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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Bedford Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Sold STC £1,500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II* Listed House
  • Reception Hall & Cloakroom
  • Four Reception Rooms
  • Kitchen/Breakfast & Utility
  • Six Bedrooms
  • Two Bathrooms
  • Over 6 Acres
  • Garaging & Outbuildings

Full description

A fully refurbished historic Grade II* listed Manor House extending to some 5500 sq ft,
standing in grounds of about 6.85 acres.

Introduction - Old Ramerick Manor, which is being sold for only the second time in almost 500 years, provides an outstanding opportunity to purchase a unique and distinguished family home of immense charm and character with a fascinating history.

Location - The property is situated approximately 3 miles north of Ickleford which has a shop/general store, a public house and primary school. The historic market town of Hitchin, some 4 miles south, provides a more comprehensive range of shopping and recreational facilities.

For The Commuter - There are excellent transport links with the nearest mainline station at Arlesey some 3.5 miles away providing regular trains to Kings Cross and Cambridge. There are also stations at Hitchin and nearby Letchworth Garden City. The A1(M) and M1 are both within easy reach and provide access to London and further road networks. London Luton Airport is approximately 13 miles to the south west.

Educational Facilities - There are excellent state and private schools in the area including, Hitchin Boys' and Girls' school, Kingshott Preparatory School and in Letchworth, St Francis' College and St Christopher School and Princess Helena College in Preston.

History - Old Ramerick Manor Farm was gifted to St John's College, Cambridge in around 1520 and was in their ownership until 2014. The earliest record of a property being at Ramerick dates from the 13th Century. The building, formally a medieval open hall house, has been added to over the years but still retains a number of period features.

The Property - Old Ramerick Manor, which faces south with commanding views over its grounds and adjoining farmland, is approached from the A600 (Bedford Road) down a long driveway which leads to a large parking area in front of the Queen Anne facade. The property, which is of brick and clunch construction with a clay tiled roof, was re-fronted in the early 18th Century and extended in 1820's.

Old Ramerick Manor has been the subject of a comprehensive programme of modernisation and restoration during the last twelve months. These works have been completed to an exceptional standard with high quality fixtures and fittings throughout. The property now provides elegant and stylish accommodation, perfect for the growing family.

The Accommodation Comprises -

Ground Floor -

Reception Hall - 21'11 x 18'1 (6.68m x 5.51m) - Front door. Two windows to either side. Jacobean fireplace with wood burning stove. Decorative tiled floor. Impressive staircase to the first floor.

Drawing Room - 19' x 16'7 (5.79m x 5.05m) - Windows to front and side with shutters. Stone fireplace.

Dining Room - 19'9 x 12'9 (6.02m x 3.89m) - Bay window with seating. Chimney breast.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 16' x 16' (4.88m x 4.88m) - Windows to front and side. Door to side porch. Newly fitted with a comprehensive range of wall and base units with extensive granite work surfaces. One and a half bowl sink and drainer with mixer tap. NEFF integrated appliances to include dishwasher, fridge/freezer, oven, microwave, ceramic hob and retractable extractor fan. Central chimney breast with brand new four oven AGA. Tiled floor. Open plan to:

Family Room - 16' x 15'1 (4.88m x 4.60m) - Window to side. Door to garden. Tiled floor.

Inner Hall - Enclosed staircase.

Utility Room - 13'9 x 7'6 (4.19m x 2.29m) - Window to rear. Newly fitted with a range of base units with sink and drainer. Tiled floor.

Cloakroom - Window to rear. Vanity unit and wash hand basin. Tiled floor. Door to:

Boot Room - Window to rear. Tiled floor.

Office - 16'9 x 12'6 (5.11m x 3.81m) - Inglenook fireplace with priest hole. Understairs cupboard.

Study - 19'5 x 16'5max (5.92m x 5.00m) - Windows to rear and both sides. Door to rear. Cupboard housing central heating boiler.

First Floor -

Landing - Window to rear. Secondary stairs to bedroom three. Staircase to attic room.

Master Bedroom Suite - 18'9 x 17' (5.72m x 5.18m) - Windows to front and side. Door to en-suite. Open plan to:

Dressing Area - 11'4 x 7'4 (3.45m x 2.24m) - Window to side. Space for wardrobes.

En-Suite Bathroom - Window to rear. Suite comprising low level wc, vanitory unit, freestanding bath and walk in double shower. Tiled splash areas. Tiled floor.

Bedroom Two - 16'10 x 13'5 (5.13m x 4.09m) - Windows to front and side. Door to bathroom.

Bathroom - Window to front. Suite comprising low level wc, vanitory unit, bath and shower cubicle. Tiled splash areas. Tiled floor. Door to landing.

Bedroom Three - 19'9 x 14' (6.02m x 4.27m) - Window to side. Door to cloakroom

Cloakroom - Window to side. WC and vanitory unit.

Bedroom Four - 16'6 x 12'2 (5.03m x 3.71m) - Window to side. Door to cloakroom.

Bedroom Five - 20' x 13'4 (6.10m x 4.06m) - Two windows to front. Wardrobe.

Bedroom Six - 14' x 10'11 (4.27m x 3.33m) - Two windows to front.

Second Floor -

Attic Room - 20'1 x 13'5 (6.12m x 4.09m) - Windows to either side.

Outside -

Gardens - To the front of the Manor there is a large parking area surrounded by a low brick wall. To the east of the house is a there is an expanse of lawn, part of which was previously used as a grass tennis court, together with a variety of established trees including pear, mulberry and willows which grow on the banks of the former moat. To the west of the house is a kitchen garden with lawn, gravel paths, seating area and vegetable patch. Extending in all to just over 3 acres.

Further Land - There is grassland to the north and east of the property, extending to about 3.65 acres providing a total pf some 6.85 acres.

Outbuildings - A detached timber barn provides extensive garaging and a further detached barn provides excellent storage. External WC.

Services - The property has oil fired central heating, mains water and electricity and private drainage to a septic tank.

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