4 bedroom house for saleOatlands Drive,Weybridge,KT13
Sold STC £749,995
We are delighted to bring to the market this truly unique grade two listed character property which is being offered for sale for the first time in some fifty years and offers huge potential for restoration.
Always known as Ashley Cottage, originally the Rangers Cottage to Ashley House, the large Tudor manor house which stood in the grounds of what is now known as Ashley Park, built we understand during the reign of Queen Anne (1702-1714) and situated on what was the private carriage road leading to Oatlands Park, which is now Oatlands Drive. Ashley Cottage adjoins what was the Dower House to Ashley Park. Originally one very large building, it was subdivided into three substantial private dwellings in 1924 and still has the original Rangers Bell mounted in a bell tower above the cottage.
Enjoying a superbly convenient location just a short walk to Walton town centre with its superb mix of friendly local shops which are perfectly complemented by many nationally known brands, the impressive 'Heart' shopping centre and a fabulous mix of cafes, bars, restaurants and riverside pubs dotted throughout the area. Walton station with its excellent commuting services is within a mile and a half. The A3, M3 and M25 are also all within easy reach.
Offering huge potential for restoration, the accommodation comprises oak panelled entrance hall, three reception rooms including an oak panelled living room, kitchen, three bedrooms within the original building with a bathroom on the first floor and a further bedroom within a ground floor annexe extension plus a second shower room and W.C.
Well set back from the road, a long driveway passes alongside the lawned front garden and broadens to a paved area to the front of the house. The front door opens into the oak panelled entrance hall. This in turn gives access to a larger hallway which leads to the principal living room, which is again oak panelled, and a separate dining room which overlooks the courtyard garden to the rear.
A large double aspect room with windows overlooking both the front garden and rear courtyard, the principal living room has some very interesting and attractive features such as an Inglenook style fireplace and a recessed niche within the oak panelling. An arched door gives access to a secret staircase which provides access to part of the first floor. A low lined latched door at the other end of the living room leads through to an internal lobby which our client has traditionally used as a larder to the kitchen and also gives access to the annexe extension to the front, kitchen to the rear and has a second staircase giving access to the first floor and one of the three bedrooms.
The annexe extension which was added in 1967 provides two good size rooms, the larger being double aspect and overlooking the garden to the front. These rooms are served by a shower room-W.C. The kitchen to the other side of the lobby is fitted with various wall and base units and gives access to the rear courtyard by way of a stable style door.
Over the first floor there are three separate bedrooms, a bathroom plus a powder room which can easily be used as a dressing room/study area. The largest of the bedrooms overlooks both the front and rear and along with bedroom three and the bathroom is accessed via the secret staircase from the main living room. The second bedroom has its own staircase which rises from the annexe side of the house.
Outside the main body of garden is situated to the front of the house and is principally laid to lawn. There is also a very secluded brick paved courtyard garden which gives you access to the front and has three brick built outhouse/storage sheds.
Our client has recently reroofed the house, having obtained all of the necessary consents under the graded listing. Having spoken to the planning officer at Elmbridge we understand that the council will consider any proposals to extend or enlarge the property on its individual merits. The house has also recently been professionally rewired.
A truly rare and unique opportunity to acquire a characterful and historically significant home.
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