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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Grat Gaddesden, Near Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

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Property Description

Key features

  • THREE BEDROOM EDWARDIAN HOUSE
  • GROUNDS EXTENDING TO APPROX 2.91 ACRES (STMS)
  • FITTED KITCHEN
  • CONSERVATORY
  • GRAVEL DRIVEWAY WITH DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE
  • FRONT AND SIDE GARDEN WITH REAR PADDOCK
  • TIMBER WORKSHOP AND GLAZED HOT TUB ROOM
  • PREFABRICATED OFFICE BUILDING

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The Story

Practising martial arts in the leisure studio or relaxing in the hot tub – Tom and Lynn Hill have created a home that offers them everything they need.
Dating back to 1910, Hoo Lodge is a spacious property, which sits in almost three acres of land, and offers all sorts of exciting opportunities.
“It is in a great position, where it really enjoys a lot of privacy,” Tom says. “It is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with the most amazing views all around, and yet it also has very good communications and transport links. It is easy to get to St Albans, Harpenden and Berkhamsted and is well-positioned for the M1 and getting into London.”
He continues: “Because it is set in almost three acres, with no immediate neighbours, there is lots of room for extension and really developing the property to suit your own personal requirements and pastimes.”

PERIOD HOME
Tom and Lynn moved to the detached former lodge house some 30 years ago and since then have really made it their own. Not only have they improved the house but they have also added features to the grounds. “We have fully refurbished the house and added a large conservatory and double garage,” he says. “Everything we have done has been in keeping with the style and age of the property.”

CLOSE TO NATURE
Today, the ground floor of the house features a drawing room, dining room, kitchen and bathroom, together with the very large conservatory. Upstairs there are three bedrooms.
“The master bedroom is wonderful as it has views out across the fields and woodland,” Tom says. “I love the conservatory too – we sit in there and look out over the garden and countryside, where we see all manner of English wildlife. There are unusual birds, such as red kites, and sometimes the deer come right up to the gate. We often see badgers here and once we even had a rare great crested newt in the pond.”

GREAT POSSIBILITIES
The drawing room is a bright, sunny space, where the couple like to watch television and relax. “This is a cosy room,” he says. “The dining room is also nice as it has the wood-burning stove. When we are entertaining, we tend to use the conservatory as it is so large. We have had more than 60 people here sometimes.”
On special occasions, the leisure room or studio also comes into its own. This enormous space is where Tom trains in martial arts and classes with up to 20 people can be held.
“This space could have all sorts of uses, however. It could become a gym, an office or even possibly converted into additional accommodation, subject to the relevant planning permissions.”

ADDED EXTRAS
An aluminium Pemberton caravan stands in the grounds and has been fitted out as an office, Tom explains. This has been a great place to work from home.
“It is 35ft long and is a fully functioning office,” he says. “We also have a hot tub room here, which is self-contained and has a six to eight-seat Jacuzzi inside; this can be used all year round.” With a two-acre paddock, the property could suit someone seeking to keep a horse or pony at home too. “At the moment this is a beautiful wildflower meadow,” he adds.

TRANQUIL PLACE
The Ashridge area surrounding Great Gaddesden offers lots of beautiful places to walk, ride and explore. The landscape is known for its beauty - Little Gaddesden and the Ashridge Estate is owned and managed by the National Trust and has been used in many films and television programmes, including Robin Hood, Midsomer Murders and Lewis.
“We do enjoy a country lifestyle here yet we are also within just five miles of some important towns and only 30 miles from London,” Tom points out. “At the right time of day you can drive into London within 30 or 40 minutes. We are just 10 minutes from the motorway and half an hour from Brent Cross. What we enjoy most about living here is the seclusion and privacy of the setting – I know I will miss the tranquillity of this place when we leave. It is a very beautiful and quiet area.”

Setting the scene

Hoo Lodge is set in just under three acres of its own land.
It has a gravel driveway and parking area, together with a detached double garage.
To the front and side there are lawned gardens, while at the back there is a paddock or wildflower meadow.
The grounds also include a timber workshop, glazed hot tub room and office building.

Whats Nearby

As you wend your way through the leafy Hertfordshire lanes on the edge of the Chiltern Hills, you will find the hamlet of Great Gaddesden. Whether you are looking for an easy drive to the golf course, a slalom on the artificial ski slopes at Hemel Hempstead or a trip to the local shopping centre, Great Gaddesden is very well situated. The house is surrounded by rolling greenbelt countryside and has many glorious walks. Enjoy a Sunday stroll to dine at Martins Pond in Potten End or the Alford Arms in Frithsden; alternatively take a short drive into Berkhamsted and visitThe Rex cinema. The area has a number of excellent schools for both private and state education.

Within Easy Reach

There is easy access to the railway stations at Berkhamsted, Hemel Hempstead and Boxmoor, with fast trains to Euston taking just 30 minutes. The nearby towns of Berkamsted, St Albans and Hemel Hempstead offer excellent shopping and leisure facilities. The M1 and M25 are both just a short drive away and bring London and the motorway network of the South East of England all within easy reach.

How to get there

From the M1, exit at Junction 8 and proceed into Hemel Hempstead on the A414. I the town centre, at the "Magic Roundabout", proceed North West signposted Leighton Buzzard on the A4146. Continue on this road to Great Gaddesden, where the property will de found on the right hand side after passing through the hamlet.

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  • Berkhamsted (3.2 mi)
  • Tring (4.3 mi)
  • Hemel Hempstead (4.4 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Berkhamsted (3.2 mi)
  • Tring (4.3 mi)
  • Hemel Hempstead (4.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Chewton Rose, Gerrards Cross

30 Packhorse Road, Gerrards Cross, SL9 7DA

01628 301046 Local call rate

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