Associate DirectorAscot Estate AgentsSunningdale Estate AgentsCountry DepartmentWindsor Estate Agents
A fine example of a Georgian Manor House
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Ivy House displays Georgian exuberance in all its splendour and noteworthy residents over the years include the Earl of Ypres, Lady Ainsworth and also the most talked of person in London at George IIIs coronation; the Countess of Effingham. As one would expect due to its historical importance and special architectural features it is designated with Grade II listed status. Its stunning facade features beautifully regimented fenestration with broad stone steps leading up to a charming porticoed entrance canopy with a decorative fanlight.
Internally rooms are of stately proportions, with a number of notable embellishments. Such features include especially high, corniced ceilings and expansive semi-circular bays with generous sash hung windows with operational box shutters. In addition, there is beautiful parquet flooring, a most elegant easy rising staircase with galleried half-landings, as well as several exquisite fireplaces. At this period the Adams Brothers were at the height of their fame and there is every reason to believe that several of the fireplaces are their work.
The principal accommodation is spread laterally over three main storeys plus a superb lower ground level. This creates great versatility and functionality with any possible combination of bedrooms, reception rooms and private workspaces. Beautiful vistas are enjoyed over the Palace grounds towards Home Park, with a roof terrace at second floor level overlooking the Wilderness and to the Palace beyond.
This property has 0.5 acres of land.
Externally the house is approached through double gates with a carriage driveway providing secure parking for a number of cars. In addition to which there is a large double garage with a superb studio room above a perfect atelier / workspace or with a little upgrading it could even be converted to self-contained ancillary / staff accommodation subject to the required consents. Walled gardens and borders evoke a quintessentially English feel, and are well established with a large lawn, perfect for garden parties and plenty of space to accommodate a marquee.
The local area is a reflection of both town and country. On the doorstep of London, Hampton Court, Teddington and Richmond all retain the charm and scale of their village origins. If one wishes to combine the pace of urban life with rural peace, this is the ideal location. These high streets have a cosmopolitan air with a variety of restaurants, bistros and quality independent retailers and outlets whilst parkland and green spaces abound, with both Bushy and Home Park just a minutes walk in opposite directions.
Cultural events such as the annual RHS Flower Show at Hampton Court are in walking distance, or a West End play at Richmond is but a short drive away. Moments away the River Thames has charming towpath walks and leads down to the renowned rowing and cricket clubs of East Molesey.
Waterloo takes just over 30 minutes by train and the West End is about half an hours drive away. Nearby road connections include the M3 and M25, with easy access to Londons international airports in Heathrow and GatwickRead all
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