The New Commuting Idyll

04/07/2016

 

 

Essendon, discreetly under the radar when it comes to property hotspots, is a wonderful hamlet in the heart of luscious Hertfordshire countryside, and just 36 minutes from London’s King’s Cross.

Local places of interest include historic Hatfield House, where Elizabeth 1st learned she had become Queen of England, and which has a calendar of cultural events staged in the grounds, along with a deer park and children’s farm. There is also a plentiful choice of golf and country clubs, plus a number of riding schools nearby. The excellent selection of local schools includes the notable Chancellor’s, Haberdasher Askes and Haileybury.

New homes of any distinction are few and far between, as plots are difficult to obtain. However Octagon succeeded in plucking a prime site of 1.7 acres, where they have built an elegant Georgian influenced country house. Comprising 5 reception rooms, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and a detached double garage, the new Octagon home is reached by an impressive 200 metre tree-lined drive. Surrounded by tastefully landscaped South facing grounds and areas of natural woodland with a river running through it, the property has far reaching views beyond its boundaries across undulating farmland.

Innovative architecture and interior planning from Octagon’s in house design team ensures that the house is flooded with natural light and maximises the stunning views across the grounds from every aspect of the property.

Star features include a large contemporary kitchen fitted with top of the range Miele appliances, a dramatic angled island breakfast bar, opening onto an informal dining area and family room.

Additional living accommodation on the ground floor includes a formal dining and drawing room, interlinked with double doors, study, morning/TV room and every country family’s essential, the boot room, kitted out with extra storage and Labrador-friendly shampoo-and-go Belfast sink.

A circular solid oak staircase leads from the spacious marble tiled entrance hall up to the first floor, where all five bedrooms are located. The Master Suite which flanks the rear of the main house has two dressing rooms and a large marble en-suite bathroom. There are three more bathrooms, two en-suites and one with direct access to bedrooms 4 and 5 through independently locking doors. In addition, the Octagon stroke of genius, a first floor utility room with washer and dryer already installed. A practical, time efficient idea, saving endless trips up and down stairs, as the majority of household laundry manifests itself at bedroom level.

Ivory House has a guide price of £4.828m and can be viewed through appointed agents Statons on 020 8441 9555, or for further information click here.

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