Guide Price £1,350,000
A beautifully restored Edwardian family house with accommodation of great charm and character in a secluded and mature half acre plot just a stones throw from the pretty High Street. Offering generous and well proportioned rooms with a beautiful master bedroom suite, four further double bedrooms, a classical hallway, three lovely reception rooms, a large conservatory/garden room, three reception rooms, cellar, Farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, pantry, triple garage.
VENDOR INSIGHT "Bowlers Green House is an attractive classical Edwardian house that has been a perfect home for our family. We have always loved the symmetry of the house and it retains many of the original features, including fireplaces with tiled surrounds, beautiful oak panelling and high ceilings," say the vendors.
"We believe that we've achieved a sympathetic renovation in keeping with the original character of the house whilst renewing practically everything. Although it is a beautiful, period property, it has been updated to meet modern living requirements. We also added a conservatory which has become the heart of our home and where we like to relax and entertain."
"The location within Buntingford is ideal. We benefit from easy access to everything that the High Street has to offer, including a Sainsbury's Local, a Co-op and a selection of independent shops including Toby's excellent cheese shop. A new restaurant, run by a Michelin starred chef, is due to open soon. Whilst we are in the centre of the town we enjoy a sense of seclusion and total privacy and it is very quiet at night time. There are several park spaces around the town and it's just a 10-minute walk to the surrounding countryside. There are lots of activities to get involved with, including tennis, bowls and keep fit boot-camps, as well as the parks with play equipment for children. There is a swimming pool at Freman College. There are good state schools in Buntingford as well as private schools locally, and our children both attended schools in Cambridge for part of their education."
"The garden is fully enclosed and enjoys the sun all day long. There was plenty of room for a full-size trampoline and swings for our children when they were little, and the patio area is the ideal spot to relax and look up at the blue sky and trees. There is plenty of room for parking and access via gates at the front and side of the house."
"Probably the conservatory because it has created such bright beautiful space with views of the garden, but we also spend a lot of time in the kitchen. It has a large, round table in the middle where we can gather for family meals."
Favourite aspect of the grounds or surrounding area?
"We really like the privacy as we are surrounded by trees and high hedges, yet we're just a short stroll away from the High Street, which is full of character and lovely old buildings. Buntingford is surprisingly accessible from London. Broxbourne Station, for example, is less than 25 minutes away and provides access to the City, West End and Canary Wharf."
Our older daughter's 18th birthday party when we erected a marquee in the garden and had around 80 guests sharing the event.
What they'll miss most / why they are leaving?
"Bowlers Green House is a fabulous family home and we will miss everything about it, but it's now just myself and my husband and we are downsizing to our property in Cornwall."
STEP INSIDE Bowlers Green House is one of the finest homes in the pretty market town of Buntingford. It is a most elegant detached family residence full of Edwardian character and beautiful features and is set within the heart of Buntingford just a stones throw from the pretty High Street.
This fine family home has been lovingly restored by the present owners and provides generous and well proportioned rooms seldom found in today's modern homes. Throughout the accommodation the original features have been retained and sympathetically blended with modern requirements to suit toda'ys lifestyle. There are numerous beautiful fireplaces, high ceilings and coving, Oak panelling and flooring, luxurious bathroom suites, the original servants bell call system and box, a large pantry and a farmhouse style bespoke fitted kitchen/breakfast room with AGA.
As soon as one walks into the hallway the warmth of this home is evident with oak panelling and floors, a theme that continues elsewhere in the house. The hallway continues to the rear of the house and stairs rise up to the first floor landing.
The house enjoys a three good size reception rooms together with a stunning large conservatory room on the westerly side of the house. The farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room has been attractively fitted and enjoys the warmth of an AGA together with modern appliances and plenty of space for a traditional breakfast table.The kitchen really is the hub of this home and even has a restored Edwardian servants call box. Doors open from the kitchen into a well fitted utility room and also to the back hallway where there is a large walk-in pantry and a door that leads down to the cellar.
On the first floor is a large landing off which is the impressive master bedroom that has been attractively fitted with bespoke wardrobes and enjoys a double aspect, an original fireplace and a very large and beautifully refitted en-suite bathroom.
In addition there four further double bedrooms, a large attractively fitted family shower room and a rear 'servants' staircase that takes one down to the rear of the hallway.
STEP OUTSIDE Outside the mature half acre plot is bordered with fencing and mature trees and shrubs that provide a high level of privacy.
Approaching at the front through double gates into a large gravel front driveway that provides parking for numerous vehicles and follows to the side of the house where there are further gates that lead to the rear driveway and the triple garage. Behind the garage is a garden shed. There is a Gardeners WC and even a dog shower.
The gardens themselves are laid mainly to lawn with many mature shrubs, trees and borders that provide colour and interest throughout the year. In one corner is an Amdega summerhouse and a hidden area of the garden that is ideal for a children's play area and for trampolines etc.
- Edwardian Family House
- Substantial Accommodation
- Great Charm and Character
- Master Bedroom Suite
- Four Further Double Bedrooms
- Three Generous Reception Rooms
- Secluded Half Acre plot
- Beautiful Conservatory/Garden Room
- Triple Garage. Cellar
- Chain Free