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Rushden Hertfordshire SG9

Guide Price
£1,475,000
Mortgage calculator Ref: CAM180024
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 4 receptions

Beautiful country home with over 3,200 sqft of characterful, versatile accommodation and 10 acres of stunning grounds in peaceful, picturesque location

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Dating back to the late 15th Century, Windmill House was formerly two pretty dwellings in the form of the local post office and associated home. The current owners have cleverly linked the two separately listed buildings with the innovative use of a lower ground floor “tunnel” between the two buildings which is not visible from ground floor level. This has incorporated the annexe into the main hub of the house whilst retaining the separate elements if needed. Oak stairs lead down from to a passageway and cloakroom with steps at the end leading up to the hallway to the utility and annexe. The property is beautifully presented throughout with thoughtful attention to detail and a high quality finish with the most wonderful range of period features including inglenook fireplaces with bread ovens, exposed timbers and beams and wooden floorboards. The contemporary finish to the bathrooms, cloakrooms and kitchen blend perfectly with the period elements and address every modern day living needs. The stunning kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a good range of bespoke handmade units, butler sink, two oven Aga, built in dishwasher, fridge and freezer, granite worksurfaces and a breakfast bar overlooking the garden and paddocks. This leads through to the dining room which is open through to the sitting room, again with doors and windows to the garden. There is also a charming family room/snug with a woodburner and a study. On the ground floor is a guest room with en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath with shower over and airing cupboard. The house has a separate staircase up to the master bedroom suite with large dressing room and superb- en-suite shower room with walk-in shower. A further bedroom with a door to the attic storage space can be reached up a separate staircase. The versatile annexe currently comprises two further bedrooms (one was historically an additional fitting room, a large home office (formerly the dining room), a utility or kitchen and a good-size bathroom. Both the ground floor rooms have fireplaces and the dining room has its own entrance.

Windmill House is a truly enchanting period village property which is completely unique. Its tranquil setting is unrivalled yet it is very close to amenities and commuter links. For those looking for a house away from it all it is the perfect house.

This property has 10 acres of land.

Outside

The property is approached over a large brick paved driveway providing parking for at least 6 cars. Paved steps lead down to the house with paths to the front door. The gardens are beautifully landscaped and planted with mature hedging, shrubs and trees and afford unrivalled levels of privacy and superb outlooks. Across the back of the house are south-west facing decked and paved terraces, ideal for al-fresco dining and entertaining. The more formal gardens are fully enclosed and a hedge-lined path leads down to a picket gate through to the remainder of the grounds and the paddock behind. There are two separate vehicular accesses to the garaging and the paddock, perfect for those looking to keep a pony etc.

Situation

Rushden is a small and pretty hamlet which sits in attractive rolling countryside between Buntingford and Stevenage. The house is situated up a quiet no through road within walking distance of the church and the public house. There are extensive and varied amenities in Buntingford with further facilities available in Baldock, Royston and Stevenage including Waitrose, Sainsbury and Tesco supermarkets. For those needing the commute, the property is ideally situated for easy access to the railway station at Stevenage which operates a fast and regular service into London Kings Cross and also to the A10 and to A1 leading to the M25, London and the North. There is a primary school education in the area with secondary schooling available, in both the private and public sectors in Buntingford, Ware, Haileybury and Bishops Stortford.

Directions

Follow the A505 from Royston and continue along the dual carriageway, past Ashwell on the right and the turning to Sandon on the left. Take the left hand turning signposted towards Wallington onto the A507. Continue along this road into the village of Rushden. Pass the public house on the right hand side and then turn left up the hill opposite the bus stop, signposted Rushden and Southern Green. The house can be found on the left hand side.

Other Features

  • • Sitting room, dining room & family room
  • • Vaulted kitchen/breakfast room
  • • Study
  • • Utility (potential second kitchen) & cloakroom
  • • 3 bedrooms in the main house & 2 bathrooms
  • • Linked annexe with fourth bedroom, bathroom, dining room and sitting room/bedroom 5
  • • Detached outbuilding with garaging, garden and log stores
  • • Landscaped gardens and grounds/paddocks
  • • Possible equestrian amenity with separate access to outbuilding/stables and paddock
  • • Excellent commuter links

This plan is for layout guidance only. Not drawn to scale unless stated. Windows and door openings are approximate. Whilst every care is taken in the preparation of the plan, please check all dimensions, shapes and compass bearings before making any decisions reliant upon them.

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