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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Baines Lane, Datchworth SG3 6RA


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This extremely individual 1930's detached 5 bedroom character house enjoys a mature private plot of just over ½ an acre (0.512 of an acre) and a highly desirable semi-rural setting with outstanding views across the rolling Hertfordshire countryside. Within just one mile of the mainline rail link to London Kings Cross, the property enjoys double fronted rendered elevations and bright, adaptable accommodation that has been meticulously maintained throughout.

Approached via a deep central hall with turning staircase, the property provides a dual aspect sitting room with fireplace, formal dining room, tastefully fitted kitchen/breakfast room with adjoining laundry, covered veranda, 2 bathrooms (one en-suite), large rear garden facing South/easterly, generous front garden with private driveway and ample parking facilities, plus an attached single garage.

The Accommodation Is Arranged As Follows: - Open canopy porch and an original part glazed panelled timber door leading to:

Entrance Hall - 28'2" max x 6'9" max (8.59m max x 2.06m max) - This superb deep central approach has excellent natural light and a staircase with original moulded balustrade rising to the first floor. There is a deep under stairs storage cupboard, a small study area with wall light, 2 double radiators, a multi pane door with side window leading to a covered verandah and the gardens, original panelled ceiling and panelled doors leading to:

Cloakroom - Suite comprising low flush WC and corner wash handbasin with splash tiling, There is a radiator and double glazed window to the side.

Sitting Room - 17'11 x 13' (5.46m x 3.96m) - This comfortable dual aspect room again has an original panelled ceiling and sealed unit double glazed leaded light window to the front with some glorious views across then open fields. There are French doors with side windows leading to the covered verandah and gardens. A feature Adams style fire surround with ornate cast iron inset, original tiled slips, slate hearth and open flue, 3 wall light points, 2 double radiators and a TV aerial point.

Dining Room - 12'11" (max) x 10'8" (3.94m ( max) x 3.25m) - This formal space again has an original panelled ceiling and double glazed leaded light window to the front, again incorporating the view. There is a double radiator, feature fire surround with ornate arched cast iron inset and slate hearth. Original alcove cupboard and a passe-plat leading to the kitchen.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 12'11" max x 14' max nt 7'6" (3.94m max x 4.27m ma - This beautifully fitted L-shaped area has an extensive range of Shaker style panelled wall and base units incorporating polished Oak working surfaces and a inset 11/2 bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and cupboard below. There are glass display cupboards and spice drawers, under unit lighting and space for a range style cooker (available by separate negotiation), integrated Neff dishwasher, integrated Neff fridge and a double glazed leaded light window to the side. The breakfast area has a feature original leaded light window, a double radiator and door to:

Laundry Room - 6'1" x 5'9" (1.85m x 1.75m) - Plumbing for washing machine, space for freezer, and space for a vented tumble dryer. Wall mounted wall boiler for heating and domestic hot water, ceramic tiled floor and a double glazed door leading to the side and garden area.

Bedroom 1 - 19'2" x 14'7" nt 10'8" (5.84m x 4.45m nt 3.25m) - Conveniently situated on the ground floor, this lovely bright double room has a dual aspect with double glazed windows to both the rear and side of the property. There is 1 double and 1 single radiator, a TV aerial point, 3 wall light points, a walk in closet with shelving and hanging space and a further shelved cupboard with additional hanging, door to:

En Suite Bathroom - 9'5" x 9'6" (2.87m x 2.90m) - Suite comprising panelled bath with mixer tap and shower spray, low flush WC and vanity wash handbasin with cupboard below. Extensive complementary tiled walls, radiator, double glazed window to the side and hatch to a small loft area.


Landing - Again a bright central approach with double glazed leaded light window overlooking the rear, original panelled ceiling, radiator and original panelled doors leading to:

Bedroom 2 - 11'9" x 10 max (3.58m x 0.25m max) - A double room with cast iron fireplace, radiator and sealed unit double glazed window to the side.

Bedroom 3 - 13' max x 10'10" max (3.96m max x 3.30m max) - Again a double room with cast iron fireplace, radiator and sealed unit double glazed window to the side.

Bedroom 4 - 13' x 6'11" (3.96m x 2.11m) - Radiator and sealed unit double glazed leaded light window to the side.

Bedroom 5 - 9'5" x 8'6" (2.87m x 2.59m) - With a fitted corner desk, radiator and sealed unit double glazed leaded light window to the front incorporating the most beautiful views across the surrounding countryside.

Family Bathroom - 9'9" x 6'1" (2.97m x 1.85m) - Elegant white suite comprising enamel panelled bath with mixer tap and shower spray. There is a pedestal wash handbasin, extensive complementary tiled walls, radiator and a sealed unit double glazed leaded light window to the side. Airing cupboard housing pre lagged hot water tank with a fitted immersion heater and shelved storage above.

Separate Wc - Low flush WC and double glazed leaded light window to the rear.

Outside - Westways sits on a plot of just over half an acre (0.512 of an acre), and faces South/easterly to the rear

Rear Garden - With an approximate depth of 240' and an approximate width of 68', the grounds are a true feature of the house and back directly onto paddock land. With well tended lawns, a variety of established trees, mature bushes, perennials and shrubs. There are a number of sheltered seating areas, excellent privacy, timber outbuilding and a generous log store. Access via both sides of the house leads to:

Front Garden & Driveway - Approached via double wrought iron pillared gates, the house enjoys a shingled driveway with ample private parking facilities, side lawns with an abundance of flowering shrubs, spring bulbs and mature trees. Access to:

Garage - Attached and of single design with up and over door, light & power.

Services - Mains water
Oil fired heating

Proximity - Welwyn Garden City (approx 6 miles), Stevenage (approx 5 miles) and the county town of Hertford (approx 6 miles)


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