Cheverells Green, Markyate, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 8AD | Property for sale | Savills
6,142 sq ft(570.61 sq m)
Guide price £2,750,000

Cheverells GreenMarkyate, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 8AD

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Extensive equestrian facilities
  • Large family house with versatile accommodation
  • Garaging and gated parking
  • Fine views over countryside
  • Easily accessible to local village amenities
  • In need of some updating

Detached house and equestrian facility in about 11 acres.

About this property

  • Olivers is a substantial detached house and equestrian facility set in about 11 acres surrounded by countryside in Cheverells Green, on the edge of the village of Markyate. The property is set back from the road and is approached by a gated driveway which leads to the front of the house and then leads through a coaching arch to the equestrian facilities.

    The house is laid over two floors and has substantial accommodation with impressive size rooms ideal for larger family gatherings or entertaining. Many of the rooms enjoy lovely views over the gardens and paddocks beyond.

    The ground floor has a large sitting room, dining room, study and a playroom with shower room at the rear that could be used as a ground floor bedroom annexe or second sitting room. The kitchen with island and pantry leads to a breakfast room, a boot room and in turn to the utility. There is also a study, guest cloakroom and boiler room.

    The first floor has a principal bedroom with walk in wardrobe and en suite bathroom. The second bedroom has an en suite shower room and there are five further bedrooms and two bathrooms.

    The house is set back from the road behind an expanse of lawn and is approached by a wide driveway that leads to a gated access to the house and grounds. Behind the gates there is a forecourt offering extensive parking that leads in turn to a coaching arch that takes you through to the equestrian yard.

    Equestrian facilities include:
    Main yard (10 loose boxes with back and front doors, padding, automatic drinkers and fans)
    Foaling stable
    Tack room (alarmed with double barred door) Storeroom Rug room (with upstairs storage and heated rug rails)
    Two woodchip paddocks with a further quarantine stables
    20X60m outdoor arena with underground irrigation, equipped with sound system and floodlights.
    Small rehabilitation paddocks
    Secondary yard (two loose boxes)
    Laundry Room
    Staff/tea room
    CCTV and alarms
    Large paddocks (with field shelters)
    Cross-Country course

    In addition to the equestrian facility the house enjoys substantial gardens with lawns, patio with bbq area. There is a tennis court and a swimming pool which need some attention. There is an additional gated vehicular access to Friendless Lane from one of the paddocks.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

Oliver's requires a little attention in areas but offers a fabulous opportunity to create a great family home for those with horses.

Douglas SleaperProperty agent

Local information

  • Mileages Approx; Harpenden 6.2 miles – mainline station with direct access to St Pancras International from 22 minutes), St Albans 9.6 miles, London Luton Airport and Luton Parkway Station 4.9 miles, M1 junction 9- 3.2 miles
  • Cheverells Green is a pretty hamlet that nestles on the edge of the Beechwood estate about a mile from the popular village of Markyate. There are many walks and bridleways from the hamlet, which link to many of the pretty Gaddesden villages to the south.
  • The village of Markyate, which lies on the old Roman Road running from St. Albans, was a major coaching stop on the highway from London to Birmingham. An area rich in colourful history, Markyate is a delightful Hertfordshire village with a strong community that enjoys local conveniences such as two popular pubs, day to day shops including a pharmacy, bakery, and a well-stocked village store. Indian restaurant take-aways, For larger shops including Waitrose, Marks & Spencer and Sainsburys. Harpenden is only a short drive away. Education is well provided for with a local village school and nursery, whilst the ever popular private Beechwood Park School is just a three minute drive away to the south of Cheverells Green. Buses for schools in the surrounding area pick up from both the high street in Markyate and the A5. There are a multitude of leisure facilities close at hand with numerous country walks and bridle paths on the doorstep, a great choice of golf clubs at Harpenden and Redbourn. A branch of David Lloyd Health Club is a short drive away at nearby Capability Green and there are additional sports facilities available in Harpenden at Rothamstead.

Additional information

  • EPC Rating: E
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: H