3 bedroom terraced house for saleHampton Court Road, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8
- 2 reception rooms
- 3 bedrooms (master with dressing room)
- family bathroom
- utility and cloakrooms
- 2 garages with parking in front
- 3 courtyard gardens
A stunning and historic Queen Anne family town house and former residence of the Royal Master Carpenters at Hampton Court Palace - Grade II listed
The Court Cottage is situated within yards of the gates of Hampton Court Palace and across the bridge from the restaurants, bars, boutiques and shops of East Molesey. The front of the property overlooks Hampton Court Green whilst Bushy Park and the River Thames are both extremely close by. Hampton Court Station is about 0.3 miles away and provides regular and direct trains into London Waterloo in around 33 minutes. The road links are also excellent with the M3 being just 4 miles away which links with the M25 and M4. Heathrow airport is located about 10 miles away. The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames is popular with families as it offers an excellent range of both independent and state schools.
The Court Cottage has links with Hampton Court Palace dating back to 1538 when William Emery of Ruislip was paid for making a timber frame and ceilings for a lodging for the Royal Master Carpenter and the Royal Master Bricklayer. During the rebuilding of Hampton Court Palace by William and Mary, the Royal Master Carpenter, Matthew Bancks, was responsible for supervising the carpenters' work, much of which can be seen in the Palace today. These works included helping Jean Tijou, whose designs in wrought iron adorn the Palace and gardens, altering and moving Antonio Verrio's scaffolding for painting the ceilings, making tables and steps for Sir Godfrey Kneller to work on, and making several large stands for the Orangery. The history and construction of The Court Cottage is undoubtedly inked with the building, maintenance, extension and the history of Hampton Court Palace throughout the ages.
A charming walled courtyard garden leads you to the front of this delightful Queen Anne town house. Portland stone steps with period wrought iron handrails rise to the beautiful canopied lantern-lit entrance with original front door. Steeped in history, The Court Cottage offers a wealth of period features such as wall panelling, baluster railed staircase, sash windows and shutters. Fabulous high ceilings feature intricate cornicing, unusual coving and there are beautiful fireplaces. A bright entrance hall with attractive chequered tiled marble floor and wood panelling welcomes you into the house and leads to the principal reception rooms on the first floor which include dining room and drawing room, each generous in proportion in both room size and ceiling height. The dining room provides views of Hampton Court Green through the beautiful original sash windows with shutters, the wood panelling surrounds the room with a panelled 'jib' door opening to the spacious drawing room. Floor to ceiling French windows open out to a Juliette balcony overlooking the rear cobbled courtyard. Beautiful and intricate cornicing borders the ceiling and a magnificent fireplace makes this room an ideal area for relaxation. The kitchen is adjacent and also provides views of the rear courtyard believed to be of Tudor origin. A guest cloakroom completes the accommodation on this floor. Further living accommodation can be found on the ground floor where a large library, study and utility/laundry room can be found. Both the study and utility rooms provide access out to the rear courtyards with French doors from the study providing access. A cloakroom and wine cellar can also be found on this floor. A beautiful Georgian sweeping staircase with mahogany handrail rises to the second floor where the bedroom accommodation can be found. The imposing master bedroom suite is filled with light and features a magnificent fireplace and includes a dressing room. There are 2 further bedrooms and a family bathroom on this floor. Externally there are two courtyards to the rear, an integral garage as well as a separate garage and parking in the large yar d which is accessed via a private lane leading to the Thames Motor Yacht Club.
Square Footage: 3,151 sq ft
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