7 bedroom detached house for saleMatham Road, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8
Sold STC £4,500,000
- 3 reception rooms
- kitchen/breakfast room
- master bedroom suite
- 6 further bedrooms
- 4 further bath/shower rooms
- two car garage
- heated swimming pool
- tennis court
- self-contained studio flat
- EPC Rating = E
Stunning detached Victorian house in sought-after location
East Molesey has a lovely village feel, with Mole House situated on one of the premier residential streets in the area. As well as the local shops and restaurants, there is nearby Kingston-upon-Thames, as well as easy access into Waterloo (Hampton Court Station is 0.6 miles away, journey time from 33 minutes) and the A3 less than 4 miles away. There are is also plenty of green space nearby, with Bushy Park and Hampton Court Park only 1.1 miles and 2.2 miles away respectively. There is an excellent choice of both state and independent schools in the area.
Mole House is a stunning Victorian property situated in a sought after location close to Hampton Court. In our opinion, one of the best properties in Molesey, it has a host of stunning original features and wonderful, spacious grounds.
Set back from the road and approached by a two gated carriage driveway, the house has an impressive Victorian frontage which includes a beautiful central tower.
Mole House was known in the Victorian period as 'Crosswood House', the centre portion of which is believed to have been built in 1818, with the tower and two wings understood to be added around the 1870's when possibly owned by Mr. Toms (of the famed department store Derry and Toms of Kensington), creating a property full of charm and character.
On entering through the imposing porch, there is an impressive reception hall, with a beautiful tiled floor, leading through to the dining room and drawing room which are interconnected by a high, arched doorway. The library, leading from the drawing room, adds an extra dimension to the ground floor, offering the perfect space to curl up with a book. Large French windows leading out into the garden flood the space with light, with the trio of rooms offering fantastic entertaining space, particularly in conjunction with the large terrace. All the rooms benefit from stunning high ceilings and detailed cornicing.
A kitchen/breakfast room also benefits from direct access to the garden, as well as side access through the good sized utility room. A hidden door in the library leads the way to a secret, yet spacious, study with its own French windows and fabulous views through the garden towards the River Mole. A sliding bookcase reveals yet another hidden space, a self-contained studio flat with its own external access.
The beautiful carved wooden staircase, overlooked by the fabulous arched sash windows, leads to the first floor, home to the master suite with its bedroom in excess of 25 ft long, bathroom with freestanding bath, separate shower and a dressing area. 5 further bedrooms are served by two family bathrooms, as well as a separate shower room. Up on the second floor is a further bedroom suite, a kitchenette, and an impressive 39 ft billiard room which was created by former owner Harry Roberts, of Roberts Radios. Finally, the cellar of the house houses a store, a workshop, a boiler room and a purpose built wine store.
The grounds really are fabulous, giving the feeling of space and privacy, with a host of plants and shrubs. A classic purple wisteria works its way across the rear of the property and a large old mulberry tree stands tall in the garden, while a mature fig tree and a grape vine, give a Mediterranean twist. The heated swimming pool and artificial grass tennis court make Mole House the perfect place for entertaining in the summer months, and direct access to the River Mole adds a special something to an already magical location.
Square Footage: 6,674 sq ft
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