- Charming three bedroom cottage
- Period features
- Central village location
- Chain free
- south facing courtyard
We are delighted to present this enchanting detached period cottage nestled within the conservation area of Old Welwyn. Situated in close proximity to shops, restaurants, a doctors' surgery, and is discreetly located just off Church St.
Known as Old Church House, this historic dwelling dates back to the mid-15th century, originally featuring a thatched roof. Acknowledged in Pevsners' "Buildings of England" and listed as a Grade II structure, Old Church House stands as one of the oldest houses in the village. Previously owned by the church and later acquired by a private owner, the property underwent meticulous restoration to evolve into a comfortable village home.
Stepping inside reveals a character-rich interior that seamlessly combines ample natural light with spaciousness and impressive ceiling heights. The entrance welcomes you into a small hall with stairs leading to the first floor. The main living area, once a church hall, has been ingeniously reimagined. A modern fitted kitchen graces one end, equipped with painted storage units, solid oak worktops, oven, hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and space for a breakfast table. The living/dining area at the other end revolves around an antique brick fireplace, creating a warm and inviting ambiance. An inner hall unfolds with a study/dressing room, a convenient shower room with basin and WC, a bespoke conservatory offering a second sitting area, and access to a sizable ground floor bedroom.
Ascending to the first floor, you encounter a striking main bedroom with a beamed and vaulted ceiling. A second double bedroom, also vaulted, features an en-suite bathroom boasting a Victorian-style suite complete with a roll-top bath, wash basin, and WC.
The property's allure extends outdoors with a south-facing courtyard garden featuring herringbone brick pavingâ??an idyllic spot for outdoor seating. Double doors from the conservatory open onto this charming space, leading to a solid oak pedestrian gate that connects to Church St. Modern comforts are assured with gas-fired central heating, and all essential services are connected.
A brief stroll away lies Welwyn Marshes, a picturesque open space following the course of the river Mimram, perfect for leisurely walks. Old Welwyn boasts additional amenities such as a thriving tennis and bowls club, fostering a friendly community spirit among its residents.