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5 bedroom character property for sale

Harpenden Road, St Albans

Sold STC £2,400,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Five Double Bedroom Detached 19th Century Family Home in City Centre
  • Quality, Charm and Period Features Throughout
  • Reception Hall and Hand Crafted Fitted Study
  • Drawing Room with Feature Fireplace, Music Room and Dining/Games Room
  • De Mornay Boyes Fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room with Orangery
  • Three Interconnected Cellars, Utility Room, Workshop and Two WCs
  • Principal Bedroom with Walk in Dressing Room and En-Suite
  • Two Further En-Suites and a Family Bathroom
  • Private South East Rear Garden with Veranda and Patio
  • Electric Gated Access with Double Integrated Garage

Full description

A truly unique detached mid 19th century substantial family home in a leafy location in the heart of the City Centre.

The Knoll represents an extremely rare opportunity for a buyer to purchase in such a convenient City Centre location. Constructed in the 1850’s, The Knoll is set well back from the road down a gated gravel drive and is within easy walking distance to all of St Albans amenities.Over the years the property has undergone periodic refurbishment and improvements making it the immaculate home it has become, the current owners have added to this quality by having De Mornay Boyes fit hand crafted furniture throughout. There are numerous charming features that abound, from the beautiful fireplaces in many of the rooms, beamed ceilings, bay windows and period light switches.

You enter the property via the impressive reception hall which feeds to all the ground floor accommodation. The four reception rooms provide ample and versatile accommodation, there is access to the covered veranda and garden at the rear from two of these rooms. Unquestionably, the hub of this home is the kitchen/breakfast room fitted by the aforementioned De Mornay Boyes, featuring granite counter tops and a gas fired Aga, which opens into a beautiful orangery which maximises the light and space and offers views and access into the garden. The ground floor is completed by the utility room, workshop with access into the double garage and two WC’s.
Upstairs the galleried landing leads to all five bedrooms, the principal bedroom features a vaulted ceiling, walk-in dressing room and a stunning en-suite. Two further guest bedrooms both benefit from en-suite facilities and a beautiful family bathroom with roll top bath, separate shower and bespoke vanity unit service the other two.
With the necessary consents there is further development potential offered via the three traditional interconnected cellars that run the width of the house and also have a separate exterior access.

The private South Easterly facing garden to the rear has a veranda and patio perfect for all weather entertaining. The majority is laid to lawn with a bark chipped area ideal for children, gated access on either side reinforces the privacy and safety. To the front behind the electric gates and screened by mature trees is a gravel driveway allowing for numerous vehicles that leads to the integrated double garage.

St Albans is Hertfordshire’s historic cathedral city and was an important, large Roman town called Verulamium. It took its present name from Saint Alban and the Benedictine Abbey which has played such an important part in its history.
Glimpses of St Albans’ long and interesting history are everywhere. From one of the oldest inns in England to the old Roman wall there are a wealth of places to visit and explore.
Today, St Albans is a thriving city and a highly sought after place in which to live. It has everything needed for a convenient, modern lifestyle, excellent shopping, an abundance of places to eat out and socialise, superb communications by road, rail and air and excellent schools, in both the state and independent sectors, St Albans School is the only school in England to have educated a Pope!
There are clubs and societies offering everything from acting to yoga and sporting facilities that are exceptional. There are acres of public open spaces including the famous Verulamium Park with its beautiful ornamental lake, home to a wealth of wildlife and water birds. St Albans can also boast the creation of England’s largest and native woodland, a magnificent forest for the future called ‘Heartswood’.


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Added on Rightmove:
14 June 2018

Nearest stations

  • St. Albans (0.7 mi)
  • St. Albans Abbey (1.1 mi)
  • Park Street (2.4 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • St. Albans (0.7 mi)
  • St. Albans Abbey (1.1 mi)
  • Park Street (2.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Fine & Country, Redbourn

69 High Street, Redbourn, AL3 7LW

01582 793116 Local call rate

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