- Prime central Chislehurst
- Gated road enclosed by early 19th century wall
- Exceptional mature 1.29 acre plot
- Substantial 5 bedroom period house
- Additional seperate one bedroom annexe
- Triple garage and ample parking
- Outdoor pool
- Walk to Royal Parade, Chislehurst Common, National Trust land and the High Street
Camden Close is probably one of Chislehursts best kept secrets and most desirable locations. As you enter the remote gates into this private close, you feel as if you have been transported back in time. This remarkable and picturesque enclave developed between 1935 1937, occupies the grounds of the demolished Camden Court and is still surrounded by its early 19th century wall. The estate consists of 16 houses and preserves a wonderful rural ambiance, as in a garden suburb. There is a mix of vernacular styles, though neo-Tudor is dominant. Each house is different and no.4 was designed by Brian ORorke. Material from earlier houses on the site was used in building many of the houses which all adds to the character and charm of the development.
Not only is it one of the prettiest developments locally, but its also a fabulous location in the heart of Chislehurst, on the edge of the Common with National Trust land just the other side of Watts Lane. Royal Parade with its ever expanding choice of restaurants and shops is perfect for a meal out and a short walk home. Chislehurst station is under a mile and the High Street is under half a mile.
What makes this property all the more remarkable are the wonderful grounds. It has the largest plot in the close measuring 1.29 acres and it is very unusual to find a plot of this size, not only Chislehurst but in the suburbs of London.
In addition to the delightful five bedroom detached family house is a separate annexe and triple garage complex. The annexe comprises a sitting room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom, perfect if you are looking for separate accommodation for family or au pair. It could also make a great home office suite, ideal in these work from home times.
The main house comprises a spacious sitting room with magnificent brick fireplace and fine views over the grounds. The second living room is wood panelled and boasts a brick inglenook fireplace. There is a study/snug and spacious kitchen/breakfast room with adjoining utility room and pantry. To the first floor are five bedrooms, two of which have ensuites and a further family bathroom.
The mainly southwest grounds are just as much a feature of this property, with well stocked borders and selection of mature trees and expansive lawned areas. There is a circular covered gazebo perfect for al fresco dining and large patio areas surrounding two sides of the house. Gates give access to ample off street parking which in turn leads to the triple garage.
Personal view from Richard Piddock partner at jdm Chislehurst. I am very fortunate to visit many of the areas finest homes and this is certainly an amazing opportunity. Though a much over used phrase, this home is unique because of its location, character and most importantly to have this much land in the heart of Chislehurst is very rare. With the separate annexe and further scope to enhance this property it is well worth visiting.