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7 bedroom detached house for sale

Nortonbury, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire

Guide Price £1,250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Period Mill House
  • Semi Rural Location
  • Two Reception Rooms
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Six Bedrooms
  • Two Bathrooms & En-Suite
  • 3 Acre Grounds
  • River Frontage

Full description

Norton Mill House represents a rare opportunity to purchase a unique and distinguished family house built in the early 1800's situated in a superb rural location on the banks of the river Ivel.

Letchworth Garden City

Letchworth Garden City was conceived in the early 1900's by Ebenezer Howard as the world's first Garden City. It was designed to combine energetic town life with the beauty of the countryside. The town offers a variety of High Street stores, independent shops, restaurants and public houses together with a wide range of attractions including museums, art galleries, a three screen cinema, swimming pool and leisure facilities, parks and gardens.


The area is well served by independent schools; St Francis' College, St Christopher School, Kingshott and Princess Helena College are all within easy reach.


Communications are excellent. The A1(M) junction 10 is about 2 miles distant and the M25 junction 23, about 25 miles. The mainline station is within walking distance and has fast and frequent trains serving London Kings Cross. Luton Airport is some 16 miles away and Stansted Airport approximately 30 miles.

The Accommodation

This impressive property is arranged over three floors together with an extensive cellar. The versatile accommodation, which would be suitable for a variety of alternative uses, briefly comprises:

Ground Floor

Entrance Porch

Front door to:

Reception Hall

20'8 x 9' (6.30m x 2.74m)

Window to side. Timber panelled walls. Oak flooring. Radiator. Ceiling timbers. Impressive staircase to first floor.


Window to front and to side. Suite comprising low level wc and wash hand basin. Tiled splash area. Radiator. Quarry tiled floor.

Drawing Room

31'8 x 18'1 widening to 19'5 (9.65m x 5.51m wideni

Windows and casement doors overlooking the garden. Oak flooring. Five radiators. Ceiling timbers. Feature fireplace with decorative tiles and oak surround.

Dining Room

17'5 x 13'4 (5.31m x 4.06m)

Casement doors to garden. Bay window to side overlooking the river. Three radiators. Four wall light points. Feature fireplace with marble surround. Glazed double doors to kitchen/breakfast room.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

20'5 x 11'3 (6.22m x 3.43m)

Window to front and to side. Fitted with a range of wall and base units with laminate work surfaces and tiled splash backs. Inset one and a half stainless steel sink and drainer. Inset hob. Plumbed for dishwasher. Two radiators. Space for table and chairs. Four wall light points. Half glazed door to:

Utility Room

9'4 x 6'4 (2.84m x 1.93m)

Glazed door to front and to rear. Radiator. Tiled walls and floor. Plumbed for washing machine. Door to:

Cloakroom/Wet Room

Window to front. Suite comprising low level wc, wall mounted wash hand basin and shower. Tiled walls and floor.

First Floor

Split Level Landing

Window to side. Oak flooring. Radiator. Airing cupboard. Staircase to second floor.


Window to front. Suite comprising low level wc and wall mounted wash hand basin.

Kitchen Two

15'6 x 13'8 (4.72m x 4.17m)

Previously used as a bedroom. Window to side and to rear. Fitted with a range of wall and base units with laminate work surfaces. One and a half bowl stainless steel sink and drainer. Plumbed for washing machine and dishwasher. Space for cooker and fridge. Breakfast bar. Radiator. Larder cupboard. Ceiling timbers.

Bedroom One

14'5 x 12'1 (4.39m x 3.68m)

Window to side and to rear. Radiator. Currently being used as dining room.

En-Suite Shower Room

Window to front. Comprising low level wc, pedestal wash hand basin and shower cubicle. Tiled walls. Radiator.

Bedroom Two

13'3 x 12'6 (4.04m x 3.81m)

Window to front and to side. Radiator. Marble fireplace. Door to:

Bedroom Three

13'2 x 8'8 (4.01m x 2.64m)

Window to front. Radiator.


Window to side. Suite comprising low level wc, pedestal wash hand basin, twin grip panel bath and shower cubicle. Tiled walls and floor. Heated towel rail.

Second Floor


Bedroom Four

18'4 x 14'8 (5.59m x 4.47m)

Window to side. Two radiators. Feature cast iron fireplace. Fitted wardrobes. Sloping ceilings.

Bedroom Five

14'7 x 13'4 (4.45m x 4.06m)

Window to side. Radiator. Sloping ceilings.

Bedroom Six

13'8 x 9'6 (4.17m x 2.90m)

Window to side. Radiator. Sloping ceilings.


Suite comprising low level wc, wash hand basin and panel bath. Radiator. Tiled walls. Recessed downlights. Loft access.



Accessed from the exterior adjacent to the front door and comprising:


Storage areas. Meters. Leading to:

Room One

18'1 x 14' (5.51m x 4.27m)

Oil fired central heating boiler. Storage space.

Room Two

25'2 x 7' (7.67m x 2.13m)

Wine rack and shelving. Storage space.

Room Three

12' x 9'9 (3.66m x 2.97m)

Shelving. Storage space.


The house is approached down a long gravel driveway with a parking area to front. The impressive grounds comprise large expanses of lawn with a wide variety of established trees and shrubs providing a high degree of privacy together with a large paddock. A timber summerhouse provides a focal point. The river Ivel forms part of the northern boundary.

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Agents Note

Please note the adjacent Norton Mill is also available for sale separately.

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