Blacksmiths Lane, St. Albans, Hertfordshire

Guide price

Bedrooms: 3
Storm porch | Reception hall | Drawing room | Sitting room | Kitchen/dining room | Conservatory | Utility | Cloakroom | Principal bedroom with en suite bathroom & dressing room | 2 Further bedrooms | Shower room | Summer house | Garden | EPC rating D

Number 3 Blacksmiths Lane is a stylish, contemporary home with free-flowing accommodation and an open-ambience with rooms arranged over two floors and supplemental accommodation provided in a well-designed, recent garage conversion. The reception hall leads through to a sitting room which is centred around a fireplace with wood-burning stove and timber lintel, creating a relaxed setting. This room has an open-access into the adjoining kitchen/dining room which in turn extends into a conservatory which is filled with natural light courtesy of skylight windows and two walls of bi-folding doors allowing a seamless transition to the garden terrace outside. Fitted with modern cabinetry in a neutral tone, the kitchen has wood worksurfaces and upstands and includes a Belfast sink and breakfast bar unit for casual dining. The adjacent utility room provides a home for additional domestic appliances and incorporates a cloakroom facility.

A distinctive staircase featuring timber and steel balustrades rises from the hallway to the first floor accommodation which comprises three bedrooms and a family shower room with smart, contemporary styling. The principal bedroom has an outlook over the rear garden and benefits from a dressing room, with a length of wardrobe storage, which leads through to a well-appointed en suite bathroom.

The property is in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter in the old conservation area and within very easy reach of the City Centre, with its wealth of amenities including shopping and leisure activities, Verulamium Park, The Abbey, St Michael's Village and very well regarded local schools. The mainline station, with services via St Pancras International to the City (19 mins) Gatwick and beyond, is also close at hand. Road users access to the M1, M25 and the A1(M) and to the airports at Heathrow, Luton and Stansted.

White-painted, picket fencing borders the front garden with a central, paved pathway between two areas of lawn leading to the entrance which is sheltered by a timber pillared porch. The attractively-designed, rear garden is enclosed by walls which are planted with evergreen and flowering climbing plants are there are well-stocked borders to the edges of the paved courtyard. On two levels, this courtyard environment offers a secluded haven with opportunities for outdoor dining, entertaining and relaxation. The raised level towards the far margin provides an additional area for seating with a specimen tree creating dappled shade and a cool setting in the heat of the day. To the side of the house a paved driveway provides off-road parking for cars and leads to the recently converted garage offering versatile-use options.

01727 530090

Strutt & Parker - St Albans, Hertfordshire

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

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