Hampton Court Road, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9BP | Property for sale | Savills
5,478 sq ft(508.92 sq m)
Excess of £2,000,000(€2,348,824)

Hampton Court RoadEast Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9BP

  • Sale Agreed

Key features

  • Grade II listed chalet imported from Switzerland circa 1882
  • Stunning views of the River Thames
  • Hampton Court village close by
  • Spectacular interior
  • Huge basement
  • Secure gated off-street parking
  • River frontage with mooring
  • Landscaped southerly aspect garden

A magnificent Grade II listed unique riverside property.

About this property

  • Upon entering this unique listed property, which is understood to have been imported from Switzerland in 1882, you immediately step down to an area featuring a grated metal floor which sits atop a space originally designed to hold a pond for fish. An ornate bridge, with handrails designed in the shape of samurai swords, leads across to a seating area with marble flooring. Two guest cloakrooms can be found just off this seating area with industrial style automated doors. A staircase descends to the lower ground floor party room. Large sky lights provide natural light to this area. From here a smaller room, originally designed as a cinema room, can be found.

    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. The kitchen opens onto a the triple aspect dining room with wonderful views of the River Thames and doors lead directly onto the large outdoor balcony, perfect for 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 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. Two further bedrooms can be found to the front of the property and both rooms have plumbing for en suite shower rooms. A useful laundry room completes the accommodation on this floor. The principal bedroom suite occupies the whole of the top floor and is accessed by a contemporary glass staircase. The spacious bedroom enjoys high vaulted wooden ceilings and Japanese style wallpaper. This room is flooded with natural light and a door provides direct access to a balcony with spectacular views along the River Thames. On the opposite side of the landing is the former en-suite and still retains plumbing to be returned to this use. This room enjoys an outlook over Bushy Park.

    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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A truly unique riverside home, steeped in history with unparalleled views of the Thames.

Trevor RawlingsProperty agent

Local information

  • 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.

Additional information

  • 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 details in the brochure. Previously the Finance and Corporate Services department of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames 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 as this use would need to be formalised. *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. The floating leisure decks do not and may be removed.
  • The owner will be required to apply for an annual licence from the Environment Agency to operate the moorings.
  • EPC Rating: C
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: H