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Ashtons in Welwyn Garden City


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29 Wigmores North, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 6PG
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Director
John Ingram

John Ingram

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Lettings Director
Mrs Jan Docking


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About Welwyn Garden City

The Garden City has a vibrant retail shopping environment and you will find Ashtons directly opposite the renowned John Lewis department store.

Welwyn Garden City was founded by Sir Ebenezer Howard in the 1920s following his previous experiment in Letchworth Garden City. Howard had called for the creation of planned towns that were to combine the benefits of the city and the countryside but to avoid the disadvantages of both.

The town is laid out along tree-lined boulevards in a neo-Georgian style. Every road has a wide grass verge. The spine of the town is Parkway, a central mall or scenic parkway, almost a mile long.

The original planners intended that all the residents of the Garden City would shop in one shop and created the Welwyn Stores taken over by the John Lewis Partnership in 1984. A now bustling shopping mall, the Howard Centre, was built in the 1980s, incorporating the original railway station.

Leisure facilities form an important part of Welwyn Garden City including the splendid Gosling Sports Centre which has a dry ski slope, golf driving range, indoor and outdoor tennis, squash, football pitches, an athletics track, a gym and bowls. There are two golf courses: Panshanger, owned and operated by the borough council, and the Welwyn Garden City Golf Club, of which Nick Faldo was once a member. Stanborough Park and lakes also feature highly in the life of local residents.

Welwyn Garden City housing caters for all markets. The 'West Side' as it's known locally offers numerous tree lined roads of heavily influenced Georgian architecture ranging from two bedroom mews housing to large imposing family homes with grand facade. To the east of the town centre are healthy stocks of three bedroom first time buyer and family homes with open green spaces and parks close by. All areas have excellent access to rail service.

Post Second World War Welwyn Garden City grew considerably in size with new developments which are now firmly established in the Knightsfield area just to the north of the West Side and Panshanger on the Hertford side of the town.

The outlying villages of Digswell, Tewin and Datchworth offer some of the finest housing stock in the county with miles of greenbelt countryside surrounding yet all are within easy access of Welwyn North mainline rail station (fast trains serving Kings Cross in approximately 20 minutes).

Welwyn Village offers all types of property ranging from period homes to high specification modern mews developments with traditional elevations in keeping with the village's historic background. The village captures what many people look for: a lovely high street with a broad mix of shops and restaurants, a river running through the middle of the village and a fine Norman church overlooking the village centre.

Just outside of Welwyn sits Codicote village and the more rural areas of Potters Heath leading to Knebworth Village, itself offering similar facilities to Welwyn and importantly having its own mainline rail station serving both Kings Cross and Cambridge.


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Aug
29
2016

Sara Murray

Sally Fearon was wonderful to deal with.

Aug
26
2016

Andy Perkins

All staff were very helpful

Aug
23
2016

Amy Hawthorne & Andrew Sulley

Ashtons have been really great, helpful and professional in their service to us. They are easily the best agent we have used. We love our...

Aug
18
2016

James Oliver

Everyone at at St Albans were professional and I would recommend you.

Aug
15
2016

Elaine Onacko

We have dealt with many estate agents over the years and in recent times, and found Ashtons to be professional, friendly and organised. We mainly...

Aug
12
2016

Rose Nicoll

Impressive when under pressure; able to deal with a number of clients at one time and willing to listen.

Aug
09
2016

Downer

Graham has been excellent as has Nicola - intelligent and deeply understanding people. The ladies who showed people around our home were also extremely personable....

Aug
06
2016

C P Metcalfe

Very good at keeping us informed of progress etc.

Aug
03
2016

Donia Knott

Great client care from the beginning to the end of the process, particularly when things were challenging!

Aug
01
2016

Sophie Upton

Everyone was really helpful, particularly Verity who would call with information regularly.

Jul
30
2016

Hamish Pasupuletive

All staff were polite and easy to interact with. Special thanks to Graham and Verity for keeping me up to date.

Jul
27
2016

Kate Scotchett

Very happy customer, thank you for making my purchase such a pleasant experience.


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