5 bedroom House - detached (Sold)

Woolmer Green
£1,100,000
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Overview

A Grade II Listed character family home, dating back to the 17th Century but twice extended, set amongst glorious cottage gardens. (Property Ref: 1147)

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Overall Description

This most attractive Grade II Listed detached property dates back to the 17th Century where it started life as a row of farm worker's cottages. In the 1930's it was turned into a family home by a local stockbroker who added the first of two extensions, the second being added in the 1970's. The result is a spacious and well laid-out family property that retains a great deal of period character and charm and yet is also a practical and comfortable home in which to bring up a family. Upstairs there are five bedrooms, family bathroom, shower room and cloakroom while on the ground floor there are three receptions, kitchen with separate utility and shower room. A major feature of The Old Cottage is its landscaped cottage garden which surrounds the property and gives it a lovely aspect from every window, with the added bonus of views across the fields opposite from the top floor bedrooms. The cottage is approached up a gravel drive with two garages. This is the first time that this property has come on the market in 38 years so if you don't want to miss out this time you had better hurry!

Location

This property is in the Hertfordshire village of Woolmer Green which is popular with commuters as it is very accessible to both the A1 and national railway network at Welwyn North in Digswell and Knebworth (both under 5 minutes drive away). The village has a pub and village hall while just down the road in Oaklands is a very handy row of local shops which includes a friendly post office
ewsagents, award winning florists and excellent butcher/game dealer, and there are further shops, pubs, restaurants and other facilities available in Knebworth and Old Welwyn and both Welwyn Garden City and Stevenage are a short drive away. There are excellent schools at all levels in the area, including the St Michael's Primary School (next door) and Sherrardswood School (which has a bus service). The property is close to sporting and other facilities including the Gosling Sports Centre, Odyssey Gym, and local golf clubs including Brocket Hall. The local area is known for its beautiful countryside, particularly around Ayot St Lawrence, former home of George Bernard Shaw, with its famous Brocket Arms Public House. There are plenty of places for walking/cycling including the beautiful bluebell woods of the Mardley Heath Nature Reserve which is only a five minute walk away.

Accommodation

From the driveway a solid oak front door leads into the:

Entrance Porch - 7'11 x 6'2 (2.41m x 1.88m)

Window to rear and side. Tiled floor. Part glazed oak door to:

Hallway - 15'1 x 6'6 (4.60m x 1.98m)

Oak staircase to first floor. Feature exposed brick wall with timbers. Window to porch. Radiator.

Shower Room - 8'11 x 4'5 (2.72m x 1.35m)

Shower cubicle with tiled surround. Low-level WC. Wash-hand basin with tiled splash-back, vanity unit and cupboard. Cloaks cupboard.

Dining Room - 12'11 x 12'2 (3.94m x 3.71m)

Window to front and small window to porch. Original fireplace with wooden mantel, brick surround (with marks showing where knives were sharpened when it was a farm worker's cottage) and brick hearth. Exposed beams to ceiling and walls (central beam is chamfered and has original nail where an oil lamp would have been hung). Ornate period corner cupboard. Two period radiators. Oak door (the original front door to the cottage) with original keys to a PORCH: (now used as a storage cupboard) with oak door to front.

Kitchen - 12'3 x 10'5 (3.73m x 3.18m)

Window to front. Exposed beams. Kitchen units with work-tops and stainless steel sink unit. Space for electric cooker. Space for fridge/freezer. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Tiled floor. Radiator.

Utility Room - 11' x 5'10 (3.35m x 1.78m)

Window to rear. Belfast sink with cupboards under. Space and plumbing for washing-machine and tumble-drier. Gas-fired central heating boiler. Alarm control panel. Cupboard housing electric fuse-board.

Sitting Room - 18'10 x 14'7 (5.74m x 4.45m)

Windows to front and side. Fireplace with brick surround, coal-effect gas fire (with remote control) and stone hearth. TV aerial point. Telephone point. Two radiators.

Garden Room - 18'2 x 10'10 (5.54m x 3.30m)

Two windows to rear and French doors out to sunken patio. Telephone point. Two radiators.

First Floor - 15'3 x 6'9 (4.65m x 2.06m)

From the hallway stairs lead up to the landing. Window to side. Airing cupboard with hot water cylinder and wooden slatted shelving.

Master Bedroom - 13'1 x 12'4 (3.99m x 3.76m)

Window to front. Vaulted ceiling, exposed brick wall and timbers. Two period radiators. Telephone point.

Bathroom - 12'1 x 7' (3.68m x 2.13m)

Window to front. Exposed timbers. Fitted shower unit with tiled surround. Vanity cupboard with wash-hand basin and cupboard beneath. Loft hatch.

WC - 3'8 x 3'2 (1.12m x 0.97m)

Window to front. Low-level WC.

Bedroom Two - 12'7 x 10'9 (3.84m x 3.28m)

Window to side and rear. Fitted wardrobe, dressing table and dresser. Radiator. Large STORE ROOM: 10'3 x 5'9 with light.

Bedroom Three - 10'5 x 9'6 (3.18m x 2.90m)

Window to side. Period radiator.

Shower Room - 7'3 x 5'6 (2.21m x 1.68m)

Fitted shower cubicle with tiled surround. Wash-hand basin with tiled splash-back.

Bedroom Four - 14'11 x 8'9 (4.55m x 2.67m)

Window to front. Period radiator. Wardrobe.

Bedroom Five - 10'11 x 8'7 (3.33m x 2.62m)

Window to rear. Large fitted wardrobe units to two walls.

Outside

The property is approached through a five bar gate and up a gravel driveway with ample parking and turning space. Next to this are two garages. GARAGE 1: 19' x 11'3 with wooden garage doors and store room. GARAGE 2: 14'6 x 9'9 with wooden garage doors. TOOL SHED: with door to front. The lovely mature cottage gardens are a major feature of this property as they wrap all the way around it with well-stocked flower beds interwoven with well-kept lawns. There is a pergola in the corner behind the garage and an area of garden that used to be a vegetable patch.

Services and Other Information

Mains water, drainage, gas and electricity. Gas central-heating. Crittall style windows, some with secondary glazing.

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.