Magnificent six bedroom family home with grand interiors and a garden swimming pool.
Exceptionally large two-storey house in a secluded setting near Battersea Park, with walled garden and private drive. Also with a two-storey lodge consisting of a double garage big enough to house two large cars along with a self-contained staff flat or home office above, all in all creating the feel of a country house.
The house is centred on a grand entrance hall with marble floors and a self-supporting staircase, as well as an overhead dome filling the space with light. Leading off the hall is a spacious drawing room on one side and a formal dining room on the other.
The size of the house allows for majestic ground-floor rooms with high ceilings and large windows. These rooms were decorated by a celebrated designer, and could be used for entertaining on scale. Most of the rooms face south-west, with views over the garden and easy outdoor access from the rows of French doors. Meanwhile, underfloor heating keeps the building warm in winter.
The other side of the house centres on an open-plan kitchen with a separate eating area. Next comes an informal family room, while a series of guest bathrooms and additional storage rooms occupy the remainder of the floor.
Upstairs from the hall is a spacious principal bedroom with a dressing room, ensuite bathroom and additional study / dressing room / bedroom. Otherwise, the first-floor rooms have a more intimate scale, with five further bedrooms and four bathrooms two of them ensuite as well as an additional dressing room or study. These rooms have views over gardens on both sides of the building, while a second staircase provides easy access from the other side of the house.
Seen from the outside, the property's dormer windows and mansard roof suggest a French manoir completely secluded from its surroundings. It benefits from a large walled garden facing south-east, which includes a lawn, a paved seating area, and an outdoor swimming pool. Evergreen oak trees and pleached hedging add to the sense of privacy, and so too the long drive and electric gates.
The garden also contains a garage with space for two cars, as well as an upstairs suite that could be used as a staff flat or a home office.
*Please note these photos were taken more than 6 months ago*
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A beautiful and rare secure gated house, near Battersea Park. The house benefits from one of the prettiest staircases I have ever seen and an unusually large garden. It feels like a country, stately home in the heart of Battersea.Mayow ShortProperty agent