We are delighted to offer for sale this rarely available three bedroom extended Victorian cottage in the heart of the town centre enjoying views over Harpenden Common.

Built in 1870, the property sits within a row known as the Welcombe Cottages, originally built to accommodate the staff of the nearby Welcombe House estate.

This charming cottage has retained many of its original features and the accommodation comprises two separate reception rooms, kitchen breakfast room, pantry and w/c on the ground floor. Upstairs there are three bedrooms and a family bathroom. Outside the property features a large front garden with off road parking, a detached garage and a wonderfully private rear garden.

Harpenden is well noted for its excellent choice of schools for all ages. Good sports and social facilities, various clubs and associations and a comprehensive range of restaurants and bars.   Harpenden benefits from a fast electrified train service to St Pancras International, the City, Gatwick and Brighton.

Front door to:

Living Room Dual aspect room with window to front and multi-pane double doors to rear which open up onto the patio. Feature fireplace with surround. Bookshelving either side of the fireplace. Two single panel radiators. Original parquet flooring. Storage cupboard. Doorway into:

Dining Room Bay window to front. Double panel radiator. Original parquet flooring. Coved ceiling. Built-in cupboards. Doorway into:

Kitchen Range of wall and base units with a rolltop work surface with integrated sink and drainer. Space and plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher. Space for fridge/freezer. Integrated oven, grill and 4-ring gas burner with overhead extractor fan. Part tiled walls. Double panel radiator. Stairs to the first floor. Hatch to loft. Windows to side and rear overlooking the garden. Barn style door to side which opens up onto the patio. Door into:

Pantry Lighting. Door to:

Downstairs W.C. Obscured window to rear. Low level W.C. Wall mounted wash hand basin with a tiled splashback.

First Floor Landing Doors to:

Main Bedroom Dual aspect room with windows to front and rear, the front enjoying views of Harpenden Common. Built-in wardrobes. Two single panel radiators.

Bedroom Two Window to front again enjoying views of Harpenden Common. Single panel radiator. Built-in wardrobes.

Bedroom Three Window to rear. Single panel radiator. Built-in wardrobes. Airing cupboard housing hot water tank.

Bathroom Bath. Vanity cupboard mounted wash hand basin. Part tiled walls. Radiator towel rail. Hatch to second loft. Window to side.

Separate W.C. Low level W.C. Window to front.

Front Garden Shingle driveway with the remainder mainly laid to lawn with well stocked flower beds and picket fence. Path leading to front door. Shingled drive carries down to the side of the house leading to gate to rear garden and detached garage.

Detached Garage Metal up and over door. Window to rear. Power and lighting.

Rear Garden Immediately adjacent to the house is a patio area with steps up to the remainder of the garden which is mainly laid to lawn with well stocked flower beds and mature trees. Gate to side leading to No 10.

Agent Note No 10 has access across the back of No 11 to get round to the front.

  • Property Details

    Guide Price £1,100,000 Sold

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    Southdown Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5, AL5 1PD

    We are delighted to offer for sale this rarely available three bedroom extended Victorian cottage in the heart of the town centre enjoying views over Harpenden Common.

  • Primary Schools

    St Dominic Roman Catholic Primary School RC VA 0.0 miles

    St Nicholas JMI COE VA 0.2 miles

    Crabtree Infant's and Junior Schools CY 0.4 miles

    The Grove JM CY 0.4 miles

    St Hilda's School F IND 0.4 miles

    High Beeches JMI CY 0.4 miles

    Manland Primary School CY 0.5 miles

    Aldwickbury School M IND 0.6 miles

    Roundwood Primary CY 0.6 miles

    The Lea Primary CY 0.7 miles

    *Approximate distances as the crow flies.

  • Secondary Schools

    St George's School AC 0.4 miles

    Sir John Lawes School AC 0.5 miles

    Roundwood Park School AC 0.6 miles

    St Albans Girls' School F AC 1.9 miles

    Sandringham School AC 2.2 miles

    St Albans High School For Girls F COE IND 2.5 miles

    Loreto College F RC AC 2.6 miles

    St Albans School M IND 2.6 miles

    Verulam School M AC 2.6 miles

    Beaumont School AC 2.8 miles

    *Approximate distances as the crow flies.

  • Transport

    Harpenden Train Station 0.1 miles

    M1 Junction 9 1.8 miles

    St Albans Train Station 2.7 miles

    London Luton Airport 2.8 miles

    Luton Parkway Station 2.8 miles

    M25 Junction 21 4.3 miles

    *Approximate distances as the crow flies.

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Southdown Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 AL5 1PD


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Stamp Duty payable on 1,100,000 purchase

Tax Band Rate Taxable Sum Tax
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£125,000 - £250,000
£250,001 - £925,000
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£1,500,001 +
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Purchase Price Buy-to-Let or Second Home