5/6 Bed Main House (6,360 Sq Ft) 

3 Bed Lodge House (1,075 Sq Ft)  -  Independent Annex/Offices (1,720 Sq Ft)

5 Acres of Parkland  -  11.5 Acres of Private Woodland  -  550 Ft Driveway  -  Panoramic Views 

 

A very rare opportunity to own an ‘Edwardian-Deco’ period Country Manor, newly appointed in a luxury contemporary style by the SKYHALL GROUP.  

 

SKYFIELD MANOR is set in one of the most beautiful and unique plots in Hertfordshire, in the heart of the exclusive semi-rural area of Essendon, a prime location close to London. SKYFIELD MANOR is approached through a deco style entrance, with private automated security gates sweeping into an exclusive 550 Ft driveway flanked with cherry blossom trees. 

 

The principal driveway meanders through the manicured parkland up to a large parking and turning area in front of the handsome 6,360 Sq Ft Approx main residence. The home is perched overlooking a south-west setting of private mature gardens and uninterrupted panoramic views of rolling countryside beyond. The fine-shingled driveways surrounding the 3 principal buildings are retained by original stone balustrading, providing a border to the 5 acre front (and rear) gardens that are accessed via grand sweeping white stone steps.

 

The elevated main family house consists of 5/6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4 reception rooms and is arranged over ground, 1st and 2nd floors with 360 degree views of the mature grounds. Entered through an impressive symmetrical Palladian style front porch into the reception hallway, which offers full height mirrored walls. The ground floor is laterally arranged with large front to back windows and generous ceiling heights giving great living and entertaining quality. Beautiful broad plank timber floors sweep through the primary ground floor living rooms, which are joined by 3 sets of double extra-height 2.2m high doors with acid etched glass panels, giving lateral connections throughout the house. The sizable drawing room is appointed with a striking mirrored ceiling, which cleverly accompanies the light and reflective interiors found throughout the home. The flexible open-plan family lounge, kitchen and multiple dining areas have transparent links from inside and outside, with excellent vistas of the surrounding gardens and views of the private woodland to the south from the spacious dining room. The ambient lighting and calming palette of the interior design is soft and chic and complemented with beautiful Italian designer furniture and bespoke artwork creating a family home of style and substance.

 

 

Stone floors run through the contemporary country-style kitchen and secondary dining area, with off white cabinets, barley twist corner detail, black granite worktops and high specification appliances. The kitchen has a profusion of daylight from the mirrored skylight above, offering a spectacular parallax bringing reflections of the mature trees into the home. Two sets of double doors from the kitchen open onto the large rear courtyard area with steps to the embanked lawns behind the main house. The rear courtyard offers a sense of light and space to the living areas whilst inviting you into the private topiary gardens and surrounding listed oak trees, which are dramatically lit at night along with other impressive landscape lighting.

 

The main house service quarters are found in the south wing consisting of an electronically automated triple garage, well sized laundry room/prep kitchen and generous boot room, with front and rear access that is essential for country living.

 

The first floor is approached via a pure wool carpeted staircase with contemporary glass and stainless steel balustrading into a generous landing with a welcoming seating area - leading on to a large 1st floor sun-terrace with vantage points overlooking the south-west Hertfordshire countryside, ideal for morning coffee or sunset refreshments. The large Master and 2nd Bedroom suites are found in the north and south wings of the first floor overlooking the grounds. The notable Master Bedroom suite is self-contained and evokes the feeling of a luxury contemporary yet classical boutique hotel suite. Consisting of high gloss lacquered full height walk in wardrobe area with a bespoke fitted walnut dressing table. Beautiful tiled master bathroom with white ‘Corian’ surfaces and polished stainless steel fittings, dramatic lighting and a unique acid etch glass wall provides translucent light into the interiors of the elegant master bedroom. This stylish and inviting suite - with super king bed - is semi open-plan with the secondary dressing area, and is flooded with natural light during the day. The panoramic views are outstanding.

 

The 3/4 second floor bedrooms and 2 en-suite bathrooms are ideal for children or guests and are generous in size with abundant views of the countryside.

 

The primary living and bedroom areas are equipped with the latest SONOS wireless music systems controlled by smartphone or tablet. All primary areas are fitted with 55” 3D LED HD Samsung Smart TV’s. The AV room with integrated racking system also houses the controls for the fibre-optic broadband available throughout the house, and the high-resolution wide-angle colour HD security cameras that are installed around the exterior of the property, which are also available for remote viewing. Central station security and fire alarm systems are integrated throughout the main house with panic buttons; additionally the automated ‘Telguard’ main gate access systems can be opened remotely. External floodlighting to front and rear provides further security. The home also benefits from all mains services.

 

Within the substantial grounds, and viewed from the drawing room, is a large outdoor 40Ft x 20Ft heated and lit mosaic lined swimming pool, with terrace, in prime position overlooking the breath-taking views. Entrance to the private woodland is due south of the main house through a timber 5 bar gate. A wide log lined bark pathway invites you into a charming and picturesque 11.5 acre parcel of private mature indigenous woodland including Oak, Birch and Hornbeam, perfect for morning walks and Sunday strolls with family and friends.

 

In addition to the main house the property boasts an additional fully self-contained 3 bedroom Lodge House with open plan living and dining space, with its own private garden also benefiting from spectacular views. Adjacent to the Lodge House is a secondary substantial goods entrance with automated sliding gate access and large parking area, enabling privacy to the main house and primary entrance. Furthermore there is a large Annex offering flexible living space with 3 further bedrooms or office space with additional living and dining areas overlooking the front gardens. The two outbuildings whilst readily habitable have not been newly remodelled inside and offer abundant potential for future owners to put their own stamp on the property / outbuildings, and tailor this flexible living space to suit their own lifestyle requirements. Proposed plans have already been drawn up by the SKYHALL GROUP for a potential indoor leisure complex with spa and gym facilities, (including tennis court and heli-pad), all of which could be, if required, undertaken by the SKYHALL GROUP to bespoke specifications.  

