A unique opportunity to build a stunning 5000 sq. ft. five bedroom family home on the banks of the River Wey, with one of the most desirable addresses in Weybridge.
The combination of access to the town and its local amenities, the secluded nature of Wey Road, and the south westerly views of the River Wey are, quite simply, second to none.
The location of the towpath and the Hamm Court entrance virtually guarantee that there will be no development on the opposite bank of the river at any point in the future.
Willowbank is the last remaining bungalow on Wey Road, and thus, any further opportunities to build a new riverside property in this location are unlikely to arise in the foreseeable future.
Weybridge town centre offers a wealth of shopping, dining, pampering and other conveniences, most within walking distance.
Several schools, including both St Georges College Junior and Senior Schools are also within short walking distance. Access to transport links is excellent, including Heathrow Airport, the M25 motorway and trains from Weybridge to London Waterloo and other destinations.
Leisure activities are abundant in the area, including an extensive waterway and towpath network, sporting and fitness centres and many private and public golf courses.
Due to the proximity to the river, the new house is designed with Environmental Agency approved flood defences that ensure no risk of flooding to any of the habitable areas.
This is achieved by raising the entire ground floor by 1.2 metres above ground level, other than the double garage, which is excluded from this requirement.
The property also includes a beautiful fully refurbished Victorian boathouse perched over the water, this has been identified by Elmbridge Council as an asset of local heritage significance, forming part of the Wey Navigation Conservation Area, and is totally unique to the area.
PLOT AND ASPECT
The 0.3 acre flat plot is superbly positioned within a short walk to Weybridge town centre, whilst offering a beautiful waterside location with 75 feet of river frontage. The rear elevation of the proposed house and the river frontage of the existing boathouse feature a south westerly aspect, gaining maximum exposure to the afternoon and evening sunset.
Full planning permission has been granted by Elmbridge Council for the construction of a detached two storey five bedroom property to replace the existing bungalow. In addition to this, planning permission was sought and granted for the refurbishment and extension to the Victorian boathouse, this work was completed at the end of 2015.
The ground floor layout is designed around a large open plan living area spanning the rear of the property, incorporating the kitchen, family room, drawing room and dining room.
A double aspect fireplace provides demarcation between the formal and less formal areas whilst still ensuring that all areas flow into each other. The dining room features its own more traditional fireplace.
The entrance hall, WC, study and media room form the front section of the main house, and to the left hand side there is a single storey section featuring a bonus room facing the river, the laundry, ensuite to the fifth bedroom and the double garage.
A grand spiral staircase leads from the entrance hall to the first floor. All ground floor rooms in the main part of the house feature 3 metre ceiling heights and 2.5 metre high glazing, creating a real sense of luxury.
The first floor features a central staircase landing leading to four of the bedrooms. All bedrooms are double ensuite and feature fully vaulted ceilings which reach to nearly 4 metres in each room, adding to the feeling of grandeur throughout the house.
Both the master suite and guest suite feature their own entry foyer and balcony overlooking the river, as well as both bath and shower to each ensuite. Both of these bedrooms incorporate a huge expanse of glazing facing the river, including the gables.
The master suite has a large dressing area on the approach to the ensuite. The master and guest suites could easily be combined into a single his and hers super suite'.
The three bedrooms to the front of the property feature 2.5 metre high windows, ensuring they are flooded in natural light, as do the ensuite bathrooms on the first floor.
Bedroom five over the garage is accessed separately from the
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