A luxurious and unique Penthouse apartment with roof terrace and wonderful views over rolling countryside. This is the perfect opportunity to live in your own part of a grand country house that has been converted to exacting standards that sympathetically blends the many original features with stunning contemporary bathrooms, a beautiful kitchen and living room to die for. Stunning grounds and own parking. Read more
A luxurious and unique Penthouse apartment with roof terrace and wonderful views over rolling countryside. This is the perfect opportunity to live in your own part of a grand country house that has been converted to exacting standards that sympathetically blends the many original features with stunning contemporary bathrooms, a beautiful kitchen and living room to die for. Stunning grounds and own parking.
Each home is unique in its layout and all enjoy the use of beautiful parkland grounds that adjoin East Herts Golf Club, reserved car parking spaces and ample visitors parking.
The apartments provide the best of both worlds being set in the heart of rolling countryside yet only a few minutes away from the pretty market towns of Hertford, Buntingford and Ware that enjoy a thriving café culture, with plentiful shops, pubs and eateries, as well as other local amenities. A very popular farm shop and restaurant is just a mile away and for those who commute nearby stations into London are at Hertford (Liverpool St & Moorgate/Finsbury Park) and Ware (Liverpool St). Both Stansted and Luton Airports are within easy reach and the A10 provides excellent links to the M25.
Formerly owned by King Henry VIII, the Hamels estate lands were passed onto English nobility in 1534. The mansion itself was built in the 1590's by John Brograve and over the centuries, this remarkable building has been home to aristocracy, politicians, wealthy dynasties, a school, the offices of Hubert C Leach and finally, some of the home counties most luxurious apartments. Originally created as an Elizabethan mansion, over time the façade has changed styles to both the Georgian style and then back to Elizabethan roots. As a result one can now enjoy beautiful architectural design features that hint at its illustrious past.
These superior apartments have been perfectly planned and converted to the most exacting standards, with luxurious marble floors and up to five metre ceilings. Period features are in abundance with original mantelpieces and restored stucco ceilings.
The properties benefit from bespoke Italian designed, contemporary kitchens with high quality quartz stone worktops and a range of appliances by Normende and De Dietrich. The sleek appliances offer everything you would expect including integrated oven and microwave, dishwasher, ceramic hob, fridge freezer and washing machine/ tumble dryer.
The contemporary feel continues in the designer luxury en-suites and bathrooms with stylish fittings, such as bespoke vanity units with integrated lighting, double ended egg baths (selected apartments) and large walk in showers with bespoke frameless glass sliding screens.
Each apartment is wired for a number of AV connections, with remote access CCTV installed and individual fire and intruder alarms as standard for security and peace of mind.
Owners will also benefit from the use of large cellars, ideal for wine storage.
The 3rd Earl of Hardwicke owned Hamels for 72 years. The Hardwicke name has carried peerage of great significance and is well respected to this day. Dating back to the 1st Earl of Hardwicke, Philip Yorke (Prime Minister from 1754-1762), to the present 10th Earl of Hardwicke, Joseph Philip Sebastian Yorke, the bloodline is a legacy that has endured for centuries.
The Hardwicke suite merges contemporary style with timeless Georgian elegance. Original marble fireplaces and exposed timber beams echo the history of the building, whilst creating a comfortable, relaxing living space.
The expansive open plan kitchen and living room area allows significant entertaining and leisure space, which is extended by the substantial private roof terrace from which there are outstanding views.
Floor-to-ceiling bathroom windows highlight the breath-taking views of the surrounding countryside, completing what is a truly unique home. Read less