Home of the week: The Fisheries, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth
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A property which has featured in various television shows including Midsomer Murders, Jonathan Creek and Waking the Dead is now on the market.
The Fisheries, in Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, is a picturesque Grade II listed Regency cottage.
Built in the 1820s as the fishing lodge for the Chorleywood House Estate, it has been occupied by the same family for more than 75 years. The house was extended in the early 20th century and further restored and enlarged in the 1970s. It has immense character but some updating is required.
Some of the other major television dramas to feature The Fisheries include TV movie The Secret Life of Mrs Beeton (2006), Holby City, Lewis and In Deep.
The Fisheries is situated in an idyllic remote location beside the River Chess and it is a rare property in the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). Rickmansworth and Chorleywood both
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offer an excellent commute to London with the Metropolitan Line to Baker Street and The City and the Chiltern Turbo to Marylebone.
Both Chorleywood and Rickmansworth offer a mix of old and new with a good selection of restaurants, shops and public houses. The M25 can be accessed at Junction 18 with its links to the major motorway networks.
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On the ground floor the house opens into an excellent sitting room with feature fireplace and built?in bookcase. There are steps up to the River Room which is a beautiful, round room with marble fireplace and domed ceiling.
The kitchen is fitted with a range of built?in cupboards, porcelain tiles and a breakfast bar. Overlooking the garden, it has a walk?in larder and door to a scullery and cloakroom. The main bedroom
overlooks the pretty gardens and there is an en suite bathroom.
On the first floor the second bedroom has a large eaves room which could be converted to a dressing room/en suite (subject to usual consents) and there is a third bedroom.
The house is approached along a country track. Parking is by the wooden footbridge over the River Chess to The Fisheries. The formal gardens are delightful and there is a lovely terrace adjacent to the River Room. There are a range of outbuildings which are separated by gates where the current owners keep chickens, goats and peacocks.
Purchasers note, there is no mains gas and instead it uses LPG bottle gas for central heating, hot water and cooking. It has a private water supply and septic tank but does feature mains electricity and broadband.