5 Bedroom House - Detached in Hitchin£1,100,000

About this property

BEST AND FINAL OFFERS BY 12 NOON ON 17TH JULY 2017 An outstanding Grade 2 listed detached character home that has been the subject of significant renovation, remodelling and refitting by the current vendor and her family over a period of 30 years. Homely, stylish and with real presence the cottage sits well back from the road on a plot approaching 0.9 acre. Attractively landscaped the gardens add to the ambience of this delightful home offering in our opinion a high degree of privacy and seclusion. Quality modern conveniences blend with authentic period features to create a home suitable for a growing family, as a live/work environment or as a base for large scale entertaining. Planning consent has been granted for the conversion of the double garage to a two storey annexe and the recent addition of a stylish Green Retreats garden pod adds to the substantial and flexible accommodation. Ickleford is a sought after village on the outskirts of Hitchin with excellent communication links, a well regarded village school, shop, church, sports field and club plus excellent village pubs all combining to form a vibrant, village community. Old Farm Cottage - 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms plus farmhouse through lounge/kitchen/breakfast room. utility and cloakroom - Simply beautiful! Internal viewing is essential.


Hardwood entrance door to:-

Entrance Hall
Exposed beams. Exposed brickwork. Radiator. Multi-paned window to side. Deep walk-in storage/shoe cupboard. Door to:-

Sitting Room - 14ft 6in x 14ft 6in
Including attractive brick inglenook fireplace with exposed brick hearth. Display shelving. Exposed beams. Wall light points. Multi-paned window to side. Door to:-

Study - 11ft 1in x 9ft 7in
Including built-in shelving unit. Exposed beams. Wall light points. Radiator. Multi-paned window to front.

Dining Room - 14ft 11in x 14ft 9 in
Exposed beams. Radiator. Multi-paned window to side. Porthole style stained glass leaded light window to rear.

Lounge - 14ft 10in x 14ft 5in
Measurements do not include a large inglenook style fireplace with oak bressemer beam over and inset copper canopy and cast iron grate. Exposed beams. Wall light points. Radiator. Multi-paned window to front.

The Lounge is divided from the Kitchen area by oak posts providing an attractive through room ideal for entertaining.

Comprehensively fitted to include a range of matching base cupboards with drawers and matching wall mounted cupboards. Ample, attractive granite worksurfaces with a dual, deep butler style sinks with mixer taps over. Built-in mirror fronted double oven and grill (not tested). Four burner gas hob unit with concealed extractor hood over (not tested). Space for American style fridge freezer (available by separate negotiation). Integrated dishwasher (not tested). Exposed beams. Ceramic tiled floor. Glass wall panelling. Open display shelving. Door to Inner Hall and Lobby Area.

Lobby Area
Providing access to the Utility Room.

Utility Room
Fitted with a range of base and wall mounted cupboards including a sink inset into a rolled edge worksurface. Low level W.C. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Space and plumbing for tumble dryer/dishwasher. Wall mounted Worcester gas fired boiler (not tested). Cupboard housing plumbing and pipework. Ceramic tiled floor. Part ceramic tiled walls. Obscure glass multi-paned window to rear.

Inner Hall
Staircase to first floor. Exposed beams. Wall light point. Radiator.

Exposed brick chimneybreast. Exposed wall and ceiling beams. Built-in airing cupboard with hot water cylinder (not tested) and fitted shelving. Access to loft space. Doors to:-

Bedroom One - 15ft 6in x 14ft 6in
Exposed beams. Radiator. Exposed red brick chimneybreast with fireplace and oak bressemer beam over. Multi-paned window to front. Low door to:-

En-Suite Shower Room
Fitted with a suite comprising fully tiled shower cubicle with fixed head shower, low level W.C and corner washbasin with tiled splashback. Ceramic tiled floor. Chrome heated towel rail. Chrome fittings. Window to front.

Bedroom Two - 15ft 6in x 11ft 3in
Exposed beams. Radiator. Multi-paned windows to side.

Bedroom Three - 14ft 3in x 11ft 9in
Including a range of built-in fitted bedroom furniture. Radiator. Multi-paned window to side.

Bedroom Four - 15ft 9in x 9ft 0in
Including built-in vanity unit with sink, display shelving and cupboards under. Exposed beams. Radiator. Multi-paned window to side.

Bedroom Five - 14ft 7in x 9ft 2in
Exposed beams. Radiator. Multi-paned window to front.

Family Bathroom
Attractively refitted with a four piece suite comprising large oval bath with tile and glass surround, corner shower cubicle with mosaic tiling and washbasin set on a vanity unit with glass top and concealed cistern low level W.C with chrome fittings. Extractor fan. Ceiling spotlights. Part tiled walls. Ceramic tiled floor. Obscure glass window to rear.

Shower Room
Attractively refitted with a suite comprising large shower cubicle with fixed head rainshower, contemporary bowl sink unit with chrome fittings and upstand plus low level W.C. Chrome ladder radiator. Ceiling spotlights. Obscure glass window to rear.

Double Garage
Up and over entry doors, light and power.

Planning consent was granted in 2016 for the conversion of this garage building to a detached two bedroom annexe providing additional accommodation to the main house and suitable for multi-generational families, live in staff or guest suite. The relevant plans and details can be found by following these links:16/00984/1HH granted 26/07/2016 and 16/02645/1HH granted 7/12/2016. Planning consent for a double bay, oak framed Car Port was also granted within the same 2016 application.

Garden Pod
Manufactured by Green Retreats Ltd this superb contemporary double glazed space with heating , a fitted kitchen and shower room with wash basin and WC.

Garden Pod
Manufactured by Green Retreats Ltd this superb contemporary double glazed space with heating, a fitted kitchen and shower room with wash basin and WC.

Behind high conifer hedging, a gravelled carriage driveway provides parking for a large number of vehicles with the remainder of the front garden area mainly laid to neat lawns with inset flower and shrub borders. Timber gated access to the garage area and rear gardens beyond. Patio areas adjoining the house lead to wide, long, neat lawns with a variety of trees, shrubs and herbaceous borders. Well. Hot Tub (Available by separate negotiation). Greenhouse and Sheds. Outside lighting and water tap.

Not required as the building is listed.

We are advised that the Council Tax Band for this property is Band G. This information was obtained from the Valuation Office Agency - Council Tax Valuation List displayed on the Internet.

Approx 2,295 sqft (213.2 sqm).

All mains services are understood to be installed and connected. Please note that we have not tested any services installations or appliances.

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Arlesey Road, Ickleford

Property Overview

  • Grade II listed
  • Five bedroom detached
  • Village Location
  • 0.9 acre plot
  • Planning consent for garage conversion
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