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Property Flirt: Ley Green, Kings Walden

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Fancy stretching out in your very own Grade II listed country house?   Yeah, me too.  Check out this stunner, just a hop, skip and a jump from the Herts hamlet of Kings Walden.

It dates back, so they say, to the 1500’s — was home to King Henry VIII’s tax collector (lucky chap) — but, don’t worry, has been brought bang up to date. Lots of period detail, lots of attention to detail, and so on.

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And the location is gorgeous.  Magnificent views out over rolling countryside, but nice and sheltered, with over an acre of its own to play with.

Come inside?  Well, you have a choice of two entrances — the original porch on the south side, or head in through the courtyard.

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The kitchen is all Shaker-style units and granite worktops, with a great big AGA to keep you toasty warm and your kettle boiling.  And huge picture windows so you can look out at the garden.  The breakfast room looks over the garden, too, with a window seat to curl up on, or pop through the French doors and you’re in the formal dining room.

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The sitting room is in the oldest part of the house, with a wood-burning stove at one end and a great big alcove fireplace at the other.  There’s a study across the hall — could be a home office, or could be a TV room or a family room or a room for doing whatever it is you like to do.

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Fancy going upstairs?  Thought you might.  There’s a master bedroom with en suite, spa-style shower, and lilac tree outside the window — how nice is that? — as well as three more bedrooms and a family bathroom.  There’s planning permission for a 2-storey extension, too, if you wanted to add on anything extra.

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Outside, it’s perfectly lovely.  A sunny, fenced courtyard almost counts as an extra room.  Formal gardens with neat lawns and immaculate flower beds.  A pond under a weeping willow.  Even a little orchard with apple, pear and cherry trees.  Just imagine, picking your own pears.  Then sitting by the pond to eat them.  Bliss.

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And if all that swanning around gets too much, you can pick up your racquet and serve a set or too on the tennis court.  Or don your cossie and take a dip in the heated pool.

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So, what do you think it’s on for?  I was waaaaay off in my guess.  How close will you get?  Find out here.



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