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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Wheatfield Avenue, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5

Sold STC £1,695,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Reception hall
  • sitting room
  • dining room
  • kitchen/breakfast room
  • utility room
  • master bedroom with en suite bathroom
  • 2 guest suites and 2 further bedrooms
  • family bathroom
  • double garage & off-street parking
  • EPC Rating = C

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An outstanding modern home in the heart of West Common


Harpenden High Street 1.7 miles (mainline station - St Pancras International from 27 minutes), St Albans 4 miles, M1 (J9) 3.5 miles, London Luton Airport 8.2 miles

Wheatfield Avenue is in the heart of a popular residential district of Harpenden, known locally as West Common, and features a charming mix of architecture. It is under two miles from the bustling, sophisticated high street and train station with its prompt commuter links to Kings Cross St Pancras.

For the commuter, Junction 9 of the M1 is just over 3.5 miles drive and provides close links with the M25. Luton airport is located just over 8 miles away, making this a convenient place to take advantage of the hub.

Harpenden is a charming Hertfordshire town, which feels like a village, with an tree lined high street which is home to a variety of small shops and eateries. 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.


Reception hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, 2 guest suites, 2 further bedrooms, family bathroom, double garage, off-street parking, garden, EPC rating = C

Fir Tree Lodge was built by the owners in an Arts and Crafts style for their own occupation and, with this in mind, no expense has been spared in its creation. The attention to detail shown is exemplary and showcases how a house can be built to suit family life, with an eye to the future where the master bedroom accommodation can be easily re-sited on the ground floor.

With a separate double garage and an easy to maintain garden, central vacuum system, built-in sound system and individually controlled underfloor heating, this property certainly provides an opportunity for luxurious and stress-free living.

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 stunning minstrel's gallery.

The kitchen is a triumph in its design from the pale sage painted oak units with granite worktops, to the specially selected integrated appliances, the owners really have thought of everything by providing, not only a very useful drinks chiller, but also a vacuum cleaner in the skirting board which magically sucks swept crumbs away.

The kitchen is vast and easily accommodates a table for at least 8 to dine. French doors open out onto the garden terrace, which makes this an ideal spot to entertain. Doors also lead through to the dining room, which again has direct access to the terrace through French doors. Linking via heavy light oak doors is the drawing room which has a delightful contemporary focal fireplace.

There is a large utility room, which has been furnished with complimentary units to the kitchen and has a side door usefully leading out to the pedestrian access to the garage. An ideal arrangement to bring shopping in from the car when the weather is inclement.

The master bedroom is on the first floor and occupies the whole of one wing. A beautifully appointed spa style bathroom and extensive fitted wardrobes, is the pinnacle of excellence. Usefully, adjacent to the master suite is the extensive minstrel's gallery, which offers a large sitting area.

There are 2 further bedrooms on this floor, each sharing a super family bathroom with whirlpool bath and shower and each benefitting from built in wardrobes.

On the ground floor, there is an alternative master suite with large bedroom, fitted cupboards and a stunning shower room. There is also a large guest suite which has a well-appointed en suite shower room.

The gardens are beautiful. Careful attention has been paid to provide splashes of colour and greenery with specimen trees and simple planting creating a mature and elegant feel to the space. With a neat lawn and a water feature dominating a real sense of calm pervades, making this a lovely place to relax. The garden wraps around the house and there is a small courtyard nestled between the utility room and garage, providing a sheltered spot to sit.

With a neatly paved driveway there is off-street parking at the front of the house leading to a substantial double garage with electric door.

Square Footage: 3,192 sq ft

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Added on Rightmove:
21 July 2016

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