4 bedroom House - Semi-Detached (Sold)

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SOLD STC BY THEPROBATEPROPERTYSHOP.COM! A most impressive Victorian home with mature gardens, a private driveway, cellar and great potential for extension and modernisation (STPP). (Property Ref: 1737)

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Overall Description

This most impressive Victorian semi-detached residence has been in the ownership of the same family since 1971 and this genuinely is a rare opportunity to purchase such a high quality character home in this sought-after location. This property has a great deal to appeal to potential buyers including high ceilings and well proportioned reception rooms with many original features intact (Victorian plasterwork - coving, picture rails, ceiling roses - original fireplaces and window shutters). Currently the ground floor has a spacious entrance hall, two grand receptions separated by double doors with French doors out to the garden, a kitchen/breakfast room, office and downstairs wet room. There are four good-sized bedrooms and a further wet room upstairs with a large cellar in the basement. There is considerable scope for sympathetic extension and modernisation, subject of course to the usual consents, to create a large family home to suit modern lifestyles, whilst keeping the Victorian character that gives this property its charm. Outside there are good-sized mature gardens with a sunny westerly aspect and a driveway to the side with off-street parking and potential to create more should you so wish. In summary, if you are looking to create your dream Bengeo home, then this delightful property has a great deal to recommend it as it stands, but also offers scope for further enlargement and improvement for those who wish. The property is being sold with no onward chain and probate has been granted. For a virtual viewing please search "5 Bengeo Street, Hertford" on You Tube or follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUfiXAVsQpQ


This substantial Victorian family home is located in Bengeo, a sought-after location on the north western edge of the popular historic county town of Hertford. The property is close to a good range of local amenities including the Co-Op mini supermarket (just up the road), a parade of local shops (ten minutes' walk away), good local pubs, and two of the best primary schools in Hertford; Duncombe School and Bengeo Primary School. It is also around a ten minute walk from Hertford North railway station with regular services to London (Moorgate/Finsbury Park) and under 15 minutes walk from Hertford East (with regular services to Liverpool Street). Hertford has a very good range of local facilities including independent and High Street shops, a wide range of restaurants, choice of supermarkets (Tesco, Sainsburys, Aldi) and yet is also an attractive and very pleasant place to live, which (along with its excellent transport links) is why it is so popular with professional families and commuters. The town is surrounded by beautiful Hertfordshire countryside and this part of Bengeo is close to footpaths heading out towards Chapmore End or across Waterford Heath Community Nature Reserve and down to the River Beane. There are a wide range of sporting and leisure pursuits close to hand, including Hartham Common (a five minute walk down Port Hill) with its riverside walks, Activity Centre, swimming pool and tennis courts.


From the driveway you step into the front porch with original patterned tiled floor and ceiling light, where the front door leads into the:

Entrance Hall - 17'9 x 3'10

Window above the front door and one to either side. Original coving. Stairs to first floor with antique pine balustrade and separate hand rail. Central-heating thermostat. Window to side.

Sitting Room - 15'6 into Bay x 13'2

Bay window to front with original pulley shutters below. High ceiling with original coving, picture rail and ceiling rose. Original Victorian fireplace with Marble mantelpiece, tiled surround and slate hearth. Two arched alcoves with shelving. TV aerial point. Telephone point. Double doors into the:

Dining Room - 13'4 x 13'

French doors out to the garden with original shutters. Original coving, picture rail and ceiling rose. Two arched alcoves with shelving.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 10'11 x 9'10

Window to side. Kitchen units with work-tops and large industrial stainless steel sink unit/work-top housing the electric hob. Eye-level double Neff oven and grill. Breakfast Bar. Space and plumbing for washing-machine and dishwasher. Cupboard with hot water heater (fully electric - on economy 7 - with override switch).

Rear Hall - 8'9 x 11'

An "L" shaped hall with window to the rear and shelving leading to the:

Office - 8' x 7'1

Window to rear. Part-glazed door to the side. Shelving. Telephone point.

Wet Room - 7' x 4'10

Two frosted windows to front. Set up as a fully waterproofed wet room with fully tiled walls/floor and fitted shower. Low-level WC. Wash-hand basin. Extractor.

Cellar - 24'10 x 10'3 widest

From the entrance hall stairs lead down to the cellar. Electric light and power. Shelving and ample storage space. Twin electric central-heating boilers. Coal chute.

First Floor - 15'4 widest x 11'6

From the hall, stairs lead up to a large first floor landing. Window to side. Linen cupboard with shelving. Telephone point. Loft hatch.

Master Bedroom - 15'7 x 12'1

Bay window to front. Fitted wardrobes, cupboards and dressing table with mirror.

Bedroom Two - 12'11 x 10'11

Window to rear. Original fireplace with wooden mantel and cast-iron surround.

Bedroom Three - 10' x 9'

Window to side. Original fireplace with wooden mantel and cast-iron surround.

Bedroom Four - 9'5 x 8'1

Window to rear. Original fireplace with wooden mantel and cast-iron surround.

Wet Room - 12'2 x 4'1

Two frosted windows to front. Set up as a fully waterproofed wet room with fully tiled walls and floor with fitted shower. Low-level WC. Wash-hand basin with mirror/light/digital-clock above. Storage alcoves with shelving. Modern heated towel-rail. Spotlights. Extractor fan.


The property has a pathway leading through the front garden to the front porch, with a separate driveway to the side with ample parking (and space to create more if desired). A gate leads through to the good-sized back garden, with a central lawn flanked by mature trees and a circular patio area in one corner.

Services and Other Information

Mains water, drainage, electricity. Electric warm-air central heating system. TV aerial. Telephone connected. Council Tax Band G (£3,026.63 for year to April 2020). Approx 1,750 square feet.