Stunning 7-bedroom property for sale: buy a piece of Hoddesdon’s history
One of the joys of running an estate agency in both East London and Hertfordshire is that I get to sell both exciting new build properties in the city and mellowed historic homes in the country. One of Hertfordshire’s beautiful historic houses recently came onto the market and my colleague Sue Harding and I consider it a real privilege to be tasked with selling it!
Luxury seven-bedroom property for sale in Hoddesdon
Dockleys is selling a seven-bedroom property in Yewlands in Hoddesdon. Built in 1909 and Grade II listed, this building is a comfortable blend of old and new. The exterior is an excellent example of a house built in the Arts and Crafts style, and many of the original interior features have been retained and restored, including the warm oak panelling in the hall and the breath-taking Gothic staircase. Massive fireplaces and leaded windows are authentic touches to remind you of the property’s history.
Modern conveniences in an historic building
The current owner has also made some changes, offering twenty-first century residents all the home comforts they’d expect. The fully-fitted kitchen has marble floors and worktop (we expect great things of your pastry!), as well as the best appliances currently on the market. The bathrooms likewise are finished to the highest standard. There’s a state-of-the-art sound system, entry gates and CCTV, as well as planning permission to add a swimming pool.
Making alterations to a Grade II listed building
What the inclusion of these modern features proves is that it is perfectly possible to buy, develop and live in a listed building without having to compromise on modern conveniences. The planning process is not the road block it is rumoured to be. Most local authority conservation teams are fully aware that the way to preserve historic buildings is to keep them habitable. In this case, adding bathrooms and fixing security cameras to a house built in 1909 is keeping this house lived in and standing for future generations, making its contribution to architectural history.
You can read the full listing for this stunning property on our website here. If you’d like to see it for yourself, please give Sue Harding, our Hertfordshire branch manager, a call on 07956 390 227.