On the instructions of LPA Receivers. A truly magnificent Grade II listed unique riverside property boasting a wealth of splendour.
The Chalet sits in an enviable position enjoying stunning river frontage and situated just 0.3 miles from Hampton Court Palace, one of Britain's finest landmarks and a celebrated part of Great Britain's history. Opposite lies the second largest Royal Park in London, Bushy Park, which boasts an incredible variation of wildlife and habitats within its walls. Historically a royal hunting ground, the 445 hectares offer an idyllic space perfect for long walks and bike rides, with various ponds and streams to be enjoyed along the way. Deer roam throughout the park, just as they did when King Henry VIII used to hunt there.
Bridge Road, situated at the heart of what is known locally as Hampton Court Village', is about half a mile away from the property and offers an array of bars, cafes, restaurants, boutiques and shops. More extensive shopping can be found in Kingston upon Thames (1.4 miles).
The nearest train station is Hampton Court which is just 0.5 miles away providing regular and direct trains into London Waterloo in around 35 minutes.
The road links are excellent with the M3 being just 4 miles away which links with the M25 and M4. Heathrow airport is located about 10 miles away with central London itself just 12.5 miles away. The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames is popular with families as it offers an excellent range of both independent and state schools.
The Chalet's rich history is reflected in the variety of possible permitted uses. It is currently arranged as a single dwelling, as shown by the illustrations in the brochure. This is one possible use the Receivers are discussing with the planners, which would involve extending the residential use to the whole building. In the Receivers' view, this is the most appropriate use for the building, given its history and location. The Finance and Corporate Services department of the London Borough of Richmond have confirmed that the property is registered as a dwelling for council tax purposes. However, potential purchasers are invited to discuss their proposals for the building with the planners, or with the Receivers / agents in the first instance.
*The Receivers are also appointed over the adjoining boatyard known as Hampton Riviera (under a separate Registered Title) and have the ability to offer the land immediately fronting the river in conjunction with the sale of the Chalet. The Council has taken planning enforcement action against a number of the pontoons but the finger pontoons adjacent to the Chalet are not subject to enforcement and have a permitted use, but the floating leisure decks do not, and may be removed. A plan showing the permitted pontoons is available from the agents.
Upon entering this unique listed property, which is understood to have been imported from Switzerland in 1882, you are immediately met by a lush oriental garden with attractive hanging swing seats. This whole area features a grated metal floor which sits atop water containing Koi Carp. An ornate bridge, with handrails designed in the shape of samurai swords, leads across to a second seating area with marble flooring. 2 guest cloakrooms can be found just off this seating area with industrial style automated doors.
A staircase to the right descends to the lower ground floor where a fantastic party room can be found. This indoor beach' with under floor heating also boasts a performance stage, seating areas and bespoke wine racks capable of storing hundreds of bottles. Large sky lights provide natural light to the beach area where a sea scene adorns one of the walls. A cinema room is cleverly hidden away just behind the wine storage.
On the first floor is an impressive, Italian designed kitchen/breakfast room which boasts 5 Gaggenau fridges, 2 ovens and 2 microwave, grill and steam ovens. Bespoke sliding glass double doors with Swarovski crystals set inside separate the kitchen from the large dining room. The triple aspect dining room offers wonderful views of the River Thames and doors lead directly onto the large outdoor balcony, perfect for outdoor entertaining. The kitchen benefits from a staff entrance which can be accessed via a spiral staircase to the rear of the terrace.
The second floor is accessed by a spiral staircase which leads into a more traditional library and study area. Off the library is the lavish guest bedroom, again enjoying a triple aspect, which benefits from an en suite bathroom with roll top bath that can also be accessed from the library in Jack and Jill' fashion. 2 further bedrooms can be found to the front of the property with Japanese style pod beds that include a body massage system, TV and changeable fluorescent lighting. Both rooms have en suite shower rooms and offer views over Bushy Park. A useful laundry room completes the accommodation on this floor.
The master suite occupies the whole of the top floor and is accessed by a contemporary glass staircase. The spacious bedroom enjoys high vaulted wooden ceilings, Japanese style wallpaper and B&B Italia designed bespoke wardrobes with real leather finish. This room is flooded with natural light and a door provides direct access to a balcony with spectacular views along the River Thames. The luxurious en suite bathroom features 2 copper free-standing baths, central rainfall shower, 2 Japanese toilet cubicles and 2 hand basins made of marble and 24 carat gold, designed by Kreoo. Gold parquet flooring runs throughout and an outlook over Bushy Park can once again be enjoyed.
Underfloor heating and an integrated sound system can be found throughout most of the property while externally The Chalet benefits from private mooring facilities* and a characterful Japanese style landscaped garden. The property is set behind secure gates and there is ample parking for a number of vehicles.
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