4 bedroom farm house for saleHigh Street, Arlesey, Bedfordshire, SG15
Sold STC £700,000
- Fantastic Potential
- Character Home
- Substantial Space
- Inglenook Firplace
- Exposed Beams
- Master Bedroom With En-Suite
- Generous Mature Garden
- Great Commuting Links
- Local Amenities
- Extensive Gravel Driveway
A superbly spacious three thousand square foot Grade II listed character property set on a plot over one third of an acre with plenty of potential to create a very special home.
Located in the village of Arlesey, just outside the town of Hitchin, the property is privately yet easily accessibly positioned. Set back from the high street the property benefits from mature screening at the front with an astonishingly good sized gravel drive and fields to the rear.
Arlesey is a village with many amenities including three village stores, two of which are post offices, medical practice and pharmacy, pubs, restaurant, beauty salons, barbers, schools and the Acre Wood Day Nursery. It has its own train station with a thirty eight minute connection to London Kings Cross. It also has direct access to the A602 and the A1 motorway, perfect for any commuter. Less than fifteen minutes' drive is the town of Hitchin with a great community and lots to offer including many high street stores, cafes, restaurants, pubs, banks and train station.
This much loved home is a fantastic example of a property just waiting to be given its new lease of life by someone looking to create a superb feature home. The property has many character features throughout including original wood floor boards, inglenook fireplace, exposed beams, internal exposed brick, kitchen larder and well developed rustic garden. What more could anyone want from a fabulous feature home.
The downstairs has no less than two entrances, hallway, lounge with separate dining area, study, dining room, kitchen and utility room. The entrance predominantly used by the current owners is covered by a pitched tile roof porch opening into a substantial size hallway. There is a second entrance to the property on the opposite side of the building which opens into a smaller inner hallway.
Towards the rear of the property sits the main reception space of the lounge dining area. This is a stunningly special room that manages to both be spacious and charming. An inglenook fireplace takes centre place in the lounge area for perfect winter days. The dining area is divided by beautifully exposed beams and features a high vaulted ceiling with access onto the garden patio.
The kitchen has all the characteristics you'd expect from a country style kitchen, tiled flooring, larder, oak units and a feature low level main supporting ceiling beam. It's a warm cosy part of the home and has access to the sizeable utility room. In previous years the current owners have had quotes for extension/conversion work over the kitchen and utility room, something that seems easily feasible, subject to planning.
At the centre and front of the property are a further two generous reception rooms, the dining room and study. Such is the size of the dining room it is currently being used as a second lounge and has its own fireplace with original wood floorboards. The study is a great room with low level ceiling beams, feature miniature window and internal stable door. A room that could be an option for a variety of uses.
Upstairs applies the same character to all four of the bedrooms, en-suite and family bathroom. The master bedroom has its own en-suite with w.c., hand basin and shower cubicle built into an alcove created by the exposed brick chimney breast. Two of the bedrooms and bathroom take advantage of the dorma windows making them very light rooms. The bathroom itself is a magnificent size, providing even more potential to make another feature room. Even the smaller two of the four bedrooms are an admirable size adding to the properties well balanced space downstairs and upstairs.
Externally the property has almost equal space to the front and rear. An extensive gravel drive wrapping around the front of the building, with a well and water pump, is bordered by mature trees (as is the entire property) providing ample parking and distances the property nicely from the high street.
At the rear is a wonderfully mature rustic garden backing onto un-used fields. Installing a gate to the fields for walks or kicking a ball about would be a great and easy addition. The garden has plenty of lawn with a patio area to the nearside of the building, side flower beds and a rear water feature with a further small patio area to enjoy the views. Some of the flower beds surround well developed plants and trees including a stunning willow tree, pines and fig tree. With this many trees in close proximity the natural soundtrack in the garden is birdsong, on sunny days you can't help but hear.
This property is a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to develop a very special character home. We highly advise viewing to get a real sense of its potential and what's on offer. Please call Fine & Country, Hitchin to book your appointment.
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