Applewood House offers a wonderful opportunity to purchase a substantial family home, thought to date back to around 1917 and born of the conversion of former stables to the main house at Felden Lodge.
Today the property stands as an imposing five bedroom home of approx 5800 sq ft including outbuildings, which is tucked away on a secluded plot of approx 2.8 acres and accessed via a private drive across Sheethanger Common and through woodland up to the impressive front gates.
The scale and character of the property is apparent from the moment you enter, where you are greeted by an impressive vaulted entrance hall with stunning carved oak staircase and large windows allowing maximum light to flood in. The grand proportions continue throughout the house with excellent ceiling height on both ground and first floors and generous rooms which offer views across various parts of the similarly attractive formal grounds. The property has been well maintained by the current owners and offers excelllent balanced accommodation for a family with five bedrooms, four of which are ensuite and the fifth with the use of a family bathroom. The living accommodation offers much flexibility required for modern day, with no less than six reception rooms and a large kitchen/breakfast room forming the heart of the home with an adjacent utility and separate boot room ticking the boxes on a practical level.
Applewood House is situated in a delightful and peaceful location - the plot itself is mature, offering an excellent degree of privacy and measures approx 2.8 acres with formal gardens surrounding the property to the side and rear. There is secure gated access to a large walled shingle driveway offering ample parking. Currently there are a number of outbuildings including a detached barn, three bay carport with an adjacent store a greenhouse and stunning Orangery.
The property also has potential for further extension and alterations with planning permission to add two further bedrooms and bathroom to the main house (ref 4/1549/99). There is also planning permission from 2016 (now lapsed) to convert the barn and garage block to a separate annexe (ref 4/03049/16/FHA).
Location and Amenities
Felden is a semi rural hamlet surrounded by greenbelt land on the edge of the Chilterns. Nearby Sheethanger Common is owned and managed by the Boxmoor Trust offering approximately 30 acres for dog walks, running and cycling. The desirable market town of Berkhamsted is approx 3.5 miles away which offers an extensive choice of independent and national shops and restaurants. The Rex cinema is privately owned and allows one to enjoy wine or beer and nibbles during screenings. Supermarkets include Waitrose, Tesco and an M&S Food Hall. There is also a popular bi-weekly market.
Schools are well catered for both private and state funded. Westbrook Hay and Lockers Park are excellent co-ed prep schools whilst Abbots Hill caters for girls from nursery to senior school. Berkhamsted School isalso a highly regarded nursery to senior school.
Nearby mainline railway station (approx 1 mile) has access to London Euston in approx 27 mins. There are superb road links via the A41 onto M25 junction 20 and the M1 junction 8 & 9.
EPC Rating C