Originally built in the 1920's, this substantial five bedroom double fronted detached residence stands on a generous plot approaching a quarter of an acre, is arranged over 2800 sq ft providing spacious and versatile accommodation and is situated in one of Potters Bar's premier roads. The property has not been on the open market for nearly 60 years and was in fact the former home of Acker Bilk, the legendary jazz clarinettist, known for his distinctive appearance of goatee, bowler hat and striped waistcoat, with his most famous song being "Stranger on the Shore".
The property, which has been extended over the years, features a welcoming reception hall, guest cloakroom, a split level living/dining room, an office/study, a 28ft dual aspect family/games room, a 24ft kitchen/breakfast room and a door to the utility room. On first floor level there are five good sized bedrooms and two en-suite bathrooms, both of which can also be accessed from the landing.
Externally, the front drive which provides off street parking for two cars on a block paved driveway, leads to an integral garage. Without doubt, one of the features of this fabulous home is the beautiful 120ft x 45ft landscaped rear garden, which is very secluded and boasts an abundance of mature trees and shrubs. There is also side access. A workshop and a games room..
The office/study has wood paneling and we understand that beneath the carpet tiles in the family/games room is the original parquet wood flooring.
EPC rating: D
council tax band: G
The Avenue is located off Darkes Lane between Heath Drive and Manor Road, just a short walk away from the extensive shopping facilities, with a wide range of restaurants and cafes, as well as Potters Bar mainline station which provides a fast and frequent service to Kings Cross and Moorgate. Major road access is excellent with the M25 and A1(M) motorways being a short drive away.