An exceptional first floor apartment in a Grade I Listed Jacobean manor house.
Charlton Park House dates from early 17th Century and was built for the Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire, who continues to own and farm the surrounding estates. The south west front entrance dates from 1607 and has striking Jacobean style towers joined by a long open fronted loggia. Further alterations were made to the house between 1772 and 1776 by Matthew Brettingham. In 1975 the property was converted into 19 apartments. Double oak entrance doors from the logia open into a panelled outer hall and beyond to the great hall which is galleried and has a fantastic glazed oval dome over the centre. Off the great hall is the communal salon which has outstanding plasterwork attributed to James White. Both rooms are available to residents and their guests for entertaining purposes and general use.
No 11 is a splendid first floor apartment which enjoys glorious views over the surrounding parkland and in the distance, the Marlborough Downs. The apartment can either be approached from the great hall or via a secondary tower' staircase where there is also a lift. The front door from the latter opens into an impressive hall which leads down to the wonderful reception room. Views are enjoyed through the wide bay window and the room is of a size that makes it perfect for entertaining. There is also an attractive fireplace with wood burning stove and ceiling cornicing. The three bedrooms are also approached off the hall and are served by two bathrooms. The kitchen is adjacent to the drawing room and opposite is the cloakroom. The front door is approached off a galleried landing which overlooks the grand hall with glazed oval above. The whole apartment is beautifully presented having been upgraded by the present owners. Appointments are of a high standard and the kitchen and bathrooms have been re-fitted. In short No 11 is a particularly stylish home, eminently practical, easy to maintain and a perfect lock up and leave'. The apartment has the private use of cellar storage, additional cupboard space in the corridor outside the apartment, and a small area of garden is part of the demised property. Parking can either be at the front or rear of the house.
The house is approached by a three quarter mile tree lined drive with shared use of the surrounding grounds and arboretum. To the front and rear of the house, the large expanse of gravel provides ample car parking for both residents and visitors.
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A truly outstanding apartment, hard to resist.Anthony Coaker