The Red House

Whitehill Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 9HY

£1,250,000Guide price

6 4 2

Property Highlights

  • Edwardian detached house
  • Master bedroom; five further double bedrooms
  • Three principal reception rooms, ground floor cloakroom
  • Kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cellar
  • Double garage, brick built barn, off street parking
  • Original features throughout
  • Accommodation of 3,708 sq. ft.
  • Set in an elevated position

Property description

An Edwardian six bedroom detached house, situated in an elevated position, on the south side of Hitchin.

Built in 1910, and with later extensions in 1971, the Red House now has versatile accommodation in excess of 3,700 sq. ft., set over three floors. There is also a dry cellar with a double glazed door to the rear, a built-in cupboard and power and light connected. Original features have been retained throughout, including fireplaces and servants’ bells. The ground floor has three principal reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room, a utility room and a cloakroom. The first floor has four bedrooms, the family bathroom and a cloakroom. The other two bedrooms are on the second floor with a cloakroom and a shower/utility room. The gravel driveway provides extensive off street parking and leads to a detached double garage. There is also a barn with a loft above. Gated access leads to the rear garden, which has a paved patio area with a built-in barbeque. The enclosed front garden is mainly laid to lawn.

Ground Floor

The entrance hall has a fireplace with a tiled surround and a wooden mantel. The sitting room and family room both have bay windows to the front and feature fireplaces. The dining room has original servants’ bells and built-in cupboards, including a welsh dresser. The dual aspect kitchen/breakfast room has a range of wall and base level units, together with space for a table and chairs. A rear lobby provides access to the courtyard.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

The master bedroom has views over countryside. Bedrooms two and three have feature fireplaces. Bedroom six has a range of built-in cupboards, including a vanity unit with an inset sink. The family bathroom, which has underfloor heating, has an enclosed bath and a separate shower cubicle. The second floor has a cloakroom and a shower/utility room. Bedrooms four and five have feature fireplaces.


The property is 1 mile from Hitchin town centre which has a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants. The Queen Mother theatre is a modern purpose built theatre with a programme of professional and amateur productions. The Hitchin swimming centre has outdoor and indoor pools allowing year round swimming. The town has a range of schools including the boys' and girls' schools, which are both rated Outstanding, by Ofsted.

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