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£1,100,000 Guide Price

Hare Street, Buntingford, SG9

Ensum Brown offer for sale Bluebell Cottage, a rarely available 4 bedroom 2 bathroom detached property positioned in the desirable village of Hare Street and with an East facing plot of approximately 5.5 acres (STLS). An internal viewing is highly recommended.
4 Bedrooms
2 Receptions
2 Bathrooms
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Ensum Brown are privileged to offer for sale, as the vendor's choice of sole agent, this delightful gated four-bedroom two-bathroom detached family house positioned on a generous East-facing plot with approximately 5.5 acres comprising of agricultural and equestrian land plus a lovely orchard and three stables with power and light connected which could be converted into additional annexe accommodation (STPP). The property has been superbly maintained, extended and upgraded by the present vendors in their time of ownership now offering accommodation arranged over two floors.

Approaching this fine home via the security gate this opens to a large hardstanding area providing off street parking for numerous vehicles and this is open to the land which provides breath-taking views. There's also a front garden with a door leading to the impressive entrance hall offering wood flooring, radiator and doors lead off to the ground floor double bedroom, living with and the fantastic open-plan kitchen/dining/family room.

The ground floor bedroom is a good-size double room with wood flooring, radiator and a double glazed window to the front aspect. This is currently being used as a work-from-home space but could easily be changed back to a generous bedroom. Moving into the formal living room, this is a delightful bright and cosy space with wood flooring, TV point, radiator and patio doors leading to the main rear garden and providing superb views for as far as the eye can see. 

Stepping into the stunning and characterful open-plan kitchen/dining/family room, this truly is the hub of the open and ideal to suite the requirements of a modern-day family. The kitchen area is fitted with a comprehensive range of Duck Egg blue wall and base units complemented by quartz worktops and a two-bowl Butler sink with chrome mixer tap. There's also space for an AGA Rangemaster oven and freezer. The other features of this room comprise of tiled flooring with under-floor heating, two veritcal radiators, an integrated dishwasher, four double glazed windows to the front aspect and two double glazed windows to the side aspect allowing a lot of natural light plus two sets of patio doors opening on to the conservatory/garden room.

The triple-aspect conservatory/garden room is an excellent addition to the property with double glazed windows to the side and rear aspects providing a peaceful outlook plus patio doors opening on to the main rear garden. Other features include tiled flooring and a radiator.

Stairs rise to the first floor accommodation and doors lead off to the guest cloakroom/WC plus the built-in utility cupboard with with space and plumbing for a washing machine plus fitted storage shelves. The guest cloakroom/WC is fitted with a two-piece suite comprising of a low level push flush WC and wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap complemented by tiled flooring and walls.

The first floor offers a landing area with a velux window and doors lead off to the three bedrooms plus the family bathroom. There's also eves cupboards providing a great storage option.

The principal bedroom suite is a lovely space with the bedroom area offering a double glazed window to the rear aspect and fantastic views over the adjacent land. There's also a range of fitted wardrobes and storage cupboards plus spotlights and an air-conditioning fan. A door opens to a superb en-suite shower room which is fitted with a three piece suite comprising of a wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap, and storage cupboards under, a low level push flush WC and a an enclosed fully-tiled shower cubicle with chrome wall-mounted shower. Other benefits include tiled flooring with under-floor heating, a velux window and a chrome wall-mounted heated towel rail.

The second and third bedrooms are good-size double rooms; each with fitted carpet, a double glazed window, radiator and space for freestanding wardrobes plus furniture. Completing the first floor of this home is the family bathroom which is fitted with a four piece suite with roll-top bath and a chrome mixer tap with handheld shower attachment, a wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap plus storage cupboard under, a push flush WC and an enclosed corner shower cubicle with tiled walls and a wall-mounted chrome rainfall shower. Other attributes comprise of tiled walls and flooring with under-floor heating, spotlights and an extractor.

Externally, the main rear garden is a perfect secluded family-friendly space commencing with a paved area leading to a patio area ideal for al-fresco dining. Steps lead down to an area laid to lawn with brick retaining walls and enclosed fenced boundaries. The current vendors have also installed a home office ideal as detached a work-from home space with electricity and storage. 

As previously mentioned, there is ample parking facilities for multiple vehicles and adjacent to this there is a lovely orchard with a range of apple, plum and greegage trees with blackberries around the perimeter. Water supply is connected all the way down to the foot of the land.

This is a very rare opportunity to acquire a spacious detached family house in a desirable village location, please contact us to arrange your accompanied viewing appointment.


Bluebell Cottage is situated within the tranquil village of Hare Street and is well placed for those seeking a semi rural lifestyle without the feeling of being isolated. The nearest town is Buntingford which a small market town in the civil parish of East Hertfordshire and lies just off the A10 linking Cambridge and north London. Buntingford is a growing town with a population of over 5000 and growing.
There has been a significant level of development in recent years, which brings with it great support for the popular high street which is full of some fantastic independently owned and run local shops. There are a range of shops, cafes and bars, something for everyone. You have all the local amenities you may need, doctors, dentists and food superstore as well as a number of community groups for all ages.

Buntingford uses a three-tier school system. There are four schools in Buntingford; Freman College (an Upper School and Sixth Form, Edwinstree Church of England E Middle School Layston First and Milfield First School, a small nursery. There are also a number of private schools with easy driving distance of the town.

As mentioned, Buntingford lies just off the A10, but it is also ideally located for other major road networks such as the A1M, just a half an hour drive to London Stansted airport and also close to several major nation rail stations with direct links to London Kings Cross and Liverpool Street, ideal if you are a commuter. If you want to visit other local towns you are very central to Royston, Stevenage, Bishop Stortford, Ware and Hertford. The city of Cambridge is also only around 45 minutes' drive away. It really is superbly located and you are also surrounded by some beautiful Hertfordshire countryside.

One last thing, we can't forget to mention, the 'World Sausage Tossing Championship' has taken place at The Countryman Inn, in Chipping near Buntingford, every August since 2014. Take a visit to Buntingford today, you may not want to leave!

Stations are also not too far away in Ware (11 miles) or Royston (7 miles), both bustling and pretty market towns with more extensive amenities and rail connections into London.

Throughout the surrounding countryside are footpaths and bridleways and for golfers, East Herts, Whitehills and Barkway Golf courses are also closeby.

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