Battlefield Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire

£2,350,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
• Storm porch

• Entrance hall

• Drawing room

• Sitting room

• Dining room

• Office

• Kitchen/breakfast room

• Utility room

• Cloakroom

• 5 Bedrooms

• 3 Bathrooms

• Garden

• EPC rating E

Bullet Points

Storm porch | Entrance hall | Drawing room

Sitting room | Dining room | Office | Kitchen/breakfast room | Utility room | Cloakroom | 5 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | Garden | EPC rating E

The property

A substantial five bedroom Arts and Crafts detached family house built in 1901, situated on one of St Albans most desirable residential roads. Standing on a generous quarter acre plot, with mature secluded gardens.

Arranged over two floors, the property has been sympathetically modernised to combine the amenities of modern day living with period features including high ceilings and original fireplaces and provides an ideal family and entertaining space. The ground floor accommodation flows from a spacious, welcoming entrance hall with parquet flooring and a feature cast iron open fireplace flanked on each side by angled wooden settles. Of particular note is the 26ft drawing room with wooden flooring, a front aspect bay with side glazing and French doors to the rear terrace; and the spacious sitting room with feature bay window and cast iron open fireplace with handsome carved wooden mantel. Also there is a generous dining room with a feature glazed corner nook and cast iron open fireplace and an office with glazed sloping roof, porthole window and access to the rear aspect. The ground floor accommodation is completed by the large kitchen/breakfast room with a working servants' bell system, a range of bespoke wall and floor units, quartz worktops, an inglenook with Aga, space for a sizeable table, French doors to the rear terrace and a fitted utility room.

The walnut and oak staircase leads up to the first floor and galleried landing. The property offers a spacious principal bedroom with feature fireplace, dressing room and large contemporary en suite bathroom with twin sinks, bath and double shower, the second bedroom has a feature fireplace, dressing room and modern en suite shower room, three further well-proportioned bedrooms and a modern family bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle completes the first floor.

Mileages

St. Albans City station 0.9 mile (London St. Pancras International 19 minutes), M25 (Jct. 21A) 4.0 miles, M1 (Jct. 6) 5.7 miles, London Luton Airport 12.1 miles, London Heathrow Airport 26.2 miles

Location

The property is set in a prestigious and convenient location within very easy reach of the mainline station with its fast through services via St. Pancras International to the City (19 mins), Gatwick and beyond. Road users enjoy easy access to the M1, M25 and the A1(M) and to the airports at Heathrow, Luton and Stansted. The city centre with its wealth of amenities including shopping, leisure activities and excellent state and public schools is close at hand, as are the green spaces at Clarence Park, The Wick, Bernards Heath and Verulamium Park.

With its attractive streets, marketplace and precincts, St. Albans' historic city centre provides an appealing backdrop to a great range of speciality boutiques, independent retailers and major stores and to numerous bars, cafés, public houses and restaurants. St. Albans has a thriving cultural life, with regular concerts and theatre productions held in a variety of local venues, as well as a large number of sporting venues, including eponymous football, rugby and cricket teams and facilities for the keen amateur, including a community gym, a bowls and tennis club and a golf course.

The property is served by a wide range of nearby state schooling including Bernards Heath Infant and Nursery and Junior Schools (the latter rated Outstanding by Ofsted), Verulam School and Loreto College (also rated Outstanding by Ofsted), as well as a good selection of independent schools including St. Albans High School for Girls, St. Albans, St. Columba's College and Aldwickbury.

Outside

The property is approached over a low-maintenance front garden with a block-paved in and out driveway offering private parking for multiple vehicles, all enclosed by low-level walling and mature shrubs . The enclosed garden to the rear is laid mainly to lawn bordered by mature flowerbeds and features a large raised paved terrace with a covered seating area, ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining, the whole screened by mature shrubs and trees.

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Strutt & Parker - St Albans, Hertfordshire

34 St Peter's Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3NA

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