A remarkable house forming part of the 19th Century addition. It has a wonderful, combined kitchen/ dining and living area with South and West aspect.
Guessens is an historic Welwyn property located in the centre of the village, opposite St Mary's Church. Its origins date from the 14th century to a timber frame farmhouse which has been discovered by the developer, Netherdown Ltd, when doing extensive pre-restoration works on the building. The name Guessens, stems from a 14th Century farmer, Stephen de Guessing, who commissioned a timber frame farmhouse of two storeys. Guessens, as the house has been called for many centuries in its present form, is thought to have been built in the late Elizabethan as early Stuart period.
One of its most famous residents was Dr Edward Young, Rector of Welwyn and renowned playwright and poet. Dr Young lived at Guessens between 1730 and 1765. During this time, it was remodelled, and a Georgian faÃ§ade added. A plaque is still visible on the outside of the building commemorating his tenure.
The house was again added to in the mid-19th Century, on the south and again in the early 20th Century to the North. It is recognized as a landmark Welwyn property of significant historical importance and is Grade II listed.
Regarded as one of Hertfordshire front ranking property developer, Netherdown has built up an enviable reputation over the last 40 years, creating high quality exclusive homes. The acquisition of Guessens in 2018, a 10,000 square foot pile in the centre of Welwyn, is their most prestigious development to date. They have enlisted the help of a number of companies specialising in restoration of period buildings, as well as involving English Heritage and The Georgian Society.
Bryan Bishop and Partners
Bryan Bishop and Partners acted as the selling agent on behalf of the previous owners, The European Missionary Fellowship, a charitable organisation who owned the house from 1985 up until it was sold to Netherdown in 2018.
Within Guessens Mews - each property has been given a name drawn from its extensive history. The build and finish specification are of the highest quality involving skilled craftsmen utilising as much of the original fabric of the building as possible, to a standard which embraces the latest technological advances in modern construction.
A1 (M) Junction 6 - 0.5 mile | Welwyn North Station - 2 miles with services into Kings Cross and St Pancras | Nearest major towns - Welwyn Garden City to the South - 3 miles, Hitchin - 12 miles and Stevenage - 6.8 miles to the North, Hertford - 6.5 miles to The East and St Albans - 11.5 miles to the West
Luton Airport - 11 miles, Stansted Airport - 27 miles, Heathrow Airport - 38 miles, Southend Airport - 57 miles
Leisure facilities include Brocket Hall private golf course, Welwyn Tennis and Bowls Club, Odyssey Health and Fitness Club Knebworth
Local Authority Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
â¢ Bespoke, Handcrafted Kitchens using quality wood and paint finish
â¢ Quartz worktops and up-stands
â¢ Appliances including integrated NEFF fridge/freezer, dishwasher, combination oven/ microwave, single oven and hob
Family Bathrooms and En-suites
â¢ Ideal standard sanitary ware
â¢ Hansgrohe or similar chrome taps and bath fillers
â¢ Hansgrohe or similar thermostatic shower fittings
â¢ Full height tiling to shower and bath areas
â¢ Fitted wall cupboards and illuminated mirrors
â¢ Heated towel rails
â¢ Electric underfloor heating (where suitable)
â¢ TV and master BT point
â¢ Fully refurbished and draft proofed period windows and doors
â¢ Period style panelled internal doors
â¢ Matt paint finish to walls and eggshell paint finish to woodwork
â¢ Period style radiators throughout
â¢ Fully fitted alarm system
â¢ Private parking
â¢ Fully landscaped communal gardens
The details contained in this specification are for guidance only. All images depicted are indicative of the types of specification that will be available. These particulars should not be relied upon as accurately describing any of the specific matters described by an order under the Property Misdescriptions Act 1991. Netherdown Ltd reserves the right to change the specification and design. Purchasers should contact our sales agent for up to date specifications and details. This information does not constitute a contract, part of a contract or warranty.