A homesome house situated in a mature plot with secondary accommodation in a covenient location.
In all about 0.6 acres
Higher Bowden is an attractive family home and enjoys a mature plot extending to approximately 0.6 of an acre. The house is of brick construction under a tile hung roof. The property provides light and spacious reception rooms with comfortable bedroom accommodation at first floor level. The property offers further scope for extension subject to the necessary consents. In particular the attic, featured on the floorplans. Higher Bowden is situated on the sought after Wilkins Green Lane between Hatfield and St Albans. Communications are excellent by both road and rail.
Fast nonstop trains run from St Albans City Station to Kings Cross/St Pancras in some 18 minutes reaching Moorgate/Farringdon in 22 minutes and Blackfriars/City Thameslink in28 minutes. From Hatfield there is a 30 minute service to the West End via Finsbury Park. There is ample parking at St Albans City Station and Hatfield Station, both approximately 10 minutes away. Junction 3 of the A1(M) is within 1 mile providing direct access both to the North and into Central London, 20 miles distant, as well as linking with the M25 and national motorway network.
There is good access to national airports, with a direct train link to Gatwick from St Albans taking 70 minutes. Heathrow is within 25 miles and Luton Airport is 18 miles distant. The historic city centre of St Albans is within 4 miles and provides boutiques and an excellent market. The local area offers a wide variety of shopping and leisure facilities, including the Galleria at Hatfield with over 60 stores, and Odeon Multi Screen Cinema, many restaurants and within 0.5 mile, a David Lloyd Sports and Leisure Club. The Weston Auditorium and Alban Arena stage concerts and plays. More comprehensive shopping facilities can be found at London Colney Retail Park, while Welwyn Garden City, 4 miles north, offers further shopping facilities including John Lewis and Waitrose. Fine dining can be enjoyed at several nearby restaurants including The Auberge du Lac at Brocket Hall.
The district is also renowned for its strong selection of schools in both the private and state sectors. Prep schools include Edge Grove, Heath Mount and Beechwood Park whilst nearby public schools include Haberdashers’ Aske’s, Haileybury, Aldenham, Queenswood (for girls), St Albans School for Boys and St Albans High School for Girls. There are a number of Golf Courses in the vicinity including Gustard Wood, Harpenden Common, Brocket Hall, Aldwick Park, Hanbury Manor and Batchwood Hall.
Within walking distance there is the newly developed Ellenbrook Country Park, a 400 acre country park with many footpaths and bridleways. Nearby is Stanborough Park a countryside park covering and area of 126 acres and Gosling Sports Park with dry ski slope and boating lake.
A principal feature of Higher Bowden are the beautiful gardens and grounds, providing a tranquil setting and laid mainly to lawn and flanked by well stocked borders and studded with a selection of mature trees. To the rear of the property there is a paved terrace, ornamental pond and beyond the extensive lawn there is a productive kitchen garden with raised beds, soft fruit area, greenhouse and several fruit trees. To the Southwest there is the delightful cottage providing additional one bedroom accommodation or space for a home office. Also to the Southwest there is a garage.
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Lot Acres: 0.6