Impressive Tudor style Grade II listed family home set in grounds of about 1.3 acres.
Penton is situated on Woodlands Road, an attractive tree lined road within the sought after Southborough conservation area. Ideal for commuters, the transport links are excellent with Surbiton station is just 0.8 miles away which provides regular and direct trains into London Waterloo from 17 minutes. Central London (about 17 miles) can be accessed by car via the A3 and the motorway network (M3, Junction 1) is about 7 miles away. Heathrow and Gatwick airports are located 12 and 24 miles away respectively.
Surbiton offers a wide range of shops, bars, restaurants and other amenities whilst nearby Kingston-upon-Thames is a beautiful riverside walk, with its extensive shopping centre. Comprehensive leisure and recreational opportunities are available in the local and wider surrounding area, including parks, golf courses, tennis clubs, racing at Sandown, the Rose Theatre in Kingston, cinemas and a wide choice of restaurants and bars. The world famous royal palace at Hampton Court is just 2 miles away as is Bushy Park and the River Thames nearby offers opportunities for boat hire, boat rides and riverside walks.
The area is very popular with families as there is an excellent selection of schools available to all age levels, both in the state and private sector, including Shrewsbury House (preparatory, for boys, 7 13), Surbiton High School, Hinchley Wood School, Thames Ditton Infants, The Tiffin School, Tiffin Girl's School, Weston Green and Kingston Grammar School. The ACS Cobham International, Claremont Fan Court and Danes Hill schools are also within easy travelling distance.
Set within grounds of around 1.3 acres this stunning Grade II listed mock Tudor style family home extends to over 9,000 square feet. Built in 1931 by architect Henry Williams, Penton is resonant of the architectural fashion of the 1930s and retains many period features such as high ceilings, detailed cornicing, ornate chimney stacks (reminiscent to those at Hampton Court Palace) and original hoppers but also blends this with a style which is suited to modern day living.
A magnificent mock Tudor double door welcomes you into this fabulous home and leads into an impressive entrance hall featuring wood panelling and brick fire place with stone surround. To the left of the property lies the charming kitchen featuring Flagstone flooring, wood beams, granite worktops, central island and shaker style wall and base mounted cabinetry providing ample storage. It also features a fabulous La Cornue range cooker and Gaggenau integrated fridge freezer. A pantry is located off the kitchen and offers further worktop space (original slate) and storage featuring original decorative snake hinges. Adjacent to the kitchen is a delightful morning room/breakfast room which was formally the servants sitting room. Double doors from here lead through to a beautifully bright orangery which has been a recent addition by the current owners. This room has stunning glass vaulted ceilings filling it with natural light and a number of double doors open out to the garden making it a fantastic entertaining space. Located just off the orangery is a room currently used as a gym but has the potential to be turned into a second kitchen if so required. Further accommodation in this part of the house includes a rear lobby from where a delightful garden room, office and utility can be found. The grand reception rooms can be found on the right of the ground floor. The formal dining room has an abundance of character featuring wood panelling and intricate ceiling detail, a beautiful stone fireplace with decorative fire and door leading out to the garden. The study is adjacent and features magnificent solid wood cabinetry and working fire. The imposing dual aspect drawing room creates the perfect formal reception room. A brick fire place acts as the focal point and has charming feature windows above. There is a beautiful bay window and delightful detailed cornicing, ceiling rose and picture rail. The final reception room is the sitting/TV room which acts as a less formal environment yet filled with character. Also dual aspect, it features a bay window with solid wood window storage seat, brick fireplace and beamed ceiling. A cellar and a large guest cloakroom, including original wc, completes the accommodation on the ground floor where throughout, impressive ceiling heights of 2.7m can be enjoyed.
A grand staircase leads up to a huge landing area where a further original solid wood storage bench can be found. The dual aspect master bedroom suite comprises a number of built in wardrobes and en suite shower with large double head shower. There are 7 further bedrooms, most benefitting from built in wardrobes/cupboards, and 3 further bathrooms on this floor.
It is worth noting that the property benefits from an expansive loft space, 3.9m tall at the apex, which could be ideal for conversion into further accommodation (subject to planning permission).
Externally the property is gated and a large driveway leads up to the house and provides parking for many cars. Mature gardens wrap around the property and feature an abundance of trees and bushes (including apple, pear, plum and mulberry). To the rear is a timber built summer house and to the front is a 3 car garage with a second level ideal for storage.
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