Ayot St. Peter, Welwyn, Hertfordshire

Guide Price £1,600,000

Property
St Peter's Spinney occupies a sheltered, semi-rural position on the edge of open countryside, and yet ideally placed for easy access to major road and rail networks, reputable private schools and the boutique shops and restaurants of Welwyn Village. It is a highly individual home, improved greatly by the present owners to include replacement wood framed double glazing, bespoke kitchen and bathrooms, exposed original flooring, upgraded central heating system, integrated lighting, and underfloor heating to Kitchen. There are 3 spacious reception rooms on the ground floor with large casement windows allowing plenty of light to enter, and the whole property has a light and airy feel about it. The kitchen is fitted with a range of appliances which includes, oven, induction hob, combination oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and wine cooler, there are fitted storage cupboards with solid Teak worktops, a double bowl butler sink and solid Limestone floor. The main reception room is triple aspect and has double doors onto a York stone and brick paved patio.
On the first floor is a double aspect master bedroom suite with large en suite bathroom, double ended bath with Teak panelling and display shelves, double bowl wash station, WC, and a fully tiled walk-in shower. A guest suite is situated at the other end of the landing, with fitted wardrobes and en suite shower room. 2 further bedrooms and a bathroom complete the first-floor accommodation.

Outside
St Peter's Spinney has a total plot of just under 1 acre, along its frontage is a neat brick wall with central gate leading to a gabled entrance porch, either side is a paved path to side and rear garden. Along the back of the house is a York stone patio and a gravel pathway leads to a partially fenced kitchen garden with raised planters and Summerhouse. A neat lawn to one side leads down the garden, punctuated by numerous shrub beds and ornamental trees, a wide gate gives access on to an attractive spinney which provides a great play area for children to explore, here can also be found a greenhouse and timber garden shed. On the east side of the garden is a feature York stone and brick paved seating area with ornamental box hedging, and a pair of 6ft wooden gates set into a brick wall giving access on to the drive at the front. Opposite this, set within a small spinney, is a detached double garage with wine cellar.
There are miles and miles of beautiful countryside that surround Ayot St Peter, and a picturesque Arts & Crafts style Victorian Church lies opposite the house, from which it takes its name.

Location
Ayot St Peter lies just on the southern outskirts of Welwyn in area of outstanding beauty which has remained largely unspoilt for many years, it also borders the Manorial Estate of Brocket Hall which has a private member, championship golf course and Michelin star restaurant Auberge du Lac. The area is surrounded by rolling countryside with many footpaths and the Ayot Greenway; a 3 mile stretch of disused rail track which leads to the village of Wheathampstead. The nearest towns are Welwyn Garden City to the East, St Albans to the south and Harpenden to the West, all have excellent rail links into Kings Cross and St Pancras, the area is also well served by reputable private schools including Princess Helena College and Aldwickbury. The village of Welwyn is just over 1 mile away with a variety of boutique shops and restaurants, tennis and bowls club and several traditional public houses and access to J6. A1(M)

Tenure
Freehold.

Services
All mains' services are connected to the property.
The house has a recently overhauled septic tank waste system and oil-fired central heating, mains electricity and water and there are no tree preservation orders in force, although it is always best to check with the local authority before carrying out any tree work.

Rating Authority
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
The Campus
Welwyn Garden City
Floorplan for Ayot St. Peter, Welwyn, Hertfordshire