The Property Partnership are delighted to offer this incredibly rare opportunity to acquire one of the very few semi-detached period houses situated within the prestigious St. Margaret's Trust Grounds, a private oasis in excess of 12 acres of parkland for the exclusive enjoyment of residents of the Trust Grounds.
This most elegant, high-ceilinged home simply bursts with period charm, and has been in its current ownership for in excess of thirty years. Generous accommodation of approximately 3200 square feet is well-balanced over four spacious floors, characterised by expansive staircases and landings, and a tremendous feeling of light and space throughout.
Approached via a front garden with access to a garage and ample off-street-parking, the raised ground floor comprises a most elegant double reception, with glorious views over the Trust Grounds. The kitchen is also located on this floor, in addition to a WC. Four generous double bedrooms are spread evenly over the first and second floors, in addtion to a dressing room to the master bedroom and two bath/shower rooms. The lower ground floor provides a further large double bedroom and bathroom, with the potential to use this area as a self-contained family or guest accommodation. There is also a ultity room, and a lovely garden room with French doors leading out onto a very pretty rear garden with a gate providing direct access onto the Trust Grounds.
There remains the potential to update and remodel this wonderfully characterful property, subject to any necessary consents, or to simply move in and enjoy what has been for the present owners a happy family home for over a quarter of a century.
The Trust Grounds ('The Pleasure Gardens')
The Trust Grounds are made up of more than 12 acres of enclosed gardens, known individually as Lake, River and Avenue. They include an ornamental lake, tennis courts and parkland. The Gardens are for the sole enjoyment of the residents backing onto them, with Ailsa Road directly accessing the Lake Gardens, with its iron bridges and wonderful sense of tranquillity. Residents hold small concerts and tennis tournaments in summer and carol singing in the winter. Each part of the Pleasure Gardens has its speciality: Lake holds a barn dance and jazz evening, Avenue has a sports day and bonfire night, while River has an annual drinks party.
The property is situated within the St. Margaret's Trust Grounds, close to the Thames path and a most pleasant and even stroll into both Richmond and St. Margaret's. St. Margaret's is a pretty village with a strong sense of community, and is served by a wonderful selection of independent shops and restaurants along Crown Road and around the mainline station. With Marble Hill and Moormead Parks (the latter home to the annual St. Margaret's Fair), riverside walks into Richmond and its outstanding local schools and thriving independent amenities, 'St. Mags' really is every inch the urban village.
Richmond is a larger community, yet still retains a most attractive pace of life, symbolised by the river that rolls gently beneath its 18th century bridge. This historic town is a hub for shopping and socialising, and contains a great number of chain stores, bars and restaurants, in addition to many treasured independents tucked away in its pretty Georgian lanes. Add to this excellent transport links (30% of locals don't own a car), a thriving sports and cultural scene served by two theatres, galleries, cinemas and numerous local societies and sports clubs, and you truly have a town for all seasons. When you have had your fill of the shops you can always escape to the Green or down to the river for a glass of something restorative, or take a stroll up Richmond Hill to take in the only view in England so utterly breath-taking that it is protected by an Act of Parliament.
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