5 bedroom detached house for saleWych Elm Lane, Rabley Heath, Welwyn, AL6 9TG
- Delightful red brick 1930's detached character residence
- Stunning landscaped grounds approaching 0.66 acres
- Oil fired heating to radiators
- Semi rural setting within easy reach of open countryside
- Reception hall
- Hand painted Shaker style kitchen
- Amdega garden room
- 4 reception rooms
- Laundry room
- 5 first floor bedrooms, 2 with en-suite facilities
This stunning & highly individual detached red brick character residence was constructed in the mid 1930s & boasts truly outstanding landscaped grounds of approximately 0.6 of an acre. With a semi rural setting adjacent to woodland and within minutes of fine countryside walks including Mardley Heath nature reserve, The Rowans benefits from elegantly appointed accommodation in excess of 2500 sq ft, arranged to provide excellent family living that includes an impressive hand built Shaker style kitchen with adjoining south facing Amdega garden room. Approached via a sweeping carriage driveway with electronic entrance gates, the house affords a central entrance hall, 2 cloakrooms, 4 reception rooms, laundry room, 5 bedrooms 2 of which provide en suite facilities, separate family bathroom and an attached double width garage. The truly spectacular south facing garden which was once featured in the 25 beautiful gardens magazine enjoys an eclectic mix of specimen vegetation, impressive Japanese water garden, brick built pergola with climbing wisteria and a fabulous box hedge parterre with shingled pathways. There is a detached summer house and a number of associated outbuildings.
Rabley Heath is a picturesque semi rural setting nestled between Welwyn village, Codicote & Old Knebworth. The area has a fine selection of individual country homes and is surrounded by the wonderful Hertfordshire countryside, revealing bridleways and foot paths across open fields and pretty country lanes.
Within just a couple of minutes is a lovely pub & eatery whilst more comprehensive amenities can be found in nearby Welwyn, Codicote and Knebworth.
There is a range of schools in Codicote, Knebworth, Welwyn, Oaklands and Woolmer Green, whilst private schooling include St Francis' College, Princess Helena, St Edmunds College, St Albans High School for Girls, St Albans Abbey School, Heath Mount at Watton at Stone, Duncombe at Bengeo, St. Christophers, Haileybury and Queenswood.
There is a choice of golf courses in the area including Brocket Hall with Auberge du Lac restaurant, Aldwickbury Park, Mid Herts, Harpenden Common and Knebworth.
Proximity - All distances and journey times are approximate
Knebworth 1.7 Miles
Stansted airport 28 miles
London Heathrow Airport 37 miles
Luton Airport 13.5 miles
Welwyn Garden City 4.8 Miles
Hitchin 12 miles
Hertford 10.7 miles
Welwyn 2.3 miles
M25 (Watford) 17 miles
A1 (M) Junction (6) 2.5 miles
Kings Cross & St Pancras approx 30/35 minutes by rail (Via Knebworth rail link) with access to Eurostar link
Private Schooling & Golf Courses - Private schools around the area include: Sherrardswood, Aldwickbury, St Francis' College, Princess Helena, St Edmunds College, St Albans girls & boys school, St Albans Abbey School, Heath Mount in Watton at Stone, Kingshott and Haileybury, Duncombe at Bengeo, St. Christophers in Letchworth, Haileybury and Queenswood.
There is an excellent choice of golf courses in the area including close by Stevenage, Brocket Hall with the Auberge du Lac restaurant, Knebworth & Aldwickbury Park.
The Accommodation Is Arranged As Follows: - Covered storm porch with quarry tiling and part glazed timber front door to:
Reception Hall - A sizeable and welcoming dual aspect approach to the accommodation with picture rails, coving to ceiling, telephone point, windows to the front and rear, solid wood flooring, useful understairs storage cupboard, 2 radiators and doors to:
Cloakroom - Fitted with a white suite comprising low level WC and wall mounted wash handbasin with chrome taps. There is tiling to splashbacks, ceramic floor tiles, radiator, coving to ceiling, extractor fan, inset ceiling spotlights and opaque window to the side.
Snug - 15'4 (max) x 11'8 (4.67m ( max) x 3.56m) - A lovely cosy room with walk in bay window to the front, picture and dado rails, solid wood flooring, TV aerial socket, radiator, 2 wall mounted uplighters and attractive fireplace with Adams style surround and granite hearth.
Sitting Room - 19'9 x 15'11 max (6.02m x 4.85m max) - A well proportioned dual aspect room with bay window to the side and french doors opening to the rear garden. There is coving to ceiling, 2 radiators, TV aerial socket, inset ceiling spotlights and an attractive limestone fireplace with fitted coal effect gas fire.
Study - 13'8 x 8'8 (4.17m x 2.64m) - Fitted with a range of white painted bookshelves with storage cupboards below and an additional range of beech effect storage cupboards with built in desk. There is a window to the front, radiator, telephone point, coving to ceiling and beech effect Amtico flooring with attractive border.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 17' x 15' (5.18m x 4.57m) - This stunning kitchen has been fitted with a range of cream hand painted shaker style wall and base units with granite working surfaces above, larder cupboard, contemporary chrome handles and ceramic twin belfast sinks with chrome bridge style mixer tap. There is a separate island comprising base cupboards, wine rack and storage baskets with breakfast bar style seating and painted in an attractive shade of plum. Appliances include electric Aga with concealed extractor fan above together with space for fridge freezer and dishwasher. There are ceramic floor tiles, coving to ceiling, 2 contemporary column radiators and a window to the front. A door leads to the laundry room and the kitchen opens to:
Garden Room - 15'8 x 15'5 (4.78m x 4.70m) - The 'Amdega' garden room has taken a traditional Victorian style with vaulted glass ceiling and deep double glazed windows overlooking the rear garden, french doors opening to the patio, ceramic floor tiles with underfloor heating and TV aerial socket.
