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PUBLISHED: 10:01 06 February 2016

The restored stained glass windows of St John's Church are a spectacular feature of this award winning home

The restored stained glass windows of St John's Church are a spectacular feature of this award winning home

Clive Tagg 2008

Homes in the grand style

A substantial family home in Digswell, Old WelwynA substantial family home in Digswell, Old Welwyn

Letty Green, £2.3m

St John’s is an award-winning converted church in the village of Letty Green near Hertford. It combines restored original features such as stained-glass windows with 21st-century technology including concealed televisions and under-floor heating. The accommodation is arranged over three floors and includes four bedrooms, three reception rooms and a large gallery which could act as a fifth bedroom.

Highlights are the main reception room in the original nave of the church, which has an impressive vaulted ceiling, and a large sun room overlooking a terrace with ornamental trees and shrubs. The property is surrounded by secluded landscaped grounds.

Agent: Savills, 0208 447 4407

Digswell, £2.5m

Situated on a quiet road overlooking Harmer Green, and within walking distance of Welwyn North train station, this is a substantial country house that was built by the current owners around 30 years ago.

Designed in a Georgian style, the front door opens on to an impressive entrance hall, while the drawing room – one of four reception rooms – has a large open fireplace.

Upstairs, there are four bedrooms, plus a gallery which currently acts as a library. The house also has contemporary luxuries including an indoor swimming pool and gym complex.

Little Abbots has an impressive pillared portico opening onto a formal reception hall.Little Abbots has an impressive pillared portico opening onto a formal reception hall.

The property stands within a three- quarter-acre garden.

Agent: Bryan Bishop, 01438 718877

Nash Mills, £3m

Little Abbots is situated in a secluded position behind electric gates about a mile from the village of Kings Langley and five to six miles from Hemel Hempstead and Watford. A pillared portico leads to a formal reception hall and four reception rooms downstairs including a drawing room with an attractive fireplace. There are six bedrooms overlooking formal gardens, and the master suite has a dressing room and large balcony. The house has undergone substantial refurbishment in recent years including the installation of a cinema room. In addition to the main property there is a three-bedroom cottage and a games annexe.

Agent: Statons, 0208 440 9797

Standon, £1.75m

The Coach House is a six-bedroom Tudor country house in Standon Lordship, set in a secluded valley in east Hertfordshire, with the River Rib running through the bottom of the garden.

The gardens of The Coach House adjoin the River RibThe gardens of The Coach House adjoin the River Rib

The property dates back to the early 16th century and has retained much of its original character including flagstone floors, exposed timbers and open fireplaces.

Outside, as well as extensive gardens, which include three ponds and a small orchard, the property has ownership and fishing rights to around 60 feet of river.

An annexe in the grounds provides additional living space, as well as a workshop and wine cellar.

Agent: Mullucks Wells, 01279 755400

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