5 bedroom detached house for saleLondon Road, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3
Guide Price £2,000,000
- 3 reception rooms
- kitchen/breakfast room
- 5 bedrooms
- 3 bath/shower rooms
- extensive garaging
- plot circa one acre
- indoor pool
- EPC Rating = E
Character five bedroom house in an acre plot with extensive garaging
Rickmansworth town centre is about three quarters of a mile and offers comprehensive shopping facilities including Waitrose, Tesco and Marks & Spencer. Rickmansworth Station provides a Metropolitan Line service to Baker Street and The City and the Chiltern Turbo to Marylebone. Northwood shopping centre and the Metropolitan Line Station are about a mile and a half distant. The M25 (J18) at Chorleywood is about three miles and provides access to the motorway networks and Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
Chalk Dell House is a substantial five bedroom detached family home which was originally built in 1912 set within an acre plot on the edge of Rickmansworth town centre on the way to Northwood. Extended in recent years, the property also includes an indoor swimming pool and a versatile range of garages housing up to twenty five vehicles. The front door opens into an enclosed porch which in turn opens to the elegant sitting room which has a feature fireplace with open fire and a built in gas starter. Bi-fold doors open to the study and is a perfect room for working from home and boasts a bespoke range of fitted cupboards, shelving and a matching desk. French doors open to the terrace. The dining room has a feature Art Deco fireplace, space for a large dining table and enjoys views over the front garden. From the sitting room is an inner hall through to the study and kitchen/breakfast room. The kitchen/breakfast room is certainly the 'hub' of the house and has a large granite island with an inset two ring gas hob with contemporary extractor above and an inset sink. There is an integrated dishwasher, single oven with a separate warming drawer, microwave and coffee machine. A Sandyford traditionally-crafted gas range cooker is set within the brick fireplace. The back wall of the kitchen still has the original floor to ceiling pine cupboards and servants' bells. The window seat and large breakfast area have views over the rear gardens. An inner hall separates the snug and dining room. There is a cellar providing storage for wine and other household items.
The first floor bedroom accommodation comprises a dual aspect master bedroom with a door leading out onto a large terrace where lovely views over the rear garden can be enjoyed and there is also an en suite dressing room.
There is a large guest suite with dressing room and a contemporary shower room. There are three further double bedrooms, one of which has double doors leading out onto its own private terrace. Two family bathrooms complement the first floor accommodation.
Outside - The property is approached through electronically operated wooden gate with telephone entry system and a block pavioured driveway provides extensive parking for many vehicles. The owners have extended the range of garages at right angles towards the front, creating an L-shape. To left hand side of the house there is a carport and further garage.
The rear gardens are a true delight; private, interesting and thoughtfully landscaped. Lawned grounds extend away from the house and are interspersed with well stocked herbaceous borders. Part way down the garden is an indoor pool with a swim jet, electric cover, a gym area, wet room and cloakroom. There is also a koi carp pond with a water feature. To the rear of the garden are a large number of fruit trees, soft fruit and vegetable cages and a large fire pit. There are also more garages at the end of the garden and these are well screened from the house. There is an attractive greenhouse and the garden has a large underground rainwater tank with a pump and lighting.
Square Footage: 3,933 sq ft
Acreage: 1 Acres
From Rickmansworth Station take the fi rst exit left onto Rectory Road. At the next roundabout take the second exit onto Riverside Drive (A404). At the next roundabout take the second exit onto London Road and at the next roundabout take the second exit (A404) Batchworth Hill/London Road. Chalk Dell House can be found on the right hand side before Batchworth Golf Club as indicated by our for sale board.
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