Tewin

Welwyn, Hertfordshire, AL6 0JQ
£3,500,000   Guide price (£3,500,000 )

Description

A wonderful small country estate set on the river Mimram

Location

Welwyn North mainline station (Digswell) - Kings Cross from 29 minutes - 2.1 miles
Old Welwyn High Street 3.7 miles
Welwyn Garden City – 2.8 miles
Knebworth (Kings Cross 33 mins) - 6.4 miles
Welwyn Garden City - 2.7 miles
Stevenage - 9.4 miles
A1(m) junction 6 - 2.7 miles
London Luton Airport – 14.5 miles

The Mill House is set in beautiful grounds on the banks of the River Mimram and is approached along a long driveway flanked by mature Yew hedging. NB – A Public Bridleway runs over the driveway through to Archers Green Lane from the B1000.

Old Welwyn Village, which is approximately 3.7 miles away, is highly renowned for its pretty High Street and excellent selection of cafés, bars, restaurants and an excellent choice of shops for day to day needs. A wider range of facilities can be found at nearby Welwyn Garden City, with its Howard Shopping Centre and large John Lewis department store, Gosling Sports Centre and Stanborough Park and sailing lakes.

The location of this home really does benefit from the best of both worlds; beautiful surroundings yet close to excellent commuter links via rail and road. Welwyn North station is just 2.1 miles distant and offers a fast and frequent service to London Kings Cross and the adjacent international terminal at St Pancras. Junction 6 of the A1(M) is just 2.7 miles away, which provides direct access to the M25 and the North. For the international traveller, London Luton Airport is just under 14.5 miles away. Schools within the immediate area include Heathmount, Haileybury and Sherrardswood.

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Further Information

The Mill House
Reception hall, drawing room, family room, dining room, study, kitchen with larder, scullery, cloakroom, loggia, master bedroom with balcony, 3 further bedrooms (1 with en suite shower room), 2 further bath/shower rooms, EPC Rating = F

The Wing
Morning room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, shower room

The Bothy
Sitting room, kitchen, utility/shower room, cloakroom, 2 bedrooms, EPC Rating = E

North Lodge
Entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, conservatory, kitchen, cloakroom, 2 bedrooms, shower room, EPC Rating = F

Estate grounds
Beautiful river Mimram flowing through the garden, backwater, the border (mixed shrub and herbaceous), summer house, arbour, woodland, wonderful rose garden, wild flower meadows, donkey fields, orchard, extensive range of sheds and greenhouses, store room, garaging, carport, workshop

In all – Approximately 9.83 acres (3.98 HA)

Description
Not seen in the open market for over 50 years, The Mill House and its associated properties are now being offered for sale as a whole. It is very difficult to describe this particular property as it simply enchants everyone who visits. The river Mimram, which is a rare chalk stream, flows through and brings with it such a wealth of nature, like a natural highway, bringing ducks, swans, wagtails, kingfishers, mallards, egrets, herons, waders, trout, crayfish and many, many more. Foxes and deer come in the night time and use the wooden bridges to get across. The garden is an oasis among the fields and away from the towns and busy urban life, it gives serenity like no other place.

Brief History
Once known as Tewin Mill, a large Mill once stood and indeed, existed from as far back as 1086. It was a water mill for grinding corn and from 1760 to 1803 it was converted into a mill for polishing concave and convex glass for spectacles. Features from the original mill remain today such as the sluice gate site, the mill pond wall, steps in the woodland, several grinding stones and an underground waterway leading to the stunning Backwater. Over the years, there have been several mills on this site but the last one was pulled down in 1911.
For the last 53 years, the house has belonged to the Knight family and has been a wonderful family home during this time.

Over many years of the Knight's tenure, the gardens have been extensively planted with numerous specimen trees and shrubs around the estate. Sacks of daffodil bulbs were also planted along the river, in the woodland and the orchard and these particular areas are truly beautiful sight in spring. Given the gardens standing within the area, the Knights opened the gardens many times for charity, for the National Garden Scheme and Isobel Hospice.

The Knight family embraced organic methods and kept weed killer to a minimum, so the gardens could thrive and benefit from the many wild flowers now occurring in the naturally moist soil. This has encouraged self-seeded bulbs spilling over the straight lines of the borders and gives a naturalistic feel.

The current gardener has been working at The Mill House now for over 30 years and no doubt would be a worthy asset to the new owner giving his vast experience and knowledge of these gardens and grounds.

Location
The Mill House is set in beautiful grounds on the banks of the River Mimram and is approached along a long driveway flanked by mature Yew hedging. NB – A Public Bridleway runs over the driveway through to Archers Green Lane from the B1000.

Old Welwyn Village, which is approximately 3.7 miles away, is highly renowned for its pretty High Street and excellent selection of cafés, bars, restaurants and an excellent choice of shops for day to day needs. A wider range of facilities can be found at nearby Welwyn Garden City, with its Howard Shopping Centre and large John Lewis department store, Gosling Sports Centre and Stanborough Park and sailing lakes.

The location of this home really does benefit from the best of both worlds; beautiful surroundings yet close to excellent commuter links via rail and road. Welwyn North station is just 2.1 miles distant and offers a fast and frequent service to London Kings Cross and the adjacent international terminal at St Pancras. Junction 6 of the A1(M) is just 2.7 miles away, which provides direct access to the M25 and the North. For the international traveller, London Luton Airport is just under 14.5 miles away. Schools within the immediate area include Heathmount, Haileybury and Sherrardswood.

Easements, Wayleaves and Rights of Way: The property is offered for sale subject to any public or private rights of way and all easements and wayleaves, whether referred to in these particulars or not.

Services: Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Electric heating. Aga in kitchen runs off oil only

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Nick Ingle

Savills Harpenden

2 Station Road

Harpenden

Harpenden

AL5 4SD

+44 (0) 1582 465 000