‘The Old Granary’ offers a unique opportunity to purchase a detached cottage boasting a wealth of character and charm from exposed beams to a master bedroom with a stunning vaulted ceiling.
The cottage occupies an enviable position in the heart of the countryside close to the River Ver yet only a short drive from excellent schooling, amenities and commuter links.
The property is situated towards the end of a private drive and sits on a large south facing plot enclosed by mature trees and hedging providing a peaceful and private setting.
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The Old Granary certainly provides that escape to the country feel, yet it is only just over two miles from St Albans City Centre and under six miles from Harpenden. Both benefit from an array of shops, restaurants and amenities. For the commuters both Harpenden and St Albans mainline stations are just a short drive away and the M1 motorway is less than four miles away which in turn provides access to the M25 and the North. The property is also blessed with a wealth of schooling opportunities nearby with popular schools in both St Albans (St Albans Boys School & St Albans High School for Girls) and Harpenden (St Hildas School for Girls, Aldwickbury Preparatory School & St Georges School) all within driving distance.
The cottage itself offers flexible accommodation thoughtfully arranged over two floors. As you enter the property you are welcomed by a light and airy entrance hall which in turn provides access to both reception rooms. Stairs also lead up to the first floor. Both reception rooms are dual aspect and have double doors which open onto the rear patio and garden. The sitting room, which could double up as a third bedroom, measures in excess of 22ft in width and has attractive exposed beams to the ceiling.
The dining room which is again an impressive size works as a fantastic entertaining space with pretty views over the rear garden. Next up is the kitchen which has a Farmhouse style and has been thoughtfully arranged with a range of wall and floor units providing ample storage and work surface space. The walls are part tiled and there is a window to the rear aspect which offers a lovely view over the rear garden.
The first of the bedrooms is a very good-sized double room and is located on the ground floor with ample space for wardrobes. This room is dual aspect with pleasant views over the rear garden. Next to the bedroom is an en-suite shower room which is neutral in dcor and is comprised of low-level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a large shower.
Moving upstairs you will find an extremely impressive master bedroom which is again dual aspect with a simply stunning vaulted ceiling with exposed beams providing real character. There is ample space for wardrobes and the views from this room need to be seen to be appreciated. This bedroom also has its own en-suite bathroom which is three piece and neutrally decorated with low-level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a bath.
To the rear of The Old Granary there is a beautiful southerly-facing garden which is bathed in sunlight throughout much of the day. This wonderfully maintained garden is mainly laid to lawn and is bordered by a variety of mature trees and hedging providing a peaceful and private setting. There is also a large patio area ideal for al-fresco dining. To the front of the cottage you will see a shingled parking area.