Property Spotlight: Two £1m Hertfordshire homes
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Rightmove is currently advertising 30 Hertfordshire properties for sale with a £1m asking price, ranging from a three-bed barn conversion in Knebworth to The Old Fox, a four-bed former temperance pub in Bricket Wood.
This week’s Property Spotlight is on two homes in rural settings. If only we had a spare million...
Four-bed house in Hexton, near Hitchin
Fancy living in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? This four-bedroom rural property is in such a spot in the sought-after Hertfordshire village of Hexton, in the Chilterns.
The impressive kitchen/breakfast room has an oversized central island, inset with a Franke stainless steel sink, and numerous integrated appliances including a Rangemaster range cooker.
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Doors lead through into a light and airy sitting room where a central Rocal Giselle 80 Woodburner on a tiled hearth steals the show. Upstairs, the bathrooms are also super stylish with rainfall showers, and the master bedroom enjoys uninterrupted views over the village cricket ground.
Outside, a pair of five bar timber gates open to the gravel driveway which has an oak framed carport. A picket fence encloses the front garden while there’s an enclosed landscaped garden to the rear.
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Just a short drive away is the historic market town of Hitchin which boasts an outstanding reputation for schools and commuter links - trains will whisk you to King’s Cross in under 30 minutes.
Homefield House, Hitchin
Michael Graham | 01462 441 700 | www.michaelgraham.co.uk
Four-bed detached house in Lower Gustard Wood, Wheathampstead
This attractive and much improved red brick double fronted Grade II listed detached home dates back to circa 1840 and offers a perfect blend of retained character features with modern appeal.
Set adjacent to Mid Herts Golf Club, the property has undergone many improvements by the present owner and has been tastefully decorated throughout.
Glazed double doors lead from the entrance hall in to the impressive 22ft sitting room featuring a wonderful inglenook fireplace that houses a wood burning stove. Bi-fold doors lead out to the private York stone paved patio making it perfect for entertaining guests within the private enclosed rear garden.
Whippletrees also benefits from a 24ft kitchen/breakfast room that has been tastefully refitted with a white modern kitchen with granite worktops that incorporate a breakfast bar and houses new integrated appliances. This room has a dining area with exposed period timbers and access to the cellar which offers good head height and great storage space. Further features include a 14ft dining room, a useful cloakroom and a study.
Upstairs, the light and airy master bedroom benefits from a modern en-suite shower room. There are three further double bedrooms and a family bathroom, which has been tastefully refitted with a white modern four-piece bathroom suite.
Externally, the front garden provides off road parking and a summer house whilst the courtyard style terraced rear garden is perfect for entertaining guests and provides access to further parking. The extended double garage has useful loft storage space and easily houses three/four cars.
Whippletrees is ideally placed within Lower Gustard Wood, providing ease of access to the local facilities and schooling in Wheathampstead and is just a short drive or bus ride away from Harpenden town centre and mainline railway station.
Whippletrees, Lower Gustard Wood, Wheathampstead
Offers in excess of £1million
Frosts | 01582 833444 | www.frosts.co.uk