The peaceful village of Elstree dates back to the early 1700s and in essence, covers a relatively small area tucked inside the wedge created by the A1 and A41, and bordered by Borehamwood. Properties in the area comprise ‘closes’ and cul-de-sacs off smaller roads, which in turn are located off the square encompassing Allum Lane, Deacons Hill Road, Barnet Lane and Elstree Hill North. Homes in these roads tend to be spacious semi-detached, and larger detached properties with extensive rear gardens, as well as stylish townhouses, several luxury apartment blocks, older flat developments, and maisonettes. Elstree is particularly noted for several Grade II Listed properties, especially among the grander estates located on Barnet Lane and the private road, Barham Avenue. Much of Elstree is surrounded by Greenbelt, farmland and golf links, and to the south, Aldenham Reservoir and Country Park provides a scenic and semi-rural border, with the renowned Elstree Aerodrome on its cusp. The picturesque and secluded Tudor-style Laura Ashley Hotel is hidden away among acres of delightful woodland off Barnet Lane, and there are several notable Nursing Homes, golf clubs, equestrian centres, and places of worship within the area. Strictly speaking there are only a couple of convenience shops, two restaurants and a chemist at the Elstree Hill junction, but Elstree enjoys all the diverse shopping and transport facilities at nearby Borehamwood. The A1, A41,and M25 are easily accessible, and the Elstree & Borehamwood Thameslink station over the bridge provides a 15 minute service to Luton in the north, St Pancras in the south, and onwards to Gatwick and Brighton.
Schools in Elstree
St Nicholas Primary
Haberdasher Aske’s Boys
Haberdasher Aske’s Girls
- Yavneh College, and North London Collegiate are located nearby