This fine example of an early Garden City home has the distinction of having been designed by Parker & Unwin, the lead architects of the project, and is Grade II listed. Built in 1910 of 9" solid brickwork, roughcast rendered externally, with later additions of cavity brickwork, also roughcast rendered, under a tiled roof, it provides spacious family accommodation with four double bedrooms, one with dressing area, a shower room and a bathroom on the first floor. The ground floor provides four reception rooms, kitchen and laundry/cloakroom/WC.
The property fully retains its original charm and character, although well updated, and benefits from secondary double-glazing and gas fired central heating.
The front garden is mainly paved, providing pedestrian access to the front door, and with herbaceous borders and ornamental shrubs.
A shared vehicular right-of-way leads from Sollershott East to the garage, off-street parking space and a gate to the rear garden. Extending to the north and west of the house, the garden measures some 76' by 60' (23.3m x 18.4m) overall. The gardens are laid to lawn with paved patio, herbaceous borders, ornamental shrubs and fruit trees. Timber garden shed.
Set at the junction of Field Lane and Sollershott East, the house enjoys a most desirable location in a conservation area just half a mile to the south of the town centre and two-thirds of a mile from the mainline railway station. Letchworth Garden City is on the London to Cambridge mainline and regular services run throughout the day. The fastest services to London King's Cross take just 29 minutes and to Cambridge is 26 minutes in the other direction. Junction 9 on the A1(M) is 1.7 miles away by car.
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, green open spaces and other leisure facilities. The property is well placed for access to schools, St Francis College and the St Christopher School both being within a third of a mile and the Highfield School and St Thomas More RC Primary School are both only half a mile away.
LEASEHOLD: Lease runs to 2960, 936 years unexpired. No Ground Rent. A separate lease applies to the right-of-way to the garage with 50 years unexpired.
MAINS water, sewerage, gas and electricity are connected to the property.
BROADBAND: A choice of providers with claimed download speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps. Current provider: Virgin.
MOBILE SIGNAL: Most providers claim up to 4G coverage, some 5G.
THE LETCHWORTH GARDEN CITY HERITAGE FOUNDATION
To maintain the integrity of the Garden City concept and design, properties are subject to the additional planning requirements of the Heritage Foundation.
Property Ref: 17800802
- Letchworth Rail Station - 0.6 miles
- Hitchin Rail Station - 1.9 miles
- Baldock Rail Station - 2.3 miles
- Arlesey Rail Station - 4.1 miles
- Stevenage Rail Station - 4.9 miles