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Charming former priory for sale in Hertfordshire

Flowton priory, a beautiful Grade II listed country home sits on the edge of the quaint village of Harpenden in the heart of beautiful Hertfordshire.

Originally built in 1525, Flowton priory was one of the most revered buildings to stand in the village of Flowton in Suffolk. In 1928 the entire house was transported exactly as it had been built in the 16th Century to its current location in the picturesque and peaceful village setting on the edge of the desirable small town of Harpendon. The serenity of country life is epitomised on the quiet street of West Common where the impressive Flowton priory has majestically laid its roots.

Set in stunning grounds behind its own private woodland, the commanding, Tudor style property boasts exquisite towering chimney stacks and ornate heraldic stained glassincluding the coats of arms of Cardinal Wolsey and various other interesting pieces from York Minster and Wells Cathedralset in original leadlight windows. The property features beautiful, exposed beams throughout and oak wood panelling in many of the rooms that further enhances the timelessness and sense of the enduring history of the house. All of which perfectly disguises the contemporary luxuries of the 21st century that allow for modern family life.

flowton priory reception room

As we enter the property through the impressive oak door at the end of the herringbone porch, one can’t help but notice the plethora of 16th century features that abound throughout the property. The welcoming entrance hall boasts a grand and original staircase and leads us into a magnificent drawing room which is centred around a spectacular carved stone fireplace, one of the many period fireplaces in the priory.

The essence of the property can be found in the wonderful Tudor style vaulted kitchen, adorned with bespoke oak cabinetry and furniture and a Lacanche Range oven, all set around the white marble central island. The breakfast table is positioned in one of the great bay windows and allows you to experience glorious views over the lush, landscaped gardens. For more formal feasting however, the sumptuously sophisticated dining room is just next door and is ideal for entertaining large groups of guests.

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flowton priory kitchen

Rising up into the house we encounter the 5 large bedrooms that enjoy far-reaching views over the countryside and the impressive master bedroom with a beautiful French period style en suite bathroom. The property also features a beautiful study, which would make working from home a very enjoyable experience. Collectively, making this one of Hertfordshire’s most impressive properties that sits at the end of a private tree lined gravel driveway.

The magnificently designed ornamental gardens enjoy perfectly manicured lawns and beautiful topiary which frame the house as well as undulating lawns that extend outwardly from the property. Also on the three and a half acres of land is an elegant Yorkstone sun terrace, a parterre garden, Italian terrace garden with steps down to a spa bath featuring a concealed TV and a considerable Koi carp pond. The estate boasts a vast garage block large enough to house your four favourite cars with a currently unused space on the upper floor and an elegently designed glass summer house perfect for wiling way those lazy july afternoons.

flowton priory gardens
Situated on the outskirts of Harpenden, an extremely popular and picturesque small town which benefits from all the amenities necessary for comfortable living. This truly is a beautiful part of the country with an impressive tree lined High Street featuring a comprehensive range of shops, boutiques, and restaurants. Ideal for commuters, Flowton priory is only half an hour from central London and the area is renowned for its great choice of schools (both private and state).

The guide price is £6,750,000. For further information please contact Savills on +44 (0) 1582 465 002.