Barns Dene is a very well-established road, comprising an eclectic mix of detached houses, many of which have been enhanced and remodelled in more recent years. Situated just over half a mile from Harpenden's high street, the location is most desirable, not least due to the close proximity to the local schools, in particular Roundwood Park School. Harpenden is an elegant and sophisticated market town with a bustling tree-lined high street, which features a comprehensive range of eateries, boutiques and shops including a Waitrose, Marks and Spencer Food Hall and a Sainsbury's supermarket. Harpenden offers a great choice of schools for all age groups with both state and private options. For the sports enthusiast there is an abundance of opportunities close by. Rothamsted Park has a large leisure complex including indoor pool and popular gymnasium. For the commuter, Harpenden mainline station provides easy access to London St Pancras International from 22 minutes. Road communications are excellent with the M1 being just 4.5 miles distant, which facilitates access to the M25 and the A1(M) is 6.8 miles distant. For the international traveller, London Luton International airport is 10 miles away, with London Heathrow accessible via the M1/M25.
This attractive detached family home was built in the early 1960s and forms part of Barns Dene, a pleasant, leafy road less than a mile from the town centre. The house has been extended to both sides and with a conservatory to the rear, creating a very spacious home approaching 2200 sq ft. Internally the house is well presented although presents an excellent opportunity to modernise, if required. The current layout is well suited to family life and has good flow with a degree of versatility, with three reception rooms on the ground floor plus the conservatory. This, along with the attached 26ft sitting room, is a particular highlight of the house, offering natural light from both the front and back of the property as well as sliding glazed doors to the conservatory and double doors to the dining room, which allow the space to be opened up or closed off to suit the occasion.
Upstairs, the principal bedroom is entered through a walk-through dressing room, and at one end of the bedroom, a good sized en suite bath and shower room can be found. There are three further bedrooms, one with a fitted shower, plus a family bathroom.
The house is approached over a block-paved driveway leading to the front of the property where there is a gated car port to one side and a separate integral garage to the other. A side gate leads to the rear, where there is an attractively landscaped garden shielded by mature trees and shrubs around the boundary, with a good-size central lawn and a paved patio providing space for garden furniture.