A unique opportunity to own one of London's best kept secrets. A beautifully restored Grade II listed Georgian mansion within three acres of land in South East London.
Rush Grove House is a stunning Grade II listed mansion which is steeped in history. Originally built for famous trader John Cook in 1816 and then utilised by the Admiralty to house the Commandant of the Marine Barracks, it was also chosen to star in the 2014 Biopic of J.M.W Turner directed by Mike Leigh. Set within three acres of thoughtfully landscaped grounds, including a private lake, it retains the visual appeal of a countryside Georgian retreat however it is surprisingly located in zone 3 of London.
Inside Rush Grove House has been meticulously restored and sensitively converted into two houses which could also easily be transformed back into a single property. Reception rooms benefit from large windows and high ceilings which flood spaces with light whilst newly renovated bathrooms and kitchens provide modern convenience and liveability without distracting from the unique character of the building.
The grounds of Rush Grove House must be experienced to be believed. The addition of private access to Mulgrave Pond, a local legend it its own right, makes it one of only a handful of properties in London to benefit from this rare feature. The area surrounding the lake has been expertly planted with a variety of native fauna and flora that acts as a magnet for wildlife, including a pair of Kingfishers, turning this into the ultimate urban nature reserve.
The lakeside area flows seamlessly into the beautifully manicured lawns leading up to the house creating an oasis of calm and tranquillity in the middle of the city.
There is an advanced application for the building of an additional lake house within the grounds, which is designed to complement the already stunning landscape.
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An amazing opportunity to purchase a Grade II listed Georgian house with stunning grounds.Antony Cherriman