Friday Showcase: Ten featured prime resi listings

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Each week, LonRes highlights a selection of properties currently available to buy and rent, from Prime Central London uber-pads to country retreats.

Standouts from this Friday’s crop include two magnificent mansions on the prestigious Wentworth Estate, luxury apartments in Mayfair, Knightsbridge and Chelsea, an historic clock house that once formed part of the great estate of Garston Park, and a striking contemporary home designed by the award-winning architect Jake Edgley…

Virginia Water, Surrey £5,769 per week
Available to rent on the prestigious Wentworth Estate in Virginia Water is this attractive 5 bedroom house.
This modern property, boasts accommodation of over 10,000 sq ft and has been well maintained and improved so that it presents as a superb family and entertaining home. The property is located off the much coveted West Drive and has a wonderfully private and secluded position at the head of a long driveway. The property backs in a southerly direction and the principal reception rooms have been positioned at the rear of the house to maximise the light and the outlook over the attractive landscaped gardens. The high quality internal fittings include marble and wood flooring and a superb kitchen/breakfast room which blends seamlessly into the family room and which has a feature glass floor with views down to the swimming pool below. The dramatic staircase leads to the first floor where there are 4 excellent bedroom suites, including the master bedroom with 2 dressing rooms one of which is reached via a spiral staircase which leads up to the large and beautifully fitted out dressing room.
The basement is an important feature of the house with its stunning indoor swimming pool and large additional space including games room, cinema and playroom. There is a staff annexe within the basement too. The principal rooms lead out onto a large stone terrace which in turn gives access to the very attractive landscaped gardens which include an expanse of lawn and mature beds, shrubs and specimen trees. To front of the property the triple garage is reached via the long private drive which ensures complete privacy for the property. (Knight Frank Ascot)
Virginia Water, Surrey £17,000,000
An elegant property of natural Bath stone construction featuring the latest in modern technology. The property stands in beautiful mature grounds in a prestigious position on the internationally renowned Wentworth Estate. The property is set in a tranquil location on the ‘main island’ of Wentworth Estate, yet a short distance to the nearby shops and railway line. Despite its deceptive rural setting, Wentworth is perfectly positioned for easy access to London and the motorway network via the M25 (J11/13) which links with the M3 (J3) and the M4 for journeys to Heathrow Airport and central London. The nearby village centre of Virginia Water, Chobham and Sunningdale cater for day-to-day shopping requirements, while the towns of Ascot and Windsor provide more comprehensive recreational and shopping amenities. Leisure opportunities abound and The Wentworth Club boasts tennis courts and swimming pools as well as exceptional golfing. In addition there is horse racing at Ascot and Windsor, polo at Coworth Park, the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club and Guards Polo Club and boating on the River Thames at Windsor and Henley. The picturesque Virginia Water Lake and The Savill Garden are both nearby, with horse riding at Chobham Common and Windsor Great Park. The area is fortunate to have some of the best independent schools including Wellington College, Eton College, Papplewick, Heathfield School, St George’s and St Mary’s Ascot. For international schooling, TASIS (The American School) and ACS (American Community School) are both within a few miles in Thorpe and Egham. (Barton Wyatt)
Godalming, Surrey £2,500,000
Known as Eashing House, this impressive property, which extends to over 5,000 sq ft of internal space, is located in two and a half acres of gardens in a rural location close to the sought-after town of Godalming. Originally designed in the 1960s, the seven-bedroom house was entirely remodelled by the renowned architect Jake Edgley of Edgley Design. Edgley preserved the original distinctive silhouette of the house whilst cladding it in insulation and audaciously wrapping it in stainless steel. The design won the Architects Journal Retrofit Award in 2014 following its completion in 2013. The house is largely arranged over a single storey. The front door leads to a large entrance hall which opens onto the kitchen and a reception room with full-height glazing overlooking the gardens. Beyond this area is a long bedroom wing which incorporates the seven bedrooms (four of which have en-suite bathrooms) and a family bathroom. The master bedroom is particularly notable, having a dressing room, freestanding bath in the en-suite bathroom, and floor-to-ceiling glazing giving wonderful views across the gardens. There is also a utility room and a wine store on the ground floor. There is a second reception room (or