THE PROPERTY: This Grade I-listed Hertfordshire home simmers with rural charm. Aptly named the Lordship, the residence was once occupied by the Welsh politician and cabinet minister Lord Tenby. Partially framed by a moat, the house is replete with natural delights, including a forest of towering trees and sprawling gardens. The estate is also equipped with an outdoor swimming pool and a sizeable paddock beyond.
THE LOCATION: The Lordship is set in the vibrant village of Cottered, which has superb gastro pubs, a busy village hall and a fine cricket patch. The town of Buntingford is just three miles away, offering shopping, sporting facilities and an excellent array of schools. Catch the train at Stevenage railway station to reach London King’s Cross in a swift 26 minutes.
THE INTERIOR: The house is comprised of five bedrooms, three spacious sun-soaked reception-rooms and a rustic kitchen-breakfast-room, with open fires, wooden doors and exposed ceiling beams throughout. The bedrooms are well-arranged, with a generous principal suite, featuring a luxurious dressing-room and a walk-in wardrobe.
WHY WE LOVE IT: This is a timeless residence, adorned with modern quirks while maintaining its original character. Situated not far from the capital, it caters for an ideally balanced working and family life. With an expanse of five-and-a-half acres, the property allows for the new owners to build and transform it into their own personal paradise.
BUY IT NOW: £1,800,000 with Knight Frank.