Ashfield dates from 1909 and was commissioned by Mrs. Walter Smith having purchased the land from Earl Cowper. The foundation stone is found on the east elevation at ground level.
Ashfield has been the home of the current owners for the past 30 years and the house is presented to an exceptional standard, retaining the original architectural features. There are high corniced ceilings throughout and large mullioned windows allowing beautiful views over the private gardens that surround the property.
Centrally positioned on grounds in excess of 1 1/4 acres, Ashfield offers flexible family and entertaining accommodation with the principle rooms leading off the impressive reception hall; including an elegant double aspect drawing room, dining room, study and a large kitchen/breakfast room.
A grand oak staircase leads up from the reception hall to the first floor, where there is a master bedroom and en suite bathroom with a limestone tiled floor, bath, separate shower, WC and basin. A guest bedroom has a separate dressing room and en suite with shower, basin, WC and a limestone floor. There is a third bedroom suite, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom.
Detached garage block with three parking bays, internal workshops/storage areas, water supply, light and power. An external staircase leads to a room above, suited to a number of uses office, gym, annexe.
The mature, private grounds surrounding the property contain herbaceous and perennial borders, ornamental trees and shrubs, fruit trees and some Yew topiary. A large flat lawn and terrace extend along the back of the property. There are two Edwardian summer houses. The front garden provides excellent parking and
has a well-established variety of trees and hedgerows along its frontage.
Harmer Green is a much sought-after hamlet lying approximately 1 mile to the east of Welwyn village and 2 miles to the north of Welwyn Garden City. The area is ideal for those wishing to commute as Welwyn North Station, which lies within a few minutes' walk of the property, offers a fast and frequent service into Kings Cross, taking from 19 minutes. Junction 6 of the A1(M) is within 2 miles.
Easy access to Heathmount, Sherrardswood, Haileybury, Queenswood School, St Albans School and St Albans High School.
All mains services are connected to the property. FTTP (fibre to the premises).
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
Welwyn Garden City
TEL: 01707 357000
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