Guide Price £2,250,000
A truly characterful charming cottage backing directly onto The Royal Richmond Park. The property offers generous accommodation arranged over 2 floors with five large bedrooms, three bathrooms, a homely kitchen with laundry, office/studio and a truly delightful rear garden home to many herbs and bushes.
We are delighted to offer this charming and spacious five bedroom family home built circa 1922 by Moss Builders which offers an abundance of original features. The property enjoys a tranquil setting backing onto The Royal Richmond Park with a beautifully tended, westerly facing mature rear garden stocked with a selection of herbs and a variety of mature bushes and shrubs and other features dotted within the landscape. Warboys Road residents enjoy a country-style location and yet is easily accessible to Kingston and Putney with the 85 bus route.
This delightful character property is situated within walking distance of Ladderstile Ride pedestrian access to The Royal Richmond Park. Kingston Hill is conveniently located close to Kingston town centre with its excellent shopping facilities, as is the A3 trunk road offering fast access to central London and both Gatwick and Heathrow airports via the M25 motorway network. Norbiton is the nearest train station, within walking distance or a short bus ride along the 85 and K3 routes, providing frequent services to Waterloo with its underground links to points throughout the city. The immediate area offers a wide range of recreational facilities including three golf courses, tennis and squash clubs. Richmond Park with its 2036 acres of open park land and natural beauty is within easy access from Ladderstile Ride and provides a truly wonderful picturesque setting in which to picnic, go riding, jogging or just take a leisurely walk. Theatres at Wimbledon and Richmond are also popular alternatives to the West End together with an excellent choice of restaurants. There are also numerous schools for all ages, private, state and a variety of international educational establishments all within the immediate vicinity.
ENTRANCE HALL | DRAWING ROOM | DINING ROOM | KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM | UTILITY ROOM | HOME-OFFICE/STUDIO | GUEST CLOAKROOM | MASTER BEDROOM WITH EN SUITE BATHROOM | FOUR
FURTHER BEDROOMS, ONE WITH EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM | FAMILY BATHROOM
GAS FIRED CENTRAL HEATING AND HOT WATER | OFF STREET PARKING | WIDE INTEGRAL THROUGH GARAGE | WALKING DISTANCE INTO THE ROYAL RICHMOND PARK | WITHIN EASY REACH OF NORBITON STATION
This wonderful family home is approached through a picket fence and a mature Yew hedge, down a York stone path, with lawn on either side flanked by Lavender. The original six-panelled front door, with arched fanlight above and elaborate architectural pediment frame, is surrounded by two mature climbing roses; there is a mixed evergreen hedge below the front windows.
A gravelled path leads to the driveway and to the integral garage with a traditional wooden doors, with window lights above.
What is apparent as one steps into the property is the generosity of light, detail and character. The hall offers the first glimpse of the wonderfully varied rear garden, through the glazed door at the back of the hall. The drawing room enjoys a triple aspect with a beautiful bay window overlooking the rear garden, and ample space for two separate seating areas. There is a real fireplace within a decorative mantelpiece, with marble slips and a York stone hearth.
The dining room enjoys a double aspect, with views to the front garden, and benefits from a custom made, built-in break-fronted bookcase, with cupboards below. There is a shuttered opening in the centre, allowing light through to the kitchen. (We understand this opening extends to the floor, and could be removed to allow full access without structural alteration). A door leads into the utility room with built-in storage cupboards, space and plumbing for the washing machine and tumble dryer, and wall mounted gas fired boiler.
The kitchen/breakfast room enjoys a delightful aspect over the rear garden and offers a modern range of shaker style wall and base units with a double bowl stainless sink and drainer with a mixer tap recessed into a wood work surface. The range of built-in appliances comprises a NEFF built-in oven, dishwasher, 4-ring gas hob and a concealed extractor fan above, with ceramic tiled splash back and built-in fridge/ freezer. The shuttered opening between the kitchen and dining room is mirrored on the kitchen side to reflect the garden.
A door off the kitchen, down two steps, leads to a small lobby area with secondary access to the garden, a downstairs cloakroom and a door to the home office/studio, with double aspect views to the rear garden.
The easy rising staircase with white spindles leads to the spacious and extremely bright first floor landing with a built-in airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder. There is loft access, with a drop-down ladder leading to the part-boarded attic storage area.
The master bedroom which faces the park is truly spacious with two walls of built-in cupboards. There is an en suite bathroom with a panelled bath with mixer taps, low level W.C. and pedestal wash hand basin and further built-in storage cupboards; one cupboard houses the second hot water cylinder with an immersion heater.
There are four further double bedrooms two of which enjoy double aspects facing the front garden and a fifth bedroom with en suite shower room with a glazed shower cubicle, low level W.C. and wash hand basin with part fully wall tiled surround. There is also a family bathroom off the main landing.
The rear garden enjoys a paved terrace across the entire width of the house leading to the integral garage with custom made, arched wooden double doors in keeping with the style of the house. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with a variety of trees (including Apple, Plum and a mature Fig) and mature shrubs to the borders. Seasonal plants and a range of herbs are planted around the garden. An Ivy covered brick and stone folly conceals a garden shed (with electricity). There is a small greenhouse and gardening area behind a Yew hedge. The rear portion of the garden is held on a Freeboard licence, payable annually to the Royal Parks with certain restrictions.