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FOCUS ON: HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, HERTFORDSHIRE

GEMINI HOUSE, HOGPITS BOTTOM, FLAUNDEN, HP3 0PU
Price: £1.1m
This modern house has been extended over the years and now has five bedrooms and four reception rooms. The master bedroom has an en suite shower room, which comes with a sauna and two of the other bedrooms are interconnected. The pine conservatory overlooks the extensive gardens, which has both a patio and a rockery. The house is near Chalfont & Latimer Tube station at the northwestern end of the Metropolitan line.
Contact: Savills Amersham on 01494 725636, www.savills.co.uk

1 BEECHTREE COTTAGE, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD ROAD, HP3 8LA
Price:
£850,000
Although only three miles from St Albans – 20 minutes from St Pancras by train – this pretty Grade II-listed cottage feels like it is firmly in the country and has been restored and refurbished by the current owners. The property comes with four bedrooms, of which three are doubles, two reception rooms, a separate dining room and a kitchen. And keen golfers looking to improve their swing will appreciate the private entrance from the back garden onto the Heritage golf course.
Contact: Hamptons St Albans on 01727 890770, www.hamptons.co.uk

4 HANDPOST LODGE GARDENS, LEVERSTOCK GREEN, HP2 4FB
Price:
£1.5m
This large eight-bedroom property was built only seven years ago as part of a development on the outskirts of Leverstock Green, a rural village located about halfway between Hemel Hempstead and St Albans. Besides the bedrooms, the house also has a study and a games room, and a self-contained studio apartment above the double garage. The open-plan kitchen/dining room looks out onto the rear garden, which has a patio terrace.
Contact: Hamptons St Albans on 01727 890770, www.hamptons.co.uk

FARM COTTAGE, ST MARGARETS, GREAT GADDESDEN, HP1 3BZ
Price:
£800,000
This early 17th century cottage ticks all the boxes when it comes to period properties: an inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove, exposed beams and a red tile roof. There are three bedrooms and there is also a guest cottage, which has one bedroom with an en suite. The village is on the edge of the Chiltern Hills, and the property overlooks the Gade Valley, which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Contact: Strutt & Parker on 01727 840285,
www.struttandparker.com