Lying in the undulating Hertfordshire countryside and adjoining the Bowes Lyon Estate, The Barn House is surrounded by well-maintained agricultural land and woodland.
Nearby Codicote has a primary school, pub, church and local village stores.
The larger towns of Welwyn, St Albans and Harpenden are only a short drive away.
Welwyn Garden City approximately 3.7 miles distant has a Waitrose store and John Lewis together with other daily amenities including a variety of supermarkets, doctors surgeries, banks, restaurants and cafes, together with leisure facilities.
Road and rail communications are excellent, especially for those wishing to commute into central London and the City.
Trains depart from nearby Knebworth station (approximately 3.2 miles distant) and Hitchin rail station (approximately 7.5 miles distant) and arrive into London Kings Cross from 32 minutes.
Junction 13 of the M25 is approximately 14 miles distant and London Luton Airport is approximately 10 miles away.
There are a range of many reputable private and state schools including Heath Mount, Beechwood Park, St Albans Girls and Boys.
There are several golf clubs within a five mile radius including Brocket Hall.
The Barn House is Grade II listed and unusual for Hertfordshire in that it has both timber and brick construction.
The redevelopment of the site began 20 years ago with London architects Brooks Murray using oak weather boarding and materials of highest integrity. The buildings are connected creating an internal courtyard allowing you to enjoy views of the topiary garden and contemporary Koi pond as you walk around this beautiful home.
The design has focused as much on the outside as internal layout. The concept has been to create a sanctuary offering complete privacy whilst enjoying the changing English seasons, offering opportunities both for quiet reflection and also areas for large social gatherings with family and friends.
Kitchen with electric Aga and glass wall sliding door to garden, wine cellar off dining area, double height drawing room with mezzanine landing, gym with steam room, snooker room, media room with glazed sliding wall door overlooking courtyard garden and pond, glazed cloister on three internal elevations overlooking the courtyard garden and koi carp pond, internal Scandinavian wood burners in kitchen/dining, study, drawing and media rooms, Smart home system internally and outside.
Multi levelled garden designed by Julie Toll – seven times gold Chelsea award winner, tennis court with summer house, private pool area with pool house, table tennis area, parterre with espalier fruits, courtyard garden with topiary and Koi pond, irrigation throughout – borehole fed, lighting design incorporated throughout garden, garaging with workroom and wood pellet boiler.
Three bedroomed coach house with electric Aga and wood burner on single level.
Gardens and Grounds
Multiple terrace and dining areas at different levels combining planting to give year round interest and journeys with different vistas throughout. Contemporary pond surrounded by grasses.Leisure areas including table tennis and tennis. Sunken fragrance garden. Parterre with ornamental box and fruit espaliers. Vegetable and soft fruit in ornamental setting.