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6 bedroom detached house for sale

High Street, Whitwell, Hertfordshire


Property Description

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A handsome Queen Anne residence of immense character, pleasantly situated in the centre of a popular village. The Tun House is an extremely spacious residence believed to date from around 1702 The property offers well proportioned rooms on 3 floors, with tall ceilings and a wealth of original features including a beautiful inglenook fireplace, a magnificent oak staircase and a wealth of exposed beams and roof timbers. On the ground floor are 3 large reception rooms and a traditional farmhouse-style kitchen/breakfast room. On the first floor are 3 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, whilst the second floor accommodation includes a 30' playroom, 2 further double bedrooms and the third bathroom. A self-contained 1-bed apartment over the detached double garage provides additional auxiliary accommodation. The property stands in the centre of Whitwell, a large village situated almost equidistant between the towns of Hitchin, Harpenden and Welwyn, all of which are about 5-6 miles away.

Entrance Vestibule, Inner Hall, Cloakroom, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Sitting Room, Farmhouse Style Kitchen/Breakfast Room, 5 Double Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms (1 En Suite), Vast Second Floor Games Room, Study/Bedroom 6, Storeroom, Gas-Fired Central Heating, Detached Double Garage with Laundry and Self-Contained Apartment Over comprising Living Room, Kitchen Area, Bedroom and Bathroom, Secluded Part-Walled Rear Garden.

Entrance Lobby

2.06m x 1.53m (6'9 x 5'0 )

With heavy oak panelled door, outside light and doors to Drawing Room and:

Sitting Room

5.89m x 3.43m (19'4 x 11'3 )

With a lovely original inglenook fireplace with oak bressumer beam over and inset bench seating and 2 former ovens now covered, large bay window with window seat, low level cupboards to one wall with fitted bookshelves over, picture rail, oak woodblock flooring and 2 radiators.

Inner Hall

4.27m x 2.59m (14'0 x 8'6 )

With woodblock flooring, picture light point, radiator and magnificent original oak staircase with barley twist balusters.


1.83m x 1.14m (6'0 x 3'9 )

With low flush WC, hand basin, extractor fan, slate tiled floor, built-in understairs cupboard and door to cellar.

Drawing Room

6.15m x 4.88m (20'2 x 16'0 )

A well proportioned room with a 96 ceiling height and with a fine carved fireplace with fitted wood-burning stove, fitted cupboard to recess with display shelving over, exposed beam, 3 radiators and sash windows to front and side.

Dining Room

4.93m x 4.67m (16'2 x 15'4 )

Another fine room with a fitted cupboard to recess with display shelving over, picture rail, 2 double radiators, sash window to front and full height window to side with additional French windows leading to terrace.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

6.40m x 4.24m (21'0 x 13'11 )

A fine traditional farmhouse-style kitchen with a Nobel range-style stove with antique tiled surround, additional Hotpoint electric oven and 5-ring gas hob over, twin bowl butlers sink with mixer tap and separate mains water tap, integrated dishwasher, plumbing for washing machine, fitted cupboard unit with water softener, 2 radiators and 2 doors to garden.

First Floor

Galleried Landing

2.80m x 2.61m (9'2 x 8'7 )

With door and staircase to second floor

Bedroom 1

5.18m x 4.78m (17'0 x 15'8 )

Another fine room with a 92 ceiling height with fitted shelving to recess, coved ceiling, exposed beam, 2 radiators and door to:

En Suite Bathroom

2.79m x 0.97m (9'2 x 3'2 )

With panelled bath with hand-held shower attachment, hand basin, low flush WC and window to front.

Bedroom 2

6.60m x 5.18m (21'8 x 17'0 )

With built-in double wardrobe cupboard with cupboards over, fireplace in carved surround, thermostat, exposed beam, 2 double radiators and windows to both front and side.

Bedroom 3

5.21m x 4.98m (17'1 x 16'4 )

Another large room, currently used as a study, with a cast iron fireplace in carved surround, fitted desk unit and storage cupboards, exposed beams, radiator and window to side.

Family Bathroom

4.17m x 2.80m (13'8 x 9'2 )

With suite of panelled bath with hand-held shower attachment, gate-legged hand basin, low flush WC, panelling to dado height, heated towel rail. Airing cupboard with lagged cylinder and immersion heater. Window to side.

Second Floor

Games Room

9.35m x 5.23m (30'8 x 17'2 )

Approached from a central staircase and with windows to both front and side, exposed trusses and ceiling timbers and 3 radiators.

Study Room

5.04m x 3.16m (16'6 x 10'4 )

With roof light and radiator.

Bedroom 4

4.75m x 3.15m (15'7 x 10'4 )

With built-in hanging cupboard, radiator and window to side.

Bedroom 5

3.98m x 3.10m (13'1 x 10'2 )

With built-in eaves cupboard, walk-in wardrobe cupboard, hand basin, radiator and window to side.


1.93m x 1.88m (6'4 x 6'2 )

With suite of panelled bath with shower over, hand basin, low flush WC, heated towel rail and window to side.

Store Room

2.33m x 1.93m (7'8 x 6'4 )

With small window to side.


The narrow front garden is laid behind a low brick wall and mature yew hedge and has wrought iron entrance gate and path to front door.

Detached Double Garage

5.75m x 5.18m (18'10 x 17'0 )

Approached from the High Street and with folding pine doors, electric light and power and a built-in cupboard. There is a:

Separate Laundry/Utility Room

2.75m x 1.53m (9'0 x 5'0 )

With deep sink, plumbing for washing machine and space for dryer, wall-mounted Evo gas-fired boiler. Additional walk-in bin store.

A further door leads to a:

Self-Contained Apartment Comprising:

Ground Floor Lobby

With cloaks hanging space and radiator. Staircase to the:

Living Room Incorporating:

5.61m x 4.85m (18'5 x 15'11 )

Kitchen Area with floor and wall units, stainless steel sink unit, Smeg electric cooker and gas hob with extractor over. In the Living Area there are twin built-in double cupboards/wardrobes with plumbing for washing machine, radiator.


3.24m x 2.81m (10'8 x 9'3 )

With radiator and roof light to rear.


2.66m x 1.65m (8'9 x 5'5 )

With white suite of panelled bath with hand-held shower attachment, pedestal hand basin, low flush WC and heated towel rail.

The rear garden is approximately 46 in depth by 30 in width and extremely private, with a brick paved terrace immediately to the rear of the property, where there is an exterior boiler room housing a Gloworm gas-fired boiler with Grasslin programmer. A brick arch leads to a decked terrace and further paved terrace and outside dining area, beyond which is a lawn with 3 apple trees, flower and shrub beds and borders, all enclosed by walling and close-boarded fencing.


Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage. Gas-fired central heating.


Strictly by prior appointment with the vendor's sole agent, Bryan Bishop & Partners, telephone (01438) 718877.

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