Fit for a king! Four-bedroom 16th century farm house which is believed to have once offered refuge to King Charles II goes on the market for £3.5million

  • Grade II listed Great Bragmans Farm near Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire has gone on sale for £3.5million
  • The 16th century farmhouse is believed to have once offered King Charles II refuge during his reign
  • Period property has lots of original features including 500-year-old timbers and inglenook fireplaces
  • Also includes eight acres of grounds include walled kitchen garden, part-walled lawn and three paddocks

A 16th century farmhouse believed to have offered refuge to King Charles II has gone on the market for £3.5m.

Grade II Listed Great Bragmans Farm is a historical property surrounded by countryside but is just a short journey into London.

The period property has lots of original features including 500-year-old timbers and inglenook fireplaces.

The farmhouse, 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 have refurbished and improved the property in their time there.

The house has over 3,000 sq ft of living space with an entrance/dining hall, kitchen/breakfast room, two reception rooms and a conservatory on the ground floor.

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

The house has over 3,000 sq ft of living space with an entrance/dining hall, kitchen/breakfast room, two reception rooms and a conservatory on the ground floor

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

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

The drawing room has a wealth of timbers, some believed to be 500 years old, a deep inglenook fireplace and fairfaced brickwork and the master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams

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

Upstairs it has four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

The dining hall has exposed beams, oak panelling and a large inglenook fireplace with an attractive grate and copper canopy. There is also a nook with a recessed bread oven.

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

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

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

It is unclear when exactly he was offered refuge. 

The eight acres of grounds include a walled kitchen garden, a part-walled lawn and three fenced paddocks. There is also a secluded courtyard to the front of the house.

The dining hall also has exposed beams, oak panelling and a large inglenook fireplace with an attractive grate and copper canopy. There is also a nook with a recessed bread oven

The property has been described as ‘very private’. A spokesperson said: ‘You can see a neighbour in front of you from the field, but not from the property itself’

Steve Sibley from Hamptons said: ‘The house has plenty of character. A lot of people will want a more modern home, but it will be appealing to someone who wants that period home. It needs someone that will fall in love with it.

The eight acres of grounds include a walled kitchen garden, a part-walled lawn and three fenced paddocks. There is also a secluded courtyard to the front of the house

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

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

‘To have a farm on your doorstep is attractive.

‘The house has plenty of character. A lot of people will want a more modern home, but it will be appealing to someone who wants that period home. It needs someone that will fall in love with it.

‘The property has close to eight acres and is surrounded by fields and countryside.

‘It’s very private – you can see a neighbour in front of you from the field, but not from the property itself.

‘The barn has outline planning permission to convert into more accommodation and would make a great home office or an annexe.’

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