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5 bedroom semi-detached house for sale
River Lane, Petersham, Surrey TW10 7AG
- Charm in a delightful setting
- 4 reception rooms
- Master suite with bathroom
- 4 further bedrooms
- 3 additional bathrooms
Petersham appears in The Domesday Book of 1086 as Patricesham. This charming hamlet sits between historic Richmond and Kingston on the banks of The River Thames. River Lane, as the name suggests, leads down to the river and is therefore a no through road. The tranquillity afforded to this discreet and delightful lane is very evident as soon as one turns into the lane from Petersham Road.
The views from River Lane, across Petersham Meadows and up to Richmond Hill, are breathtaking and a sense of being in the countryside and yet connected to central London by the many transport links in Richmond means that Petersham really does offer the best of both worlds.
By walking to the bottom of River Lane one can join the river towpath and stroll into Richmond and all the extensive benefits of the town which include the famous Richmond Theatre, The Orange Tree Theatre, cinemas, shopping galore and importantly a very efficient overland train service into London Waterloo (18 minutes) and District Line underground. The 65 and 371 bus routes from Petersham take one into Richmond.
Local shops in Ham and more extensively in Richmond (approximately 1.5 miles away) provide excellent retail therapy together with the essentials. Richmond has an overland and underground service to London Waterloo (19 minutes) and the West End and The City.
The A316/M3 and M4 motorways are approximately 1.5 and 4 miles distant respectively by car whilst the West End of London is approximately 9 miles away. Polo at Ham Polo Ground. Richmond Park, with 2500 acres of parkland, is moments from the house and ideal for walking, cycling, and riding.
All residents of River Lane have the shared use of a private tennis court known as The River Lane Tennis Club. This can be found at the end of a footpath almost directly opposite the gates to The Navigator's House. Local sporting amenities include rowing, cruising and sailing on the River Thames. Well regarded golf courses include Richmond Golf Club, within a few minutes walk, Royal Mid Surrey and public courses in Richmond Park.
There is also racing at Sandown, Kempton, Ascot and Windsor.
The Navigator's House is wonderfully charming and in the most idyllic setting. There are some delightful characteristics including three gothic style arched windows, pretty bow windows and some original brickwork.
The house offers a convenient lifestyle being arranged over just two floors. A very
good balance of reception space and bedroom accommodation is particularly notable. There are two staircases provide great flexibility. An appealing front door leads to the welcoming reception hall and from here to both the sitting room and dining room. The sitting room has a very pretty bow
window and from this and indeed from most other windows in the house there is an aspect towards the garden. The dining room leads through to a further hallway and to the kitchen and conservatory and also to the generously proportioned drawing room which has two sets of French doors to the
terrace or garden. This all adds up to a good deal of entertaining space.
On the first floor access to the master suite is most easily achieved from the staircase situated towards the western end of the house and comprises a charming bedroom with views to the garden from two directions, a dressing room and a bathroom. All of the 4 further bedrooms have similarly verdant views towards the gardens. Two of these bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. Significant natural light is evident in these rooms.
The gardens are wonderful and amount to approximately 0.37 acres which, for this location, is unusually generous. In addition the gardens are remarkably secluded partly by virtue of the relationship with the neighbours who are some way away in most cases but also because of the mature trees and shrubs that exist on the boundaries and within the gardens. Once again such seclusion is rare and adds to the rather unique qualities of this setting.
Set within the gardens to the north eastern boundary is the detached garage building which comprises a double garage, garden store and a studio room which could have a variety of uses such as a home office, games room or for the artist in the family. In front of the garage there is off street parking for further vehicles. There is also a pedestrian gate from River Lane.
Reception hall, reception room, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, conservatory, cloakroom. Master suite with bathroom, 4 further bedrooms, 3 additional bathrooms. Detached double garage with studio room over, off street parking for numerous cars. Secluded mature gardens of about 0.37 acres