"Seagar House" forms part of the site of an original 16th Century Coaching Inn, first recorded as "The Swann Inn" in 1530 under the reign of Elizabeth I. It is believed that Charles I was led through the Old Town back to London under arrest by the parliamentarian soldiers during the Civil War years. The famous diarist, Samuel Pepys, recorded a journey through Stevenage on 5 August 1664 and again in 1667, staying at "The Swann Inn" and playing bowls on the Green opposite. More recently, "The Swann Inn" was renamed "The Grange" in the 1840's by Reverend John Osborne Seager who converted the buildings into a boys school. Of late, "The Grange" was used as council offices incorporating the Town's Registry Office. "The Grange" comprises a group of Grade II and Grade II* Listed Buildings arranged around an attractive courtyard. The buildings are a mix of styles including Tudor oak frames, fine Tudor brickwork and Georgian facades with large sash windows. The buildings were successfully converted into eight townhouses and six apartments by City and Country in 1999 and the winner of the Bronze Award for "Best Renovation" at the "What House" Awards in the year 2000.
Stevenage comprises of both the New and Old Towns and is conveniently situated within easy access of the A1M. The Historic High Street in the Old Town offers a good selection of shops, cafés/restaurants, public houses and a Doctor’s Surgery. In addition, the area is well served by Lister Hospital and a good selection of local primary and secondary schools The New Town provides a large pedestrianised shopping centre and retail parks together with the Gordon Craig Theatre, David Lloyd Health Club, the Leisure Park with its restaurants, bars and night club, bowling alley and 16-screen Cineworld complex. Fairlands Valley Park and lakes are nearby. Stevenage mainline railway station offers a fast and frequent rail service into London Kings Cross (23 mins) and the St Pancras International rail link to Europe. Both Luton and Stansted Airports are approximately 20 miles away.
Wide welcoming reception hallway finished with a tall ceiling height, picture rails and ornate cornicing, stylish tiled effect patterned flooring, staircase rising to the first floor with cupboard below, radiator and sash window to the front elevation. Doors to:
Wide period panelled front door with carriage light opening to:
Fitted with a low level wc, pedestal hand wash basin, white and contrasting wooden effect tiled splashbacks and flooring, extractor fan and radiator.
Benefiting from a dual aspect provided by sash windows to both the front and side elevations whilst newly fitted with a comprehensive range of Shaker style dove grey base and eye level units and drawers finished with wooden effect work surfaces with matching upstands. Inset stainless steel sink unit with telescopic mixer tap. Appliances include an integrated dishwasher, oven and microwave with four-ring gas hob and extractor canopy above, wine cooler and fridge/freezer. under unit and downlighters, cupboard concealing gas fired boiler and wooden effect flooring.
Stylish oak flooring, radiator, sash window to the front elevation, picture rails and ornate coving, two ceiling roses and an attractive substantial wooden painted fireplace with a detailed cast iron grate and slate hearth with an inset living flame gas fire.
Deep landing providing a studay area, feature arched window to the rear elevation, radiator, staircase continuing to the second floor, ceiling rose and exposed ceiling timber. Doors to:
A flexible room currently being used as the sitting room. Dual aspect provided by sash windows to both the front and side elevations. Substantial black painted wooden feature fireplace with a slate hearth and surround with a detailed grate with a living flame fire. Ornate cornicing, picture rails and ceiling rose, TV and phone points and radiator.
Sash window to the front elevation. Exposed ceiling timbers, Ceiling rose, radiator and door to:
Fitted with a modern white three-piece suite comprising a rectangular vanity hand wash basin set to an oak vanity stand with chrome mixer tap, low level wc with push button flush and a double width walk-in shower cubicle with fitted shower and bi-folding screen, chrome heated towel rail, natural stone wall and floor tiles, downlighters, extractor fan, shaver point, exposed ceiling timber.
Sealed unit double glazed Velux style window to the front elevation. Doors to:
A further generous double room, downlighters, exposed ceiling timber, radiator and window to the front elevation.
Measurements exclude a substantial range of built-in wardrobes whilst fitted with a traditional three-piece suite comprising a pedestal hand wash basin, low level wc and a tiled panelled bath with antique style mixer tap and shower attachment. White tiled splashbacks with contrasting coloured border tile, tiled effect flooring, space and plumbing for washing machine, chrome towel rail and sash window to the side elevation.
The property enjoys the benefit of a private courtyard garden situated immediately to the side of the property enclosed by attractive wrought iron railings with limestone paved terracing, raised slate shingled border and dwarf brick boundary walls, mature screening creating a private comfortable attractive seating area.
Attractive courtyard to the front of the property providing additional seating area with landscaped planting enclosed by wrought iron railings. Further communal gardens situated to the rear of the development including substantial private lawns, mature trees and shrubbery.
Single garage situated close to the property with up and over door, power and light. The garage is leasehold, held on a 125 year lease from 1999 with 103 years remaining with a yearly maintenance charge of £150 and yearly ground rent charge of £25.00.
A separate allocated parking space situated to the shingled residents parking area to the rear of the development.
Whilst Seagar House is freehold there is a management charge for the maintenance and upkeep of the development and the communal areas payable at £600 per year plus a 6.6% of additional communal costs.
The Tenure of this property is FREEHOLD. The Council Tax Band is F. The EPC Rating is D.
Viewing is strictly by appointment only through Putterills of Hertfordshire, through whom all negotiations should be conducted.
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