Russells House, Greenbank Road, Watford, WD17 4RJ | Property for sale | Savills
1,922 sq ft(178.56 sq m)
Guide price £1,100,000

Russells HouseGreenbank Road, Watford, WD17 4RJ

  • Under offer

Key features

  • 1992 sq ft or 179 sq m
  • Georgian period features
  • Arranged over four floors
  • 12ft high ceilings and 7ft high sash windows
  • About 3 acres of grounds
  • Approximately 20 minutes to Heathrow and London

Elegant and stylish Grade II listed home.

About this property

  • Sitting on about three acres of private land and gardens, Grade II listed Russells House was originally built for the Dowager Countess of Earl of Essex. This elegant apartment forms a major part of the original 1714 Georgian period building. The house was built adjacent to Cassiobury Park, the seat of the Earl of Essex. Many notable people have lived at Russells House over the centuries including General Colville who served at the Battle of Waterloo, Maharajah of the Indian Estate of Baroda and the Mayor of London.

    As an ideal lock up and leave, the property is tucked away in the fountain courtyard of this prestigious development in Nascot Wood. Rarely can you find such a special home of immense character and style. Features include stunning 7ft double fronted wooden sash windows and a grand 12ft high ceilings to the drawing room and principal bedroom together with ornate coving and skirtings. This beautifully appointed home has to be seen to be appreciated as it is an absolute gem and has been tastefully renovated by the current owners who have really appreciated the beauty of the location and the proximity to London.

    Whilst it is known as an apartment it feels very much like a town house. As you come through your own front door you have a welcoming hall with a 30ft view to the very top of the property and steps down to a versatile cellar which is used as both a gym and wine cellar.

    On the first floor there is a generous landing with a guest cloakroom and a laundry/utility room. Giving a wonderful feel of peace and tranquility is the elegant drawing room, featuring a fireplace and tall windows that floods with natural light. In the bright and light kitchen dining room there are a comprehensive range of wall and floor units, integrated appliances and the whole room features beautiful and rare Australian Sheoak hardwood flooring. Coupled with that, the dining area has views across the grounds to the front and, like the bedrooms upstairs, benefits from horizon sunsets.

    With beautiful tall wooden sash windows the principal bedroom on the first floor has full height wardrobes and features an en suite bathroom with a Japanese sit-in style bath with tree line views through the bedroom window.

    Stairs rise to the top floor with a lovely landing space ideal to sit, read and relax. There are two further double bedrooms on this floor.

    The family bathroom features wooden panelling, luxurious copper leaf slipper free-standing bath, shower, WC, wash basin and the Australian Sheoak hardwood flooring. There is also access to two large loft spaces, providing great storage space spanning the full footprint of the property.

    The private extensive communal gardens undoubtedly are a great setting to this stunning Georgian building and are mainly laid to lawn featuring several 300 year old Lebanese cedar trees. At the top of the driveway is the main courtyard with a parking area for residents and there are two parking spaces for this home with direct access to the private fountain courtyard at the front of the apartment.

    N.B., Exterior photographs was taken in summer 2021.

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The owners have been truly happy here. When they moved in nearly a decade ago, they knew very little of the area, but it has been one lovely surprise after the other. From strolling along the canal to walks in bluebell fields in the ancient Whippendell Wood. They have had wonderful meals at many local country pubs and restaurants, and enjoyed drinks with friends and family at The Grove whilst watching the sunset. The house itself has been their dream home, offering Georgian elegance with the practicality of a family home. They love the views of greenery from the windows whilst sitting on the sofa or bed. This brings such peacefulness after a busy London work day! Warm summer days are spent sitting in the garden and sharing drinks with their amazing neighbours, who gave them such a warm welcome from the very first day. This place is truly unique and offers a wonderful lifestyle between country living and London life.

Sue TrybusProperty agent

Local information

  • The Grove Country Club set in about 300 acres with an award winning spa, championship golf course and multiple restaurants is approximately half a mile away.
  • There are numerous award winning restaurants and country pubs approximately 15 minutes' drive, and access to multiple scenic country walks.
  • London via train from Watford Junction is approximately 20 minutes to Euston and Watford (Metropolitan) line is directly connected to Baker Street underground.
  • Heathrow Airport is only approximately 20 minutes drive via the M25 at Junction 19.
  • Watford town centre offers comprehensive shopping facilities. Excellent choice of private and state schools is located within the area.

Additional information

  • Directions: From junction 19 of the M25 take the A411 to Watford and proceed along Hempstead Road. Take the first turning on your left into Courtlands Drive and turn immediately left again into the Drive and follow the road round and turn right into Greenbank Road and continue along the road until there is a turning on the right into the private drive (located next to 12 Greenbank Road) for Russells House. Park in the visitors space in the turning circle and walk into the fountain courtyard where the property can be found.
  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure = Leasehold (151 years remaining)