Offers in excess of £1,500,000
Poles Lane, Thundridge
Offer range between £1,500,000 to £1,750,000An impressive and substantial five bedroom character house in beautiful grounds that approach 2 acres. Conveniently situated in one of East Hertfordshire's most sought after and desirable areas within easy reach of road and rail connections into London.
Offer range between £1,500,000 to £1,750,000
A most impressive grade II listed country house of great charm and character that enjoys mature gardens and paddocks that are approaching two acres.
Sprangewell East is the principal main section of a fine former Georgian country house, with 17th century origins, which now provides generous and well proportioned accommodation ideal for those seeking a large family home with wonderful gardens in a highly sought after and convenient setting.
The property provides generous, flexible accommodation arranged over two floors that boasts many fine original features with high ceilings, original coving, lovely fireplaces, Oak and tiled flooring, sash windows and shutters. The present owners have carried out many improvements to the house having upgraded the wiring, installed a security/alarm system, reconfigured and relaid the driveway and installed automatic gates, upgraded the plumbing and central heating together with having refitted the bathrooms and cloakroom.
The layout of the house gives great flexibility and the accommodation flows really well. The second staircase at the rear of the house leads to a large double bedroom and en suite and is ideal for visiting guests, teenagers or a home working space where a little extra privacy is desirable.
As one walks into the reception hall the glazed arched door and windows draw the eye down the long hallway with high ceilings and impressive staircase that leads up to the first floor. At the far end of the hallway is a cloakroom/WC and each of the three reception rooms are entered off the hallway.
At the front of the house is a beautiful double aspect drawing room. A fine room with an impressive open multi fuel fireplace with marble surround and mantle taking centre stage. French doors and windows with original shutters open onto the gardens.The family room is at the rear of the house and is a good size with window seats set in a large bay window that looks down the garden toward the orchard. A rear hallway, with stairs to the first floor and door into the garden leads to the kitchen/breakfast room. A good size kitchen with windows to three aspects that overlook the gardens and flood the kitchen with light. There is an oil fired AGA, an additional built in oven and hob, a built in pantry together with good range of units and ample room for a breakfast table. An ideal kitchen for all the family to congregate in. The separate dining room is a lovely room in which to entertain with a feature fireplace and window looking onto the garden.
Upstairs off the main landing are four of the bedrooms and the family bathroom.
The principal bedroom is a lovely large, bright room that overlooks the garden on two aspects. There is a pretty fireplace and an en suite that has recently been refitted with an attractive contemporary suite. There are three further double bedrooms, all with views of the gardens, together with a refitted family bathroom.
The fifth/guest bedroom is also a good size double room and is approached by its own independent staircase off the rear hallway. A lovely bright room with windows to three aspects with views over the gardens and surrounding countryside. There is a refitted en suite with an attractive contemporary suite. This is an ideal bedroom and en suite for visitors, teenagers or for those who work from home and enjoy a bit of extra privacy from the main accommodation.
The property is approached at the front off Poles Lane through electric gates that lead into the driveway off which is the double garage.
The gardens are a particular feature of this lovely home. They are divided into distinct areas. Adjoining the house is a paved patio with gravel pathways that adjoin the formal gardens. The formal garden is laid mainly to lawn and is enclosed by high walls, hedges and fencing. There are well stocked herbaceous borders, box hedging and numerous shrubs and trees including fruit trees and a mature magnolia.
In addition, at the rear, the garden leads to the orchard with many fruit trees including plum, quince, apple and mulberry. Here there is a greenhouse and garden shed and even a Victorian ha-ha and an historic air raid shelter which could be converted to various uses. From the orchard a gate opens into the spacious paddock, previously used for a pony, enclosed by fencing and slopes down to a lower gate beyond which is a small wooded area. In all the grounds approach two acres.
Double Garage - With twin up and over doors, light, power, windows to both the side and rear and double doors giving access to the gardens. There is also useful eaves storage.
There is an electric car charger.
Thundridge is one of the area's most sought after villages and is set just a couple of miles to the north of Ware. The village enjoys a thriving community in conjunction with the neighbouring village of Wadesmill. There are several pubs/restaurants, Hanbury Manor Hotel, golf and country club, a popular village primary school, a village hall and St Mary's church.
The close by town of Ware, located under 2 miles away, is a bustling market and riverside town. Like Thundridge, Ware is located just off the A10 (Cambridge Road), with the popular town of Hertford just 3 miles up the road. The town is one of the area's most popular and you really do have the best of both worlds. Surrounded by the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, but well connected to London. If you are a commuter or just like to have regular day trips to London you are just 20 miles away by car and with very easy access by Ware train station to London Liverpool Street or if you prefer from Hertford East station to Liverpool street or Hertford North to Finsbury Park/Kings Cross.
Ware has a bustling high street and a social 'café' culture. There is a varied combination of national and local independent stores, restaurants and bars. Of course, there are also all the other amenities anyone could need in the town including a library, doctors, dentists and superstores. There are multiple parks and playing fields, Wodson Park sports and leisure centre, walks and stunning locations to sit by or be on the river Lea which runs through the town and surrounding countryside.
Local Authority; East Herts: DC 01279 655261
Council Tax Band: G
Grade II listed. (EPC Exempt)
Services: Mains water, drainage and electricity are connected.
Super fast broadband is available in the area
Oil fired central heating by radiators with thermostatic controls. In the last few years the vendors have replaced the oil storage tank
The property benefits from a security and camera system
- A Substantial Country House
- Five Bedrooms, Two En Suite
- Three Reception Rooms
- Kitchen/Breakfast Room
- Family Bathroom
- Great Charm & Character Throughout
- Beautiful Walled Gardens
- Approaching 2 Acres
- Double Garage & Gated Driveway