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Hamptons International offers to the market this magnificent family home, a gem of Georgian architecture. Situated outside of central London, it stands in 3 acres of private gardens encompassed by the grounds of the National Trust owned Osterley Park. A truly unique opportunity to acquire a beautiful, country style house positioned within easy commute of central London.
This Grade II listed house itself, steeped in fascinating history, was built for the steward of the Osterley Park Estate and was reputedly partly designed by one of the period’s most important and influential architects, Robert Adam whose work was deemed to be of such importance that he was laid to rest in Westminster Abbey. At the time the Old Farmhouse was built in 1760 the Osterley Park estate was under ownership of the proprietors of Britain’s oldest bank, Child & Co with the house remaining in the family’s private tenure for many years passing through the family’s heirs, the Earls of Jersey until eventually being given to The National Trust in 1949.
The Old Farmhouse has been restored and is decorated in Georgian style bringing to life its beautiful Georgian features. A pastoral retreat from the fast pace of London life the house has been well loved by the current owners since 1999.
The house itself offers flexible living accommodation, downstairs there is a large principal reception room with a beautiful curved bay, a stunning period fireplace and original sash windows and shutters. The ceiling has been restored using original Adam mouldings. This room leads into a well appointed study and then into a formal dining room which can also be accessed via the main hallway. The kitchen offers space for a table and chairs and is fitted in a style sympathetic to the rest of the property it also provides additional access onto the rear lawn.
On the first floor to the back of the house you will find a beautiful master suite occupying the space within the curved bay and leading onto a well appointed bathroom. There are a further two double bedrooms and family sized bathroom. There are stairs leading from the spacious bright landing onto the second floor of the house. Here you will find a large bedroom space within the curved bay complete with terrace and panoramic views of the wider park and extending miles beyond over north-west London. There are two further double bedrooms and another family size bathroom. All bedrooms enjoy beautiful views of the gardens.
This property offers truly remarkable accommodation and really must be seen to be fully appreciated. For those looking for a private ‘country’ estate within London and the wider area this is incomparable to all other offerings.
The Old Farmhouse can be accessed via the main gates of Osterley Park on Jersey Road or via Osterley Lane by Norwood Green. Several stations are reachable from the house which include Osterley London Underground (1.4 miles) which serves the excellent Piccadilly Line, Isleworth (2.0 miles) and Syon Lane (2.2 miles) with National Rail services to London Waterloo. By car the A4/M4 provides convenient access to central London and all the terminals at Heathrow Airport.
Parents will be pleased to know there are a plethora of excellent local schools both fee paying and non fee paying accessible from the house. For children of primary age; Durston House and Harvington Preparatory School are popular options, for Secondary age; St Benedicts Boys and Notting Hill and Ealing Girls Schools are well regarded.
Looking further afield St Pauls Independent School and Colet Preparatory are esteemed options, Westminster and The London Oratory are also very sought after. For those looking for more internationally sympathetic education choices; The King Fahad Academy, International School of London, Deutsche Schule London and the Lycee Charles De Gaulle de Londres can all be accessed by bus or Underground from the property.
Upon entering the gates to the property you are ushered along a gravel driveway past pleasing manicured green areas through an archway where you reach the front of the house. In this area you will also find a Grade II listed barn with the potential for habitation by the future owners, an ideal space for staff, guests or garages as well as the original bothies complete with fireplaces from the period where fires were lit to warm the hollow walls to bring on the growth of the espaliered fruit trees. Directly in front of the house you enter the truly magnificent one acre walled rose garden complete with croquet lawn and labyrinth. There are many beautiful vantage points in this immaculate space and it is a delightful place to sit and relax, wander round or even hold summer garden parties. There is also an orchard that could be converted back to its former use as a paddock for the keeping of horses. The house is entirely surrounded by lawns that lend the property a truly lovely aspect.
Six Double Bedroom Detached Family Home
Grade II Listed from the Georgian Period
Built Circa 1760
Three Acres of Gardens
Surrounded by Osterley Park
Country Home for London
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