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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Fishers Green, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1

Sold STC £699,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached character cottage
  • With detached
    period barn
  • Extended to ground floor
  • Stunning half acre plot
  • Potential for development
  • Wealth of period features
  • Three bedrooms
  • Dining hall/study
  • Dining room + sitting room
  • Fully fitted kitchen

Full description

A fantastic opportunity to purchase this charming quintessentially English detached character cottage occupying a stunning half an acre plot combining beautiful cottage style gardens with ample parking and a detached period barn.

"The Cottage" is believed to date back some 300 years and retains a wealth of period features whilst benefiting from a later substantial ground floor extension creating a deceptively spacious and versatile arrangement of accommodation. To the first floor there are three charming inter-locking bedrooms whilst the cottage offers potential to further extend (subject to normal consents being obtained).

The cottage enjoys a private location set back from the road opposite Fishers Green with a delightful front garden with a shingled carriage driveway providing ample off-road parking for several vehicles. The gardens extend to approximately half an acre and it is worthy of note that planning permission was granted for a two bedroom detached bungalow within the grounds. The permission has now lapsed but in our opinion there is an excellent chance this consent would be re-approved in the future.

Accommodation Summary - The accommodation comprises a wide welcoming dining hall/study, sitting room with feature fireplace, a most comfortable dining room overlooking the garden, a quaint farmhouse style fitted kitchen with original brick flooring, a practical additional reception room to the ground floor currently being used as a ground floor fourth bedroom with a shower cubicle, utility room, ground floor wc and separate bathroom. The first floor staircase opens to a generous master bedroom with a door opening to a further double bedroom with a feature "hobbit" door opening to the third bedroom. Viewing highly recommended.

Location - Stevenage comprises both the New and Old Towns and is close to the A1M. The Historic High Street in the Old Town offers a good selection of shops, a Waitrose and Tesco Express supermarket, cafs/restaurants, public houses, public library, local Schools and a bank. There are more comprehensive shopping facilities in the nearby New Town with Schools, a Leisure Complex, Theatre and Arts Centre and Stevenage mainline train station with fast regular trains to London Kings Cross (23 mins).

The Accommodation Comprises - An attractive entrance vestibule with exposed timbers, pitched tiled floor, quarry tiled floor and a period latched and braced front door with carriage light opening to:

Dining Hall / Study - 14'2" x 13'8" (4.32m x 4.17m) - A most appealing introduction to this charming cottage, a spacious open-plan dining hall/study featuring an impressive brick built inglenook fireplace with quarry tiled hearth and deep wooden bessemer, an abundance of exposed original timbers to both walls and ceilings, double panelled radiator, concealed staircase rising to the first floor, window to the front elevation, timber framed doorway opening to the formal dining room, sliding door to the sitting room with further door to the kitchen.

Sitting Room - 23'6" x 11'11" (7.16m x 3.63m) - Extended to the rear, a spacious flexible room featuring a further brick built fireplace and a fitted electric fire with copper hood and deep wooden bessemer with fitted mantle shelf. Further exposed ceiling timbers, double glazed window to the rear elevation, further window to the front elevation and hardwood double doors opening to:

Dining Room - 20'0" x 9'1" (6.10m x 2.77m) - Featuring exposed wooden floorboards, timber framed serving hatch to the kitchen, radiator, double glazed bay window to the rear elevation with wide double glazed french doors opening onto the rear garden.

Kitchen - 13'10" x 9'0" (4.22m x 2.74m) - Fitted with a range of limed oak base and eye level units extending to a dropped leaf breakfast bar finished with oak trimmed tiled counter tops and an inset one and half bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap. Integral Hotpoint glazed double oven with a recessed fridge to one side, electric ceramic hob with concealed extractor canopy above, original brick tiled flooring, exposed timbers, radiator, window to the front elevation and period door to:

Rear Lobby - Storage cupboard, loft access, double glazed door to the garden, glazed door to the ground floor fourth bedroom with further doors to:

Downstairs Cloakroom / Wc - Fitted with a low level wc and wall mounted hand wash basin, tiled walls to half height and window to the front elevation.

Ground Floor Fourth Bedroom - 9'6" x 9'3" (2.90m x 2.82m) - A flexible additional reception room currently used as a ground floor fourth bedroom featuring a recessed shower cubicle with fitted Mira shower, radiator and double glazed window to the rear elevation.

Ground Floor Bathroom - 6'1" x 5'11" (1.85m x 1.80m) - Fitted with a modern white three-piece suite comprising a panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, pedestal hand wash basin with mixer tap and a low level wc with push button flush. Tiled walls with contrasting black tiled flooring, chrome towel rail, window to the front elevation.

Utility / Store Room - 8'11" x 4'10" (2.72m x 1.47m) - Housing the hot water cylinder and modern wall mounted gas fired boiler (installed approximately 2 years ago), space and plumbing for washing machine and further kitchen appliances and windows to the rear and side elevations.

First Floor -

Bedroom One - 13'8" x 13'0" (4.17m x 3.96m) - The staircase opens to the master bedroom featuring tall part vaulted ceiling, exposed timbers, windows to both the front and rear elevations whilst measurements include a range of built-in wardrobes and chest of drawers, bedside cabinet and dressing table. Door opening to Bedroom Two with further feature "hobbit" door opening to Bedroom Three.

Bedroom Two - 15'3" x 13'10" into recess (4.65m x 4.22m into rec - A most spacious double bedroom with measurements including exposed brick chimney breast with deep shelved cupboard to recess, wealth of exposed original timbers, radiator and window to the side elevation.

Bedroom Three - 13'9" x 8'10" (4.19m x 2.69m) - A most charming room featuring tall ceilings, exposed timbers, exposed wooden floorboards, radiator and two windows to the side elevation.

Outside -

Front - The property enjoys an excellent degree of privacy, set back from the road behind a most attractive front garden featuring curved manicured lawns interspersed with well stocked flower and shrub borders with a number of specimen trees and conifers enhancing the private nature of the garden, intersected by a sweeping gravel carriage driveway approached by a wooden five-bar gate providing ample off-road parking for several vehicles. Feature cast iron street light.

Detached Barn / Garage - The property features a period detached barn/garage part brick built with the original wooden frame and a number of period timbers providing an opportunity for conversion subject to the normal consent being obtained.

Rear Garden - The cottage sits on a mature plot approaching half an acre featuring impressive cottage style gardens laid predominantly to a level manicured lawn interspersed with a number of specimen trees including mature apple trees with a paved terrace and deep well stocked flower and shrub borders immediately to the rear of the cottage. The gardens extend to the side of the property with a further enclosed lawn and deep well stocked shrub borders, glazed greenhouse, wooden square arch with steps leading up onto the lawn extending to the rear whilst enclosed by a combination of wooden panelled fencing and mature boundary screening.

Agents Note - It is worthy of note that planning permission was previously granted for the erection of a two bedroom detached bungalow with garage to be built within the boundaries of the cottage with vehicular access from Trafford Court at the rear of the plot. It is our opinion that planning permission could be reinstated subject to a new application being approved. The previous planning application can be viewed at:
https://publicaccess.stevenage.gov.uk
Planning Reference: 09/00308/SP

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