8 bedroom detached house for saleAyres End Lane, Harpenden, Hertfordshire
A magnificent six bedroom early Edwardian home offering great character and abundant living space with the significant benefit of a two bedroom detached guest cottage. Beautifully positioned within its delightful grounds which measure in excess of an acre, located just a stone’s throw from Harpenden’s prestigious East Common whilst enjoying far reaching views over some of Hertfordshire’s finest countryside.
From the oak panelled entrance hall with original fireplace through to the enormous kitchen and conservatory at the rear, this is a substantial, spacious early Edwardian residence that would make a wonderful home for a large family. Its six bedrooms, plus two more in the adjacent barn-style cottage, and four reception rooms could easily accommodate a multi-generation family with plenty of space for a live-in nanny. The magnificent kitchen, with large island and Orangery dining space, connects to an elegant dining room with doors onto the garden, which in turn opens into a pretty sitting room with large corner bay window. On the other side of the hall are the drawing room and snug, both oak panelled with open fireplaces, plus a large home office, utility room and two cloakrooms.
Upstairs, the two largest bedrooms, one of which has a pretty balcony with far reaching views, have very luxurious en suites with both showers and stand alone baths. third luxury bathroom serves the remaining four bedrooms, all of which are distinctive with original features.
Behind the house the current owners have recently created a stylish two-bedroom guest cottage with double height glazing in the sitting room and doors onto the garden. Complimented by a stylish modern kitchen and beautifully appointed bathroom.
The gardens in total measure just over an acre, with an attractive formal layout at the front of the house, a grand formal lawn with an orchard and wild garden beyond. The house also has the additional benefit of planning consent for remodelling and single storey side and rear extensions.
Agents Note: Planning permission has been grnated toextend and remodel the utilty area palanning number 5/2017/0193.
With wonderful views over open country yet just two miles from Harpenden High Street, the location of this impressive family home is ideal for country life but with excellent restaurants, shops and schools just a few minutes drive away. On the edge of East Common, there are lovely walks from the house and a golf course and cricket ground nearby. Harpenden station is around 5 minutes drive, from where trains reach St Pancras in under half an hour. The town is renowned for its three excellent secondary schools, all rated outstanding by Ofsted, while there are several independent schools within easy reach. The historic city of St Albans is less than four miles away and the M1 and M25 are easily accessible, with Luton airport just under 10 miles to the north.
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