The Coach House
Vicarage Road, Pitstone, Buckinghamshire, LU7 9EY
- Victorian detached coach house conversion
- Five bedrooms
- Family bathroom, shower room, en suite shower room
- Sitting room with feature fireplace
- Open plan kitchen/dining/family room
- Utility/plant room
- Plot in excess of 0.25 acre with open countryside views
- Approx. 2 miles from Tring railway station
A Victorian five bedroom Coach House conversion with far reaching views over the National Trust Ashridge Estate, situated within a five minute drive of Tring mainline station.
The ground floor includes a 14 ft. high entrance hall with travertine floor tiles. The ground floor also has a sitting room, an open plan kitchen/dining/family room, a separate utility/plant room, two double bedrooms and a shower room. On the first floor there are three bedrooms, an en suite shower room and a family bathroom. The property is set at the foot of the Chiltern Hills and has views over the National Trusts Ashridge Estate, and towards the Grade I listed 13th century church. It is a rural location and yet is within walking distance of local amenities and is less than 10 minutes drive from the market town of Tring which has a wider range of shops, a weekly market and fortnightly farmers markets. Tring railway station is only 5 minutes drive away and has regular trains to Euston taking 37 minutes.
History & Specification
The oldest part of the property was formerly a Victorian Coach House for the neighbouring Eriegh Manor. This has been extensively restored and remodelled during 2019/2020 with the old single storey stables replaced with a new two storey extension and a single storey wing. These new buildings have been sympathetically designed in keeping with the original style and brickwork. The property has been finished with high specification modern finishes which include underfloor heating, Fired Earth and Porcelanosa tiling, bespoke joinery and a custom made bath.
The entrance door leads into an impressive 14 ft. high glazed hallway which has a feature glass roof, exposed brickwork and Italian travertine stone floors.
The sitting room is in the original part of the property and has bespoke French doors, made to fit the space of the original barn doors, which open to a courtyard. The feature open brick fireplace is equipped to house a log burning stove if desired. There is contemporary panelling and herringbone oak flooring with underfloor heating, which continues throughout the ground floor.
A particular feature of the property is the 600 sq. ft., triple aspect room which incorporates a kitchen, dining area and family room. The Daylesford inspired country kitchen has Shaker style units with stone work surfaces. The central island extends to around 8 ft. and incorporates a breakfast bar and a double butlers sink. Integrated appliances include an AEG microwave, coffee machine, wine fridge and a dishwasher. The stainless steel Rangemaster range cooker and the Fisher and Paykel American style fridge freezer are available subject to separate negotiation. There is also a plumbed pot tap above the range cooker. There are French doors to the courtyard and bi-fold doors to the terrace allowing a free flow through the space for modern family life and for entertaining.
Ground Floor - East Wing
The single storey east wing was designed as a guest wing and has two double bedrooms with 14 ft. high vaulted ceilings, a floor-to-ceiling tiled shower room, and a utility room with a mezzanine level housing the controls for the heating. One of the bedrooms is currently being used as a home office and is dual aspect with full height and picture windows with views towards the Ridgeway. A glazed door opens to the terrace and a herb garden.
The first floor has high vaulted ceilings and unique architectural features including handcrafted bespoke dormer alcoves and sliding barn doors. The landing has three built-in double wardrobes and a large storage cupboard in the eaves. The principal bedroom suite occupies the whole of the South wing, is designed with space for an emperor bed and has open countryside views. The suite includes a bespoke built-in dressing area and an en suite with floor-to-ceiling Porcelanosa Carrara tiles, a walk-in waterfall shower and a floating stone trough sink.
The original hayloft above the sitting room has two double bedrooms, which are currently used as childrens bedrooms and are interconnected by a child size door. These bedrooms share a large family bathroom which has a bespoke yellow freestanding bath with a rainwater shower over, and eaves storage.
The main garden is at the front of the property and is mainly laid to lawn with a mature horse chestnut tree. A paved terrace wraps around the property with space for outside dining and seating areas to take advantage of the views to the Ridgeway and the Ashridge Estate. In the angle of the building between the sitting room and kitchen/dining area there is an enclosed gravel courtyard which is currently used as a play area.
The Coach House is situated on the outskirts of Pitstone and Ivinghoe, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the border of Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. These two villages offer a selection of farm shops, village stores and a post office, pharmacy, country pubs and cafes.There are numerous recreational activities within walking distance including a cricket and football club, a new childrens play area, local museum and Pitstone Windmill, as well as a number of walking trails. A wider choice of shops, supermarkets, boutique shops, bars and restaurants are just a few miles away in Tring or Berkhamsted.The Coach House enjoys excellent transport links, with Tring station less than 5 minutes drive away, and the house is in the catchment area for the highly regarded Buckinghamshire grammar schools and Tring School. There are three primary schools rated good by Ofsted in the area, at Pitstone, Aldbury and Cheddington.