- ASPENDEN VILLAGE
- THATCHED COTTAGE
- THREE BEDROOMS
- THREE EN-SUITE BATHROOMS
- INGLENOOK FIREPLACE
- AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMP
- PRIVATE PARKING FOR SIX CARS
- LOVINGLY RESTORED
- GRADE II LISTED
Believed to date back to the 16th Century, Shem Nichols is rumoured to be one of the first properties built on this quiet lane in the hamlet of Aspenden, just outside the market town of Buntingford.
This beautiful Thatched Cottage was awarded its Grade II listed status back in the summer of 1984, offering the new owners the chance to become guardians of their own piece of local and national history. A great deal of time and finance has been invested in sympathetically restoring this wonderful home.
The lounge instantly creates a relaxing living space. With character features galore including exposed beam ceilings, walls, and a red brick inglenook fireplace with cast iron oven, where better to retire after dinner with a glass of wine? Off the lounge is a second reception room, currently used to dine. With views out to the lane, there could not be a better place to start the day.
The kitchen mixes cottage and contemporary styling with white kitchen units, complemented with solid oak work tops and a flagstone floor. A gas rangemaster oven and Quooker tap providing instant hot water, are touches of modern design. Large windows bring the outside in, creating the perfect cooking oasis. Additionally, off the kitchen is a utility room with W/C.
Upstairs in the main bedroom, find a vaulted ceiling with an abundant number of beams showcasing Shem Nichols beauty. Windows to the front and back ensure plenty of natural light. Through to an en-suite bathroom with a vanity sink and bath with shower over. On the other side of the house is the second bedroom with its own private staircase, built in wardrobes and an en-suite wet room. Bedroom three is located in the basement and has a wonderfully restored exposed brick, en-suite offering the ultimate luxury shower.
The garden provides a large patio area leading to steps up to the main garden. There are plentiful shrubs and plants, and a small nature pond. Parking is provided to the front via a private drive in lane.