5 bedroom detached house for sale

£900,000

Back Lane, Preston, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4

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Property description

Located in one of the most picturesque and sought after villages in Hertfordshire. Preston is situated approx three miles south of the historic market town of Hitchin, perfectly placed for access to Preston Primary School, Princess Helena College as well as Hitchin train station that provides a direct link into central London.
This five bedroom detached house sits on approx one acre of land. On the ground floor there is a generous entrance hall with French doors leading to the rear garden, separate lounge and dining room, 17ft kitchen/breakfast room, two bedrooms as well as a separate bathroom and wc. On the first floor there is a 16 ft x 12ft landing, three further bedrooms and a family bathroom. Other benefits include a double garage and driveway along with being situated across from open countryside.
One of the most stunning aspects of this property is the rear garden, approx one acre in size the garden is divided into three areas, orchard/wild garden, vegetable patch and lawned garden.
Properties in Preston rarely become available so an early viewing is strongly recommended to appreciate the potential as well as the great location and plot size.

• 5 Bedrooms
• Entrance
• Dining Room
• Kitchen/ Breakfast Room
• Lounge
• WC
• Double Garage
• Rear Garden
• Front Garden


Entrance Via wooden door leading to entrance hall.

Entrance Hall Frosted single glazed Georgian style, door leading to lounge, stairs rising to first floor, single panel radiator, built in under stair storage cupboard, Georgian French doors to rear elevation, single glazed Georgian style door to kitchen, coving to ceiling, textured ceiling, single panel radiator, door to bathroom, separate WC and lounge as well as both bedrooms.

Dining Room19'11" x 12'5" (6.07m x 3.78m). Georgian style secondary glazed window to front elevation, further Georgian style secondary glazed window to side elevation, double panel radiator, single panel radiator, brick built open fire with granite hearth and mantle, coving to ceiling, television aerial point and wall mounted thermostat control unit.

Kitchen/ Breakfast Room17'3" x 10'11" (5.26m x 3.33m). Georgian style double glazed window to both sides and rear elevation, Georgian style frosted door leading through to double garage, double panel radiator, range of wall and base units with roll top work surfaces, stainless steel single drainer sink unit with mixer taps, built in electric oven, space for washing machine and fridge freezer, electric hob with extractor fan.

Lounge19'5" x 16'11" (5.92m x 5.16m). Georgian style double glazed window to both side elevations, Georgian style French doors to rear elevation with steps leading down to rear garden, double panel radiator and coving to ceiling.

Bedroom Two18'10" x 11'4" (5.74m x 3.45m). Two georgian style double glazed window to front elevation, double panel radiator, single panel radiator, coving to ceiling and textured ceiling.

Bedroom Five11'4" x 8'3" (3.45m x 2.51m). Georgian style double glazed window to front elevation, single panel radiator, coving to ceiling and textured ceiling.

Ground Floor Bathroom Frosted Georgian style secondary glazed window to rear elevation. Single panel radiator, low level WC, vanity unit with inset sink, panel bath with shower attachment, tiled walls and textured ceiling.

WC Frosted secondary glazed window to rear elevation, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and single panel radiator.

First Floor Landing11'11" x 15'11" (3.63m x 4.85m). Make ideal space for further bedroom, Georgian style secondary glazed window to front elevation and rear elevation, access to storage, velux style window to rear elevation, doors leading to three bedrooms and family bathroom..

Bedroom One16'2" x 11'2" (4.93m x 3.4m). Georgian style window to front elevation, double panel radiator and velux style window, access to loft space, textured ceiling, built in wardrobes and hanging rails.

Bedroom Four13' x 8'9" (3.96m x 2.67m). Georgian style window to rear and side elevation, double panel radiator and textured ceiling.

Bedroom Three11'1" x 12' (3.38m x 3.66m). Georgian style double glazed window to side elevation, textured ceiling, built in airing cupboard, access to loft space, doorway leading through to loft space, partially boarded with electric lighting.

Double Garage Two single up and over doors, power lightening, oil boiler and water tank, single glazed Georgian style window to rear elevation, Georgian style door leading to rear garden, further doorway leading back to kitchen.

