5 bedroom detached house for saleWhelpley Hill, Chesham
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- Reception Hall with Cloakroom
- Four Reception Rooms
- Kitchen/Breakfast Room
- Boiler Room, Lobby and Utility Room
- Annexe with Lobby, Sitting Room, Double Bedroom and En Suite Bathroom
- Master Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom
- Two Further Bedrooms with En Suite Facilities
- Garage Block with Double Garage, Workshop and WC
- Gardens and Paddock
- About 6.22 Acres
A splendid detached barn conversion, extending to over 4,000 sq ft, situated within gardens and paddock of about 6.22 acres, in a Chiltern village, within a few minutes drive of Berkhamsted.
Description - Formerly a large brick built barn and outbuildings, forming part of Hemmings Farm, and built in about 1900, New Hemmings was converted into a spacious family home in about 2000. The property has light and bright accommodation, which is versatile in arrangement, having a ground floor annexe with sitting room and bedroom with en suite bathroom.
The property has spacious accommodation, which is light and bright, with high performance windows. Many of the rooms enjoy lofty vaulted ceilings with exposed roof timbers and oak flooring features throughout the reception rooms. There is a large welcoming entrance hall with cloakroom, giving access to the main living rooms, including the splendid 30' drawing room, which leads to a large study. The large, well-fitted farmhouse-style kitchen has a five oven Aga, central island and traditional pine welsh dresser, in addition to an extensive range of wall and base cupboards, with built-in appliances.
On the first floor there are three double bedrooms, all of which have en suite bathroom facilities, with the main bedroom having an extensive range of fitted wardrobe cupboards.
Exterior - The property is approached through brick piers and along a driveway, with a wooded area to one side. The driveway goes around the house and terminates in a large turning circle, with raised central island, attractively planted with shrubs and flowers. The detached garage block provides two parking bays, with electric up and over doors, plus a workshop with separate WC. There is an adjoining storage cupboard. The garden has a small paddock to the rear, and a larger paddock to the side, which extends to just under five acres. At the far end of the paddock is Whelpley Hill Park and the village centre.
Location - New Hemmings occupies an elevated position on the edge of the Chiltern Hills, on the borders of Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. The property is located just outside the village of Whelpley Hill, about one and a half miles from the village of Bovingdon and the nearby towns of Berkhamsted and Chesham provide a wide range of shopping, recreational and educational facilities.
The schools in the area are of a particularly high standard, with independent schools including the renowned Berkhamsted School for boys and girls, and a wide range of state schools, including the well regarded grammar schools of Buckinghamshire.
Recreational facilities abound with sports and leisure centres at Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead and golf courses at nearby Berkhamsted and Ashridge. There are many lovely footpaths and bridle paths in the area, which provide endless walking and riding opportunities. Communications are good with the mainline railway stations at Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead, providing services to Euston (approximately 30 minutes) and the Chiltern line and Metropolitan line services at Chesham, connecting with Marylebone and Baker Street (approximately 40 minutes). The A41 bypass forms and fast link with the M25 (Junction 20) at Kings Langley, and the M1 (Junction 8) is available at Hemel Hempstead. Both give access to the national motorway network and direct routes to the international airports of Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton.
Berkhamsted 21/2 miles (London Euston 30 minutes), Chesham 31/2 miles (Marylebone and Baker Street 40 minutes), Hemel Hempstead 41/2 miles, M1 (Junction 8) 9 miles, M25 (Junction 20) 8 miles.
Services - Mains water and electricity, private drainage system, oil fired central heating (both under floor and radiators).
Directions - From Aitchisons office in Berkhamsted town centre proceed east along the High Street to the central crossroads and turn left into Kings Road, bearing left at the top into Kingshill Way. Turn right at the roundabout towards Chesham, cross the A41 and take the first turning left prior to reaching the second roundabout. Follow this lane into the valley and up the other side until reaching the village, and the entrance to New Hemmings will be found on the right hand side, immediately after Hemmings Farm.
Local Authority - Chiltern District Council, King George V House, King George V Road, Amersham, Buckinghamshire HP6 5AW
Tel: 01494 729000
Council Tax Band: H
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