further bedroom suite) on the first floor with a bathroom. The house is surrounded by extensive gardens. To the front the gardens are laid around a central lawn with a circling driveway which provides parking in addition to the gravelled parking areas. Just inside the front gates there is a hard-surfaced tennis court. At the rear the gardens are mainly laid to lawns with mature trees and well-defined boundaries. The is also a garage block at the property. The house is located on a small country road close to Godalming and backs onto farmland. Although there are a small number of nearby neighbours, the clever positioning of the house ensures complete privacy. Despite the rural and tranquil nature of the site, the house lies just over a mile from Godalming historic town centre. Godalming provides excellent shopping, restaurants, pubs and schools. It has a mainline station that runs direct services to London Waterloo in just 49 minutes. Guildford is about five miles to the north and provides further extensive amenities, including restaurants, theatres and recreational facilities. There is close access to the A3 at Milford and Eashing, which in turn connects with the M25 at Wisley (Junction 10), giving access to Heathrow and Gatwick Airports. There is excellent riding and walking countryside on your doorstep. An outstanding range of schools in the area include Charterhouse, Prior’s Field, St. Hilary’s and Aldro on the edge of Godalming, and St Catherine’s at Bramley, Cranleigh School and King Edward’s at Witley. (The Modern House)
Godstone, Surrey £1,995,000
The Clock House, circa 1769, originally part of the great estate of Garston Park. A unique character detached house, now providing seven bedrooms, five bathrooms, five reception rooms, set in a total of 5.2 acres of formal gardens and equestrian paddocks, with tennis court, swimming pool, triple garage and Victorian greenhouse. The property retains much of its original features with open fires, exposed stone and brickwork, a Victorian green house and of course the Clock Tower itself. However, in recent years it has been modernised and now offers stunning accommodation with underfloor heating in key reception areas. (Grantley)
Brompton Square, Knightsbridge £1,250,000
Offering stunning views of Brompton Square and Holy Trinity Brompton this convenient and yet quietly located one bedroom flat is very well presented and has direct lift access. The property features wood flooring in the reception room, a well proportioned bedroom and a modern kitchen and shower room. The flat is held on a share of the freehold and has a large secure lower ground floor storage vault. The property is situated at the north west end of this popular Knightsbridge garden square. It is ideally located for access to a world class selection of shops, restaurants and amenities of Knightsbridge and to the open spaces of Hyde Park. (Hamptons Knightsbridge)
Chesterfield Gardens, Mayfair £3,600,000
A beautifully refurbished apartment on the sixth floor of Chesterfield House on Chesterfield Gardens. The apartment has three large double bedrooms, two with en-suite bathrooms, a large eat-in fully integrated kitchen, a double reception/dining room and a guest cloakroom. The apartment is extremely bright and has beautiful views of the London skyline and the tree line of Chesterfield Gardens. Chesterfield House was built in the 1930s and once built its flats became known as “Mayfair’s finest flats”. Chesterfield House is located in the centre of Mayfair, just off Curzon Street and parallel to prestigious Park Lane and close to bustling Piccadilly. Closest Underground is Green Park (0.3) miles. (Golden-Venn)
Elystan Place, Chelsea £1,700,000
Delicious Duplex Apartment set within this much sort after, art deco edifice, in the heart of Chelsea. Literally a stone’s throw away from the bustle of the Kings Road, the flat is peacefully and privately situated at the rear of the building so you really have the best of both worlds living here. In need of some cosmetic refurbishment, the apartment is already well proportioned and doesn’t require any structural changing. Benefiting from two newly decked out terraces front and back off both bedrooms and reception, the space just invites a new owner to put their own stamp on the interior décor. The lease has been recently extended and the building boasts a first rate concierge service and lift. A perfect party pad, lock and up and leave London home or safe rental investment, this is a unique opportunity in a block where property rarely changes hands. Secure parking available also. (TLC Kensington)
Leatherhead, Surrey £1,795,000
A Queen Anne country house with wonderful views over green belt countryside. Lovingly restored and well located for Leatherhead Town, Railway Station and M25. This imposing Grade II listed residence offers well balanced accommodation over three floors plus cellar, providing both formal and informal living areas, along with seven bedrooms and four bathrooms. Highlands Farm House has been beautifully designed throughout with many original and historic features, creating both a splendid family home and a wonderful base for entertaining.
