Ensum Brown are delighted to offer for sale this updated and truly unique cottage located in the hamlet of 'Helham Green', a quiet lane in sought after Wareside and surrounded with stunning views. The cottage has been updated and modified by the current and previous owners, adding additional accommodation but still offers further potential to extend if desired, subject to planning. This delightful cottage offers that perfect combination of contemporary finishing whilst retaining a period feel and must be viewed to be fully appreciated.
You approach the property via a gravelled driveway, which offers parking directly outside the property, but there is also additional parking just meters away on the lanes frontage adjacent to the old water pump. Although you have a main entrance door to the front, the side access is that logically used and mainly used by the current owners, from here you step in to the dining room of the property. On entering you will immediately see the period features with wooden beams that are a feature throughout. Of note, this property is not grade 2 listed, so future alterations and extensions should be somewhat easier if desired. On the ground floor you have two reception rooms, the dining room as mentioned, that overlooks the rear gardens, and also a cosy sitting room to the front of the property with a feature open fireplace, perfect for those cold winter evenings. Completing the ground floor accommodation is the bespoke cottage style kitchen with space for all the appliances you need in modern home and includes a butler sink and range oven. The kitchen is completed with granite work surfaces, breakfast bar and feature lighting. Finally on the ground floor you have the always useful separate cloakroom WC.
Going upstairs you have three double bedrooms, the now guest bedroom overlooks the rear garden and just in the last few months a new master suite has been created with new en-suite and with fitted wardrobes. The main bathroom has also been renewed that is shared by the two other double bedrooms. Now this is where the property becomes truly unique; Going downstairs from the ground floor dining room you will find the subterranean room which provides an additional reception room which was created by the previous owners, this adds substantial further living accommodation; in fact goes under the garden and has a sky lantern which provides natural light. The current owners use this room as a sitting room, party room and cinema room and is fully equipped for just that, but this room could be whatever works for you. This property gets even more interesting still; Exiting the subterranean room via the spiral staircase in the lobby on the opposite side of the room, you come up into the orangery, which can also be accessed by the garden itself of course. Coming up into this room and looking back at the property you would never have thought you could access it internally. Once again, this adds extra living accommodation to the property and is generous in size, use this as you wish.
Outside the property continues to impress. You have space immediately to the side of the property, which could potentially be utilised, and running up the boundary of the side of the property is a woodland area, giving you both privacy and a delightful outlook. Then to the rear of the gardens you have views over open countryside, you would never think you were just 5-10 minutes away from the riverside town of Ware. The traditional gardens itself are beautifully maintained and mainly laid to lawn with mature trees, shrubs and hedging, there is also a large paved patio area for the afternoon sun and summer nights. Also of benefit, at the rear of the garden, is a brick built timber store and brick built timber clad outbuilding, power and light are connected, presently used as an office but could be created into an external annex.
We highly recommend viewing this property for a full appreciation and there is the benefit of it being sold with no upward chain. Call 01920 412 200 to arrange your private viewing time.
LOCATION - NEAREST TOWN, WARE The beautiful market town of Ware, Hertfordshire, is one of the oldest continuously occupied sites in Europe, dating back to the Mesolithic period, around 4000BC. Today, Ware is a bustling market and riverside town with a population of around 19,000.
Ware is located off the A10, with the popular town of Hertford just 3 miles up the road. The town is one of the areas most popular and you really do have the best of both worlds, surrounded by the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, but well connected to London. If you are a commuter or just like to have regular day trips to London you are just 20 miles away by car and with very easy access by Ware train station to London Liverpool Street (approx. 45 mins) or if you prefer from Hertford East station to Liverpool street (approx. 49 mins) or Hertford North Finsbury Park/Kings Cross (approx. 35 mins).
Unlike many towns, Ware has a bustling high street and very much has a social 'café' culture. There is a superb combination of national and local independent stores, restaurants and bars. Of course, there are also all the other amenities anyone could need in the town including a library, doctors, dentists, superstores as well as having Hanbury Manor Hotel and golf course and East Herts golf course just down the road. There are multiple parks and playing fields, Wodson Park sports and leisure centre, walks and stunning locations to sit by or be on the river Lea which runs through the town and surrounding countryside.
With regards to education, you are in one of the best places in the country. You have the prestigious Presdales secondary and sixth form school for girls and Chauncy secondary and sixth form. Of course there are also multiple nursery's and well regarded primary schools.
If you don't live in Ware already, then look no further for your next home!
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