A tastefully presented FOUR/FIVE bedroom Georgian family home, located on one of Berkhamsteds most premier roads, just a short walk from the town centre and Berkhamsteds railway centre. Read more
A tastefully presented FOUR/FIVE bedroom Georgian family home, located on one of Berkhamsteds most premier roads, just a short walk from the town centre and Berkhamsteds railway centre.
There is a plaque, adjacent to the front of this building with the date of 1845 on it. However, the vendors, keen to restore the property to its former glory, have discovered evidence that this property dates back even further than 1845. Believed to be a Georgian Bakery and Ale house, this property has seen many working families come and go and none with the kind of attention to detail as our current owners. Today the property has been changed to purely residential occupancy, despite the protected shop front. This property has a large wealth of accommodation including the shop front itself which is currently being used as a large entrance hall for the property. Beyond there is access to the cellar, which has been fully tanked and even features a dungeon-esque WC. Back upstairs and we are greeted by the one of the vendors' favourite room, 'The Blue Room'. Positioned behind the front reception room, this room offers the current owners a relaxing place to rest with a book or listen to music and enjoy a cosy open fire, and if the sun becomes a bit too blinding, the beautifully restored Georgian shutters can be raised to block out any unwanted rays. Arriving at the internal lobby, we have access to yet another WC. Moving through to the middle part of the property we have the under-floor heated, main hub of the house; the Kitchen/Dining room. This beautifully appointment room has custom-made bi-folding doors which open the space with the outside courtyard. The kitchen has been re-fitted to a modern standard but does not move that far away from the Georgian theme running through the rest of the property. The vendors have spent many happy years entertaining guests and hosting large family get-togethers. Attached to the Kitchen/Dining room, the Annexe for the property is located. This part of the property has two floors with a kitchen/living/dining room downstairs and upstairs there is a bedroom and shower room. This part of the property is excellent if you are looking for some rental income and can be completely shut off from the rest of the property. If you would prefer some off-street parking, then the vendors have previously investigated the option to convert the annexe into a double garage, keeping the upstairs accommodation. This would be a wonderful option if parking is a sticking point - STPP. Upstairs there is a large master bedroom with built-in wardrobes and a Jack & Jill en-suite bathroom both featuring a stunning feature fireplace. This main bedroom also features the original sash windows. The rest of the accommodation continues on the second floor gives access to three further double bedrooms and an independently accessible family shower room.
From the first floor there is access out to the living roof which is a roof-top garden with built-in irrigation which requires very little maintenance. The current owners only tend to go out to maintain the roof 2-3 times a year. This is a spectacular family home in an enviable position and this property really needs to be seen in person to be fully appreciated.
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