Merchant House, Bancroft, Hitchin, Hertfordshire


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
• Entrance Hall

• Sitting room

• Drawing room

• Office

• Kitchen/breakfast room

• Gym

• Wine cellar

• Laundry

• Cloakroom

• 3 Bedrooms

• 2 Bathrooms

• Garden

• EPC Rating C


Entrance Hall | Sitting room | Drawing room

Office | Kitchen/breakfast room | Gym | Wine cellar Laundry | Cloakroom | 3/4 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms Garden | EPC Rating C

The property

This exceptional early nineteenth century

character Town House won an award for its

restoration in 2014. Beautifully appointed and

maintained, with an impressive position in the

centre of Hitchin.

Providing a stylish blend of classical and

contemporary, this property has been

configured to optimise the living space available

and to provide flexible accommodation to meet

a range of family needs.

Benefitting from the original front entrance hall

with imposing staircase and ornate skylight, the

traditional entrance hall with original flagged

stone flooring leads through the full length of

the house to an attractive floral window above

the rear door.

The spacious ground floor sitting room includes

exposed wooden floorboards, traditional sash

windows and original working shutters, with

a welcoming open cast iron fire and feature

marble surround fireplace. To the rear, the

kitchen/breakfast room is filled with light

from the large bay window and double French

windows opening out into the garden. Fitted

with a range of custom built floor standing and

wall mounted grey painted units, incorporating

soft-close doors and drawers. Granite

work surfaces, range cooker in chimney breast

recess with granite work surfaces to either side.

Rising to the first floor the stripped wooden

landing links the drawing room with an open

fireplace with cast iron inset and painted

surround, two sash windows to front, with two

cast iron radiators, a separate private office,

a bedroom with private en suite shower room

and a further staircase rising to two additional

bedrooms and a family bathroom with separate

bath and shower.

The property also benefits for a basement a

good sized L shaped room filled with natural

light from street level which is currently

configured as a gym, a separate laundry room,

cloakroom and wine cellar Exposed wooden

floorboards. Two small alcoves.


Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council Tel: +44 (0)1462 47400

Services: Electricity, main gas, mains water, mains drainage

Council Tax: Band E

Tenure: Freehold

Hitchin mainline railway station 0.6 miles (London Kings Cross 30 mins), A1M (J8) 3 miles, St. Albans 16 miles, St Albans mainline station 17 miles (London St Pancras 19 minutes)


Situated in the heart of this historic and thriving market town, the property is within striking distance of Hitchin's excellent variety of shops (including Waitrose, Sainsbury and M&S), pubs, restaurants and a regular open air market which has been taking place for over 500 years.

The town has excellent leisure facilities including the Queen Mother theatre and the Hitchin swimming centre with indoor and outdoor pools.

Hitchin also has a range of outstanding with the Boys' and Girls' Schools, less than half a mile away. With mainline rail services into central London and Cambridge, as well as easy access to the A1M, the town is ideally positioned for business links across the region.


A shared driveway leads to the two allocated parking spaces to the rear of the property.

To the rear, the low maintenance and fully enclosed walled courtyard garden provides space for relaxing, entertaining and al fresco dining, and brick store.

Arrange viewing 01727 530090

Strutt & Parker - St Albans, Hertfordshire

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