4 bedrooms in historical town close to London

Storbritannien - Hertfordshire - St Albans

BoligBytte til,United Kingdom,St Albans,Our house
Our house
BoligBytte til,United Kingdom,St Albans,A corner of our garden
A corner of our garden
BoligBytte til,United Kingdom,St Albans,Proposed elevations post renovations
Proposed elevations post renovations
BoligBytte til,United Kingdom,St Albans,Proposed floor plans post renovations
Proposed floor plans post renovations
BoligBytte til,United Kingdom,St Albans,REF ONLY Our old home, re swaps prior to 2019
REF ONLY Our old home, re swaps prior to 2019
BoligBytte til,United Kingdom,St Albans, Historical St Albans
Historical St Albans
BoligBytte til,United Kingdom,St Albans, St Albans Abbey
St Albans Abbey
BoligBytte til,United Kingdom,St Albans,Historical St Albans
Historical St Albans
BoligBytte til,United Kingdom,St Albans,Roman theatre ruins from Verulamium days
Roman theatre ruins from Verulamium days
BoligBytte til,United Kingdom,St Albans,Main street of St Albans on market day
Main street of St Albans on market day
BoligBytte til,United Kingdom,St Albans,Us - a couple of years ago - our youngest is now 4
Us - a couple of years ago - our youngest is now 4
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Our home is a 4 bedroom detached house, with a lovely big garden in the lovely city of St Albans.

We have been here for just over a year now and in that time have spent a lot of time planning what improvements we want to make. The plan is to do the work next year, which means until then, we are not in the best position to swap.

From 2023, we will be much better situated to swap, but until then, please be aware our home is somewhat dated (we bought it as a project) and while functional, it is definitely not Home Beautiful ready quite yet! We will update with photos as we tidy up rooms. In the meantime, I have included some pictures from our architectural plans so you get an idea of where we will get to come the other side of the renovations. We won't necessarily get all of it done in one go (the attic rooms and the second front room may be later projects).

Until the work is done, downstairs we have a front room, back room that includes dining area and tv watching area, kitchen and conservatory we use as a playroom.

Upstairs we have four bedrooms, the master bedroom has an ensuite and a family bathroom with shower.

We have a lovely large garden, with a veggie patch, patio with dining table and bbq, large trampoline and lots of great spots to sit and relax.

Please note previous feedback is for swaps we undertook from our previous home (also in St Albans) and the last picture in our photos is that home (for reference - the brick terrace with the teal door).

Cleaner once a week if you wish.

Happy to talk car exchange too.

Boligtype

Hus i flere etager/ Helårshus


Faciliteter

  • Balkon
  • Rengøring muligt at bestille.
  • Opvaskemaskine
  • Vaskemaskine
  • Tørretumbler
  • Microovn
  • Kamin
  • Børnevenligt
  • Have
  • Centralvarme
  • Spædbørn velkommen
  • Parkering gratis
  • Terrasse

Underholdning

  • Komputer tilgængelig
  • DVD
  • Internet adgang
  • Klaver
  • TV
  • Trådløst internet
  • Legerum

Ekstra

  • Babysitter muligt
  • Brug af cykler

Beliggenhed

  • Forstad
  • Landsby

Omgivelser

Beskrivelse af omegn

St Albans is a cracking place to live and a brilliant base for visiting.

It's a historic city (city by having an Abbey but the size of a big town) with Roman ruins, historical buildings, pubs (with claims to the UK's oldest), lots of parks, the UK's newest forest and with a lovely feel. A royal charter market runs bi-weekly, as well as less often organic, French or other speciality markets.

But it has a modern side too with great shopping (in modern and old buildings), bars, restaurants, theatres and cafes.

We're a 25/35 min walk from the center, rail station and we are on a bus route. As well as our own garden, we have a good side park behind us with a playground, basketball hoop and football goal. Forrest, wood and riverside walks are not far away, as are lots of cycle paths/routes.

While town is bustling, it is surrounded by countryside with links in all directions. London is only 20 mins away by train (20 mins to London St Pancras, 40-odd to the West End). The M25 and M1 are nearby, LHR is 40 mins away, LTN about 20 mins, with various rail links from the station (including to LGW and the likes of Brighton).

