Located on one of Bengeo’s premier roads in a peaceful residential location overlooking trees, this delightful period property offers a generously proportioned five-bedroom Edwardian-style family home offering great character and abundant living space. Its large plot size also brings the added benefit of vast potential to extend or develop subject to planning permission.
Note. Although the vendors would prefer to sell the property as a private residence, it should be noted that a separately titled three-bedroom house (8A) has recently been permitted and built on the identical adjacent plot next door at number 8 Church Road.
Typical of the 1920’s period, this impressive property boasts attractive external elevations, whilst internally the well-proportioned rooms offer excellent family accommodation, arranged over three floors.
The property is approached via a charming entrance porch which opens into an impressive and welcoming entrance hall, with high corniced ceiling. The entrance hall is spacious with original features with a wide staircase leading to the first-floor landing. There are two good size reception rooms on the ground floor. The living room is at the front of the property, with an attractive bay window overlooking the pleasant tree-lined scene opposite. This room also enjoys the benefit of a high ceiling and other character features, including exposed timber flooring and delightful fireplace.
The second very spacious reception room has a delightful open aspect to the rear and is parquet-floored with an open fire. One of the dual aspect patio doors opens on to a private, West-facing York stone terrace with open views of the large lawned garden beyond.
The kitchen breakfast room is nicely fitted with a range of units, space for a family table and a seating area. A gas-fired Aga provides both cooking and clothes airing facilities. There is a serving hatch which opens on to the front reception room which could be used as a dining room. The kitchen leads into the cloaks lobby which provides access to the front, garden and cloakroom/WC.
An impressive staircase leads up to the first-floor landing, which is bright and spacious and provides access to three well-proportioned bedrooms. The master bedroom has two sash windows to the front and built-in wardrobes. The family bathroom and separate shower room on this floor also serve the other two double bedrooms overlooking the rear garden, one of which is dual aspect, the other with character fireplace.
The second floor has two further charming bedrooms with period fireplaces and recently fitted bathroom, offering potential flexibility as a self-contained area. There is a large storage area off the landing on a mezzanine floor and access to eaves storage from the bedrooms.
Outside, the house has a good size front garden, with a driveway providing ample off street parking for three cars with access to the large single garage (newly fitted with Hormann electronic door) as well as an additional gated garden storage/undercover outside games room area.
The expansive rear garden is very private, fully enclosed and has been evidently cared for over the years. It is now very well established and affords significant seclusion with a patio to rear of the house, mainly laid to lawn with flower beds, fruit trees and shrub borders.
Rarely available, this property offers a fine residential location combined with convenient access to local shops, highly-reputed schools and stations. To fully appreciate this gracious family home, new to the market after 28 years and located within one of Bengeo’s most sought after roads, internal viewing in highly recommended.
Hertford is well noted for its excellent choice of schools for all age groups. Sports and social requirements are well catered for, including Hartham sports centre and pool, various clubs and associations and a comprehensive range of restaurants and bars. Hertford benefits from two mainline stations to London, both of which are walkable to from the property.