Annables Lane, Harpenden, Hertfordshire

£4,000,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 7
The Property:

Beacon House is delightfully situated in a premier Home Counties location, "where the Town meets the Country". The house dates originally from the 1920's; with subsequent extensions and modifications, now providing a superb family residence of towards 7,000 sq ft that is 'tucked away' and designed to take maximum advantage of light and southerly aspects over the large, beautiful and mature landscaped gardens.

Beacon House is set back from Annables Lane via a private gated driveway through a tall screen hedge. There is ample parking and access to the triple garage. The principal entrance is through double mahogany front doors with the formal reception rooms all being accessed from the impressive galleried reception hall.

Kinsbourne Green is a quiet and sought-after location on the northern fringe of Harpenden, justly renowned for its comprehensive facilities and amenities, excellent schools, and rail service to London. It is also well-placed for good road and air links.

Description:

Beacon House has been a landmark Harpenden property since the 1920's. The present house was completely remodelled and extended by the present owners in the 1990's and is beautifully positioned in the mature parkland style gardens. It is approached from ff Annables Lanes via electric double gates to the sweeping driveway leading to the front of the property. The mature trees and hedgerow give total seclusion from the road.

Double mahogany front doors open into the large reception hall with all formal reception rooms leading off and mahogany stairs leading to the large galleried landing. The grand sitting room sits on the western side of the house - an exquisite hand carved marble fireplace creates a striking focal point and French doors open onto the south facing rear terrace. The impressive formal dining room half panelled walls and solid oak flooring. The generous study is comprehensively fitted with Old English Hardwood bespoke furniture and again overlooks the garden. The kitchen/breakfast room has been beautifully fitted by Poggenpohl incorporating granite tops, integrated Miele appliances and American Style fridge freezer. An intimate family room completes the reception space again featuring Old English Hardwood fitted furniture and French doors opening to the rear terrace. The eastern wing of the house incorporates the triple garage to the front. The remainder of this area features the outstanding pool complex. The pool room itself extends to over 45' featuring a high-quality Penguin Pool with remote controlled cover. The area is flooded with light by the bank of windows on the western elevation with a series of doors opening to the formal garden. The area also features shower/changing room, boiler pump room and utility with laundry chute from the first floor. A secondary staircase leads to a fabulous games room ideal for teenage children.

On the first floor the expansive galleried landing continues the feeling of grandeur from the ground floor. The principal bedroom suite offers views to the front and rear of the plot. The dressing room incorporates a range of hand-crafted wardrobes. The en-suite bathroom has been exquisitely fitted to the highest standard. A guest suite sits on the eastern wing of the property offering extensive wardrobes and luxuriously fitted en-suite bathroom with separate walk-in shower. Three further double bedrooms are arranged off the landing, all served by the family bathroom. There are also two additional bedrooms on the second floor along with extensive loft storage.

The breath-taking gardens are an absolute delight. The large rear terrace runs across the rear of the property connecting to the pool area. An expansive formal lawn extends towards the rear of the plot. A series of ponds runs along the eastern flank and absolute privacy is provided by numerous established trees and hedgerow. the rear portion of the garden provides tennis court, with summer house and large greenhouse. Open fields are found to both the front and rear of the property, yet Harpenden town centre is all just a short drive away.

Location:

Annables Lane in Picturesque Kinsbourne Green is a delightful setting on the outskirts of Harpenden. Beacon House is an idyllic location set on a wide plot on this pleasant country lane on an extensive plot on the northern fringes of Harpenden. The home affords exceptional privacy providing magnificent views of the private lawned gardens. Located a short drive from Harpenden's leafy Victorian town centre, Kinsbourne Green is an ideal location to enjoy the riches of Harpenden's outstanding schooling; the renowned Wood End JMI and Roundwood Park schools are within both within a mile of the house.

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