Property Spotlight: A character-packed 1960s home in Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 09:00 21 May 2018 | UPDATED: 09:53 21 May 2018

The striking living room measures 22' x 11'

The striking living room measures 22' x 11'

Jonathan Gooch

This beautifully preserved three-bedroom house sits on Pleasant Rise, a quiet residential street forming part of the Ryde estate, Hatfield.

The property is part of The Ryde estate, a popular 1960s developmentThe property is part of The Ryde estate, a popular 1960s development

The popular 1960s development also features the renowned Grade II-listed Cockaigne houses.

This particular house was designed by Peter Dunham of the firm Dunham, Widdup and Harrison, who were appointed by the Hatfield Development Corporation to prepare the layout for the Ryde estate and design the second phase of houses on Pleasant Rise in 1963.

Original mid-century features have been preserved and sensitively modernised in areas, including low-level radiators, exposed brickwork and parquet flooring in the entrance hall and reception rooms.

Accommodation is arranged over two storeys and includes three bedrooms, a reception room, kitchen/breakfast room, dining room/playroom, large family bathroom, washroom and extended garage.

The kitchen/breakfast room measures 16'9The kitchen/breakfast room measures 16'9" x 11'6"

The house is close to the historic site of Hatfield House and residents of this area are entitled to apply for a pass that allows free access to Hatfield Park throughout the year.

The shops of Welwyn Garden City are a short drive away and both Old Hatfield and Hatfield town centre are within walking distance.

Hatfield railway station can be reached on foot in approximately 10 minutes and trains run direct to London King’s Cross (approximately 19 minutes) and London Moorgate (30 minutes).

The kitchen/breakfast room overlooks the rear gardenThe kitchen/breakfast room overlooks the rear garden

PROPERTY FACTS

Pleasant Rise, Hatfield

£625,000

Parquet flooring features throughout the homeParquet flooring features throughout the home

The Modern House, 020 3795 5920, www.themodernhouse.com

Original mid-century features have been preserved and sensitively modernisedOriginal mid-century features have been preserved and sensitively modernised

The living room opens out onto the gardenThe living room opens out onto the garden


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