Project Description

MARIS MEADOW

A new development of 3 houses and 2 residential barns, masterfully designed and artfully decorated.

Located on the outskirts of Harpenden, a sought-after town within the St Albans City district, is Maris Meadow, a unique and modern collection of residential properties. Developed on a site that originally housed a farm, this residential opportunity is a welcome addition to the Redbourn property portfolio. The site’s position encourages a village lifestyle along with the benefits of Harpenden’s enviable travel connections.

ABOUT THE DEVELOPER

Maris Meadow has been envisioned by the award-winning construction and development company, Acre Invest.

With over 35 years of design experience, Acre Invest properties are proven to be built with both excellence and distinction at the core of construction and unmistakable stylistic intent and finish.

LIFE IN AND AROUND REDBOURN

Nestled in the peaceful village of Redbourn, Maris Meadow is perfectly located. It offers both the immediate amenities of the village and the town of Harpenden, as well a bustling city atmosphere to be found close by in the historic city of St Albans.

Harpenden
Harpenden is a highly desirable town, it’s tree lined high street provides a choice of shops, pubs and restaurants to rival surrounding towns. Boasting award winning parks, a wide range of leisure facilities and vibrant monthly farmers market, the town has a thriving community spirit. The River Lea runs through the North East of Harpenden and offers many scenic walking and cycling routes. In addition by train, the heart of St Albans is just 5 minutes away and Great Britain’s Capital City can be reached in less than half an hour.

For those concerned with schooling and catchment opportunities, Harpenden is home to many high performing independent and state schools. Primary schools recently rated by Ofsted as ‘Outstanding’ include High Beeches, Wood End and Roundwood. For Secondary age students the town has three state schools, also rated as ‘Outstanding’; St George’s (Sunday Times’ ‘Comprehensive School of the Year’ 2019), RoundWood Park and Sir John Lawes. Local private options are St Hilda’s primary school for girls and The King’s School, a mixed school that takes students from preschool up to Year 11.

St Albans
Resting just 20 miles north of Central London, St Albans is the ultimate commuter City. The town’s history is evident from the huge Norman Cathedral housed within its walls. An enviable selection of bars and restaurants line the city as well as a traditional street market that opens twice a week. There is an abundance of outdoor spaces, parks, commons and open countryside, a fact that contributed to the city being placed in the top 10 places to live in Halifax’s 2019 Quality of Life index.

KEY CONNECTIONS

The development at Redbourn is incredibly well linked to other locations, offering multiple transport links and options.

BY ROAD
Sitting on the periphery of Harpenden, the M1(J9) runs to the west of the village and St Albans is only 5 miles away via the A5183. Once in St Albans various major roads, the M6 (J6), M25(J21a) and M10(J1), extend across the country making the city highly accessible by vehicle.

BY AIR
A direct rail line links Harpenden to the international airports in both Luton and Gatwick. Bus services in the area also run directly to Heathrow Airport.

BY RAIL
Harpenden rail station connects the town to London City, St Pancreas Station by the Thames link that runs North via Luton and South via St Albans going as far as Brighton. St Albans has two main rail stations; St Albans City and St Albans Abbey. St Albans City runs a First Capital Connect service between Brighton and Bedford, while St Albans Abbey runs a local line to Watford Junction as well as connecting destinations by the London Midlands service.

A PERFECT LIFESTYLE CHOICE

Harpenden offers a rare mix of luxuries; quick and convenient travel links to St Albans and London, incredible open countryside and green spaces and a community feel rivalling those of other towns.

This conscious balance of city and country living is what causes so many to call this place home. Harpenden’s plentiful history is evident in the Roman remains that surround the town as well as the medieval architecture seen in its oldest buildings. The town packs in award-winning restaurants, cafés and bars as well as the tranquil Batford Springs Nature Reserve: a stunning green space filled with wildlife, where a stroll by the river with a picnic makes for the perfect day out.

A trip out of town into St Albans offers a multitude of activities; from an abundance of independent and high street shops to a visit to the Verularium Museum to learn more about the area’s history, next to which you may find a festival, concert or market taking place in the 100 acre Verularium Park.

REDBOURN VILLAGE

Redbourn and Harpenden are not just commuter towns.

