- Exceptionally successful lateral layout
- Period character & Grade II Listed
- Built as a stable block dating back to circa 1882
- Off-street parking for three cars
- Sought after Bedford Park location
- 0.2 miles to Turnham Green underground station
- EPC Exempt
Unique & spectacular converted stable block in prime Bedford Park.
The Orchard is considered to be one of the best addresses in Bedford Park, located in central Chiswick close to Turnham Green Terrace. The Orchard sits in the heart of 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.
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. Numerous high street restaurants such as Honest Burgers, Cote, Byrons 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.
Developed gradually from the 1970's the project was the brainchild of a previous owner, an American born car enthusiast and motor racing driver using the stables for his collection.
The property has been transformed into a really stunning home with an exceptional layout that uniquely provides all the principal living space arranged over the ground floor with no change in levels. The flow of the house is exceptionally successful with exceptional proportions and many of these rooms providing direct access out to the private garden.
It is not a conventional house but certainly a very special one. The privacy provided by the gated driveway is another fabulous feature along with potential to park three cars, certainly a rarity in the local area.
The presentation throughout is very good and the entertaining space is exceptionally successful and light.
The layout of the ground floor is fantastic with a generously proportioned reception room which leads through large welcoming entrance lobby and through to the open-plan kitchen / dining room / family room. Double doors lead
out to the beautifully secluded private garden from both the reception room, kitchen and study.
The superbly appointed and spacious master bedroom has an en suite bathroom and plenty of storage which enjoys views of the garden. There is a further good size bedroom with an en suite shower room. The ground floor boasts a further reception room currently arranged as a study with access to the
garden, plus a cloakroom and a utility room.
The second floor can be accessed by two staircases and provides a further three bedrooms, a shower room and a bathroom. On this floor the original hayloft doors have been imaginatively incorporated into the rooms adding to the
overall special character of this wonderful home.
Square Footage: 3230 sq ft
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