A superior two double bedroom, two bathroom, first floor apartment (lift serviced) forming part of the main building surrounded by beautifully established gardens and grounds with access to over 33 acres of Metropolitan Parkland.
History: The site was once home to the Langdon Park Victorian Hospital, renowned for its connection to Sir John Langdon Down, a decorated British physician, best known for his pioneering work with Downs Syndrome patients. The main part of the Grade II listed building is now converted into luxury residential housing with new apartments blocks added in the grounds to the rear, namely Normansfield Court and Mary Crellin House, built in 2013 and 2014 respectively.
Accommodation: It should be noted that this light filled apartment (south / west aspect) occupies a favourable position at the front of the grand main building, resulting in the best views over beautifully tended grounds with immaculate lawns. Such delightful views - through large box sash windows - are enjoyed from all principle rooms; main living room and both bedrooms. The accommodation is well configured with unusually high ceilings - ranging between 2.80 and 2.95m - giving a good overall feeling of space. A particular feature of the apartment is good storage provision, as well as engineered oak flooring 'wide board' style throughout (excluding wash facilities which are tiled with underfloor heating). A good size living / dining room enjoys partial open plan access to a modern kitchen with granite work tops and includes all the necessary integral appliances. The main bedroom enjoys a deep bay window, and provides built-in wardrobe, and its own ensuite bathroom, whilst the second bedroom with use of an independent shower room, is also a good size, with door to a separate dressing room with side window. Alternatively, this interesting little room could be a useful study area / or simply for additional storage space.
Residents enjoy the security of video entry-phone facility (three separate entrances) and lockable mail boxes under cover in the rear foyer. The main entrance with imposing staircase, original tessellated tiled floor, and decorative plaster cornicing sets the tone of the overall charm and splendour on offer. Residents also have exclusive use of a large and well-equipped Gymnasium as well as two secure bike stores. The gym is located to the basement of nearby Mary Crellin House, and benefits from an adjoining studio room which provides plenty of space to accommodate Yoga / Pilates.
Externally visitor parking is found near the main entrance, whilst the dedicated parking space for this property occupies an end position for easier accessibility.
Tenure: Long lease of approx. 146 years remaining.
Service charge: payable at approx. £247 per month
Ground rent: £250 per annum.
Location: Teddington and Hampton Wick High Streets offer an excellent selection of quality independent retailers, bars, cafés, and restaurants, with mainline stations connecting London Waterloo in approximately 35 minutes. Kingston town centre with some of the finest shopping facilities in the south east is also easily accessible, whilst major bus routes on Kingston Road connect with Twickenham, Richmond and Heathrow airport. The River Thames is close by, as are the green open spaces of parkland in both Langdon, Royal Bushy and Home Parks. There are many respected schools in the immediate vicinity, all within walking distance such as Collis Primary, Sacred Heart, and Hampton Wick Junior and infant.