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5 bedroom country house for sale

The Avenue, Tadworth, KT20


Property Description

Key features

  • Subject of a comprehensive renovation programme
  • Main section of stunning country house
  • Master bedroom suite
  • Cinema Room
  • Gym
  • 4 further bedrooms, 2 en-suite
  • Family bathroom
  • South facing landscaped rear garden
  • Central location, close to train station & Village shops

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Old Priestmere, was built in 1902 by Charles Barry, whose grandfather, was the architect of The Houses of Parliament. This beautiful home was split into three parts and we are delighted to be offering,  after a striking renovation project,  the main section of the house.

As you walk through the grand front door you enter into the imposing  reception hall with its recently laid and beautiful solid wood flooring, painted panelled walls and wonderful ceiling with ornate cornicing, highlighted with opulent light fittings. A taste of what is to come!

Off the reception hall, a cloak/boot room and W.C., then into the grand and original oak panelled billiard room which is now the main drawing room with its impressive fireplace, bay window, intricate ceilings and parquet floor; these original features are highlighted with contemporary light installations and colourful décor, which perfectly combines to create a room to behold.  

At the back of the house is the stylish and yet understated bespoke, hand painted kitchen with central island, integral appliances and range cooker.  There is a separate seating area perfect for morning coffee and what was once a veranda has now been extended to become a dining area with floor to ceiling windows with bi-folding doors onto the terrace and south facing garden beyond.

Further along the beautiful hallway, complete with glazed floor panel to flood the basement level with light, is a library fitted with floor to ceiling shelves and space for a TV.  There are also French doors to the garden.  Through the library is a study, which has access to the front forecourt.  Again, all exquisitely decorated and finished with arched ceilings and intricate cornicing.

Downstairs, into what was originally the coal cellar - the space has been deepened to create a mirror panelled gym, impressive cinema room, wine cellar, utility room and storage area. Off the basement hallway is also access to stone steps leading up to the terrace and garden area.

On the first floor is the hotel like guest bedroom with its striking claw foot bath situated on a raised platform surrounded by a beautiful bay window, there are two further bedrooms and a family bathroom.  Further along the landing; a truly stunning and impressive master suite which is accessed via a separate lobby benefiting from a seating area, built in storage and a dressing room.  This then leads through to the stunning master bedroom with dual aspect windows and yet more intricate panelled walls and ceiling coving.  Just off the bedroom is an en-suite bathroom with its twin sinks, clawfoot bath and separate shower cubicle, as well as a built-in TV.  On the second floor is bedroom five separate shower room with fitted wardrobes.

Newly fitted features include; solid wood flooring, wool carpeting, insulated flooring, new double glazed windows, roof insulation, re-wiring throughout, megaflow system, gas fired central heating via radiators, high-end kitchen and bathrooms and exterior lighting.  Whilst original features include, beautiful wood panelling, parquet flooring, refurbished front window and internal leaded windows, intricate plasterwork and cornicing. 

Old Priestmere has been professionally designed by Joy Archer Interiors, using bold yet muted tones mixed with delicate wallpaper choices and a mix of both antique light fittings and more contemporary light installations; all of which have been combined beautifully to create this spectacular home.

The property is approached via an impressive private drive up to a large gravelled forecourt area, landscaped front garden and detached garage.  To the rear, an extensive terrace area that runs the length of the property with steps down onto formal lawns and beautifully tended gardens, which feature an oak tree planted in 1902. Exterior lighting brings the garden to life during the evening.  

Old Priestmere is located off a quiet road on the edge of Walton Heath and conveniently positioned in this tranquil backwater between the villages of Tadworth and Walton on the Hill.  Both are easily accessible and offer local facilities such as Tadworth Train Station, local shops, restaurants, pubs and much more. The surrounding areas offer open countryside with Epsom Downs Racecourse, Walton Heath and several renowned golf courses close by.  For the commuter, Epsom mainline rail station is under 5 miles away and by road, Junction 8 of the M25 is within 4 miles, providing access to Gatwick and Heathrow airports and the national motorway network.  There are a variety of schools within the area including Chinthurst Prep School, an Ofsted rated: Outstanding Primary School and the renowned City of London Freemen's School and Epsom College. 

For any further information please contact our sales office on 01737 817718.

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Added on Rightmove:
27 October 2016


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