A beautiful old house dating back to the 16th century, Staples Farm is a property full of character. The house has exposed beams and brickwork throughout, open fireplaces and original wooden flooring.

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The house has good living accommodation on the ground floor, with reception hall, sitting room, family room, dining room, study, kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom, and four bedrooms and two bathrooms in the main house, and two further bedrooms and a bathroom in the annexe, which was built just 30 years ago. It also has a living room, conservatory, kitchen, and cloakroom.

The property is set in around 18 acres of beautiful formal gardens and paddocks, including over an acre of woodland planted by the previous owner. There is also a ready-made kitchen garden for those who want to ‘grow their own’ as well as a heated greenhouse growing over 40 vegetables, which provides year-round sufficiency. There are also barns and stables in the grounds, and an outdoor swimming pool.

Staples Farm is situated on the outskirts of Datchworth, a lovely rural village with shops, pub, post office, museum and primary school. The larger towns of Stevenage and Welwyn Garden City are just four miles away and the closest railway line to London is Knebworth, just three miles drive.

The guide price is £2.75m, for further information contact Savills on 01582 465 000.

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