Both locations offer much more than their close proximity and transport links to London. Redbourn, home to Maris Meadows, is well equipped to fulfil the everyday needs of local inhabitants, boasting a local grocery store, hairdressing salon, library, post office and a florist. Various local businesses give the village it’s own unique character; The Hub, an independent cafe and bakery is a popular spot for locals, offering homemade cakes and fresh coffee and ‘The Bike Loft’ is a community bike service and repair shop.

THE HOUSE COLLECTION

Maris Meadow consists of 3 projects; the first, an incredible 3 house development.

Each house has been designed with luxury in mind. Dark timber cladding wraps around the exterior of the properties, encasing the homes with style and purpose. Exterior landscaping gives each property a generous private garden as well as seasonal and perennial planting at the property borders. A paved area within the gardens provides generous outdoor space for living and entertaining. Inside, modern chrome fittings realise the needs of the modern homeowner whilst also maintaining an intentional level of stylish interior. Matte white walls within the property create a clean and clear canvas, which is offset by dark grey window fittings. In the Kitchen, the island is a feature that showcases the home as both modern and functional. Within the incredible master bedroom, high ceilings expose the angles of the roof, celebrating the architectural design and making a space that is open and dynamic.

As is Acre Invests’ style, each home is designed and decorated to the highest quality specifications using intelligent design to maximise the living space.

SPECIFICATIONS

Acre’s ‘SIGNATURE’ specification

All the homes at Maris Meadow enjoy Acre’s signature specification including individual Porcelanosa kitchens, Siemens integrated appliances and Porcelanosa sanitaryware.

We believe that all houses should be bespoke to the new owners individual tastes, with that in mind we shall be making available on all plots the ‘signature Add-ons’ package. Simply, this will allow the new owner the ability to make alterations to the kitchen, bathroom, flooring, wall tiles, electric ‘control 4’ system.

Hot tub in the back garden or simply a BBQ kitchen. The choice is endless and only tethered by your imagination and budget!

BYLANDS BARN

‘Barn No. 2’ is an outstanding barn development, a unique, detached modern barn conversion.

The exterior choices on ‘No.2’ are in keeping with other houses on this development, timber cladding honours the natural beauty of its surroundings. There is a delicately designed garden at the back, enclosed by perennial planting and trees, giving privacy to the property.

Architectural excellence is clear from the outset. Large double doors set centrally within a floor to ceiling glazed facade lead into the light and open entrance space. A simple and elegant Staircase goes either up to two generous bedrooms and bathrooms, or down half a floor to an inviting open plan living space. Here, a modern kitchen, complete with a feature island and breakfast bar sits at one end, while the remaining open space gives flexibility to the homeowner allowing them to choose how to arrange this spacious communal area. On the first floor two double bedrooms occupy opposite ends of the property, both with high ceilings that expose the eaves transforming the property into a sophisticated barn style home.

Large windows and skylights flood the interior spaces with daylight throughout, as design continues to create generous, functional places for living.

SPECIFICATIONS

Acre’s ‘SIGNATURE’ specification

All the homes at Maris Meadow enjoy Acre’s signature specification including individual Porcelanosa kitchens, Siemens integrated appliances and Porcelanosa sanitaryware.

We believe that all houses should be bespoke to the new owners individual tastes, with that in mind we shall be making available on all plots the ‘signature Add-ons’ package. Simply, this will allow the new owner the ability to make alterations to the kitchen, bathroom, flooring, wall tiles, electric ‘control 4’ system.

Hot tub in the back garden or simply a BBQ kitchen. The choice is endless and only tethered by your imagination and budget!

SCOUT BARN

‘Barn No. 1’ is a four bedroom barn that has been designed with simple, understated elegance.

It provides an impressive, functional and spacious place for living. There is a double garage space that maintains the aesthetic of the dark timber clad barn. A gravel drive leads to the entrance of the property between a beautifully planted front lawn.

