This four-bedroom beautiful country home in Nettleden near Hemel Hempstead, is on the market for £2,850,000 with Savills - Harpenden on Zoopla.
The stunning country house set below the Ashridge Estate has a stunning barn house interior, impressive oak timbers, extensive parking, nearly two acres of wonderful gardens and grounds and adjoining field of 5.83 acres.
With an extensive and documented history dating back to the 1700s, Forge Farm is now an exceptional country house with an original brick built farmhouse linked to a stunning oak framed, timber-clad barn and stable offering a unique blend of traditional and contemporary style.
Once a working Forge as part of the Ashridge Estate and steeped in history, this remarkable property with approaching 4000sq' of principal accommodation is one of the finest houses in the area.
The vaulted barn offers spacious sitting and dining areas packed with original features and complimented by oak and travertine flooring throughout. An open bay leads through to a mostly glazed, oak framed Garden Room with a vaulted ceiling and doors opening to the patio, terraces and gardens. Opposite at a slightly lower level is the heavily beamed home office space (fibre to premises) once a stable and complete with exposed brick flooring, manger and hay rack.
The farmhouse sitting room has an impressive inglenook fireplace and leaded light windows affording pretty views over formal gardens to the front.
The kitchen/breakfast room has range of hand crafted units and integrated appliances and steps lead down to the original dairy (naturally lit and fitted for extra storage) and up to a split level laundry room above.
On the first floor there are four double bedrooms with two en-suites and a family bathroom. A turning staircase rises to a spacious and flexible mezzanine area with inset windows overlooking the barn below.
In the gardens, there are extensive lawns sweeping around three sides of the house with mature tree and hedgerow boundaries sloping gently up to neighbouring fields. There is also a variety of pretty seating areas set into flower and herbaceous borders the gardens offer an exceptional level of privacy and seclusion including a fabulous stone terrace linking barn and house and boasting a sheltered, southerly aspect perfect for outdoor entertaining.
The original vegetable garden, bounded by the churchyard wall, offers a covered log store, a large storage shed with shingle driveway and a separate slate roofed 'gardener's kitchen' and WC, fitted throughout for additional storage.
For those looking for further land there is direct, gated access to an adjacent 5.83 acre meadow field/paddock to the east and enclosed by mature hedgerows. Although bounded by Nettleden Road it is worth noting that the land has no public Rights of Way making it totally private. With a second vehicular access and gated holding area at the eastern end, this could be perfect for those possibly wishing to keep livestock or horses.
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