Area Guide: Piccotts End is a charming village just outside of St Albans

Signposts in Piccotts End, Hertfordshire

Signposts in Piccotts End, Hertfordshire - Credit: Archant

Piccotts End is one of many beautiful villages in the Hertfordshire county, officially becoming a village when its church, All Saints was dedicated in 1907. The village is located on the edge of Hemel Hempstead in the Dacorum district, with a Hemel Hempstead post code of HP1.

Picotts End Farm

Picotts End Farm - Credit: Archant

Piccotts End is one of many beautiful villages in the Hertfordshire county, officially becoming a village when its church, All Saints was dedicated in 1907.

The village is located on the edge of Hemel Hempstead in the Dacorum district, with a Hemel Hempstead post code of HP1.

Property

Countryside views across Picotts End

Countryside views across Picotts End - Credit: Archant

Houses to rent vary from charming cottage styled interiors to well presented modern properties. Houses are situated close to local amenities equipped with attractive private gardens.


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Recent properties for purchase include penthouses and double bedroom apartments, idyllically situated in scenic, peaceful areas. The majority of properties are located near local train links.

Flats available are spacious two bedrooms. Panoramic broad views of the countryside can be seen via balcony and terraced properties.

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Properties in this area on average tend to be around £494,688. A current average value for a Piccotts End property is £478,861. Within the last 12 months the average price paid for a detached house was £815,666, £350,000 for a semi detached house, £341,000 for a terraced property, and £137,500 for flats.

History

In 1953, 15th century religious wall paintings were discovered in local cottages in Piccotts End. The paintings date back to 1470 and 1500, depicting various Biblical images such as The baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist, The Virgin Mary holding the body of Christ in front of the cross, and St Peter and St Catherine of Alexandria.

Royal history has also been quite prominent in the village. In 1825, Sir Astley Paston Cooper, who was surgeon to George IV founded the West Hertford Infirmary. The establishment was considered to be England’s first ‘cottage hospital.’

A cottage once served as a hiding place for master dyer Josiah Wright, who is believed to have plotted an assassination attempt on Queen Victoria in 1840.

Transport links

The nearest transport links include the local X31. The X31 provides convenient connection links through Luton rail station to Town centre. X31 buses also provide transport to Whipsnade Zoo, part of the Zoological Society of London, and the UK’s biggest zoo.

Bus times are relatively frequent running Monday to Saturday to Piccotts End town. Hemel Hempstead railway station and Apsley station are within close reach, with additional connecting trains to London.

Entertainment

Highly community oriented; the residents of Piccotts End help make the village a fun place to live by providing local activities.

Every summer the community comes together for the Piccotts’ End garden party. The event is an outdoor barbeque, for a relaxing day filled with fun, food, and festivities.

The PERA fireworks party is also held annually at Marchmont Cottage. The fireworks are provided free of charge by ‘Fantastic fireworks’ to help raise funds to support local village projects.

Every other year, the community takes part in the ‘safari supper’. Members of the community go house to house to enjoy a home cooked meal by the host.

Unaware of who will arrive, the host is prepared to serve a delicious meal, served in the traditional order of appetisers, main courses, to desserts bringing the community together one plate at a time.

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