Dating back to the 14th century, a Grade II-listed, five-bedroom country home in a hamlet near Stevenage is up for sale for a guide price of just over £1 million.

Estate agents, Putterills, have priced the quaint country home in Aston End at £1,150,000 with its two bathrooms and three reception rooms.

Putterills state: "The original cottage is believed to date back to the 14th century with a significant later extension in 1972, annexing the cottage to create two homes of great scope and potential ideal for multi-generational living."

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'Fox Cottage' sits on approximately five acres of land, offering both formal gardens and paddocks.

The accommodation includes a glazed front door with a generous reception hallway.

The property's rustic charm shines through in the lounge/dining area and sitting room, with low beamed ceilings, exposed wall timbers and a brick-built inglenook fireplace.

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The extensive grounds of the cottage are divided into two paddocks with a field shelter.

The property's outbuildings, though in disrepair, can be rebuilt without planning consent due to their existing footprint.

The estate agents added: "The outbuildings have been retained as such so that if one were to rebuild them, no planning consent would be required.

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"The whole property is Grade II-listed, but it doesn't preclude works being done.

"A conversation was had with a planner who said they would look favourably upon a request to alter the appearance of the 70s section of the house through black painted cladding or rendering to match the cottage."

The house is EPC exempt.