We've a convenience store about five/ten minutes walk from the house in one direction and about ten minutes in the other direction we have a good sized block of local shops where you can find two good sized food stores, a pharmacy, bakeries, health store, hair dressers as well as a great fish and chip shop and an Italian restaurant that also does great take out. In town there are two more food stores and multiple supermarkets a short drive away (there are also various supermarket delivery options too).

Our bit of St Albans is central, quiet, friendly, family orientated and great for accessing destinations around town and further afield.

Udendørsaktiviteter

  • Cykelture
  • Kulturelle begivenheder
  • Golf mulighed
  • Fitness club
  • Tennis
  • Ridning
  • Offentlig svømmehal
  • Å / Flod

Fritid

  • Legeplads
  • Cafeer
  • Fitness club
  • Restauranter
  • Indkøb
  • Legeplads

Kulturelle muligheder

  • Koncerter
  • Museums
  • Monumenter
  • Teater

Offentlig transport

  • Bus
  • Tog

Område service

  • Bager
  • Døgnbutik
  • Apotek
  • Supermarkedet

Attraktioner

Vores lokale tips for muligheder, steder at besøge, mens du er i vor bolig

St Albans is a great base for all sorts.

Historically, St Albans has a lot going on. The ruins of the old Roman town of Verulamium are on the outskirts of town, with various sites to visit. The Abbey (part built from ruin stones) is stunning. A battle from the War of the Roses was fought just around the corner.

There's also museums, two theatres, a local forest (the UK's newest with most of it recently planted by locals), numerous parks, walks, cycle tracks and an old rail line.

A good mix of shopping can be found in town, but the treasures of London are on the doorstep, as well as various shopping centers (Brent Cross, Watford) and quaint villages around us.

Again town has a great mix of cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs but being close to the countryside, there is also a list of country pubs not far away.

For kids, there are local parks and woods, a play farm (with Peter Rabbit & Friends), ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, pools, soft play centres, etc not far. Roald Dahl's home town and museum is about 30 minutes away, as are oddities like the Natural History Museum at Tring (it was the private museum of an old Baron Rothschild and is one of the finest collections of stuffed mammals, birds, reptiles and insects - and keeps kids intrigued for hours!).

The famous and historical sites, museums, theatres and everything else London has to offer is 20 minutes by train.

Historical homes are also accessible in nearby towns and villages, including Hatfield House (often used in film shoots including the like of The Favourite - about 20 mins away), Clivedon (where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got married - about 40 mins away). Windsor is about 30 mins away. Both Oxford and Cambridge are approx an hour away.

Several theme parks are nearby too - The Warner Bros Studio Tour (Harry Potter) is a couple of towns away, with Legoland, Thorpe Park, Chessington World of Adventures and Paultons (a la Peppa Pig World) all being 40-90 mins away.

The local train line provides good links north, as well as south through London to Brighton.

St Albans also has a public swimming pool, a number of gyms, a movie theatre (St Albans original theatre beautifully restored a few years ago and showing a huge mix of films).

All in all, as well as having a lot to keep you busy locally, St Albans is a great base to see and explore both London and SE England.

Din favorit restaurant

  • Tabure
  • Lussmans
  • Prime

Sjove cafe'er og barer

  • The Beech House
  • The Peahen
  • Oldest pub in the UK (although possibly claimed by most UK towns!)

Gode indkøbs muligheder

  • St Albans town
  • London
  • Brent Cross

Ferie og kulturelle ideer

  • London
  • Warner Bros Studio Tours
  • Windsor (Castle, Clivedon, Legoland), Oxford & Cambridge

Muligheder for gåture eller løbeture

  • Verlanium Park & Roman ruins
  • Heartsmere Forest - England's newest forest and largely planted by locals
  • National Trust properties

Fitness klubber

  • Two in center, more a little further out
  • Public swimming pool
  • More tennis clubs than you would think would fit in one city!

Interresante dagsture

  • London
  • St Albans historical sites
  • Cambridge, Windsor, Oxford, Brighton (some by train)

Ønsker

Hvad kan vi lide eller ikke lide. Her er vores ønsker og boligregler

We would ask you treat our home as you would want us to treat yours, and leave it in a clean and tidy condition (as we would leave yours).

We are non-smokers so not smoking in the house is an important one for us.

We have a cleaner come weekly, so are happy to talk about her continuing during any swap.

We have done various house borrowing, sitting and swaps, so our children are used to staying in other peoples homes. We stress to them the importance of respecting other people's homes and belongings. We like to think they are house trained!

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