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This is one of our Country Houses
Located in the conservation area Pook's Hill originates from the mid 1800's & was reputedly built for the Ostler to Gorhambury estate. In recent years the property has been substantially extended and modernised to a very high standard and offers elegant flexible accommodation with well proportioned rooms arranged over three floors.
On the ground floor there is a spacious tiled entrance hall leading to a front reception room known as the music room, a study, and the principle sitting room with a double sided fireplace. There is a very large open plan kitchen/dining/ family room with doors opening out onto the patio and the garden beyond. The Mark Wilkinson kitchen comes equipped with a La Cornue double range cooker, two dishwashers, large fridge/freezer and rotisserie. Also on the ground floor is a bedroom, with ensuite shower room, cloakroom with wc, a further large reception room known as the studio, walk in coat/shoe cupboard and access into a double garage.
There is air conditioning to the first floor whilst the bathrooms also have underfloor heating. There is generous laundry room which leads to a bedroom with en suite. The master bedroom has a dressing room area and en suite with shower and bath. There are three additional bedrooms each with en suite shower rooms.
From the hall there is a staircase to a newly constructed lower floor which is completely open plan with a golf simulator/cinema and gym area.
St Stephens’s district is located on the south side of St Albans providing very good access to the M25 at junction 21A and the M1 at junction 6. For the commuter there is a fast one stop train link to St Pancras International (with Eurostar direct to Brussels, Paris & Amsterdam) and directly onto the City (27 mins to the City) from St Albans city station (which is accessible along the Alban Way, a dedicated cycle route).
There is also access from the Abbey Station (walking distance) from which trains go to Watford Junction where there is the fast train into Euston station (approx. 20 mins). St Albans offers a comprehensive range of shopping facilities within the city centre combined with Waitrose food hall located near the property. St Albans is a Roman City of great historical interest, with an abundance of restaurants, cafes and bars. The Verulamium Park close by has approximately 100 acres of beautiful parkland and lake providing many leisure facilities. St Albans has an excellent selection of schooling both state and private, further details can be obtained from our office in St Albans.
The approach is via double electric gates opening to a gravel driveway with ample parking and access to the double garage. The front garden has tree lined cover providing privacy. The side and rear garden which are partially walled open out to both a lawn and patio area perfect for entertaining. There are steps leading to a second area of garden with paved terrace & lawn. The property is well positioned within this plot of 0.4 of an acre affording a good level of privacy.
Local Authoity: St Albans District & City Council 01727 866100
5 reception rooms
kitchen/dining /family room
master bedroom with dressing area & ensuite bathroom
5 bedroom all with ensuite
lower ground open plan gym/golf simulator/cinema
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