In 1990 - the same year that J K Rowling started writing her first Harry Potter book (currently celebrating its 20thanniversary) - a businessman was completing his own grand designs property in Hertfordshire, complete with turrets and hand carved stone gargoyles; a property which he is now selling through leading local estate agent Mullucks Wells.
Wheatfields House is built on the site of a 1950s property in Much Hadham, which the current owners, Colin and Jane Sullivan, demolished to make way for their stunning family home. There are five bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom, a swimming pool with changing room, a tennis court with its own pavilion and garden, and a separate two bedroom cottage, all set in parkland style grounds of 11 acres.
Colin Sullivan is passionate about detail and to that end he carefully sourced the stonework, woodwork and reclaimed slates tiles on the roof. He said, “First and foremost this has been a fabulous family home for 27 years, but to me it is also something of an artistic statement. It took a lot of negotiation with the local planning office to agree to build two turrets as part of my design but I felt they were essential and really gave this house its character.”
Residential Director of Mullucks Wells, William Wells, said, “This is fabulous country house with all the ingredients, in a beautiful rural location. It’s a property which will work on so many levels for many different types of buyer with plenty of room for entertaining visitors.”
Wheatfields House, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire is on the market with Mullucks Wells www.mullucks.co.uk on 01279 755400 for £3.65m.