Rear Garden Concrete patio area, further raised concrete area, gated access leading to front garden, garden split up into three separate areas, initial garden mainly lay to lawn with mature shrub boarders, pond, second area comprising of wild garden with vegetable patch, final area of garden comprises of orchard enclosed by panel fencing and hedging, garden is approx one acre in size.

Front Garden Shingle driveway providing off road parking for multiple cars, concrete pathway leading to front door, mainly laid to lawn with mature tree and shrub borders, enclosed by hedging.


SG4 Zed-Index
£341,888 £575,210 £316,228 £248,748 £166,434

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Value change
£4,790 (1.42%) £6,019 (1.79%) £21,922 (6.85%) £18,167 (5.61%) £22,176 (6.94%) £27,139 (8.62%) £48,358 (16.48%)
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Avg. price paid: £303,708
No. of property sales: 446
Avg. price paid: £291,733
No. of property sales: 1,255
Avg. price paid: £283,693
No. of property sales: 2,094
Avg. price paid: £280,267
No. of property sales: 2,978
Avg. price paid: £199,716
No. of property sales: 10,207

Avg. asking price in SG4: £639,032
No. of properties for sale in SG4: 103
Avg. asking rent in SG4: £1,105 pcm
No. of properties to rent in SG4: 40

Property value data/graphs for SG4

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £575,210 £326 4.0 £510,555
Semi-detached £316,228 £302 3.1 £313,375
Terraced £248,748 £293 2.7 £234,619
Flats £166,434 £261 1.7 £169,990

Current asking prices in SG4

Avg. current asking prices in SG4
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £151,250
(2)
£263,124
(8)
£443,322
(27)
£599,517
(18)
£1,068,679
(19)
Flats £126,694
(10)
£225,618
(8)
- - -
All £130,787
(12)
£244,371
(16)
£443,322
(27)
£599,517
(18)
£1,068,679
(19)

Current asking rents in SG4

Avg. current asking prices in SG4
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £724 pcm
(1)
£953 pcm
(6)
£1,124 pcm
(5)
£1,684 pcm
(6)
£3,301 pcm
(3)
Flats £509 pcm
(11)
£759 pcm
(6)
- - -
All £527 pcm
(12)
£856 pcm
(12)
£1,124 pcm
(5)
£1,684 pcm
(6)
£3,301 pcm
(3)

Fun facts for SG4

Highest value in SG4
Highest value streets Zed-Index
Hitchin Road £1,773,956
Kimpton £1,469,663
£1,315,505
Drivers End £1,122,692
Preston Road £1,101,303
Highest turnover in SG4
Highest turnover streets Turnover
Canham Close 50.0%
Mayflower Close 46.2%
Peppercorn Walk 46.2%
Matthew Gate 43.5%
Harrison Close 41.8%

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Nearby transport

  • Hitchin (3.4 miles)
  • Stevenage (3.5 miles)
  • Knebworth (5.1 miles)
  • London Luton Airport (4.1 miles)
  • London Stansted Airport (22.4 miles)
  • London Heathrow Airport (30.6 miles)
  • Savoy Pier (28.5 miles)
  • Blackfriars Millennium Pier (28.5 miles)
  • Embankment Pier (28.6 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Preston Primary School (0.0 miles)
  • St Ippolyts Church of England Aided Primary School (2.1 miles)
  • St Paul's Walden Primary School (2.1 miles)
  • The Princess Helena College (0.3 miles)
  • Hitchin Girls' School (2.9 miles)
  • Hitchin Boys' School (3.1 miles)
  • Lonsdale School (4.3 miles)
  • North Herts Education Support Centre (4.6 miles)
  • Greenside School (4.9 miles)

