Property Spotlight: A chocolate box cottage in a charming Hertfordshire hamlet

School Cottage, Village Street, Langley. Picture: Charter Whyman

School Cottage, Village Street, Langley. Picture: Charter Whyman - Credit: Archant

This delightful Grade II listed period home dates from the latter half of the 17th Century and, although it has been well extended and updated, retains much of its original character and charm.

The sitting room has a fine inglenook fireplace with a fitted wood-burning stove. Picture: Charter W

The sitting room has a fine inglenook fireplace with a fitted wood-burning stove. Picture: Charter Whyman - Credit: Archant

It boasts a fine inglenook fireplace with a fitted wood-burning stove, a wealth of exposed oak timbers and the brick exterior is believed to date from the 19th Century.

There are three double bedrooms and a modern bathroom with both bath and shower on the first floor, with an additional shower room downstairs. The rest of the ground floor includes three reception rooms and a generous modern kitchen/breakfast room.

The leaded light windows have secondary double-glazing and the cottage enjoys pleasant views across open meadows to the front.

The front garden is divided into beds and borders by pathways and is well stocked with ornamental shrubs and conifers. To the right is a small lawn and to the left, the cobble paved driveway provides off-street parking and leads to the large detached garage.

There is a modern kitchen/breakfast room to the rear of the property. Picture: Charter Whyman

There is a modern kitchen/breakfast room to the rear of the property. Picture: Charter Whyman - Credit: Archant


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A gate between the house and garage leads to the charming sun-trap rear garden with sunken paved patio, shaped lawn, herbaceous beds and borders, ornamental pond, arbour and ornamental shrubs, trees and bamboos.

Langley is a charming hamlet in a pleasant rural setting, just four miles to the south of Hitchin.

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The nearest mainline railway stations are Stevenage (2.5 miles on foot or bicycle, 6.8 miles by car), Knebworth (3.5 miles on foot or by car) and Hitchin (5.6 miles by car). All provide regular services to London Kings Cross with the fastest taking just 23 minutes, 23 minutes and 31 minutes respectively. The A1(M) and M1 are within easy reach.

The sun-trap rear garden has a sunken paved patio, shaped lawn and ornamental pond. Picture: Charter

The sun-trap rear garden has a sunken paved patio, shaped lawn and ornamental pond. Picture: Charter Whyman - Credit: Archant

Property Facts

School Cottage, Village Street, Langley

Guide price £675,000

Charter Whyman, 01462 685808, www.charterwhyman.co.uk

The property dates from the latter half of the 17th Century. Picture: Charter Whyman

The property dates from the latter half of the 17th Century. Picture: Charter Whyman - Credit: Archant

Although it has been well extended and updated, the property retains much of its original character

Although it has been well extended and updated, the property retains much of its original character and charm. Picture: Charter Whyman - Credit: Archant

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