Extended and refurbished by the present owners in 2012, this beautifully presented and most spacious detached residence occupies a commanding mature plot on the edge of the popular village of Preston with uninterrupted rural views, to the front, over the Pilkington estate. Approached via a private gravel covered driveway, a covered storm porch and single light, solid oak, front door affords access to the reception hall with staircase to first floor, cloaks hanging cupboard and engineered oak flooring. Off the hallway is a cloakroom and study, with rear aspect, and a lovely multi aspect sitting room featuring a fireplace recess with tiled hearth and oak bressemer housing a cast iron solid fuel burner. There are also fitted storage cabinets with shelving over. The sitting room leads through to the conservatory which has a pleasant aspect over the garden and access to the patio area. The generally open plan kitchen breakfast area is adjacent to the dining room, which has aspect over the front garden and a useful under stairs cupboard. The beautifully re fitted kitchen has fine rural views and features an excellent range of hand painted storage units, with granite work surfaces and a wood block island unit with breakfast bar and further storage cupboards. Fitted appliances include a 6 ring electric/gas range, dishwashing machine, fridge and microwave. The kitchen and breakast area, which has double doors opening onto the patio, are tiled with underfloor heating and there is a separate utility room providing additional storage, space for a fridge/freezer, plumbing for an automatic washing machine, space for a tumble dryer and water softener.

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The thoughtfully designed first floor is configured to offer maximum versatility with a dual aspect principal bedroom, with lovely views, having a dressing room and bathroom, with separate shower cubicle, ensuite, and adjacent single bedroom (5) making an ideal nursery. There are two further double bedrooms with full ensuite shower facilities, ideal for guests, or independent teenagers and an additional double bedroom and family bathroom, complete the first floor layout.
Externally there is a detached double garage (constructed to habitable standards) with automatic up and over door, power and light connected and 'gardeners' cloakroom/wc. Above the garage is a fully fitted home office with velux windows providing natural light.
The mature, well tended plot surrounds the property with deep lawns to the front and mature hedging and inset trees affording privacy. There is a spectacular Magnolia tree and pretty suntrap, gravel covered, seating area. The driveway provides off road parking for up to 5 vehicles.
The rear garden is an absolute delight, with extensive flagstone patio and sweeping lawns with deep, well stocked, flower and shrub beds and borders. There is a second, pergola covered patio area and parterre vegetable plot, plus productive Victoria plum tree and fruiting bushes. A large greenhouse and substantial timber garden shed are included.
The village of Preston is 3 miles south of Hitchin and is centred on a pretty green where the community owned Red Lion public house can be found. There is a village nursery and primary school and Preston is the home of the renowned Princess Helena co-ed independent school. Mainline station access to London can be found nearby, in Hitchin, and the village is surrounded by beautiful woodlands and countryside with a network of walks, bridleways and cycle routes.
  • Property Details

    Guide Price £1,350,000 Sold

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    Back Lane, Preston, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4, SG4 7UJ

    Occupying a generous mature plot on the edge of this sought after village and with uninterrupted rural views to the front, Rosebank is a well proprtioned detached property offering versatile accommodation together with large plot, detached double garge, with office over, and ample parking.

  • Primary Schools

    Redbourn Infant and Nursery School CY 2,223.9 miles

    Beech Hyde Primary School CY 2,224.1 miles

    The Grove JM CY 2,224.2 miles

    St Helens C of E Primary School COE VC 2,224.3 miles

    Aldwickbury School M IND 2,224.3 miles

    St Dominic Roman Catholic Primary School RC VA 2,224.3 miles

    High Beeches JMI CY 2,224.4 miles

    Crabtree Infant's and Junior Schools CY 2,224.5 miles

    St Nicholas JMI COE VA 2,224.5 miles

    Flamstead Village School CY 2,224.6 miles

    *Approximate distances as the crow flies.

  • Secondary Schools

    St Albans School M IND 2,221.7 miles

    Loreto College F RC AC 2,221.8 miles

    Beaumont School AC 2,221.9 miles

    Verulam School M AC 2,221.9 miles

    St Albans High School For Girls F COE IND 2,222.0 miles

    St Albans Girls' School F AC 2,222.5 miles

    Sandringham School AC 2,222.6 miles

    Roundwood Park School AC 2,224.7 miles

    St George's School AC 2,224.7 miles

    Sir John Lawes School AC 2,224.8 miles

    *Approximate distances as the crow flies.

  • Transport

    M25 Junction 21 2,220.2 miles

    St Albans Train Station 2,221.7 miles

    Harpenden Train Station 2,224.5 miles

    M1 Junction 9 2,224.9 miles

    Luton Parkway Station 2,227.0 miles

    London Luton Airport 2,227.1 miles

    *Approximate distances as the crow flies.

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Back Lane, Preston, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 SG4 7UJ


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