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7 bedroom detached house for sale

Kelshall, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8

Guide Price £2,350,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 7 bedrooms
  • swimming pool and tennis court
  • superb accommodation
  • triple garage
  • stunning grounds

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Exceptional Grade II listed former farmhouse with over 6,000 sq ft of superb and beautifully presented accommodation with stunning grounds, heated pool and tennis court

Location

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 13 miles 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.

Description

Dating back to the 16th Century, Fox Hall is an attractive Grade II listed former farmhouse of wonderful proportions with beautifully presented accommodation of over 6,000 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 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 bathrooms. All the bedrooms have lovely views over the gardens. There is also a useful loft room.

The property is approached through remotely controlled gates opening to the gravelled driveway which leads around the back of the house to ample parking, 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. Behind 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 far side 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 both the inside and outside of Fox Hall which affords superb levels of seclusion and tranquillity with far reaching views over the Chiltern Hills.

In all 2.61 acres

Square Footage: 6,075 sq ft
Acreage: 2.61 Acres

Directions

From Cambridge, take the A10 towards Royston. At the first roundabout before Royston turn right and then continue straight over the second roundabout. At the third roundabout turn left and take the first right turning signposted to Therfield. Follow the road up the hill and continue on, taking the right hand turning just before the village, signposted to Kelshall. The house will be found on the right hand side.


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Added on Rightmove:
10 March 2017

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