Regency style villa backing onto Barnes Wetlands with coach house/artists studio
The property is situated on the prestigious Castelnau, close to Barnes Village with its eclectic range of shops, duck pond, restaurants and The Olympic cinema. There is a local farmers market, summer and food fairs which are held on Barnes Green every year.
For the commuter the property is situated within a short distance to Hammersmith Bridge with access to the underground. Barnes Bridge and Barnes stations offer a frequent service into Waterloo.
There are excellent educational facilities in the area including St Paul's, Colet Court, The Harrodian and Swedish Schools. St Osmond's (RC) is situated in Barnes Village.
For the sports and keep fit enthusiasts, the Riverside Health Club is situated on the North bank of the Thames, whilst the Rocks Lane sporting facilities include tennis and floodlit football pitches.
The beautiful Wetland Centre is situated behind the house and the views from the upper floors are superb. The area occupies more than 100 acres of walkways amongst the peaceful oasis of lakes and pools which are home to rare birds, otters and a herd of long horn cattle. Richmond Park is one of the largest Royal Parks and provides 2,500 acres of fabulous walks, cycle paths and is the home of roaming deer.
The River Thames offers pleasant towpath walks and those who enjoy rowing there is a club at Dukes Meadow.
This elegant Regency style villa, built in 1842, is Grade II listed and is one of a row of similar houses, but is exceptional in that many of the original features have been carefully preserved, including cornicing, doors, shutters and fireplaces.
The house is set back from the road with a gravel drive which provides parking for several cars.
The owners have made improvements to adapt it to modern living, notably by incorporating the original Coach House and converting it to a striking double height studio with a vast east- facing window and a mezzanine floor which includes a bathroom.
The property is arranged over four floors. Stone steps lead up to the front door with the original arched portico.
Raised Ground Floor
Entrance hall with door to the studio. The front reception room is currently used as a study with fitted cupboards and shelving
and has the original slate fireplace, ceiling cornicing, sash window with shutters and pine floorboards. Double doors lead through to the rear reception room. The rear reception room spans the width of the house and retains the feature marble
fireplace, original ceiling cornicing and two sets of French windows with shutters leading out to a slate balcony with wrought iron balustrade and stairs down to the garden.
Lower Ground Floor
From the hall, the original staircase leads to the large family kitchen across the width of the back of the house, pine floor and double doors to the dining room. French windows lead out to the garden.
There is a separate utility room and cloakroom. Doors lead to the conservatory with stone flagged floor and the side access and garden.
The original turned staircase leads up to two double bedrooms, a separate bathroom, lavatory and a dressing room with a shower.
The original turned staircase leads up to the top floor where there are two further double bedrooms, a separate bathroom and a small study. There is storage space with original panelled wall.
Outside there is a large patio with seating area, a lawn and further seating area laid with stone flags around a pond leading to the Wetlands Centre.
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52 Barnes High Street
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