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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Old Town, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1

Offers in Excess of £650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • *Substantial Victorian detached home
  • *Four bedrooms, master bed with en-suite
  • *Magnificent kitchen/breakfast room
  • *Stunning drawing room and formal dining room
  • *Period features, garage and parking

Full description

PRICE REDUCED FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY! A rare opportunity to purchase an exceptional Victorian detached residence offering a splendid arrangement of accommodation combining elegant, generously proportioned rooms with an abundance of fine period features combined with modern day refinements and stunning mature well screened gardens, with generous detached garage and ample parking. Hughenden is conveniently situated within the Old Town of Stevenage and is within a short walk of the historic High Street with an excellent choice of restaurants, cafes, boutiques and shops including a Waitrose supermarket. The accommodation comprises an elegant welcoming reception hallway, cloakroom/wc, stunning drawing room of excellent proportions, a formal dining room, magnificent bespoke kitchen/breakfast room, comfortable sitting room, utility room, an attractive split-level first floor landing leading to four generous double bedrooms with an en-suite bathroom and ample family bathroom. Viewing highly recommended. CHAIN FREE

The Accommodation Comprises

An elegant wide panelled front door with leaded light stained glass with matching side and fanlight windows, opening to:

Reception Hallway

20'10 x 7'2 (6.35m x 2.18m)

A generous reception hallway with a traditional wide wooden panel staircase rising to the first floor complemented by tall skirting boards, ornate cornicing and dado rails with attractive stripped architraves and split panel doors opening to the principal reception rooms. Central heating thermostat, double panelled radiator and useful understairs shelved pantry cupboard.


Kitchen designed by GMD Interior Design and bespoke units made by Touchwood of St Albans. Solid maple doors with parquetry inlay.
Work surfaces in Labrador antique granite containing inlayed blue semi-precious stones.
Limestone fireplace to sitting room with hand scraped solid oak floor.
Sympathetically decorated throughout and presented with a wonderful regal feel.
Stunning gardens with specimen trees including copper beech, pear, ash and Japanese ginkgo.
Terrace incorporates stone lions and original cast iron bath now converted to seating.
The house has a high level of insulation with double glazed windows, cavity wall insulation and fully insulated loft area.

Downstairs Cloakroom/Wc

Of traditional design with a low level wc and a vanity hand wash basin, set into a wooden vanity unit, single panel radiator, extractor fan, shelved shoe cupboard and a further door to walk-in coats cupboard.

Drawing Room

28'11 x 12'1 (8.81m x 3.68m)

A most comfortable, elegant principal reception room of excellent proportions enhanced by tall ceilings, ornate cornicing, picture rail, two double glazed windows to the front elevation, double panel radiator, tv and telephone points with double glazed patio doors overlooking the rear garden. Wall light points and illuminated display recess.

Dining Room

19'0 x 13'1 (5.79m x 3.99m)

A most impressive room with a fine regal feel enhanced by a deep walk-in square double glazed bay window to the front elevation, exposed wooden floorboards, two double panelled radiators, picture rail, tall ceilings with ornate cornicing and door to kitchen/breakfast room.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

13'2 x 10'2 (4.01m x 3.10m)

Refitted with high quality range of bespoke maple hand-made base and eye level units and drawers, complimented by Labrador antique granite cut work surfaces, inset stainless steel sink unit with counter mounted chrome mixer tap, cut drainer and vegetable/salad sink. Peninsular maple breakfast bar, contrasting solid maple curved counter top with further cupboards below, illuminated display cupboards with glazed doors, curved feature corner units with deep pan drawers, retractable wooden chopping board, under-unit lighting, built-in Mercury stainless steel single fan oven with a separate retractable grill under with a stainless steel Neff microwave and retractable warming drawer, complimented by substantial Mercury gas hob with five gas burners including a wok burner and a griddle with a multi-functional stainless steel extractor canopy above. Further appliances include a stainless steel dishwasher and Miele auto defrost fridge/freezer. Travetine tiled floor with the benefit of thermostatically controlled under-floor heating, radiator with decorative maple bespoke cover, meter cupboards, double glazed door and window to the side. Door to:

Sitting Room

13'2 x 12'4 (4.01m x 3.76m)

A most comfortable second sitting room enhanced by an attractive limestone fireplace with a flame effect electric fire, attractive stylish oak flooring, double glazed patio doors opening onto the garden, tv/VHF point, single panelled radiator and cupboard housing floor standing gas fired boiler. Door to:

Utility Room

8'1 x 6'11 (2.46m x 2.11m)

Further base units with space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, inset circular sink unit with mixer tap, wine storage, double glazed window to rear elevation and door to rear garden.

First Floor Landing

An attractive split level landing with double panelled radiator and double glazed window to the rear elevation, tall ceilings with access to loft space with doors leading to:

Bedroom One

16'02 x 13'2 (4.93m x 4.01m)

A double bedroom of excellent proportions with two double glazed windows to the front elevation, double panel radiator with door to:

En-Suite Bathroom

8'0 x 9'7 (2.44m x 2.92m)

Fitted with a traditional white three-piece suite comprising a panelled bath with mixer tap and shower screen with fitted separate shower over, pedestal hand wash basin and low level wc, opaque double glazed window to the front elevation, courtesy mirror with wall light points, shaver point and single panel radiator with a further door to landing.

Bedroom Two

13'2 x 12'8 (4.01m x 3.86m)

A further generous double bedroom, measurements including range of built-in wardrobes across the full width of room with further cupboards over, double panelled radiator and double glazed window to rear elevation.

Bedroom Three

12'4 x 12'2 (3.76m x 3.71m)

Another generous double room, measurements including a range of built-in wardrobes with cupboards over, single panelled radiator and double glazed window to rear elevation.

Bedroom Four

14'5 x 12'0 (4.39m x 3.66m)

Currently being used as a Study with two built-in traditional wooden double wardrobes with further cupboards over with fitted shelves to side, single panelled radiator and double glazed window to front elevation.


13'2 x 10'6 (4.01m x 3.20m)

A most sumptuous bathroom of excellent proportions fitted with a traditional white five-piece suite comprising a deep wooden panel bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, bidet, low level wc and pedestal hand wash basin, striking metallic effect ceramic tiled surrounds with single panel radiator, courtesy mirror, airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder and laundry shelves, two double glazed windows to side elevation.

Outside Front

The property is set back from the road behind a mature front garden with brick retaining walls, mature specimen tree, verigated laurel hediging, part block-paved driveway extending to the side and front of the property, further marble chippings parking leading to the open porch and front door, driveway at side providing ample off-road parking leading to the garage with gated access to the rear garden, useful brick-built garden store and mature pear tree.


20' 0 x 10'0 approx (6.10m 0.00m x 3.05m appro x

A generous garage with folding door, power and light, eaves storage space, personal door to rear garden.

Rear Garden

A particular feature of the property is the meticulously maintained rear garden with a central well tended lawn flanked by deep herbaceous borders, generous tiered paved terrace with further clipped shrubs and mature specimen trees enhancing the private aspect of the garden. Enclosed by close-boarded wooden panel fencing and attractive brick retaining walls, garden shed/summer house, hose points to side and rear. Gated access to the front.

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23 March 2011


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