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PROPERTY FEATURES

  • Entrance Hall
  • Drawing Room
  • Dining Room
  • Sitting Room/Library
  • Master bedroom with en-suite shower room
  • 3 further bedrooms
  • Bedroom 5/Study
  • Family Bathroom
  • Kitchen, Utility room and cellar
  • Annexe: reception room, bathroom, bedroom/art studio
  • Large front garden
  • Rear walled garden with swimming pool
  • Covered parking
  • Ample off-street parking

THE PROPERTY

A deceptively spacious period house listed as being of special historic or architectural interest Grade II*. An exceptional property which encapsulates over five centuries of vernacular architecture.

Gentleman's Row lies on the western edge of Enfield in the old county of Middlesex, now part of Greater London, close to the present county boundaries of Hertfordshire and Essex. Clarendon Cottage is thought to be one of the very earliest properties that still survives in Enfield and was built on land facing the historic hunting grounds of Enfield Chase which once covered some 8,000 acres. It now forms an important part of the Enfield Conservation Area. Clarendon Cottage sits well back from the road with the old footpath, which once marked the boundary of The Chase, running past the house. Beyond is the front garden which has been beautifully planted and screens the house from the road. Its formal parterre planting complements the house. There is also ample off-street and some covered parking. The front door opens into a surprisingly spacious entrance hall, off which there is a cloakroom and small study area as well as direct access to the west facing reception room and kitchen. This first reception room (currently a dining room) lies in the oldest part of the house and has an impressive inglenook fireplace and fine exposed timbers. Beyond this is the staircase hall and the drawing room with cast iron fireplace, panelled walls and shuttered windows. The dining room (currently used as a sitting room) is an elegant Georgian room with a cast iron fireplace set in a marble surround, sash windows with shutters and a door leading directly out into the rear garden. The kitchen, with a door to the dining room, has been well appointed with solid maple wood units, ample storage, an Aga, exposed timbers and cleverly designed light pods which bring extra natural daylight into the room. Leading off the kitchen is a utility room and a door to the coach-house/workshop. A small cellar runs under part of the house. Stairs lead up to the light and spacious first floor landing, off which is the master bedroom which overlooks The Chase, and has an en-suite shower room. Looking out across the garden is the guest bedroom with original panelling and shuttered windows. There are two further bedrooms on this floor, one with a mezzanine and a fifth bedroom currently used as a study with views of the garden. The former school room has been converted into a self-contained studio with accommodation on two levels. The ground floor makes a spacious office, sitting room or artist's studio and has a well-appointed bathroom with shower. The mezzanine floor above has conservation Velux windows and would be an ideal bedroom or additional studio/office space. OUTSIDE The main area of garden lies to the rear of the house. This is walled and surprisingly secluded, surrounded as it is with mature trees, shrubs and mixed herbaceous beds. Set into a well- maintained lawn is a 30' heated swimming pool with paved surround. Adjacent to the pool house is a greenhouse. Closer to the house is an ornamental fish pond and a paved terrace which is ideal for alfresco dining or simply sitting and enjoying the private, very attractive, established garden. A separate pool house has the plant and heating equipment for the swimming pool.