Farm house

16th century farmhouse on sale for £3.5m

A 16th century farmhouse which is believed to have offered refuge to King Charles II has been put up for sale for £3.5million.

The Grade II listed Great Bragmans Farm is a historic estate surrounded by countryside, just minutes from London.

The period property has many original features including 500 year old wooden beams and inglenook fireplaces.

The farm, which is in Rickmansworth, Herts, is up for sale for the first time in 36 years with Hamptons.

The current owners bought the house in 1985 and renovated and improved the property during their stay.

The house has over 3000 square feet of living space with an entrance/dining room, kitchen/dining room, two reception rooms and a main floor veranda.

Great Bragmans Farm, Grade II listed, near Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, which was built in the 16th century, has been put on the market for £3.5million

The house has over 3,000 square feet of living space with an entrance/dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, two reception rooms and a ground floor veranda

The house has over 3,000 square feet of living space with an entrance/dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, two reception rooms and a ground floor veranda

According to local folklore, the property once offered refuge to King Charles II, the son of deposed monarch Charles I, who regained control of the country from Oliver Cromwell after the Civil War.

According to local folklore, the property once offered refuge to King Charles II, the son of deposed monarch Charles I, who regained control of the country from Oliver Cromwell after the Civil War.

The farm, which is in Rickmansworth, Herts, is up for sale for the first time in 36 years

The farm, which is in Rickmansworth, Herts, is up for sale for the first time in 36 years

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The living room has a wealth of wood, some believed to be 500 years old, deep cantou and exposed brickwork and the master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams

The top floor of the property has four bedrooms including the master bedroom (pictured) and three bathrooms

The top floor of the property has four bedrooms including the master bedroom (pictured) and three bathrooms

Upstairs there are four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

The dining room has exposed beams, oak paneling and a large cantou with a beautiful grill and a copper awning. There is also a corner with a built-in bread oven.

The living room has a wealth of timbers, some thought to be 500 years old, a deep fireplace and exposed brickwork and the master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams.

There is also a large 2,500 square foot threshing barn with double height ceilings with planning permission to extend the accommodation further.

According to local folklore, the property once offered refuge to King Charles II, the son of deposed monarch Charles I, who regained control of the country from Oliver Cromwell after the Civil War.

It is unclear exactly when he was offered sanctuary.

The eight-acre lot includes an enclosed vegetable garden, a partially walled lawn and three fenced paddocks. There is also a secluded courtyard at the front of the house.

The dining room also has exposed beams, oak paneling and a large cantou with a beautiful grill and copper awning.  There is also a corner with a built-in bread oven

The dining room also has exposed beams, oak paneling and a large cantou with a beautiful grill and copper awning. There is also a corner with a built-in bread oven

The property has been described as

The property has been described as “very private”. A spokesperson said: ‘You can see a neighbor ahead of you from the grounds, but not from the property itself’

Steve Sibley of Hamptons said: 'The house has a lot of character.  Many people will want a more modern home, but this will appeal to someone who wants that period home.  He needs someone who will fall in love with him.

Steve Sibley of Hamptons said: ‘The house has a lot of character. Many people will want a more modern home, but this will appeal to someone who wants that period home. He needs someone who will fall in love with him.

The eight-acre lot includes an enclosed vegetable garden, a partially walled lawn and three fenced paddocks.  There is also a secluded courtyard at the front of the house

The eight-acre lot includes an enclosed vegetable garden, a partially walled lawn and three fenced paddocks. There is also a secluded courtyard at the front of the house

The Hamptons realtors said:

Hamptons estate agents said: ‘The barn has planning permission to convert into more living accommodation and would make a great home office or annex’

Steve Sibley of Hamptons said: “Great Bragmans Farm is special in a sense of location. You don’t get too many properties like this that have this space and accessibility in London – a main train station is a ten minute drive away.

“Having a farm on your doorstep is appealing.

‘The house has a lot of character. Many people will want a more modern home, but this will appeal to someone who wants that period home. He needs someone who will fall in love with him.

‘The property is nearly eight acres and is surrounded by fields and countryside.

‘It’s very private – you can see a neighbor ahead of you from the grounds, but not from the property itself.

“The barn has planning permission to convert it into more living accommodation and would make an excellent home office or annex.”