Wilderness Road, Chislehurst, Kent
- Condition of Property: Fully Restored
- Tenure: Freehold
- Bathrooms: 6
- Bedrooms: 6
- En Suites: 4
- Kitchens: 1
- Receptions: 6
- Sale By: Private Treaty
An impressive six bedroom detached house of just under 7000 sq ft, set in the most prestigious gated road in Chislehurst, more or less equidistant from Chislehurst Station and the High Street. The property also offers further potential to extend subject to the necessary consents being obtained.
Upon entering the impressive large hallway the sweeping staircase certainly makes for a grand entrance. The formal sitting room can be found on the left hand side with an attractive feature fireplace and double doors into the study which overlooks the garden. A formal dining room is open plan to the conservatory with views again over the grounds. The fitted 'Stoneham' kitchen/breakfast room has an extensive range of quality wood cabinetry and appliances. This leads to a family room, a utility room and then into a fabulous games room measuring 33'2 x 23'6 along with a shower room. There is also an amazing fully temperature controlled wine room complete with racking and 2,500 bottle capacity. A double garage along with a guest WC and cloakroom complete the downstairs accommodation.
Moving up the sweeping staircase to the first floor there are four spacious double bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms and the master also boasts a walk in wardrobe and dressing room. To the second floor two guest bedrooms lead off a guest lounge, and there is a dressing room and ensuite bathroom.
Outside there is a beautiful landscaped 215' west facing garden backing Chislehurst Golf Course including a fantastic covered barbecue area with an 'outdoor kitchen' perfect for entertaining. To the front there is a large carriage driveway. The overall plot is 0.75 of an acre.
A little history:- The Camden Park Estate with its manor house, Camden Place, gained notoriety when it became home in exile of Napoleon the Third, Emperor of the French, and the Imperial Family in 1870. The death of the Emperor in 1873 left the widowed Empress in residence until she moved to Hampshire. In 1890 the estate was put up for sale and the William Willetts, father and son, property developers purchased the estate. They had a vision for a much larger scale development originally, but there was local opposition and the compromise was for Camden Place to become Chislehurst Golf Club with Camden Park Road and Wilderness Road created to provide substantial homes. The first homes in Wilderness Road were occupied in 1906 and the remainder of the road was developed predominantly between then and the late 1930's. Today there are 31 properties in the road with the 32nd under construction.
Footnote by Richard Piddock, Partner at jdm. "I am fortunate to have the privilege of visiting many of Chislehurst's finest homes in the most sought after roads, yet still now after 20 plus years of working in Chislehurst, on entering Wilderness Road it has the ability to surprise you as to just how wonderful a road it is. It is truly a hidden gem. Chesham House is a rare chance to purchase a home on one of the roads larger plots backing the golf course and offers scope to personalise to your own taste and specification"
London Borough of Bromley - Council Tax Band H - £3,073.54
Chislehurst is a pretty village replete with its own cricket club, tennis club, duck pond and a Royal Parade of shops. The green spaces of Chislehurst Common and the Scadbury nature reserve, perfect for runners and dogwalkers alike. Excellent transport links into London and the nearby A20 to Dover and the Channel Tunnel. There is a fantastic selection of schools in the locality. A wide selection of bars, boutiques and restaurants.
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