Property Flirt: Annables Lane, Harpenden
New year – and time for a new gaff? How about this beauty, then?
We’re talking a whopping 7 reception rooms and (count ‘em) 9 bedrooms, with all sorts of extra bits to go with them.
It’s the conservatory that has me dreaming about this one – I’m thinking that curling up in there with a good book and a cuppa would be a very acceptable way to spend an afternoon. While watching someone else cut the grass – it’s set in the best part of 4 acres – and pointing out the bits they’ve missed, of course.
The house dates from the 1930s, but it’s been updated and extended over 3 floors, with 2 separate garage blocks as well – one with offices and one with a workshop. Oh, and the floor in one is apparently perfect for storing your classic cars on.
The bedrooms are more like hotel suites – not just en-suite bathrooms but 4 with dressing rooms, too. And the top floor is virtually self-contained, with a large bedroom and a separate bathroom – as well as two further bedrooms that would be great for losing the kids in.
As well as the various reception rooms, there’s a kitchen and breakfast room – with French doors out onto the terrace. There’s a utility room, too, and a cellar.
Outside, it just keeps going. There’s an AstroTurf court for 5-a-side, and a great big flat grassy space that would be big enough for playing football anyway.
And if running around outside isn’t your thing, how about an indoor pool? Oh, and a Jacuzzi. (Pass my cossie, would you…?)
The location is great, too. It’s close to Harpenden High Street, and next to a large common so there’s loads of open space – if the 4 acres inside the gates aren’t enough. And if you’re commuting, it’s easy to get to the M1, the station, and Luton airport.
So, what do you reckon? How much are we going to have to stump up for this one? Let me know what you think it’s on for in the comment – then have a peek to see if you’re spot-on right here.