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6 bedroom detached villa for sale

Kenley, CR8

Under Offer £4,500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Award Winning Residence
  • 4 Reception Rooms
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Quadruple Garage
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Swimming Pool & Pool House
  • Separate 2 Bed Lodge House
  • Tennis Court
  • 3 Acres of Landscaped Gardens

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

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It is incredibly rare to find such an impressive home with such exceptional grounds this close to London.

Although on the doorstep of London, Kenley House occupies an idyllic rural setting on the borders of Kenley common, 56 hectares of green open space, with fine views across the Caterham valley and North Downs.

Living at Kenley House you are perfectly located. Kenley station is only 1 mile away and gives direct access to London Victoria in only 29 minutes or Purley Station with ample of parking will give you direct access to both London Bridge and Victoria in 27 and 28 minutes respectively. The local shopping centre of Caterham provides everyday facilities. Only 14 miles from the centre of London, making it popular with commuters and only six miles from Junction 6 of the M25, from where the country's entire motorway network is easily accessible.

Travel further afield is made easy by the accessibility of the capital’s airports, with Gatwick around 12 miles away, London City just over 14 and even Heathrow reachable in not much more than an hour.

There are also the quaint villages of Bletchingly with its specialist antique shops and Lingfield where you can combine a day at the races with shopping in a delightful setting.

Kenley House sits amidst generous expanses of manicured lawns and mature planting, with a private formal walled garden to the rear. Only a traditional ha-ha ditch separates the gardens from the natural grassland and rich, varied woodland of Kenley Common – although one ancient specimen still thrives within the grounds of the house. At over 1,000 years old, the Kenley House Oak is among one of London’s oldest trees. Dating back to c1800, Kenley House was originally commissioned in 1792 as a farmhouse set amongst 114 acres. The present stucco villa, with its Italianate detailing on the façade and tall rendered chimney stacks dates back to the early 19th century and was restored in 2009 by award winning developer Millgate.

Kenley House is accessed through two electronically operated wrought iron gates. At the front of the entrance sits The Lodge offering secondary accommodation ideal for guests, grandparents or an au pair, featuring 2 double bedrooms, living room, bathroom and a well equipped kitchen.

A large circular turning area in front of the house gives access to the attractive quadruple garage complex.

An impressive reception hall with galleried landing leads into an open plan formal dining room, seating for 16 with two sets of double doors opening onto the terrace and formal walled gardens.

The elegant drawing room with its high ceilings, fantastic cornicing and restored open fireplace has a triple aspect over the gardens to the front side and rear. From the hall, access is gained to the kitchen/breakfast room which is fitted with a range of hand painted contemporary units and a range cooker. The kitchen opens into the family room with again a restored fireplace and log burner, and then into the orangery which has triple aspect over the lawns and gardens at the rear.

There is also a study and cloakroom, and access from the kitchen down to the basement. In the basement you will find a laundry room, pantry, gym and 3 large wine cellars as well as an atmospheric entertaining area for wine and cheese evenings.

On the first floor a galleried landing leads to the master bedroom suite, opening onto a private decked balcony offering far reaching views. This suite has a impressive dressing room and a luxurious appointed bathroom. There are three further bedrooms on this floor,
including a substantial guest suite, and two further bathrooms.

A separate staircase leads to the second floor with an open galleried landing with skylight radiating light to the ground floor, two further bedrooms with ensuites and a media room, presenting an 85 inch television.

To the rear of the house a large terrace leads onto the walled gardens to the side and then onto the expanse of lawn and mature trees leading to the heated swimming pool, with pool house. The pool house has a living area, bathroom and kitchen area. Beyond the manicured gardens lies an expanse of woodland together with a tennis court and children's play area.

All this set in around 3 acres.


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Added on Rightmove:
22 October 2016

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