A unique opportunity to acquire an impressive, architect designed mews house with parking to the fore, tucked away in a tranquil setting off leafy Feltham Avenue in the heart of Hampton Court Village, just moments from Bridge Road, the beautiful River Thames and Hampton Court train station. Internal viewing of this ‘lifestyle home’ is highly recommended.
Historical references indicate that this was one of the original farmhouses in the area dating back to the early/mid 1800s. Fast forward nearly 200 years and you will find a stylish and contemporary two storey home that has been converted with care and attention to detail. Notable features include vaulted ceilings upstairs with original timber 'king post' trusses and a large, exposed timber beam along the length of the spacious downstairs with solid oak flooring. There is Nu-Heat underfloor heating, handcrafted cabinetry and built in storage throughout the property.
Stripped back to its core, the property was comprehensively refurbished and restored by an architect owner. The current owners acquired the property late in 2012 which they have tastefully added to and improved over the last decade. The architect’s vision for his renovation focused on natural materials with a nautical influence, superb open plan spaces with clean lines and excellent natural light.
Externally, the main fabric consists of traditional brick elevations under a pitched slate roof - with eight Velux skylight windows at first floor level - whilst the extended kitchen with lead roof and exposed steelwork is clad with red cedar and further complimented by modern industrial style steel windows.
Internally, upon entering the property, there is an immediate feeling of space and light. The generous living room is partially open to the study and provides quality joinery and shelving units, comprehensive understairs storage and an inviting open gas fireplace on a concrete cantilevered plinth. Central to its overall design, the focal point to the ground floor is a cleverly planned inner private and low maintenance walled courtyard garden providing superb connectivity, flowing seamlessly into the living room and the kitchen/diner via twin bi-fold doors - to create that all important 'inside/outside' living. The German designed Häcker kitchen includes a range of high-end European appliances. To complete the ground floor there is a separate utility room with butler sink and excellent storage.
Upstairs, via the oak trimmed and glass staircase is access to a bright open landing. The principal bedroom suite is a lovely room featuring a large oak framed mirror. This, in turn, opens to the dressing room/nursery with extensive hand-built wardrobes and high-level storage linking through to the ensuite bathroom with bath, separate shower and fitted with quality European fixtures and fittings and Italian granite surfaces. There is access to the loft from the ensuite. A good size guest/second bedroom also has its own dressing area with excellent fitted wardrobes and storage. There is a separate shower room off the landing, again with quality fittings.
Outside, the garage has a remote-control 'panel-lift' insulated door with power, light and water tap plus external parking for two cars. There is a highly useful storeroom with wine rack located within the covered entrance. The mews is delineated by granite cobbles with feature wall lights.
Location: Hardy's Mews is a private mews quietly tucked away off Feltham Avenue in an ultra-convenient, central location moments from the river Thames and just a few minutes’ walk to popular Bridge Road where there is an excellent choice of artisan pavement cafes, delis, gastro pubs, established restaurants, antique dealers and independent boutiques. Just a short walk along the picturesque Thames riverside are the local rowing and cricket clubs and a choice of water sports.
Hampton Court Station (Zone 6) is a very convenient 3 minute walk with direct trains to London Waterloo in just 37 minutes. By car, the M4, M3 and M25 motorways are within easy driving distance and offer excellent road links to Heathrow, Gatwick and central London. The property benefits from being located outside the extended ULEZ.
Across the bridge you will find Hampton Court Palace which hosts annual cultural events, food and music festivals, Royal Bushy Park - home of the popular Park Run, and Hampton Court Golf Course. The Mitre Hotel and The Mute Swan are also popular with locals and visitors alike.
In addition, there is access to outstanding local state and independent schools.