5 Bedroom Unique character house in Forty Hill, Enfield, EN2

Guide Price 1,250,000 Freehold
  • Queen Anne house, built circa 1710
  • 3 room basement with natural light
  • 21' x 10' Reception Hall with Study area
  • 3 WALLED GARDENS, HALF AN ACRE IN ALL
  • 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms
  • Fine Drawing Room 21'3 x 13'9
  • 52' x 40' walled patio with 32' POOL
  • Double length GARAGE 29' x 12'3

Summary

*A UNIQUE REFURBISHMENT OPPORTUNITY IN STUNNING WALLED GARDENS* 'Elsynge House' has been in the same family's ownership for 50 years or more, but now requires sympathetic modernisation to create a stunning family home in an historic setting. 'Elsynge House' is Grade II Listed and one of the FINEST HOUSES in the area. Constructed in the early 18th. Century with later additions, its classic form and proportions are embellished by flamboyant arched windows. This unique house stands to the east side of the road, almost opposite the imposing gates to Forty Hall, in the most beautiful and immaculately maintained WALLED GARDENS which extend to 0.5 OF AN ACRE in all. The house retains a WEALTH OF PERIOD FEATURES including fireplaces, and offers generous 5 bedroom accommodation over 3 floors. There is considerable POTENTIAL to create further living space on the lower ground-floor. Approached over a short flight of stone steps, one enters Elsynge House through a fine period front door into a magnificent Reception Hall with period fireplace and staircase. The well proportioned Drawing Room with its beautiful arched and pillared windows, lays to the rear of the house and enjoys wonderful views over the pool to the walled gardens beyond. Much of Forty Hill's abundant appeal can be attributed to the prescence of a significant number of historic buildings, the most well known of which is Forty Hall, a Grade I Listed Jacobean Manor House, set amidst royal parkland which contains the archaeological remains of Elsyng Palace. Developed on a palatial scale from a Tudor Hunting Lodge and Medieval Manor, the palace was frequented by Henry VIII and was the childhood home of Prince Edward (later King Edward VI) and Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth I). Elsyng became redundant as a royal house in 1607, when James I bought nearby Theobalds. It was later sold by Charles I for 5,300 in 1641 and was demolished sometime after 1656.

Location

Forty Hill lays to the northern edge of the Borough, about 1.5 miles from the town centre and mainline stations to London Liverpool Street and Moorgate. (Gordon Hill station 1.6 miles, Enfield Town station 1.5 miles). This is an accessible location only 1.2 miles from the A10 and M25 Junc 25 yet it retains the appearance of a refined rural hamlet and has changed little since the early 19th Century. Elsynge House lays within the Conservation Area which extends northwards to include the historic hamlets of Forty Hill, Maiden's Bridge and Bulls Cross and 3 small country estates, Forty Hall, Myddleton House and Capel Manor. Forty Hill Primary school is a short walk away.

*THE WALLED GARDENS* 3 stunning walled gardens extend to the rear of the property, forming an inverted L shape and extending in all to HALF AN ACRE. The FIRST WALLED GARDEN (about 52' x 40') is situated directly to the rear of the house and provides a secluded setting for an inground swimming pool, with paved seating areas, ideal for entertaining. An arched and gated opening leads to the SECOND WALLED GARDEN (about 137' x 55') which is mostly lawned, with access to the THIRD WALLED GARDEN (about 112' x 68') via a further arch. This is also lawned, with planted borders and gives access to the DOUBLE GARAGE.

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  • Queen Anne house, built circa 1710
  • 3 room basement with natural light
  • 21' x 10' Reception Hall with Study area
  • 3 WALLED GARDENS, HALF AN ACRE IN ALL
  • 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms
  • Fine Drawing Room 21'3 x 13'9
  • 52' x 40' walled patio with 32' POOL
  • Double length GARAGE 29' x 12'3
Floorplan of Forty Hill, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 9EU
  • Queen Anne house, built circa 1710
  • 3 room basement with natural light
  • 21' x 10' Reception Hall with Study area
  • 3 WALLED GARDENS, HALF AN ACRE IN ALL
  • 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms
  • Fine Drawing Room 21'3 x 13'9
  • 52' x 40' walled patio with 32' POOL
  • Double length GARAGE 29' x 12'3
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  • Queen Anne house, built circa 1710
  • 3 room basement with natural light
  • 21' x 10' Reception Hall with Study area
  • 3 WALLED GARDENS, HALF AN ACRE IN ALL
  • 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms
  • Fine Drawing Room 21'3 x 13'9
  • 52' x 40' walled patio with 32' POOL
  • Double length GARAGE 29' x 12'3