Ayot St. Lawrence Welwyn

Guide Price £895,000

The property is one of just three cottages formerly part of the Ayot Estate, located on the southern edge of the village. It has a light and spacious interior with high ceilings and most of the rooms enjoy a wonderful view. The main front door leads into an entrance hall with staircase to first floor, off this is a good size study and double doors into a large living/dining room with a log burner. The kitchen is situated at the rear of the cottage and has a ceramic tiled floor, a range of fitted storage cupboards incorporating a four-oven oil fired Aga, integrated fridge/freezer and dishwasher, the breakfast area has matching bench seating and a pair of double-glazed doors opening onto the rear garden. A useful utility room (with door to outside) houses the oil-fired boiler, plumbing for washing machine and a double sink unit, and a door opens into a cloakroom with basin and WC.
On the first floor is a spacious landing leading to a master bedroom with an en suite shower with WC and basin, a range of fitted drawers and double wardrobe, and a double-glazed door opens out onto a balcony with balustrade from which are breath-taking views. There are 3 further bedrooms and a second bathroom with a white and chrome suite of bath with shower over, WC and sink. From the landing is a door with stairs leading up to an Attic, this is divided into two rooms, one of which is used as an occasional bedroom, it also provides a great storage area or could be used as a playroom.

The cottage has a beautifully kept garden with an extensive paved patio, flanked by a neat lawn immediately adjoining open farmland. To one side of the cottage is a timber garden shed and single garage with light and power, beyond this is a productive kitchen garden with raised vegetable planters, greenhouse, and a variety of fruit trees. Another lawn with herbaceous border extends to one side of gravel driveway, and a double 5 barred gate opens out onto Bride Hall Lane which leads into the village centre.

Ayot St Lawrence is a Village of outstanding natural beauty, with a variety of period houses and cottages either side of a quiet country lane. The Brocket Arms pub lies in the centre and is a friendly meeting point for villagers. "Shaw's Corner" the former home of Playwright George Bernhard Shaw, lies at one end and is owned by the National Trust, here they hold open air Plays and music evenings, and a yearly art exhibition is held at the nearby Palladian church. The nearest towns are, St Albans to the south, Harpenden to the west and Welwyn garden City to the East, all of which have excellent rail links into Kings Cross and St Pancras. The famous Michelin star restaurant Auberge du Lac is located at nearby Brocket Hall, as is a private, championship golf course. There are miles and miles of open countryside walks to explore, and the delightful village of Welwyn lies 3 miles to the East with a range of boutique shops and restaurants, M&S food store and access to J6 of the A1(M). The area is well served by reputable junior and senior schools in Wheathampstead, St Albans, Harpenden, and Welwyn.


The property has mains water and electricity, private septic tank drainage and oil-fired central heating.

Rating Authority
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
Floorplan for Ayot St. Lawrence