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With the London suburbs proving more and more expensive, property in the satellite towns has been increasingly in demand of late so were delighted to add this three-bedroom semi-detached home in Welwyn Garden City to our books. Just a half-hour train ride from Kings Cross, the capital isnt all that far away but as you would expect from a new town founded less than 100 years ago – theres more of a sense of space, which is ideal if you spend your working life on Londons crowded streets.
South Ley is a quiet cul-de-sac a little to the south-east of the town centre, but not too far removed from local amenities. There are bus stops nearby connecting the neighbourhood to the local public transport network but the local Post Office, Hollybush Lane Doctors Surgery, Gosling Sports Park, King George V Playing Fields, the new Queen Elizabeth II Hospital and the Hollybush & larger Woodhall shopping parades are all within a short distance. Sports fans may be pleased to know Mill Green Golf Club or Panshanger Golf Club are within a short drive, along with the Hatfield Crusaders Cricket Clubs home ground, the University of Herfordshire is in neighbouring Hatfield. Other educational establishments nearby include Creswick Primary School and Stanborough School, both rated good after their most recent Ofsted inspections.
The property is fronted by a privet hedge offering a degree of privacy from the road outside, while a concrete drive offers off-street parking for at least two vehicles. A stepping-stone path across the front lawn leads to the front door while a second secure door offers access to the porch, kitchen, outbuilding and rear garden via another secure door. The porch has lighting, electric points and plumbing for washing machine. The outbuilding has two separate rooms, one 2m square with double glazed window to front, boarded walls, light and power points, the second 2m by 1.17m used as a store and has a power point. The rear garden. Laid mostly to lawn and has timber fence surround. Features to the rear of the house include brick-and-stone benches, a raised area for pot plants, another large storage shed and access to the house via the conservatory.
The property boasts cavity wall insulation, double glazing and low-energy lighting throughout, with heat provided by a programmable combi boiler central heating system with radiators fitted with thermostatic control valves. The front door opens onto a larger-than-average hallway, with stairs rising to the first floor and interior doors opening onto the downstairs WC and living room/diner, the hallway opens into the designer kitchen. A high-gloss black-tiled floor matches splash-back tiles fitted above a composite sink with rinser and mixer tap, and dark granite worktops which also incorporate a breakfast bar. Wood base and wall units some with glass-panelled doors – offer ample storage while a modern electric oven and microwave and a gas hob with extractor over are all incorporated into the design. The large living room/diner has stripped wood flooring matched throughout the rest of the property and leads via a sliding glass door into the conservatory, big enough to be used as a separate dining room, an extra reception room or both. The stairs to the first floor lead to a landing where doors open onto two double bedrooms, a single bedroom, a small shower room and the house bathroom which is fitted with a wash hand basin, low level WC, and Jacuzzi style bath with shower over and mixer tap.
In our opinion, spacious gardens and the quiet cul-de-sac location make this an ideal home for a family with children or pets. Parts of the property have been extensively modernised while the large conservatory offers a new owner a number of options when it comes to use of the living space. As ever, wed thoroughly recommend a viewing, both to appreciate the quality of improvements already carried out as well as the convenient location.
Kitchen: 11 10 (3.60m) x 9 10 (3.00m)
WC: 4 7 (1.40m) x 2 7 (0.80m)
Lounge: 19 8 (6.00m) x 11 10 (3.60m)
Conservatory: 14 5 (4.40m) x 9 2 (2.80m)
Bathroom: 9 10 (3.00m) x 5 11 (1.80m)
Bedroom 1: 9 10 (3.00m) x 7 10 (2.40m)
Bedroom 2: 13 9 (4.20m) x 11 10 (3.60m)
Bedroom 3: 10 6 (3.20m) x 9 10 (3.00m)
These particulars are intended to give a fair description of the property but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed and they do not constitute an offer of contract. Intending purchasers must rely on their own inspection of the property. None of the above appliances/services have been tested by Esale. We recommend purchasers arrange for a qualified person to check all appliances/services before legal commitment.