The Windsor, Wall Hall Mansion, Wall Hall Drive, Aldenham, Hertfordshire

£4,950,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
Entrance hall

Main residence:

Inner reception hall

Grand baronial hall

Gallery

Kitchen/breakfast room

Utility

Laundry

Cloakroom

Master bedroom suite with bathroom, dressing room and terrace

Two further en suite bedrooms

Interconnecting annexe:

Entrance hall

Reception room

Kitchen

Laundry

Master bedroom with en suite bathroom

Further bedroom

Bathroom

Additional facilities:

Secure allocated underground parking for four cars

Secure storage

Residents gym

Outdoor play area,

All weather floodlit tennis court

Outside:

Private garden with lawn and paved terrace set in rolling parkland as part of a 55 acre private estate

Summary:

Entrance hall

Main residence:

Inner reception hall | Grand baronial hall | Gallery | Kitchen/breakfast room | Utility | Laundry | Cloakroom | Master bedroom suite with bathroom, dressing room and terrace | Two further en suite bedrooms

Interconnecting annexe:

Entrance hall | Reception room | Kitchen | Laundry | Master bedroom with en suite bathroom | Further bedroom | Bathroom

Additional facilities:

Secure allocated underground parking for four cars | Secure storage | Residents gym | Outdoor play area | All weather floodlit tennis court

Outside:

Private garden with lawn and paved terrace

set in rolling parkland as part of a 55 acre private estate

The property

The Mansion is a stunning Grade II listed 18th century Gothic-revival country house set in the Wall Hall Estate, 55 acres of rolling parkland landscaped by Humphry Repton. In the last century Wall Hall has been owned by the Banker J.P. Morgan who hosted country weekends and hunting parties, entertaining guests that included King George VI and his bride Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. When war broke out in 1939 the house was loaned to the US Ambassador to Britain, Joseph Kennedy, who used it as a country retreat for his wife and family, including his son John F Kennedy, the former US President.

Early in the 21st Century Wall Hall was sympathetically converted into just seven elegant residences. The Windsor Apartment occupies one wing of the house providing an impressive main residence with its breathtaking Baronial Hall, alongside an interconnecting second dwelling. The two have been incorporated to provide flexible accommodation for use as either one spacious family residence or separately if so required, providing the opportunity for annexe style accommodation for an older family member, teenage children, a member of staff or on a commercial let basis as a source of income.

On entering the property, a spacious reception hall leads to the main accommodation, including the adjacent annexe, an elegant staircase leads to the master bedroom suite while three wide and gently rising curved steps lead to double doors and the heart of this magnificent home, the Baronial Hall, within which the principal living accommodation is arranged. Beneath an ornate Barrel Vaulted ceiling, there are two double height bay windows, complete with original wooden shutters and stained glass panels, that flood the hall with natural light, provide access to the private gardens and offer exceptional views over the parkland estate. At one end stairs lead to a substantial mezzanine level providing spacious additional reception space and from where one can survey the full extent of the hall below. An impressive marble fireplace to one side adds to the stunning architectural detailing while a superb contemporary kitchen breakfast area sits beneath the mezzanine at one end. It in turn leads to a separate utility with independent external access.

The bedroom accommodation headlines with a generous master bedroom suite occupying the entire first floor. There is a dressing room and luxurious bathroom while doors open onto a large castellated roof terrace overlooking the garden and

grounds. Two further double bedroom suites, along with a guest cloak room and separate laundry complete the picture in the primary residence.

Amenities:

Secure gated underground garaging provides parking for four vehicles. Internal pedestrian access leads from the garage to the reception entrance hall of the main house and to two secure storage rooms. An exclusive residents' gym is located on the private Estate near to The Mansion and a floodlit all weather tennis court can be found nearby.

General

Services; Mains electricity, water and drainage. Gas fired central heating.

Service Charge £12,439.20 per annum in total for both dwellings

Tenure: Leasehold 999 years from 1st January 2005.

Local Authority: Hertsmere Borough Council

Tel: 020 8207 2277

EPC Rating D

Radlett town centre 3 miles, Radlett mainline station 2.85 miles (London St. Pancras 22 minutes), St Albans city centre 7.5 miles, St Albans mainline station 8.5 miles (London St. Pancras 19 minutes), Watford town centre 3.9 miles, Watford mainline station 3.7 miles (London Euston 12 minutes), Heathrow airport 24.7 miles, Luton airport 18.3 miles, M25 (J22) 6.2 miles, M1 (J5) 3.25 miles

The Mansion is situated in an extremely popular and convenient location on the edge of the pretty Village of Aldenham located just 15 miles north of Central London. With its pretty Village Green, the Church of St John the Baptist and three traditional Pubs, Aldenham was mentioned in the Doomsday Book and forms part of one of just 14 conservation areas within Hertsmere. The Aldenham area is home to some of the most prestigious fee-paying schools in the country. Aldenham School, for secondary school age pupils, and Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School, which has a girls' school linked to it, are within easy reach of the Village. Haberdashers' was named the Sunday Times Independent Secondary School of the Year in 2017, and its prep school picked up the Boys Preparatory School Prize. State primaries based in neighbouring Bushey include Highwood and Little Reddings, while Queens' School is a popular secondary option. Aldenham Golf and Country Club and Aldenham Country Park, 100 acres of countryside, woods, meadows and lake, are located just outside the Village, as is Aldenham Sailing Club, and Battlers Green Farm Rural Shopping Village lies between Aldenham and the nearby village of Letchmore Heath. The prosperous village of Radlett with its fast connections via train to London St Pancras is close by while St Albans and Watford are also within very easy reach.

As well as the private gardens and roof terrace, The Mansion sits within 55 acres of beautifully presented parkland. A sweeping driveway leads through immaculately tended lawns to the front of The Mansion where visitors' parking is available.

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