Entrance hall, living room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, 4 bedrooms, family bathroom, garage, off-street parking, gardens, EPC=C
Originally built as a home for the master's chauffeur, Ivy Cottage is a delightful family home occupying a beautiful semi-rural setting in a small hidden lane on the edge of leafy Harpenden Common.
Having undergone a substantial refurbishment, the house is presented in an immaculate condition with a clever eye on careful detailing and contemporary style. Large picture windows throughout the home allows maximum light to flood in and provide delightful and different framed views of the surrounding area.
Stepping under a large porticoed entrance, the very practical hallway has a large built-in cupboard, perfect for hiding coats, shoes and bags. There is a useful downstairs toilet and large understairs cupboard to tidy away the vacuum and such.
The sitting room overlooks the common to the front and for those chillier evenings a contemporary limestone fireplace warms the space. The sitting room is linked to the dining room via a small walk way making for easy circulation for guests when entertaining, or simply for the family spreading out after supper.
The stylish kitchen is well fitted with modern units with Colombian granite worktops matching a small breakfast table. Integrated quality appliances include a must-have induction hob, double oven and a showpiece Elica Om hood.
Great thought has been given to the lighting throughout the house, but in the kitchen it comes into its own at night when a stellar design of lights plays across the ceilings.
There is a separate utility room with space for laundry appliances and is perfect for drying clothes warmed by the gas boiler.
On the first floor there are 4 bedrooms, all of which have superb wooded or common land views, adding to the feel of a countryside setting.
Both the master and guest bedrooms have built-in wardrobes with the other two bedrooms having large closets. The smallest of the rooms has a double cupboard built into the eaves providing a perfect tidy up option.
The bathroom is well-appointed with a feature air bath and Aqualisa shower, ideal for busy mornings with the downstairs cloakroom extra capacity.
The gardens are beautifully presented with a well-tended lawn taking centre stage. Against a backdrop of mature trees, this is a peaceful and sheltered place to while away the hours.
Set to one side of the garden is a large double garage with a wall of fitted storage units, useful to tidy away tools and gardening equipment. This space offers a variety of potential uses whether somewhere for the prized classic car or indeed a home gym and den.View payable Stamp Duty for this property