A unique impressive plot...A very impressive plot with stunning garden, containing a wide range of Heritage trees from the original Hitchin Road Orchard, combined with a self-sufficient vegetable garden. The property itself has been improved and extended over the years, benefiting from a veranda enjoying views of the garden, solar panels and battery storage providing greatly reduced energy bills. The benefit of this climate-conscious property enjoying free energy is the flexible layout, which is easily interchangeable, depending on its new owners' requirements. Currently benefiting from 5 large bedrooms, dining room, living room, family room, separate study, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, bathroom and separate shower room, there is still huge potential to extend further if required. The property boasts a garage/workshop, garden shed/garden room, sun arbour, carport and driveway parking for at least 7 vehicles.
entrance hallway: Fully glazed double doors to side aspect leading into entrance hallway. Carpet, 3 radiators, 2 ceiling lights, under stairs cupboard with motion light. Doors leading to:
Living room: 15' 8" x 12' 10" (4.78m x 3.91m) Double glazed sliding patio doors leading to substantial all year round veranda out onto therear garden. Brick feature fireplace, fitted with smokeless multi fuel stove. Carpet, ceiling light, 2 wall lights, radiator, fibre optic point, BT point, TV point.
Kitchen/breakfast room: 17' 1" x 10' 0" (5.21m x 3.05m) Dual aspect double glazed window to rear & side aspect with a half glazed door to side aspect. Fitted Poggenpohl kitchen with complementary work surfaces, incorporating: Pull out larder cupboard, drawer pack, corner carousel with a base cupboard fitted with light (currently used as a wine cupboard). Breakfast bar seating for 2 incorporating 2 base units, plus a storage space. Composite sink, wall mounted Worcester boiler. Neff hide & slide single oven with 4 ring ceramic hob. Integrated Liebherr fridge. Space for dishwasher & upright fridge freezer. Ceramic tiled flooring, inset ceiling LED spot lights, under cupboard LED strip lights, radiator, automatic extractor fan.
Dining room: 10' 0" x 9' 0" (3.05m x 2.74m) Double glazed window to side aspect. Wood block flooring, radiator, ceiling light.
Utility room: 6' 11" x 4' 0" (2.11m x 1.22m) Wall mounted units, work surface, ceramic tiled flooring, ceiling light, wall mounted coat hooks, space & plumbing for under counter washing machine & tumble dryer. Door leading to:
Shower room: 6' 11" x 4' 5" (2.11m x 1.35m) Double glazed privacy window to side aspect. White suite comprising: Low level push button wc, wall mounted wash hand basin. Fully tiled curved shower cubicle, fitted with wall mounted shower & glass door, mirrored wall cabinet, inset LED spot lights, chrome heated towel rail, automatic extractor fan.
Bedroom 1: 14' 7" x 11' 1" (4.44m x 3.38m) Into Bay Double glazed Bay window to front aspect. Carpet, radiator, ceiling light, TV point.
Bedroom 2: 12' 0" x 11' 1" (3.66m x 3.38m) Double glazed window to front aspect. Carpet, radiator, ceiling light. Inset open dressing area, fitted with shelf & rail (potential for en-suite).
Bedroom 3: 10' 11" x 10' 8" (3.33m x 3.25m) Double glazed window to side aspect. Carpet, radiator, ceiling light. Wall mounted wash hand basin inset in 2 door vanity unit, strip light with shaver point.
Bedroom 4: 10' 11" x 8' 11" (3.33m x 2.72m) Double glazed window to side aspect, fitted with roller blind. Carpet, radiator, ceiling light. Inset shelving.
Bathroom: 9' 1" x 7' 5" (2.77m x 2.26m) Double glazed privacy window to side aspect. Dusty pink suite comprising: Fully tiled panelled bath, fitted with hand held shower & glass screen Curved shower cubicle, fitted with wall mounted shower & glass door. Wash hand basin inset in 2 door vanity unit, low level lever wc, bidet, chrome heated towel rail, ceiling light, automatic extractor fan, cork flooring.
First floor Carpeted staircase leading to first floor.
Landing: Velux window to side aspect. Carpet, ceiling light. Built-in base units & tall cupboard fitted with worksurface. Door to shelved airing cupboard housing water tank.
Family room: 17' 11" x 9' 11" (5.46m x 3.02m) Velux windows to rear & side aspect. Carpet, radiator, strip ceiling light, TV point, 2 x door to insulated eave storage one with strip light access to heating system pump (plus fitted with magna clean for central heating system).
Study: 10' 10" x 4' 4" (3.3m x 1.32m) Internal privacy window to side aspect, carpet, strip ceiling light, radiator. Built-in workstation fitted with wall & base units.
Bedroom 5: 13' 10" x 5' 8" (4.22m x 1.73m) Velux to front aspect. Carpet, ceiling light, radiator, 2 x door to eave storage. Access to battery storage pack.
front garden: Block paved driveway with shrub borders and mature trees. Drain feeding into underground soakaway.
Rear garden: Huge secluded garden with hedge and wind-proof fence perimeter planted with established shrubs, a wide variety of Heritage fruit trees nurtured from original Hitchin Road Orchard. Block paved covered veranda / patio area, steps down leading to lawn with gated access to the end of the garden, where there is an impressive self-sufficient vegetable and fruit garden. Wooden shed (garden house / garden tools storage), fitted with armoured electricity cable & insulated water pipe; 2 x external taps, 2 x greenhouses. Further covered sun arbour area.
Garage/workshop: 18ft long garage with up & over door, boarded eave storage, fitted with power & light. Workshop area to rear of garage fitted with workbench & base units. Personal access door to garden with side gated access leading to driveway.
Carport: 19' 0" x 13' 0" (5.79m x 3.96m) Carport parking for 1 car fitted with a glazed roof (constructed in 2015).
Driveway parking: Huge block paved driveway fitted with drainage grills with parking for 7 vehicles.
EPC: Rating C
Solar Panels (16) fully owned, installed 2011; guaranteed inflation-proofed income until 2036, currently circa £1,800 per year
8.6 kWh battery storage reducing 2020 energy Bills (gas & electric) to circa £800-£900
Council Tax: Band F
local area: This property is situated close to all local amenities.
There are two lower schools in Stotfold, Roecroft lower school & St Marys Academy with nearby middle and upper schools of Etonbury Academy and the renowned Samuel Whitbread Academy.
Stotfold is centrally located to all major link roads A1, link roads to the M1 into London and Cambridge as well as Bedford and Milton Keynes. Fast train links into London Kings Cross & London St Pancras via Letchworth & Arlesey circa 38-44mins.
In Stotfold itself is a Co-op store, Pharmacy, Days Bakery, Doctors Surgery, Dentist, Library, Working Flour Mill with coffee shop & a variety of Pub/Restaurants.
Agents note: The apparatus, equipment, fittings and services for this property have not been tested by First Step, all interested parties will need to satisfy themselves as to the condition of any such items or services. All measurements are approximate and therefore may be subject to a small margin of error.
These details are to be used as a guide only and their accuracy is therefore not guaranteed.