5 bedroom detached house for saleHaywood Lane, Therfield, Royston, Hertfordshire
- 4 reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room with Rayburn and walk-in larder
- Cloakroom, utility and boot room
- 4 double bedrooms
- 4 bath/shower rooms
- One bedroom annexe with sitting room, kitchenette and shower rooms
- Heating swimming pool and summer house
- Outbuildings including cart lodge garage, garden store and field shelter
- Gardens and paddocks extending to 3.4 acres
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Brook House was a former farmhouse bought by the current owners in the late 1990s. It has undergone an extensive programme of refurbishment and extension to create a wonderful country home with excellent family accommodation. It affords any potential buyer the opportunity to acquire a hugely versatile home with superb, free-flowing reception rooms and a fantastic kitchen/breakfast room with Rayburn, Rangemaster cooking range, butler sinks and walk-in larder. A lovely vaulted garden room opens from the kitchen, with doors to the garden and oak flooring, offering additional dining space and sitting area. There is a sitting room/snug off the kitchen with an open fire, ideal for cosy winter evenings and an elegant drawing room with open fire and doors to the terrace. There is a utility room, cloakroom and useful boot room. With the potential for separate self-contained annexe, there is an office/playroom with its own entrance, ground floor shower room/WC and door to the English Heritage oak barn with is currently used as a plant room/store room but could easily be converted into additional living space. The roof space above this would be readily useable for a further bedroom and bathroom (there is also lapsed planning consent on a further loft conversion).On the first floor are four double bedrooms including a double-aspect master bedroom with far-reaching rural views and a well-fitted en-suite bathroom, with roll top bath and walk-in shower, and a dressing room. A family shower room serves two of the other bedrooms with a guest suite, again with double aspect and en-suite bathroom. The flexibility and scope of Brook House is further enhanced by a charming annexe, attached to the cart-lodge with mezzanine bedroom, kitchenette and shower room.
This fantastic property with, set in a wonderful rural setting, is offered with no onward chain.
Brook House occupies a delightfully secluded position on the edge this popular and picturesque village set in rolling countryside approximately 2 miles from the market town of Royston. The village has a thriving and active community centred around the village hall, the primary school (rated OFSTED outstanding) and the renowned public house/restaurant, as well as fantastic walks in the area on Therfield Heath which has its own golf course. There are more varied and local amenities in Buntingford and in the nearby market town of Royston including a mainline railway station (London Kings Cross 37 mins). There is also a station in Ashwell (4 miles). There is an excellent farm shop on the A10 near Melbourn as well as a small village shop in Barley (5 miles). For the road commuter there is easy access to the A10 and the A505 which leads to the A1 and M25 and to M11 and Stansted and Luton Airports.
The property is approached through a five bar opening to the driveway to the house itself. A further driveway leads up the paddocks beyond. The gardens wrap around the house and are beautifully landscaped with well-tended lawns, mature hedging and well-stocked beds and borders. To the side of the house is a heated outdoor swimming pool, enclosed by picket fencing and surrounded by paved terraces which provide wonderful al fresco dining and relaxation areas. There is a garden store and a summer house with power and light. The paddocks extend to approximately 2.4 acres and are fully fenced with a field shelter. They are perfect for those wishing to pursue an equestrian hobbies or indeed for other outdoor recreational pursuits. The gravel driveway gives access to the double cart lodge and provides extensive parking.
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