Ashtons in Welwyn Garden City


Office address

29 Wigmores North, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 6PG
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Residential Sales

Director
John Ingram

John Ingram

Residential Lettings

Head of Lettings
Alf Ciraolo

Alf Ciraolo

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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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Sep
24
2017

Claire Redgewell

I would like to thank Richard Fossey especially as I felt he went above and beyond his duty in following up all enquiries and trying...

Sep
22
2017

Rohin iMathur

Ashtons were the best estate agent I dealt with - extremely fast and thorough in their responses, provided extra information immediately upon request and were...

Sep
20
2017

Dave Martindale

Graham and Steve were very efficient - regular updates, polite service, always available and quick to respond.

Sep
17
2017

Mr G W Boseley

Steve and Louise went the extra mile.

Sep
14
2017

Mrs Joan Maeer

The people we saw were all pleasant and helpful and easy to get on with.

Sep
12
2017

Jacqueline Fletcher

Super friendly and quick to reply.

Sep
10
2017

Tom & Lyn McDermott

We always found everyone we dealt with extremely professional and helpful. An excellently well run 'ship'.

Sep
07
2017

James McCarney

Excellent service throughout.

Sep
05
2017

Neil Leverton

Very straightforward. Tracie was a delight and very efficient.

Sep
03
2017

Anonymous

Both Steve Preston and Louise Walker were very pleasant to deal with and worked hard, right from the viewing stage to exchange of contracts in...

Sep
01
2017

Valerie Ruddick

Ashtons were very helpful; kept me updated and were easily contactable.

Aug
30
2017

Anonymous

Ashtons always go the extra mile - nothing is too much trouble - very thoughtful.


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