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8 bedroom detached house for sale

Ealing, London

£8,750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • DETACHED FAMILY HOME APPROXIMATELY 16,000SQ FEET
  • 8 BEDROOMS & 7 BATHROOMS IN THE MAIN HOUSE
  • 4 RECEPTION ROOMS & LARGE KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM
  • MAJOR ENTERTAINING AND CINEMA SUITE
  • 11M INDOOR HEATED SWIMMING POOL
  • SUBSTANTIAL GARAGING AND DRIVEWAY PARKING
  • LANDSCAPED GARDENS APPROXIMATELY ONE ACRE (STMS)
  • 2 BEDROOM & 2 BATH DETACHED FORMER COACH HOUSE ANN

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Story

Embodying the very best of British design, the grand, period-style home in the heart of Ealing, offers every conceivable comfort, with style and sophistication

Welcoming guests into the sumptuous reception hall for cocktails, settling down to a film in the cinema room or spending the afternoon by the pool - life at the Westbury Road house is there to be enjoyed.
The striking eight bedroom house is set on one of Ealing's most desirable roads and offers a veritable feast of lifestyle features, from its remarkable nightclub-like entertaining suite to its swimming pool, coach house and gardens.
"This house was built to the highest specifications in the style of many of the period homes of the area," said the agent marketing the property. "From the moment you step in through the door and see the great oak staircase sweeping up and then curving round to both the left and right, and on up to the galleried landing, it impresses with its grandness.
"It is an incredibly large house, which has been designed to offer its owners everything they could ever desire or imagine. It is believed to be the largest house in Ealing and is quite possibly one of the finest."

EXCEPTIONAL LOCATION
The Westbury Road location of the house was chosen for its exceptional convenience. From here, there is not only accessible to superb, superior local shops and restaurants but it is also close to mainline and tube stations and is just a short drive from major motorway connections and Heathrow Airport.
"Ealing is extremely highly regarded. It has a leafy, Victorian feel and yet enjoys access to major shopping areas and central London. When the Crossrail opens it will also offer a fast route right into the heart of the city and Canary Wharf," he said.
"The great beauty of this location is that in one direction you have the very best of London while in the other it is just a short drive to the countryside, golf clubs and some very upmarket towns and villages."

PERIOD ELEGANCE
With accommodation across three levels, the house has been designed to offer a full complement of elegant reception rooms, relaxing family spaces and luxurious leisure areas.
The entire lower ground floor level is a dedicated entertaining area, complete with a large dance floor area, a bar and a large cinema screen.
"This is where new owners would be able to host some incredible parties, with music, dancing and lots of space for guests," he said.
On the ground floor there are more formal reception rooms, including the drawing room, sitting room and dining room. Some of these have Victorian or Edwardian-style moulded ceilings in keeping with the style of the house and have complementary, very elegant furnishings.
"There is also an enormous kitchen breakfast room, which has been fitted with oak and granite. This leads through into a garden room, which has a lantern roof, and then the swimming pool."

EXTENSIVE ACCOMMODATION
The upper floors of the house feature a sumptuous series of bedrooms, bathrooms and dressing rooms.
"The master suite is particularly impressive and is almost an apartment in itself, with its bath and shower rooms, dressing areas and even a study. There is even another bedroom leading from it, which is currently used as a sitting room."
The upper level of the house also feels quite self-contained, with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and even a kitchen.
"This part of the house could be ideal for guests, members of staff or even teenagers," he said. "But, of course, this property also has a separate former coach house, which now offers two bedrooms, a bathroom and dressing area, as well as a kitchen dining room and sitting room."
He added: "This is a property that could accommodate a large family, possibly one with different generations, and their guests, in complete comfort.
"It is a mansion in the middle of Ealing, a home with absolutely everything."

BEAUTIFUL GARDENS
The Westbury Road house sits in grounds of approximately one acre, which have been landscaped to offer an outdoor, as well as indoor living experience.
"The gardens have been professionally designed to present fantastic outdoor entertaining areas. There are sweeping lawns, colourful rockeries and interesting specimen shrubs, as well as an attractive summer house and a pretty pergola," he said.
"The swimming pool, which is a single storey section of the main building, with a vaulted ceiling and mural on the walls, comes out into the garden so that in the summer its doors can be opened and everyone can enjoy wandering in and out in the sunshine."

