Post Boy House, Holywell Hill, St. Albans, Hertfordshire

£1,200,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
• Entrance lobby

• Drawing room

• Sitting room

• Study

• Kitchen

• Utility room

• Cloakroom

• 4 Bedrooms

• 3 Bathrooms

• Courtyard garden

Bullet Points

Entrance lobby | Drawing room | Sitting room Study | Kitchen | Utility room | Cloakroom | 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | Courtyard garden

The property

Dating from the 17th century and recognised as one of the oldest and best-preserved houses in the city's conservation area, 48 Holywell Hill offers light-filled accommodation arranged over four floors and combines the amenities of modern living with a wealth of character features including exposed wall and ceiling beams and casement windows throughout.

The ground floor accommodation briefly comprises a large dual aspect drawing room with a feature exposed brick open fireplace and a glazed door to the rear courtyard garden together with an inter-connecting suite of rooms with quarry-tiled flooring throughout including a kitchen, a fitted utility room and a generous study with a door to the garden. The kitchen features a bow window overlooking the garden and provides a range of modern wall and floor units with wooden worktops, a range cooker and a door to the rear courtyard garden. Stairs from the drawing room lead down to the lower ground floor which provides a spacious sitting room with a feature exposed brick open fireplace and a feature alcove with original decorative plasterwork.

On the first floor the property offers a generous rear aspect bedroom with exposed brick walls, built-in storage and an en suite shower room, two further well-proportioned front aspect bedrooms and a family bathroom with twin sinks. The second floor is dedicated to a large principal bedroom with dressing room and a neighbouring modern family bathroom.

Mileages

St. Albans City station 1.1 miles (London St. Pancras International 19 minutes), M25 (Jct. 21A) 2.8 miles, M1 (Jct. 6) 2.8 miles, London Heathrow Airport 25.8 miles

Location

The property is set in a popular and convenient location within very easy reach of the mainline station with its fast through services via St Pancras International to the City (19 mins) Gatwick and beyond. Road users enjoy easy access to the M1, M25 and the A1(M) and to the airports at Heathrow, Luton and Stansted. The city centre with its wealth of amenities including shopping, leisure activities and excellent state and public schools is close at hand, as are the green spaces at Clarence Park, The Wick, Bernards Heath and Verulamium Park.

With its attractive streets, market place and precincts, St. Albans' historic city centre provides an appealing backdrop to a great range of speciality boutiques, independent retailers and major stores and to numerous bars, cafés, public houses and restaurants. St. Albans has a thriving cultural life, with regular concerts and theatre productions held in a variety of local venues, as well as a large number of sporting venues, including eponymous football, rugby and cricket teams and facilities for the keen amateur, including Westminster Lodge swimming pool, a community gym, a bowls and tennis club and a golf course.

The property is served by a wide range of nearby state schooling including The Abbey C of E VA Primary School and Loreto College (both rated Outstanding by Ofsted), as well as a good selection of independent schools including St. Albans, St. Columba's College, St. Albans High School for Girls and Aldwickbury.

Outside

Having plenty of kerb appeal, the property is accessed from the pavement over steps rising to a front door with a cornice hood on curved brackets over. To the rear, the property offers a low-maintenance walled courtyard garden bordered by well-stocked flowerbeds, ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining.

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Strutt & Parker - St Albans, Hertfordshire

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

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