Villager snaps up £3m dream home

PUBLISHED: 13:23 29 January 2008 | UPDATED: 22:00 26 October 2009

Welwyn estate agent Martin Bishop outside The Derings

Welwyn estate agent Martin Bishop outside The Derings

WHO said the bottom has fallen out of the housing market? The most expensive house to ever be put on sale in Welwyn has been sold to a buyer who lives less than a mile away from the property. The Derings, near Lockleys Farm, has been snapped up by an unna

WHO said the bottom has fallen out of the housing market?

The most expensive house to ever be put on sale in Welwyn has been sold to a buyer who lives less than a mile away from the property.

The Derings, near Lockleys Farm, has been snapped up by an unnamed villager for just under £3m.

The mock Tudor pile, situated in two acres of land, was put on the market in September last year with Bryan Bishop and Partners estate agents in Church Street, Welwyn.

The deeds to the property, that includes a swimming pool and two tree houses worth £70,000 between them, were exchanged last week.

Estate agent Martin Bishop told the WHT that finding out that someone wanted to buy the Derings "made my Christmas".

He said: "It's great that someone local has got it as the previous owner was local and obviously the house was built for a local.

"I am surprised that it is someone from Welwyn as I thought it would appeal to Londoners looking for a country retreat.

"The client fell in love with the property after seeing it on video and then viewing it in person.

"It's a great sale and shows that there is still money coming into the business."

ben.griffiths@whtimes.co.uk

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