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5 bedroom detached house for sale

St. Francis Close, Buntingford, Hertfordshire, SG9

Sold STC £699,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Quality Family Home
  • Impressive Kitchen/Diner
  • Amdega Conservatory
  • Mature Gardens
  • Luxury Bathroom Suite
  • Private Location
  • Double Garage/Parking
  • Gas Central Heating

Full description

Set in arguably one of Buntingford's most sought after and exclusive private residential locations this impressive family home offers substantial five bedroom accommodation that has been beautifully upgraded and improved by the present owners to provide a home of impressive quality that is arranged over three floors. Having been originally developed by award winners Grange builders the property enjoys a high specification and many stylish architectural features all of which have been enhanced by the present owners with the introduction of a number of luxurious fixtures and fittings. Internal alterations have included a stunning kitchen/family room created from two original reception rooms, the upgrade of all bathroom suites and en suites and an Amdega conservatory to the rear that has been featured nationally in the Sunday Times and Homes and Gardens.
The property enjoys a generous and well landscaped southerly aspect garden together with off street parking and double garage. The accommodation comprises reception hall, cloakroom, study/music room, lounge, stunning kitchen/dining room, Amdega conservatory, five bedrooms with the main bedroom suite having a dressing area and en suite shower, two further bathrooms. Other features include oak flooring to the ground floor, moulded skirting boards, architraves and coving, plantation style shutters, sash windows and gas central heating.


St Francis Close is situated to the southern periphery of the market town of Buntingford enjoying a parkland like setting within the grounds of a former school which is now converted to luxury town houses. The property is approached by a private gravel drive off of London Road. The pretty and bustling high street of Buntingford is within 10 minutes walking distance of the property and offers a range of family run shops together with local schools of all grades and sporting/ leisure facilities. Private school education is close to hand at St Edmund's College as well as international travel via Stansted airport. Buntingford is itself situated approximately 15 -20 minutes driving distance to north of Ware and is accessible by the A10 bypass.

Floor Plans:

Floor plans are provided for guidance only. They are not to scale and must not form any part of a legal contract or be reproduced without the written consent of a partner of Ensum Brown Estate Agents.

Front entrance door giving access to:

Entrance Hall

3.51m(11'6'') x 3.15m(10'4'')

Galleried staircase rising to first and second floor accommodation, oak flooring, double radiator, understairs storage cupboard, coving to ceiling, separate access to:



Contemporary style suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin, low flush wc, limestone tiled surrounds.


2.74m(9'0'') x 2.74m(9'0'')

Oak flooring, sash window to front aspect with fitted plantation style shutters (which are to be found on selected windows throughout the property and will remain) ornate feature Victorian style fireplace ( not operational) coved ceiling.


4.93m(16'2'') x 4.11m(13'6'')

A most pleasant room with box bay window to side and an arched Victorian style fireplace that is set on a granite hearth and within a timber surround. The fireplace houses a natural flame effect coal fire, coved ceiling, dado rail, oak flooring, double doors to:


Amdega Conservatory

4.88m(16'0'') x 3.66m(12'0'')

Traditional Amdega timber framed conservatory that provides a most splendid addition to the living accommodation that also links the lounge through to the most impressive kitchen/ dining area. The conservatory features a terracotta tiled floor that also enjoys under floor heating and has direct access on to the adjoining patio and gardens. We understand from our client that Amdega have featured the conservatory in a number of advertising campaigns including those seen in the Sunday Times and Homes and Gardens.


Kitchen/Dining Room

7.16m(23'6'') x 7.01m(23'0'') overall


Kitchen Area

Extremely well fitted with a range of wall and base storage units with oak veneered fascia which are complemented by stylish brushed stainless steel kick boards and draw units. The kitchen area is designed around a central island unit which incorporates a five ring gas hob under a stainless steel canopy, the work surfaces are granite and the appliances include double oven, integrated dishwasher and built-in washing machine. A Potterton gas fired boiler supplies domestic hot water and radiators. Limestone flooring, low voltage ceiling lights, door to outside.




Dining Area

Box bay window to front aspect, limestone flooring, double radiator, door to main reception hall.

First Floor Landing

2.95m(9'8'') x 2.95m(9'8'')

Stairs to top floor accommodation, double radiator, aspect to front, airing cupboard, separate access to:

Main Bedroom Suite

8.18m(26'10'') x 2.74m(9'0'') overall

Originally two bedrooms that have been converted to provide this most splendid main suite. The room is divided in to two distinctive areas which comprise:

Bedroom Area

With sash window to rear aspect, low voltage ceiling light, TV aerial point, fitted bedside cabinets, double radiator.

Dressing Area

Extensively fitted with a range of John Lewis wardrobe cupboards with a matching chest of drawers, dual aspect to rear, coved ceiling, double radiator.

En Suite Shower Room

Contemporary style suite with large shower cubicle and an independent power shower. Wall hung wash hand basin, low flush wc, limestone tiled floor with matching tiled surrounds, fitted mirror, heated towel rail, radiator, low voltage down lights.

Bedroom Two

3.66m(12'0'') x 3.48m(11'5'')

Aspect to front, coved ceiling, ceiling lights.


Bedroom Three

3.73m(12'3'') x 2.92m(9'7'')

Presently being used as study with aspect to front, coved ceiling, double radiator, telephone point.

Family Bathroom

Refitted white suite comprising limestone enclosed bath with shower screen and independent shower, pedestal wash hand basin, low flush wc, downlights, heated towel rail, radiator.

Second Floor Landing

With Velux window, access to under eves storage space, separate access to:

Bedroom Four

3.66m(12'0'') x 3.53m(11'7'')

Aspect to side, access to under eves storage space, double radiator.

Bedroom Five

3.66m(12'0'') x 2.31m(7'7'')

Aspect to side, double radiator, access to under eves storage space.


White suite comprising tile enclosed bath with shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin, low flush wc, fitted mirror, limestone tiled surrounds.


A fine feature of The Larches is the splendid and generous gardens that enjoy a southerly aspect to the rear. The frontage is mainly lawned and there is a double width driveway providing parking and access to the detached double GARAGE with twin up and over doors and power and light connected. The garden is well stocked and has natural screening as well as close boarded fencing on all boundaries. Once again the garden is laid mainly to lawn with flower and shrub borders. There is a terrace/patio area to the immediate rear of the property which incorporates an ornamental fish pond. There is a further patio area and a very attractive secluded side garden to the north/western boundary.




Ensum Brown have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fittings or services so cannot verify they are in working order and the buyer is advised to obtain verification from their solicitor or surveyor. While we endeavour to make our sales particulars accurate and reliable, if there is any point which is of particular importance to you please contact the office and we will be pleased to check the information.

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01 February 2012

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