On course for luxury living at historic Hertfordshire golf-club

By Charlie Jacoby, November 12, 2009
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Restoration expert PJ Livesey has built 10 spectacular apartments and two mews houses, in a private, gated setting at Hatfield & London Golf Club in Essendon, Hertfordshire. Called Essendon Park, the scheme is priced from £695,000 to £1.5 million.

Essendon Park is 28 minutes from Kings Cross, via Brookmans Park station. Each home has a bespoke interior. Kitchens feature Miele appliances and granite surfaces; bathrooms are finished with hand-made materials.

Among previous owners of the building at Essendon Park are Samuel Whitbread, the brewer and Sir Francis Fremantle, a politician. It has been used as a girl’s school by the Royal Patriotic Fund Corporation and as the clubhouse of the Hatfield London Country Club, whose courses surround the new development.

Buying here gives you access to the golf course, as well as use of your own golf buggy. And you don’t have to like golf. Purchaser David Leveton has no interest in the game, but intends to use his golf buggy to go to the Japanese restaurant in the golf clubhouse.

Georgina Livesey, the marketing director for PJ Livesey, says: “Essendon Park is an incredible place to live. Its location is ideal and the standard of the development proves PJ Livesey as a leader in the restoration field. We are very proud of what we have achieved.”

In our coverage of Essendon Park in last week’s new homes supplement, the accompanying photograph showed homes at an adjacent scheme, instead of PJ Livesey’s development, for which we apologise.

    Last updated: 11:49am, November 12 2009