5 bedroom house for saleDigswell Place, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
A unique opportunity to purchase a beautifully restored Grade II Listed period home, enjoying a plot extending to around two acres, with a detached bungalow in the grounds and situated in a truly special, exclusive location.
Dwellings at Digswell Place can be traced back as far as 1155 although the present house was built and subsequently remodelled and then occupied as a Rectory from the 16th century to early 20th century. The house then passed through several owners including the Nesbit family (publishers of 'Thomas the Tank Engine') and in 1989 was totally refurbished under the guidance of a Grade II Listing and split into three private wings. East House is the most private property and offers a special opportunity to those seeking a period home with well proportioned rooms and many period features in a truly wonderful setting.
The property is approached via a private road and electric wrought iron gates serve an impressive sweeping block paved driveway through the extensive lawns with mature trees and specimen plants. There is ample parking, a large double garage with electric doors and a detached two bedroom bungalow providing fantastic separate living accommodation, which sits to the north corner of the site adjacent to open countryside. An ornate paved courtyard includes a heated, covered outside eating area. There is a further secluded Patio area and additional workshop/storage space.
The house itself has been subject to meticulous improvement in recent years and offers stunning, contemporary style fittings that blend perfectly with the original era, retaining a number of original features such as high ceilings with ornate cornicing, huge sash windows and open fireplaces. The magnificent lounge benefits from all these features and overlooks the courtyard to the front. There is a further well-proportioned dining room, family room and superbly fitted 'Mark Wilkinson' kitchen with integrated appliances which, in turn, opens into a delightful conservatory. There is an additional separate utility room.
Upstairs, the breathtaking master suite includes a large bedroom with extensive fitted wardrobes and a stylish en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom also benefits from en-suite facilities and there are three further bedrooms served by a family bathroom.
Band G (£2,453.42 Apr 12/Mar 13)
Welwyn Hatfield District Council
All mains services connected
East House enjoys total privacy with open views over formal gardens and adjacent open countryside. It truly is an enviable location, close to Sherrardswood, and approached via a long private driveway winding through adjacent paddocks. Welwyn Garden City and Welwyn Village centres are both within a short drive distant and Welwyn Garden City town centre can be reached on foot within 20 minutes, through the delightful Sherrardswood. Major transportation links are conveniently placed with the A1(M) junction 6 and mainline rail services at Welwyn Garden City. The surrounding area offers renowned schooling for all ages, in both the state and private sectors, and championship golf courses at Brocket Hall and Hanbury Manor are also easily accessible.
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