The property, known as "Swan Hill Barn", was designed and built for the current owners own occupation in 2006 in the style of a "Barn" but with conventional cavity brick wall construction using materials of the highest quality and finish to create an eye-catching exterior.
The main entrance has solid hardwood panels and a central door, opening into a hall, cloakroom with Phillipe Stark sanitaryware. The whole of the downstairs has a tiled limestone floor with underfloor heating, all windows are hardwood, double glazed and there are hardwood doors, architraves and skirting throughout. An outstanding kitchen with extensive range of built in Miele appliances including conventional oven, steam oven and combination oven, dishwasher, Liebherr fridge/freezer, wine cooler. A central preparation unit and Bora induction hob with integrated extraction, water softener. The kitchen opens onto a bespoke, double glazed Green Oak garden room with Hwam wood burning stove. The dining room is located in the centre of the house and has full width glazed panels and doors opening on to the rear garden, the living room has a recessed, designer gas fire and wide opening to a study, fitted out with Neville Johnson furniture and a circular, under floor wine cellar with motorised glass cover, a set of glazed double doors and side panels lead onto garden.
From the hall, a hardwood staircase leads up to a landing and exposed timber flooring, which extends throughout the first floor. The master bedroom has built in wardrobes either side of double doors which leads to a large en suite shower room, fitted with Duravit sanitaryware and walk in shower, mosaic tiled walls, tiled floor and built in storage cupboards. There are 2 further double bedrooms all with built in wardrobes, and one with an en suite shower fitted with Sotini sanitaryware. Bathroom 3 is situated off the landing which effectively gives each bedroom its own bathroom or shower.
The beautiful gardens that surround Swan Hill Barn have been designed by Julie Wise, a notable local garden designer. The gardens have had several years to mature and have been stocked with a profusion of spring, summer and autumn flowers, a variety of ornamental trees and a mixed hedgerow along the boundary. The garden faces due south and obtains sun all day long and to take advantage of this, a York stone patio extends along the back of the barn providing a large seating area, around which is planted some formal box hedging and flower beds; within which is concealed an external "Bose" speaker system for outdoor entertaining. Next to this is a rectangular ornamental pond with water fountain and to one side is a substantial Green Oak pergola covered with a lilac wisteria.
There is a neat lawn, some fruit trees; within the garden are numerous floodlights at ground and higher levels. Sectioned off along the western boundary is a vegetable garden with 6 raised planters, greenhouse and cold frame, log store and garden shed. Paved access to a personal door providing access to a detached double garage, with remote control up and over door, fully tiled floor and Utility Area with butler sink and granite top, under which is a washing machine, tumble drier and freezer, hatch with ladder to large boarded loft space. The driveway has a tarmacadam base with rolled pea shingle surface and provides excellent parking with turning head.
Swan Hill Barn is located midway between Burnham Green and Bulls Green, the latter has a popular pub/restaurant "The Horns" within easy walking distance of the property, with village shop and "The Tilbury" Gastropub in nearby Datchworth. More extensive facilities are to be found in Welwyn Garden City, which lies approximately 3 miles to the south. For those wishing to commute, Welwyn North station offers a fast and frequent service into Kings Cross, taking from 20 minutes. Junction 6 of the A1(M) is about 3 miles. The property lies within the catchment area for Heath Mount preparatory school and Sherrardswood school for both juniors and seniors. Brocket Hall championship golf course and its Michelin star restaurant, Auberge du Lac, lies approximately 4 miles to the west and the County town of Hertford 5 miles to the east.
All mains services connected.
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