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£3,850,000 guide price

6 bedroom detached house for sale

Woodstock Road, Bedford Park, London, W4

£3,850,000 guide price

6 bedroom detached house for sale

Woodstock Road, Bedford Park, London, W4

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Property features

  • Grade II Listed detached Norman Shaw house
  • Bedford Park conservation area
  • Central Chiswick location
  • Well-proportioned rooms
  • Exceptional garden
  • Off-street parking
  • Unconverted loft
  • Opportunity to improve subject to planning
  • EPC Exempt

Property description

A rare detached and wide Grade II listed Norman Shaw Bedford Park family house with a wonderful garden, off street parking in an ideal location very close to Turnham Green.

Location

Woodstock Road is a quiet and ideally placed street in Bedford Park, London's first garden suburb and Chiswick's most sought-after enclave. The road is situated behind St Michael & All Angels Church, a few minutes' walk from Turnham Green station (District Line), and an abundance of shops and restaurants in Chiswick. Central London, Heathrow (A4/M4) and the M40 are easily accessible. Bedford Park is a conservation area, and there are leading independent schools close by, including Orchard House and Chiswick & Bedford Park.

Bedford Park in Chiswick, West London is a very special and sought after community centrally located, it has the merit of being the first Garden Suburb. The residential roads are mainly tree lined, with attractive architecture. In 1875, Jonathan Carr, a cloth merchant and property entrepreneur, purchased 24 acres of land close to Turnham Green underground station (which had opened 6 years earlier). The Bedford Park estate was built between 1875 and 1886.

Chiswick is a hugely popular and prosperous large suburb of West London located on the northern side of the River Thames, 6 miles (9.7 km) west of Charing Cross. It was historically an ancient parish in the county of Middlesex, with an agrarian and fishing economy. The name "Chiswick" is of Old English origin meaning "Cheese Farm" and originates from the riverside meadows and farms that are thought to have supported an annual cheese fair on Dukes Meadows up until the 18th century.

The style of property in Chiswick is varied offering everything from mansion flats along the High Road and on Sutton Court Road, to pretty Victorian cottages on the Glebe Estate. Large Victorian detached houses are found in Grove Park, and Arts & Crafts houses throughout Bedford Park. The River front, Chiswick Mall and Strand on the Green are lined with elegant Georgian houses ensuring that there is a fantastic variety of property throughout the local area.

Chiswick High Road, famous for its boulevard-style pavements, is full of quality independent outlets and an increasingly up-market selection of high street names which run from Hammersmith through to the Chiswick roundabout. Chiswick is a great place to shop and eat. Tesco, Sainsbury's, Waitrose and Marks and Spencer are all represented. Serving meat lovers are Macken Bros, Wyndham House and Ginger Pig butchers. Covent Garden Fishmongers do as their name suggests. Bayley & Sage have an amazing cheese counter and the Grove Park Deli on Fauconberg Road is also very popular. The Old Cinema provides Antique Vintage Retro Collections. Attractive fruit, vegetable and flower stalls add colour to the High Road. High Street banks, chemists, dry cleaners, beauty spas, fashion shops, off licences and general repair shops as well as many other outlets means there is no need to go elsewhere.

Among Chiswick's fine dining choices are Michelin-starred La Trompette on Devonshire Road and Hedone on Chiswick High Road. Similarly renowned is Le Vacherin on South Parade. High Road House and its Brasserie are part of the Soho House empire; while Foxlow steak restaurant is on Barley Mow Passage. Numerous high street restaurants such as Honest Burgers, Cote, Bryons and Pizza Express cater for family tastes.

Lord Burlington's Chiswick House is a picturesque, 18th-century Palladian mansion with gardens designed by William Kent. The birthplace of the English Landscape Movement, the gardens, with their statuary hedges and vistas, has had a £12 million makeover which includes a new café by architects Caruso St John. In recent years Chiswick House grounds have played host to Soho House group's House Festival, enticing the great and the good of the media industry with performers who are both nationally renowned and locally resident.

Bedford Park, London's first garden suburb, was built between 1875 and 1886 as part of the Arts & Crafts revival. Victorian property developer Jonathan Carr instructed lead architect Richard Norman Shaw (alongside EJ May, W Wilson and EW Godwin) in the building of a collection of houses and studios that now form a conservation area and are for the most part Grade II listed. Many of these houses feature elements of styling from William Morris, to whose legacy is dedicated the William Morris Society at Kelmscott House on Upper Mall.

Description

Built in 1878, this is a rare example of Norman Shaw's first design (D2) for a detached house in prestigious Bedford Park.

The house has a noticeably wide facade set behind an established front garden with distinctive palisade fencing & off street parking. The ground floor has generous entertaining and living space provided by an elegant spacious double reception room with two beautiful bay windows. There is also a cosy
sitting room and a kitchen dining room both providing access to the garden.

To the side of the house is useful storage/workshop space with access both to the off-street parking to the front and garden at the back.

The accommodation is arranged over the first and second floors with a combination of six generously proportioned bedrooms, two bathrooms plus a utility room and access to a large loft room with skylight.

The large mature well established 72ft+ garden is amazing enjoying an open Bedford Park aspect and privacy. The view from the bottom of the garden captures the attractive architecture of this wonderful home.

Throughout the house there are many charming period features including fireplaces, an impressive double height window overlooking the central staircase and original stained glass. This is an incredible family home that has not been on the market for nearly 40 years.

The layout is successful but has scope for change and improvement (subject to planning and legal consents). The house is located at the sought after southern end of the road and very close to all amenities.

Square Footage: 3197 sq ft

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