- Grade II Listed detached family house
- Bedford Park conservation area
- Wonderful entertaining
- Exceptional proportions throughout
- Glorious large garden
- Central Chiswick location
- Generous off-street parking
- EPC Exempt
Large detached very elegant Bedford Park family house with grand proportions, beautiful period features, a wonderful garden, and off street parking.
Located on the corner of Bath Road and Abinger Road set in Bedford Park, London's first garden suburb and Chiswick's most sought-after enclave.
It is a short walk from the excellent shops, boutiques and restaurants of central Chiswick, and close to Turnham Green Underground station (District Line). Central London and Heathrow (A4/M4) are easily accessible, as are several leading independent schools.
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.
Fabulous proportions throughout delivering exceptional lateral
accommodation and entertaining space.
The layout of this stunning Grade II listed house is excellent providing incredible family space arranged over three floors whilst still retaining a wealth of period features.
Upon entering the house you are welcomed by a grand hallway that leads through to the fabulous large reception room. The dining room is situated towards the rear of the house with doors leading out to the unusually wide garden. There is a further reception room off the dining room plus a conservatory linking the reception space. The impressive vaulted kitchen /
breakfast room provides an abundance of natural light, whilst this floor also provides a separate utility room and a pantry.
The ground floor also houses a bedroom with an en suite bathroom which has access from the side of the house and could be used as a self-contained one-bedroom flat, perfect for a nanny or relative.
The first floor is currently occupied by a superb large master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom which leads out to a roof terrace overlooking the stunning garden.
There are also another three very well-proportioned bedrooms and a further shower room. The second floor comprises a further two additional generous sized bedrooms.
The wonderful garden is both wide and deep with an open aspect, plus there is also the provision for generous off-street car parking spaces.
Square Footage: 3775 sq ft
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