3 bedroom House - terraced (Sold (STC))

Tewin
£625,000
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Overview

An extended and beautifully modernised Victorian cottage with good-sized landscaped gardens and private drive in an enviable position overlooking the village green. (Property Ref: 1568)

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Overall Description

This charming Victorian farm worker's cottage, which dates back to 1873, has been extended and comprehensively modernised by its current owners to create a stylish, modern and very practical family home in this lovely location looking over the village green. The list of improvements is extensive and includes the rear kitchen/dining room extension with vaulted ceiling and under-floor heating, all new contemporary kitchen and bathroom, new downstairs cloakroom, fully modernised outbuilding housing the utility/laundry room, all new wooden double-glazed windows (the kitchen ones are hand-made), rewiring, re-pointing the brickwork to the front, new soffits and fascias, new central heating system and combination boiler, new oak veneer doors throughout, new oak flooring throughout downstairs and carpets upstairs, re-decoration, fitted multi-fuel wood burner, landscaped back garden and brick paved front driveway. The property has a pleasant contrast of period character, such as in the cosy sitting room with its open fireplace and oak floor, and contemporary design, exemplified by the ultra-modern kitchen/dining room extension with its modern kitchen units but also its wood-burning stove. The gardens are a really good size with lots of space for children to play safely and there is parking to the front and further parking along the village green. If you want a very practical modern home with some character in a friendly village community then viewing is highly recommended.

Location

The property sits in a Conservation Area at the centre of the highly sought-after village of Tewin, directly opposite the picturesque village green and a just up from the excellent village shop. The village is a thriving local community which includes a church, village hall, Pre-School, Tewin Cowper C of E Primary, two pubs, a cricket pitch, tennis club and bowls club (for more information about local activities go to www.tewinvillage.co.uk). The location is beautifully rural and yet is also 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 a short 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 including the Mimram River, the local stretch being a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), so it is ideal for nature lovers, keen walkers and cyclists.

Accommodation

From the brick paved front drive the stable front door leads into the:

Entrance Porch

External sensor light. Small triangular fan-light above the door. Ceiling rose light. Space for wall-mounted clothes hooks. Door into the:

Sitting Room - 15' x 10'8 (4.57m x 3.25m)

Window to front. Open fireplace with wooden mantel, ornate cast iron surround and slate hearth. Oak flooring. Fitted cupboard (housing electric and gas meters) and shelving. TV aerial point (Sky/Freesat) with wall mounted double electric socket. Period-style radiator. Electric socket with USB ports. Door to:

Kitchen/Dining Room - 23'7 x 15'1 (7.19m x 4.60m)

A magnificent extended light and open room with hand-made window and French doors to the rear and two Velux windows (with electric controls) in the vaulted ceiling. Stylish modern kitchen units including carousels and space saving corner cupboards with quartz work-tops and a one and a half bowl stainless steel sink unit (with boiling water tap). All Neff fitted appliances: double oven (one a combination oven with microwave), five ring induction hob, dishwasher and 70/30 fridge/freezer. Wooden floor with under-floor heating run from central heating. Combination gas boiler (serviced annually). Dining area with duel-fuel 4.9KW wood-burner. Carbon monoxide alarm. Wall mounted electric socket for TV (wiring present for DVD, Sky and Freesat). Electric socket with USB ports. Ceiling spotlights.

Cloakroom - 6' x 2'8 (1.83m x 0.81m)

Low-level WC. Vanity unit with wash-hand basin and cupboard beneath. Half-tiled walls. Wooden floor with under-floor heating run from the central heating. Extractor fan.

First Floor - 7'2 x 4'4 (2.18m x 1.32m)

From the dining area stairs lead up to the landing. Under-stairs airing cupboard/wardrobe with clothes rail and shelving. Stairs to second floor.

Master Bedroom - 15'1 x 10'9 (4.60m x 3.28m)

Window to front. Period fireplace with wooden mantel, ornate surround and tiled hearth. Fitted wardrobe with clothes rail and shelving. Deep over-stairs cupboard with light, clothes rail and shelving.

Bedroom Three - 11'2 x 8'4 (3.40m x 2.54m)

Window to rear. Period fireplace with wooden mantel, ornate surround and tiled hearth. Fitted wardrobe. Radiator.

Bathroom - 6'4 x 6' (1.93m x 1.83m)

Window to rear. Panel bath with rain shower head above, separate hand-held shower, glass shower-screen and Metro tiled surround. Low-level WC. Vanity unit with wash-hand basin and cupboard beneath. Modern heated towel-rail.

Second Floor

From the landing stairs lead up to the second floor.

Bedroom Two - 12'7 x 9'8 (3.84m x 2.95m)

Velux window to rear with blind. Fitted wardrobe with clothes rail and shelving. Five under-eaves storage cupboards with lights. Radiator.

Outside

The property has a front garden with brick-paved driveway. The back garden has been landscaped with the addition of a large double patio area, one by the kitchen door and the other beyond the utility. BRICK OUTBUILDING: converted into a utility room with window and door to the front, velux window, kitchen units with work-tops and stainless steel sink (cold tap and potential to add hot water if desired), space and plumbing for washing machine, space and vent for tumble-drier, space for fridge/freezer and wood-effect vinyl floor. BRICK WOOD SHED: with light. Large cental area of lawn with full-width GARDEN SHED. The property enjoys a right of way across the neighbours' back gardens to the side - there is no reciprocal right of way over the garden, it is private. Garden lights (one with sensor). Outside power point. Two garden taps.

Services and Other Information

Mains water, drainage, gas and electricity. Gas central heating (boiler serviced annually). TV aerial (Sky/Freesat). Telephone connected. The owner has a right of way over the neighbouring gardens but there is no right of way for the neighbours over this property. Conservation Area. Council Tax Band D (currently £146 per month).

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.