9 bedroom detached house for salePark Lane, Old Knebworth, Knebworth, Hertfordshire
Under Offer £3,950,000
- Entrance hall, Drawing room, Dining room, Sitting room, Study, Office, Library, Kitchen/breakfast room, Playroom, Family Room/Gym, Conservatory, Cellar
- Self-contained one-bedroom annexe
- Master bedroom suite with dressing room and bathroom, 8 Further bedrooms, 5 Further bathrooms,
- Cinema room, Storage
- Double garage, Heated swimming pool, Pool house/Games room, Floodlit tennis court,
- Mature gardens
- About 2.06 acres
Listed Grade II, being of architectural and historic importance, The Manor House is constructed of mellow red brick under a clay tile roof. The house was once the home of Lady Lytton who is reputed to have declined a marriage proposal from Winston Churchill, whilst the wooden panelled gate and cornice were designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens in the early 20th Century.
Internally the house has been beautifully restored from top to bottom and now combines light and spacious reception rooms and comfortable bedroom accommodation on the first and second floors. Of particular note is the stunning new kitchen with four oven Aga and central island with gas hob and 'Zip' boiling and sparkling water tap and all open plan through to the playroom/sitting area. On the raised ground floor is a beautifully proportioned drawing room centred on an attractive ornamental fireplace and French doors opening on to steps leading down to the garden.
The restoration of The Manor House has been meticulous throughout. A Lutron lighting system which links with the blinds in the master bedroom (which also has air conditioning). A Sonos sound system has been installed together with CAT6 cabling and a CCTV system. There are also wifi signal boosters. The swimming pool is protected by an Aquamatic electric cover.
The Manor House is situated in a secluded position in the peaceful village of Old Knebworth, originally forming part of the
Knebworth Estate. The village remains a traditional rural village with a pub, church and cricket pitch. Other village facilities can be found only a short drive away in Knebworth village, including a post office, a doctor's surgery, and a sought-after primary school. Knebworth House is nearby, together with Knebworth Golf Club.
Comprehensive shopping and leisure facilities are available only 6.3 miles away in Welwyn Garden City. Communications are excellent by both road and rail. The A1(M) and the A10 are nearby whilst fast and frequent trains leave both Knebworth and Welwyn North to Kings Cross (23 minutes and 21 minutes respectively) and Welwyn Garden City to Moorgate
in 35 minutes.
There is a wonderful selection of schools in the local area including Heath Mount, Duncombe and Aldwickbury and St Hilda's in Harpenden. Public schools include Haileybury College, Haberdashers' and St Christopher's.
The gardens and grounds provide a private mature setting for the house laid mostly to lawn and studded with a selection of mature specimen trees. There is a heated swimming pool and an all-weather Astro-turf tennis court with flood lighting.
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