Laundry Room - 11'2 x 9'9 (3.40m x 2.97m) - Fitted with a range of white shaker style wall and base units with roll top working surfaces above, space and plumbing below for a washing machine and tumble dryer, tiled splashback and ceramic butler sink with chrome victorian style mixer tap. There is coving to ceiling, radiator, stone floor tiles and window to the rear. A door opens to an inner lobby with a traditional pantry with 'cold shelf', window to the side and stone floor tiles. There is an airing cupboard housing a hot water cylinder, door to the rear garden and further door to:
Gardeners Wc - Fitted with a white suite comprising close coupled WC and wall mounted wash handbasin with chrome taps. There is tiling to splashbacks, stone floor tiles, extractor fan and opaque window to the rear.
STAIRCASE FROM THE ENTRANCE HALL TO FIRST FLOOR
Landing - With coving to ceiling, radiator, hatch to loft and doors to:
Master Bedroom - 16'3 x 13'7 max (4.95m x 4.14m max) - A sizeable double room with dormer window to the rear, built in wardrobes with hanging rail and shelves, additional low level storage cupboard, TV aerial socket, radiator, coving to ceiling and door to:
En-Suite Bathroom - Fitted with a white suite comprising bath with chrome edwardian style mixer tap with hand held shower attachment, close coupled WC, bidet with chrome mixer tap and 'Jack and Jill' wash handbasins inset into hand painted vanity cupboard with marble top and chrome edwardian style taps. There is a separate shower cubicle with glass door and chrome wall mounted shower with additional overhead shower, radiator, coving to ceiling, inset ceiling spotlights, half tiled walls, ceramic floor tiles and window to the side.
Bedroom 2 - 14'8 x 11'4 (4.47m x 3.45m) - A lovely dual bright dual aspect room with windows to the front and rear, TV aerial socket, radiator and door to:
En-Suite Shower Room - Fitted with a white suite comprising shower cubicle with glass door and chrome wall mounted shower, pedestal wash handbasin with chrome taps and close coupled WC. There are half tiled walls, vinyl floor tiles, coving to ceiling, inset ceiling spotlights, white ladder style heated towel rail and window to the rear.
Bedroom 3 - 11'6 x 9'10 (3.51m x 3.00m) - Dormer window to the front, radiator and coving to ceiling.
Bedroom 4 - 13'10 (max) x 8'5 (4.22m ( max) x 2.57m) - Window to the front, radiator, picture rails and coving to ceiling.
Bedroom 5 - 11'7 (max) x 9'4 (3.53m ( max) x 2.84m) - With 2 windows to the rear, radiator, picture rails and coving to ceiling.
Bathroom - Fitted with a white suite comprising bath with glass shower screen and chrome mixer tap with hand held shower attachment, pedestal wash handbasin with chrome lever style mixer tap and close coupled dual flush WC. There are vinyl floor tiles, fully tiled walls with attractive mosaic border tiles, coving to ceiling, inset ceiling spotlights and window to the rear.
Rear Garden - The Rowans has an overall plot of approximately 0.6 acres with a depth of 184'and width of 98' approximately and is facing due south to the rear with a wealth of specimen trees, shrubs and summer perennials. The grounds were at one point featured in the magazine "25 Beautiful Gardens" and include a Japanese water garden, outbuildings and dense private borders. Immediately to the rear of the house is a deep york stone terrace with outside dining area, lighting, tap and additional raised timber deck. This in turn leads onto a shaped lawn with stone paved paths, fabulous brick built pergola with climbing wisteria and an electronically controlled water system, fine magnolia and rhododendrons. To one side of the property there is a mature box hedge parterre and to the other there is additional york stone paving and a timber gate to the front garden. There are brick built and timber garden stores and a sizeable greenhouse to the rear. Discreetly hidden in the borders is the oil tank which accommodates 1500 litres of oil at any one time and there is a submerged waste management plant which is also unobtrusively situated in the borders. The garden overlooks paddock land to the rear.
Summer House/Gym - Of timber construction with vaulted roof and full height windows to front and sides. There is beech effect flooring, light and power and french doors to the garden.
Front Garden - Approached via 2 pairs of wrought iron electric gates with a low level red brick wall to the front boundary. The well stocked, mature borders have been planted with shrubs and trees including silver birch, acer, spirea, viburnum, hydrangea and photinia to name but a few. There is ornamental lighting and a timber log store.
Double Garage & Parking - With 2 pairs of timber double doors, light and power and floor mounted oil fired boiler providing for heating and domestic hot water. A personal door leads to the house and there is a window to the side. The shingled carriage driveway affords parking for several vehicles.
Council Tax & Eer - Council Tax Band G £2,884.00
Energy Efficiency Rating (EER) F
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