Savills | The Hammonds, Hammondswick, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2NR | Properties for sale
8,715 sq ft(809.65 sq m)
Guide price £3,950,000

The HammondsHammondswick, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2NR

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Significant family home with over 8,700 sq ft
  • Fabulous Cinema and Gymnasium
  • 6 further reception rooms
  • Bright and spacious accommodation
  • Beautiful landscaped gardens
  • Gated access
  • Triple garaging

A significant detached residence situated in highly sought after West Common area with rural views over the golf course and countryside beyond.

About this property

  • Set at the head of a small development of only three properties, the house sits behind electric gates with off street parking for several cars and a triple garage.

    With accommodation exceeding 8000 sq ft, this is a large and generously proportioned home with excellent credentials.

    Accessed via an elegant front door a magnificent hallway with countryside views, has a sweeping staircase leading to the first floor and also winds down to the basement.

    A large and bright kitchen/breakfast/lounge dominates one wing of the house with an extensive range of cabinets and integrated appliances including steam and fan ovens, microwave and induction hob, perfect for the budding chef. There is an informal dining area with bi-fold doors providing a seamless connection with the garden and its natural light. An elegant but relaxed sitting area with a focal fireplace gives a family the ideal place to unwind and ensures this space works on both an aesthetic and practical level.

    There is a large utility room adjacent to the kitchen with laundry appliances and access to the side of the house.

    Double doors lead from the hallway into a very elegant and spacious sitting room which overlooks the gardens and has an attractive inset fireplace.

    Tucked quietly away in one corner of the property is a comfortable TV room.

    On the lower ground floor there is a large cinema room and adjacent there is an extensive gymnasium complex with sauna and steam room.

    There is a large fitted wine cellar with racking which is humidity and temperature controlled providing ample storage for the largest of wine collections. Additionally, there are a couple of walk in storerooms ideal for keeping suitcases, sports equipment and the like.

    Up on the spacious first floor landing are two separate seating areas with views over the garden and fields beyond through double height windows. This could make the perfect place for a desk and chair or simply a pair of comfortable sofas.

    The first floor is home to four bedrooms, including a master suite which occupies one wing and has a superb dressing room with his and hers separate en suite facilities.

    There are three guest bedrooms, each with built in cupboards and en suite shower rooms, ensuring that this floor can be arranged to suit and easily accommodate a growing family with changing dynamics.

    On the top floor there is a superb guest suite with lovely views over the countryside to the rear. There is also a well fitted kitchen breakfast room which could, along with the bedroom and a large studio room, provide perfect living accommodation for a teenager or au-pair.

    Privately situated on the top floor is a very large reception/studio room measuring over 500 sq ft which has extensive built-in storage.

    The gardens have been thoughtfully designed and extensively landscaped to provide a series of separate but interlinked outdoor rooms making the most of the charming setting and rural views.

    There is a Jacuzzi with its own patio area, and a large seating deck is set adjacent to a dining area, perfect for outdoor entertaining or simply fine evenings enjoying to peace and quiet.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

Fabulous family residence enjoying some fine views

Nick IngleProperty agent

Local information

  • Approx Mileages: Harpenden town centre - 1.6 miles, St Albans - 5.6 miles, M1 (junction nine) 3.5 miles, London Luton International Airport - 7.7 miles.
  • The Hammonds, a small cul de sac on the edge of West Common, is one of the most sought after areas of Harpenden. Its close proximity to good walking in open countryside, Harpenden Common, Rothamsted Park and the High Street all add to its popularity. With its quiet, leafy residential streets and large detached houses, it's easy to understand why families choose to settle here.
  • Located just over a mile and a half from the bustling tree-lined high street, with its comprehensive range of shopping facilities and eateries, including three supermarkets and a Marks and Spencer food store, this is a well-served and convenient place to live.
  • The area is well known for its excellent private and state schools, with buses for St Albans, Northwood and Berkhamsted schools picking up locally.
  • There are good sporting and leisure facilities, including an indoor swimming pool, sports centre, four renowned golf clubs, and two tennis clubs all within a 10 minute drive.
  • For the commuter, Harpenden is convenient with its fast train service to St. Pancras International, and for the motorist, junction nine of the M1 motorway is just 3.5 miles away.

Additional information

  • EPC Rating = B