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Westmill Road, Westmill Offers in Excess of £1,000,000

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A substantial Georgian fronted six/seven-bedroom country house set in beautiful walled gardens in excess of 0.5 acres. The property is believed to be of 16th century origins and offers an ideal opportunity for a growing family to acquire a most versatile home of immense charm and character with accommodation arranged over three floors. Other features include a large brick built out building, double carport/garage and useful cellars. The accommodation comprises reception hall, cloakroom, study, lounge, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, utility room, large cellar, six/seven bedrooms, Master bedroom suite with dressing room and en suite, family bathroom plus separate wc, grounds approaching 2/3rds of an acre, substantial outbuilding/workshop.


Westmill Road
Westmill SG12 0ET
County: Hertfordshire
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 00001316
Last Updated: Saturday, 01 August 2020 07:55

Location

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.

Brief History

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.

Main Hallway

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.

Lounge

16' 1'' x 14' 9'' (4.90m x 4.49m)

Aspect to front with double doors opening to rear garden, open fireplace, book shelving.

Study

13' 0'' x 9' 1'' (3.96m x 2.77m)

Open fireplace, built in storage cabinet and display shelving, aspect to front.

Sitting Room

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.

Kitchen

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.

Utility Room

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.

Dining Room

15' 8'' x 9' 3'' (4.77m x 2.82m)

Timber and tiled floor, exposed timbers, aspect to garden, part galleried ceiling.

Cloakroom

Ceramic wash hand basin, low flush wc, quarry tiled floor.

Cellar

32' 0'' x 16' 0'' Overall (9.75m x 4.87m)

With four separate chambers, internal and external access.

First Floor

Large L shaped landing with access to:

Bedroom One

16' 10'' x 14' 8'' (5.13m x 4.47m)

Open fireplace, dual aspect, door to:

Dressing Room

With wardrobe cupboards, aspect to front.

En Suite

Fitted with a suite comprising panel enclosed bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low flush wc, heated towel rail, tiled surrounds.

Bedroom Two

16' 5'' x 12' 9'' (5.00m x 3.88m)

Open fireplace, aspect to front.

Agents Note

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.

Bedroom Three

13' 8'' x 9' 8'' (4.16m x 2.94m)

Aspect to front.

Rear Landing

Giving access to the top floor bedroom accommodation, open gallery to the dining room, aspect to rear, built in storage cupboard.

Bedroom Four

10' 3'' x 9' 9'' (3.12m x 2.97m)

Aspect to side, open fireplace, door to:

Bedroom Five

8' 11'' x 8' 3'' (2.72m x 2.51m)

Aspect to rear.

Agents Note

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.

Bathroom

Fitted with a suite comprising tiled enclosed bath, pedestal wash hand basin, original framed decorative plaster work.

Separate Cloakroom

Low flush wc.

Second Floor Landing

Providing access to:

Bedroom Six

23' 3'' x 11' 10'' (7.08m x 3.60m)

Bedroom Seven

20' 5'' x 11' 2'' (6.22m x 3.40m)

Loft/Storage Room

Housing cold water storage tank.

Outside

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.

Stable Block

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).

Agents Note

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.


Westmill Road
Westmill SG12 0ET
County: Hertfordshire
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 00001316
Last Updated: Saturday, 01 August 2020 07:55

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Westmill Road
Westmill SG12 0ET
County: Hertfordshire
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 00001316
Last Updated: Saturday, 01 August 2020 07:55
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