Manor Farm House
6 The Street, Wallington, Baldock, Hertfordshire, SG7 6SN
- Eight bedroom former farm house
- Approximately 5,442 sq ft. of versatile accommodation
- Triple garage with games room above
- Barn with potential for conversion
- Six modern bath or shower rooms
- Four reception room
- Plot of 0.9 Acres
- Elevated position on the edge of the village
An eight bedroom former farmhouse with wraparound gardens of just under 0.9 acres with panoramic views, a barn, extensive parking and a triple garage with a games room over.
The property dates back to circa 1867 and was originally the farmhouse for the adjoining farm. The property was bought by the vendor over 40 years ago. It is in need of some redecoration but has approximately 5,442 sq. ft. of versatile accommodation with eight bedrooms and six modern bath or shower rooms, with the potential to use some rooms as a separate apartment. The main reception rooms, the hall, kitchen, and conservatory are all interconnected and two have doors to the garden giving a free flow for modern family life and entertaining. There is also a separate study for working from home and fibre optic broadband is being installed in the village. It is set in just under 0.9 acres of gardens and has driveway parking as well as a triple garage with a room above which is currently used as a games room. There is also a detached barn which is in need of some structural repairs to the roof but has potential, once repaired, to be used for storage or converted.
The Animal Farm Connection
The author George Orwell lived in Kits Lane in Wallington from 1936 to 1940 and it is believed that he used Manor Farm House as the inspiration for the setting of his novel Animal Farm where the farm is also called Manor Farm. At one point in the book the animals are looking around and the knoll where they were lying gave them a wide prospect across the countryside. This is certainly true for the property which has unbroken views over miles of open countryside.
The L-shaped hall has stairs down to the cellar which has the original wine storage and slate slabs. The pantry/boot room has shelved storage, space for coats and shoes, and a door to the side. The ground floor shower room has a double shower cubicle, and a concealed cistern WC and a washbasin set into vanity storage. There is additional built-in storage and a tiled floor.
The triple aspect sitting room measures over 38 ft. by 17 ft. and has a central dual aspect fireplace dividing the room into two sections. The dining room has space for a table to seat twelve, an open fireplace and a window and doors to the rear garden. There is also a study for working from home and a conservatory with triple aspect windows and double doors to the garden.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room and Utility Room
The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a comprehensive range of wall, base and full height units, including glazed display units and plate racks, with work surfaces incorporating a butler sink. The central island has further storage and a breakfast bar. Integrated appliances include a Neff double oven, a Miele microwave and a five ring induction hob with an extractor over. There is space for a dishwasher and an American style fridge/freezer. The window has far reaching views over the garden and open countryside beyond. An opening and steps lead down to the original kitchen which is now used as a utility room and has dual aspect windows, a quarry tiled floor, a sink, the boiler and ample space for further appliances.
Master Bedroom Suite
The master bedroom has dual aspect windows with panoramic views, an open fireplace, and a range of built-in wardrobes and a dressing table. The en suite has a corner shower cubicle, a WC and a washbasin set into vanity storage.
Other Bedrooms and Bathrooms
There are four further double bedrooms on the first floor, two with built-in wardrobes, cupboards and drawers. There are two other en suite shower rooms and a family bathroom which has a Novellini Jacuzzi bath, a WC, a vanity washbasin, and a Novellini shower with a jet wash and steam function.
There are three further double bedrooms on the second floor and a bathroom with a four piece suite. One of the bedrooms has a kitchenette with a sink and could alternatively be used as a sitting room to create a separate apartment on this floor.
Garages and Games Room
The triple garage has two remote controlled doors and a manual door. At the rear of one garage a doors leads to a hall with stairs up to a room over the garages which measures over 29ft. by just under 23 ft. and is currently used as a games room. The hall also has a door to the outside and this area could be converted into self-contained accommodation subject to obtaining the necessary planning permission.
There is also a detached timber barn, with a cobbled floor, which is in need of some repair but has potential to be converted into additional accommodation subject to planning permission. Alternatively, once repaired, it could be used to store garden machinery or further cars.
A wrought iron gate opens to a driveway which provides extensive parking and leads to the house, garages and the barn. The gardens wrap around the property and are mainly laid to lawn with mature trees interspersed and a mature hedge boundary on one side. There is a small terrace outside the doors from the dining room. A further concreted area, formerly used as a basketball court, could be used as a patio for outside dining or entertaining. The garden has panoramic views over miles of open countryside towards Ashwell and Sandon.
Wallington is a small village of just 150 people in North Hertfordshire, near the town of Baldock. it is set in rolling countryside and the Icknield Way Path passes through the village on its 110-mile journey from Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire to Knettishall Heath in Suffolk. It has good access by road to Royston and onto Cambridge and there are nearby railway stations at Baldock (4 miles) and at Ashwell (3 miles). The nearest secondary school is the Knights Templar School with academy status located in the market town of Baldock in North Hertfordshire. It has an outstanding OFSTED report and is consistently in the top ten per cent of schools in the country.