The Old Bakery
Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 8JH
£750,000Offers in excess of
- Grade II listed 17th century cottage
- Master bedroom with an en suite WC and wash basin, three further bedrooms
- Potential for a fifth bedroom with en suite, STPP
- Ground floor shower room and cloakroom
- Kitchen/breakfast room, utility room
- Inglenook fireplace, exposed beams
- Hamlet location in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
- Westerly facing rear garden, accommodation of 2,341 sq. ft.
A Grade II listed 17th century four bedroom detached cottage, set in grounds of approximately 0.5 acres.
Located in the hamlet of Bendish, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this property has accommodation of 2,341 sq. ft., set over two floors. The ground floor has two principal reception rooms, a study, a cloakroom, a shower room, a kitchen/breakfast room and a utility room, together with a home office, which offers potential for a ground floor bedroom with an en suite, STPP. The first floor has a master bedroom, with an en suite comprising WC and wash basin, three further bedrooms and a family bathroom. The Old Bakery is just 10 miles from St. Albans Girls' School and 13 miles from St. Albans School (6th Form is co-educational), which have both been rated as Outstanding by Ofsted. The towns of Hitchin and Harpenden are both approximately 7 miles from the property and have a variety of highly regarded schools, shops and restaurants. The village of Whitwell, 1 mile away, has a convenience store, a post office, a public house, a doctors' surgery and Whitwell Primary School.
Cloakroom, Study and Office/Bedroom Five
The front door opens into a porch, which has windows to either side. A part glazed door leads to the entrance hall, which has a feature brick fireplace with a stone hearth, together with a window to the rear. The cloakroom has a WC and a wash basin set into a vanity unit with storage below. The study has two windows to the front. A glazed door and a step down leads to the office, which offers potential to be a fifth bedroom with an en suite with a shower, WC and a wash basin, subject to obtaining any necessary permissions. There are two windows to the rear.
Sitting Room, Dining Room and Shower Room
From the entrance hall glazed double doors lead to the sitting room, which has a feature brick open fireplace with a stone hearth, and two windows to the front. Part glazed double doors open to a store area and a built-in book case. There is space for a table and chairs. The dining room has a brick Inglenook fireplace set on a brick hearth with a former bread oven door. There is a window to the front and a secondary front door. A glazed door leads to an inner hallway, which has a staircase to the first floor, a door to the rear garden and access to the shower room, which has an enclosed shower cubicle and a window to the rear.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room and Utility Room
The kitchen/breakfast room has a range of fitted wall and base level units with worktops and tiled splashbacks over, together with a one and a half bowl sink and drainer with a mixer tap. Integrated appliances include a dishwasher, a fridge and an electric range cooker with an extractor unit over. Two windows overlook the rear garden. A step down leads to the breakfast area, which has glazed double doors to the rear garden. The utility room has fitted wall and base units, together with space and plumbing for a washing machine, a tumble dryer and a fridge/freezer. There is an inset stainless steel sink and drainer with a mixer tap, a window to the rear and a door to the side.
The landing has skylights and a range of built-in storage, together with an airing cupboard, which houses the hot water tank. The dual aspect master bedroom has a range of built-in wardrobes and storage. The en suite has a WC and a wash basin set on a vanity unit with a mixer tap over. Bedroom two has a dormer window to the front and a range of built-in wardrobes and storage. Bedroom three has a window to the front and storage in the recess. Bedroom four has a window to the front. The family bathroom has an inset corner multi-jet spa bath, a WC and a wash basin set into a vanity unit with a mixer tap over and storage below. There are windows to the rear and side.
To the front, a five bar gate leads to the gravel driveway, which provides off street parking for several cars. The garden is mainly laid to lawn and is enclosed by a post and rail fence. There is a pedestrian gate to the side of the property. At the rear of the property, a secondary five bar gate opens to a further gravel parking area. The westerly facing rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with a split level paved patio area and is enclosed by a variety of mature trees and hedge borders. There are two willow trees, a revolving timber summerhouse and a garden shed workshop measuring 12' x 10'6, with a workbench.