Pouchen End Lane, Hemel Hempstead, HP1

Offers Over £2,500,000
10 Bedrooms
6 Bathrooms
6 Receptions

Property Features

  • 10 Bedrooms
  • Characterful Features
  • Central Courtyard
  • Two Bedroom Split Level Annex
  • Circa 7 Acres
  • Mature Woodlands
  • Boxmoor Trust Views
  • Truly Unique Property
  • Gated Entrance
  • No Onward Chain

Full Details

A secondary kitchen which interlinks with a lounge allowing for ancillary accommodation for any guests staying for extended periods of time. Completing the ground floor accommodation are several store rooms, a plant room and three loos.

On the first floor the master bedroom suite is rather impressive, this dual aspect room is flooded with natural light and has stunning views across open countryside from the beautiful bay window. A large dressing room with fitted wardrobes and a spacious en-suite with separate bath and shower There are seven further double bedrooms, a single bedroom, two bathrooms and a shower room. A secondary staircase leads down from these bedrooms to the rear lobby area whereby a further staircase leads up to the gym.

The indoor heated swimming pool is accessed via the games room.

Outside, the property is approached through electric gates and a long sweeping driveway. There is ample parking next to the property and a well proportioned triple garage. Grounds extend to approx 6.57 acres in total including a Croquet lawn, over one hundred mature trees, flower beds, a meadow and woodland.

Pouchen End is a hamlet situated approx 2 miles from the desirable town of Berkhamsted. Berkhamsted is an attractive market town with a vibrant High Street offering a wide choice of excellent restaurants and pubs. Supermarkets are provided by Waitrose, Tesco and M&S and the Wednesday and Saturday markets add to the charm of the town. Superb sports and recreational facilities include the sports centre, tennis and cricket clubs whilst renowned Ashridge and Berkhamsted golf clubs are nearby. National Trust Ashridge Estate offers approx 5,000 acres of protected woodland to enjoy either on foot, bike or horse.
There are superb transport links via road and rail from Pouchen End Hall. Via the A41 the M25 is approx 5.2 miles and M1 approx 8.1 miles. Both nearby towns of Hemel Hempstead and Berkhamsted have mainline train stations with direct access into London Euston (approx 31 and 35 minutes).

Schools are well catered for whether private or state funded. The renowned Berkhamsted school offers private education from nursery through to A-levels, whilst Westbrook Hay Prep is highly thought of. State funded secondary schools include JFK in Hemel Hempstead and Ashlyns in Berkhamsted. There are also a variety of good state primary schools in the area.

Property Summary

A handsome Grade II listed home with an abundance of character and charm offering extensive accommodation of over 8,000 sq.ft. with a detached triple garage, indoor swimming pool and approx 6.57 acres in total. The property boasts magnificent views over green belt land and offers an excellent degree of privacy. Believed to date back to the mid 1500's with a comprehensive re-modelling in 1864, the current owners have enjoyed this fabulous country home for over twenty years. Nestled in a rural hamlet yet only a short drive from the popular and desirable market town of Berkhamsted, Pouchen End Hall offers the best of both worlds, quiet rural setting but not isolated and within easy reach of amenities.

On entering the property you are immediately met with the character one would expect from a home such as this, exposed brick and timber walls in the hallway which provides direct access into two of the numerous reception rooms, the family room and formal dining room. The family room has attractive paneling to the walls and ornate carving to the area above the fireplace. This dual aspect room has a real cosy feel to it and one can imagine hunkering down in the winter with the open fire lit and a good book.

The dining room is equally impressive with a large fireplace and log burning stove, this room is perfect for those special occasions when a lunch or dinner party is required. The drawing room is of particular note, flooded with natural light from and benefitting from delightful views across the valley from the large bay window. The kitchen has a four oven AGA, walk in pantry and steps lead down to the breakfast room, ideal for everyday dining. Leading from the kitchen is the boot room providing a further entrance and access into the attractive courtyard which provides a great entertaining area in the warmer months. There are two home office/ studios and an impressive games room with access to the indoor heated swimming pool.

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