Guide Price £850,000
Chipping Hall Barns, Chipping
A wonderful conversion of an old forge into a delightful four bedroom home of considerable charm and character cleverly combined with contemporary design features. Set in an exclusive private courtyard of individual barn conversions the property enjoys its own gardens and views over farmland.
DESCRIPTION A very impressive barn conversion, formerly an old forge, that cleverly combines features of the original building with contemporary design. The layout of this fine home offers great flexibility for both families and couples alike. Throughout are exposed timbers and brickwork, vaulted ceilings, large windows and French doors allowing much light into the home. The Old Forge really is a great home for entertaining family and friends with spacious rooms that flow beautifully into one another. To suit today's needs the layout also allows for those who work from home to do so without compromising family life.
Chipping is a small hamlet on the A10, Cambridge road, set just a couple of miles north of the pretty market town of Buntingford. Chipping Hall Barns is a small and exclusive development of similar barn style homes approached off a private lane and The Old Forge is nicely set well back from the road and overlooks fields. Neighbouring Buntingford is close by and offers a delightful mix of specialist shops together with two supermarkets, Sainsbury's and a Co Op, restaurant's, pubs, a wine bar and coffee shops. The town is well served with a selection of schools. For the commuter, the A10 allows quick and easy access to Royston (Kings Cross & Cambridge), Ware (Liverpool Street), Hertford (Moorgate & Liverpool Street). The M25 is within an easy drive as is the A1(M) and Stevenage.
STEP INSIDE On stepping into the hallway the character of the house is evident. Off the hallway is a downstairs cloakroom and useful storage/cloak cupboard with mezzanine storage above. Double doors open into the impressive sitting room. Exposed timbers and a vaulted ceiling catch ones eye and there are French doors with a southerly aspect opening onto the garden. The room is a lovely size with Oak flooring and exposed brickwork adding to its charm. Stairs rise up to the first floor and steps and a door lead down to the master bedroom suite. This is a super bedroom with a good range of fitted wardrobes and a large walk in storage cupboard. French doors open onto the garden and there is an adjoining en suite shower room that is attractively fitted.
At this end of the house on the first floor is a spacious landing/study area off which are two good size bedrooms and an attractively fitted family bathroom.
On the ground floor at the far end of the house is a lovely bright and spacious well fitted kitchen/breakfast room. Fitted with a good range of units with granite worktops, a double Belfast sink, double oven, hob and cooker hood and integrated microwave. integrated dishwasher. There are French doors opening to the garden and also onto the side patio and garden. The vaulted ceiling and exposed timbers really complete this excellent room. Off the kitchen steps lead up to a half landing off which is a useful utility/laundry room with stairs up to the first floor and a door opens into the family room/games room. This is a versatile room and could easily form a self contained office or annexe is required. Upstairs is a good size double guest bedroom, enjoying great views over the surrounding countryside and with an en suite shower room.
STEP OUTSIDE Approached along the private driveway that leads off the Cambridge Road and into Chipping Hall Barns, The Old Forge benefits from having its own private driveway with parking for several cars. The property has a good sized south west facing garden with high Laurel hedging providing excellent privacy. The garden is laid to lawn with a small patio to the side of the kitchen that enjoys the afternoon sun. At the front of the property are two further areas of garden that enjoy a southerly aspect with high hedges giving good privacy. There is a decked area and a useful store room.
GENERAL INFORMATION Local Authority: East Herts DC 01279 655261
Council Tax Band: F
Mains water, drainage and electricity are connected. Oil fired central heating.
The property is within the curtilage of a listed building.
- Contemporary Barn Conversion
- Four Bedrooms, Two En Suite
- Vaulted Sitting Room
- Impressive Kitchen/B' Room
- Games/Family Room
- No Onward Chain
- Own Driveway and Parking
- Lovely Gardens
- Minutes From Buntingford
- Full Of Charm & Character