4 bedroom detached house for sale

Croft Lane, Letchworth Garden City

Sold STC £1,200,000

Property Description

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ABOUT 0.87 ACRE • UNIQUE EALY GARDEN CITY HOME DESIGNED BY PARKER & UNWIN • WEALTH OF EXPOSED TIMBERS AND OTHER ATTRACTIVE ORIGINAL FEATURES • WELL MODERNISED AND SYMPATHETICALLY EXTENDED • COUNTRYSIDE VIEWS • ANNEXE

The Accomodation - Porch Reception Hall Sitting Room Garden Room Kitchen/Dining Room Utility Room Lobby Master Bedroom or Family Room Bathroom 1
Landing Bedroom 2 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 2 Gallery Landing overlooking Sitting Room Bedroom 3
Annexe: Guest Bedroom with Kitchenette Shower Room

The Property - The name of this individual Grade II listed house, "The Den", was chosen in memory of the renowned landscape artist C J Fox for whom the property was designed by Barry Parker and Raymond Unwin, the two leading architects of the Garden City. One of the very earliest properties to be built in the new Garden City, the centrepiece of this unique home was built in 1904/1906 as the artist's studio and now forms the main sitting room with its high vaulted and heavily beamed ceiling, a galleried landing above and a deep inglenook fireplace. The property has been sympathetically extended and modernised by the present owners retaining an immense amount of character and charm. There is a very useful detached Annexe towards the front of the plot providing a Guest Suite with bedroom, kitchenette and en suite shower room. The annexe is equally suited for use as an office, therapy room or teenage den and has electric underfloor heating. The main house benefits from gas fired central heating.

Please note that the property is owned by a relative of an employee of Charter Whyman.

The Outside - The Den enjoys a delightful situation down a leafy lane on the edge of the Garden city adjoining open farmland just to the west of Norton, one of the three historic villages within Letchworth Garden City. The house stands about 134' (41m) back from the road in a fine plot of about 0.87 acre, approximately 410' by 95' (125m x 28.86m) overall. The gardens are surrounded by hedges and laid to extensive lawns with numerous mature specimen trees and ornamental shrubs and conifers, ornamental pond, herbaceous beds and borders and orchard area. Chicken run, Summerhouse, Shed.

There is a generous gravelled area providing extensive off-street parking and turning space.

The Location - Pleasantly set on the north-eastern edge of Letchworth Garden City, The Den is within easy walking distance of open countryside and less than half a mile from Norton parish church, which dates back to Norman times, Norton primary school and the Three Horseshoes pub. It is only a mile and a quarter from the town centre and mainline railway station. Letchworth Garden City is on the Cambridge to London Kings Cross train line with the fastest service to London Kings Cross taking just 27 minutes and Cambridge 28 minutes away in the other direction. Junction 9 on the A1(M) is just 2.7 miles away by car as is Junction 10.

Designed in the early 20th Century to combine the benefits of town and country, Letchworth Garden City was the worlds first example of this concept and succeeds to this day in achieving its aim. The town provides excellent schools, shops and leisure facilities.

Letchworth Garden City - Letchworth Garden City is a town in north Hertfordshire with a population of 33,600.

The town's name is taken from one of the three villages it absorbed (the other two being Willian and Norton) all of which featured in the Domesday Book. The town was laid out by Raymond Unwin as a demonstration of the principles established by Ebenezer Howard who sought to create an alternative to the industrial city by combining the best of town and country living.

As one of the world's first new towns and the first garden city it had great influence on future town planning. A competition was held to find a town design which could translate Howard's ideas into reality, and September 1903 the company "First Garden City Ltd." was formed, Barry Parker and Raymond Unwin were appointed architects, and 16 km of land outside Hitchin were purchased for building. In keeping with the ideals only one tree was felled during the entire initial construction phase of the town, and an area surrounding the town was included in the plan - the first "Green Belt".

Tenure - Freehold

Services - All mains services are connected.

Local Authority - North Herts District Council
Gernon Road
Letchworth Garden City
Hertfordshire SG6 3BQ

Tel: 01462 474000
www.north-herts.gov.uk

Council Tax - Band - G

Agents Note - The property is owned by a relative of an employee of Charter Whyman.

Viewings - All viewing and negotiations strictly through Charter Whyman.

Epc - Exempt as Grade II listed


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11 August 2016

Nearest stations

  • Letchworth (0.9 mi)
  • Baldock (1.3 mi)
  • Arlesey (3.1 mi)
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Charter Whyman, Letchworth

37 Station Road, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3BQ

01462 685808 Local call rate

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37 Station Road, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3BQ

01462 685808 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Letchworth (0.9 mi)
  • Baldock (1.3 mi)
  • Arlesey (3.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Charter Whyman, Letchworth

37 Station Road, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3BQ

01462 685808 Local call rate

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