Modern Living in a Medieval Setting


Octagon, the acclaimed luxury housebuilders, have pitched the company jousting pole into historic Berkhamsted for their new development Hadfield Place.

This ancient market town with grand medieval connections and an impeccable pedigree seemed the perfect suitor for privately-owned Octagon, whose own heritage stretches back a more modest forty years.

The five detached homes set in 1.73 acres, are accessed via a remote-controlled gated entry and are each individually designed in sympathy with nearby rural dwellings; handsome wood lap and flint exteriors embrace the local vernacular, whilst inside, alongside the top of the wish list wood burning stove, they offer everything needed for modern day living.

The large family friendly ‘super rooms’ incorporate sleek fitted Shaker style kitchens with Siemens appliances and Quooker instant hot taps, extending to airy dining and casual sitting zones. There are four bedrooms, two of which have en-suite bathrooms, and there is a further family bathroom for bedrooms 3 and 4.

Downstairs, alongside the super room is the country essential utility/boot room, a separate drawing room, a designated study in most plots, guest cloakroom WC off the welcoming entrance hall and outside, a fully landscaped garden and detached double car port.

Local amenities, history and culture are in abundance in Berkhamsted; this is where King Harold officially surrendered in 1066 after the Battle of Hastings, where Chaucer as Clerk of Works in the 14th Century made a career change and started writing The Canterbury Tales, and latterly, home to the great 20th Century novelist Graham Greene. Once a prosperous wool trading town, the High Street remains quintessentially ‘old England’ with a Grade I listed Town Hall, lined with local shops and inns, along with The Rex, Berkhamsted’s rather glamourous independent cinema.

Just 26 miles from central London, road access is via the A41/M1, and the local station runs a frequent 34-minute service into Euston.

Education for all ages is also another attraction; the renowned Berkhamsted High School, an independent with boarding options, Ashlyns co-ed state comprehensive and Sixth Form College (Ofsted rated Good) and for adults seeking to be the next CEO’s of blue chip companies, the Ashridge Executive Education Business School.


COMPLETION SUMMER 2022. Prices at Hadfield Place range from £1,250,000 -£1,350,000.

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