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Shenley village is one of Hertfordshire’s most desirable locations. It’s home to some super-sized properties with extensive accompanying land, but make no mistake, it caters well for those on a more modest budget too.
Many of the homes on the market are contemporary, such as the sizeable houses on Radlett Lane or Ribston Close. These offer generous living space, plus beautiful gardens and large driveways, and are perfect for larger families, or those looking for a more luxurious lifestyle. However, period properties are available from time to time, and these are usually snapped up quickly.
Although the market is somewhat dominated by larger houses, there are some excellent semi-detached and terraced options to be found. For example, the attractive semi-detached homes on Mead Road are spacious and airy, and offer excellent value for money. If you favour a scenic landscape outside your windows, the homes on the outskirts of the village are worth considering, with their uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside.
There aren’t many apartments in Shenley, though occasionally, one- and two-bedroomed flats will come to the market. These are good options for first-time buyers and young professionals, and are usually situated in purpose-built blocks.
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Shenley is full of character, and is a pleasing combination of historic period buildings and stylish modern properties. It has a strong sense of community and capitalises on its location in the countryside, with the ‘lock up’ on Shenley pond being a much-loved feature.
Though it feels like a rural location, it’s easy to reach London from here. Radlett station is only a ten-minute drive away, and from there, it takes approximately half an hour to reach the centre of the capital. This is of real value to commuters.
The village has its own primary school, and another alternative can be found on the outskirts – Manor Lodge, a private school for children up to 11 years old. The Samuel Ryder Academy in St Albans is the closest secondary school, and Haberdashers Aske’s Schools (Boys and Girls) are both nearby. These are particularly highly rated, and often feature in the country’s list of top ten secondary schools.
Although Shenley is quiet and peaceful, it does have two pubs. The King William IV is a typically traditional establishment, while The White Horse is a family-friendly gastropub. Shenley Park is a popular place to spend a sunny afternoon, and the 16th century Walled Garden is another great spot to soak up some atmosphere.
As for getting around? In addition to having a train station relatively close by, Shenley is also situated near the M25, which enables residents to travel around London (and further afield) with ease. The M1 is also within easy reach, and there are bus services operating within the village.
In short, if you’re looking to enjoy all the best aspects of village life, without sacrificing on proximity to Central London, it’s definitely a location to consider.
Shenley has always been a desirable area, and this is reflected in the average house prices, which are higher than the national average. However, residents feel its worth it, to enjoy the wealth of benefits that the village offers.
It’s not uncommon for houses to cost over £1million, but that’s not to say that first-time buyers are priced out of the market. The apartments are particularly appealing, and offer the opportunity to invest in one of the county’s most sought-after postcodes.
The rental market in Shenley is relatively small (as you’d expect for a village), but this works out well for the landlords in the area. Their properties are always in demand, and seldom stand empty for long.
If you’re looking for somewhere to live here, or you’d like to learn more about investment opportunities, get in contact with our team today. We’re here to assist you, regardless of whether you’re buying, renting or selling your home.
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