5 bedroom detached house for saleChurch Lane, Preston, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4
Guide Price £1,395,000
- 5 reception rooms
- kitchen/breakfast room & utility room
- master bedroom with dressing room and en suite bath/shower room
- bedroom 2 with en suite bath/shower room
- 3 further bedrooms
- hobby room/bedroom 6
- home office/bedroom 7
- family bath/shower room
- triple garage
- EPC Rating = C
A substantial family house in the heart of a delightful Hertfordshire village
Hitchin 3.4 miles (fast train to Kings Cross 25 mins)
Stevenage 7.1 miles (Kings Cross 20 mins)
Harpenden 9.3 miles (First Capital Connect /St Pancras International 27 mins)
M1 (J10A) 8 miles
A1 (M) 7.6 miles
London Luton Airport 5.7 miles
Preston is a very charming, small village in Hertfordshire, nestling in beautiful countryside, 30 miles north of London and 3.5 miles south of the historic market town of Hitchin. With a population of 300 people the village maintains a friendly community feel with the popular venue of the local village pub , which is owned by the villagers themselves.
From the house, you can quickly access miles of countryside and woodland walks and trails, ideal for ramblers and dog walkers alike.
Preston is within easy driving distance of Hitchin, Stevenage, Harpenden and Welwyn Garden City, all providing a comprehensive range of shopping and travel facilities.
In the village is a renowned private girl's school, The Princess Helena College, as well as a primary school and nursery. Further afield is Kingshott School and the ever popular Hitchin Boys and Hitchin Girls schools.
The nearby towns of Hitchin and Harpenden offer superb communications with the M1, M25 and A1(M), all within easy access by car and mainline station (First Capital Connect) 27 minutes direct to St Pancras and the City and 25 minutes to Kings Cross. London Luton International Airport is just under 6 miles away.
Reception hall, study, sitting room, drawing room, dining room, conservatory, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, master bedroom with dressing room and en suite bath/shower room, bedroom 2 with en suite bath/shower room, 3 further bedrooms, hobby room/bedroom 6, home office/bedroom 7, family bath/shower room, triple garage, gardens, EPC=C
Built in 2003, very much with family living in mind, this home has been designed to provide ample space for both children and adults to mingle together or have their own independent separate space.
With a total of 5 bedrooms and 2 second floor rooms with the potential for a number of uses, such as a hobby room/playroom or study for both children and adults alike, there is room enough to spread out.
The entrance hall is bright, welcoming and suitably large with attractive and practical Amtico flooring.
From the central hallway, double glass doors open into the principal reception rooms. The drawing room is very large and dominated by a robust Aga dual fuel burner that lends a cosiness on the cooler evenings. French doors open onto a sheltered terrace, ideal for evening meals. A door opens from the drawing room into the conservatory, which in turn opens to the dining room, making this whole ground floor area perfect for day to day family living.
The dining room is adjacent to the kitchen with an interconnecting door. The kitchen/breakfast room is a fabulous space and is fitted with a range of oak and painted cabinets with Silestone quartz worktops and splashbacks, arranged around a large central island unit with preparation area. The breakfast area offers space to accommodate a table and with its focal 3-oven Aga and gas 6-burner hob, it is very much the heart of the home with space for everyone to eat together.
At the front of the house, overlooking the leafy lane, is a comfortable family room warmed by a gas coal fire. There is also a large fitted study with built-in book cases and cupboards, ideal for those wishing to work from home or simply a quiet place to finish off homework.
On the first floor are 5 bedrooms, 2 of which have en suite bathrooms, and 3 others sharing a large family bathroom. The master suite is very spacious and features a Juliette balcony, overlooking the garden. There is a wall of fitted cupboards and vanity unit, which are complemented by a comprehensive range of fitted cupboards in the adjacent dressing room. The bathroom has the benefit of a bath with separate shower cubicle.
The second suite is also large, with a bathroom which, again, has a separate shower cubicle. This is a perfect guest room but could always be used for a teenager who would benefit from having their own private bathroom. Up on the top floor are 2 bedrooms, yet could easily be used as hobby rooms or playrooms.
The house is set behind wooden gates that open onto a generous driveway that provides ample off-street parking and garaging for 3 vehicles. There are lawned gardens with mature shrub borders that sit either side of the path leading to the front door.
The rear garden boasts a due south facing aspect and has a large terrace with steps leading up to a lawn, sheltered by tall evergreens at the rear. There is a delightful kitchen garden behind a picket fence, with useful greenhouse and garden shed.
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