4 of the best: Historic rural properties in Herts

PUBLISHED: 10:45 10 November 2015 | UPDATED: 13:12 10 November 2015

Anstey Hall

Anstey Hall


A selection of Hertfordshire homes in idyllic rural settings

Brickwall CottageBrickwall Cottage

Anstey £1.95m

Anstey Hall is a Grade II listed country house dating back to the 17th century with further additions made in the early 19th and throughout the 20th century. The owners have renovated the house, creating a delightful family home. The house has three reception rooms, a study, kitchen/breakfast room, utility, master bedroom with en-suite and dressing room, a guest bedroom suite and four further bedrooms.

Outside there are outbuildings and a formal garden with wide lawns and paths lined with well stocked borders and manicured hedges. The views extend over the surrounding countryside.

The grounds, which cover around five acres, include the site of a motte and bailey castle.

Agent: Mullucks Wells 01279 755400

Bricket WoodBricket Wood

Frithsden £1.45m

Brickwall Cottage is a 17th century property with stabling and paddock, which has been restored and extended.

The sitting room has a glazed partition wall, making the most of the west-facing aspect and light. The dining room is beamed with an inglenook fireplace, limestone flooring and French doors to the terrace. Upstairs the dual aspect master bedroom has exposed brick and beamed walls and has a dressing room and en-suite bathroom.

Outbuildings include a double garage, office, tack room and three stables with yard, surrounded by three acres of paddock. A detached brick and timber self-contained annexe offers extra accommodation.

Cherry Bell CottageCherry Bell Cottage

Agent: Knight Frank 01442 861614

Bricket Wood £1.2m

In a pretty rural setting is this cottage, refurbished to a high specification. The ground floor has a family room opening to a dining room and fitted kitchen. A glass passage links the living space to the master bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The first floor has a family bathroom and three bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room. Outside, the property is enclosed by a garden and surrounded by woodland.

Bricket Wood has shops for daily requirements and more comprehensive shopping can be found in nearby Radlett and St Albans. The location has access to the M25 and M1 and Thames Link rail is available at St Albans and Radlett.

Agent: Statons 0208 4453694

Digswell £1.395m

Cherry Bell Cottage is a detached late-Victorian family home standing in beautiful half-acre gardens on Harmer Green Lane; a quiet area in walking distance of Welwyn North station, which has regular services into Kings Cross Station.

The property has four bedrooms, three receptions and two bathrooms, is beautifully presented and combines original features with modern living, including a superb kitchen and a solid oak and glass garden room with vaulted ceiling and exposed timbers, from which bi-folding doors lead to the mature gardens.

Agent: Ashtons 01707 331100

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