A particularly fine penthouse apartment with roof terrace.
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 drawing room which has outstanding plasterwork attributed to James White. Both rooms are available to residents and their guests for entertaining purposes and general use.
No 18 is an impressive penthouse apartment accessed either by lift or staircase. Being on the top floor there are glorious views over parkland and there is also the benefit of a roof terrace, approached either from the main hall or inner hall.
The property is well planned and is laid out to include a welcoming hallway off which are two of the bedrooms with exposed beams and fitted wardrobes, a bathroom and shower room. There is also the well fitted kitchen. At the far end is the wonderful drawing room, which also provides plenty of space for dining. The room which is 38' feet in length has well fitted bookshelves, a central fireplace with gas fire, carved wood panelling and of course the splendid views. Adjacent is the main bedroom with exposed timbers, dressing room and bathroom.. Approached via a spiral staircase off the drawing room is the turret room which makes for a unique study with windows on all sides. Four sets of French windows lead from the apartment onto the L shaped roof terrace.
The apartment has a double garage in the nearby garaging complex
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A very comfortable apartment with wonderful parkland views.Anthony Coaker