An idyllic setting for a modern lifestyle
Mention Elstree, and most people think of the internationally renowned film studios. Yet the leafy village of Elstree is so much more than this: surrounded by a patchwork of open fields and mature woodland, it is the epitome of English rural living within 20 minutes of central London.
Amidst the tree-lined avenues of this Arcadian haven, Barnet Lane is widely regarded as one of the finest roads in the area, where large, secluded homes offer privacy, exclusivity and allure in equal measure. Close to open parkland and an impressive range of amenities, Lawn Manor is one such development, perfectly positioned to benefit from its enviable setting.
Just a few minutes away, Aldenham Country Park’s 175 acres of meadows and woodland are perfect for walking, cycling and exploring, while sailing and fishing are available on the tranquil local reservoir. For a change of scenery, Stanmore Country Park and Edgwarebury Park are both within easy reach, while Elstree Aerodrome is a great place to go plane-spotting (or to take flying lessons).
Leisure facilities abound in the area with a choice of clubs catering for a wide range of pursuits. Premier League football at Watford and Premiership Rugby at Allianz Park offer plenty to satisfy spectators, while ease of access to central London ensures a wealth of sporting opportunities. Golfers will be spoilt for choice, with both Hartsbourne Country Club in Bushey and Porters Park Golf Club in Radlett particularly popular. Elstree’s Village Gym and Bushey’s David Lloyd Club are just two of the health clubs and sports venues close by.
Living in Elstree is ideal for shopping; while the village itself provides everyday essentials, nearby Borehamwood’s bustling Shenley Road is lined with shops and services. The local retail park is home to a range of household names, including M&S Simply Food, and there is a choice of supermarkets within easy reach. Further retail opportunities can be found in the popular village of Radlett, just two miles away, which offers a superb selection of boutiques. Battlers Green Farm hosts over a 20 unique stores, including the long-established Battlers Green Farm Shop, renowned for its superb range of high quality food and wines. And while the West End is less than 30 minutes away, Brent Cross Shopping Centre and Intu Watford are even closer, offering high street names and popular eateries aplenty.
Culture is provided at the nearby Radlett Centre, which offers a diverse programme of theatre, music and art, while the Bentley Priory Museum is well worth repeated visits. Whether for celebrating with friends and family or indulging in an intimate dinner a deux, the area around Elstree boasts a wide choice of restaurants and gastro-pubs, including the delightful Cavendish Restaurant at The Manor Hotel, which is just a few minutes’ walk away.