The Mill, Westmill Road, Ware, Hertfordshire

£1,795,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6
• Entrance lobby

• Reception hall

• Sitting room

• Dining room

• Family room

• Study

• Conservatory

• Kitchen/breakfast room

• Utility room with W.C.

• Cloakroom

• Wine cellar/store

• Boiler room

• 6 Bedrooms

• 4 Bathrooms

• Outbuilding with garage, cart lodge and garden store

• Stable block with 2 stalls and log store

• Garden

• Tennis court

• 2.5 acres

• EPC exempt

Entrance lobby | Reception hall | Sitting room

Dining room | Family room | Study/music room

Conservatory | Kitchen/breakfast room | Utility

room with W.C. | Cloakroom | Wine cellar/store

Boiler room | 6 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

Outbuilding with garage, cart lodge and garden

store | Stable block with 2 stalls and log store

Garden | Tennis court | 2.5 acres | EPC exempt

The property

The Mill is a handsome former water mill rebuilt

around 1580 and subsequently converted to a

family home in 1961, retaining one water wheel.

The property offers almost 5,000 sq. ft. of light-filled flexible accommodation arranged over three floors and has been sensitively modernised to combine the amenities of modern living with retained character features including an original mill wheel, exposed beams and generously-proportioned rooms.

Approached through a recessed front door with an exposed feature mill wheel and race, the ground floor accommodation flows from a welcoming reception hall with a large window with stunning views down the river and French doors to the sun terrace. It comprises a family room with feature fireplace, a well-proportioned front aspect study/music room, a fitted utility room with garden access and a large kitchen/breakfast room opening into a dual aspect glazed conservatory with garden access and river views, the whole combining to create an ideal family and entertaining space. The kitchen provides an extensive range of wall and floor units with quartz work surfaces, a Belfast sink, an Aga, modern integrated appliances, a front

aspect bay window with window seat and space for a table for more informal dining. The property benefits from a cellar comprising a wine cellar/store and a boiler room.

On the first floor the property offers a delightful

sitting room with feature stone fireplace with wood burning stove, stunning garden views and double doors to a splendid neighbouring double-height vaulted dining room. There is also a bedroom wing offering a generous front aspect bedroom with built-in storage and en suite bathroom, two further well-proportioned bedrooms and a family bathroom. A private staircase from the dining room leads to the second floor bedroom 1 which has built-in storage and an en suite shower room with twin sinks. The main staircase leads to the property's two remaining bedrooms and a further family bathroom on the second floor.

Floorplan

Main House gross internal area:

4,968 sq ft/461 sq m

Garage & Cart Lodge gross internal area:

446 sq ft/41 sq m

Log Store & Garden Store gross internal area:

180 sq ft/16 sq m

Stables gross internal area:

323 sq ft/30 sq m

Total gross internal area:

5,917 sq ft/548 sq m

For identification purposes only.

General

Local Authority: East Herts

Services: Electricity, mains water, private drainage, oil heating

Council Tax: Band H

Wayleaves and easements: the property is sold subject to any wayleaves or easements, whether mentioned in these particulars or not.

Mileages

A10 (Great Cambridge Road) 0.9 mile, Ware and train station 2.2 miles (London Liverpool Street 45 minutes), Hertford 3.2 miles, Hertford North station 3.6 miles (Moorgate 54 minutes), Welwyn Garden City 9.6 miles, A1(M) (Jct. 4) 10.4 miles, M25 (Jct. 25) 11.1 miles, London Stansted Airport 18.4 miles

Location

The small hamlet of Westmill lies near to the historic market town of Ware. Sitting on the banks of the River Lea, the town offers a good range of day-to-day amenities and a café bar culture with numerous bars and restaurants.

One of the many benefits of the setting is the

accessibility to both beautiful countryside and

the popular towns of Hertford and Welwyn Garden City, both of which offer more extensive shopping, recreational, leisure and service facilities. The outdoor enthusiast is well catered for, with nearby golf courses including Hanbury Manor, East Herts, Whitehills and Brickendon, numerous bridleways and equestrian facilities in neighbouring villages and a wide range of riverside footpaths and the Hertford Way on the doorstep.

Communications links are excellent: the nearby

A10 provides easy access to the M25, London

and Cambridge, the A1(M) gives access to the

national motorway network and both Ware and

Hertford stations offer fast and regular services

into central London.

The area offers a good selection of state schooling including Tonwell St. Mary's C of E Primary School and The Chauncy School (rated Outstanding by Ofsted) together with noted independent schools including Duncombe, Heath Mount, St. Joseph's in the Park, Haileybury, St. Edmund's Collage and

Sherrardswood.

Outside

Bridging the River Rib, the property is approached over a private gravelled driveway offering extensive parking and giving access to a timer-framed detached outbuilding with garage, cart lodge and garden store. The well maintained landscaped garden extends to 2.5 acres and features the meandering river, a weir, garden well, orchard, well-stocked flowerbeds and lawned areas including a paddock with a detached stable block and all-weather tennis court. The garden offers numerous seating areas and paved terraces, all ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining, the whole enjoying far-reaching views over surrounding countryside and a haven for wildlife, with regular visits from ducks, moorhens, coots and a photogenic kingfisher.

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