5 bedroom House - detached (Available)

Tewin
£1,750,000
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Overview

An attractive period family home in a glorious riverside setting with seven beautiful acres of gardens and woodland including a private lake with island. (Property Ref: 1065)

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Overall Description

This attractive detached house dates back to the 1790's, when it was owned by the Cowper family and served as the Lodge for Tewin Water House, and has been much extended and improved since to create what is now a large and comfortable family home. The property has five double bedrooms, four bath/shower rooms, three receptions and a kitchen/breakfast room, so is a substantial family home in its own right, but also has a layout suited to buyers looking for an integral annexe for an elderly relative. The seven acres of mature riverside gardens including your very own private lake with island are clearly a major feature of the house which has beautiful views across the river from the main receptions and bedrooms to the woodland opposite and lake beyond, not to mention the soothing sound of water tumbling down the weir. If you are looking for something a bit special, a unique environment in which to bring up a family away from the hustle and bustle of city living, then Tewin Lodge could well be the house for you.

Location

The property sits on the banks of the river Mimram just a five to ten minutes walk from the sought-after village of Tewin with it's village shop, two pubs and village green with cricket pitch (go to the excellent village web site www.tewinvillage.co.uk for full details of village amenities and activities). The location is beautifully rural and yet the house is very well positioned for local rail and road links being around a five minute drive from Welwyn North, Welwyn Garden City and Hertford North stations with their regular services to Kings Cross (Welwyn line) and Moorgate (Hertford line). The A1, A414 and A10 are also between five and ten minutes drive away, so the house is ideal for people who want to live a rural lifestyle but still be close to "civilisation". The property sits between the historic county town of Hertford and Welwyn Garden City with it's excellent shopping including the Howard Centre, John Lewis and Debenhams department stores, Waitrose and Sainsburys. There are excellent schools at all levels in the area, including the Tewin Cowper C of E Primary school in the village and Sherrardswood School in Digswell, so the location is perfect for growing families. The property is surrounded by beautiful Hertfordshire countryside (an area of river immediately downstream is a Site of Special Scientific Interest) so it is ideal for nature lovers and keen walkers and cyclists.

Accommodation

From the driveway the part-glazed front door leads into the:

Front Porch - 4'9 x 3'9 (1.45m x 1.14m)

Windows to front and each side. Glazed door to:

Entrance Hall - 10'10 x 6' (3.30m x 1.83m)

Oak flooring. Stairs to first floor. Telephone point. Central heating thermostat control. Radiator with cover. Open-plan into:

Dining Room - 18'1 x 11'7 (5.51m x 3.53m)

Windows to front and oriel window to rear. Oak floor. Ornate alcove. Arched glass panel with cupboards beneath. Picture rail. Doors to:

Drawing Room - 24'1 x 15'1 (7.34m x 4.60m)

Four windows to rear (including one stained glass window) and two to side, all with views across the gardens to the river. French doors to terrace. Impressive fireplace with oak mantel wood-burning stove, brick surround and wood store. Period cornices, picture rail and ceiling roses. Radiator.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 19'4 x 16'5 widest (5.89m x 5.00m widest)

Accessed from the hall and with a stable door to the rear close to the driveway. Window to rear and four windows to the side. Good range of kitchen units with granite work-tops and Butler sink. Oil-fired Aga (cooking and supplements the hot water). Space for American style fridge/freezer. Space and plumbing for washing-machine (or dishwasher). Breakfast area with seating. Tiled floor. Spotlights. Alarm control. Telephone point. Loft hatch.

Inner Hall - 7'7 x 4'11 (2.31m x 1.50m)

Accessed from the dining room. Glazed door to drive. Oak floor. Cloaks cupboard.

Study - 12'2 x 8'11 (3.71m x 2.72m)

Window to side. Oak floor. Radiator.

Shower Room - 9'11 x 9'1 (3.02m x 2.77m)

Fitted shower cubicle. Low-level WC. Wash-hand basin. Radiator. Door to side next to swimming pool.

