Bower Heath Lane, Bower Heath, Harpenden
A unique contemporary farmhouse of grand proportions nestled in 1.2 acres of glorious grounds and superbly located for access to Harpenden's amenities and outstanding schools.
The modern farmhouse combines the sleek clean lines of contemporary design with the cozy farmhouse aesthetic to create a uniquely fresh take on the country living and inspired style. Modern farmhouse style is known for its warmth and simplicity, characterized by natural textures and materials like wood and natural stone
Agents Note: In accordance with the Estate Agents Act 1979, this property is owned by family members of an employee of Ashtons.
Bowersbury Farmhouse is a property of outstanding quality rarely available in the area. Originally constructed in 1953 the property has been revolutionised by the current owner into its current iteration offering sumptuous accommodation throughout the main house and associated buildings. Located on a peaceful country lane but just a 1.6 mile drive into the centre of Harpenden.
The house has been completely rebuilt and enlarged, offering every last conceivable modern convenience with fine landscaped lightly wooded grounds offering an idyllic setting for any growing family. Multi-generational flexible living is at the heart of the redesign.
Approached via electric gates and sweeping gravel driveway and large frontage the eye is immediately drawn to the double height glazing over the bespoke designed front door. The style of the house can be described as modern contemporary farm house with striking areas of natural oak boarding alongside sleek black and grey rendered additions.
The reception hall sets the tone for the rest of the building. The lofted double height area impresses with the stylish solid wood staircase rising upwards to the first floor. This area connects to the hub of the house. The open plan living space provides a stunning light filled space where the family can come together to relax and enjoy the far reaching views, from the floor to ceiling glazing which looks out and accesses onto the delightful gardens beyond. The elegant bespoke kitchen has been designed by Dwayne Edwards of Harpenden. The vast island unit with book matched polished granite top is perfect for entertaining. Incorporating two inset induction hobs and cabinetry to both sides. A range of sleek units includes two pairs of fridge freezers, two ovens, wine fridge ,dishwasher , integrated bins ,sink with a wide slot window over and high level discreet extractor fans . The whole area is floored with extra wide oak flooring which flows into a large space for dining which leads to a family area which is intelligently zoned by an island wood burner. Barn doors lead to both a utility room and useful walk in pantry. The principal reception room sits to the opposite side of the reception hall. A beautifully portioned room of dual aspect with a double set of bi-folding doors onto the rear terrace and windows overlooking the properties frontage. All set off by another cosy wood burning inset fire .
On this wing of the house there is a separate annex area comprising a generous open plan kitchen/living dining space with doors opening to its own private area of garden terrace. Completed by a large double bedroom with luxuriously appointed en-suite wet room, affording flexibility for visiting guests or older children and offering privacy through access via its own front door.
The remaining downstairs accommodation is reached via the main living space and includes two double bedrooms one with en-suite bathroom and walk in closet the other with en-suite shower and bi-fold door opening out to the rear garden.
Upstairs the spectacular main bedroom measure over 25ft in length with two large windows providing outstanding views of the countryside beyond. A beautifully equipped en-suite has oversized bath, double steam shower with built in seat and twin basin. There is also a dressing room to complete the space. Two further double bedrooms are found on this level which are served by a bathroom with separate shower.
Externally there is further extensive ancillary accommodation. A large double garage block features a fantastic games room with kitchenette and shower room. Ideally positioned close to the house. To the east of the plot sits a fully air conditioned gym.
The grounds in all extend to circa 1.2 acres. the large frontage affords extensive parking with the remainder set to lawn with a high degree of privacy from the electric gates, hedging and fencing. The south facing rear garden is an absolute delight. An expansive terrace runs across the entirety of the rear with firepit and covered dining area. The majority of the garden is laid to lawn, interspersed with a range of specimen trees with vegetable plot to one side.
Should be noted that the house has high speed fibre wired directly to the property and wired to all rooms via cat 6 ready for the modern lifestyle or work from home if required.
Agents Note: Agents Note: In accordance with the Estate Agents Act 1979, this property is owned by family members of an employee of Ashtons.
The existing barns on neighbouring plot are to be removed and a new single storey barn house to be built further back. There will be no impact or obstruction of the current rear aspect over the fields for the current house. Planning permission number 5/2021/2244
Bowersbury Farm House is located off a tranquil lightly wooded country lane. Surrounded by rolling Hertfordshire countryside and farm land, this is an ideal location to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life whilst still offering excellent access to facilities and transport links. Harpenden town centre 1.6 miles away providing a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as the train station (direct to St Pancras international in under 30 minutes). The M1 and A1M are both within a ten minute drive and Harpenden's choice of schooling for all ages is simply unrivalled.
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Bower Heath Lane, Bower Heath, Harpenden
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Harpenden Station1.6 miles
- Luton Parkway Station3.5 miles
- Luton Station4.5 miles
About the agent
Ashtons is a highly energised, independent estate agency practice founded in 1982. Operating from four prime locations in Hertfordshire, we provide Sales, Lettings and Land and New Homes services from our Harpenden, Welwyn Garden City and St Albans offices. Alongside these major Hertfordshire towns, we specialise in the sale of property in outlying rural areas through our Village and Country office in Redbourn.
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