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Glen Chess, Loudwater Lane, Loudwater, Rickmansworth, WD3

Guide Price £950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 2 stunning receptions
  • 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms
  • entire ground floor of the building
  • parking space & 2 garages
  • beautiful grounds & lake

Full description

Tenure: Share of Freehold

Occupying the whole ground floor of a converted Grade II listed period building is this spacious three bedroom apartment, benefitting from lovely views to the front and rear.


Glen Chess is situated off Loudwater Lane, just 1½ miles from Rickmansworth town centre and station, yet is set within stunning grounds with some lovely views over the Chess Valley.

Rickmansworth provides a comprehensive shopping centre with the food halls of Marks & Spencer, Waitrose and Tesco. There is a selection of good schools, both private and state within the area. Rickmansworth Station provides a frequent Metropolitan Line service to London, Baker Street and the Chiltern Turbo a fast main line service to Marylebone. The M25 can be accessed at Junctions 17 and 18, with links to the motorway network and major airports.


Glen Chess is a beautiful Grade II listed building that has been converted into apartments set within the renowned area of Loudwater.

Glen Chess was built in the mid-nineteenth century by Herbert Ingram MP, as a home near to his paper mills in the Chess Valley, which provided the paper for the Illustrated London News.

The house was divided into four apartments in the 1960s and then again into 8 flats in the 1970s. The current owner acquired the ground floor in the 1990s and rejoined the two apartments into a single property, containing the principal rooms of the original house.

There is a spacious entrance hall/dining room leading to a double aspect formal drawing room, a large kitchen/breakfast room with appliances including Maytag fridge/freezer, utility room, three
bedrooms and a family bathroom.

There is a further bathroom en suite to the master bedroom. There is underfloor heating to the sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room and the main bathroom. Other rooms by radiator.

The apartment faces out over the grounds of the Royal Masonic School, using the main entrance of the house to create a dramatic approach. To the rear the main bedrooms look out over the 2 acres of grounds and the lake.

With some 2,500 sq ft of space, high ceilings, ornate cornices, large rooms and beautiful grounds this a spectacular home for anyone who likes to entertain in the grand style without buying
a country estate.

The rooms to the rear of the property have the benefit of overlooking the landscaped communal gardens and a private lake, whilst the rooms to the front overlook fields. There is residents parking to the front and two private garages.

Leasehold: 150 year lease from 25/03/1992 and Share of Freehold.

Ground Rent: Peppercorn rent includes Buildings Insurance.

Maintenance Charge: Currently estimated at £400pcm covering maintenance of the grounds, cleaning communal areas, buildings insurance and incidentals. Managed by the residents.

Square Footage: 2,863 sq ft


From Rickmansworth Station roundabout take the A404, Chorleywood Road, north for about two-thirds of a mile. Loudwater Lane is on the right, where Glen Chess can be found a short distance down on the left hand side of the road.

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Added on Rightmove:
03 April 2015

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