The village of Cole Green mainly lies east of the A414 and the junction with Birchall Lane and The Old Coach Road. Until 1980, the main road from Hatfield to Hertford ran through the village, but with the A414 bypass, the original road was renamed as The Old Coach Road. To the north of the village lies Panshanger Park.
The village includes a large area of grass designated as Village Green under registration HD496121..
To the south of the village is the Cole Green Way, a cycle and bridle path that was once the railway from Hertford to Luton, via Welwyn Garden City.
Next to the Cole Green Way is the Cowper Arms premium pub, bar, and restaurant with its very own garden. There is also a picnic area and car park for users of the Cole Green Way.
Cole Green Way
The Cole Green Way is a rail trail which runs east-west from the eastern edge of Welwyn Garden City to Hertford in Hertfordshire.Part of National Cycle Network Route 61, and the Lea Valley Walk, it runs for more than six miles along the former Hertford, Luton & Dunstable branch line from Welwyn Garden City railway station to Hertford North railway station.
Munns Farm is now a day nursery. See http://munnsfarmdaynursery.com/
Labby Green is home to the Cole Green Works, a suite of small workshops and offices, which is being developed to include some housing.
Cole Green House
Cole Green House is a grade 2 listed building, originally the dower house for the Panshanger estate. The house has C18 origins but largely early C19 as dower house for 5th Earl Cowper of Panshanger with later C19 and C20 additions. Stock brick probably stuccoed originally, some C18 red brick, later red brick additions. Slate roofs with some tiles. 2 storeys. 3 bay early C19 main range. Ground floor: C20 entrance to left with panelled door, semi-circular fanlight, projecting Doric porch, small flanking lights, central glazing bar sash, tripartite sash to right. Plat band to first floor with 3 sashes. All windows are recessed with segmental heads. Panelled eaves soffit. End pilaster strips. Coped gable end parapets with extruded end stacks. Set back at ends are contemporary or slightly later wings: 1 bay to right, sashes, plat band, pilaster strip, hipped roof. 2 bays to left set back further, ground floor French doors into C20 conservatory addition, first floor sashes. To rear left is C18 red brick block with tiled roof, hipped to rear. Outer elevation has a lean-to outshut, late C19 attic addition. To rear catslide roof over lean-to. Double doors on inner elevation. To rear right is late C19 range parallel to front. Broad gable on right end with bargeboards, follows earlier range in detail, stacks with oversailing caps, a gabled wing extends to rear centre. Interior not inspected.
Panshanger Park is 400 hectares of stunning Hertfordshire countryside and is a haven for both people and wildlife. See Panshanger Park