 

 

 

C G I  S I T E  P L A N

 

 
 

 

EDUCATION

The area offers an excellent selection of renowned primary and secondary educational facilities including Lochinver, Stormont, Dame Alice Owens, Haileybury College, Queenswood, Haberdashers Askes, St Albans School, North London Collegiate, Manor Lodge, Aldenham, Mill Hill, Chancellors, Belmont, Lyonsdown, St Martha’s Senior School and Queen Elizabeth’s Boys & Girls.

 

LOCAL AMENITIES

SKYFIELD MANOR is situated in the heart of the peaceful village of Essendon, host to several charming and thriving country pubs serving great food. Beautiful playing fields, Tennis Club and the local Cricket Club are a short walk from SKYFIELD MANOR. Nearby Essendon Country Club is situated in a picturesque 400 acre estate, which provides an idyllic backdrop for one of the most progressive golf clubs in England. A wide selection of local shops, supermarkets and a wealth of restaurants and bars are found in the conveniently surrounding towns of Hatfield, Hertford, Welwyn Garden City and Brookmans Park. Further sports facilities, horse riding centres and health and fitness clubs are also found in nearby towns.

 

LOCATION & TRANSPORT

The A1M and Junction 24 of the M25 provide quick access to central London in approximately 55 minutes by car. Nearby train links to London Kings Cross from Potters Bar in 16 minutes, as well as Moorgate and Liverpool Street from Brookmans Park and Broxbourne Stations. The property is situated conveniently close to Stansted and Luton Airports, as well as Heathrow and Gatwick.

 

 

 

 

F L O O R   P L A N S

MAIN HOUSE    6,360 SQ. FT.
LODGE HOUSE  1,075 SQ. FT.
ANNEX            1,720 SQ. FT.
(Excluding Terraces/Balconies/Sheds)* 

 

TOTAL              9,155 SQ. FT. 

D I M E N S I O N S

 

1. Front Entrance Portico: 2.85m x 6.67m (9’4” x 21’11”)

2. North Side Terrace: 3.00 x 6.00m (9’10” x 19’8”)
3. Drawing Room: 7.41 x 8.40m (24’4” x 27’7”)
4. Reception Hallway: 4.08 x 5.22m (13’5” x 17’2”)

5. Cloakroom: 1.35 x 1.90m (4’5” x 6’3”)
6. AV Cupboard: 0.91 x 1.22m (3’0” x 4’0”)
7. Family Lounge: 5.50 x 6.70m (18’1” x 22’0”)
8. Reception/Dining Room: 4.37 x 5.30m (14’4” x 17’5”)

9. Kitchen & Dining Area: 5.87 x 9.73m (19’3” x 31’11”)
10. WC: 2.04 x 2.17m (6’8” x 7’1”)
11. Lobby: 1.60 x 2.26m (5’3” x 7’5”)
12. Boot Room: 3.24 x 5.02m (10’8” x 16’6”)
13. Utility/Prep Kitchen: 3.24 x 4.98m (10’8” x 16’4”)
14. Triple Garage (Heated): 6.67 x 7.75m (21’11” x 25’5”)

15. Stairwell: 2.25 x 2.56m (7’5” x 8’5”)
16. Juliet Balcony: 1.04 x 2.20m (3’5” x 7’3”)
17. Bedroom 2: 4.45 x 4.60m (14’7” x 15’1”)
18. Bed 2 Dressing Room: 2.45 x 4.32m (8’0” x 14’2”)
19. Bed 2 Walkway: 1.20 x 3.22m (3’11” x 10’7”)
20. Bed 2 Gallery: 1.40 x 4.10m (4’7” x 13’5”)

 

21. Bathroom 2 En-Suite: 3.55x 3.62m (11’8” x 11’11”)
22. 1st Floor Hallway: 3.16 x 5.30m (10’4” x 17’5”)
23. 1st Floor Terrace: 2.53 x 6.60m (8’4” x 21’8”)
24. Master Dressing Room: 2.80 x 4.14m (9’2” x 13’7”)
25. Master Bedroom Gallery: 1.30 x 5.38m (4’3” x 17’8”)

26. Master Bathroom En-Suite: 2.40 x 4.14m (7’10” x 13’7”)

27. Master Bedroom: 5.50 x 7.20m (18’1” x 23’7”)
28. Stairwell: 2.25 x 2.56m (7’5” x 8’5”)
29. Bedroom 3: 3.92 x 6.96m (12’10” x 22’10”)
30. Shower Room 3 En-Suite: 1.43 x 2.67m (4’8” x 8’9”)

31. 2nd Floor Landing: 1.52 x 11.46m (5’0” x 37’7”)
32. Bedroom 4: 3.24 x 6.80m (10’8” x 22’4”)
33. Bathroom 4 En-Suite: 2.20 x 3.24m (7’3” x 10’8”)
34. Bedroom 5: 4.50 x 4.60m (14’9” x 15’1”)
35. Bedroom 6/Playroom: 3.80 x 4.56m (12’6” x 15’0”)
36. Walk in Wardrobes: 2.40 x 3.80m (7’10” x 12’6”)
37. Lodge House G.E.A. 7.20 x 15.85m (23’7” x 52’0”)
38. Annex G.E.A. 5.67 x 32.25m (18’7” x 105’10”)
• Shed (Machinery & Storage): 3.60m x 6.00m
• Shed (Pool Service Room): 2.40m x 2.40m 

 

*Room dimensions have been taken to their widest points and where appropriate into the window reveals.