The grand entrance leads through authentic timber doors into a double height hallway flooded with daylight through the floor to ceiling glazing. Doors and windows on the opposite wall lead to and provide views right out onto the generous garden, where living can extend to the outdoors. The living space within is a few steps down and continues to inspire awe by exposing the structure of the building, a beautiful oak timber frame. Nestled at the far end is a large kitchen, while the open plan communal area has a double height ceiling and leads to private rooms, including a bedroom, bathroom and office space. A bespoke spiral staircase rises from the living area up to a bridge connecting each end of the barn on the first floor. Here, high ceilings and skylights make for luxurious bedrooms to retreat to. This barn is a thoughtfully designed home that achieves a dynamic, functional and stylish living space.

SPECIFICATIONS

Acre’s ‘SIGNATURE’ specification

All the homes at Maris Meadow enjoy Acre’s signature specification including individual Porcelanosa kitchens, Siemens integrated appliances and Porcelanosa sanitaryware.

We believe that all houses should be bespoke to the new owners individual tastes, with that in mind we shall be making available on all plots the ‘signature Add-ons’ package. Simply, this will allow the new owner the ability to make alterations to the kitchen, bathroom, flooring, wall tiles, electric ‘control 4’ system.

Hot tub in the back garden or simply a BBQ kitchen. The choice is endless and only tethered by your imagination and budget!

SPECIFICATIONS

KITCHENS

  • Individually designed kitchens unique to ACRE Bespoke Homes featuring Porcelanosa solid kitchen doors, quartz worktops and toughened glass splashbacks. A high spec provision has been made for these kitchens but if the prospective buyers wish to enhance this further then your own personal representative at Porcelanosa Watford will be happy to talk through additional options and items that can be added to further enhance the high class finish.
  • Siemens integrated appliances throughout including induction hob with hood, dishwasher and a fridge/freezer.
  • Combined washer/dryer to properties without a utility. Washing machine and tumble dryer to properties with a utility.

BATHROOM & EN SUITES

  • White contemporary sanitaryware by Porcelanosa with polished chrome fittings by Hansgrohe.
  • Main bathroom and en suites to have built-in feature heated mirrored cabinet with shelving and lighting.
  • W/C to feature full Porcelanosa vanity unit and sink.
  • Full height ceramic Porcelanosa tiling to all walls.
  • Multi-rail chrome heated towel rail to bathrooms and en suites.

FINISHES & FEATURES

  • Hardwood front door finished to customer spec.
  • Underfloor heating to all floors.
  • Bespoke hard wood framed wardrobes throughout bedrooms (to customer spec).
  • Natural wood veneer internal doors in oak finish with polished chrome furniture.
  • Bespoke feature staircase with oak handrail and oversized newel.
  • Porcelanosa Ceramic floor tiles to kitchen, utility and W/C (where applicable).
  • Engineered oak flooring to hallway.
  • Porcelanosa floor finish to all bathroom and en suites.

ELECTRICAL & LIGHTING

  • All houses come with state of the ‘control4’* light switches with the ability to control the whole house at the press of a button. The system will allows the new owner to bespoke their new home with customised add ons such as power curtains/blinds, Hi-Fi throughout or to dedicated areas the list is endless (signature add ons). (*Subject to build schedule)
  • Contemporary style satin sockets and switches throughout.
  • Fixed LED satin down lighters to kitchen, hall, landing, bathroom, W/C and en suites.
  • 5 Amp lighting circuit and sockets to family, living and dining room and master bedroom (where applicable).
  • Power and lighting to car barns.
  • Car charging point to car barns.

ENVIRONMENTAL DETAILS

  • A-rated appliances and dual flush mechanisms to toilets.
  • Energy efficient thermostatically controlled gas central heating with A-rated Worcester Bosch boiler.
  • Double glazed timber casement windows providing a high level of thermal insulation and reduced heat loss.
  • High levels of insulation within roof spaces and walls.
  • Dusk to dawn sensors on external lighting.

EXTERNAL DETAILS

  • Turfed garden areas with paved patios and pathways.
  • Hot tub or BBQ.
  • External waterproof sockets and water tap to rear of property.
  • Access roads and communal areas are private and will be maintained under a management company.

SECURITY & PEACE OF MIND

  • 10 year Premier Guarantee Warranty.
  • NACOSS approved alarm system complete with optional monitoring call facility.
  • Lighting to external doors with PIR sensors.