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Fine & Country Tel: +44 (0)1923 920253 kings@fineandcountry.com 41 High Street, Kings Langley, Hertfordshire WD4 8AB

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FINE & COUNTRY THE SHIRES Tucked away within a private gated development, close to the centre of Chipperfield village, cricket green and common is The Shires, a handsome family home designed and built in 2004, and set within an open, level plot in excess of 0.85 acres.

Fine & Country is a global network of estate agencies specialising in the marketing, sale and rental of luxury residential property. With offices in the UK, Australia, Egypt, France, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Namibia, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, The Channel Islands, UAE, USA and West Africa we combine the widespread exposure of the international marketplace with the local expertise and knowledge of carefully selected independent property professionals. Fine & Country appreciates the most exclusive properties require a more compelling, sophisticated and intelligent presentation - leading to a common, yet uniquely exercised and successful strategy emphasising the lifestyle qualities of the property.

THE FINE & COUNTRY FOUNDATION

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This unique approach to luxury homes marketing delivers high quality, intelligent and creative concepts for property promotion combined with the latest technology and marketing techniques. We understand moving home is one of the most important decisions you make; your home is both a financial and emotional investment. With Fine & Country you benefit from the local knowledge, experience, expertise and contacts of a well trained, educated and courteous team of professionals, working to make the sale or purchase of your property as stress free as possible.

The production of these particulars has generated a ÂŁ10 donation to the Fine & Country Foundation, charity no. 1160989, striving to relieve homelessness. Visit fineandcountry.com/uk/foundation

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This beautiful country home combines elegance and luxury and offers living accommodation which is both spacious and flexible across three floors. The gated entrance leads to a large carriage driveway which provides parking for a number of vehicles, a double garage, plus a further gated carport. Internally, an impressive entrance hall with a double storey window providing a bright and airy feel to the property and in turn connects to a drawing room, family room, dining room, study, utility, cloakroom with shower, and the owners favourite space, a large Kitchenbreakfast room. Further, the drawing room, family room and kitchen-breakfast room enjoy french doors out onto the lush, green gardens.

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“We tend to spend a lot of our time in the kitchen, but for me both the reception hall and the huge landing are standout features of this house,” says the owner. “They are both generously proportioned so they not only enhance the feeling of space but they also create a really comfortable flow throughout the house. In fact the reception hall is so large that we often use it for entertaining.”

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Seller Insight “We had lived in the village before, some thirty-five years ago, and we had always been keen to come back, so when we decided to move house in 2004 we could think of no better place to concentrate our search. The house hunt took some time as we had to take into consideration my wife’s desire to live in a new home and my love of period properties, but when we happened upon The Shires it fitted the bill exactly. The house forms part of a rather exclusive gated development of just three family homes that have each been individually designed and which incorporate many Arts and Crafts features, so they are all very characterful but at the same time have all the benefits of modern homes. We really couldn’t have wished to find anything more perfect.” “The property was brand new when we purchased it and absolutely stunning, but over the years we’ve made a few changes here and there just to enhance it further. It’s a very spacious home with a big eat-in kitchen, a formal dining room and a large lounge, and each of the bedrooms is en-suite, which is a real luxury. It’s been very well designed, so it’s incredibly comfortable and there’s a tremendous feeling of both light and space throughout, but although it’s a large house it has an almost cosy feel. It’s perfect for day-to-day life and a fabulous house for entertaining; I really can’t fault it in any way.” “A few years ago we were lucky enough to be able to acquire the old orchard that lies adjacent to our garden and we’ve since combined the two spaces to create one huge L-shaped garden,” continues the owner, “and my wife can take all credit for how beautiful it looks. In spring and summer there’s a riot of colour and during the colder months it’s every shade of green, so it always provides a really stunning outlook. The old orchard actually has a separate entrance, so if someone wanted to create a small pony paddock it could be ideal.” “We love the setting because everything is so accessible, but at the same time we’ve been able to enjoy the peace, tranquility and relative seclusion of our tucked-away location,” says the owner. “The village has a couple of shops, restaurants and a highly regarded school; we’re surrounded by an array of well-served towns and we can hop on a train at Kings Langley and be in central London in next to no time. It’s ideal.”* * These comments are the personal views of the current owner and are included as an insight into life at the property. They have not been independently verified, should not be relied on without verification and do not necessarily reflect the views of the agent.

