A development of ten luxury detached and semi-detached family houses, close to the new Sky Studios, Elstree Studios and BBC Studios in Borehamwood, has been launched by local SME developer Griggs Homes.
Surrounded by open fields, the new houses at ‘The Stables’ benefit from being in the heart of the countryside, but with easy access to a thriving town centre and a mainline train station that reaches London’s West End and The City in under half an hour.
Situated on a quiet, tree-lined cul-de-sac, the spacious three, four and five-bedroom family homes all boast expansive landscaped gardens and wide driveways with manicured front gardens. House sizes range from 1,539 sq.ft for the three bedroom two bathroom semi-detached homes, to over 2,500 sq.ft for the neighbouring detached five bedroom three bathroom homes. Each of the houses is finished to a high specification throughout, with ceramic floor tiles and quartz worktops in the kitchen, an open plan living and dining area, herringbone wood flooring and underfloor heating in the separate private lounge.
Upstairs, the generously proportioned bedrooms come with fitted wardrobes in the master and second bedrooms, ensuite master rooms and large family bathrooms. The four and five bedroom detached houses also feature a second ensuite and double fronted garages for two cars.
Prices for homes at The Stables will range from £899,950 to £1,475,000.
Griggs director, Ross Griggs, says: “Demand for large family homes in the area is huge, so we are pleased to be able to continue bringing to the market the size and quality of homes that local residents are looking for. Responsible local development is about delivering the types of homes that those living in the area actually need. There is no shortage of newly built apartments and townhouses packed into small plots in the area, but finding spacious family homes is much harder. We have been able to utilise this site to deliver homes that feature driveways, garages, 100ft long gardens, 15ft bedrooms, open plan living spaces and walled off lounges and play rooms.”
Elstree & Borehamwood is seen as one of the best commuter towns within the M25, with its mainline station the last stop in Zone 6, enabling commuters to benefit from regular London Underground travel cards. Its residents include Premier League footballers, actors and TV personalities. With average house prices of sound £550,000, it boasts a number of roads with £1m houses.
The new Sky Studios sits on a 32 acre site on the outskirts of the town and is due to open this summer. With 13 ‘stages’, the studio is set to be the most environmentally friendly in Europe and will host the production of Sky Originals for Sky, as well as the filming of films from Universal Pictures, Focus Features and Working Title, and television series from Universal Studio Group. It is predicted to attract £3bn worth of new production investment over the next five years and has already created more than 2,000 new jobs.
Elstree & Borehamwood has a long history of film and television heritage. The Elstree Studios, in the town centre, is where Hitchock directed the first British talking film in 1929, and is best known for being the home of the original Star Wars trilogy, The Shining, Indiana Jones and Dr Zhivago. Whilst some of the biggest British TV shows have also been filmed there, including Strictly and Big Brother. The BBC Studios, which are well hidden behind the high street, is the home of the Eastenders set.