Property Spotlight: A fine family home between St Albans and Harpenden

Childwick Green, Childwickbury. Picture: Ashtons

Childwick Green, Childwickbury. Picture: Ashtons - Credit: Archant

This idyllic five bedroom detached home is located in the heart of the picturesque hamlet of Childwick Green, surrounded by the Childwickbury Estate.

The private front garden has wide areas of lawns with attractive planting and a path to the front do

The private front garden has wide areas of lawns with attractive planting and a path to the front door. Picture: Ashtons - Credit: Archant

The late Victorian property was originally two workers' cottages which were converted to its current format around 40 years ago.

A generous reception hall greets you as you enter the house, which opens into the principal living room. This excellent space enjoys a bright dual aspect with fantastic views to the front and rear gardens with a conservatory extension leading off to the rear.

On the other side of the property sits a generous kitchen/breakfast room which also enjoys front and rear aspects. The downstairs living space is completed by the formal dining room, utility and cloakroom.

Upstairs there are five double bedrooms with an en suite to the master plus a generous family bathroom.

One of the property's five double bedrooms. Picture: Ashtons

One of the property's five double bedrooms. Picture: Ashtons - Credit: Archant


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Externally the plot extends to around a third of an acre. The private front garden has wide areas of lawns with attractive planting and a path to the front door. To the rear, the garden extends over 80ft to where it meets paddock land for Chidwickbury Stud and uninterrupted country views.

Residents' parking can be found to one side of the green and there are also two garages en bloc 150 metres from the property.

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Approached via impressive wrought iron gates off Harpenden Road, the hamlet of Childwick Green is a truly idyllic slice of English country life. It is part of the wider Childwickbury Estate, which includes Childwickbury Manor - owned by film director Stanley Kubrick's family.

Externally the exceptional plot extends to around a third of an acre. Picture: Ashtons

Externally the exceptional plot extends to around a third of an acre. Picture: Ashtons - Credit: Archant

Property Facts

Childwick Green, Childwickbury

Guide price: £1,600,000

Ashtons, 01582 461166, www.ashtons.co.uk

The living room enjoys a bright dual aspect with fantastic views to the front and rear gardens. Pict

The living room enjoys a bright dual aspect with fantastic views to the front and rear gardens. Picture: Ashtons - Credit: Archant

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