I trust and respect the judgement of Chris Haws and the professional efficiency of Sophie Pascoe which have enabled me to move to an ideal...
All very professional and polite, but a particular nod to Sam who made a sometimes painful and frustrating process more bearable.
I am really very pleased and happy with the service I got from Ashtons. Particularly Chris Haws, he's been excellent, helpful, always available and professional....
I dealt with Sam from the Welwyn Garden City office and he has been amazing all the way through the process of buying our first...
Ashtons service is consistently good. This is our second sale with Ashtons and Sam again has provided excellent communication and advice during the sales process.
Sam Ward is very professional and helpful. He acts quickly and replies to enquiries promptly. He's very good.
I spoke to Jess Boulton at Ashtons about our two maintenance issues. She was extremely polite and helpful, promptly got in touch with our landlady...
I have to say that Ashtons have been brilliant and if we ever bought a property to let then we would use Ashtons. Very polite...
Susan & Charles Richardson
Whenever we visited the office we were greeted with enthusiasm, the staff always knew us and what was happening with our house and viewings. Special...
Met all our expectations - Jess, Karen, Dawn, Kirstie and Sophie.
John always had a good sense of humour and I was impressed that a Director still give so much of his time to clients. Sam...
Sam Ward has been absolutely amazing, I cannot praise him enough for everything he has done to get us to exchange/completion. Through his frequent communication,...
29 Wigmores North, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 6PG
Head of Lettings
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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