Property: 4 of the best - homes with a real fire
PUBLISHED: 13:06 16 December 2014 | UPDATED: 13:06 16 December 2014
Our round-up of Herts homes for sale that give a seasonal welcome
Harmer Hyde is a handsome detached Edwardian residence of considerable character standing in delightful mature gardens of nearly one acre.
The property has excellent guest and leisure facilities and is within walking distance of Welwyn North station. The excellent accommodation incorporates three large reception rooms and a fine kitchen/breakfast room with a sitting area leading on to a south-facing veranda.
There are six bedrooms. The master suite gives access to a large sunny south and west facing balcony. In addition, and incorporated within the main house, is a self-contained two-bedroomed guest annexe. To the rear of the property is an indoor swimming pool complex, which can be utilised to create a large party or function room.
Agent: Bryan Bishop and Partners, 01438 718877
This is a substantial detached family home built by the current vendors for their own occupation. The property sits on a secluded landscaped south- westerly facing two-third acre plot. There is over 4,000 square feet of well-balanced accommodation, which has been carefully designed. Upstairs there are four double bedrooms including a large master suite with dressing area and en-suite bathroom. There is underfloor heating throughout the house and a moisture extraction system in each bathroom. Atrractive and historic Old Welwyn is just over a mile away with its selection of shops, restaurants and pubs. The station at Welwyn North has a direct train link to London.
Agent: Cassidy and Tate, 01727 832383
Wymondley Bury is an exceptional example of a Grade I listed manor house, parts of which date back to the 14th century.
Located at the end of a long drive behind electronically locked gates in the village of Little Wymondley near Hitchin, the house is presented in an exceptional standard.
It retains many original character features. To one side is the main reception room with notable herringbone patterned beams and broad inglenook fireplace. On the ground floor there are three additional large reception rooms, a spacious and up-to-date kitchen/dining room, large utility room and a garden room with direct access to the gardens. On the first floor there is a wonderfully bright 57 foot landing which links the east and west wings of the house. The nine bedrooms and four bathrooms, one en suite, provide accommodation for a large family, and if needs be, several guests.
Agent: DreamPad, 0333 772 9775
St Johns Church is an award-winning conversion to a high specification family home by Linley Developments. The property, in the village of Letty Green between Hertford and Welwyn GC, offers a combination of period character with the advantages of 21st century technology, for example there is a double-glazed sun room with heat reflected glass and Bose music system in the living/dining rooms. Arranged over three floors, the accomodation includes a main reception area is occupying original knave with its splendid vaulted ceiling. The Mark Wilkinson kitchen/breakfast room is comprehensively fitted with units and appliances and has double doors opening to the sun room with a vaulted ceiling. There are two bedrooms on the ground floor, one with ensuite, and a family bathroom. On the first floor there are two further bedrooms, one of which is the master suite with luxury bathroom. On the second floor there is a gallery providing multi-purpose use. Throughout the property there are restored original features including beautiful stained glass windows, solid wood timbers and beams.
Hamptons International, 01727 890770