A former church hall and one of the oldest properties in Welwyn is now up for sale at a guide price of £650k.

According to estate agents Bryan Bishop & Partners, the historic Old Church House - a charming three-bed detached cottage dating from mid-15th century - has been restored and transformed into a beautiful home.

Old Church House, just to the east of St Mary’s Church, was originally the village/church hall and has since gone on to be a school, workhouse, post office, and police station, before becoming a private residence.

Located on Church Street in Old Welwyn's conservation area, this one-off property is situated near shops, restaurants and a doctor’s surgery, and has free parking.

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The Grade II listing Old Church House was originally thatched and mentioned in Nikolaus Pevsner's revered 'Buildings of England' book.

Several years ago, it was sold by the church through Bryan Bishop & Partners to a private owner who carefully retained the building's character throughout its renovation, creating a comfortable residence.

The house features a light, spacious interior with a huge ceiling height.

The main living area, which once served as a church hall, has been redesigned with a swanky kitchen on one end and a charming living/dining area on the other, with an old brick fireplace as the centrepiece.

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The kitchen has painted storage units, solid oak worktops, and a selection of appliances.

A study/dressing room, shower room, a conservatory, and a large ground floor bedroom complete the ground floor.

The first floor doesn't disappoint with a main bedroom which boasts a beamed, vaulted ceiling, and a second vaulted double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom.

Outside, a south-facing courtyard garden with herringbone brick paving awaits, offering a seating area, with double doors from the conservatory opening onto the space.

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The property's location enables easy access to Welwyn Marshes, an open space for walking enthusiasts that follows the course of the River Mimram.

Its rich history, coupled with the careful restoration by its previous owner, make Old Church House a rare property in the real estate market and the chance to own a slice of Welwyn history.