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3 Bedroom detached house The Old Timber Cottage, Norton Green, Stevenage £450,000

An enchanting chocolate-box cottage located in the little known hamlet of Norton Green just 0.6 miles from Stevenage Mainline Train Station.

The history of The Old Timber Cottage is believed to date back over 200 years when it's original owner - believed to be a local farmer - used the original dwelling as a storehouse. Over the years the surrounding agricultural land was purchased by the 'Knebworth House Estate' and sadly the cottage was left to fall into a state of disrepair, until private owners took on the ambitious restoration project in 1979. Practically re-built from the bottom up, sympathetic works included the reconditioning of many of the period features and a two storey rear extension to increase the overall footprint. The interior oozes charm with a wealth of exposed timber beams to the walls and low ceilings, various stained glass panels, arched and braced timber doors and an attractive Inglenook fireplace where many families will have cooked their hearty rustic fare in bygone eras. The grounds extend from three aspects with a garden perfectly inkeeping with the rural surroundings and a gravelled driveway providing parking for up to four vehicles.

The cottage is located within a quaint, semi-rural hamlet containing just 14 dwellings on the periphery of West Stevenage called Norton Green, the name of which is interestingly believed to have been penned by the Saxons: 'Norton' meaning Northern Settlement with reference to the location of the green to Knebworth. Don't be fooled into thinking this is a fast track to retirement however, the cottage is situated just 0.6 miles from Stevenage's mainline train station which offers frequent direct direct services into Cambridge and Kings Cross with journey times into the capital in circa 23 mins. The Old Town High Street & Leisure Park are also a 25 and 7 minute walk away respectively and junction 7 of the A1 can be reached in under a 5 minute drive.

Entrance Porch
Braced hardwood entrance door with stained glass insert, dual aspect windows to both side elevations, quarry tile flooring, door to;
Lounge 14ft 7ft ft x14ft 6ft ft (4.45m x 4.42m)
Dual aspect windows to front and side, brick-built Inglenook fireplace with wrought iron canopy, cast iron grate, oak bressumer over, log recesses to either side and quarry tiling to hearth, radiator, powerpoints, carpets, doors to;
Kitchen 13ft 8ft ft x10ft 4ft ft (4.17m x 3.15m)
Dual aspect windows to both side aspects, timber stable door opening to garden, range of solid pine farmhouse units at wall and base level, roll top preparation surface over, floral splashbacks, integrated oven and microwave with separate four ring electric hob built into arched recess, inset circular bowl sink and single drainer, space for underunit fridge and freezer, space and plumbing for washing machine, ample space for four seater breakfast table, radiator, powerpoints, quarry tile flooring
Dining Room
Accessed via lounge through arched timber brace and latch door, windows to front and rear aspects, open quarter return staircase rising to first floor, radiator, powerpoints, carpets.
Study 10x6ft 8ft ft (0.25m x 2.03m)
Dual aspect windows to front and side aspects, radiator, carpets
Downstairs Bathroom
Windows to side and rear aspects, three piece suite comprising panel enclosed bath with chrome mixer tap and flexi shower attached, pedestal sink and low level WC with concealed cistern, wall mounted vanity cabinet, part tile walls, radiator
First Floor Landing
L shaped corridor with window to rear aspect, carpets, and doors to;
Bedroom 1 10ft 8ft ft x9ft 11ft ft (3.25m x 3.02m)
(measurements exclude built in wardrobes and depth of eaves) Dual aspect room with windows to front and side, range of in-built wardrobes with period timber doors, space for dressing table, radiator, powerpoints
Bedroom 2 11ft 2ft ft x9ft 5ft ft (3.40m x 2.87m)
(measurements exclude recess) Dual aspect room with windows to front and side elevations, exposed brick upper chimney breast, door to airing cupboard housing hot water tank, radiator, powerpoints.
Bedroom 3 10ft x8ft 3ft ft (3.05m x 2.51m)
Dual aspect room with windows to both side aspects, currently functioning as a home office, radiator, powerpoints, carpets.
Shower Room
Double glazed velux window to side aspect, three piece suite comprising shower cubicle with Aqualisa power shower, low level flush WC, pedestal sink with cross-handled mixer taps, part-time walls, parquet flooring
Front Garden
Gravelled to provide parking for up to four vehicles
Rear Garden
Fence enclosed with gated side and rear access, wraparound garden predominantly lawn to lawn with established shrub and bush borders, patio area for seating, timber storage shed and summerhouse, brick-built BBQ

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