Number 12 Cromer Hyde Lane is a grade II listed cottage dating from the late 17th century, set in a large garden with views to front and rear over adjoining farmland. Internally, the cottage is well presented and has a recently updated kitchen and bathroom. There are numerous exposed original structure beams, Inglenook fireplaces to kitchen and main reception, solid Oak flooring to first floor rooms and almost all of the windows have been recently replaced.
It is a charming property throughout with the main entrance along the side elevation. The front door opens into a small lobby with exposed red brick floor, leading to a refitted kitchen/ breakfast room (also with brick floor) and a range of appliances to include electric oven, ceramic hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine. There is a range of storage cupboards and a walk-in larder. An original Brick fireplace occupies a small recess which also houses an oil-fired boiler. An inner hallway with quarry tiled floor and staircase provides access to the first floor.
The main reception operates as one large area for dining and sitting and there are 3 windows along the south east side, giving views over the front garden and farmland beyond.
On the first floor is a spacious landing with open stud work. A solid oak floor runs throughout and gives access to 2 double bedrooms and one single, all have lovely views. Also, on this floor is a large refitted bathroom in white with chrome fittings, includes bath with rainfall shower over, wash basin and WC.
Attached to the rear of the cottage is a newly built timber frame outhouse with a clay tiled, pitched roof, light and power and casement window. A timber garden shed provides additional storage and an oil storage tank lies to one side, serving central heating and hot water. The gardens are delightfully informal with numerous areas to relax and enjoy the view, a gravel hard standing with parking for 3 to 4 cars. The plot extends in total to a quarter of an acre. Services include mains electricity, water and drainage.
Cromer Hyde Lane lies on the outskirts of Welwyn Garden City close to the pretty village of Lemsford, the lane is approached off the B653 to Wheathampsted, immediately after The Crocked Chimney public house, it is a no through road. It is also in close proximity to the Hertfordshire Way and the extensive network of footpaths and bridle ways. The nearest town is Welwyn Garden City, just 1 mile away with a comprehensive range of shopping and leisure facilities and its own main line railway station offering a regular commuter service into Kings Cross, London. The A1(M) junction 4 is within 1 mile and the old market town of St Albans just over 7 miles away, which has an excellent choice of schools and colleges. Brocket Hall Golf Club is close by and the village of Wheathampstead has a variety of shops and restaurants.