The Wyck, St. Ippolyts, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

£2,400,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
Entrance hall | Dining room | Kitchen/breakfast room| Sitting room | Garden room | Utility | Shower room |4 Bedrooms, 3 En suite |

Guest lodge, Outbuildings and Greenhouse | Gardens and Grounds | About 3.26 acres

Listed Grade II being of architectural and historic importance, The Wyck was originally built as a Hall House under the reign of Elizabeth I; it was then enlarged in the 1800s and featured as a “mansion” in Country Life in 1905. Most recently, The Wyck has been beautifully refurbished and modernised, whilst still maintaining its original period detailing throughout. The property, which is of timber-framed construction, is extremely attractive from both the inside and out, with red brick and timber window frames, plus impressive original fireplaces combining with some contemporary additions. There is a 22ft sitting room with two fireplaces, while the kitchen, designed by Edwin Loxley has granite worktops, twin integrated Miele ovens, two warming draws, a steam oven and coffee machine and a split Belfast sink. This leads on to the breakfast room and dining room, the latter of which benefits from French doors onto the gardens. The garden room is a modern addition, with glass walls overlooking the landscaped grounds to the rear.

Upstairs there are four generous double bedrooms, including the master, which has its own dressing room and en suite bathroom. A further two bedrooms have en suite bathrooms or shower rooms, while there is an additional shower room to the ground floor.

A1(M) (Jct 8) 1.5 miles, Hitchin town centre 2.5 miles, Hitchin mainline station 3.6 miles (30 minutes to London Kings Cross)

The Wyck is situated in a peaceful countryside location, a mile from the small village of St. Ipployts, and just over two miles from the popular Hertfordshire market town of Hitchin. St. Ipployts has a parish church and a local primary school, while all of the necessary everyday amenities can be found in Hitchin. The town centre is just two and a half miles away, with its excellent selection of shops, cafés and restaurants, while there are also a number of outstanding-rated schools in the town.

Communications are excellent by both road and rail. Fast and frequent trains leave Hitchin's mainline station reaching London Kings Cross in 30 minutes, while the A1(M), a mile and a half from the property, provides excellent access to the M25 and London. Stansted Airport is approximately 33 miles distant and Luton Airport is approximately 9 miles.

Hertfordshire is renowned for its well-regarded schools and The Wyck is conveniently located for the wide selection including St Ipployts Church of England Primary School in the village and also Kingshott Prep School, Princess Helena College and St Francis College.

Sporting opportunities in the surrounding area include Fairlands Valley Park which has an 11acre sailing lake. There are also excellent golf courses at Letchworth Golf Club and Luton Hoo Country and Spa Hotel.

Listing

Grade II

Local Authority:

North Hertfordshire District Council (Tel: 01462 474 000)

Services:

If the property is an apartment and there are service charges, we need to add: Services: There is an annual service charge. More information is available from the vendor's agent.

Mains electricity and water. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage.

Council Tax: Band H

The property is approached via a gravel driveway, which winds through the immaculate landscaped gardens to the front of the house. To the side there is a double garage and carport, providing plenty of parking for residents, with additional parking on the driveway. There is a further outbuilding to the other side of the house, which provides more covered parking or storage space, while a back entrance to the property provides vehicular access to the largest of the property's outbuildings, this is a working garage and provides space for up to 9 cars.

There are delightful south-facing gardens to the rear, with a large paved terrace area giving way to pristine lawns, bordered by well-maintained shrubs, hedgerow and trees. A new Hartley greenhouse was added to the property in October 2017 and there is also a luxury addition of a heated outdoor swimming pool, with a pool house.

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