Reception hall, drawing room, study, cloakroom, kitchen/breakfast room, family/dining room, walk-in larder, master bedroom with en suite bathroom, 3 further bedrooms, family bathroom, garage with mezzanine level, private and communal gardens
Digswell House is an impressive property in an excellent location. It comprises 13 freehold houses, each with its own garage and parking. All the houses share the stunning 4.5 acres of parkland grounds. No. 4 Digswell House not only enjoys the use of the communal grounds, but also has its own private garden, which is set on the western side of the grounds. To the west of Digswell House lies the WGC Cricket Club grounds, which stand in an area designated as areas of Urban Open Land. It extends to the south side of the property.
No. 4 is a most elegant family home. The entrance hall is welcoming and a very recently fitted cloakroom, with new flooring, is set to one side.
A lovely circular staircase runs through the centre of the house, from the lower ground floor up to the first floor. The drawing room is a rather special room as it enjoys many classic features indicative of the Georgian era. The high ceiling levels, coupled with the three large sash windows, really make for a most impressive room. The windows mean the room is bathed in natural light throughout the day, whilst through the east window there is a lovely view of the Georgian facade.
On the other side of the hallway is a large study that also benefits from classic Georgian features. Fitted shelving runs across the full length of one wall, whilst there is ample space for two desks, one either end of the room.
The kitchen/breakfast room and the family/dining room are on the lower ground floor. The Kitchen is fitted with an extensive range of Shaker style wall and base units and there is ample space for a large table. There are windows on three sides, which afford light into this whole area. The dining/family room is beyond and, whilst a lovely room to formally entertain family and friends, would make for a great family/TV room for children.
The master bedroom features a dual aspect, with built-in cupboards and a recently refitted en suite with bath and walk in shower. There are three further bedrooms, two of which are large double bedrooms with deep floor to ceiling cupboards, and a recently refitted family bath and shower room.
Situated on the western side of the communal grounds is the private garden of No. 4. This lovely and mature garden is just a wonderful asset to the property. Laid mainly to lawn and flanked by shrubs, hedges and trees, and featuring a summer house, this really is a little piece of heaven where one can enjoy those summer months in private.
Extensive communal lawned gardens sweep away from the main house. Residents all share the grounds, which are bounded by Monks Walk on the west side, Monks Rise on the north side, St John's Church and their land on the east side and parkland/the dell on the south side.
In a separate building is a garage, which has space for one car and storage on its mezzanine level.
A brief History of Digswell House
Digswell House is a Grade II listed Mansion built as a commodious country gentleman's home in an architectural style that can best be described as neoclassical.
After the war, the house was purchased by Sir Ebenezer Howard in 1919. From 1928 to 1939 it functioned as a conference centre with good connections to London through local railway transport. Notable guests have included Mahatma Gandhi, George Bernard Shaw, Paul Robeson, Lord Beaverbrook, Hugh Gaitskell and other leading intellectuals and politicians of the time.
In 1986 the house was sold to developers. Two wings were added to the Regency house, to the east and west side of the house. No. 4 is within the west wing.
Mains water, gas, electricity and drainage
Welwyn & Hatfield District Council
Digswell House Residents Association (DHRA)
A current monthly payment of £120 is payable for grounds insurance and maintenance of the grounds.View payable Stamp Duty for this property