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4 bedroom terraced house for sale

ROYSTON, Hertfordshire

Sold STC £850,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Period Features Throughout
  • Former Priory
  • Town Centre Location
  • Four Large Double Bedrooms
  • Large Home Office With Own Access
  • Detached Studio
  • Ample Parking
  • 3899 sq ft Total
  • Floor to Ceiling Bay Windows
  • No Chain

Full description

A large family home converted from the former Priory for St John the Baptist Church with beautiful decorative cornicing, exposed beams and oak flooring. A large gravel drive leads to ample parking overlooking the Priory memorial gardens and Church with an additional rear enclosed courtyard garden with a paved patio area. It features high ceilings and four double bedrooms, two with en suites. It boasts an impressive large lower-ground-floor home office with separate access as well as a separate detached studio.

This striking, large family home is located in a secluded area of the town centre and is part of an ancient Priory which was cleverly converted into individual dwellings some years ago. This brilliant home is on the doorstep of a host of amenities and, yet, it enjoys the peace and tranquillity of its surroundings. Being adjacent to the church and its grounds, an atmosphere of timelessness and continuity seems to surround the property.

This lovely house has been a much loved family home for its present owners since 1978 when they moved in with their new family. Over the years it has served them well and, as the family increased in numbers, the convenience of the house combined with everything being on the doorstep has been perfect. It is only a ten minute walk to the station which provides an excellent service into Kings Cross which takes around forty minutes. The road network is excellent and journeys into nearby Cambridge are easy, as are those to Stansted Airport. The local countryside is undulating and pretty, with a beautiful local area of open heathland which is very popular for walking and famous for its wild pasque flowers.

The owners undertook a sizeable refurbishment and enhancement of the house some years ago, thereby adding further comfort and to make improved use of the brilliant space it offered. The ancient cellar was updated, thereby providing an exceptional area for home working, whilst also serving as a popular venue for teenage parties. The house seems to embrace people, with its comfortable reception rooms hosting many family occasions throughout the years, especially at Christmas when many generations gather together. There has always been enough space to have quiet relaxation if required.

The Master bedroom features a floor to ceiling bay window which has views out to the garden and beyond. Looking out on a spring morning, with the birds singing, the sun shining, together with the view, does give an excellent and uplifting start to the day.

The dining room is exceptional. There is an open fire in here and, when this is aglow, candles are lit on the table, the room has such a warm, cosy, atmosphere.

Among the many celebrations held, Christmas is always special and, should there be snow or frost on the ground, lights twinkling on the trees, everything has a special magic. The family celebrated their Silver Wedding party, held jointly with milestone birthdays for their children. Many guests of all ages mingled together easily and happily.

The house is now much too large for its owners, and they will be sad to say farewell to their remarkable home. They have so many memories to take away of the quality of life they have experienced here in this bustling town and its surrounding locality. They do feel that they have lived very much in the heart of Englands Green and Pleasant Land.

Covered portico with double height bay windows at either side to:

Reception Hall - 4.65m x 4.72m (15'3" x 15'6" ) - Two windows to front aspect with oak surrounds. Oak flooring. High ceilings with decorative cornicing and ceiling rose. Radiator.

Sitting Room - 5.82m x 6.20m (19'1" x 20'4") - Walk in bay sash window to front aspect with window seat and shutters. Feature fireplace with decorative stone mantle and surround with marble hearth flue not functional but could be converted to gas. Dado rail. High ceilings with decorative cornicing and ceiling rose. Hatch to kitchen. Radiator.

Dining Room - 6.63m x 5.05m (21'9" x 16'7") - Walk in sash bay window to front aspect. Working fireplace with painted wood surround, and slate hearth. Dado rail. High ceilings with decorative cornicing and ceiling rose. Radiator.

Rear Hall - 10.49m x 1.96m (34'5" x 6'5") - Two windows to rear aspect. Oak flooring and staircase leading to first floor. Radiator.

Cloak Room - Two piece suite comprising a low level WC and pedestal hand wash basin.

Kitchen Breakfast Room - 3.91m x 4.34m (12'10" x 14'3") - Window and multi paned glass door to rear. Wall and base mounted units with complementary worksurfaces. Inset stainless steel 1-1/2 bowl sink and drainer. Lighting under the wall units. Rangemaster cooker and matching extractor hood. Space for dishwasher. Built in fridge and freezer. Utility area has space for washer and dryer. Radiator. Door to:

Lower Ground Floor Home Office - 16.59m x 3.78m (54'5" x 12'5") - Two windows to front aspect. Stairs down from kitchen. Separate multi paned door to front of house. Telephone point and ample power sockets. Underfloor heating.

First Floor Landing - Two windows to rear elevation. Exposed beams to one wall. Oak flooring. Two radiators.

Master Bedroom - 5.05m x 5.00m (16'7" x 16'5") - Walk in sash bay window to front elevation. Oak flooring. Radiator.

Ensuite - Skylight. Three piece suit comprising a low level WC, panelled bath and pedestal hand wash basin. Secure shelved cupboard with small radiator. Fully tiled. Heated towel ladder.

Bedroom Two - 4.85m x 4.91m (15'10" x 16'1" ) - Window to front elevation. Vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. Feature cast iron fireplace. Oak flooring. Two radiators.

Bedroom Three - 6.53m x 4.45m (21'5" x 14'7") - Raised walk in sash bay window to front elevation. Feature sandstone fireplace. Vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. Oak flooring. Radiator.

Ensuite - Window to front elevation. Skylight. Four piece suite comprising a storage unit with inset hand wash basin and concealed system low level WC, panelled bath and separate walk in glass shower cubicle. Fully tiled. Heated towel ladder.

Bedroom Four - 4.42m x 3.73m (14'6" x 12'3" ) - Two windows to rear and side elevations. Oak flooring. Radiator.

Family Bathroom - 3.23m x 2.29m (10'7" x 7'6") - Skylight. Four piece suite comprising a storage unit with inset hand wash basin and concealed system low level WC, offset corner bath and separate walk in glass shower cubicle. Fully tiled. Shelved linen cupboard. Heated towel ladder.

Outside - Large gravelled driveway with parking for several cars. Front gardens laid mainly to lawn with mature trees and shrubs to borders overlooking the Priory Memorial Gardens and St John the Baptist Church. Rear enclosed courtyard garden with paved patio area.

Studio - Skylight windows. Detached building with power, heating and electricity connected.

Agents Notes - Council Tax Band: F
North Hertfordshire District Council
Built circa. 16th Century
Conservation Area
Not listed
Mains connected
Gas boiler

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04 August 2016


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