Guide Price £1,175,000
A fine detached grade II listed period house built in the 18th century that provides spacious and well proportioned accommodation of great charm and character. Set in the heart of this highly regarded picturesque village. Greatly improved and extended with a delightful walled garden.
DESCRIPTION In a most beautiful position overlooking the church in the heart of the village is White Lion House. Originally rebuilt as a pub in the mid 1700's and sympathetically refurbished and extended a few years ago this grade II listed detached period home enjoys spacious and well proportioned family accommodation of great charm and character whilst carefully blending the original features with modern contemporary style.
The house provides many stunning features, the most obvious being the large open plan kitchen/dining/family room with exposed timbers, a modern contemporary fitted kitchen with AGA and two sets of doors opening onto the garden. The living room is a delight and there is also a study, downstairs boot room and a shower room. Upstairs there are four lovely bedrooms, all with en suite facilities offered by the Jack and Jill doors into the bathroom and a separate shower room.
The garden extends to the rear and to the side of the house, is south facing and walled, with well stocked flower beds and numerous shrubs. Its a wonderful place to sit on a spring or summers day. To the side is a good size barn/workshop that has previously had planning permission to convert into an annexe. The planning permission has now lapsed but can easily be reapplied for. There is a very useful cellar that is accessed from the garden.
LOCATION/ FURNEUX PELHAM Furneux Pelham is a lovely East Hertfordshire village that is well placed midway between the neighbouring towns of Ware, Buntingford and Bishops Stortford. The village has a thriving community with the excellent Brewery Tap pub/restaurant, St Mary's Church and the highly rated village primary school all taking centre stage. There is an active cricket club and throughout the area are many bridleways and footpaths. Rails connections are found in Bishops Stortford and Ware. Both the A10 and M11 are within an easy drive.
STEP INSIDE As soon as you pass through the front door this most welcoming home greets you. The hall opens into the living room with its high ceilings, exposed timbers and wonderful inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove. There are windows to the front and side aspects and open studwork leads into the study. The study is very cosy with a window that overlooks the rear garden. The exposed brickwork and partly vaulted ceiling give this room so such character. At the back of the house is a rear hallway with door into the garden and a door leads into the boot/cloakroom off which is a luxuriously fitted shower/wet room with a shower, wc and wash basin.
On the other side of the house is the stunning kitchen/dining/family room. A really fabulous room for entertaining and for family and friends to enjoy. Extended, when the house was refurbished 12 or 13 years ago and beautifully fitted with an excellent range of units with granite worktops, two sinks and a huge central island with breakfast bar. Centre stage is a large four oven AGA, a treat for all cooks to enjoy. The kitchen area is open plan to the rest of the room which comfortably takes a large dining table and chairs and flows into the family area with plenty of space for comfy sofas and arm chairs. There are two sets of French doors that open to the garden, roof lights, a part vaulted ceiling, exposed timbers and tiled flooring. You simply won't find a better family space and kitchen. There is also a window at the front looking onto the church and a door out to the front garden.
Upstairs a large and spacious L -shaped landing leads to the bedrooms. The landing is a good size with two windows overlooking the church to the front. Each bedroom has its own character with a mix of high and vaulted ceilings, exposed timbers and the two largest bedrooms are double aspect. One even has a mezzanine floor. The master bedroom is at the rear of the house and is a great size with a luxurious en suite bathroom adjoining it and Jack and Jill door to the fourth bedroom. The fourth bedroom overlooks the church at the front. The guest bedroom is a good size double room and even has additional eaves space that is used as an occasional extra bed space. This room has a vaulted ceiling and windows to the front and side. A door opens into the shower room that is attractively fitted with a contemporary suite. There is also a Jack and Jill door into the third bedroom. This bedroom is a teenagers delight with an eaves bed space, vaulted ceiling and a mezzanine floor accessed by a ladder.
STEP OUTSIDE At the front there is a small garden enclosed with hedge, flowers and lawn. To the side of the house is a gravel driveway with parking for several cars. At the rear of the house is a beautiful cottage style garden with lawn that is bordered by well stocked flower beds and enclosed by a high red brick wall. The garden at the rear faces south and there are lovely spots to sit and enjoy the garden. There is a greenhouse and a detached barn/studio/workshop which once had planning permission to convert into self contained accommodation/annexe. The planning permission has lapsed hence a new application would need to be made. Presently the barn is used as a workshop/store and a studio. Beneath part of the house is a cellar that is accessed by a door to the side of the house. The cellar houses the oil fired boiler and high pressure water cylinder.
GENERAL INFORMATION Local Authority: East Herts DC 01279 655261
Council Tax Band: G
The property is Grade II listed
All mains services are connected except for gas.
There is oil fired central heating by radiators. The AGA is oil fired.
- Detached Village House
- Great Charm & Character
- Four Bedrooms
- Two Bathrooms
- Separate Shower Room
- Stunning Kitchen/Dining/Family Room
- Beautiful Lounge
- Inglenook Fireplace
- Walled Garden & Outbuildings