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5 bedroom character property for sale

Mill Street, Ashwell

Withdrawn from Market £985,000

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Doorsteps are delighted to bring to the market this five bedroom period building, formerly part of the Fordham’s Brewery and awarded the NHDC Civic Award for its conversion. The Maltings boasts one of the most attractive locations in Ashwell, situated on the edge of the village yet only a short walk away from the highly regarded Bushel & Strike pub & restaurant, butchers and other local amenities. The property retains many period features and enjoys breath-taking views over Ashwell Church and the rolling countryside.

The property has been tastefully decorated throughout whilst still keeping its original character. Benefiting from gas fired central heating, the property is set over five floors and is fully double glazed. On the ground floor is an entrance hall, library/cinema room with built-in bespoke shelving and down lighting, cloakroom/wc, a spacious utility room and storage cupboard (housing security alarm panel). The first floor accommodation briefly comprises of a bedroom/study, landing with under stair storage and triple aspect kitchen diner with bespoke maple units by local craftsman Robert King. The second floor offers an impressive triple aspect sitting room extending to over 500 sq ft with double doors leading to an external balcony and a spiral staircase descending to the riverside garden. Three double bedrooms and a bright family bathroom occupy the third floor. To the fourth floor lies a further double bedroom fitted with its own boutique style en-suite bathroom.

Externally, the property offers two gardens laid to lawn bordered by brick wall and timber fencing. One of the gardens backs onto the river Rhee (fed by Ashwell Springs a short distance away), and the other backs onto rolling meadows where the annual Ashwell Show and Horse Show are hosted. Other attractive features include terraced areas for seating and barbeques, wooden climbing frame and swings, a chicken coop and apple tree. A garage and driveway provide secure off road parking for three vehicles.

This is a rare opportunity to purchase this spectacular family home full of character and history. Opportunities like this do not arise often and we recommend a viewing without delay to avoid any disappointment. The charm of this property can only be truly appreciated in person. Further insight into the history of The Maltings can be found on this page of the Ashwell Museum website:

Ashwell is a particularly sought after picturesque Hertfordshire village which benefits from an award winning butchers, a renowned bakery, a deli/tea rooms, general stores, farm shop, post office (parish rooms) and three excellent public houses. There is also a chemist, a doctor’s surgery, a dental surgery, a garage, tennis and cricket clubs, and numerous societies catering for all interests. Comprehensive shopping can be found in both Baldock and Royston.

For the commuter Ashwell is well placed for the A505 and A10 and the A1, a major trunk road leading South to the M25, and North to Midlands and beyond. Ashwell & Morden railway station is 2 miles distant with regular rail services to Cambridge and London Kings Cross.

Good state primary schooling, a playgroup and a nursery school are available in Ashwell with secondary schooling at Knights Templar in Baldock (consistently among the top 10% of schools in the county) and Bassingbourn Village College along with Independent schooling at St Christopher’s School, Letchworth for the 4-18 years age group, St Francis’ at Letchworth and a range of independent schools in Cambridge.

Ground Floor

Library/Cinema Room- 5.30m (17’ 5”) x 3.40m (11’ 2”)
Carpeted, various power points, gas central heated radiator, door to hallway and doors to utility room.

Utility- 3.06m (10’ 0”) x 2.60m (8’ 6”)

First Floor

Kitchen/Diner- 6.40m (21’ 0”) x 5.20m (17’ 1”)
Maple flooring, areas of exposed brickwork, windows to front and side aspects, various power points, wall and base units, worktops, tiled splashbacks, SMEG oven, integrated Siemens dishwasher, inset stainless steel sink with mixer tap, ceiling spotlights, integrated homework desk and door to landing.

Study/Bedroom 5- 3.00m (9’ 10”) x 2.00m (6’ 7”)
Window to side aspect, various power points, gas central heated radiator, home office with built in work desk and door to landing.Second Floor

Sitting Room- 7.40m (24’ 3”) x 6.40m (21’ 0”)
Oak floorboards, windows to all sides, various power points, gas central heated contemporary vertical radiators, beautifully designed Romotop wood burning stove with glass hearth and double doors leading to an outdoor spiral staircase.

Third Floor

Bedroom 2- 3.00m (9’ 10”) x 3.00m (9’ 10”)
Exposed floorboards, window to side aspect, various power points, gas central heated radiator and door to landing.

Bedroom 3- 4.20m (13’ 9”) x 3.80m (12’ 6”)
Exposed floorboards, window to side aspect, various power points, gas central heated radiator and door to landing.

Bedroom 4- 3.40m (11’ 2”) x 3.00m (9’ 10”)
Exposed floorboards, window to side aspect, various power points, gas central heated radiator and door to landing.

Bathroom- 2.20m (7’ 3”) x 2.00m (6’ 7”)
Tiled, obscured vision window to side aspect, bath, power shower, wash hand basin, low level flush W.C and door to landing.

Fourth Floor

Master Bedroom- 6.40m (21’ 0”) x 5.30m (17’ 5”)
Windows to side aspects, various power points, gas central heated radiator, exposed original ceiling beams, Canadian oak floor, low level bespoke oak wardrobes, en-suite and stairs.

En-suite- 6.40m (21’ 0”) x 2.00m (6’ 7”)
Jacuzzi bathroom, wash hand basin, low level flush W.C and access to master bedroom.

ExteriorGarage- 3.06m (10’ 0”) x 2.60m (8’ 6”)
Rear gardens and driveway.

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