Grasmere Avenue, Harpenden, Hertfordshire

Guide price

Bedrooms: 5
The Property:

This fantastic five bedroom detached house with four reception rooms and two bathrooms is an excellent home to bring up a family, it's got plenty of space both inside and out, there's a really good primary school at the end of the road and four excellent secondaries all close by.


This attractive mid-century detached house is set back from the quiet road by a carriage driveway with space for at least three cars in addition to the integral garage. The front porch leads to a hallway with an elegant dining room on the left and the main living room on the right with its handsome marble fireplace. Parliament doors from the living room open onto the family room at the rear of the house, creating a large space ideal for entertaining.

A home office with built-in work areas for two people is accessed via the family room. The large L-shaped kitchen to the rear of the dining room has lovely long views of the garden, with a glazed door onto the terrace. There's a cloakroom at the end of the hallway, and a handy utility room fits between the kitchen and garage, with a side door accessing the garden.

Upstairs are four bedrooms and three bathrooms, with an option of dressing room or fifth bedroom. The principal bedroom connects to the dressing (5th) room and an en suite with both bath and shower. The bedroom overlooking the garden has a shower en suite, while the other two bedrooms are served by the large modern family bathroom with both bath and super-sized walk-in shower. There is also potential for a loft conversion if more living space is needed (stp).

The large quarter-acre plot has a long south-facing garden completely enclosed by thick hedges and fencing, with mature trees and shrubs, flower borders, raspberry canes and a vegetable plot. A summerhouse, greenhouse, potting shed and a Wendy house all add to the enjoyment of the garden.The Owners' Story

"This is a fantastic house to bring up a family, it's got plenty of space both inside and out, there's a really good primary school at the end of the road and four excellent secondaries, and Harpenden's a very sociable town with lots going on.

The Owners story

"We spend so much time outside. It was the big south-facing garden that sold the house to us in the first place, it's perfect for a family with a big enough lawn to play football and we've got a large terrace for entertaining. It's a great house for parties because the sitting room at the front has double doors to the family room at the back which can be opened out to create one big space, with patio doors from the family room onto the garden terrace. With the double doors closed the family room is a cosy spot to watch TV in the evenings.

The house had four bedrooms when we bought it more than 25 years ago. We added another bedroom over the garage, though we're now back to four as we're using one of the smaller bedrooms next to ours as a dressing room, which we love, though it could easily be changed back again. We also extended on one side of the house to create a study with work spaces at either end, originally for our two children to do their homework but it now makes an ideal home office.

It's been a brilliant family home, we have loved it here but our children have moved on and the house is pretty big for just the two of us. We're ready to move to the country now and have our sights set on Dorset. It's time for a new family to enjoy it."

Council Tax Band : G £3,363.54 22/23

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