6 Bedroom House - Detached in Hitchin£1,750,000

About this property

A stunning Victorian detached property currently spit into a large ground floor apartment plus two storey maisonette. Each of the individual properties has its own entrance door leading to completely self contained accommodation. Many of the original period features remain intact with high ceilings and impressive fireplaces creating a style and ambience that you rarely see in any price range. Set within the conservation area the large gardens to the rear are a haven of peaceful seclusion yet the property benefits from a central location ideally situated for the historic town centre, the mainline railway station and excellent schools for all ages. The property has planning consent to extend and convert to two fabulous traditional semi detached properties and in our opinion would also be an outstanding single dwelling subject to any consents required. The enormous scope and potential of this outstanding period home is extraordinary, viewing is highly recommended.


The property is currently divided into two self contained apartments, 12a and 12b Highbury Road.

Gothic arched double doors opening to:-

Enclosed Storm Porch
Tiled floor. Exposed brickwork. Original entrance door with decorative stained glass detail opening to:-

Reception Hall - 15ft 6in x 9ft 2 in
Reducing to 510 . Cornice. Dado rail. Original exposed wooden floorboards. Doors to Dining Room, Living Room, Dining Kitchen, both Bedrooms and Bathroom. Door and stairs leading down to the Cellar.

Cellar - 18ft 6in x 14ft 5in
73 max head height. Radiator. Power and light connected.

Dining Room - 14ft 3in x 13ft 6in
Measurements include original sash bay window to front. Stunning original fireplace. Picture rails. Cornice. Radiator.

Living Room - 18ft 3in x 14ft 3in
Measurements include original sash bay window to front. Stunning original fireplace. Original built-in cupboard. Original exposed wooden floorboards. Picture rails. Cornice. Opening and step down to Side Lobby.

Side Lobby - 9ft 4in x 5ft 3in
Cupboard. Radiator. Original sash window to side. Step up to Dining Kitchen.

Dining Kitchen - 14ft 0in x 13ft 6in
Fitted with a range of floorstanding and wall mounted pine units incorporating drawers. Cream worksurfaces. Stainless steel sink unit with drainer and mixer tap over. Space and connection point for gas/electric cooker. Space and plumbing for a washing machine. Feature exposed brick chimneybreast with display recess. Part tiled walls. Quarry tiled floor. Wall mounted gas fired boiler (not tested). Radiator, Dual aspect original sash windows. Internal high level window to Bedroom Two. Door to side. Door returning to Reception Hall. Door to Walk-in Pantry/Larder.

Walk-in Pantry/Larder - 10ft 0in x 4ft 3in
Cupboards and open shelving. Quarry tiled floor, Original Victorian fittings.

Bathroom - 8ft 6in x 4ft 3in
Fitted with a white suite comprising bath with shower over (not tested), washbasin and low level W.C. Heated towel radiator. Tiled walls. Original sash window to rear.

Bedroom One - 15ft 10in x 14ft 4in
Plus original sash bay window with French doors opening to the rear. Original fireplace. Cornice. Picture rail. Radiator.

Bedroom Two - 14ft 3in x 9ft 10in
Fitted cupboards, Radiator. Two original sash windows to side.

Side arched entrance door opening to:-

Entrance Lobby
With store area. French doors opening to gardens. Staircase to the first floor.

Reception Landing - 25ft 0in x 6ft 4in
Decorative arch. High ceilings with cornice. Large stained glass window with sash windows beneath. Radiator. Doors opening to:-

Living Room - 16ft 0in x 13ft 6in
Open fireplace with stunning marble surround and tiled hearth. Oak flooring. Cornice and central ceiling rose. TV aerial point. Two radiators. Two secondary glazed original sash windows to front.

Bedroom Four/Study - 13ft 10in x 12ft 4in
Plus square bay window 70 (2.13m) x 26 (0.76m). Attractive fireplace with pine surround with mirrors, cast iron fire and raised marble hearth. Picture rails and cornice.

Bedroom One - 16ft 4in x 9ft 8in
Original exposed wooden floorboards. Picture rails. Cornice. Radiator. Dual aspect original sash windows.

Bedroom Two - 16ft 4in x 9ft 8in
Picture rails. Cornice. Fireplace. Radiator. Original sash window to rear.

Bedroom Three - 12ft 4in x 6ft 3in
Picture rails. Cornice. Radiator. Secondary glazed original sash window to front.

Inner Hallway - 18ft 0in x 3ft 10in
Large walk in cupboard. Shelved cupboard. Stairs to Second Floor Playroom/Attic room.

Dining Kitchen - 14ft 5in x 14ft 5in
Fitted with a freestanding range of beech Habitat units incorporating various drawers and cupboards. Worksurfaces with white double bowl sink unit and mixer tap over. Space and plumbing for a dishwasher. Space and connection point for a range style cooker with tiled splashback. Space for upright fridge freezer. Coved ceiling. Radiator. Original exposed wooden floorboards. Dual aspect original sash windows.

Utility Cupboard
With space and plumbing for a washing machine. Original sash window to side.

Separate W.C.
Fitted with a white suite comprising low level W.C and wash handbasin. Wall mounted gas fired Worcester combination boiler (not tested). Coved ceiling. Original sash window to side.

Shower Room - 9ft 7in x 7ft 4in
Fitted with a white Victorian style four piece suite comprising pedestal wash handbasin, bidet, low level W.C and glazed shower cubicle. Tiled walls. Radiator. Coved ceiling. Original sash window to side. Door opening to:-

Bathroom - 9ft 6in x 5ft 10in
Fitted with a white sunken bath with ornate taps. Radiator. Original sash window to side.

Playroom/Attic Room
An open place space comprising three areas:-

100 (3.05m) x 70 (2.13m) max - Original arched sash window to side.

180 (5.49m) x 70 (2.13m) - Radiator. Velux window and dormer window.

1810 (5.74m) x 70 (2.13m) - Radiator. Original arched sash window to front and dormer window to side.

Partly walled secluded gardens. The garden is laid mainly to lawn with established borders and mature trees leading to a . Gate providing access onto Avenue Path. The rear garden is arranged in a formal parterre with box edged beds and a wild flower area to one corner.

Please note that the floor plans are not to scale and are intended for illustrative purposes only. Any dimensions given are approximate. Therefore the accuracy of the floor plans cannot be guaranteed.

Both 12a and 12b Highbury Road are separately rated for Council Tax purposes as follows:-

12a - Band E.
12b - Band E.

This information was obtained from the Valuation Office Agency - Council Tax Valuation List displayed on the Internet.

12a - TBA.
12b - Current E; Potential D.

12a - TBA.
12b - Approx 152sqm.

Please note that this measurement has been taken from the EPC, and may not include any unheated areas (e.g. Conservatory, integral garage etc).

All mains services are understood to be installed and connected. Please note that we have not tested any services installations or appliances.

North Hertfordshire District Council Ref 18/01421/FP

Both 12a and 12b are currently in the same ownership, however are held on separate titles with the Land Registry.

The freehold of the building is with12a subject to a 999 year Lease from 22nd March 1962 for the benefit of 12b.

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Highbury Road

Property Overview

  • Victorian detached property
  • Split into two maisonettes
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Planning Consent
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