Elegant and outstanding Grade II Regency villa.
This elegant and outstanding Grade II period villa was built in 1842 as part of the Regency terrace on Castelnau. This fine property has been beautifully restored to an exacting high standard by the current owners whilst retaining many period features.
The house is set back from the road with an impressive gravel drive which provides parking for several cars. The owners have made substantial, stylish improvements notably by integrating the Coach House to provide additional accommodation and reception space. A very fine and stylish house arranged over four floors with impressive York stone steps leading up to the front door with fanlight above. There is a separate entrance at lower ground floor level to the Coach House. The fixtures and fittings have been tastefully selected and of note is an impressive and beautifully crafted master dressing room.
Raised Ground Floor: Impressive entrance hall with remodelled staircase rising to the first floor. The front reception room is currently used as a library/study with a period style fireplace and custom built panelled and recessed cabinets. Ceiling cornicing, sash window with shutters, parquet flooring and bespoke joinery are of note. The rear reception room spans the width of the original house and retains the feature fireplace, ceiling cornicing, timber panelling to dado rail height and double sets of French windows with shutters leading out to a fine balcony with balustrade. On this floor within the coach house is a nanny flat with shower room.
Lower Ground Floor: From the first floor, an additional staircase leads down to the lower level where there is also access to the front of the property. On this level is the impressive, stylish and well designed kitchen/breakfast room which features a pitched and glazed roof with full length glass doors providing a wonderful aspect onto the mature and well maintained garden. The bespoke kitchen is custom made in Switzerland and features Porcelain tiles with under floor heating. There is a bespoke stainless steel unit incorporating a sink with inbuilt boiling water and filter tap. The Siemens appliances include a steam oven, 2 fan ovens, microwave/oven, 2 warming drawers, 2 freezers, 2 fridges, 1 wine cooler, dishwasher, induction hob. The dining area is accessed directly from the kitchen with wooden flooring and windows to the front.
First Floor: The impressive staircase leads upto a light and spacious landing with a feature fireplace, window to the front aspect and door to the elegant master suite comprising of a delightful main bedroom with window overlooking the garden. There is a dado rail with fine wood panelling below and built in bedside cabinets. The dressing room has an impressive range of bespoke wardrobes with leather lined drawers and hanging space. The beautiful en suite bathroom with twin basins is fitted with a freestanding bath, porcelain tiled flooring with underfloor heating and generous walk in shower. There are two further double bedroom suites on this floor, the largest is situated to the front elevation and benefits from an en suite bathroom. The second bedroom is situated to the rear and benefits from delightful views overlooking the garden and has an en suite shower room.
Second Floor: The original turned staircase leads up to the top floor where there are two generous, light and bright double bedrooms with a modern bathroom and separate shower.
Outside: This impressive period house has an outstanding and beautifully landscaped West facing mainly walled garden including a substantial lawn and professionally planted, well considered herbaceous boarders. There is low level box hedging, delightful climbing roses, colourful hollyhocks and a herb garden as well mature shrubs, Spring bulbs and native trees adding to this very special space. A tranquil seating area and a designed stone arch draw the eye with a charming 'secret' brick paved rose walk and pergola. There is a moongate' beyond which leads to a secret play area for children and a relaxation area with outdoor fireplace.
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An elegant family home with versatile entertaining space and a beautiful west facing garden.Max Rhodes