7 bedroom detached house for sale

Mount Park Avenue, Harrow on the Hill, HA1

Guide Price £2,000,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Shops and amenities nearby
  • Guest cloakroom
  • Fitted Kitchen
  • En suite
  • Close to public transport
  • Garden
  • Driveway
  • Parking

Full description

Occupying an idyllic position within the private Mount Park Estate, this exceptionally handsome house of some 4,750sq/ft was designed around 1865 by Charles Forster Hayward, a prominent Harrow architect. Described in the Victorian era as a Gentlemen's Residence, times may have changed but the beauty, elegance and grandeur of this historic detached property remain. The 7 bedrooms, 4 living rooms and 3 bathrooms provide impressive accommodation for a large family with an active modern lifestyle.

The rich landscaped setting of "Belmont" within a peaceful cul-de-sac creates a feeling of seclusion and makes for an almost semi-rural character in otherwise urban environs. Upon entering the generous hallway you are impressed by the 11' ceiling height, wealth of period details and craftsmanship evident throughout. All the principal rooms are quite breathtaking with tall sash windows, open fireplaces, ornate cornices and wonderful light. Few homes afford such timeless luxury or are so well preserved, and having been in current family ownership for over 50 years and home to Harrow School Masters prior, you will appreciate this rare chance to become custodian of a very fine property.

The generous plot includes a double garage and very private gardens to the side and rear including the delightful kitchen garden and a large terrace ideal for entertaining. The ground floor provides 3 beautifully-proportioned living rooms, a guest cloakroom and bespoke hand-painted Smallbone kitchen/breakfast room whilst the lower ground floor adds a home cinema/gym, large study/playroom, wine cellar, kitchenette and considerable further potential. The upper two floors provide excellent bedroom space including the original servants quarters and there are delightful views from almost every window in the property.

Clearly well maintained, the house was also re-roofed in 2017 with reference to the original polychromatic style and there is considerable potential within the roof space for further rooms. Also the lower ground floor could easily be used for a home-based business or even a self contained flat, all subject to obtaining the necessary consents.

Harrow on the Hill is a very desirable area which we call 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 the famous Harrow School from where many London landmarks are clearly visible, all found a short and level walk from the house.

This exceptional position combines a rare degree of privacy with the ability to walk to nearby Orley Farm Preparatory School through the Private Estate. There are many other highly regarded private, state and church schools in the local area, including John Lyon School for senior boys and other accessible choices across Pinner, Northwood and further in to London.

Independent coffee bars, shops, pubs and restaurants mean there is little reason to venture away, but a nearby Waitrose supermarket and Harrow town centre provide for every additional need with covered shopping centres, other major supermarkets and a multi-screen Vue Cinema. There are also parks, golf courses and open spaces to enjoy alongside easy access to the major road network (M40, M25, M1) and all London airports plus a choice of Metropolitan, Chiltern and Piccadilly Line stations within walking distance at Harrow on the Hill, Sudbury Hill and South Harrow. This combination makes the Hill a particularly well connected area of London and a great lifestyle choice.

The accomodation comprises;

Entrance Hall

Guest Cloakroom

Living Room
18' (5.49) x 16' (4.88)

Family Room
15'11 (4.85) x 13'11 (4.24)

Dining Room
16'6 (5.03) x 15'3 (4.65)

Smallbone Fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room
15'5 (4.70) x 14'11 (4.55)

Utility Room
11'5 (3.48) x 6'5 (1.96)

Lower Ground Floor;

Gym/Cinema Room
15'7 (4.75) x 15'3 (4.65)

Study/Playroom
17' (5.18) x 13'10 (4.22)

Kitchenette
8'7 (2.62) x 6'9 (2.06)

Store & Wine Cellar

First Floor Landing;

Master Bedroom
18' (5.49) x 15'10 (4.83)

En-Suite Bathroom

Bedroom 2
15'11 (4.85) x 13'10 (4.22)

Bedroom 3
15' (4.57) x 11'11 (3.63)

Bedroom 4
16' (4.88) x 10'7 (3.23)

Bedroom 5
15'11 (4.85) x 9'6 (2.90)

Family Bathroom

Second Floor Landing;

Bedroom 6
20'3 (6.17) x 8'7 (2.62)

Bedroom 7
12'6 (3.81) x 12' (3.66)

Shower Room

Double Garage & Driveway
A garage measuring 19'9 (6.02) x 16'3 (4.95) with electrically-operated door and rear door to garden. The driveway provides additional parking.

Front Garden
Delightfully planted with attractive block-paved areas.

Kitchen Garden
A very pleasant area to the side of the property and adjacent to the kitchen, perfect for al fresco dining or peaceful enjoyment.

Gardens
Sizeable gardens extending to almost 70' and of generous width, with a large level terrace ideal for entertaining and lawn extending beyond. Well tended, they enjoy great privacy and seclusion with mature trees and shubbery all around.

Tenure
Freehold.

Council Tax
Band H.

EPC Rating
E.

Notes from the Owner;
"We love the silence and the birdsong, the general tranquility. Four generations of our family have lived here and we always loved having teenagers in the house - they could have parties in the basement and we wouldn't even know! Great space for parties, with over 100 for the kids 21sts. Fabulous neighbours, lovely community that we will miss horribly. Architecturally, the fireplace with the window above in the sitting room is a favourite of Foster Hayward. He was responsible for parts of Harrow School and used the same device in other notable local buildings including Thornlea, Beechbank, Druries and The Knoll."


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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
31 May 2019

Nearest stations

  • South Harrow (0.4 mi)
  • Sudbury Hill Harrow (0.6 mi)
  • Sudbury Hill (0.7 mi)
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Woodward Estate Agents , Harrow

The Old Fire Station, 90 High Street, Harrow On The Hill, HA1 3LP

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Nearest stations

  • South Harrow (0.4 mi)
  • Sudbury Hill Harrow (0.6 mi)
  • Sudbury Hill (0.7 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Woodward Estate Agents , Harrow

The Old Fire Station, 90 High Street, Harrow On The Hill, HA1 3LP

020 8864 8844 Local call rate

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