This absolutely delightful semi was an entry in the 1905 Cottage Exhibition and is a very fine example of the early Garden City style. Beautifully presented, it retains its original charm and character, whilst having been very successfully updated and improved. There are two good reception rooms and a modern kitchen completes the ground floor.
The first floor provides three bedrooms and a well appointed modern bathroom.
The windows to the front are double-glazed with sealed units and the house benefits from gas fired central heating, a wood-burning stove in the dining room and an attractive open fireplace in the sitting room.
The cottage is pleasantly set back from the road in a fine plot extending to a quarter of an acre and measuring approximately 234' by 47' (71.3m x 14.4m) overall. The front garden is screened by hedges to front and sides and laid to lawn with herbaceous beds and borders, ornamental shrubs and fruit trees. The block-paved and shingle driveway and turning space provide generous off-street parking and lead to the detached garage.
A gate between the house and garage opens to the most attractive rear garden, which is some 125' (38m) in length and laid out with shaped lawns, paved patios, one with a pergola above, curving block-paved pathways, herbaceous beds and borders, rose bushes, ornamental shrubs, fruit trees and fine mature specimen trees, including ash, maple and two impressive tall conifers.
Octagonal cedar summerhouse, log store and timber garden shed/workshop 11'9" x 7'11" (3.58m x 2.42m).
Wilbury Road is an established residential road running east to west on the north side of Letchworth. No 136 is within a mile of the town centre and mainline railway station. Letchworth Garden City is on the Cambridge to London mainline with services running regularly throughout the day. The fastest service to London King's Cross takes just 29 minutes with Cambridge 26 minutes away in the other direction. Junction 9 on the A1(M) is only 2.6 miles away by car, with Junction 10 being 3.3 miles.
Designed in the early 20th Century to combine the benefits of town and country, Letchworth Garden City was the world's first example of this concept and succeeds to this day in achieving its aim. The town provides excellent schools, shops, leisure facilities and green open spaces, the most notable of which, the 63-acre Norton Common, is within 200 yards.
Property Ref: 17687831
- Letchworth Rail Station - 0.6 miles
- Baldock Rail Station - 1.8 miles
- Hitchin Rail Station - 2.8 miles
- Arlesey Rail Station - 3.0 miles
- Ashwell & Morden Rail Station - 5.9 miles