Lilley, Hertfordshire, LU2 8LH
£1,500,000Offers in excess of
- Georgian detached brick under slate house
- Detached one bedroom self-contained annexe
- Dining room, sitting room
- Kitchen/breakfast/family room
- Cellar, utility room
- Exposed beams, slate flooring, feature fireplaces
- Paddock, stables, tack room
- Village location
A Georgian four double bedroom detached house, with a self-contained one bedroom annexe, set on a mature plot approaching 2 acres, in the Hertfordshire village of Lilley.
Built in 1810, Lilley House has versatile accommodation in excess of 3,800 sq. ft. including the one bedroom annexe. In addition to the four formal reception rooms, open plan kitchen/breakfast/family room and four double bedrooms, the property also has a cellar, two garages, two stables and a tack room. The gardens are laid to patio and lawn, and there is a separate paddock area enclosed by post and rail fencing. The village of Lilley is only 4 miles from Hitchin town centre from where commuter trains, to Kings Cross, take just 28 minutes.
The front door opens into a porch which has quarry tiled flooring. A glazed door leads into the entrance hall which has a staircase to the first floor. The cloakroom has a WC, a wash basin with a mixer tap over and a window to the side. The sitting room has a bay window to the side and a further window to the front. There is a feature open fireplace with a tiled surround and hearth, together with a built-in cupboard to the side. The dining room has a bay window to the front and a sash window to the side. The feature open fireplace has a cut stone surround and hearth. Glazed double doors lead to the kitchen/breakfast/family room.
Kitchen/Breakfast/Family Room and Utility Room
The kitchen has a range of fitted wall and base level units together with a central island with solid timber worktops over. There is slate flooring. There is an inset ceramic sink with a mixer tap over. The oil fired Aga is built into the fireplace. Integrated appliances include an oven with an electric hob and an extractor unit over, and a dishwasher. There is space and plumbing for an American style fridge/freezer. Two sash windows, one with a built-in window seat, overlook the rear garden. Stairs from the kitchen area lead down to the cellar. An inner hallway, with a pedestrian door and a window to the rear, leads to the utility room, which has a range of fitted base units with worktops over, a Belfast sink, and space and plumbing for a washing machine, a tumble dryer and a fridge.
Orangery and Family Room
The orangery has a lantern roof, two sets of glazed double doors to the front and a further set of glazed double doors to the rear. There are also windows to the side. The family room has exposed beams and glazed double doors to the rear garden patio area. The second cloakroom has a WC, a wash basin with a mixer tap over and an obscure window to the side. There is a built-in storage cupboard.
The half galleried landing has a sash window to the front. The master bedroom has sash windows to the front and side, together with a range of built-in wardrobes. The en suite has an enclosed corner shower cubicle, a WC, a wash basin with taps over and a sash window to the side. The dual aspect bedroom two has a built-in double wardrobe, with further storage above. Bedroom three has windows to the side and rear, and a built-in storage cupboard. Bedroom four has a built-in wardrobe and a window to the rear. The family bathroom has a free standing roll top bath with a side filling mixer tap and shower attachment over. There is also a double shower cubicle, a WC, a wash basin with a mixer tap over, an integrated double storage cupboard housing the hot water tank and a window to the rear.
Annexe and Garage
The detached annexe was converted from a former stable, with a hay loft. A part glazed stable door leads to the open plan sitting room/kitchen which has a double height ceiling and windows to the side and front. The kitchen area has a range of wall and base level units with worktops over and tiled splashbacks. There is an inset stainless steel sink and drainer with a mixer tap over, an electric hob with an extractor unit over, and a built-in oven below. There is space for a fridge/freezer and a washing machine. The ground floor wet room has an open shower cubicle, a WC and a wash basin with a mixer tap over. Steps up lead to the mezzanine bedroom area, which has a window to the rear. To the side of the annexe, there is a garage with an up and over door to the front. Power and light are connected.
Grounds and Gardens
To the side, a five bar gate leads to the gravel driveway which provides off street parking. The front garden is mainly laid to lawn and is enclosed by mature hedge borders. A pedestrian gate and paved pathway, with steps up, lead to the front door. To the rear, the courtyard garden is mainly laid to a paved seating area with mature hedge, flower and shrub beds and borders. There is space and plumbing for a hot tub.
Paddock and Further Gardens
The remaining rear gardens are mainly laid to lawn with mature flower, tree and shrub beds and borders. The paddock area is enclosed by a post and rail fence. There are two stables and a tack room. Power, light and water are connected.