The Welwyn Garden City branch of Putterills Estate Agents specialise in houses for sale and property to rent within the vicinity of Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire including the small surrounding towns, villages and suburbs of Burnham Green, Digswell, Hertford, Knightsfield, Lemsford, Letty Green, Old Hatfield, Panshanger, Tewin, Tewin Wood, Welwyn Garden City West Side, Welwyn Village.
We have been serving the Welwyn Garden City area with professional estate agency and letting agency services for over 20 years and would very much look forward to working with you in order to successfully facilitate and complete the sale of your house, property or home and can even help you let your property.
We won an award in the Marketing Category at the Letting Agency of the Year 2010 and in December 2011 and in December 2011 at The Estate Agency of the Year ceremony, sponsored by The Times and The Sunday Times, we won the Gold Specialist Award in the category for Best New Homes.
We follow an internal company ethos of being the “property people you can trust.”
A Short History
Welwyn Garden City was built soon after the First World War according to the vision of Sir Ebenezer Howard founder of the Garden City movement. Howard planned ‘a town designed for healthy living’ where people could live, work and raise their families away from the miseries of congested cities. People coming to live here would enjoy working and living within easy reach of the countryside and have their own gardens and open spaces. These ideas later inspired the 1946 New Towns Act and towns that followed.
Today the population is over 42,000 and Howard’s name lives on with the main town centre thoroughfare named Howardsgate and the modern indoor shopping complex The Howard Centre. Great attention has always been paid to landscaping, with residential and commercial areas laid out along tree lined roads. The neo-Georgian style town centre has a large department store and many branches of major chain stores are located in and around the Howard Centre which opened in 1990.
The town has developed into a thriving international business centre where many influential companies enjoy the advantages of a quality location.There are excellent leisure facilities including the 126 acres Stanborough Park containing boating and sailing lakes. The Gosling Sports Park is a superb venue for cycling, athletics, squash and tennis. It also has a ski-slope and golf driving range. There is an 18 hole public golf course at Panshanger as well as a Welwyn Garden City private golf club. The Campus West Arts and Conference Centre has an indoor theatre, indoor roller –skating rink and conference facilities.
Parkway in the town centre is the jewel in the crown with it’s famous fountain built for the Coronation in 1953, majestic close cut lawns and colourful embroideries of flowers. Maurice de Soissons in his definitive history of Welwyn Garden City ‘A Town Designed for Healthy Living’ said “To walk in the Garden City today is always the best way to appreciate it”
Welwyn Garden City has excellent road links courtesy of the nearby A1(M) which provides rapid access to the wider road network. London is approximately 20 miles to the south, with Luton and it’s airport less than 15 minutes away. Operated by First Capital Connect there are frequent train services to London (29 minutes), Cambridge, Peterborough and other local towns.
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