4 bedroom house for salePlot 4, Ashby Mews, Breakspear Road, Harefield
Guide Price £825,000
Imagine a 17th century manor house set against views of gentle rolling countryside in acres of woodland and gardens. The sight of horses grazing in the fields, the sound of doves roosting in a Tudor dovecote. Two historic lodge houses - Tarleton and Hammond Lodges - and a sweeping driveway are your first clue to the splendour that lies ahead. At the end of drive the 17th century manor, Breakspear House is home to nine indivual and unique apartments. Equally impressive are eight new family homes - Drakes Row - and the new neighbouring mews houses - Ashby Mews these four bedroom homes are arranged over three floors and have been designed to provide flexible, well proportioned livings spaces, open plan kitchen/sitting/dining areas are an impressive feature of plots 1-3, while plot 4 has a more conventional layout. These are all sympathetically designed to blend with the graceful surrounds. Built by the discerning for the discerning, Breakspears offers a lifestyle that blends tradition with the ultimate in contemporary living. Please visit the Breakspears website http://www.breakspears.com.
Breakspears provides convenient proximity to the London underground, the Metropolitan Line at Rickmansworth, Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines at Hillingdon and the Central line at West Ruislip. Also from Denham, just three miles away, trains depart to London Marylebone up to four times an hour, with a journey time of 30 minutes. Connecting to the A40 and M4 is quick and easy, as is the journey to Heathrow (12 miles to T5). Few places offer the charm of country living so close to the capital.
Breakspears takes its name from William Breakspear at the end of the 14th century acquired the land on which the house now stands. Long after the land was sold in 1447 to George Ashby, Clerk of the Signet to Margaret of Anjou (wife of Henry V1 of England, the manor house was built. The exact date is unknown but is estimated to be early to mid 1600s. The house retains many fine period features - the chimney pieces in the entrance hall and dining room (sometimes referred to as the Oak Room) and some 17th century panelling, all of which are being restored. At the end of the 17th century, the house was extended and, in parts, altered. Its magnificent bay windows survive from this period. 200 years later, Victorian additions were made, including the raising of the eaves to create attic rooms. A stroll through the grounds reveals other historic gems, including the listed Tudor red-brick dovecote that once stood in an orchard and is now undergoing restoration.
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These 4 bedroom homes are arranged over three floors and have been designed to provide flexible, well proportioned living spaces. Open plan kitchen/sitting/dining areas are an impressive feature of plots 1 - 3, while plot 4 has a more conventional layout.
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