A superb two double bedroom, two-bathroom, first floor (lift serviced) apartment within the highly sought after Langdon Park Development surrounded by beautifully established gardens and grounds with the advantage of private & visitor parking, as well as gym and studio facilities exclusively for residents.
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.
Residents enjoy the security of video entry-phone facility with 'swipe fob access' (three separate entrances) and lockable mailboxes under cover in the rear foyer. The main entrance with its imposing staircase, original tessellated tiled floor and decorative plaster cornicing, sets the tone of the overall charm and character. 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 for Yoga and Pilates. It's a dog friendly development too, with a dedicated dog walking area.
The apartment is comparatively spacious and has lots of natural light due to its south / west aspect. In our opinion it occupies one of the best positions to the front of this elegant grand building, boasting exceptional views over beautifully tended lawns and mature trees. All main rooms enjoy these views. Both bedrooms feature large sash-hung windows, whilst the living room, features a deep bay window set-up as a lovely dining alcove. The accommodation is well configured with unusually high ceilings (H. 2.85-3m) to provide a good overall feeling of space. A particular feature of the apartment is excellent storage, as well as engineered oak flooring 'wide board' style throughout (excluding wash facilities which are tiled with underfloor heating). A modern kitchen enjoys an open-plan arrangement to good size living / dining room. The kitchen is 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; the main bedroom with ensuite bathroom and vast wardrobe, whilst the second bedroom enjoys use of an independent shower room. EPC D.
Externally visitor parking is found near the main entrance, whilst the dedicated parking space for this apartment is in the front parking area.
Tenure: Long lease of approx. 146 years remaining
Service: Approx. £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.