2 Dower House

Hitchin Road, Preston, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 7TZ


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Property Highlights

  • Grade II listed 18th century house
  • Master bedroom suite with dressing room and en suite shower room
  • Two further double bedrooms
  • Family bathroom
  • Three reception rooms
  • Fully fitted kitchen, utility/boot room
  • Show house with over 2,200 sq. ft. of accommodation
  • Private development behind secure gates

Property description

A Grade II listed 18th century three double bedroom house with over 2,200 sq. ft. of accommodation, in the village of Preston.

The Dower House is believed to date from 1742 and was once part of the Temple Dinsley estate where the manor house was rebuilt in 1714. Historically, the property was used as accommodation for manor house staff and then staff of Princess Helena College when this moved to the site in the 1930s. In 1910, The Dower House was divided into two cottages and it has now been converted into six homes. The specifications of the conversion include quartz and stone worktops and Bosch fitted appliances in the kitchen, and metro tiles and a shaver point in the bath and shower rooms. There are also brushed steel sockets and switches, gas central heating, and an Indian sandstone patio and path. Access to all the homes is via electric gates, with a driveway and two parking spaces for each home. There are also visitor parking spaces and storage sheds for each property.

Property Highlights

This property is the show house and has a sitting room with a bay window to the front, a separate dining room, and a 19 ft. fitted kitchen. There is also a separate utility/boot room and a study. There are two staircases to the first floor where the master bedroom has a dressing room and an en suite shower room. There is also a family bathroom and a further dressing room. Outside, there is a paved patio area and gardens.


The property is located in the Hertfordshire village of Preston which is 3 miles from Hitchin. The village has a primary school, a cricket club, Princess Helena College and The Red Lion Pub which was the first community owned pub in the country and was voted North Herts CAMRA Pub of the Year in 2018. The A1(M) is 5 miles away and the M1 at Luton is 7 miles away. Services from Hitchin railway station to Kings Cross take 31 minutes.

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