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Property: 4 of the best homes with real fires in Herts

PUBLISHED: 11:30 07 December 2015

Sitting room, Shenley

Sitting room, Shenley

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There’s no better time of year to discover these cosy Hertfordshire properties

Sitting room of Well Cottage, EssendonSitting room of Well Cottage, Essendon

Totteridge £12.95m

An award-winning new Italiante style mansion with lavish accommodation in three acres of gated grounds. A double height entrance hall with marble and crystal chandelier is lit by south-facing windows. The spacious family room, drawing room, dining room and library lead off the hall. The kitchen, fitted with state-of-the art appliances, has a full height glass panel with views of the swimming pool.

Further features include a steam room, a 14-seat cinema and bar, a wine cellar, gym, games room and self-contained staff quarters. There are five bedrooms including a master with marbl en-suite. The house is approached via a tree-lined drive with views of the landscaped gardens and woodland beyond.

Agent: Statons, 020 8445 3694

Little Park, EnfieldLittle Park, Enfield

Essendon, £1.4m

In a secluded setting in the village of Essendon near Hertford is Well Cottage, a four-bedroom Victorian home on a plot covering a quarter of an acre, with easy access to major transport networks and a variety of schooling.

The house is situated on a quiet country lane, surrounded by a well-kept garden of lawns, beds, fruit trees and mature screening, and benefits from a wide variety of visiting wildlife. Inside, the property has a separate study, kitchen with breakfast area, living room with woodburner,a dining room and a garden room.

Agent: Fine & Country, 01707 662222

The sitting room at TotteridgeThe sitting room at Totteridge

Enfield £2.75m

Little Park is a Grade II listed detached family home dating in parts to the Tudor period, in gardens and grounds of approximately one acre with a tennis court, summer house and pool.

The house retains features from many periods, including in the Tudor Room (pictured), which has a stone fireplace with the royal arms and the initials E.R. (probably denoting Edward VI). This room was originally part of Enfield Palace. Queen Mary often visited Little Park.

The property has six bedrooms, most en-suite, a lounge, dining room, billiard room, study, conservatory, kitchen, utility room and gym and shower room.

Agent: Statons, 020 8445 3694

Shenley £2.5m

In Shenley, a village near Radlett, is this An impressive barn conversion with an adjoining two-2 bedroom cottage, which could easily be converted into one residence, used as an annexe or used as a rental opportunity or converted to make one residence with the main house,y. The former barn’sproperty’s characterful interior includeshas an iInglenook fireplace, exposed oak timbers and a bespoke crafted staircase. Externally, a cobbled driveway provides parking for numerous vehicles and leads to a garage, car ports, stabling and a duck pond. It would be perfect for horse lovers, as it has paddocks with four stallion boxes, a barn and other outbuildings.

Agent: Fine & Country, 01707 662222

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