Detached House for sale in Old School Orchard, Watton At Stone, Nr Hertford

THB 41,675,564
East Hertfordshire District, Old School Orchard, Watton At Stone

House • 4 Bed. • 3 Bath. • Ref: 2838215

DESCRIPTION In the very heart of Watton at Stone, tucked away in a small cul de sac this detached split level home provides generous and well-proportioned accommodation that is ideal for those considering a downsize but still seeking space and seclusion. The property will also suit those with family still at home as the space on offer and the layout of the rooms is very flexible.

Originally, as the name implies, the property was built on the site of the old village school and, whilst essentially it was rebuilt in the 1980's there is still considerable character on offer, particularly found in the impressive sitting room and the dining room.

The setting is ideal, being a short walk to the historic village high street that is lined with period homes complimented by a village store/post office, a wonderful artisan bakery/coffee shop, hairdressers, a butcher and two notable pubs/eateries. There is also a doctors and dental surgery. For those who commute Watton at Stone station serves Moorgate, Finsbury Park and subsequently Kings Cross. 

STEP INSIDE Stepping into the welcoming hallway, the space found in the property is immediately evident. The hallway runs virtually the full length of the property with a cloakroom off it and useful storage cupboards. Doors also lead out to the garden. Steps from the hallway lead down to what is believed to be the original part of the old school and here you find a large dining room. This is a fine room with high ceiling and two windows to the front aspect. An arched window and double doors lead into the drawing room. One cannot help but be impressed by the drawing room, it really is a wonderful room with a large central fireplace with double sided wood burning stove and two large windows onto the garden. Steps lead back up to the hallway and from the drawing room is an inner hall off which are the principal bedroom suite and the third bedroom. The principal bedroom is a grand room with window to the garden, high ceiling and a full range of fitted wardrobes and drawers. There is a well fitted en suite shower room. The third bedroom is also a good double with window to the garden and built in cupboard/wardrobe.

Returning back to the main hallway, at the other end of the home, we find the kitchen/breakfast room. Well fitted with a good range of wall and base level units with worktops including a breakfast bar, under unit lighting and built in double oven, hob and cooker hood. There is an integrated fridge/freezer and a dishwasher. Off the kitchen is a useful well fitted utility room with space for washing machine and tumble dryer. From the kitchen, doors open into the conservatory. A lovely addition to the home with doors opening into the delightful garden. The large guest bedroom is another well fitted room with wardrobes, dressing table and drawers. A lovely en suite shower room further compliments this room. There is a further sitting room at this end of the property with French doors out onto the garden. This room can also double up as a fourth bedroom.The family bathroom is attractively fitted and a good size with roll top bath, shower cubicle, Victorian style high level wc and wash basin.  

STEP OUTSIDE Old School Orchard is a small private cul de sac of just four homes. The property is approached at the front with parking for three or four cars that leads to the double garage. The front garden is well stocked with numerous shrubs for year-round interest.

The rear garden is delightful, south westerly facing, and very secluded with a high, predominantly beech hedging and fences. The garden has been designed to provide colour and interest throughout the year and is mainly laid to lawn with borders that are very well stocked with numerous flowers and shrubs. There are several patio areas for one to sit and to enjoy the sun, or shade, at most times of the day.  

LOCATION Watton at Stone is a very popular village set mid-way between the towns of Ware, Hertford and Stevenage. Here one gets the best of both worlds with rolling countryside on the doorstep but only a few minutes from busy towns and the amenities they offer.

Watton at Stone is a pretty, thriving village with a real community that takes advantage of the many facilities and societies found here. The pretty high street is lined with interesting period properties and enjoys two excellent local pubs/eateries. There is also a village store/post office, a wonderful artisan bakery/coffee shop, hairdressers, Chinese takeaway, and a butcher. The village also benefits from a doctors and dental surgery. For those who commute, Watton at Stone station serves Moorgate, Finsbury Park and subsequently Kings Cross.

Throughout the area are many lovely footpaths and bridleways to enjoy and there are numerous sports and equestrian facilities nearby.

Schooling in the area is first class, from the village primary school to both state and private schooling being well catered for.

The A10 and A1(M) are both within a 10 or15 minute drive and provide excellent links to the M25, London and the north. 




Old School Orchard, Watton At Stone, East Hertfordshire District

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