5 bedroom detached house for saleRoe End Lane, Markyate, Hertfordshire
Guide Price £2,350,000
- 5 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- 3 reception rooms
- kitchen & utility
- 4 bathrooms
- large loft rooms
- triple garage
- approx 5 acres
- EPC EER - D
A superb family home offering excellent accommodation, situated within this delightful small hamlet, close to the village centre and backing onto open fields occupying a superb and private plot.
The house is situated in a small hamlet, approximately one mile from the village centre of Markyate. This superb home is approached via secure electric gates to the front and occupies delightful formal gardens and land to both side, which extends to approximately 5 acres.
Built and occupied by the present owners from new, this elegant home enjoys attractive external elevations, along with a high interior specification, including a staircase built in Portland Stone with oak newel posts and handrail, American Oak flooring to Entrance Hall and Drawing Room, Indian Slate flooring to the Dining Room and attractive limestone floor to the Family Room. The property also boasts a bespoke hand crafted kitchen, comprising a superb range of oak and base units and granite work surfaces.
The property also benefits from a triple garage block with a separate first floor flat above, which would be ideal accommodation for an Au pair or housekeeper. Other noteworthy features include a large reception room with galleried staircase, a triple aspect drawing room with Portland Stone open fireplace, underfloor heating, solid wood doors with architraves, stone and wood flooring, high skirting boards and ceilings. The property also enjoys the benefit of a remote controlled Bang & Olufsen system for sound and vision throughout the house, together with remote dimmers for lighting. Centralised CCTV is also connected to the system and the possibility to connect to a centralised computer. Panasonic telephone system with telephone socket in every room and bathroom.
The centre of Markyate has a few local shops and is ideally located being within two miles drive of Junction 9 of the M1 and approximately 5 miles from Luton Parkway station and 7 miles from Harpenden, which offers a comprehensive range of shops and a further railway station. To fully appreciate this superb family home, an interior viewing is highly recommended.
Ground Floor - Security gates, giving access to the front garden, leading up to large oak door opening to
Entrance Hall - 17'3 x 16'7 (5.26m x 5.05m) - An impressive staircase built in Portland stone, with oak newel post and handrail, leading up to First Floor. American oak flooring. Double doors opening to:
Cloakroom - Low level WC. Wash basin built into marble surface with mixer tap. Double glazed window to side. Mirror. Downlighters. Extractor.
Drawing Room - 24'0 x 20'10 (7.32m x 6.35m) - Double glazed windows to rear and front. Oak flooring. Downlighters and uplighters, providing effective mood lighting. Large fireplace with solid fuel stove and quarry tiled hearth.
Dining Room - 15'11 x 16'6 (4.85m x 5.03m) - Double French doors to rear garden and windows overlooking rear. Indian Slate flooring. Door opening to:
Family Room - 26'0 x 18'2 (7.92m x 5.54m) - An impressive room with double glazed doors and windows to rear garden. Double glazed window to front. Attractive French limestone floor. Fireplace with solid fuel stove. Downlighters and wall light points. Door into:
Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 15'5 x 13'5 (4.70m x 4.09m) - An attractive bespoke hand crafted kitchen comprising an excellent range of oak base and wall units. Wall units incorporate cornicing with downlighters. Pelmets with under cabinet lighting. Granite work surfaces with a one and a half bowl sink with chrome mixer taps and further cupboards below. American style fridge freezer. Integrated dishwasher. Large area for breakfast table and chairs. Double glazed windows to side and rear overlooking countryside. Skylight windows providing a good degree of light to the kitchen area. Travertine flooring. Door from the Kitchen, leading to:
Utility Room - 11'6 x 9'5 (3.51m x 2.87m) - An excellent range of base and wall mounted oak units, matching that of the kitchen. Free standing oil fired central heating boiler. Large butler sink with mixer taps and cupboards under. Double glazed window to front and door to side.
First Floor -
Impressive Vaulted Landing - An impressive vaulted landing with skylight windows and downlighters. American oak flooring. Door into:
Bedroom One - 20'11 x 15'11 (6.38m x 4.85m) - Double glazed windows to front. American oak flooring. Door into:
En Suite Bathroom - 13'6 x 9'11 (4.11m x 3.02m) - A bright room, with luxury suite comprising Whirlpool bath with marble surround, his and hers wash basins set into marble vanity top, low level WC, bidet. Large shower enclosure. Double glazed windows overlooking the rear.
Dressing Room/Nursery - 19'1 max x 8'7 (5.82m max x 2.62m) - Skylight window to side. Access to loft space. Large walk-in airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder, with shelving. American oak flooring. This room would make an ideal nursery or dressing room, etc.
Bedroom Two - 16'6 x 11'6 (5.03m x 3.51m) - Double glazed window and double glazed french doors onto Juliet balcony. Downlighters. Large hatch with access to the loft rooms.
En Suite Bathroom - White suite comprising corner bath, shower above and shower screen, wash basin built into vanity unit, WC and bidet. Frosted windows to rear.
Bedroom Three - 15'9 x 10'8 (4.80m x 3.25m) - Double glazed window overlooking the front of the property. Door into:
En Suite Shower Room - Shower enclosure. Wash basin with pedestal. Low level WC. Fully tiled walls and floor. Double glazed window to side.
Bedroom Four - 16'5 x 8'9 (5.00m x 2.67m) - Vaulted room, with double glazed window overlooking the front of the property.
Bedroom Five - 11'2 x 12'2 (3.40m x 3.71m) - Double glazed windows to rear.
Family Bathroom - White suite comprising corner bath with mixer taps and shower attachment. Large shower enclosure with power shower. Wash basin with pedestal. Low level WC. Fully tiled walls and floor. Velux window to rear.
Second Floor Large Loft Area, Accessed Via Pull Down Ladder - Please note that Bedroom Two has a pull down ladder, with access to a large loft room, which is an ideal play area, home office etc and subject to planning permission, a staircase could be constructed from the landing leading up to the Second Floor.
Potential Conversion For Two Further Bedrooms, Subject To Planning Permission For A Further Staircase From First Floor Landing -
Triple Garage Block With Separate Flat Above - 37'0 x 22'0 max (11.28m x 6.71m max) - Brick construction, with one set of electric timber doors to the front and further timer doors to the rear, allowing access to drive through. Housing for electric meters. Light and power. Above the Garage, there is a separate Annexe Flat, which would be an ideal au pair or guest suite. At present this is used as accommodation for the gardener. This could also provide a rental income if wished.
Formal Gardens With Land To Either Side, Approaching Approx. 5 Acres - Approached by secure remote controlled gates, which open on to a large block paved driveway, providing parking for 7-8 cars. Neat flower bed borders. The formal gardens surround the entire house and there is an extensive patio to the rear of the property, which enjoys a westerly aspect. There is land to both sides of the formal garden, where there is an abundance of various deciduous fruit trees, bushes, plants. External lighting. 5 - 6 acres.
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