Property details

high street, markyate, st albans

Village Location  £285,000

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 1 reception


Here's a bright and beautiful home, exposed to sunlight all day long, in an enviable village centre location nestled among swathes of woodland and green space, ideal for long walks and serious cycling.

For anyone who has been looking for a period two bedroom house, this 1910 maisonette is a strikingly superior and refreshing alternative. It's more spacious, offering a total of 97 m2/1040 ft2 of interior space if you include the garage. It's brighter, thanks to the great South-West aspect, opening out onto a beautiful, sun-soaked terrace. And it's more central, being right in the middle of the village. As well as the garage, there's hard-standing for one car right outside.

Markyate is renowned as a pretty setting for village life, with lovely Victorian and Georgian buildlings, cosy pubs and bakeries as well as some lovely green spaces. The cricket grounds are a 5 minute walk away from the property, where there is a local sports club, playground and village hall, all settings for the vibrant village life for which Markyate is renowned.

For London commuters, there is a convenient coach service going directly into Central London. You can also drive to Luton, Harpenden or St Albans, where a train can zip you into St Pancras in as little as 17 minutes. And you're only 15 minutes' drive from Luton Airport. For many people a major attraction will be the immediate access to major transport arteries of the South East: 5 minutes' travel time by car to Junction 9 gets you onto the M1 motorway, and almost immediately, the M25.


L shaped space. Wood flooring. Radiator. Spotlights. Stairs to first floor. Under-stairs cupboard.
Living Room/ Dining Room
This lovely, roomy space boasts sun on two sides - south and east, making it a pleasant counter-point to that South-West-facing terrace. There are two radiators and, conveniently adjacent, it offers access to the kitchen.
The kitchen is conveniently situated off dining room. It has a stainless steel sink under a window catching the morning sun. Gyroflo gas grill and oven, and a gas hob mounted on the counter-top. Beko Dishwasher and Zanussi free-standing fridge-freezer. Laminate work-top and linoleum tile floor.
Contemporary ocre tiles with a quaint painted wood floor. Bath with shower attachment, Towel rail over radiator, sink, WC
Peaceful ground floor double room catches evening sun and offers ample built-in storage.

First Floor

Vast, romantic, peaceful sanctuary of a bedroom catching evening sun, and boasting ample built-in storage.
En suite
The ensuite bathroom has a shower, sink, WC and a towel rail over the radiator. Tiled wet surfaces.


Patio Terrace
Patio terraced garden with steps leading up from garage and parking space.
In block with up-and-over door. 17' x 8'10"/2.64m x 5.18m - 147ft2/ 13.67m2
Hardstanding for 1 car infront of garage.
Ground Rent £40.00 per annum.
Insurance £107.22 per annum.
125 year Lease from 1979 - to be renewed on exchange of contracts, pending acceptable offer.
Further info
There is a lovely community feeling here, partly stimulated by the great community magazine. Festivals include the May Festival - the whole village turns out for a parade and fair on the cricket lawns - , and the Queen's recent 90th birthday party saw a vast dinner table snaking the full length of the High Street. For children - a fire station, where the firemen routinely entertain passing tiny tots. There is also a large, centrally located park called Peggy's field, which features a playground and lots of space for sports, picnics, scooters and cycling. Woodside Farm is within walking distance (about 20 minutes) or a short drive away. Also nearby is a Bizzie Bees nursery in the local village hall, and Markyate has its own little village school and nursery (, complete with Ofsted approval. In addition - three pubs, a village bakery, a pharmacy, a chip shop, an excellent DIY store, a doctor's surgery (tucked away just off the high street), a local shop and post office, as well as a car wash and garage. And the village boasts three much loved Indian restaurants. And all of this is just a short walk from the house.

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