Hitchin Road, Pirton, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 3PZ | Property for sale | Savills
4,344 sq ft(403.57 sq m)
Guide price £1,450,000

Hitchin RoadPirton, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 3PZ

    Key features

    • Characterful but practical accommodation
    • Self contained one bedroom annexe
    • Lovely gardens
    • Double garage and extensive parking
    • Substantial accommodation over two floors

    Grade II listed house with attached one bedroom annexe.

    About this property

    • Docwra Manor is a fine Grade II listed detached Country House dating back to 1609, with later additions, including a large late 20th century annexe extension. Originally the home of Thomas Docwra (believed to be the grand nephew of the Right Honourable Sir Thomas Docwra, Lord Grand Prior of the Knights of St John of Jerusalem) the property is one of the oldest and most significant houses in the attractive village of Pirton.

      Docwra Manor is a character filled property that retains many fine period features, but is also a very practical family home and has the additional benefit of an attached but self contained one bedroom annexe that could suit additional family members, be used as auxiliary accommodation or rented out to provide an income.

      Whilst requiring some updating and refitting, this property in our opinion also offers enormous potential. The accommodation briefly features a large reception hall with a flag stone floor. Two formal reception rooms with impressive open fireplaces and large windows. A vast separate dining room with partly vaulted ceiling and direct access to the garden. A social kitchen with a central island, breakfast area, walk in pantry and substantial utility. Upstairs there are seven bedrooms including a master bedroom and guest bedroom with generous full en-suite bathrooms plus a separate shower room.

      The property stands on a private, landscaped plot of about 0.54 acres opposite farmland on the edge of the village with south westerly views towards Knocking Hoe Nature Reserve.
      The house is approached via a sweeping gravelled driveway that provides ample parking and access to a large double garage on one side of the house. The gardens are mature and laid to lawn with a variety of shrubs and trees. There is a substantial patio area directly to the rear of the house and an additional gated vehicular and pedestrian access next to the annexe that leads out to Great Green.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    The modern annexe has it's own access and entrance and could provide extra income through rental or short term let.

    Douglas SleaperProperty agent

    Local information

    • Docwra Manor is located approximately 3.5 miles from the historic market town of Hitchin which offers a wide range of restaurants, independent shops, eateries, and supermarkets.
    • There is an excellent choice of state and private schools in the area including, Hitchin Boys and Girls schools, Kingshott Preparatory School and in nearby Letchworth, St Francis' College and St Christopher School.
    • Approx mileages; Hitchin 3.5 miles and mainline station 5 miles – London King's Cross from 28 minutes, A1(M) junction 8 - 6.8 miles, Letchworth Garden City - 7.2 miles, Harpenden - 15 miles, M1 (junction 11a) - 13 miles, London Luton Airport – 10 miles, Bedford - 17 miles.

    Additional information

    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: H