An outstanding Georgian property with extensive grounds situated in arguably the best position on Hadley Green.
Hollybush House is a magnificent Grade II listed Georgian house on Hadley Green, dating back to the late 18th century, the fine well proportioned rooms have original features throughout. The property is an exciting opportunity for a family to renovate this beautiful iconic property on Hadley Green.
The house stands in 2.23 acres of formal gardens, with mature trees surrounding the boundaries giving the grounds complete privacy. The gardens and grounds enjoy a southerly aspect with 3 fine sun terraces, formal pond and a large heated swimming pool. Hollybush House has flexibility with the current ancillary accommodation layout with a self-contained 6 room office and workshop suite and adjoining self-contained staff cottage. This could be reconfigured to the new owner's requirements, subject to necessary planning permission.
A panelled front door leads through to the Hallway, and on to the Drawing Room a dual aspect room with well proportioned sash windows with views over the terraces and gardens. There
is a beautiful original Adam fireplace with marble hearth. A door
leads through to the Library, a panelled room with shelving and 3 sash windows looking over the garden. A secret door leads through a hidden room with its own WC, and the double garage offering private, covered access to the house.
The Dining Room is accessed on the left from the hallway with a door leading directly on to the Kitchen/Breakfast Room. The Hall continues passing a Cloakroom and through to the Inner
Hall with original staircase with vaulted and domed ceiling and fine bas-relief mouldings of cherubim and lions. Beside the stairs is the sitting room, with high ceilings, a central fire place and French windows opening to terrace and garden. A second door leads through to the Art Room. From the Inner Hall, steps lead down to the Kitchen Breakfast Room with Aga, with Larder, steps continue down to the Cellar. Opposite the Kitchen/Breakfast Room is the Art Room and between these two room a door leads out to the offices and cottage across the courtyard.
Beneath the vaulted ceiling, the main staircase rises up to the main landing at the first floor. From here access is given to several family bedrooms including the Principal Bedroom Suite, featuring a Dressing Room, Bathroom and Bedroom with dual aspect views and a glazed door leading to the expansive Roof Garden. Bedroom 1 is accessed from the main landing, passing a separate Shower Room, this bedroom has a large en-suite bathroom and enjoys views over the extensive rear gardens. Bedroom 2 is situated to the front of the property, with views to the green, with original shutters and window seats. Stairs continue up to Bedroom 3, a large dual aspect room also with an en-suite Bathroom and storage room. The mid-landing of the main staircase gives access to 2 further bedrooms. Bedroom 4 has views over the front of the property and access through to the cottage. Bedroom 5 has an abundance of light, an en-suite bathroom, a double height space and offers views over the courtyard with its wisteria and clematis.
The accommodation comprises a downstairs Sitting Room with a large bay window overlooking Hadley Green with stairs up to a landing with access back through to the main house, there is
a Kitchen, WC and 3 bedrooms. Additionally there is a coaching gate, courtyard and well. The cottage also has its own separate access. Adjoining the cottage on the ground floor is a store room and laundry room, both accessed via the courtyards.
Accessed at the far end of the courtyard, there are 4 rooms downstairs, kitchenette and WC. Stairs lead up to a large vaulted room in the first floor which is linked to the cottage, this area is an ideal space for a games room or office/studio.
Gardens and Grounds
The frontage to Hollybush House has a carriage driveway with semi-circular lawn enclosed by railings, offering plenty of off street parking. The rear gardens are a delightful feature of the property, extend to about 2.23 acres. The York stone sun terrace is admirably set off both a magnolia grandiflora tree and by the Virginia Creeper clad rear elevations. Steps lead down to a large expanse of lawn flanked by Rhododendron, Holly and many fine mature trees. Clipped yew hedges surround a lily pond and rose garden. A Rose covered pagoda path leads to a Vine covered walk into a mature hedged area where there is a heated outdoor swimming pool. To the south east, in the copse, is a rare original 18th century ice house.
Historic planning permissions for :
A conservatory on the roof garden adjacent to principal
bedroom & Indoor swimming pool.
Please note, all planning consents have now lapsed.
A rare opportunity to acquire an original Georgian home, 1 mile from High Barnet Station.Tim Phillips