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5 bedroom house for sale

Kimpton Road, Codicote, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4

Guide Price £1,500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • River & countryside views
  • gardens extending to just over 4.3 acres
  • Grade II Listed
  • 3 reception rooms
  • study/bedroom 5
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms (1 en suite)
  • utility room
  • large barn & store rooms

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A stunning Grade II Listed family home with gardens, paddock and 300 metres of fishing right on the River Mimram

Location

Welwyn North Station 4.4 miles
Harpenden Station 6 miles
St Albans 9.2 miles
A1(M)(J6) 3.1 miles
M1 (J10) 8.7 miles
Luton airport 9.4 miles

Valley Farm is located in a stunning rural setting, equidistant between the charming village of Codicote, with its pretty high street, and Kimpton, with and its friendly village atmosphere, general store/post office, public houses and beautiful church.

The property is 6 miles to both Harpenden and Welwyn Garden city. Welwyn Garden City is a cosmopolitan town offering a good selection of shops including Waitrose, John Lewis and Sainsburys. Additionally, transport is well provided for with a prompt commuter train service into Kings Cross. Harpenden also has a comprehensive range of shopping, travel, leisure facilities and train station, giving direct services into St Pancras, which makes Valley Farm an ideal rural retreat for those working in London.

There is a good choice for education in the area including the local primary schools in Codicote and Kimpton. There are private primary schools such as Aldwickbury Preparatory School, St Hilda's, and Beechwood Park with secondary education slightly further afield at Hitchin with the Boys' and Girls' Schools and also at St Albans, the St Albans Boys School, St Albans High School for Girls and St Columbus.

Road links are excellent with the M1 8.7 miles distant and the A1(M) just over 3 miles away.

Description

Entrance hall, sitting room, family room, dining room, study/bedroom 5, kitchen/breakfast room, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), utility room, cloakroom, large barn & store rooms, gardens and paddock extending to just over 4.3 acres, 300 metres of fishing rights along chalk based River Mimram.

Set behind a knapped flint wall, Valley Farm is a beautiful period property which is believed to originate from the mid/late 1600's. Those with a sporting interest will be delighted to learn that Valley Farm boasts fishing rights along 300 meters of the chalk based River Mimram, and for those with an equestrian interest, there is the opportunity to convert the existing barns to stabling and utilise the adjoining paddock for keeping ponies or horses at home. Alternatively, subject to the necessary planning consents, the vendors have had plans drawn up to convert the barn into a 2 bedroom dwelling, approximately 700sq ft.

The accommodation is arranged over 2 levels, with all bedrooms enjoying views of the rolling hills of the surrounding countryside. The property has been sympathetically extended in the late 1980's, with meticulous attention to detail, enhancing and restoring the fine period style of the house. There is an attractive hand-built farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room, which is well fitted with painted units and boasts a large walk-in larder and cast iron stove. Leading off, there is a generous utility room providing ample space for laundry. The delightful sitting room, with its focal point fireplace and woodburner, creates a warm and cosy environment and the elegant dining room with fireplace sits next to the kitchen.

The master bedroom, well fitted study and one of the guest rooms, are located at one end of the house and are served by a separate staircase winding up from the inner lobby. This master bedroom benefits from a bright and well-appointed en suite bathroom and a large walk-in dressing room. There is a large guest bedroom with fitted cupboards and a further guest room, each sharing the family bathroom, and are accessed by a separate staircase leading up from the main hallway.

Valley Farm sits in grounds extending to approximately 4.3 acres with the River Mimram meandering along one of the boundaries. Set at the rear of the property is a large flagstone terrace which overlooks the river; an ideal place to sit and watch the abundance of wildlife that visit. There is a courtyard style ornamental garden featuring a clematis covered arbour area that leads onto a well-tended lawned garden. The remaining grounds are arranged as wild meadows with wild flowers and pathway that follows around the perimeter and along the riverbank.

The frontage of the property is walled with a large driveway that leads to a parking area, providing space for several vehicles. There is a traditional timber frame barn that offers parking for 2 cars, with a wood store attached. There is also a large open barn with potential for further development, subject to planning permission, for a 2 bedroom dwelling - plans available to view.

Square Footage: 2,651 sq ft
Acreage: 4.3 Acres

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06 October 2015

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