5 bedroom detached house for saleWatton Road, Knebworth SG3 6AH
Only 0.3 miles from Knebworth Station (23 mins to to Kings Cross), and even closer to an extensive range of shops, medical and other services, this handsome detached Edwardian village house occupies a sizeable plot with South facing rear garden. A carriage-style driveway allows parking for 5+ cars and access to two garages. The property includes an expansive main sitting room and TV room - both with fireplaces, a panelled dining room, kitchen/breakfast room with adjoining utility room, boot / cloakroom, a deep dry cellar, family bathroom with freestanding claw foot bath and 5 bedrooms - the master of which has an en-suite shower-room. The house boasts fine original features including some sash windows, plaster cornicing, picture rails, strip oak flooring and stripped pine internal doors. It is 0.2 miles from a large recreation ground with tennis club and unspoilt undulating countryside.
This property is in need of some modernisation but provides fantastic opportunity to create a stunning family home.
Proximity - All times & distances are approximate as a guide only: Stansted airport 24 miles - 45 mins - London Heathrow Airport 40 miles - 55 mins - Luton Airport 13 miles - 25/30 mins - Stevenage 3.5 miles - Welwyn Garden City 6 miles - Hertford 7.5 miles - St Albans 15 miles - M25 circa 15 miles - A1(M) Junction 6 - 3 miles - Kings Cross 30/35 minutes by rail.
The Accommodation Comprises: - Open canopy porch with quarry tiled step and original ½ glazed front door opening to:
Entrance Hall - 16'5 x 4' (5.00m x 1.22m) - A welcoming entrance hall with wall lights, stripped pine doors to the majority of the downstairs accommodation, radiator and staircase to the first floor with window on half-landing, Door to:
Sitting Room - 13'1 x 12'1 (3.99m x 3.68m) - A bright and characterful dual aspect room with high ceiling, plaster cornice, bay sash window to the front and a further sash window to the side. There is a fireplace with gas coal effect fire and stone hearth, four wall lights and 2 radiators.
Main Living Room - 23'2 x 12'10 (7.06m x 3.91m) - This impressive south facing room provides a delightful raised aspect across the charming, mature garden, with sliding glazed doors opening onto a sun terrace. Further light is provided by high level windows to the side. There is a feature curved chimney breast with open fireplace and stone hearth, oak strip flooring, 2 pendant ceiling lights, 2 wall lights and 2 radiators. Wide opening to:
Music/ Study Area - 13'1 x 5'2 (3.99m x 1.57m) - Presently very much part of the living room, this area could be easily be separated by doors if so desired in order to provide a study space. It currently provides a window to the side, a window to the rear, 1 wall light, inset ceiling spotlights and fm aerial point. There is stripped oak flooring.
Dining Room - 23'1 narrowing to 19'7 x 11'7 NT 5'11 (7.04m narrowing to 5.97m x 3.53m NT 1.80m) - This elegantly proportioned space has a large sash window to the front, window to the side, character painted panelling and plate shelf. Once again there is strip oak flooring, 6 wall light points and steps down to:
Kitchen / Breakfast Room - 21'8 x 10'0 (6.60m x 3.05m) - This generous family space has a fine part vaulted ceiling and an extensive range of cream panelled wall and base units incorporating a breakfast island with DAB radio aerial and ample roll top working surfaces with splash tiling. Eye level electric fan oven and 5 ring gas hob with canopy extractor hood above, space for fridge/freezer, space for dishwasher, and a stainless steel single drainer sink unit with mixer tap. Laminate floor, 2 radiators, inset spot lighting, sliding patio doors to the garden, door to utility room, and further door to:
Boot Room - 9'2'' x 5'1'' (2.79m x 1.55m) - Wall and base cupboards with drawers and working surfaces, stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, Worcester gas boiler, water softener, Velux window, window to front and door with access to the vegetable garden. Sliding door to:
Cloakroom - 5'8 x 2'8 (1.73m x 0.81m) - White suite comprising low level WC and corner wash basin. Ceramic tiled floor, opaque window to the front , radiator and extractor fan.
