Set within stunning rural surroundings, this Grade II Listed converted coach house in Hertfordshire has just entered the property market for £1.39 million.
The Coach House, adjacent to the beautiful Oughtonhead Nature Reserve, sits on the banks of the River Oughton and is one of five buildings off Westmill Lane. It was a working mill until the early 20th century, so is a brilliant abode for those wanting to snap up a slice of British history.
Extending to 2,500 sq ft, the property has five bedrooms, an expansive kitchen and dining room with soaring pitched ceilings, exposed beams in the living room, plenty of skylights, and a first floor living space with leafy views over the nature reserve.
Current owners have cleverly ushered natural light into the home. Over in the kitchen, the white shaker-style cabinets make the space feel bright, while a large picture window on the first floor floods the room with light. Elsewhere, the white walls in the bedroom (which wonderfully complement the wooden beams) help to brighten corners where light may be limited.
The outdoor space, which extends to half an acre, has been organically cultivated over 15 years. Head-turning features include a myriad of flower beds, a small apple and pear orchard, vegetable patches, and fruit trees such as plum, cherry and peach. Curvaceous walkways of the cottage garden make flower beds and seating areas accessible, while the steps that descend to the alfresco dining area offers lovely views of the water.
"A bridge leads over the millrace to an island planted with mature native trees, weeping willow and wildflowers; a deliberately wilder part of the garden," the agents at INIGO say. "Long-horned cattle graze in the neighbouring nature reserve, and it’s possible to sometimes catch sight of the local kingfisher or hear a cuckoo. There are lovely walks in all directions; following the River Oughton through the Nature Reserve or along footpaths through open countryside."
This property is currently on the market for £1,395,000 with INIGO.
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