95 Cross Oak Road, Berkhamsted, HP4 3HZ


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A handsome Victorian five bedroom family home, sympathetically extended to create living accommodation over four floors

The accommodation includes a basement, two reception rooms, the extended kitchen and dining room which flows into the bespoke Amdega conservatory. Five bedrooms and outside off street parking and a beautifully large garden. Located close to the town centre and with flexible living accommodation, this property offers fantastic far reaching views across the valley of Berkhamsted and beyond.


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Property description

  • 5 bedroom |
  • 1 bathroom |
  • 3 reception |
  • EPC Band: E

This tall, handsome Victorian family house has been sympathetically extended to create a large kitchen and dining space together with a spectacular Amdega bespoke conservatory. Spread over three floors, there are five bedrooms on the upper floors and two reception rooms on the ground floor as well as the kitchen and spacious conservatory, which opens onto the unusually large garden. The owners have carefully preserved original features including beautifully tiled fireplaces throughout, large sash windows and solid wood doors.

The two reception rooms are reached from the elegant hallway with its white-painted corbels and decorative arch. At the back of the house the kitchen, dining area and conservatory all open onto one another, creating a welcoming space that's ideal for both family life and entertaining. The slate floor tiles, butler's sink and multiple skylights add character to the kitchen, while separate wood flooring designates the dining space. Steps lead down to the cellar, useful for storage but big enough for a workroom or hobby space.

Three double bedrooms and the bathroom make up the first floor, the rear bedroom currently used as a home office with a large bay window overlooking the garden. The house originally had six bedrooms but two on the second floor were turned into a studio not long after the house was built, lit by a huge window which floods the room with the northern light favoured by artists. With the addition of an en suite bathroom this could become an impressive master bedroom. The second bedroom on this floor already has an en suite cloakroom.

The garden has been creatively landscaped with the addition of a pond and planting to attract wildlife, with space retained for two car parking spaces to the side of the house, a rarity in the town's Victorian streets.

Location

Berkhamsted is regularly voted one of the best places to live in Hertfordshire, with its historic high street, village atmosphere, independent shops, cafes and restaurants, canalside walks and pubs and some of the best schools in the county. It's close to the Chilterns and surrounded by beautiful countryside, including the National Trust's Ashridge Forest, yet it's a mere 33 minutes by train to London Euston, with the M25 and M1 also easy to reach. The house is 10 minutes walk from the high street and station, and 10 minutes walk in the opposite direction to woods and open country.

Key Features


The owners' story

"We've really enjoyed living here and have invested a lot of time and love into this house in the 35 years we've been here. The way the house and garden link together makes it a perfect place for entertaining, with double doors opening onto the patio from both the conservatory and the kitchen.

It's unusual for a house in the town to have such a big garden and we've made the most of it, with plenty of places to sit to get the sun at different times of the day. Our favourite room is the conservatory, which we designed ourselves. It runs the whole length of the kitchen along the side of the house and has a very high ceiling, so it's technically an orangery. We pretty much live in here, it's so light and airy and has great views of the garden. The middle room is really cosy, it's where we watch TV in front of the open fire, while the room at the front of the house gets the most lovely light in the afternoon and evening.

All the bedrooms have their own individual fireplaces; the middle room on the first floor must have been the nursery originally as the fireplace has tiles depicting the Queen of Hearts and Little Bo Peep. Another room with the 'wow' factor is what we call the studio on the top floor, which has the most amazing light from an enormous window on the side wall. This was originally two bedrooms which were knocked into one in the early 1900s, creating a studio that was rented to a Royal Academy artist. It's been a great space for us when our son was at home, we've had a snooker table, Scalextric and table tennis up here.

We'll be sad to leave and will really miss all the space we have here and the garden of course, but now we have grandchildren we want to move nearer to them."


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