Belsize Lane, Hampstead, London, NW3 5AD | Property for sale | Savills
8,117 sq ft(754.09 sq m)
Asking price £16,500,000

Belsize LaneHampstead, London, NW3 5AD

    Key features

    • Strawberry hill gothic revival style villa
    • Period elegance designed for luxury living
    • High ceilings
    • Classic period architecture with contemporary finishes
    • Extensive and secluded gardens
    • Spa, pool, games and media area

    A unique country estate in London measuring 8,117 sq ft/ 754.1 sq m.

    About this property

    • Hunter's Lodge is a magnificent Grade II listed white-stucco castellated Georgian mansion, built in Gothic-revival style in 1810-1812 by architect Joseph Parkinson (1783-1855) that comes with 525 years of rich history and has recently been fully modernised, with a new build extension and basement leisure floor.

      Accommodation summary:

      2 Master Bedroom Suites, 4 Further Bedrooms (2 en suite), Family Bathroom, Guest Suite Comprising Bedroom and en suite Shower Room, Reception Hall, Drawing Room, Library, Study, Dining Room, Family Room, Kitchen Breakfast Room, 3 Guest Cloakrooms, Wine Cellar & Store, Utility Room.

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    Local information

    • The property is located in Belsize Village between Hampstead High Street, Hampstead Heath and Primrose Hill, offering a multitude of shopping facilities and experiences, including England's Lane, Haverstock Hill and also Primrose Hill, Camden and Finchley Road.
    • Belsize Park Underground Station (Northern Line) is approximately 0.3 miles away and Swiss Cottage Underground Station (Jubilee Line) is within 0.7 miles of the property.

    Additional information

    • History of Hunter's Lodge:
    • • In 1496 a manor house, known as Belsize House, was built off Belsize Lane, complete with a lodge house fronting onto Belsize Lane on the site of what is now Hunter's Lodge.
    • • In 1542 the Belsize House estate was given to the Dean of Westminster by King Henry VIII with the manor house and lodge leased to generate income for Westminster Abbey.
    • • Between 1661 to 1798 Belsize House and lodge were leased by the Chesterfield family, initially by Katherine, Countess of Chesterfield, Lady-in-Waiting to Queen Catherine of
    • Braganza, the wife of King Charles II.
    • • After Katherine's death in 1667 her two sons took over the house and lodge
    • • The first son Lord Wotton entertained Samuel Pepys at the lodge house in 1668, then the lease was taken over by her second son the Earl of Chesterfield and his descendants.
    • • In 1721 Charles Povey entertained George, Prince of Wales, and his wife Caroline, at Belsize House with the lodge house used as a raucous party venue to wine and dine the
    • Royal visitors.
    • • Between 1798 and 1807 Belsize House and lodge were leased by Spencer Perceval, who in 1809 was to become British Prime Minister.
    • • In 1807 Perceval became Chancellor of the Exchequer and relocated to Downing Street leaving Belsize House and lodge vacant.
    • • In 1808 the Dean of Westminster surrendered his freehold rights and the Belsize House Estate was divided into several freehold plots, resulting in the lodge house being put up for sale.
    • • In 1808 the lodge house was purchased by wealthy City of London merchant William Tate who demolished the property and commissioned architect Joseph Parkinson and builder George Todd to build him a new mansion on the site in 1810-12 which was named Hunter's Lodge.
    • • In 1853 Belsize House was demolished.
    • • In 2008 the current owners purchased Hunter's Lodge and started planning applications in order to undertake a major three year refurbishment and modernisation of the Georgian mansion.
    • Council Tax Band: H
    • EPC Rating: C
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: H