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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Holly Lane, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5

Guide Price £2,500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • formal gardens of about 1.50 acres
  • paddock & woodland of about 4.17 acres
  • 3 reception rooms
  • kitchen/breakfast/family room
  • utility room
  • 5 bedrooms (2 with en suite)
  • family bathroom
  • detached bungalow
  • garaging with studio/home office space
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A wonderful multi generational property in a private setting within gardens and grounds of about 5.5 acres


Harpenden town centre 2.5 miles with mainline station (St Pancras International from 22 minutes), St Albans 6 miles, Welwyn Garden City 7 miles, M1 (J9) 5 miles, A1M 6 miles, London Luton Airport 5 miles

Under 3 miles from Harpenden brings you into a quiet country lane, bordered by tall hedges either side that show glimpses of rolling fields through openings as you approach Holly Lane.

A hamlet of only a handful of homes, built in the heart of the countryside, the property provides the perfect rural retreat.

Harpenden, with its bustling tree-lined high street, is under 3 miles away and provides an excellent range of shops and supermarkets, as well as a fast rail service for the commuter to London.

Education is well catered for, with three sought after state schools in Harpenden and there is also a good choice of private schools, with Aldwickbury Boys Preparatory School and St Hilda's School for Girls close by. School buses for the independent schools in St Albans collect pupils from both Wheathampstead and Harpenden, both of which are less than 3 miles from the house.

There is a good variety of leisure facilities close at hand, with a sports centre and swimming pool at Harpenden's popular open spaces of Rothamsted Park, a couple of tennis clubs and a choice of golf courses, including Harpenden Common Golf Club and Mid Herts Golf Club. For the dog walkers and ramblers, there is an extensive network of footpaths and bridleways to explore, with many close to the house.

Commuting for the motorist is simple, with Junction 9 of the M1 less than 6 miles drive and provides direct link to the M25. London Luton airport is located 5 miles away, making this an ideal location for the international commuter.


Main house
Entrance hall, living room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast/family room, utility room, cloakroom, snooker room, master bedroom with en suite bathroom, guest bedroom with en suite bathroom, 3 further bedrooms, family bathroom

Detached bungalow
Hall, lounge, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom

Garaging with studio/home office space
Triple garage space with electronic doors, studio area with cloakroom, first floor office space

Gardens and grounds
Formal level gardens of about 1.50 acres and adjoining paddock with small area of woodland of about 4.17 acres, gravel driveway providing extensive parking

The property
This is an impressive house approached down an attractive tree lined driveway and via attractive wrought iron electronically operated gates, set on brick pillars, from Holly Lane.

On reaching the main house, it is clear that the location of the detached bungalow and the triple Garaging, with its integral studio/office, is perfect for those who may look to live alongside other members of a larger family, or just to have staff close at hand.

The accommodation, which is set over 4 floors, offers great flexibility with a number of rooms potentially being used for different uses. Foe example, the snooker room on the lower ground floor becoming a cinema room or gymnasium, and the second floor bedroom being the perfect space for a teenager.

The arrangement of accommodation on the ground floor works well for modern day to day living, as all the principal rooms runs off the large and welcoming hallway. On reaching the first floor, 4 bedrooms, 2 of which have en suites, and a family bathroom can be found. All the bedrooms enjoy views across the gardens, but it is from the master bedroom that some of the finest local views across rolling open countryside can be seen.

The bungalow
Set opposite the main house stands a detached bungalow which is perfect for additional family members or for staff.

Triple garaging with studio/home office
Garaging for 3 cars with an adjoining studio and with home office space.

Gardens and grounds
The private setting of the house within the gardens is a particular feature. The garden to the front run parallel to the long driveway. This area of the garden is laid to lawn and is interspersed by a number of fruit and specimen trees. To the east, a level lawned area of garden offers great space for children to play and perfect for outdoor entertaining.

Adjoining the garden, separated by post and rail fencing, is a large paddock, which has a small area of woodland at the far end. For those who may wish to keep horses, the paddock offers good quality grazing and also benefits from a separate access which runs down one side of the property off Holly lane and could accommodate a horse box.

Agents notes

Services - mains electricity, private water supply from borehole, private drainage system, LPG (gas) supply

Local authority - St Albans District Council -01727 866100

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
01 September 2016

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