Westmill House is located equal distance between Ware and Hertford, and therefore is well placed for access into both towns and associated amenities to include rail links into Kings Cross and Liverpool Street. A good choice of private and state-run schools are also close to hand together with sporting and leisure facilities. Stansted Airport is approximately 25/30 minutes driving distance.
Westmill House is believed to be of 16th Century origins and was acquired by John Scott of Ware in 1770 as an investment and was subsequently rebuilt in 1781 by John Tween a local miller and tenant. The ownership transferred to Amy and Edward Hanbury in 1890 who added a number of features to include the existing servant bells and a Thomas Crapper pantry sink. Our client’s family acquired the property in 1971. Although there are areas of the property that require some attention and modernisation, a major overhaul and renewal of the roof was completed in 2014.
16' 10'' x 7' 8'' (5.13m x 2.34m)
With stairs rising to first floor landing, timber flooring, door leading to outside and door to cellars.
16' 1'' x 14' 9'' (4.90m x 4.49m)
Aspect to front with double doors opening to rear garden, open fireplace, book shelving.
13' 0'' x 9' 1'' (3.96m x 2.77m)
Open fireplace, built in storage cabinet and display shelving, aspect to front.
16' 10'' x 14' 8'' (5.13m x 4.47m)
Dual aspect, wood panelled walls, large Inglenook style fireplace.
Side Entrance Hall
Broom cupboard, quarry tiled floor.
14' 3'' x 14' 5'' (4.34m x 4.39m)
Fitted with a good range of wall and base storage units, double stainless steel sink unit, plumbing for dishwasher, Everhot range style cooker, quarry tiled floor.
15' 2'' x 11' 4'' (4.62m x 3.45m)
Original Thomas Crapper Butler sink, oil fired boiler, door opening to carport and garage, door to rear garden, plumbing for washing machine, central heating timer.
15' 8'' x 9' 3'' (4.77m x 2.82m)
Timber and tiled floor, exposed timbers, aspect to garden, part galleried ceiling.
Ceramic wash hand basin, low flush wc, quarry tiled floor.
32' 0'' x 16' 0'' Overall (9.75m x 4.87m)
With four separate chambers, internal and external access.
Large L shaped landing with access to:
16' 10'' x 14' 8'' (5.13m x 4.47m)
Open fireplace, dual aspect, door to:
With wardrobe cupboards, aspect to front.
Fitted with a suite comprising panel enclosed bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low flush wc, heated towel rail, tiled surrounds.
16' 5'' x 12' 9'' (5.00m x 3.88m)
Open fireplace, aspect to front.
Amongst an array of unique period and architectural features in this room there is a brass cord door lock system which was originally installed by John Tween in the late 18th Century.
13' 8'' x 9' 8'' (4.16m x 2.94m)
Giving access to the top floor bedroom accommodation, open gallery to the dining room, aspect to rear, built in storage cupboard.
10' 3'' x 9' 9'' (3.12m x 2.97m)
Aspect to side, open fireplace, door to:
8' 11'' x 8' 3'' (2.72m x 2.51m)
Bedrooms four and five are currently being used as a study area and could be opened up subject to normal planning consents to provide a larger bedroom if so required.
Fitted with a suite comprising tiled enclosed bath, pedestal wash hand basin, original framed decorative plaster work.
Second Floor Landing
23' 3'' x 11' 10'' (7.08m x 3.60m)
20' 5'' x 11' 2'' (6.22m x 3.40m)
Housing cold water storage tank.
The grounds to the property are mainly walled, with a Copper Beech hedge adding additional screening to the front. There is a gravel driveway that leads to the front and side of the property which also provides parking and access to the garage/carport which is attached to the property at the rear. The gardens are a natural delight with four distinctive lawned areas that are boarded by shrubs and flowers, there are mature trees together with a vegetable area and fruit cage. There is much interest in the garden for a garden enthusiast as well as some lovely sheltered areas for relaxation as well as social and family activities. Other features include a rose archway lining the path on the upper lawn area and a stone arch to the side of the property. Brick built outhouse and potting shed/store.
28' 6'' x 13' 3'' Overall (8.68m x 4.04m)
12'7 x 11'3 and 13'2 x 17'2 Within the stable block there are two store rooms presently being used as a log store. However this building could be utilised for additional parking or indeed conversion to a workshop/ studio ( subject to normal planning consents).
Westmill House has a Grade II* status which has been placed on the property due to the extraordinary number of period architectural features that spans many centuries from the Stewart brick chimney stacks and stair tower, the Hitch brick garden wall, John Tween locks and bolts to George Bromley's decor there is much to admire and discover at Westmill House.