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Set over substantial grounds, the former stables and grounds of Footscray Place (one of the most elegant houses built in the UK which burnt to the ground in 1949) have been turned into a contemporary palace fit for a Prime Minister, Celebrity Star or Corporate Headquarters. With no neighbours in sight and across from Foots Cray Meadows (Large Open Green Park) on one side and the grounds of Merton Hall School on the other, the seclusion and security of its occupants in this gated and walled environment is guaranteed. Solar Powered and Covered Internal Pool, Expansive and open Kitchen and Dining Room (fit for the most important of board room meetings), Large Games Room with Pool Table, Sunken Surround Sound Movie Theatre to seat 20 people, Separate ‘Chill Out' Reception for Core Bedrooms are a few of the many features which will make this a ‘First Choice Property' for someone looking for the ultimate of privacy and luxury within easy driving distance to the Greenwich Equestrian Events or to Stratford Olympic Village itself.
The South East comprising London and Kent have long been known as an area of open green spaces and country pubs. Close to Kent boundaries are a number of London Suburbs including Foots Cray. Taking its name from a saxon landowner Godwin Fot recorded in the Domesday Survey of 1086 and the River Cray which runs through Foots Cray Meadows, the area grew from arable farmland ostensibly into a large manor (Foots Cray Place was owned by the Walsingham Family for six generations) and thereafter and through time partitioned into smaller plots, many of them comprising what we know of as Foots Cray today; a small settlement with some industrial and office premises as well as limited residential developments. While the property is secluded, close by such attractions as Blackheath and Chistlehurst villages with the allure of chic and trendy boutique shops and eateries beckon while Canary Wharf and Central London are easily within range.
Foots Cray Place exists in isolation to its surrounding environs. Off of Rectory Lane (comprising a handful of houses and a school), the area is surrounded by woodlands and large open fields.
The grounds are best understood by splitting the Estate in the middle via the dividing wall with one area consisting of an entrance, a gate house, a shed, a greenhouse all in a less kept and for lack of better words 'English Garden'. The second area consists of the main house and wings with a more formal landscaped garden and two other entrances accessed via a private road flanking the East side of the estate.
As per the attached floorplans, the Gate House comprises two double bedrooms (6 & 7) and two bathrooms and is a perfect security lodge.
Part of the main house consists of a guest wing of two double bedrooms (Wings 4 & 5), two bathrooms and a Wing Reception.
The heart of the main house consits of its core meeting area set around a huge open plan kitchen to board room sized dining area overlooking ornate and landscaped water features and plants. If that were not enough, the private second floor accessed via a glass staircase leads to a private suite (core) of three double bedrooms (Master, 2 & 3) with their own bathrooms, set around a private 'Chill Out' double height lounge crowned with impressive old and thick barn beams and leading to a roof terrace. While the private cinema room is also off of the core meeting area the west wing of the house consits of a smimming pool, gym, games room and garages.
Circa 2 Acres of walled in Property with every creature comfort a top institution or person would want for is a sure winner for this year's Olympic Games. This home, including a swimming pool, cinema room, games room and numerous garages with 2 complementary use quad bikes willl lead to lifetime memories long beyond the summer of 2012.
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