PUBLIC NOTICEMortgagees in possession are now in receipt of an offer for the sum of £575,000 for 120 Wilbury Road, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, SG6 4JG.Anyone wishing to place an offer on the property should contact Charter Whyman at 37 Station Road, Letchworth, SG6 3QB, or by telephoning the number shown in our heading before exchange of contracts or within the next 7 days whichever is sooner.HIGHLY INDIVIDUAL PROPERTY • EXTENDED EXHIBITION COTTAGE PLUS VERSATILE ANNEXE IDEAL FOR DEPENDENT RELATIVE • POSSIBLE OTHER USES, SUBJECT TO ANY NECESSARY CONSENTS • QUARTER ACRE GARDENSPlease note the length of time remaining on the lease; it will be the buyer’s responsibility to ensure their mortgage lender will lend on the property, prior to making any offer. Any interested party will be responsible for extending the lease, after completion and will need to make their own enquiries in relation to this.The Accommodation - THE HOUSE: Reception Hall • Dining Room • Sitting Room • Family Room • Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Landry/Shower RoomLanding • Bedroom 1 • Bedroom 2 • Bedroom 3 • Bathroom • Box Room Attic Room 1 • Attic Room 2THE ANNEXE: Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Lobby • Shower Room • Dining Hall • Sitting RoomLanding Room • Bedroom 1 • Bedroom 2The Property - This unusual and versatile property is one with great potential. At its heart is one of the renowned Exhibition Cottages of 1905 and the original semi detached house has been well extended in a style which perfectly matches that of the original cottage, providing spacious accommodation. The detached Annexe adds a whole extra dimension to the property and is ideal as a home for dependent relatives or as offices for those working from home, subject to any necessary planning consents.Both sections of the property are now in need of refurbishment to a greater or lesser extent. There is independent gas fired central heating to both house and annexe.Please note the length of time remaining on the lease; it will be the buyers responsibility to ensure their mortgage lender will lend on the property, prior to making any offer. Any interested party will be responsible for extending the lease, after completion and will need to make their own enquiries in relation to this.The Outside - The plot extends to about a quarter of an acre, with the house and annexe sitting some 55′ (16.76m) back from the road. The front garden is screened by hedges and laid to lawn with mature pine trees and herbaceous border. The gravel driveway provides off-street parking for at least 4 vehicles. A gate between the cottage and the annexe and leads to the attractive rear garden, which measures about 108′ by 60′ (32.92m x 18.28m). The garden is laid to lawn with shingle patio, herbaceous borders, ornamental fish pond, fruit trees and ornamental shrubs and trees. Summerhouse, Workshop, Garden Shed & Greenhouse.The Location - Wilbury Road is an established and well regarded residential road on the north-west side of Letchworth Garden City. No 120 is just three-quarters of a mile from the town′s mainline railway station with the town′s shopping centre is just beyond the station. Letchworth Garden City is on the Cambridge to London Kings Cross mainline with the fastest service to London Kings Cross taking just 28 minutes and Cambridge only 26 minutes away in the other direction. For those travelling by car, Junction 9 on the A1(M) is just a 2.7 mile drive.Designed in the early 20th Century to combine the benefits of town and country, Letchworth Garden City was the world’s first example of this concept and succeeds to this day in achieving its aim. The town provides excellent schools, shops, leisure facilities and green open spaces, the most notable of which, the 63-acre Norton Common, is within a quarter of a mile.Tenure - LEASEHOLD: 99 year lease from 29th September 1995; 74 years unexpired. Ground Rent: £5 pa.Letchworth′s Exhibition Cottages - Just over a century ago, a vision emerged of attractive, functional and affordable houses for agricultural workers to counter the flight of workers to mines and cities for better pay. The plan was to attract them back, with houses to be sold at £150 each in a town designed from the ground up. Achieving this price while still providing desirable housing would be the goal of an architecture competition, and the result was the Cheap Cottages Exhibition. Innovation and good design would hold down costs, whilst maintaining quality. The resulting explosion of creativity would attract 60,000 - 80,000 visitors to the 1905 Exhibition, literally putting Letchworth on the map by creating a new stop on the Great Northern line. It was a precursor of the first Ideal Home Exhibition, and a huge influence in town planning worldwide. A second Exhibition followed in 1907 and almost all of the cottages still stand.