CORNER PLOT Boasting stunning rural views, this 4 bedroom detached property is situated on a generous plot. Well presented throughout with a double garage there is ample scope for further improvements/expansion (SPP). A viewing comes highly recommended. Read more
CORNER PLOT Boasting stunning rural views, this 4 bedroom detached property is situated on a generous plot. Well presented throughout with a double garage there is ample scope for further improvements/expansion (SPP). A viewing comes highly recommended.
SELLERINSIGHT "We moved to Ardeley, Hertfordshire over 30 years ago," say the current owners of Chirchfeld, "as we wanted to move to a country location and experience village life. We both had demanding jobs, so to come home each evening and weekend to the quiet country life was like being on holiday every day. The location was ideal as it was still easy to get to work - I worked in New Southgate and then Cheshunt (40 minutes away) and my husband worked in Stevenage which is only 20 minutes away. Stevenage station also has great links to London and the North."
The owners have made various improvements to the property since moving in. "Although the house was built in 1982 it did not have a garage and had only 3 bedrooms," they say."We could see the potential and built the very large double garage where my husband could pursue his passion for tinkering with his cars, as well as a conservatory and a large master bedroom en suite."
The garden also has much to offer. "Gardening is my passion," says the owner, " I spend hours using the greenhouse, cultivating plants from seed to plant in the herbaceous border. I love harvesting the raspberries, blackcurrants and gooseberries, and picking apples and plums from our orchard trees."
For lovers of the outdoors, there is plenty to enjoy in the local area. "We both love running, cycling and walking," say the owners, " The village has a small, very friendly running club which uses the footpaths for their weekly runs, and a walking club that meets every 2 weeks. The lanes around the area are suitable for cycling away from the busy towns."
Educational opportunities are also excellent in the area. "Since retirement I have become involved in our village school, which is within walking distance of the house, as a volunteer helper," says the owner. "It is a small friendly school with a great reputation, where everyone knows and cares for one another (including the staff) and it feels like one big happy family. Families come from miles around to enable their children to attend the school."
Memorable Event "Using the garden, we hold an annual garden party for old friends. This is preceded by a walk around the village where they can explore the local points of interest."
Favourite Room "The large master bedroom with en suite has fantastic unspoilt views of the surrounding countryside, making it a wonderfully relaxed place to begin and end each day."
Best Thing About The Grounds/Local Area "The house is within walking distance of the local pub and farm shop, which is handy if you don't fancy cooking or you need provisions in an emergency."
What They Will Miss Most "When we leave Ardeley we will really miss direct access to the countryside which is on our doorstep, fabulous views from the house and the peace and tranquility of the village."
PROPERTYDESCRIPTION If you are looking for a property with outstanding countryside views, then look no further. 'Chirchfeld' is a delightful 4 bedroom detached property located in the picturesque village of Ardeley. Surrounded by stunning rural countryside, this family home is situated on a generous wrap around plot that could provide ample scope for further improvements/exspansion (SPP). The property has been well maintained & is flooded with natural light.
With entrance via a uPVC double glazed entrance door into a generous entrance hallway with stairs rising to the first floor, under stairs storage cupboard, telephone point, uPVC double glazed window to side aspect & doors leading to all rooms including downstairs WC.
The main Living Room is a generous space flooded with natural light from the front, side & rear aspects. It provides the perfect area for entertaining & everyday family life. There are French doors to the side & rear allowing the outside in during the summer months with further features including television points & picturesque views of the garden.
The country style 'L' shaped Kitchen/Diner provides a workable space allowing for a separate breakfast area. The Kitchen comprises a range of base & eye level wooden units with roll top worksurfaces, counter lighting, inset stainless steel sink, tiled splash back areas, integrated eye level double oven, integrated electric hob with extractor over & space for white goods. A set of French doors & additional entry door will lead into a timber framed Conservatory currently being used as a further dining area overlooking the gardens.
The first-floor landing provides entry to four well proportioned bedrooms all of which over-look the stunning views to the rear aspect. The master suite & 2nd bedrooms comprise dual aspect windows with Velux to the front & further features including fitted bedroom furniture & eaves storage. The master bedroom also includes an en-suite shower room with single shower unit, WC & hand basin.
The family bathroom is a three piece suite with Velux window to front aspect & comprises low level flush WC, wash hand basin, panelled bath with shower over & tiled splash back areas.
Externally, the property is situated on a mature corner plot giving the keenest of gardeners plenty to keep them busy! Mainly laid to lawn with a hedge border the garden is separated into a number of flower beds & patio areas. There are a range of trees, fruit trees & a feature pond. To the front there is a gated driveway leading to an integral double garage complete with power & lighting. The externals provide plenty of scope for expansion to the existing dwelling (SPP).