Sitting Room/Orangery - 24' x 15' (7.32m x 4.57m)

A lovely light room with bay window and superb views across the gardens. Electric stove with tiled surround. Cornices and picture rail. Half tiled floor. Radiator.

First Floor - 14'10 x 10'8 widest (4.52m x 3.25m widest)

From the hall stairs lead up to the first floor landing. Deep storage cupboard. Airing cupboard with factory lagged hot water cylinder and controls for hot water from solar panels. Loft hatch. Radiator.

Master Bedroom - 16'7 x 13'10 (5.05m x 4.22m)

Window to side and rear with beautiful views down the river to the lake. Window seat. Fitted wardrobes, cupboards, bedside tables and shelving. Radiator. Door to:

En-Suite Bathroom - 11'3 x 10'6 (3.43m x 3.20m)

Window to side overlooking gardens. Fitted shower cubicle with power shower. Oval panel bath. Low-level WC. Bidet. Wash-hand basin. Heated towel rail. Wall mounted electric heater. Door to landing.

Bedroom Two - 14'8 x 11'3 (4.47m x 3.43m)

Bay window to the side with beautiful views over the gardens to the river. Radiator.

Bathroom - 10'4 x 4'10 (3.15m x 1.47m)

Window to front. Panel bath. Low-level WC. Vanity unit with wash-hand basin and cupboard beneath. Light and shaver socket. Heated towel rail. Extractor.

Bedroom Three - 12'4 x 11'9 (3.76m x 3.58m)

Windows to rear with pretty river views. Radiator. Door to:

En-Suite Bathroom - 10'6 x 5'6 (3.20m x 1.68m)

"Jack and Jill" with doors to two bedrooms. Two windows to rear overlooking the river. Panel bath. Low-level WC. Wash-hand basin. Half tiled walls. Towel rail. Wall-mounted electric heater.

Bedroom Four - 13' x 10'6 (3.96m x 3.20m)

Window to front and side overlooking river. Fitted cupboards. Wardrobe. Small loft inspection hatch. Door to en-suite.

Bedroom Five - 16'3 widest x 10'3 (4.95m widest x 3.12m)

Windows to front and side. Fitted wardrobe, cupboards and shelving. Radiator.

Outside

The property is approached through double wrought iron gates onto a large gravel drive and parking area. DOUBLE GARAGE: 21' x 16'4 with garage door, vaulted ceiling with two velux windows and under-eaves storage, electric light and power and glazed door to side. CAR PORT. To the side of the house is the SWIMMING POOL: heated (air heat conversion system) with patio and child-proof fencing. Vegetable patch with GREENHOUSE, GARDEN SHED and CHICKEN RUN. The seven acres of gardens and woodland are a particular feature of this property with sunny patio to the rear and side of the river leading to a large area of lawn, two ponds, and the RAILWAY CARRIAGE: from the North London Line and dated 1863 (Wisbech), now used as a workshop/garden studio. The river Mimram runs through the plot and the stretch alongside the house is the widest (actually a mill cut - the actual river runs through the woodland opposite) and has a weir and riparian rights, ideal for keen anglers. A bridge leads across to a very picturesque area of woodland and on to the lake which has a small island in its centre. The property owns all the banks of this lake so you can walk right around and back to the main lawn. The house owns a triangle of land on the other side of Churchfield Road which was formerly a kitchen garden.

Services and Other Information

Mains water and electricity. Private drainage (Septic Tank). Oil-fired central heating. Oil-fired Aga (which supplements the hot water). Solar panels (for hot water). The house sits up from the river with the flood plain opposite. It has no history of ever having flooded and is currently insured with Saga. None of the trees in the gardens are subject to a tree preservation order (TPO). The property retains its riparian rights. Approx 2,800 square feet. Approx 7 acres.

Please note: appliances such as radiators, heaters, boilers, fixtures or utilities (gas, water, electricity, etc.) which may have been mentioned in these details have not been tested and no guarantee can be given that they are suitable or in working order. We cannot guarantee that building regulations or planning permission have been approved and recommend that you make independent enquiries on these matters. All measurements including amounts of land in acres are approximate.