Accommodation

FIRST IMPRESSIONS
Situated in one of the area's most highly regarded residential roads and offering the convenience of London Underground and mainline railway stations, as well as the M40 nearby, this imposing property is also close to parkland and amenities. One of the largest homes in Ealing and built to the highest specifications only some 10 years ago, this period style house faithfully reflects the distinctive character of its neighbouring classic 19th century properties. To the front of the main house is a wrought iron fence and a variety of well-maintained shrubs flanked by two sets of wrought iron gates opening onto the block-paved carriage driveway providing parking for numerous cars. Further parking is to be found in the side driveway and courtyard leading to the detached coach house annexe.

GROUND FLOOR ACCOMMODATION
Set within a wide porch of period design, the front door, partially glazed with leaded lights, opens into an entrance lobby leading into a stunning reception hall. The main feature of the reception hall is the substantial central light oak staircase with side infill panels and turned spindle banisters ascending to first and second floors with a cross-flow galleried arrangement. Underneath the staircase is a stairway leading directly to the vast entertaining and cinema suite.

The white marble floor tiles with oak inlay border complement the solid oak doors throughout the house and there is a delightful moulded plaster ceiling.

To the left of the front door is the first of two cloakrooms with WC and wash hand basin.

Double doors open into the family room/snug which benefits from a deep bay window overlooking the front driveway and there is a wide contemporary log-effect gas fire set within oak bookcases and cabinets.

Cloakroom two has a WC and wash hand basin. There is also a cloaks cupboard.

Cathedral style arched and part-glazed double doors open into a spacious formal dining area which has a side aspect bay window and, via a wide archway, opens into the drawing room. The drawing room has a bay window overlooking the front driveway and features a gas fired coals-effect fireplace with classic white marble surround. There are fitted and illuminated light oak display cabinets on each side. The dining area and drawing room also feature period-style moulded plaster ceilings and light oak parquet flooring.

The substantial kitchen/breakfast room, accessed from the reception hall, has cream ceramic floor tiles and overlooks the rear garden terrace. The kitchen is extensively fitted with oak cabinets contrasting with black granite work tops which include a large island unit with wine cooler. There is an inset double bowl sink and the Miele integrated appliances include a dishwasher, five ring gas hob under extractor hood, twin eye level ovens with grill, microwave oven and warming drawers, and there is an American style fridge freezer and a coffee machine. A doorway opens onto the rear garden terrace and there is a doorway from the kitchen that opens into the garage.

The breakfast area comfortably accommodates a six/eight seat dining table.

The kitchen opens into a utility room with fitted cabinets, laminate work top with inset sink and there is a high capacity washing machine and tumble dryer installed.

Double doors from the breakfast area open into a further family/TV room which benefits from large side aspect windows and there is a run of cream painted fitted cabinets. Of good size, this flexible room could also be used as a playroom or additional dining room.

A doorway from the breakfast area opens into sizeable garden room with cream ceramic floor tiles, lantern roof and french doors opening onto the rear garden terrace.

The garden room has glazed double doors opening onto the indoor heated swimming pool. The pool with cover has contoured steps and cream textured ceramic tile floor leading to three sets of french windows overlooking the rear garden terrace. A feature of the pool house is the marine life full length wall murals on two sides and the vaulted ceiling has contemporary oak beams. To one end of the pool room are a WC, shower cubicle and two changing rooms. To the far end is a sizeable plant room serving the pool and which has a window extending its possible usage.

With windows overlooking the rear garden, the double/triple garage which can be accessed from the kitchen or garden has built-in cupboards and a stairway leading down to the lower ground floor.

LOWER GROUND FLOOR ACCOMMODATION
Accessed via a stairway from the reception hall or the garage, this massive space, large enough for dancing, is equipped with cinema overhead projector and wide projection screen set within an oak surround. There is an oak drinks bar with fridge, and a WC with wash hand basin. The flooring is oak laminate and has an inset carpeted area for placing cinema seating. The lower ground floor also houses the main plant room and electronics control room.

FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATION
The main staircase ascends to a mid crossway leading up to the left and the right hand side of the first floor galleried landing.

Double doors open into the very large master bedroom which features french doors and a balcony overlooking the rear garden. Folding doors lead into the dressing room with walk-in wardrobe, both fully fitted. The dressing room opens into a large en-suite with Jacuzzi bath tub and also opens onto a further dressing room with 'panic room' type features with a robust security door.

From the master bedroom, steps lead down to a sizeable lobby with door opening into a study of good proportions which is double aspect with a deep bay window overlooking the rear gardens. This study is fully fitted with desking, cabinets and book shelves in light oak.

The lobby has a door opening into a large bedroom creating a substantial suite and which can also be accessed via an inner lobby connecting directly with the first floor landing. Overlooking the front driveway and currently used as a sitting room, this versatile area has a staircase leading up to a mezzanine floor which is currently used as a bedroom.

