A unique opportunity to acquire a historic and handsome ten bedroomed manor house situated just over the River Thames from Chelsea.
Designated by English Heritage as being of more than specific interest when it was listed in 1954, Old Battersea House offers handsome proportions throughout, including a baroque hallway, exquisite panelled drawing rooms, sweeping stairs and oak doors and floorboards all combining to make this historic and unique detached London house a sensational family home. Built on Tudor foundations in the late 17th Century, Old Battersea House was originally surrounded by lavender fields and watercress beds sloping down to the Thames. It is situated upstream from the site of Sir Christopher Wren's magnificent Chelsea Hospital and, although there is no provenance, he may well have been its designer. Its classical proportions both inside and out would indicate this as more than a possibility.
A galleried landing on the first floor gives access to five grand double bedrooms all of which either have their own, or share en suite bathrooms. The second floor boasts another five double bedrooms together with a further three bathrooms, one of which benefits from a jacuzzi bath and a sauna. Six of these magnificent bedrooms have glorious views over the garden to the River and all are sumptuously decorated. Over the years various changes have been made to the house with a modern kitchen being installed.
The house benefits from both a garage and off street parking for at least three cars, behind secure electronic gates. The beautiful, walled garden surrounds the house on four sides and boasts a charming rose garden together with a large lawn to the rear which is over 110ft wide and once stretched down to the River.
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One of, if not the biggest period houses in Battersea offering circa 10,000 sq ft. With views facing on to the river, a truly imposing country style house in Central London. On the doorstep of Battersea Square and Thomas' School, an exceptionally rare find.Mayow Short