the third bedroom.

FAMILY BATHROOM - 2.79m x 1.81m

Finished with mosaic travertine floor tiles with travertine wall tiles whilst fitted with twin hand wash basins with chrome mixer taps, shelves and circular vanity mirrors. Low level wc, double shower cubicle with dual valve rain shower, downlighters, chrome heated towel rail and sealed unit double glazed window to the front elevation.

OUTSIDE

DETACHED ANNEXE/BARN

Set within the grounds overlooking the gardens is a well-proportioned detached oak framed barn forming a substantial one bedroom self-contained Annexe, ideal for multi-generational independent living for a family member or guests whilst offering a potential income stream if so required.

OPEN-PLAN MAIN LIVING AREA - 7.3m x 3.9m

Featuring a timbered vaulted ceiling with the kitchen area defined by a comprehensive range of white gloss base and eye level units finished with square edged natural stone effect work surfaces with an inset white acrylic one and half bowl sink unit with mixer tap. Integrated under-counter fridge and separate freezer, double oven, hob and extractor fan, space and plumbing for a washing machine. Sealed unit double glazed door to the side. Built-in double cupboard/wardrobe with oak sliding doors, further sealed unit double glazed window to the front elevation. Thermostatically controlled underfloor heating with additional electric wall heaters, stylish oak flooring. Inner lobby providing access to the bedroom and en-suite.

BEDROOM - 3.90m x 2.77m

Continuation of timbered vaulted ceiling with continuation of the oak flooring, built-in double wardrobe with mirrored sliding doors. Sealed unit double glazed window with views to the rear garden.

SHOWER ROOM - 2.33m x 1.73m

Fitted with a vanity hand wash basin with chrome mixer tap with white gloss vanity cupboard below, corner shower cubicle with fitted shower and a low level wc. Continuation of oak flooring, electric chrome towel radiator, downlighters and sealed unit double glazed window to the front elevation.

CART LODGE - 8.29m x 6.26m

A triple bay open-fronted oak framed cart lodge with workshop/utility room on the ground floor and recently converted auxiliary accommodation above incorporating an open-plan living area with a bedroom and shower room, currently used as a home office. The open-fronted cart lodge provides covered parking for at least three vehicles with oak door opening to:

WORKSHOP/UTILITY ROOM - 6.1m x 2.44m

Housing a water softener, two LPG boilers, hot water cylinder, sealed unit double glazed windows to the rear and side elevations. Built-in Butler sink with telescopic mixer tap, built-in work surfaces with space and plumbing for a washing machine. Staircase rising to the first floor.

FIRST FLOOR - 7.89m x 6.26m

An open-plan main living area featuring stylish oak flooring benefiting from thermostatically controlled under floor heating, exposed timbers to vaulted ceiling, feature Velux Cabrio balcony to the front elevation with further sealed unit double glazed window to the side, currently used as a home office but perfect for an independent living space. Measurements include the shower room.

SHOWER ROOM

Maximum measurements into the eaves. Fitted with a low level wc with concealed cistern behind grey panels with a matching vanity shelf with hand wash basin to one side with chrome mixer tap and vanity unit below. Shower cubicle with fitted rain shower, grey natural stone wall tiles, continuation of oak flooring and sealed unit double glazed Velux window to the rear elevation.

BEDROOM - 6.26m x 2.83m

Maximum measurements into the eaves. Continuation of oak flooring, sealed unit double glazed window to the side elevation.

GROUNDS

The Darlings is approached via a remote control double five-bar security gates opening to a sweeping gravel driveway extending past a generous established lawn with raised beds widening to the front of the property with the Cart Lodge to the side. In all, approximately 1.5 acres with the rear garden laid predominantly to a level lawn interspersed with well stocked shrub and flower borders, raised beds and gated access to the front, enclosed by natural boundary hedging with a number of mature specimen treees enhancing the private rural nature of the location.

TENURE, COUNCIL TAX AND EPC

The Tenure of this property is FREEHOLD. The Council Tax Band is G. The property is GRADE II LISTED so therefore is EPC Exempt.

DISCLAIMER

Putterills endeavour to maintain accurate depictions of properties in virtual tours, floor plans and descriptions, however, these are intended only as a guide and intended purchasers must satisfy themselves by personal inspection. 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 will 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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