An extremely unique opportunity to acquire a Grade II listed period farmhouse with associated residential dwellings, outbuildings, and equestrian facilities. Once part of the renowned ‘Childwickbury Estate’ the property is perfectly suited for a larger family with its individual residential dwellings known as Shafford Farmhouse and The Bothy. Additional facilities include a fabulous timber framed barn, a variety of stables, further outbuildings, a manege and paddocks.
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An extremely unique opportunity to acquire a Grade II listed period farmhouse with associated residential dwellings, outbuildings, and equestrian facilities. Once part of the renowned Childwickbury Estate the property is perfectly suited for a larger family with its individual residential dwellings known as Shafford Farmhouse and The Bothy. Additional facilities include a fabulous timber framed barn, a variety of stables, further outbuildings, a manege and paddocks.
The principal house is Shafford Farmhouse which is believed to date back to the 16th century and boasts a wealth of period features including exposed beams and a beautiful, vaulted ceiling in the kitchen/ breakfast room. The accommodation itself is approaching 2,800 square feet and is arranged over two floors. Starting with the ground floor the space is comprised of a welcoming entrance hall, cloakroom, three flexible reception rooms, a beautiful kitchen/breakfast room, rear lobby, and a handy utility. Moving upstairs there are four excellent sized bedrooms, two of which have en-suite facilities. Bedroom three has its own cloakroom. A family bathroom completes the accommodation.
The final residential dwelling is The Bothy which is a charming studio cottage which would make the perfect annexe or could be used to generate additional income. The accommodation itself is briefly comprised of a large lounge/dining room, kitchen, inner hall and bathroom. There is also a mezzanine area. Attached to The Bothy there is a sizeable storage barn measuring in excess of 40ft in length and offers the potential for additional accommodation subject to obtaining the necessary planning permissions.
The main barn, which is grade II listed, is a simply stunning timber framed building which is often referred to as The Party Barn. It measures in excess of 70ft in length and provides easy access to two further flexible rooms one of which has a bar in place. This impressive space offers a multitude of opportunities for a would-be purchaser. There are a further three storage barns as well as equestrian facilities including a manege, a variety of stables and two paddocks.
It certainly provides that escape to the country feel, yet it is only just over two miles from St Albans City Centre and under six miles from Harpenden. Both benefit from an array of shops, restaurants and amenities. For the commuters both Harpenden and St Albans mainline stations are just a short drive away and the M1 motorway is less than four miles away which in turn provides access to the M25 and the North. The property is blessed with a wealth of schooling opportunities nearby with popular schools in both St Albans (St Albans Boys School & St Albans High School for Girls) and Harpenden (St Hildas School for Girls, Aldwickbury Preparatory School & St Georges School) all within driving distance.