4 Dower House

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


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Property Highlights

  • Grade II listed 18th century newly refurbished house
  • Four double bedrooms
  • Three bath or shower rooms
  • Sitting room with double doors to garden
  • 20 ft. kitchen/dining room
  • Utility room, cloakroom
  • Allocated parking and visitor spaces
  • Gated entrance

Property description

A Grade II listed 18th century four double bedroom house with over 2,000 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/dining room, 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 is also visitor parking and storage sheds for each property.

Property Highlights

On the ground floor, the sitting room has double doors out to the garden. There is also a 20 ft. long kitchen/dining room, a utility room and a cloakroom. On the first floor, the master bedroom has an en suite shower room and there is a further bedroom and a family bathroom. On the top floor there are two further bedrooms - both with far reaching views - and a bathroom. Outside, there is an enclosed courtyard garden and parking for two cars.


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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