Approx. Mileages: Letchworth Garden City Station 2.3 miles, Arlesey Station 2.5 miles, Hitchin 4 miles, Baldock 4.4 miles, A1M J10 2.3 miles, London Luton Airport 14.5 miles
Icknield House is situated within acres of stunning parkland of Fairfield Park, Hitchin. The communal areas are kept to a very high manicured standard. Fairfield Park offers fantastic walks around both the Blue & Green Lagoons, as well as the established parkland.
On the Park, there is a Tesco's convenience store, Bannatyne Gym and Spa, The Orchard Restaurant, a dry cleaners and a hair salon along with Fairfield Park Cricket & Bowls Club. There are many secure play parks for children along with speed restricted roads.
The property is within the catchment area of Fairfield Lower School, which is within the Park, along with many nearby middle and upper schools of Etonbury Academy. For independent education there is a good choice of schools including St Francis College, St Christopher, Kingshott School, The Princess Helena College and Heath Mount School. There are also The Harpur Trust Schools in Bedford and The Perse Schools and The Leys in Cambridge.
The picturesque town of Hitchin is approximately 4 miles away with its beautiful 13th Century parish church, boutiques and cafe's.
Neighbouring Letchworth Garden City has a good mix of high street stores, speciality gift shops and restaurants. The garden city and the local area offer a vast array of attractions including museums, a three screen cinema, historic houses, parks, gardens, art galleries and the renowned Letchworth Golf Club.
Fairfield Park is centrally located to the A1 & M1 roads into London and Cambridge as well as Bedford and Milton Keynes. Fast train links into London Kings Cross via Letchworth and nearby Arlesey. London Luton Airport are just 14.5 miles away.
Icknield House was built in the 1930s in a style reminiscent of the Arts and Crafts movement. With extensions added over the years, the house is now a fine family home with living accommodation extending to over 3800 sq ft.
Set on a private gated development, it is situated quietly within its own grounds and backs onto open parkland. An ideal location for a family who needs space to grow in a convenient location. Accessed through wrought iron gates, the house is set at the end of a circular driveway.
Once inside it is easy to appreciate the sheer scale of the house with its tall ceilings, large rooms and daylight flooding in through the windows and French doors.
A large sitting room overlooks the gardens to the rear. There is also a large dining room with a wood burning stove, again overlooking the gardens.
There is a large study at one end of the house tucked quietly away, ideal for a home office or simply a peaceful space for homeworking. There is also a small reception room next to the kitchen, with wall space big enough for the largest of games TV screens.
The kitchen/breakfast room is well designed with a substantial central island unit and comprehensive range of painted cabinets. There is a Range cooker and complementary extractor hood. A practical tiled floor leads to an adjacent utility room with doors to both front and rear, providing access to the first floor annexe and gardens.
On the first floor, there are 5 bedrooms including a master suite with walk-in dressing room and large en suite bathroom. There is also a guest suite with its own balcony overlooking the front gardens, a great place for weekend guests to enjoy.
The annex is well thought out with a studio room and kitchenette with space for a sitting area, a small dining space and sleeping area. There is an en suite shower room adjacent. This could be an ideal place for either staff or an older teenager to call their own.
The grounds to the house are impressively large and provide separate areas for children to play as well as terraced verandas.
There is ample off street parking to the front of the triple garage with a circular driveway leading to the front of the house.