Steeped in History, this superbly presented period detached house dates back to the 17th Century and offers many period features with exposed beam work throughout and Inglenook fireplace to the sitting room. It was the home of The Birdsall Boys, which became the setting for The Boys and the Butterflies, a book written in the Second World War. The house provides two reception rooms to the ground floor, and three double bedrooms and antique style bathroom to the first floor. There is a generous westerly facing rear garden and parking for numerous vehicles.
Walkern village is also steeped in history and has excellent facilities for day-to-day purposes with a recently opened Budgen store, primary school, two popular locals and a doctors' surgery. The more comprehensive amenities can be found in Stevenage which is about 4.5 miles away and offers a rail service into King's Cross taking just 19 minutes. Junction 8 of the A1(M) is about 5 miles away.
Solid entrance door with glazed panel to Entrance Lobby, quarry tiled floor, original oak door to dining room.
12' 1" x 12' 1" (3.68m x 3.68m) Feature fireplace incorporating multi fuel burner, windows to two aspects, wall mounted radiator, under stairs cupboard, feature beam work, wiring for wall lights.
18' 4" x 14' 4" (5.59m x 4.37m) A lovely room with feature inglenook fireplace with bench seating and incorporating a wood burning stove; multi fuel burner to the other end of the room, under stairs cupboard, wiring for wall lights, two windows to the front, door to the rear, feature beam work, staircase to bedroom.
15' 4" x 9' 2" (4.67m x 2.79m) Re fitted kitchen with a range of base and eye level cupboards incorporating a double bowl sink unit with cupboard below, base unit housing induction hob with extractor over and oven below, built in dishwasher, water softener, built in fridge and freezer, cupboard for housing washing machine and tumble dryer, tiled floor, windows to two aspects, stable door to garden, feature beam work, shelving, access to lobby area with tiled floor and hatch to loft, access to cloakroom.
White suite consisting of low level wc, wash hand basin, heated towel rail, tiled floor.
There are two staircases which serve the first floor. The landing is accessed via the staircase from the dining room with exposed brick work, exposed beams, window to side, spot lighting.
12' 5" x 12' 5" (3.78m x 3.78m) Original Oak floor, feature beam work, hatch to loft, two windows to front, wall mounted radiator.
Although not immediately en suite the bathroom is just across the landing and has an antique style suite consisting of a deep roll top bath with claw feet and shower attachment, wash hand basin to vanity unit, low level wc, built in cupboard, additional small built in cupboard, windows to two aspects, beam work, hatch to loft.
14' 2" x 11' 2" (4.32m x 3.40m) max, this room is also accessed via the main landing and features the brickwork of the inglenook fireplace, with integrated cupboard with double doors, Oak floor, chapel ceiling, hatch to loft, wiring for wall lights.
14' 8" x 9' 2" (4.47m x 2.79m) This bedroom can be accessed via bedroom two or the separate staircase from the sitting room. Oak floor, chapel ceiling, windows to two aspects.
To the front of the house there is a brick retaining wall with shrubs and hedges, lawn and flower beds.
Side of House
To the side of the house there is a five bar gate with a car parking space to the front, giving access to a car parking area to the side, this progresses to additional car parking for several vehicles. There is access at both sides of the property to the rear garden.
The generous rear garden is westerly facing with a paved terrace to the rear of the sitting room; with extensive lawn, mature hedges, shrubs and flowering borders. Shed to rear.
The vendors have previously obtained full planning permission (now lapsed) for a substantial first and second floor extension to the rear of the house which included a kitchen and garden room to the ground floor, and a bedroom with en suite bathroom to the first floor. They also obtained planning permission for a sizeable double garage and store room with a first floor home office above. Plans can be inspected in the agents office at 10 High Street, Welwyn, Herts AL6 9EQ.