Property Ref: 62851
All distances and journey times are approximate: Knebworth 3.6 miles - Stansted airport circa 29 miles - London Heathrow Airport 39 miles - Luton Airport circa 9 miles - Welwyn Garden City 4.9 miles - Hitchin 8 miles
The house is approximately 200 yards from country walks to Kimpton and Whitwell , half a mile from country walks to Old Knebworth and a couple of minutes away from countryside walks to Ayot St Lawrence. It is approximately 7 miles from the lovely old market town of Hitchin and approximately 0.3 mile from Codicote shops and Indian restaurant.
Front door with external side light opening to:
A useful addition to the house, the entrance porch provides space for coats and shoes, there is a fitted coir door mat, meter cupboard, integrated ceiling spotlights and an opening to:
A bright "L" shaped space with a window to the front and French doors to the rear garden, with far reaching views to farmland beyond. Tastefully decorated by the current owner in neutral tones, with grey-wash wood effect flooring, two ceiling lights, staircase to the first floor, useful under-stairs storage cupboard, "Dimplex" electric storage heater, space for table and chairs and opening to:
Refitted with a range of gloss fronted wall and base units with cupboards and drawers and integral appliances including an electric oven with four ring hob and extractor hood over, fridge with freezer compartment and washer dryer. There are grey toned wood effect work surfaces and splash-backs, with a further glass splash back behind the hob. The stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drainer is set beneath a window to the rear with views over the garden and the countryside beyond.
With doors to all first floor accommodation, a hatch to the loft space, an airing cupboard with lagged hot water tank, and a further storage cupboard. Door to:
With pretty dormer window to the front, electric "Dimplex" heater and ceiling light.
There is a window to the front, electric "Dimplex" heater, and mirror fronted wardrobes spanning the width of one wall and providing excellent clothes storage space.
Re-fitted with a contemporary white suite comprising panelled bath with "Aqualisa" shower over and glass shower screen, low level WC, and wash hand basin set into a vanity unit with useful cupboards below. There is ceramic tiling to the walls with attractive mosaic tiled panel, ceramic tiling to the floor, inset ceiling spotlights, extractor fan and an opaque window to the rear.
Enjoying views over fields, the attractive tiered rear garden has fenced boundaries. There is a paved patio immediately adjacent to the house, with steps down to a lawn (artificial), and further steps down to a paved sun terrace with shed. Gated access leads to the rear parking area where one of two parking spaces can be found.
With pathway and slate covered flower bed, and steps up to the other parking space.
The parking space to the front of the house is raised (the seller informs us that two small cars can be parked here). To the rear of the property there is another allocated parking space.
Council Tax Band D - £1730
Energy Efficiency Rating (EER) - D
The property is of shared ownership - the buyer will be purchasing 70% freehold of the house, the other 30% of the house being rented by The Settled Group. We understand that the buyers will have to be assessed as being suitable tenants to rent the 30% - currently the rental charge is £89 per month.
More details regarding the shared ownership can be found here: www.settlegroup.org.uk
Buyers will need to be approved by Help to Buy East and South East - www.helptobuyese.org.uk
Information from the help to buy website: "You pay a subsidised rent on the remaining share that the Housing Association or Registered Provider still own. The combined monthly cost of mortgage and rent will normally be less than if you were purchasing the property outright.
In the future you can simply sell your share for its value at the time or alternatively you can purchase further shares in your home.
With most properties you are eventually able to own the property outright if you wish to, although there are some restrictions on rural schemes.
Am I eligible?
Your annual household income can be no more than £80,000.
You should be unable to purchase a home suitable for your needs without assistance.
You cannot be a current home owner (or be named on the deeds of another property).
You must not have any outstanding credit issues (i.e. Unsatisfied defaults or county court judgements).
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