7 bedroom detached house for saleThe Orchard Sudbury Hill, Harrow on the Hill, HA1
- Shops and amenities nearby
- Guest cloakroom
- Fitted Kitchen
- En suite
- Close to public transport
- Swimming Pool
A beautiful and secluded "Arts & Crafts" Grade II Listed home of some 7,000sq/ft with an indoor swimming pool complex and delightful gardens in the highly prized setting of the Harrow on the Hill Conservation Area, just 15 miles from London with rapid links to the city centre and airports.
A landmark building with distinctive elevations of brick and hung sandstone under a stone roof, The Orchard is a detached 7 bedroom, 4 bathroom home, designed and built around 1897-1900 by the renowned architect Arnold Mitchell for his own use and today recognised for its architectural and local importance.
Hidden from view behind an attractive wall, this very private property reveals an indulgent interior with a wealth of desirable and artful detailing which includes valuable William de Morgan hand-made tiles, unique moulded plaster ceilings and friezes, reclaimed oak panelling, intricate "Art Nouveau" door furniture and a delightful alcove window in main living room. The quality of Arts and Crafts design and Victorian craftsmanship is evident throughout the property which also offers some wonderful spaces for entertaining and an elevated position providing far-reaching views across West London from the upper floors.
The sheltered South-Westerly gardens fall gently away from the house, overlooked by a splendid flagstone terrace and the 32' indoor swimming pool. A parking turntable facilitates the parking of up to 4 vehicles behind the gated entrance and this along with the more recent kitchen, pool and gymnasium complex adds a modern twist to this wonderful home, the true scale and charm of which will only be appreciated by viewing.
Harrow on the Hill is a very desirable area which is perhaps London’s forgotten village, combining the convenience of a fast commute to Central London with a wonderful centuries old atmosphere and delightful architecture protected by Conservation Area status. The historic High Street is in part dominated by the impressive buildings of Harrow School, from where many London landmarks are clearly visible.
There are many excellent church, state and private schools locally including Orley Farm Prepatory School for Boys & Girls, The John Lyon School for Boys and St Dominics Sixth Form College within walking distance as well as parks, golf courses and open spaces to enjoy. A number of independent coffee bars, shops, pubs and restaurants mean there is little reason to venture away, but Harrow town centre at the foot of the Hill provides for every practical need with 2 covered shopping centres, a choice of major supermarkets and a multi-screen Vue Cinema.
Easy access to the major road network (M40/M25/M1), Home Counties and all London airports (Heathrow - 10 miles) plus a choice of Metropolitan, Chiltern, Piccadilly and Main Line stations all within 1/2 a mile make this an uncommonly well connected part of London and an excellent lifestyle choice.
Bespoke Fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room
Lower Ground Floor;
Gymnasium with Shower & W.C.
Pool Equipment Room
Family Shower Room
Store Room/Walk-in Wardrobe
Automated gated entrance, with turntable and parking for 4 vehicles. Access to house and gardens.
In addition to paved courtyard areas and paths to the front, the house overlooks the sheltered South-Westerly gardens which are beautifully maintained with a generous flagstone paved terrace, large areas of lawn, well-stocked beds and borders and several mature trees. There are good views to the South.
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