5 Bedroom Detached House for sale
Umbria Street London SW15.
Guide Price £2,200,000
Detached house with off-street parking
Quiet leafy street
Stone's throw from Putney Heath
Five bedrooms and three bathrooms
78 ft garden
Electronic entry gates
Fully-fitted kitchen and bathrooms
Fitted storage space
Original wooden flooring
Working coal-effect fireplaces
Local amenities within a few minutes walk
Planning permission for double storey extension and/or garage conversion
Good transport and road links into and out of Central London
All night buses
Excellent private and state schools within easy reach
Roehampton University a few minutes walk away
Hammersmith a short bus ride away
Richmond Park and Putney Heath on the doorstep
Planning application until 2019 for double side extension and/or garage conversion
Easy access to Heathrow and Gatwick airport
A country house in London
Pretty London villages nearby
M25 30 minutes away
Site area 608 square meters
- Asking Price:
A very attractive detached period property in this leafy and exceptionally quiet street (not on the flight path!) just a stone's throw from Putney Heath. In the 'Arts and Craft' style this distinctive house features generous but homely accomodation with many retained original/period features. A large garden to the front has been landscaped to provide off-street parking for several cars behind attractive wooden gates (electronic on one side) while the generous, private 78ft garden (40ft wide) to the rear has again been landscaped to provide several york-stoned paved areas for dining and relaxation as well as boasting a large lawn with mature trees and raised flower beds. There is a single garage set to the rear side of the property connected to the electricity supply currently used for storage. There is planning permisson to turn this into a studio apartment which could be separate to the house or adjoined in a larger one or two story extension depending on budget and needs. The entire site area is 608 square meters (6,544 square feet). While the existing floorspace of the house including the eaves space is 3,310 square feet, the full extension if built would create floorspace of 386 square meters (4,154 square feet).
Chantry House is in a pretty street just a few minutes walk from shops, cafes and small supermarkets in Roehampton. There are some excellent private and state schools within close proximity including Ibstock Place which is walking distance and Putney High which is a very short bus ride away. Famous St Paul's school is also a short bus ride away (in Hammersmith) as is King's School in Wimbledon. Nearby Kingston boasts excellent grammar schools - Tiffin Grammar (state) and Kingston Grammar. Wimbledon High School is also within easy reach. There are a number of very good state primary schools nearby. The University of Roehampton is a short walk away as is Queen Mary's hospital. All local amenities such as post office, laundry and chemist are practically on the doorstep. There are some good take-aways nearby including sushi. Also a pleasant gastro-pub, the King's Head, with huge garden.
The edge of Wimbledon Common is a very short walk away and Richmond Park is also within walking distance. The local bus service is excellent with frequent buses both into and out of central London. The villages and towns of Wimbledon, Putney, Kingston, Richmond and Hammersmith - with excellent shopping - are all a short bus ride away. The closest underground is East Putney; while Barnes and Putney mainline are again a short bus ride away with fast trains from Putney to Waterloo taking around 15 minutes.
There is an twice-hourly all-night bus service to and from central London just several mintues walk away - perfect for teenagers to get home after a night out and for night owls generally. For drivers there is good access both into and out of London as Roehampton Lane is just moments away with access into London while the nearby A3 provides very quick access out of London.
Chantry House is entered through an attractive and spacious hallway which also boasts understairs storage which serves as a cloakroom. Leading from the hallway are the sitting room, the kitchen/dining room, a large lounge and a fully-equipped office/home study. There is also the benefit of a downstairs toilet. The office/study area can be accessed via a separate back door to the house and the area benefits from a small cloak-room and access to the downstairs toilet meaning that this whole area can be closed off from the rest of the house and used as an office/work space with separate entrance if necessary.
The kitchen/dining room is at the heart of the home and is a huge, very light and attractive space for dining and entertaining. The fully-fitted kitchen with masses of work surface area and storage space will appeal to the cook/s in the house! There is an adjoining separate utility room with access to the front of the house. From the dining area french windows open up onto the garden where a generous paved area allows for alfresco dining and barbeques in the warmer months. The open-plan kitchen area leads onto the lounge which again has french windows into the garden and is spacious enough to accomodate huge comfy sofas - perfect for chilling out! There is a more formal sitting-room at the front of the house which lends itself beautifully to pre-dinner drinks or simply curling up on a sofa or next to the fire with a good book. The fireplaces are distinctive and both the hall and sitting room have coal-effect fires which create a lovely homely feeling in the cooler months. The downstairs of the house and the first floor master bedroom suite also benefit from traditional wooden flooring.
A distinctive period staircase leads to the first floor accomodation where a spacious landing leads onto the three good-sized bedrooms, all with ample bespoke fitted storage space. The master bedroom is secluded and bright with an ensuite bathroom. An adjoining single bedroom to the side (which can also be accessed separately) is currently used as a dressing-room but would be quite suitable as a single room. The master bedroom boasts a beautiful cast-iron fireplace among other period features. The two other bedrooms on this floor are both a good size and one benefits from a small balcony. They share their own bathroom which is spacious and attractive with a large bath and separate shower cubicle. There is a boiler room under the stairs which is a useful storage/clothes drying area.
A further flight of stairs leads up to the second-floor bedroom suite which is set in the eaves of the house and is full of charm and atmosphere (partial views to Richmond Park!) as well as being exceptionally quiet and secluded. Currently used as a twin room, this floor offers flexible space and would be perfect for teenagers or an au-pair/nanny. Or simply a further study/guest room. There is masses of storage space in the eaves which is easily accessible.
The property benefits from planning consent for a double storey extension to the side and rear of the house and/or a garage conversion into a studio annexe, depending on needs and budget. The extension could be closed off from the rest of the house if necessary and used as self-contained two/three bedroom two bathroom accomodation depending on which plan is preferred. Perfect for a growing family and/or nanny, granny, housekeeper annexe. (See link below). The plans have been prepared by a well-respected local architect and are valid until 2019. They dramatically increase the floorspace of this already sizeable house and open up huge possiblities for economical multi-generational living and home-work space.
This is a lovely family home in a leafy and attractive part of London with fantastic schools nearby as well as many other attractions. The exclusive Roehampton private members' sports club is just down the road with a great range of facilities including golf. Due to the proximity of Putney Heath and Richmond Park the area is fabulous for those who enjoy the great outdoors but still want to be within easy reach of central London. Walkers, dog walkers, cyclists and riders can enjoy all the open spaces nearby which include Richmond Park, Putney Heath and Wimbledone common. Both Wimbledon and Barnes villages are just down the road. Both have a delightful atmosphere and great pubs, cafes and famous Thames-side walks in Barnes along the tow-path.
This is the perfect country house in London and really does offer the best of both words. Space, charm, villlage atmosphere, tranquility and greenery yet easy to get both into and out of London. Heathrow and Gatwick airports are within easy reach and the M25 is around 30 minutes away.
The house is fully alarmed and also features electronic entry gates to the side. There is off-street parking for many cars. There is a large dry shed at the rear of the garden which is in good condition.
Planning Application for the double-storey extension on the side and/or the garage conversion can be found on the Wandsworth Council website on their Planning Applications page. Search either by street name - Umbria Street - or by Application Number: 2016/3185.
- Property Age: 114 years
- Council tax band: H (£1445.22 Per Annum)
- Chain position: No chain
- Double Glazing: Part
- Heating: gas
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