6 bedroom detached house for saleMarshals Drive, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1
This fine and historic house with origins dating back to 1749 once formed the stables and stable master's house at the former Marshall's Wick Manor, a once impressive country estate steeped in local history.
This fine house has retained much of the original charm and period detailing indicative of its origins, with many impressive exposed beams and timbers. The property also features highly skilled joinery with beautiful doors, architraves and a stunning staircase.
The impressive accommodation is very spacious and versatile with excellent scope for further enlargement if required, indeed there is currently valid planning consent for an extension, details of which can be found on St Albans District Council Planning Portal (planning ref 5/2014/1104).
There is a fully detached, self contained annexe known as 'Martynside, 58a Marshal's Drive', affording spacious and versatile accommodation for a dependent relative or an au pair, equally the annexe would work very well as a home studio, fitness suite or consulting rooms.
Marshal's Drive is thought of as St Albans' premier address and one of the south east's most sought after roads, providing substantial housing in a quiet yet ultra convenient location.
Bourne Martyn is located within walking distance of the mainline station which provides a regular fast service to St Pancras and beyond, with connections to the continent via the Eurostar terminal. London Airports including Luton, Heathrow and Stansted are all within easy reach, with access to the the M1, M25 and A1(M) close by.
Education in St Albans is exceptionally well catered for with an excellent range of state and public schools in and around the City.
St Albans has long been an enthusiastically sought after location in which to live, providing fast communication routes to centres of commerce, renowned schooling and a comprehensive range of social and recreational facilities all within an historic setting.
A truly magnificent and private South facing plot, in all about 1.2 acres.
The gardens and grounds are a particular feature of this fine property, with mature tree and hedge screening from the road affording complete privacy. There are many substantial outbuildings and the garden is studded with fine trees.
Throughout this magnificent garden there are several areas for quiet reflection. There is a heated swimming pool, with pool house and plant room, a grass tennis court and an ornamental pond.
To the front there are two lawn areas with impressive trees, beside which lies a long driveway giving access to both Bourne Martyn and Martynside and providing off street parking for numerous cars.
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