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A wide oak staircase leads to the first floor where a spacious semi-galleried landing, flooded with light provides access to four of the six double bedrooms, all of which are en-suite. The focal point of this floor is the large master suite, complete with separate dressing room and a six-piece en-suite, and entirely befitting a house of this magnitude. On the second floor, another light and spacious landing provides a reading area, two further double bedrooms and family bathroom. As you would expect of a house of this calibre, the property offers an extensive range of modern features, as well as under floor heating throughout.

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It’s always been our dream to build our own home and we feel that now is the time to do it, but we’ll be very sad to leave The Shires,” says the owner. “As well as the quiet seclusion of the setting, I think that the thing we’ll miss the most is the sheer convenience of the location. Being able to take a short stroll to the shop, the Post Office or the deli has been wonderful. We’ve been so happy here for the past fourteen years.”

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Outside, the landscaped gardens and grounds extend in excess of 0.85 acres, offer high levels of privacy and provide several distinct areas to enjoy, all interspersed and bordered by a wide variety of young and mature trees, hedgerow, shrubbery and planting beds. For entertaining purposes, there are two patio areas; one wraps around the rear of the house and links all the rooms with French doors, and the other is within a raised island. Further, for the more equestrian-minded purchaser, there is a gated right-of-way that links the rear of the gardens back to Tower Hill.

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THE LOCATION Chipperfield is one of the most sought after villages in south West Hertfordshire, recently appearing in the Sunday Times ‘25 Best Villages in Britain to Live in’, with the village’s reputable JMI school being highlighted for its excellent results. Chipperfield is also set within some of the most picturesque countryside in the county with over 100 acres of woodland providing a fabulous amenity for those keen on walking and horse riding. There are many active sports and social groups within the village, four popular pubs and the village club; Blackwells which has busy a café/bar and bistro. For a more comprehensive range of shopping facilities and amenities the larger towns of Watford and Hemel Hempstead are within seven and six miles drive respectively. For the commuter Kings Langley mainline station provides a service into London, (Euston approx 30 mins), and Junction 20 of the M25 is approx 3.5 miles distant.

Registered in England and Wales. Company Reg. No. 4659367 Registered office 41 High Street, Kings Langley WD4 8AB copyright © 2018 Fine & Country Ltd.

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Agents notes: All measurements are approximate and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure. Printed 16.04.2018

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FINE & COUNTRY THE SHIRES Tucked away within a private gated development, close to the centre of Chipperfield village, cricket green and common is The Shires, a handsome family home designed and built in 2004, and set within an open, level plot in excess of 0.85 acres.

Fine & Country is a global network of estate agencies specialising in the marketing, sale and rental of luxury residential property. With offices in the UK, Australia, Egypt, France, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Namibia, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, The Channel Islands, UAE, USA and West Africa we combine the widespread exposure of the international marketplace with the local expertise and knowledge of carefully selected independent property professionals. Fine & Country appreciates the most exclusive properties require a more compelling, sophisticated and intelligent presentation - leading to a common, yet uniquely exercised and successful strategy emphasising the lifestyle qualities of the property.

THE FINE & COUNTRY FOUNDATION

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This unique approach to luxury homes marketing delivers high quality, intelligent and creative concepts for property promotion combined with the latest technology and marketing techniques. We understand moving home is one of the most important decisions you make; your home is both a financial and emotional investment. With Fine & Country you benefit from the local knowledge, experience, expertise and contacts of a well trained, educated and courteous team of professionals, working to make the sale or purchase of your property as stress free as possible.

The production of these particulars has generated a ÂŁ10 donation to the Fine & Country Foundation, charity no. 1160989, striving to relieve homelessness. Visit fineandcountry.com/uk/foundation

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Fine & Country Tel: +44 (0)1923 920253 kings@fineandcountry.com 41 High Street, Kings Langley, Hertfordshire WD4 8AB

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