An attractive, twice extended Victorian semi with garden and garage that's walking distance from the station, town centre and pretty countryside walks.
This is an attractive Victorian semi-detached property in a sought-after location within Bengeo, a quiet residential area on the edge of Hertford. You are only a ten or so minute walk from the station, town centre and, heading in the other direction, beautiful countryside walks so living here you really do have the best of all worlds. The house has been extended twice, once to create a lovely large living space to the rear with an open-plan kitchen/dining room and family living room opening out to the garden - and this space is the real heart of the home. The second extension was to create a third double bedroom in the loft, added to the two bedrooms and luxurious bathroom, complete with Victorian- style roll-top bath, on the first floor. The house also has a downstairs shower-room, just off the entrance hall, and a cosy front sitting room with bay window and open fireplace. There is a sunny and private west facing back garden with a rear lane providing access to the garage and room also for off-street parking. If you are looking for a character home that combines the practical open space needed for modern life with proximity to the town's amenities and open countryside, then look no further.
This cottage sits in one of the most sought-after streets in Bengeo, the ever popular area on the edge of Hertford, so close to a good range of local amenities including the Co-Op mini supermarket, local pubs, a parade of local shops, and two of the best primary schools in Hertford, Duncombe and Bengeo Primary School. It is also around a ten minute walk from Hertford North railway station with regular services to London (Hertford East is around a 15 minute walk away). Hertford has a very good range of local facilities such as shops, restaurants, and supermarkets, yet is also an attractive and very pleasant place to live, which (along with its excellent transport links) is why it is so popular with young professional families and commuters. The town is surrounded by some very beautiful countryside and living in this part of Bengeo you have some very pleasant walks on your doorstep heading out towards Chapmore End or across Waterford Heath Community Nature Reserve and down to the River Beane. There are a wide range of sporting and leisure pursuits close to hand, including Hartham Common (a ten minute walk away) with its riverside walks, Activity Centre, swimming pool and tennis courts.
From the pavement a path leads up to the porch and glazed front door into the:
Dado rail. Stairs to first floor. Radiator.
Fitted shower cubicle. Low-level WC. Wash-hand basin with tiled splash-back. Modern heated towel rail. Fitted shelving with light.
Bay window to front. Attractive period fireplace with ornate cast iron surround. Dado rail. Wooden floorboards. Radiator.
A large open-plan room with kitchen/dining area and separate family seating space. Large sky-light in ceiling bringing in lots of additional light to the kitchen. Two windows with French doors in between to garden. Good range of kitchen units with roll-top work surfaces, ceramic one and a half bowl sink and tiled splash-back. Two kick-board fan heaters (run off the central heating). Space for Range cooker with gas hob and extractor over. Fitted dishwasher. Space for American style fridge/freezer. Space and plumbing for washing-machine and tumble-drier. Beechwood parquet flooring. Deep under-stairs cloaks cupboard with light and ample storage and clothes hanging space. TV aerial point. Radiator with cover.
From the hallway stairs lead up to the landing. Radiator.
Two windows to front. Period fireplace with ornate cast iron surround. Radiator.
Window to rear. Wood-effect laminate floor. TV aerial point. Deep wardrobe with clothes rail and shelving. Radiator.
Frosted sash window to rear and side. Victorian-style roll-top bath. High-level WC. Wash-hand basin. Period-style radiator. Painted floorboards. Half-panelling to walls. Spotlights.
From the first floor landing stairs lead up to the second floor. Velux to rear. Under-eaves storage cupboard.
An "L" shaped room with vaulted ceiling and restricted roof height to the sides. Velux window to the front and rear. Fitted shelving. Under-eaves storage cupboards. Wood-effect laminate floor.
The house has a small low-maintenance front garden with hedging as a visual screen along the front. There is a lane to the rear of the property that leads to a gate into the back garden which is west facing, perfect for the afternoon sun, with area of lawn and decking by the back garden with fencing for privacy. At the back of the house is a garage: Which is en-bloc and set within a car-parking area. The residents park in front of their respective garage units.
Mains water, drainage, gas and electricity. Gas central heating. TV aerial and telephone connected. Approx 1,155 Square Feet.
Please note: Appliances such as radiators, heaters, boilers, fixtures or utilities (gas, water, electricity, etc.) which may have been mentioned in these details have not been tested and no guarantee can be given that they are suitable or in working order. We cannot guarantee that building regulations or planning permission have been approved and recommend that you make independent enquiries on these matters. All measurements including amounts of land in acres are approximate.