Utility Room - 11'8 x 6'6 (3.56m x 1.98m) - Fitted wall and base units with roll edge working surfaces, space for washing machine and dryer, built in cupboard with space for freezer, and a ceramic tiled floor. Steps lead up to a door with access to the entrance hall and a further low door leads to:
Cellar - 11'2'' x 12'10'' (3.40m x 3.91m) - With light and a storage heater.
SPLIT LEVEL STAIRCASE FROM ENTRANCE HALL LEADING TO FIRST FLOOR LANDINGS:
Main Landing - 19'11 x 12'7 narrowing to 3'3 (6.07m x 3.84m narrowing to 0.99m) - Sash window to rear on ½ landing, and doors to:
Bedroom 1 - 13'0 x 12'2 (3.96m x 3.71m) - This generous double room has a walk in sash bay window to the front, fitted wardrobe, TV point, 2 wall light points and 2 radiators. Door to:
En Suite Shower Room - 11'10'' x 3'11'' (3.61m x 1.19m) - Suite comprising low flush WC with bidet, pedestal wash hand basin and a double shower cubicle with fitted screen, Aqualisa shower and tiling.
Bedroom 2 - 12'0'' x 12'0'' (3.66m x 3.66m) - Another well proportioned room with sash window to front, picture rail, vanity wash hand basin with cupboard below, hatch to loft area and TV point.
Bedroom 3 - 12'9'' x 8'0'' (3.89m x 2.44m) - A bright room with a window overlooking the rear garden, radiator and ceiling light and TV point.
Steps down from landing leading to:
Bedroom 4 - 15'10'' x 9'11'' (4.83m x 3.02m) - With sash windows to both the front and rear, 2 radiators, TV ariel point and a pedestal wash hand basin to one corner. This room has a pretty shaped ceiling.
Bathroom - 9'06 x 7'03 (2.90m x 2.21m) - Approached via steps down from the main landing, the bathroom has a white suite comprising free standing, roll top bath with mixer tap and hand held shower attachment, low level WC, bidet, wooden vanity unit with drawers and inset sink, and shower cubicle with Mira electric shower. There is a shaped ceiling, window to the side, tiling to the walls with feature dado tiling, and ceramic tiled floor.
Second Landing - Approached via the split staircase from the entrance hall, the second landing leads to:
Bedroom 5 / Study - 10'11'' x 8'8'' approx (3.33m x 2.64m appro x) - This pretty, irregular shaped room has windows to both the side and rear. There is a radiator and pendant ceiling light. Currently installed with Virgin Media Vivid 100MB optical fibre Internet.
Wc - 4'5'' x 4'0'' (1.35m x 1.22m) - There is a low flush WC and corner wash hand basin with tiled shelf. Sliding doors open to an airing cupboard providing shelved storage space and housing a lagged hot water tank. A further cupboard houses the central heating controls and there is a window to side.
Rear Garden - 93' x 77' approx.
The southerly rear garden is a stunning feature of this property, and has been planted with skill and care. There are deep herbaceous beds to the side and a wide central lawn leading to an area planted with mature trees that provide a good degree of privacy. Approached from the kitchen breakfast room, there is paved raised terrace with flower beds and steps that in turn lead down to the lawn. There are pathways, an arbour, and a shaded garden all providing further interest. There are 2 outside water taps and side access with gate leading to:
Vegetable Garden - With paved pathway and vegetable beds, 8' x 7' potting shed and door into the boot room.
To The Front: -
Garage 1 - 16'7'' x 10'0'' (5.05m x 3.05m) - Light & power, tall wooden entrance doors and a vehicle inspection pit. This garage would be ideal for use as a workshop or gym.
Garage 2 - 24'0'' x 10'4'' approx (7.32m x 3.15m appro x) - Light and power, electric up and over door, and window to rear. The light is part of the door mechanism and lasts for a few minutes. Electrical sockets.
Carriage Driveway - The shingle carriage driveway provides parking for up to 8 cars, there are mature trees, some planting, and a low wall to the front boundary.
The pebble dash front and side brick walls were treated in 2009 with Andura Classic 2, long life coating guaranteed for 15 years.
Agents Note - The property has 9 solar panels and we are advised by the seller this yields £920 approx per annum.
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