Old St Mary's House
Looking for a country lifestyle within 40minutes to London? Set in the quaint village of Elstree, Old St Marys House is a unique 2,400sqft grade II charming characterful cottage offering an abundance of space across three floors.
Originally a mid to late 17th century timber hall house, it was clad in brick in the 18th century, and extended in the 19th and 20th centuries.
In its current sate the property offers 5 spacious double bedrooms, two reception rooms, a large kitchen, separate utility, powder room and bathroom.
Planning has been granted for a single storey ground floor rear extension and more room is available in the loft to create a Master Suite with an en-suite and dressing room.
Retaining much of the original footprint and features, modernisation can commence immediately as conservation consents have been granted for external renovations which include upgrading the existing timber sash windows to timber double glazed.
The rear entrance is accessed via a good sized, private mature garden, with its own off-street garage.
The high street presence provides good exposure for a home business or a characterful holiday let in addition to a family home, with easy travel connections. Traveling four stops north east on the 107 bus lies Elstree & Borehamwood station giving a 26 minute commute by mainline train to London Kings Cross station. In the opposite direction south west provides access to the Jubilee and Northern tube lines less than seven stops on the 107 bus route.
Road connections to main routes include the M1, M25 A1 and A5 with Luton airport five junctions on the M1 north and the North Circular Road five junctions south.
The pretty village of Elstree offers walking trails and activities abounding, including: sailing, golf courses, horse riding, its own aerodrome for light aircraft, tennis, cricket and hobby farms.
Nearby in the town of Borenhamwood is the world renowned Elstree Film Studios where the likes of Start Wars and Indiana Jones were shot and Eastenders, Strictly Come Dancing and many more continue to be made.
Schools within the catchment area include the following highly ranking, Haberdasheres Aske schools for girls and boys nearby, St. Nicholas primary school Ofstead – Good, several Jewish faith schools and a new children’s nursery two minutes away opening in 2020.
Local shopping consists of farm shops and Borehamwood Retail Park offering M&S, Debenhams and Tesco Extra plus many more. There is also the Harrow Squires nursery a short drive away.
Further details, photos, plans and CGi available upon request.