This five-bedroom, Longfellow-style house is one of 19 homes being built by Barratt at their Poet's Gate development in Goff's Oak. The site, an old garden nursery, is less than two miles from the M25, between Waltham Cross and Potters Bar. The detached houses are the biggest built by Barratt in Hertfordshire and only a few are still available. The Longfellow has three bathrooms, fully-fitted kitchen, utility rooms, gardens front and back and a double garage. Prices range between pounds 329,995 and pounds 390,000. Sales office: (01707 873532).
The Dell, a three-bedroom, timber-framed cottage on the outskirts of Wheathampstead village was originally a pair of cottages built in the 18th century. The black weatherboarded house at Lower Gustard Wood has many exposed ceiling and wall beams, plank wood doors and an inglenook fireplace. It has a 53ft garden to the rear and its own commonland in the front. Wheathampstead has two primary schools and there are bus services to Harpenden, St Albans and Welwyn Garden City. The asking price is pounds 180,000 through Black Horse Agencies Stimpsons (01582 832411).Reuse content