An award-winning 19th-century townhouse nestled in the heart of Hitchin is on sale for a guide price of £1.25 million.

Having been meticulously restored and honoured with an award for such in 2014, the Georgian building, known as Merchant House, is now presented with a harmonious blend of original and renovated features by estate agents, Country Properties.

The grand staircase and ornate skylight form the centrepiece of the entrance hall, with doors opening to a living room and kitchen adorned with high ceilings and exposed floorboards.

The property went on the market earlier this yearThe property went on the market earlier this year (Image: Country Properties)

The first floor of Merchant House welcomes three additional rooms, flaunting sash windows and one room benefiting from an en-suite.

The rest of the bedrooms are accommodated on the top floor, one possessing a useful studio, and both sharing a family bathroom.

Interestingly, the house's extensive accommodation stretches right down to the cellar, inhabiting a versatile multi-purpose room, a separate utility chamber and even a wine cellar, all enjoying an infusion of natural light.

The house is on the market with a guide price of £1,250,000The house is on the market with a guide price of £1,250,000 (Image: Country Properties)

Meanwhile, outdoors, the townhouse features a low maintenance, walled courtyard garden which comes complete with its own brick-built shed.

This private outdoor space is complemented by the allocated parking available at the rear of the building, accessed by a vehicular gateway from Bancroft.

Merchant House stands proudly amidst the Tudor and Georgian architectural splendour of Hitchin, a charming medieval market town, which also offers a swimming pool, a football team, two theatres and a notable variety of restaurants and pubs.

The property has four bedroomsThe property has four bedrooms (Image: Country Properties)

Notably, Country Properties highlights Hitchin's highly-regarded schooling options for both girls and boys.

Another local amenity of note is a mainline railway station providing quick direct access to King Cross and Cambridge, attracting both commuters and history buffs alike.

More photos of the property are available on ZooplaMore photos of the property are available on Zoopla (Image: Country Properties)

This is an opportunity to acquire a piece of restored history presented as an envy-worthy, functionally modern home, a fitting testament to its award-winning restoration.