A Victorian home near Hatfield built in the late 1880s for Lord Salisbury has hit the market for just shy of £1.3 million.

Standing in Hatfield's Mill Green, the four-bedroom detached house is listed with Putterills estate agents for a price of £1,295,995.

Known as 'The Laurels', the property has an interesting history, initially constructed for Mr Starkey, the estate engineer for Lord Salisbury.

Welwyn Hatfield Times: The property went on the market on May 23The property went on the market on May 23 (Image: Putterills)

This historical house remained in his family's possession until 1975.

Notably, the home was expanded shortly after its initial build to include an original coach house, merging it with the main property.

The location of The Laurels plays into its appeal.

Welwyn Hatfield Times: The property has four bedroomsThe property has four bedrooms (Image: Putterills)

Nestled between Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield, this residence falls within a highly desirable postcode.

Mill Green was once part of the grand Hatfield House Estate, with many older properties now privately owned.

Conveniently, Hatfield mainline station is just over a mile away, providing excellent commuter services to major cities like London, Cambridge, and Peterborough.

Welwyn Hatfield Times: The house is on the market with a guide price of £1,295,995The house is on the market with a guide price of £1,295,995 (Image: Putterills)

The interiors of this Victorian gem are equally impressive.

The ground floor welcomes visitors with a large entrance hall leading to five separate reception rooms, a bespoke kitchen, and a utility room.

The first floor houses all four bedrooms, including a master suite with an en-suite bathroom.

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An additional family bathroom serves the remaining three bedrooms.

Externally, The Laurels is surrounded by a mature garden and hosts a large gravel driveway leading to a double garage, providing ample parking.

There's also a fully self-contained annexe.

This includes a bedroom, a shower room, and a private entrance, offering complete independence from the main house.

The Laurels is described by Putterills as an "elegant Victorian gem with a blend of history and modern features."