5 bedroom detached house for sale

Upton End Road, Shillington, Hitchin, SG5

Guide Price £895,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 3,300 SQ Ft
  • Stunning character home
  • Master with en-suite
  • Inglenook fireplaces
  • Four outbuildings
  • Generous plot
  • Five bedrooms
  • Four reception rooms
  • Exposed brick and beams
  • Potential for extension (STP)

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A charming Grade II listed five bedroom 17th century detached farmhouse situated in the semi-rural village of Shillington. The property is superbly versatile offering three thousand three hundred square feet of living space with a wealth of character features including two inglenook fireplaces, exposed beams, exposed brick and vaulted ceilings. The outside space is equally as impressive with a substantial plot and no less than four outbuildings. The property is located in the idyllic village of Shillington less than eight miles from the sought after market town of Hitchin. Shillington is a wonderful village surrounded by stunning countryside. The village itself has amenities including a shop with post office, church and three pubs. However only a short drive to Hitchin and you're amongst high street stores, shops, bars, restaurants, cafes and many leisure facilities. Hitchin also provides a mainline rail station offering fast and frequent services to London King Cross taking less than thirty minutes.




Ground Floor:  

Entrance:  
Two entrances can be found at the front and the rear of the property. Although both with their own porches the front enters to the hall and the other to the family room. This unique area is divided by exposed beams to create a very open space. Its main feature is the stunning inglenook fireplace with multi fuel burning stove.

Cloakroom:  
The cloakroom with w.c., hand basin and heated towel rail is just off the hallway/family room and there is storage offered from under stairs and built in cupboard.

Dining Room:  
Adjacent to the family room and separated by the exposed brick chimney stack the dining is perfectly setup for the family Sunday lunch or Christmas dinner. A good size room with dual aspect and vaulted ceiling make for a very light and open room. Further exposed beams add great character.

Inner Corridor:  
On the opposite side of the property an inner corridor leads to the remaining reception rooms and kitchen/breakfast room.

Sitting Room:  
The sitting room is a terrifically light and spacious room with aspects to both sides and rear of the property. Another wonderful inglenook fireplace features as a centre piece with tile and brick hearth.

Study: 
As an added reception room the study is a fantastic size and very versatile for multiple of uses. A window provides a nice view to the picket fenced front garden.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room:  
The kitchen offers great warmth and comfort with enough space for dining/breakfast table and sofa. Finished to a high standard with granite work surfaces, Belfast style sink and integrated appliances the kitchen is also dual aspect with access to the decked side courtyard.

First Floor:  

Landing:  
Upstairs is comprised of five bedrooms including master with en-suite and a family bathroom. Another unique area is the level landing with the first lower level leading to the master bedroom and features as a balcony overlooking the stairwell. The exposed brick chimney stack is a predominant feature to the upper level of the landing that provides access to the remaining bedrooms and bathroom.


Master Bedroom & En-Suite:  
With its own en-suite the master is again dual aspect and offers built in wardrobes and space for dressing area. Accessed by a charming latch door the en-suite is divided to offer a greater sense of size with w.c., and hand basin on one side and a bath with shower over on the other.

Bedrooms 2 & 3:  
Both bedrooms two and three are extremely generous in size and very well balanced. Whilst bedroom two offers great views of the rear garden bedroom three includes built in wardrobes with a front view.

Bedroom 4 & 5:  
Bedrooms four and five are again very similar in size with both offering built in wardrobes. There is the opportunity (STP) to join the two to create another very substantial bedroom or another en-suite.

Family Bathroom:  
The family bathroom includes a bath, separate shower cubicle, w.c. and hand basin.

Outside:  

Grounds:  

The grounds are as diverse as the property itself. A generous front lawn with mature trees including a wonderful willow tree is enclosed by a very picturesque white picket fence and a paved path leads to the front entrance. There is further side access that leads to the rear.

A five bar country style gate provides access to the gravel driveway with parking for several cars and leads to the brick garage/car port with pitch tiled roof. Mainly laid to lawn the rear garden is a great open space enclosed by mature trees and hedging to provide a tranquil setting.





Outbuildings: 
There are three further outbuildings within the grounds. The first of which currently acts as an outside utility space with additional w.c. The second is an extremely sizeable structure currently used as storage and workshop. It is worth noting the potential for conversion with this building (STP).

The final outbuilding is an open brick structure with pitched slate roof. This acts as a fantastic summer/out house for entertaining and outside activities.

EPC: 
This property is grade II listed and is therefore exempt from requiring an EPC.

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
11 September 2018

Nearest stations

  • Arlesey (4.3 mi)
  • Hitchin (5.1 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Arlesey (4.3 mi)
  • Hitchin (5.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

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Station Place, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3AQ

01462 511039 Local call rate

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