Via the lobby between this bedroom and the master bedroom is a fully fitted dressing room opening into a shower room with large walk-in shower, wash hand basin and WC.

Bedroom three overlooks the front driveway and features a deep bay window with window seating. There is a dressing room with fitted wardrobes and an en-suite.

Bedroom four is front aspect and has a dressing room and an en-suite.

SECOND FLOOR ACCOMMODATION
The main staircase leads up to a double access galleried landing on the second floor and where the vaulted ceiling has moulded plaster. There is a family bathroom, kitchenette and utility room on the second floor.

Bedroom five overlooks the rear garden and benefits from a dressing room and an en-suite.

Bedroom six overlooks the rear garden and has under-eaves storage cupboards and an under-stairs cupboard.

Bedroom seven overlooks the front garden and has a full run of fitted wardrobes and dressing table.

Bedroom eight overlooks the front garden and has fitted wardrobes and dressing table.

Setting The Scene

Although close to the busyness and buzz of Ealing, the property sits quietly behind a wide frontage in a most desirable residential road comprising similar, substantial homes. The rear garden of approximately 1 acre (STMS) is mainly laid to lawn and well stocked with specimen shrubs and flowering plants. Towards the centre is a large rockery providing a most attractive backdrop to the substantial pergola with thatched roof. There is also a timber summerhouse and large timber shed for housing garden maintenance equipment. The York stone terrace enjoys a sheltered niche between elevations and, accessible from the kitchen/breakfast room, which is ideal for alfresco dining. The terrace can also be accessed via french doors opening from the garden room and pool house creating the perfect flow for summer entertaining.

Within Easy Reach

Transport links are among the best in London comprising of the Piccadilly Line, Central Line, District Line, National Rail and the future Crossrail hub. Heathrow Airport is also accessible by train from Ealing Broadway or West Ealing.

Ealing is a major Suburban district in London. It is approximately seven miles west of Charing Cross and around twelve miles from the City of London by road on the A40. London Heathrow airport is within a short drive as are the M25, M40 and M4 motorways.

What's Nearby ()

The property is located in a quiet residential road close to Ealing Cricket Club which has been a leading club in London for a number of years and Ealing Trailfinders Rugby Club. It is within walking distance of Haven Green and Ealing Broadway with its many shops and stylish cafes, bars, restaurants and public transport. This is set to get even better with the addition of the Crossrail.

Ealing is best known for its film studios with many comedies being made there and the popular Downton Abbey set. For film goers within Ealing are the New Broadway Street cinema and the Questors Theatre on Mattock Lane.

Leafy Ealing contains a number of pleasant outdoor areas. Montpelier Park, for example, is a formal arboretum, containing unusual trees, alongside a recently developed nature area with a woodland glade, wildlife pond and deadwood habitats.
Walpole Park is some 28 acres in size and features within its boundaries the Pitzhanger Manor Museum & Art Gallery and Perceval Lodge. There is also a late Victorian ornamental lake bordering the rear lawn of the house and further there is west a pond with a pair of fountains.

Ealing plays host to several annual music festivals with the Jazz festival proving increasingly popular each year at Walpole Park.

1 Westbury Road is close to the major Westfields shopping centre with its leading brands, and London's west end theatres and numerous family attractions.

There are a number of highly regarded independent and state schools in and around the area, including St Benedict's, Montpelier primary, St Gregory's catholic primary and St Augustine's Priory School.

DIRECTIONS:

From the A40, take the Perivale exit. Keep right at the fork and follow signs for B452/A40/Ealing/Greenford/Oxford. After, 0.4 miles turn right onto Argyle Road/B456. At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto Argyle Road/B455. At the next roundabout take the 1st exit onto Scotch Common/B455. At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Kent Gardens. At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Castlebar Hill/B455. Continue on this road for approximately 0.8 miles passing over a roundabout. At the next roundabout continue straight onto Madeley Road. Then along this road turn left into Westbury Road. No. 1 can be found on the left hand side.

SAT NAV
For those with satellite navigation the post code is W5 2LE


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11 March 2015

Nearest stations

  • Ealing Broadway (0.2 mi)
  • North Ealing (0.4 mi)
  • Ealing Common (0.7 mi)
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Chewton Rose, Gerrards Cross

30 Packhorse Road, Gerrards Cross, SL9 7DA

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Nearest stations

  • Ealing Broadway (0.2 mi)
  • North Ealing (0.4 mi)
  • Ealing Common (0.7 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Chewton Rose, Gerrards Cross

30 Packhorse Road, Gerrards Cross, SL9 7DA

01628 301046 Local call rate

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