Bower Heath Lane, Harpenden, Herts


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
The Property:

Built in 1889 Holly Cottage is a characterful, spacious late Victorian cottage built of red London brick, which has been sympathetically extended and improved over the years including by the current owners. Comprising four double bedrooms and some superb living space the property boasts views over the rolling countryside to the front and rear.


This impressive Victorian home was originally a two up/two down farmworker's cottage believed to be owned (but not lived in) by Apsley Cherry -Garrard, of the Lamer Estate at Ayot St Lawrence. Apsley Cherry Garrard was one of the youngest team members on Captain's Scott's final expedition to the South Pole. The property has been sympathetically extended to create a charming family home on the edge of town. Double fronted in layout, there are two large reception rooms to the front of the house, and a further reception room to the rear which offers superb flexibility of accommodation. The rooms offer high ceilings and feature fireplaces the lounge with a Clearview multi fuel/wood burner. A good sized cottage style kitchen/breakfast room to the rear opens through to a utility room and downstairs WC, and rear porch. On the first floor there are four large double bedrooms and a generous family bathroom. Again the rooms are filled with character and high ceilings. Both aspects of the property offer stunning views over rolling farmland to the front, horse grazing land to the rear and Bower Heath Woods and Common to the side. The outside space is simply stunning, with a private cottage garden to the front, and a superb south facing garden, laid mainly to lawn with fruit trees, and raised beds, to the rear, with a good sized garden shed for storage. There is parking to the side for several cars and an access lane to the side of the house (for which there are rights of access and parking rights) which provides access to a detached garage. A truly unique property in a stunning location offering easy access to the Town centre, station and excellent local schools.


The property enjoys a commanding position at the top of Bower Heath Lane on the edge of Harpenden, surrounded by rolling countryside, it is approximately 1.5 miles from the train station with fast trains to London St Pancras in under 30 minutes and the centre of Harpenden.

Arrange viewing 01582 318613

Ashtons - Harpenden

10 High Street, Harpenden, Hertfordshire

See all properties from this agent

Send me homes like this by email