Churchfield Road, Tewin, Welwyn

£985,000

Outside

Just across the driveway from the cottage is a purpose built detached self-contained annexe with its own entrance door leading to a large living room and kitchen with cooker, fridge and sink. A double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and a bathroom with WC, wash basin, shower cubicle and separate bath. This annexe could also be used as a home office if required.

A Brief History

Many country estates and stately homes could not survive after the first world war, death duties, the 1930s depression, second world war requisitioning and higher taxes of the 1945 – 1951 Labour government. Tewin Water in Hertfordshire was one such estate built for Lord Cowper in 1798, the Georgian property was acquired by the Beit family, renowned diamond magnates and friends of Cecil Rhodes.in 1902.

Lady Beit eventually left Tewin Water in 1946 and it was sold to Hertfordshire County Council who converted it to a school. Though the big house, is now converted into luxury apartments the estate cottages still remain a quintessential part of village life and are perfect for families who seek the best of country life. The cottages remain manageable homes set in beautiful gardens with friendly neighbours in an idyllic country setting.

Number 7 Churchfield Cottage in Tewin was once the Butler’s house and is now being sold through Bryan Bishop and Partners. It retains all the history and charm of an estate cottage built in 1909 with modern comforts and immaculate detached garden annex which makes a perfect home office, granny annex or guest accommodation.

The cottage enjoys unspoilt views over fields and the parish church of St Peters alongside a magnificent Cedar tree. In a book entitled ‘The History of Tewin by the People of Tewin’ the description of eight Churchfield Cottages states that ‘Mrs Ivy Hubbard remembered that her father Mr Quince was the gamekeeper for Sir Otto Beit of Tewin Water. In 1913 she first came to the village and lived at number 1, The cowman lived at number 2, the ploughman (Mr Lyle) at number 3 and the estate carpenter (Mr Ambrose) at number 4. At numbers 5 and 6 were the chauffer (Mr Atkins) and the gardener (Mr Sheath). Number 7 was the home to the Butler (Mr Downing) and the poultryman (Mr Key) lived at number 8. Mrs Hubbard remembered that Lady Beit expected the cottages to look alike and even supplied the spotted muslin frilled curtains for uniformity. Rather charmingly each garden was planted with a number of fruit trees, a few of which still survive. Number 7 still has a plum tree which bears delicious Victoria plums every year.

The community spirit is alive and well in the village with regular events being held in the church, village hall and pubs. Tewin Stores and Café is a community shop run by volunteers and has been run by the village for the village for the past fourteen years.



Summary



Entrance Hallway



Kitchen/Breakfast Room



Dining Room



Utility Cupboard



Study/Bed 3



Bathroom



Inner Hallway



Living Room



First Floor



Landing



Bedroom One



Bedroom Two



Bathroom



Exterior



Wrap Around Gardens



Dirveway



Detached Annexe with:-



Open Plan Living/Kitchen/Dining



Bedroom



Bathroom



Floorplan for Churchfield Road, Tewin, Welwyn