Located in the picturesque Surrey Hills countryside of south Leatherhead, the property offers a rural feel and yet has excellent transport links to London via Junction 9 on the M25 and railway links via the nearby towns of Leatherhead and Ashtead. There are a number of highly regarded schools within easy reach. Beaverbrook Country Estate, RAC Country Club, Epsom Downs racecourse and five golf courses are only five minutes away. (Grosvenor Billinghurst Cobham)
Frodsham, Cheshire £1,199,000
An attractive and well-presented thatched property with equestrian facilities, annexe accommodation and mature gardens, standing in over 5 acres. The property is situated off Commonside Lane and located just above the pretty village of Alvanley. Dating back to Saxon times and noted in the Domesday book, Alvanley has its history firmly in the farming community. Surrounded by rolling Cheshire countryside and nearby the famous sandstone trail, this property is superbly located in the heart of Cheshire. The local village of Alvanley lies to the south of Helsby and found along the meandering country lanes. It is centred around the church and has a popular primary school as well as village pub. The nearby town of Helsby has most day to day needs and facilities including a diverse selection of shops, post office, café’s, restaurants, pubs, sports clubs and primary/secondary schools. Commonside Farm is a fantastic thatched property, with history dating back 1600s. The property has been extended, renovated and extensively refurbished to a very high standard. The current owners have done a fantastic job of harnessing the historic and listed features, whilst updating the interior and adding modern features. The former farmhouse is located off Commonside Lane and via an electric gated entrance. The stoned driveway leads to the large stoned parking area in front of the property. The property is entered through the smart front doorway and into the entrance hall. Off the entrance hall is the dining room, which is where you first see the historic features of this house. The timber framing and original window spaces are a fantastic feature for a dining room. The snug is another room which captivates the historic elements, with an inglenook fireplace housing the original stove, now converted to gas. The kitchen is located at the heart of the house, with a modern range of ground and wall mounted units and integrated appliances. There is a 3 x oven Aga with double warming plates and a separate integrated oven. There is a good-sized utility with a range of units, sink and American style fridge freezer. Off the kitchen is the living room, with two French doors opening onto the patio areas. The first floor comprises a double aspect master bedroom and en-suite. Two further double bedrooms and a single bedroom. There is a family bathroom with bath and shower above, WC and sink unit. Adjacent to the property is an annexe, with double bedroom and bathroom. This is ideal for guest accommodation or family members who prefer their own privacy. Adjacent to the stoned driveway is a double garage with workshop area. Beyond the garage is a timber framed cantilever building, housing three 12 x 12 stables and one larger box, which is currently used as a tack and store room but would be an ideal foaling box. The building has a concrete base and yard to the front with power and water connected. Adjacent to the stables is a 20 x 40 rubber and silica sand arena, with power connected and has planning for floodlights. The gardens are a mixture of mature lawns, secluded suntraps- to relax and enjoy the sun and patio areas- perfect for entertaining. The main patio area has an open fireplace and BBQ area with sunken hot-tub, there is even a concrete golf tee with matting and 3 holes to practice your swing. Another feature of the garden is the lake, which is fenced for security and stocked with fish. There are three paddocks in total, with post and rail fencing surrounding. The land has water available. (Jackson Property Shropshire)
Montpelier Square, Knightsbridge £3,250 per week
A character-full period home with 5 bedrooms 4 bathrooms and 3 reception rooms in the heart of leafy Knightsbridge. This beautifully maintained original home spans approximately 3,550 sqft offers tapestry wallpaper throughout the reception hall leading to the fully integrated marble top kitchen, bright and airy rear conservatory perfect for dining. Two reception rooms, maids quarters with bedroom and own access to shower room. Utility room, four further bedrooms (2 en suite bathrooms), separate study, two additional guest bathrooms, guest WC and ample internal storage. This home provides a relaxing view over the resident only gardens, easy access to the boutiques of Knightsbridge and Hyde Park or Sloane Street. (Pomp Properties)

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