New Road, Digswell, Welwyn, Hertfordshire

£1,675,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
The Property:

A breathtaking brand new family residence backing onto green belt farmland, only 7 minutes' walk from Welwyn North railway station.

Description:

Spacious and filled with light, this well-designed, high-specification five bedroom house is an ideal family home. On a generous 0.85 acre plot set back from the road, the contemporary detached house has a large south facing garden backing onto open countryside.

The airy, open feel is magnified by the high-ceilinged hall and room-sized landing, which could easily double as a study space. Glazed double doors lead from the hall into a large kitchen-diner, with a stylish walnut and silver Smallbone kitchen put in three years ago by the current owners. A central curved island creates a sociable focus, with bar stools and views out to the garden. Facing the garden, the large, light-filled sitting room with stone fireplace is linked to a separate cosy snug by double doors. There's also a roomy study leading off the hall.

The galleried landing leads to five generous sized bedrooms and three bathrooms with Villeroy & Boch fittings and Hansgrohe showers. The master bedroom has a bespoke, handcrafted dressing area and en-suite with spacious shower and steam room and his and hers basins. The guest bedroom also has a generous en-suite and there's a large family bathroom. The whole house has underfloor heating, allowing more freedom to place furniture and artwork.

French doors from the kitchen and sitting room open onto an extended decking area perfect for al fresco dining, with views over the entire garden.

The Owners' Story

“We've really enjoyed living here, it's a very sociable family house where all the rooms flow into one another and there's plenty of space for entertaining. We bought the house when it was brand new 14 years ago so we've been able to put our stamp on both the house and the garden. We love the location because you can walk out of the garden gate into farmers' fields, but the station is close enough to make it easy to have an evening in London.

The kitchen-diner is our favourite place to spend time, especially since we took out the wall between the kitchen and dining-room to make one big space. The back of the house faces south so this room gets a lot of sun and we have lovely views over the garden. It's a great house in summer as the French doors in both the kitchen and sitting-room open straight onto the decking. There are double doors between the sitting-room and snug as well so the whole of the ground floor can become one big entertaining space for parties.

The garden is landscaped and full of roses and orange blossom, leading to a wild flower area at the bottom, with the woodland part to one side. You can see right through to the fields and the railway going across the top of the Digswell Viaduct. Our son had great fun in the garden, we made a bonfire pit among the trees and his friends would come over to play games and camp out. We'll miss this house and garden, but now we're retiring it's time to move on to the next adventure.”

Council Tax: Band H £3,680.62 Apr 19/Mar 20.

Location:

Digswell is a small village, a 10 minute drive north of Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire. The house is in an ideal location for anyone who commutes into London, with Welwyn North station a five minute walk away, from where fast trains reach Kings Cross in just 20 minutes. Road links are also excellent, with the A1(M) nearby leading north, or south towards London, and the M25 and M1 easily accessible. Luton airport is a 30 minute drive. Digswell has a thriving community with shops, a pub and a primary school, with several first class secondary and independent schools within easy reach.

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