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6 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Old Essex House, Barnes, London, SW13 0LW

Guide Price £6,250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Entrance Hall
  • Drawing Room, Dining Room & Family Room
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Media Room & Games Room
  • Wine Cellar & Utility Room
  • Master Bedroom Suite with dressing room & en suite bathroom
  • 5 Further Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms (4 En Suite)
  • 85'4" x 79'1" West Facing Garden
  • Off Street Parking

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


This delightful property is situated in the heart of Barnes village, which offers an eclectic range of shops, restaurants, green and pretty duck pond. The village provides a wonderful community who support the seasonal fairs and farmer's market.

There are a wide range of recreational and sporting facilities including the award winning Wildfowl and Wetland Trust, Richmond Park, The Riverside Health Club and a rowing club at Dukes Meadow.

The area offers excellent educational facilities and of particular note Barnes Primary, St Osmunds (RC) and for older pupils, St Paul's, The Harrodian and Swedish schools in North Barnes.


Old Essex House is a rare Grade II listed house located in the heart of Barnes Village. It is thought to have been built in the late 1500s and owned by the Earl of Essex during the reign of Elizabeth I. It has been sympathetically restored and extended to provide over 5,400 sq ft of flexible accommodation.

The house is approached by decorative wrought iron electric gates to a gravelled driveway that accommodates 3– 4 cars. Lavender and roses flank the entrance pathway to the Gothic wooden front door with leaded glass which opens into a panelled wood reception hall with working fireplace.

The Mark Wilkinson kitchen, with central island, has a dual aspect onto the garden and terrace via two folding glass walls. The terrace links the dining room, the reception room and the media room. The dining room retains much of the original character of the house with an early timber inglenook fireplace and a decorated part timber ceiling featuring roundels of the Earl of Essex’s oak leaf emblem and gives a true sense of the history of the house.

The contemporary 51 feet reception room floods with light with a folding glass wall that leads out onto a secluded paved courtyard with a light well with cascading water feature. The media room is approached through a concealed door and has its own cloakroom. There is also a family room on the ground floor which links back to the reception hall.

A dual staircase leads to the lower ground floor where there are two double rooms with en-suite shower rooms and a study/ reception area which opens onto a small courtyard and the water feature. At the far end of the hallway, is a utility/boot room with separate access from the drive which has ample storage and space for washing machine and tumble-drier. There is also a guest cloakroom off the hallway. Stairs lead down to a small cellar area and up to the first floor.

The first floor provides a spacious master suite with dressing room and limestone en-suite bathroom, three further bedrooms, two with en-suites and one with a separate bathroom. Boarded loft space is accessed by a pull down ladder, providing ample storage.

The rear garden is mostly laid to lawn with mature shrubs and box shaped hornbeam trees.

EPC rating = E

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
14 January 2013

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