Digswell Place, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

Guide price

Bedrooms: 5
The Property:

Originally the North Lodge cottage to Digswell Place, Northwood Lodge is a spacious family residence which has been extended over the years offering fabulous well-balanced accommodation. Nestled in a private, yet extremely convenient location, close to popular schooling and mainline stations, it is surrounded by landscaped gardens and paddock of approximately three acres.


Northwood Lodge was built circa 1920s as one of two lodge cottages for Digswell Place which was then the rectory for St. John's Church, Digswell and has a long history dating back to the 12th century; it ceased to be a rectory in 1915.

The current owners moved to Northwood Lodge in 1980 and in 1983 were able to purchase the adjoining land and paddock and so were able to improve the driveway. In 1987 they built a new triple garage with space for two cars and garden equipment. In 1993 they added a conservatory and enlarged the patio. In 1999 they extended the north side of the house.

Northwood Lodge and its three acre plot, boasts superb accommodation arranged over two floors. The main lounge is accessed off a spacious, bright reception hall and has an attractive open fireplace and French doors opening into the conservatory with access to the rear garden. At the foot of the stairs, there is a door to a cosy, yet sizeable snug. This charming room leads through to the kitchen at the rear of the property with a delightfully bright breakfast room and superb conservatory. A utility room and a boot room with side access to the garden are adjacent to the kitchen as well. The ground floor also features a separate, stylish dining room and a cloakroom.

Upstairs, there are four fabulous double bedrooms. The principal bedroom benefits from built-in wardrobes and a large en-suite with bath and shower. This room has windows to the front and rear of the property providing views of the beautiful surrounding gardens. Another large bedroom with double aspect benefits from built-in wardrobes and a new en-suite shower room with heated mirror and underfloor heating.

A fifth single bedroom is currently used as a study and has built-in office furniture. There is also a large family bathroom.

Externally, there is a private formal rear garden, which has been attractively landscaped and a narrow wood with a number of specimen trees including one large mature monkey puzzle tree, mature oaks and rhododendrons. In the spring the wood is full of wild daffodils and bluebells. There are also apple, plum and pear trees, a greenhouse and vegetable growing areas.

Beyond this there is just under two acres of paddock perfect for those families seeking equestrian usage.

The front of the property is accessed via a gated driveway providing ample off-street

parking which, in turn, leads alongside the property to the triple garage.

Council Tax: Band G (£3,640.24 April 2024/March 2025).


Northwood Lodge is situated on the northern edge of Sherrards Wood. The neighbouring property used to be lived in by the farmer who farmed the land round Digswell place. By road, Welwyn Garden City is less than a 10 minute drive away, where there is a John Lewis department store, the Howard Shopping Centre and mainline railway services to London. On foot, or two wheels, the town can easily be reached via lovely routes through Sherrards Wood. The area is also well served by both state and private schools. The championship golf courses at Brocket Hall are also nearby.

Major transportation links are conveniently placed with the A1(M) junction 6 serving all major motorway networks.

Directions: Travelling from the A1 northbound exit at junction 6. Follow the signs to Welwyn Garden City going back under the motorway and then travel along the dual carriageway turning right at the roundabout on to Bessemer Road. Take the second turning right into Knightsfield driving over a number of speed humps, past Monks Walk Secondary school which is on the right. Take the second right hand turn (Crossway) then left into Monks Wood and drive straight to the top as though you are driving into the woods. Northwood Lodge is on the left hand fork and is the house on the right.

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