The Drive, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, Hertfordshire


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
The Property:

Ivy Cottage is an exceptional five bedroom character home that has been significantly improved to create a substantial family home set astride one of the finest gardens in the area.


This magnificent family home features a charming blend of original character features coupled with large open rooms to suit the demands of modern family life. A large entrance hall presents a welcoming greeting with stairs to the first floor and doors to a WC. There is a large formal living room forming part of the original house with a stunning feature fireplace with wood burning stove and a view of the charming street scene. The kitchen has been fitted to the highest standard and incorporates a range of quality units with extensive worktops and large island along with Everhot Aga style range. The kitchen opens to an impressive family/dining room that spans the rear of this magnificent house and provides that all-encompassing space for entertaining with several sets of bi-fold doors onto the garden. The family room is blessed with a view of an idyllic 150ft 'Country Garden'. A generous study/snug sits to the front of the house. There is a further WC and utility room off the family room with access to the side of the house and into a large integral garage. Upstairs five well-proportioned bedrooms provide ample amenity; the master bedroom is a cavernous space with a separate dressing room and en-suite wet room. Bedroom two also boasts a fine en-suite and the three further bedrooms are serviced by a large family bathroom. Returning to the gardens these have been immaculately kept and present a large patio for outdoor entertaining that looks over a large private lawn that extends to 150ft. A large timber built annexe is currently used as a games room and cinema room. Plumbing exist to the building should one wish to convert to occasional guest accommodation and Wi-Fi is connected for those wanting to work from home. An excellent home with everything a family could wish for.


The Drive in Blackmore End provides a delightful 'Hamlet-setting' on the rural fringes of the Roman village of Wheathampstead. Approximately a mile down the Kimpton Road from Wheathampstead village, the leafy approach adjusts with the seasons to create a rare ambience. St Albans High School for girls and Mid-Herts golf course are close by and Harpenden and St Albans both offering access to central London are within a ten minute drive. An excellent location to embark on family life.

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