7 bedroom detached house for saleKelshall, Royston, Hertfordshire
Guide Price £2,400,000
- 4 reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Utility, boot room & laundry room
- 7 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms
- Loft room/potential 8th bedroom
- Excellent range of outbuildings and garaging
- Heated outdoor pool and pool room
- Hard tennis court
- Beautiful gardens and grounds of around 2.6 acres
Dating back to the 16th Century, Fox Hall is a beautiful Grade II listed former farmhouse of wonderful proportions with beautifully presented accommodation of over 6,100 sq ft. It has been extended over the years with a Georgian façade and later Victorian additions and alterations, being part timber framed with rendered and colour-washed elevations under a peg-tiled roof. The property retains much of its original charm with many character features and has undergone an extensive programme of renovation by the current owners. Works to the property include internal and external decoration, new flooring throughout, contemporary bathrooms, fitted wardrobes, Aga refurbishment, bi-fold doors to the terrace, and replanting the garden. The end result is an exceptional home in a picturesque village location. The ground floor accommodation flows really well and offers excellent entertaining space with a spectacular kitchen/breakfast room with limestone flooring, granite work surface and walk-in fridge. Beyond that there is a lovely dining hall, two further elegant sitting rooms, a family room and a study. There is also a guest bedroom suite, a laundry room, boot room and utility. On the first floor are six bedrooms including a stunning master bedroom suite with a dressing room and en-suite bathroom. Four of the other five bedrooms are doubles and are served by two further, very well-fitted out bathrooms. All the bedrooms have lovely views over the gardens. There is also a useful loft room or potential 8th bedroom.
Fox Hall is situated close to the centre of the small village of Kelshall which lies in an elevated position in rolling, picturesque countryside approximately 3 miles from Royston. The property is in an outstanding location for commuters, as there is a mainline station in Royston and a high speed service from Stevenage which is about a fifteen minute drive from the house. For those wishing to travel by road, there are excellent road links via the A505 and A10 to London, Stansted Airport, the M11 and the A505. In nearby Therfield, there is a renowned village pub and a primary school as well as fantastic walks towards Royston Heath. There are varied local amenities in the nearby market towns of Royston and Buntingford.
The property is approached through remotely controlled gates opening to the gravelled driveway which leads round the back of the house to ample parking and the garages and cart lodges. There is an excellent range of outbuildings including a converted hayloft with store rooms on the ground floor and a potential studio above, ideal as a home office or games room. To the back of the garage block is a fantastic kitchen garden, complete with raised, irrigated vegetable beds and soft fruit cages. The sweeping lawns run from the south-west facing terraces at the back of the house down to the heated swimming pool (with new cover and lining) which occupies a sheltered position in the centre of the garden and is surrounded by paved sun-bathing areas with a pool house to one end with a kitchenette, changing room and WC. To the back of the garden is a refurbished hard tennis court, enclosed by sports fencing. The gardens are beautifully landscaped with well-stocked, thoughtfully planted beds and borders, garden irrigation, lighting and mature trees. The same care and attention to detail has been paid to the outside space of Fox Hall which affords unrivalled levels of seclusion and tranquility along with far reaching views over the Chiltern Hills.
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