Tiverton is an outstanding Grade II listed detached house situated within a local conservation area, sympathetically restored by the current owners to provide a home of distinction and quality.
An historic building (noted in Pevsner’s “Architectural Guide”). Tiverton was built in 1908 by Sir Banister Fletcher, president of RIBA (1929-31), writer of “A History of Architecture” (a standard text book for aspiring architects to this day) and designer of the renowned Art Deco Gillette Building on the Great West Way (A4).
It is a stunning example of a modernisation programme with modern day luxuries blending seamlessly with the aesthetic elements of a period Arts & Crafts property including high ceilings, beautiful period features, wooden flooring and generous proportions throughout.
Sitting prominently on a beautiful plot of approximately three-quarters of an acre, Tiverton has six bedrooms and spacious, ﬂexible accommodation, presented to a high standard throughout. The property is located in a convenient position, close to the centre of Potters Bar, with its excellent road links and fast rail connections to London, making it ideal for commuters.
On the ground ﬂoor, there are three reception rooms – the living room, family room and dining room. The 25ft living room has a triple aspect, original parquet wooden ﬂooring and overlooks the beautiful and private rear gardens. The family room is a comfortable relaxing space (with a motorised 108” cinema screen). The dining room provides the perfect space for family meals or formal occasions, with French doors opening onto the rear gardens. The dining room also gives access to a spiral wine cellar. The kitchen-breakfast room is ﬁtted with attractive cream hand crafted units and granite worktops, a Belfast sink, an AGA and modern integrated appliances. There is also a walk-in larder and a fully-equipped utility room.
The bright and spacious first and second floors provide versatile family accommodation with 6 bedrooms (one fitted as a home office), 3 luxurious bathrooms (one en-suite to the master bedroom) and a dedicated laundry room.
To the front of the property there is a gravel driveway, leading to a double garage with electric door and parking space for multiple vehicles. The plot itself is extremely wide with stunning front and rear gardens which include various ponds, a naturalistic heated swimming pool and an all-weather hard tennis court. The gardens also include an adventure play area and greenhouse as well as a lovely brick-built summer house (with water supply and underfloor heating) which is currently used as a gym/games room (but could also be used as office space or a self-contained annexe). With high hedgerows and mature trees providing screening, the gardens afford the house a sense of privacy and seclusion.
Potters Bar mainline station is a short walk (approx. 5 minutes) and offers fast links into London Kings Cross (20 minutes) and Moorgate (35 minutes). Both the M25 & the A1(M) are less than 2 miles away.
Local amenities include the Wyllyotts theatre, the popular Revive Fitness & Spa, and Potters Bar tennis club. Educational facilities in the area (many with dedicated coach services) include Lochinver, Stormont, Dame Alice Owen, Queenswood, QE Boys, Haberdashers’ Aske’s Schools for Boys and Girls, St Albans School (for boys), St Albans High School for Girls and Haileybury.