Evening Standard deems Herts Ad Home of the Week a ‘trophy home’

Skyfield Manor at night

Skyfield Manor at night - Credit: Archant

It would seem our selection for the best home in Hertfordshire this week has caught the eye of the property editors at London’s Evening Standard too...

The night before this week’s latest edition of the Herts Advertiser’s Property supplement hit the news-stands the Evening Standard named our Home of the Week as their Trophy Home of the Week. Great minds must surely think alike. Describing the property as “impossibly grand”, “suitably audacious” and “jaw-dropping” (not to mention the “blossomfest” driveway), we happen to agree with their analysis.

Skyfield Manor, West End Lane | Guide Price £4,500,000

Hamptons | 01727 400 223 | hamptons.co.uk

A very rare opportunity to own an ‘Edwardian-Deco’ period Country Manor set in one of the most beautiful and unique plots in Hertfordshire.

Skyfield Manor is approached from a 550ft driveway flanked with cherry blossom trees. The drive meanders through manicured parkland up to the handsome main residence. The 3 principal buildings are retained by original stone balustrading, providing a border to the 5 acre gardens accessed via grand sweeping white stone steps.

The elevated main family house consists of 5/6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4 reception rooms and is arranged over ground, 1st and 2nd floors with an impressive symmetrical Palladian style porch into the reception hallway, with full height mirrored walls. The ambient lighting and calming palette of the interior is soft and chic and the skylight above the kitchen brings reflections of the mature trees into the home.

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The master suite is self-contained and evokes the feeling of a boutique hotel.

There is a 1st floor sun-area for enjoying the homes’ surrounding views.

The AV room houses the controls for the wide-angle colour HD security cameras that are installed around the exterior of the property.

There is an outdoor 40ft x 20ft heated swimming pool, with terrace. A pathway invites you into the picturesque 11.5 acre parcel of private mature woodland.

The property boasts an additional fully self-contained 3 bedroom Lodge House, a secondary substantial goods entrance and a large Annex offering flexible living or office space.