6 bedroom detached house for sale

Spratts Lane, Kensworth, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6

Guide Price £1,900,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Extensive gardens & grounds in all about 2 acres
  • Reception hall
  • 6 reception rooms
  • Kitchen/dining room
  • Cellar with wood store and boiler room
  • Master bedroom with dressing room and en suite bathroom
  • Bedroom 2 and 3 with shared en suite bathroom
  • 3 further bedrooms
  • Family bathroom & shower room
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A substantial former rectory standing in attractive grounds of two acres with far reaching views.

Location

Harpenden 8.3 miles - mainline station
(St Pancras International from 23 minutes)
Berkhamsted 9.3 miles - mainline station
(London Euston from 31 minutes)
St Albans 10.8 miles - mainline station
(St Pancras International from 17 minutes)
Luton Parkway 6.6 miles - mainline station
(St Pancras International from 26 minutes)

M1 (J9) - 4 miles
A5 1.2 miles
Heathrow Airport - 34 miles
London Luton Airport - 7 miles

This property is taking part in the Savills Open Houses event 2018. This is a day when properties across the Home Counties and Cotswolds region open their doors to registered Savills buyers from 10am-4pm. Find out more and register to view properties on the day here: www.savills.co.uk/openhouses

Situation
Kensworth is a village in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Conservation Area. Local places of immense appeal include Whipsnade Zoo and Dunstable Downs. The property is within walking distance of the village centre (less than half a mile), two shops (one with a post ofce) and a public house. Superb shopping opportunities are to be found in Harpenden, Berkhamsted and St Albans and Central London, all within easy reach.

Educational opportunities are excellent. Beechwood Park School in nearby Markyate has a nursery and prep-school and there is a superb choice of private and state schools in St Albans, Berkhamsted and Harpenden.

For commuters, the M1 (junction 9) is 7 minutes/4 miles away providing the motorist with a direct link to the M25. Rail links are available with regular services to London St Pancras International from nearby Harpenden, St Albans & Luton Parkway Stations and to London Euston from Berkhamsted. London Luton Airport is 15 minutes/7 miles by car and Heathrow Airport is 40 minutes/34 miles by car, both ideal for the international traveller.

This property is a bright, spacious and stylish family home which will appeal to many prospective buyers requiring a private, rural setting within easy access to Harpenden, Berkhamsted, St Albans and London.

Description

Ground floor
Reception hall, cloakroom, drawing room, sitting room, library, kitchen/dining room, utility room, shower room, cellar with wood store and boiler room

First floor
Master bedroom with dressing room and en suite bathroom, bedroom 2 and 3 with shared en suite bathroom, bedroom 4, family bathroom, study

Second floor
Bedroom 5 and 6, bathroom, sitting room, study, storage rooms

Outside
Large gravel drive with turning circle, extensive gardens and grounds, garage, sheds

Situated between the thriving village of Kensworth and the desirable hamlet of Church End, The Old Rectory is a substantial detached property which has been sensitively modernised by the current owners. Today the house is a fabulous family home, presented in extremely good order throughout, and given the arrangement of space on the second floor can accommodate an au-pair and/or home office providing an excellent home working environment.

Easements, Wayleaves and Rights of Way
The property is offered for sale subject to any public or private rights of way and all easements and wayleaves whether referred to in these particulars or not.

Particular features of The Old Rectory include:

Most attractive and imposing Victorian red brick elevations

Impressive triple aspect drawing room with stunning bay window overlooking the gardens, solid oak flooring and stunning hand crafted oak doors

Large kitchen with dining area and double ceiling height

Elegant library with solid oak fitted book shelves and attractive open fireplace

Comfortable sitting room ideal as a playroom or to accommodate a relative

Attractive double aspect wood panelled first floor study

Superb master bedroom suite with fitted dressing room and en suite bathroom

High ceilings in all principal rooms

Flexible bedroom and living space across the second floor ideal for working from home, or to accommodate an au-pair, nanny, teenager or relative.

Extensive cellar offering ample storage space

Secluded mature gardens all around the house

Long gravel drive with feature lawn, turning circle and ample car parking

Agents note
Adjoining the garden on the northern boundary is an area of grassland of about 0.86 acre, the owners of The Old Rectory have a 50% share. Their 50% share is available by separate negotiation, if required and a plan is available upon request.


Acreage: 2 Acres

Directions

Take Redbourn Ln and A5183 to Spratts Ln in Kensworth.

Head south-west on Station Rd/B652.At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto St Albans Rd/A1081. Go through 1 roundabout. At the next roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Redbourn Ln/B487. At the next roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto A5183.At the next roundabout, continue straight to stay on A5183.

At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on A5183. After approx. 3.3 miles turn left onto Lynch Hill/B4540. After
0.7 miles, turn right onto Spratts Lane. The property will be on your left hand side after approx. 0.5 miles.


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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
08 May 2017

Nearest stations

  • Leagrave (3.9 mi)
  • Luton (4.1 mi)
  • Luton Parkway (4.6 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Leagrave (3.9 mi)
  • Luton (4.1 mi)
  • Luton Parkway (4.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Savills, Harpenden

2 Station Road, Harpenden, AL5 4SD

01582 934084 Local call rate

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