Gaddesden Row, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2
- Wonderful Grade II listed detached cottage
- Approaching third acre plot
- South westerly rear aspect
- Delightful period features
- Three reception rooms
- Main bedroom with en suite
- Stunning private gardens
- Garage/potential home office
Ballingdon Cottage is a delightful Grade II listed countryside house situated on the edge of the sought after village of Gaddesden Row. Set opposite woodland and adjacent to open countryside, the location offers a great mix of countryside living with convenient access to communication links at Berkhamsted, Harpenden and Hemel Hempstead.
This pretty cottage is believed to date back to the 15th century and today represents a really lovely family home with immense character and charm. The house is adorned by a wealth of wall and ceiling timbers as well as a hand crafted staircase and landing balustrade. In addition, attractive wooden floors run through much of the house and are complimented by brace and latched doors throughout.
The accommodation is set over two floors and comprises three well proportioned reception rooms, two of which feature fabulous brick open fireplaces. There is a good sized kitchen/breakfast room featuring a good range of fitted units and a pretty log burning stove.
On the first floor, four bedrooms and a family shower room can be found with the main bedroom boasting a stylish en suite bathroom with roll topped.
Ballingdon Cottage is approached over a gravel driveway, which sweeps round to the front of the house and provides parking for at least four cars. Set to the side of the driveway are two garages and a storeroom although the rear garage is currently used as a utility/store room and would certainly make for a great home office, if required. Behind the garages is a lovely brick outbuilding, currently used for storing garden machinery, although, again, could be used for other purposes.
The gardens, both to the front and rear, are an absolute delight and have been managed and cared for to encourage and maintain the diverse array of wildlife found within the gardens. Enjoying a south westerly rear aspect, the rear gardens feature a pretty stone terrace, perfect for outdoor entertaining and with steps that lead up to a mainly laid to lawn garden, which is flanked by a variety of mature trees and hedgerows that provide significant privacy and seclusion from the two neighboring period houses.
Mileages Approx: - Berkhamsted 6.2 miles (London Euston 35 minutes) Harpenden 8.1 miles (St Pancras International from 23 minutes), St Albans 9 miles, M1 junction 9- 3 miles, M25 junction 20- 8.5 miles, London 35 miles.
Ballingdon Cottage is set in the small and sought after hamlet of Gaddesden Row, approximately 8 miles to the south of Harpenden and just over 6 miles north of the market town of Berkhamsted. The property is set amidst wonderful open countryside providing many opportunities for walking and riding, particularly over the Gaddesden Estate, or close by to the Ashridge Estate with over four thousand acres of woodland and heathland.
There are excellent schools, both private and state, in Berkhamsted and Harpenden and Hemel Hempstead. Other schools include Beechwood Park Preparatory School approximately 2 miles away or about 1 mile by footpaths, Berkhamsted School and slightly further afield, the St Albans Schools for Girls and boys.
Major shopping amenities can be found in Harpenden, Berkhamsted, St Albans and Hemel Hempstead. All towns offer fast and frequent mainline train stations into central London.
Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating.
Square Footage: 1,812 sq ft
Acreage: 0.32 Acres
Gaddesden Row, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Berkhamsted Station4.6 miles
- Hemel Hempstead Station5.0 miles
- Luton Station5.8 miles
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