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Homestead, Bishops

Homestead, Bishops - Credit: Archant

Homes with fabulous gardens

Greyfriars, Savills

Greyfriars, Savills - Credit: Archant

Datchworth, £2,25m.

Dancers Hill House, Statons

Dancers Hill House, Statons - Credit: Archant

The Homestead on Raffin Green Lane in the village of Datchworth is a wonderfully-situated country house with far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside.

Park Street Lane, Ashtons

Park Street Lane, Ashtons - Credit: Archant

The property includes an excellent range of outbuildings and stands in formal gardens and grounds of more than 15 acres, which include a swimming pool and tennis court. The gardens and surroundings make this a special country home and a paradise for children.

Inside the home, the rooms are light, spacious and positioned to take full advantage of the sunny aspect and rural surroundings. There are five bedrooms, three bathrooms and four reception rooms.

Agent: Bryan Bishop, 01438 718877


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Barnet, £2.35m.

Greyfriars is a Tudor-style family home set in secluded landscaped gardens that adjoin the Hadley Wood Golf Club course. The charming interior in this character property has many oak features, complemented by modern bathrooms and a traditional farmhouse kitchen. The accomodation comprises a reception hallway, living-dining room, study, family room, kitchen-breakfast room, utility area, master bedroom with dressing room and ensuite, three further bedrooms, two ensuites, and family bathroom. There is also a cellar, garage, heated swimming pool, pool house and landscaped gardens.

Agent: Savills, 020 8447 4400


Bentley Heath, £5m.

Dancers Hill House is a handsome Grade II listed Palladian-style house, with earlier origins of architectural importance, set in grounds of approximately 6.5 acres, which include formal and informal gardens and a 1.5 acre lake.

The Palladian villa has been significantly extended. The front elevation has the classical proportions of the period, constructed in brick and finished in render under a slate roof. A Modillion eaves cornice lies below the parapet. Accommodation includes four reception rooms, two kitchens, seven bedrooms, four bathrooms and a self-contained one-bedroom apartment. There is also a three-bedroom cottage, linked by pergola to the main house.

Agent: Statons 020 8445 3694


St Albans, £825,000.

This impressive five-bedroom detached period house on Park Street Lane offers an ideal family home with generous sized rooms and high ceilings throughout.

A particular delight is the landscaped gardens which have themed areas, perfect for relaxing or alfresco entertaining. Easily managed through careful planting it is the most wonderfully private space and is a real feature of this home.

Park Street Lane is one of Park Street’s most favoured addresses, boasting a variety of large detached properties. The village is well serviced with amenities and has is popular with commuters wanting access to the surrounding links to motorway networks.

Agent: Ashtons 01727 819666

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