A sophisticated two double bedroom, two-bathroom, first floor apartment (lift serviced) within this elegant Victorian building surrounded by beautifully established gardens and grounds.
This spacious apartment is full of natural light due to its south / west aspect and occupies a favourable position at the front of the grand main building, therefore boasting the best views over beautifully tended lawns and established trees. These views are gained from all principal rooms, both bedrooms feature large box sash windows, whilst the living room, provides a deep bay window currently set-up as dining alcove. The accommodation is well configured with unusually high ceilings - ranging between 2.85 - 3m - 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 and provide underfloor heating). A modern kitchen with open-plan arrangement to good size living / dining room. The kitchen well equipped with granite work tops and includes all the necessary integral appliances. Additionally, there is a useful utility cupboard off the kitchen. Both bedrooms are good doubles, almost replicated in size; the main bedroom with ensuite bathroom and vast wardrobe, whilst the second bedroom enjoys use of an independent shower room.
Residents enjoy the security of video entry-phone facility (three separate entrances) and lockable mailboxes 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 (to the rear), 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 apartment is in the front parking area.
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.
Tenure: Long lease of approx. 146 years remaining
Service charge is payable at approximately £283 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.