This week’s Feature Friday home well and truly deserves its status this week. The period farm buildings of Black Horse Farm are set around the old central farmyard and have been converted into substantial individual residential properties.
As its name suggests, 'The Stables' is the former stable block which has been converted into a detached home and exceptionally well extended and updated to form a remarkably spacious home of immense character with versatile family accommodation. The large sitting room boasts a fine fireplace with wood-burning stove and outstanding the kitchen/dining room are particularly impressive features which offers excellent entertaining space.
The house benefits from double-glazing throughout and oil fired central heating. The property extends to some 3.1 acres (1.25ha) overall. To the front of the house is a gravel forecourt providing off-street parking. A five-bar gate to the right of the house opens to the gravel driveway which leads to extensive additional off-street parking and the detached Double Garage with a power operated up-and-over door and loft above. Attached to the garage is a Workshop 17'3" x 8'3" (5.26m x 2.51m. The rear gardens are laid to extensive lawns with split-level paved patios, fruit trees and numerous fine specimen trees, including blue cedar, walnut, weeping willow, horse chestnut, copper beech, silver birch, whitebeam, black poplar and willows.
The garden merges into a former paddock, which is well fenced to side and rear and extends to about 2.5 acres (1ha). For those interested in keeping a horse or two, the paddock could easily be fully reinstated if required. The paddock area is bounded to the west by the River Ivel.
Black Horse Farm enjoys a very pleasant semi-rural setting, conveniently located on the northern outskirts of the historic market town of Baldock in north-east Hertfordshire. It is only 0.6 of a mile from the mainline railway station and just three-quarters of a mile from the town centre. Baldock is on the Cambridge to London Kings Cross mainline with the fastest journey times being just 36 minutes to Kings Cross and 24 minutes to Cambridge. Junction 10 on the A1(M) is just 1.2 miles away.
Baldock is believed to have been founded in the 1140s by the Knights Templar. Today the town centre boasts many imposing period buildings and the broad High Street is a particularly notable feature. The town provides excellent shopping, schools (including the highly regarded Knights Templar School), pubs and restaurants, with the adjoining towns of Letchworth Garden City and Hitchin providing an even wider range of facilities.
If you would like further information about this property or would like to arrange a viewing on this stunning home please feel free to contact our sales team on (01462) 685808 or click the link here.
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