6 bedroom detached house for saleROYSTON, Hertfordshire
Sold STC £695,000
- Well-Maintained Period Home
- Over 3400 Sq Ft Accommodation
- Unique Investment Opportunity
- Six Bedrooms
- Five Reception Rooms
- CAT 5 & Cabling For High Speed Broadband
- Generous Garden
- Ample Off-Road Parking
- Good Commuter Links
- Grade II Listed
This handsome well-maintained period home is located in the town centre on a quiet side street. It offers over 3400 square feet of accommodation, a generous garden and ample off road parking. A unique opportunity to develop a historic property into a stunning residence. Previously used as offices, work is required to create a home with period features throughout. Permissions have already been granted to install a kitchen and bathrooms, and to take down plasterboard walls that were installed to create commercial premises. The town centre and train station are within walking distance, providing regular services into London, whilst Cambridge is only a short drive.
This hugely characterful and deceptively large family home occupies an excellent location on a quiet street, just a short walk from the thriving town centre of Royston. The house was actually a commercial property before we purchased it, says Sarah-Jane, and even though there was a company in situ when I first came to view it, I could see that it was an amazing building and one which had so much potential to be turned back into a really fabulous family home.
The property was renovated in 1987 so it was in very good condition and all cat-5 cabled, which is a great feature. It had been well looked after and retained a wealth of lovely period features; we later discovered that there were many more yet to be uncovered. Theres a beautiful panelled room that we currently use as a library, lots of exposed beams and a staircase thats particularly impressive. Its an immensely characterful home.
After purchasing the house we decided to move in as it was and get a feel for the place before we began any major work, but sadly circumstances have meant that were no longer able to continue with the project, so the house as a whole is something of a blank canvas.
Back when we bought the house, the outside space was just a huge area for parking, so this year we created a lovely garden, continues Sarah-Jane. It has a beautiful sandstone terrace and raised beds that add both colour and structure, and weve also laid a brand new lawn. As a whole its a very serene space and a real suntrap during the summer.
I love the panelled room because it has such a calming atmosphere, says Sarah-Jane, but the family room with its huge fireplace is also really lovely. Its a large room, but it has a cosy feel so its where we all tend to congregate.
The location is absolutely superb, says Sarah-Jane. We can stroll through the alleyway to the High Street, which has a fabulous array of shops, so no need to worry if you run out of milk. However Upper King Street is wonderfully quiet; more often than not, all you can hear is birds tweeting so youd never know that you were in the town centre.
From the front the property looks rather quaint, but its actually a bit of a Tardis, says Sarah-Jane. We have over twenty rooms, many of which have stud walls, so in terms of redesigning the layout, the possibilities are endless. We also have a cellar which again has huge potential.
Ill definitely miss the character and the space within the house and Im sad that I didnt get the opportunity to fulfill my vision, says Sarah-Jane, but its a beautiful old building and Im sure the next owners will be able to finish the work that I have started and transform it into a really stunning home.
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Entrance Hall - 4.76m x 1.49m (15'7" x 4'10") - Exposed timbers to wall and ceiling. Storage heater.
Study - 4.75m x 3.23m (15'7" x 10'7") - Multi-pane sash window to front aspect. Stone open fireplace with stone hearth. Built-in cupboard. Storage heater.
Library - 4.71m x 3.72m (15'5" x 12'2") - Multi-pane sash window to front aspect with secondary glazing. Timber wall panelling. Recessed ceiling lights. Storage heater.
Inner Hall - Multi-pane sash window to rear aspect. Two built in cupboards. Spindle staircase to first floor landing. Exposed timbers to wall. Storage heater. Door and stairs down to:
Cellar - 6.94m x 4.02m (22'9" x 13'2") - Power and light connected. Two storage heaters. Not tanked. Two areas.
Utility Room - Floor-mounted cupboards with complementary worksurface. Stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and drainer. Extractor. Space for washing machine.
Dining Room - 4.93m x 4.26m (16'2" x 13'11") - Multi-pane sash window to side aspect. Exposed timbers to walls. Brick-built inglenook with open fire, timber bressumer and feature lighting. Open to hall. Storage heater.
Kitchen - 4.59m x 3.96m (incl. corridor with glass wall) (15 - Two multi-pane sash windows to side aspect. Exposed timbers to wall and ceiling.
Rear Hall - Door to side aspect. Leaded light window to side aspect. Recessed ceiling lights. Storage heater.
Shower Room - Tiled shower with glass screen. Heated towel rail. Extractor.
Cloakroom - Low level WC and pedestal hand wash basin. Tiled floor. Extractor.
Gym - 4.06m x 2.58m (incl. glass wall) (13'3" x 8'5" (in - Leaded light window to side aspect. Cupboard housing base mounted units and stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and drainer. Storage heater.
Living Room - 7.85m x 4.00m (25'9" x 13'1") - Three leaded light windows to side aspect. Exposed timbers to ceiling. Two storage heaters.
First Floor Landing - Staircase to second floor. Storage heater.
Master Bedroom - 4.58m x 4.24m (15'0" x 13'10") - Leaded light window to side elevation. Exposed timbers to wall and ceiling. Two storage heaters. Door to:
Dressing Room - 4.22m x 3.70m (13'10" x 12'1") - Three leaded light windows to side elevation. Exposed timbers to wall and ceiling. Storage heater.
Bedroom Two - 4.73m x 4.34m (15'6" x 14'2") - Two multi-pane sash windows to front elevation. Open fireplace with cast-iron fire and timber surround and mantel. Two storage heaters. Door to:
Bedroom Three - 4.73m x 3.77m (15'6" x 12'4") - Multi-pane sash window to front elevation. Exposed timbers to walls. Two storage heaters.
Cloakroom - Multi-pane window to side and window to rear elevation. Fully tiled. Low level WC with concealed cistern and hand wash basin. Recessed ceiling lights. Extractor.
Second Floor Landing - Multi-pane window to rear elevation. Exposed timbers to wall and ceiling. Recessed ceiling lights.
Bedroom Four - 4.50m x 3.35m (14'9" x 10'11") - Multi-pane window to front elevation. Exposed timbers to ceiling. Storage heater.
Bedroom Five - 5.60m x 3.86m (18'4" x 12'7") - Multi-pane window to front elevation. Exposed timbers to wall and ceiling. Two storage heaters.
Cloakroom - Window to side elevation. Exposed timbers to ceiling. Low level WC and hand wash basin. Storage heater.
Outside - Five-bar gate to drive for four cars. Fence and gate to garden, mainly laid to lawn with terrace. Raised beds with low level brick walls. Outside light and outside tap.
Further Information - Built circa. 1780
Grade II Listed
Mains drainage and electricity
The carcass of the house (inside and out) has been well maintained over the years including all the wood, roofs damp proofing etc.
CAT 5 and cabling for high speed broadband.
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