The property, known as "Oakleigh House" is grade II listed and has some delightful period features, including original fireplaces and fire grates, antique pine dado panelling and storage cupboards, sash windows and shutters, some exposed timber framing and an aged limestone floor throughout the hall and kitchen. The house is painted in pastel shades by Farrow & Ball and complimented by a clever use of subdued lighting.
Entrance is gained through a substantial panelled front door, leading to a spacious hall with good ceiling height. A pair of half glazed doors open into a square dining room with dado panelling, this in turn leads into a sitting room with Inglenook fireplace (not in use) and door back into the hall, with stairs to first floor. The kitchen has a range of storage cupboards and large "Chalon" base unit with enamel sink and French tap, some exposed original brickwork, windows to two aspects, limestone floor, drop down cinema screen with projector. Door into a scullery with gas cooking range, butchers block, antique pine drawer unit and plumbing for washing machine.
On the first floor is a charming half landing with door to outside, step up to main landing with 3 double bedrooms, all with original fireplaces and grates. The master bedroom has a large built in wardrobe cupboard and opposite is a modern shower room with double shower stall, WC, wash basin and limestone floor. Also, on the landing is a family bathroom with deep roll top bath and
polished nickel tap, WC, wash basin on Teak plinth and solid limestone floor.
The house has a solid wood entrance gate across the drive which leads to parking for 2/3 cars, off this area is an external stair giving access to a glass fronted studio, overlooking the high street. Beyond the parking area is steps up to a recently re-designed rear garden with a neat, raised lawn retained by horizontal sleepers, fronted by a Cotswold Stone gravelled hardstanding with Summerhouse to one side. From here one has roof top views over the village and St Peter's Church.
The property is in the center of Welwyn village, a short walk to the shops. There is an excellent range of amenities in the village, including doctors and dentist surgeries, post office, Tesco Express and various restaurants. More extensive facilities are to be found in Welwyn Garden City which lies approximately 3 miles to the east.
For those wishing to travel into London, Welwyn North station offers a fast and frequent service into Kings Cross, taking less than 30 minutes, whilst junction 6 of the A1(M) is within one mile. All main services connected