6 Dower House
Hitchin Road, Preston, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 7TZ
- Grade II listed 18th century newly refurbished house
- Three double bedrooms, two bathrooms
- Sitting room, dining room
- Fully fitted kitchen
- Approx. 1,556 sq. ft. of accommodation
- Enclosed south facing garden
- Allocated parking and visitor spaces
- Gated development of seven properties set in private grounds
A Grade II listed 18th century three double bedroom house with over 1,500 sq. ft. of accommodation, situated 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 bathrooms. 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.
The ground floor accommodation includes an entrance hall with a tiled floor and stairs to the first floor, and a sitting room with south facing windows and a fireplace. There is also a dining room and a fully fitted kitchen. On the first floor, the master bedroom has an en suite bathroom and there are two further double bedrooms and a further bathroom. Outside, the front garden has views over the grounds of Princess Helena College.
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.