This four-bedroom detached family home is an impressive traditional house on a leafy road in the village of Bengeo, on the edge of Hertford, it combines a quiet, desirable setting with easy access to the town’s facilities.
Besides the four bedrooms, the property includes a lounge, dining room and kitchen/breakfast room, and is surrounded by substantial gardens with plenty of parking space.
The view from the street immediately catches the eye, with a gable front and a quaint dormer window above the door. Accessed through a charming front garden, the door is protected by a large porch and leads into a spacious entrance hall, with a WC and traditional storage space under the stairs.
Immediately to the left of the front door is access to the dining room, which features an impressive bow window looking out over the front garden. This is a flexible space that could also be used as a second living area, a playroom for the children or a home office. It leads through sliding doors into the lounge, an extensive but cosy space featuring a fireplace-style gas fire to supplement the central heating. The lounge opens directly into the back garden.
The large kitchen/breakfast room is bright, modern feel, with a tiled floor and lovely views of the garden. The kitchen area provides extensive worktops and storage space, along with a built-in oven and hob, while the dining area offers plenty of room for a family breakfast table.
The staircase leads from the entrance hall to the landing, with the four bedrooms and a family bathroom all leading off it. The bathroom is well equipped, including a bath with shower over.
Attractive as the house itself is, it may well be the gardens you really fall in love with. At the rear, a patio opening out from the lounge leads to an extensive two-tiered lawn, dotted with trees, shrubs and flowerbeds. Substantial hedges offer privacy while adding to the greenery.
At the front, a lawn is surrounded by hedges and shrubs, while a path takes you up to the front door. To the other side, a driveway that could easily accommodate two cars leads to a stand-alone garage, charmingly designed to match the house architecturally.
Bengeo has a quiet village feel that makes it hard to believe it’s barely a mile from Hertford town centre, with a wide choice of shops, restaurants and clubs, along with a leisure centre and a theatre. Hertford itself is a highly desirable location, with a choice of very popular schools and two stations offering easy access into London.
This is the first time since 1957 that this home has been on the market, and it’s not hard to see why. If you buy it, you’ll want to put the same love and attention into it that its current owners have — and you may end up not selling it for a lifetime, either.