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".
Substantial hardwood front door opening to:
Full-height, heavy beamed galleried reception hallway with an attractive central staircase rising to the first floor flanked by storage cupboards to either side, a wealth of exposed timbers and brickwork, three radiators and three sealed unit double glazed windows to the side elevation. The reception hallway extends to the rear of the property with doors to the principle reception rooms, with a doorway to:
Dominated by a most impressive brick-built inglenook fireplace with tiled hearth and wood burning stove with a substantial oak bressummer, further exposed timbers, radiator and double glazed window to the side elevation. Latched door with steps to:
A comfortable room featuring an attractive stone fireplace and hearth, exposed wall and ceiling timbers, two radiators and two sealed unit double glazed windows to the front elevation and one sealed unit double glazed window to the rear elevation.
A most comfortable additional reception room currently being used as a second sitting room with an attractive brick-built fireplace with an inset wood burning stove and tiled hearth with storage cupboard to one side. Radiator and sealed unit double glazed window to the side elevation.
Fitted with a circular travertine hand wash basin set to a wooden effect vanity shelf with cupboard below, low level wc to one side and a corner shower cubicle with fitted shower. Travertine effect tiled flooring and splashbacks, radiator and sealed unit double glazed window to the rear elevation.
Open-plan spacious kitchen/family room fitted with a comprehensive range of farmhouse style oak base and eye level units and drawers finished with a combination of wooden effect and granite work surfaces with a white ceramic double Belfast sink. Space and plumbing for kitchen appliances with an integrated oven and dishwasher. Terracotta floor tiles, downlighters and a dual aspect provided by two sealed unit double glazed windows to both the front and rear elevations. Door opening to the rear garden.
Continuation of terracotta floor tiles, ample coat and shoe storage space and a sealed unit double glazed window to the rear elevation.
Split level first floor landing with steps leading to either end of the cottage with views to the galleried reception hallway below, further exposed timbers and brickwork, shelved linen and airing cupboard with a further eaves storage cupboard, latched doors opening to:
Measurements exclude door recess. A most comfortable master bedroom of excellent proportions with two sealed unit double glazed windows to the front elevation and one sealed unit double glazed window to the rear. Radiator and door to:
Fitted with a comprehensive range of built-in wardrobes and chest of drawers with a radiator and sealed unit double glazed window to the rear elevation.
A further double bedroom with exposed wide planked floorboards, radiator, exposed wall and ceiling timbers and sealed unit double glazed window to the front elevation.
Exposed wide planked floorboards, exposed timbers and a brick-built fireplace with an oak bressummer and wooden mantle. Sealed unit double glazed window to the side elevation.
Measurements include a built-in cupboard, radiator and sealed unit double glazed window to the side elevation.
White towel rail, low level wc, pedestal hand wash basin and wooden panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, radiator and sealed unit double glazed window to the rear elevation.
The cottage is situated gable end onto the Village High Street with a long block paved driveway extending and widening to the rear of the cottage to provide a substantial parking courtyard, flanked by well stocked shrub borders.
Situated to the rear of the cottage, set beyond a most attractive deep flower and shrub border whilst providing parking for several vehicles leading to the detached barn and formal gardens beyond.
Substantial wooden clad detached barn with a pitched tiled roof with arched hayloft and double wooden doors, power and light and staircase rising to the first floor loft storage.
It is our opinion that the barn could be converted to provide ancillary or annexe accommodation, subject to planning consent being obtained.
A particular highlight of the property is the delightful rear garden, part divided by a central mature row of shrubs and specimen trees creating a natural division between a substantial lawned area further interspersed by deep flower and shrub borders extending to a wild flower meadow with further outbuildings to include a greenhouse, shed, fruit cage and raised composting area. In all over half an acre.
There is a further overgrown one acre (approx) paddock beyond the rear boundary of the property which is to remain in the current owners possession.
The Tenure of this property is FREEHOLD.The East Hertfordshire Council Tax Band is to be advised.
Viewing is strictly by appointment only through Putterills of Hertfordshire, through whom all negotiations should be conducted.
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Talk to our Independent Adviser who will pleased to discuss options with you.Mr Adrian Murphy, Independent Mortgage Advice Bureau, 61 High Street, Old Town, Stevenage SG1 3AQT: 01438 360040. E: email@example.com