7 bedroom detached house for sale

Brocket Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

Guide Price £2,450,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

The Property:

Marketed for the first time in 40 years, we are pleased to offer this unique opportunity to purchase a landmark house in the local area, offering substantial accommodation, detached gardener's cottage and outbuildings in a wonderful, mature private plot.

Description:

Originally built in 1857, Lemsford House is a fabulous country retreat retaining much of the original charm and Victorian features, and yet well presented throughout. A gas central heating is installed with zoned controls and there is an efficient broadband connection. High ceilings, picture rails and original fireplaces adorn the principal rooms and there are particularly fine views over the gardens to the east from the main living room and dining room.

The vast majority of the accommodation is spread over two floors with one bedroom in the attic, which is currently used for storage and allows access to a vast walk-in loft space. On the first floor the master suite has both en-suite shower room and bathroom and there are three other bedrooms to this wing, served by a family bathroom. To further double bedrooms and en-suite bathroom are located in the guest wing, approached via a staircase from the half landing.

Externally the grounds are a particular feature of the house, extending to approximately 2.6 acres in total enjoying extensive lawns, shrubberies and mature trees. The garden has its own irrigation system. There is an in/out gravel driveway providing parking and wiring for electric gates. There is a delightful detached gardener's cottage, which is fully serviced and well presented throughout and includes a living room, fitted kitchen, double bedroom and stunning bathroom with shower cubicle. Additional outbuildings include a fabulous Victorian garden room with tack room off, gardener's cloakroom and large workshop originally stabling with dovecot and hayloft above. There is also a working well.

Location:

The property is situated on the outskirts of Lemsford Village, itself on the outskirts of Welwyn Garden City in mid Hertfordshire. There are two public houses and a renowned primary school. The Brocket Hall Estate with two championship golf courses, fine dining restaurant and 18th century mansion is a short walk distant. During the 2nd World War, Brocket Hall was used as a maternity unit and Lemsford House was used to accommodate unmarried mothers with illegitimate babies born at Brocket Hall. The property is well situated for access to all major road links with the A1 within 5 minutes' drive. Luton Airport is within 20 minutes and mainline rail services at Welwyn Garden City some 2 miles distant.

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08 September 2016

Nearest stations

  • Welwyn Garden City (1.4 mi)
  • Hatfield (2.2 mi)
  • Welwyn North (2.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Ashtons, Welwyn Garden City

29 Wigmores North, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6PG

01707 900044 Local call rate

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Ashtons, Welwyn Garden City

29 Wigmores North, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6PG

01707 900044 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Welwyn Garden City (1.4 mi)
  • Hatfield (2.2 mi)
  • Welwyn North (2.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Ashtons, Welwyn Garden City

29 Wigmores North, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6PG

01707 900044 Local call rate

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Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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