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  • B L Architecture & Design in Architectural Service
    01462 433443
    5 Chequers Cottages, Chequers Lane, Preston, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 7TY
    0.24 miles from this property
  • Blair Contracts Ltd in Interior Designers
    01462 433444
    Hill End Farm, Langley End, Langley, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 7PT
    1.40 miles from this property
  • Electrical Safety Services UK Ltd in Electronic Shop
    01462 477915
    The Loft Hill End Farm Langley, Langley, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 7PT
    1.40 miles from this property
  • Better Deck in Painters & Decorators
    01462 456506
    68 Waterdell Lane, St Ippolyts, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 7QZ
    1.69 miles from this property
  • Bostock Building Contractors Ltd in Builder
    01462 422212
    The Foundry, St Ippolyts, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 7NX
    1.92 miles from this property
  • Harpenden Roofing Ltd in Roofing Contractors
    01582 764025
    West End Farm, Bendish, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 8JE
    1.93 miles from this property
  • J B Willis & Co in Plumbers
    01462 455838
    Sperberry Hill Bungalow, Sperberry Hill, St Ippolyts, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 7NZ
    1.98 miles from this property
  • Game & Son Ltd in Builder
    01462 458737
    Mill Thatch, Millfield Lane, St Ippolyts, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 7NH
    2.06 miles from this property
  • A A C House Extension Design in Architectural Service
    01438 833811
    28 Lower Road, Breachwood Green, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 8NS
    2.10 miles from this property
  • Drakesridge in Property Maintenance Services
    01462 631900
    25 Dale Close, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 9AS
    2.24 miles from this property
  • Arrowsmith in Plumbers
    07802 955031
    29 Horn Hill, Whitwell, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 8AZ
    2.26 miles from this property
  • Herts Plumbing in Plumbers
    01462 436117
    27 Blackhorse Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 9EG
    2.36 miles from this property
  • A Watson & Son in Gas Installers
    01462 433505
    2 Stevenage Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 9DH
    2.45 miles from this property
  • Driscoll & Crowley in Plumbers
    020 7474 0777
    5 Gosling Avenue, Offley, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 3EP
    2.52 miles from this property
  • Mitie Tilley Roofing Ltd in Roofing Contractors
    01438 355563
    8 Titmore Court, Titmore Green, Little Wymondley, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 7JT
    2.54 miles from this property
  • J Laffey in Plumbers
    01462 622506
    15 Sunnyside Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 9JG
    2.55 miles from this property
  • Dollimore & Christie Ltd in Removals & Storage Services
    01462 458762
    Unit 8 Hillcrest, Stevenage Road, Ashbrook, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 7JY
    2.59 miles from this property
  • Stevenage Removals in Removals & Storage Services
    01438 235340
    Ashbrook, Stevenage Road, Ashbrook, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 7JY
    2.59 miles from this property
  • J M Deveney Roofing Contractors in Roofing Contractors
    01462 768050
    25 High Street, Offley, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 3AP
    2.62 miles from this property
  • R McDowall Roofing in Roofing Contractors
    01462 432318
    1 Taylors Hill, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 9AD
    2.63 miles from this property
  • G & Y Plumbing & Heating Ltd in Plumbers
    07904 170854
    Bridgemount, 23 High Street, Offley, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 3AR
    2.67 miles from this property
  • Ocean Construction Ltd in Carpenters & Joiners
    01462 436592
    6 Poplar Close, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 9LZ
    2.69 miles from this property
  • Jeremy Williams Leroy in Architect
    01462 624740
    1 The Limes, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 2AY
    2.70 miles from this property
  • G D Glazing in Double Glazing Installer
    01438 216561
    110 Minehead Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG1 2JH
    2.71 miles from this property
  • Planet Furniture Ltd in Furniture Designers
    01462 452233
    The Crocodile House, 9 Bridge Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 2DE
    2.72 miles from this property
  • John Ray Ltd in Builder
    01462 435888
    The Maltings, Bridge Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 2DE
    2.72 miles from this property
  • Pentangle Design Group in Architect
    01462 431133
    3 Tilehouse Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 2DW
    2.72 miles from this property
  • Edis Construction in Builder
    01438 357633
    55 Minehead Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG1 2HY
    2.74 miles from this property
  • Designs of Distinction in Interior Designers
    07877 186882
    10-11 Sun Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1AQ
    2.75 miles from this property
  • B J Foster in Plumbers
    01462 435680
    69 Whitehill Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 9HP
    2.75 miles from this property

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