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£1,150,000 Guide Price

Horse Shoe Hill, Great Hormead, SG9

Ensum Brown are delighted to present this converted & extended chapel dating back to the 19th Century. This home has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large open-plan kitchen/diner, snug, utility, spacious living room with high ceilings, mezzanine, annexe & garage. Located in the village of Great Hormead.
4 Bedrooms
3 Receptions
3 Bathrooms
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Ensum Brown are delighted to bring to the market this unique and characterful converted chapel that has been a residential home since approximately the 1960s but dates back to the Victorian era. This four bedroom property has since been extended to the rear and has been much improved by the current owners. Located in the ever popular village of Great Hormead, this is the ideal home for those looking for a home that is in countryside that is also a short drive away from the neighbouring towns of Ware and Buntingford. An internal viewing is highly recommended.

This charming home is entered via a tiled pathway leading across the front garden to wooden double doors. Upon entering the house you will step into a lovely L-shaped entrance hall which has original wood flooring. To the right is a large storage cupboard/boot room which is ideal for coat and shoe storage. There is also has a cloak room WC which is fitted with a two piece suite comprising of a hand basin with chrome mixer tap and built in storage cupboard, and a low level flush WC, as well as a heated towel rail. The WC has been neutrally decorated with wood effect laminate flooring and fully tiled walls, not to mention the beautiful stained glass window.

Continuing straight through the entrance hall you will head into the superbly sized open-plan kitchen/dining room. This room has an abundance of light due to the substantial bespoke arch-shaped patio doors that the current owners have added and which lead into the garden. The owners have thoroughly thought about layout of the kitchen, with an island comprising of a range of cream base units complimented by quartz worktops and an inset stainless steel 1.1/2 sink with mixer tap, as the kitchen flows in an L shape there being space for a large dining table overlooking the rear garden. The other wall and base units, and worktops, are in the same style and the grey and cream marble effect tiled flooring compliments this perfectly.

Positioned to the left of the kitchen is the wonderfully sized utility room, which was originally the kitchen. This room has been styled with dark grey tiled flooring and a range of cream wall and base units complete with laminate worktops, as well as a stainless steel 1.1/2 bowl sink with chrome mixer tap and a 4-ring hob cooker. There is also plenty of space for a washing machine, dishwasher and American style fridge/freezer. Adjacent to the kitchen is the second reception room, which makes the perfect family room/snug. This room has triple aspect windows and has been neutrally decorated with wood flooring, cream walls and spotlights.

Moving back towards the front of the property you will come across the fantastically spacious and bright main reception room, which really is a show-stopping room. Entering via wooden double doors, the first thing you will notice about this room is the extremely high ceilings and the amount of light caused by the triple aspect original stained glass windows. This room has an abundance of wealth and character due to the numerous original features, including original stain glassed windows, wood flooring, and dark wood beams. Adding to the character of the room, there is also a feature exposed brick fireplace with an inset log burner.

Going upstairs, a beautiful feature of this level is the mezzanine which has characterful beams, cream carpet and a bespoke iron balustrade, which overlooks the main living room and is currently used as a study area with space for a large desk. As you continue through the landing there is a built in cupboard housing the hot water cylinder, acting as an airing cupboard, and there is also a loft hatch with provides access to a partly boarded loft space. You will notice that the whole of this second floor has been neutrally decorated with cream carpet and white walls, creating a very bright feel.

Leading into the principle suite, you will head down a corridor which has the en-suite on the left and the bedroom on the right. As you step through an archway on the right this will take you into the bedroom, which has two large built in wardrobes and double glazed windows with views of the garden and far reaching countryside views. On the left is the large en-suite bathroom which has been beautifully renovated with cream marble effect floor and wall tiles and under floor heating. This en-suite has been fitted with a four price white suite comprising of a low level flush WC, two sink basins on a stand with chrome taps, and a curved bath with chrome mixer tap and shower attachment, as well as an enclosed shower cubicle which is fully tiled and has a chrome wall mounted shower head.

Heading back out to the landing, this has been fitted with cream carpet and has doors leading into the three remaining double bedrooms and family bathroom. The second largest bedroom has lovely views overlooking the rear garden and has ample discretion for freestanding wardrobes and accompanying furniture. Forming part of the double storey extension, the third bedroom is also a great sized third bedroom with triple aspect windows and ample space for freestanding furniture. Similarly, the fourth double bedroom is a bright room with ample space for furniture. This room is uniquely shaped, with the bed residing in the beautiful bay window/section of the room.

The family bathroom is also in this part of the house and is a great size. The bathroom has been fitted with a three piece white suite comprising of bathtub with chrome mixer tap and wall mounted rainfall shower, wash hand basin with storage units beneath, and low level flush WC. The bathroom has been decorated with vinyl wood flooring, white wall tiles separated by dark blue diamonds and a heated towel rail.

Outside, there is a superb East-facing rear garden that has been laid to lawn, with a large patio area just in front which is perfect for al-fresco dining. This mature garden has an abundance of plants, trees and shrubs, and a circular pond, and as you continue up the garden you can see views of neighbouring fields, making this a very private space.

Located to the right of the garden is a large double garage which has been converted into an annexe with a living area, bedroom and three piece shower room. Next to this is a boiler room with the Biomass boiler which was installed in 2014, replacing the previous oil heating and attached to this is a double garage, which is great for storage or parking your car. If you do not wish to park your car in the garage, there is ample parking available on the driveway.


Buntingford is 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!

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