A bright and spacious four bedroom detached home, with garage and parking, in a pleasant cul de sac location in Park Street village.
This property offers fantastic potential for further enhancement, with entrance hall, cloakroom, dual aspect lounge, dining room and modern fitted kitchen on the ground floor, while upstairs there are four bedrooms and a family bathroom.
Outside there is a generous south-facing rear garden, garage and off-road parking.
Old Orchard is conveniently located for Park Street Railway Station, local primary schools and within a short distance of St Albans and Radlett, while the M1/M25 motorway network links are just a short drive away.
• You would have got a place at How Wood Primary School 5 times in the past 5 years (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013)
• You would have got a place at Park Street C of E VA Primary School 5 times in the past 5 years, even if you're not a church-goer (2017, 2016 through continuing interest*, 2015 through continuing interest*, 2014, 2013)
• You would have got a place at Killigrew Primary & Nursery School 5 times in the past 5 years (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013)
• You would have got a place at Marlborough Science Academy 5 times in the past 5 years (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013)
• You would have got a place at Samuel Ryder Academy 4 times in the past 5 years (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 - not 2017)
• You would have gone into the random ballot for St Albans Girls' School (STAGS) 5 times in the past 5 years (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013)
• You would have gone into the random ballot
By the 14th Century, Park Street was home to one of the largest and richest manors in the area, supplying large quantities of corn to the Abbey. There are still many buildings in the area of architectural/historic interest.
The oldest buildings surviving appear to be numbers 61-63 (originally a single early 15th Century late Medieval hall house) and number 68 (a 16th Century timber framed building with the remains of a jetted front). The rest of the areas architectural heritage traces back to the brick-built early Victorian era - though Toll Cottage on Bury Dell is dated as a 17th Century property.
Running alongside the River Ver in the City and District of St Albans, Park Street falls within the Metropolitan Green Belt.
It is approximately two-and-a-half miles by road from St Albans via Watling Street (the old Roman road from London to Chester and Holyhead) and then a post-Roman offshoot, St Stephens Hill, into the medieval city centre.
The surrounding area is host to a number of idyllic lakes and forested nature walks, which make for a wonderful area to stroll through, and excellent for dog walkers.
The lakes, once the Moor Mill Pits, located between Park Street and Frogmore, are considered great for fishing. This has led to a great deal of interest among the angling community for their considerable and diverse aquatic wildlife.
The area has a BP petrol station which also contains a Marks & Spencer food store and on Park Street Lane is Park Street Guns. A small shopping parade can be found within a short walk at How Wood, comprised of a supermarket, hairdresser, butcher, baker, estate agent, newsagent, pharmacy and florist.
Park Street railway station is the first station after St Albans Abbey on the St Albans branch line. The train service on this line is known locally as the Abbey Flyer. There is further How Wood railway station with connection on the Abbey Flyer.
Park Street is also home to a recreation ground and sports fields, Park Street Village FC and a cricket ground/pavilion.
Food and drink
Sizzle House and The Oriental serve as the local takeaways, and there are two pubs: The Falcon and The Overdraught There were seven other pubs in the area until the early 1970s.
The Lamb was situated opposite the entrance to the Handley Page aircraft factory. Once the factory closed the last landlord couldnt make a living and, so the story goes, he and his wife closed the pub, locked themselves in and drank the place dry before being ordered out by the brewery.