Orchard Road, Tewin, Welwyn
Fine family home of considerable potential • Spacious well-proportioned accommodation • Stunning woodland setting • Impressive gardens with the plot exceeding ¾ acre • Ample off-street parking plus carport and garage • Highly desirable location
This very attractive double-fronted detached house enjoys a stunning woodland setting, with greenbelt to front and rear, and provides spacious and versatile accommodation. A much loved and well cared for family home for decades, the house also offers considerable scope for 21st century updating and styling. The ground floor has three large reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room, a utility room, two WCs and various useful storage areas. The first floor has four bedrooms (three of which are doubles), a bathroom, separate WC, large airing cupboard and similar size store cupboard. The house has gas-fired central heating and is part double-glazed, part triple-laminated.
The house is set some 78' (24m) back from the road in a truly outstanding plot. Its size is 0.8 of an acre and measures approximately 458' by 80' (139.69m x 24.4m) overall. Screened from the road by a tall hedge, the front garden is laid to lawn with herbaceous beds and borders; ornamental shrubs; and fine mature trees. The gravel driveway and forecourt provide ample off-street parking and lead to a generous double carport and garage. The spectacular rear garden is about 340' (103.6m) in length and falls into two areas. That nearest the house is a more formal garden, laid to lawn with paved terrace; rockery from terrace to lawn; wide herbaceous beds and borders; ornamental shrubs and trees; woodland mature trees; and '49a', the potting and garden equipment shed. The area furthest from the house is ancient open woodland with numerous impressive pine/evergreen and deciduous trees; a leaf mould floor; and natural woodland perennials.
The attractive village of Tewin is a highly desirable and sought-after residential area with a rich pagan and Christian heritage. The settlement is pre-Domesday. St Peters Church, for example, dates back to Saxon times when The Sons of Tew invaded. The original ancient village is where most community amenities reside such as (1) the thriving primary school with its own swimming pool (open to families in the summer holidays); (2) Tewin Memorial Hall, a community hub which hosts many social activities, sports, cultural and other events; (3) the Church; (4) the ancient village pub, the Rose and Crown; (5) Tewin Stores, a community-owned village store/cafe/post office; and (6) the bus stop, taking residents to local towns such as Hertford. From the central village hub lie (7) tennis courts and a cricket pitch and (8) the Tewinbury Farm complex of hotel, restaurant, conference centre, etc. For further details of Tewin Village, see www.tewinvillage.co.uk.
Tewin is well-sited and well-located. Its nearest towns are Welwyn Garden City and Hertford (both with well-respected secondary schools and wide amenities). It also lies in close striking distance to Stevenage, St Albans and Hatfield. Its local railway station is Welwyn North, providing fast, frequent trains to London King's Cross. Its nearby motorway is the A1(M), Junction 6.
From Tewin Village, the road leads away to Tewin Wood, a historical woodland transformed into residential homes in the 1970's. The property in question lies between these two village parts, opposite fallow and cultivated fields on one side and facing the residential ex-wood on the other. This provides the added advantage of space and privacy for it lies in neither part but on the road that adjoins both.