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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Prospect Lane, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5

Under Offer £2,250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Galleried reception hall
  • 6 reception rooms
  • kitchen/breakfast room & large utility room
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 4 bath/shower rooms
  • raised garden terracing from conservatory
  • gymnasium
  • indoor swimming pool & sauna
  • extensive storage rooms with potential to convert
  • EPC Rating = D

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A substantial 7,000 sq ft detached family house with outstanding views to the south west of Harpenden


Harpenden High Street 1.7 miles (mainline station - St Pancras International from 27 minutes)
St Albans 3.8 miles
M1 (J9) 3.8miles
London Luton Airport 8.7 miles

Sequoia Lodge stands at the far end of Prospect Lane, which is a no through road, and boasts some of the finest views over farm land in Harpenden.

Prospect Lane is a quiet and sought after road on the edge of Harpenden and showcases only detached homes, many now of significant size through redevelopment.

The property is under 2 miles from the bustling and sophisticated high street, with its mainline train station that offers fast commuter links to St Pancras International from 22 minutes.

For the driving commuter, Junction 9 of the M1 is just over 3.8 miles, which also provides a direct link to the M25. London Luton Airport is also located just over 8.7 miles away.

Harpenden is a charming Hertfordshire town, which feels like a village, with a tree lined high street that boasts a wide variety of shops, boutiques, eateries, banks and supermarkets.

The town has a great choice of schools with both state and private options including St Hilda's School for Girls and Aldwickbury Boys Preparatory. Buses collect nearby for the independent schools at St Albans, Berkhamsted and further afield.

There are plenty of leisure opportunities close by, including a comprehensive sports complex at Rothamsted Park, which has tennis courts, an indoor heated pool and a popular gymnasium. Golfers will be spoiled for choice of venue with 4 golf courses a short drive away.


Ground floor
Entrance porch * Galleried reception hall * Lounge * Dining room * Office/Sitting room * Cloakroom * Kitchen/Breakfast room * Conservatory * Playroom/Family room * Large utility/Hobby room * Small utility room * Large terrace

First floor
Master bedroom with en suite bath and shower * Bedroom 2 & 3 with 'Jack & Jill en suite shower & bath' * Further 2 bedrooms and family bathroom * Conversion to 6 beds & 4 baths if required * Large landing with terracing overlooking frontage

Lower ground floor with direct access to garden
Party lounge and bar area * Large dive into plus shallow end indoor swimming pool * Jacuzzi * Sauna * Plant room * Toilet/wash room * Shower * Changing rooms * Gymnasium * Solarium * Wine cellar * Large storage room with doors onto garden with potential to convert to pool/snooker/games/cinema room.

Front and rear gardens * Spectacular views * Extensive carriage driveway * EPC rating=D

The property
Sequoia Lodge offers exceptional internal space over 3 levels and boasts over 7,000 sq ft, including an indoor swimming pool and sauna.

Set behind substantial doors, sheltered under a large porch, the welcoming and expansive hallway is dominated by a handsome oak staircase, which splits halfway up to lead to each side of a galleried landing.

The kitchen/breakfast room, with the large conservatory and outside terrace, is certainly one of the key areas of the house and considered the 'hub', where family and friends can gather.

The sitting room is set slightly below the dining room, which gives the room a higher ceiling height and thus, a real feeling of volume to the room, as well as space.

Other reception rooms include a good sized family room and study, whilst on the lower floor, a party lounge and bar, gymnasium, indoor swimming pool and sauna can be found.

There is a large storage room too, which could be converted into a games room or cinema room, if required.

On the first floor, 5 bedrooms can be found. The master bedroom enjoys fabulous views through the valley, as does bedroom 3 and 4. The master bedroom has an en suite, whilst bedroom 2 enjoys a 'Jack & Jill' arrangement with the family bathroom.

The house is approached over a carriage driveway, which offers parking for numerous cars.

The rear garden wraps around the large raised decked terrace and flanked by mature hedgerows. Access to the front, on both sides, can be gained via wooden gates and access to the large storage room, once used for garaging, can also be gained.

Square Footage: 7,167 sq ft

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Added on Rightmove:
04 November 2016

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