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A rare opportunity to acquire one of Moor Park’s finest examples of an Arts & Crafts family home, offering a wealth of original features and set in mature grounds of almost an acre.
The sweeping lawns to the rear bordered by mature trees provide a most idyllic setting for this delightful house, approached via a generous driveway, which can accommodate parking for several cars. Conveniently located within walking distance of Moor Park Station, shops and the renowned Merchant Taylor’s School for boys. This stunning property will appeal to families and commuters alike.
The Moat House was built in the Arts & Crafts style in 1927. Throughout this charming property are fine examples of the famous Voysey style. This includes ironmongery on door latches furnishing the painted plank doors and original forged ironmongery to the metal framed leaded windows.
Feature circular windows, wooden shutters, beamed ceilings and cosy, welcoming brick fireplaces and original servant’s bells and display board have all been preserved in this much-loved home, enjoyed by the current owner for the past 32 years.
The opportunity to update or extend this highly desirable four-bedroom property will appeal to those wishing to create a more contemporary home, whilst still retaining the character of such a period property (all subject to the usual planning constraints).
THE GROUND FLOOR
The original oak front door leads into a large welcoming Entrance Hall with a feature brick fireplace, walk-in coat cupboard with window and attractive windows with deep sills to the front. Beamed ceilings to the hall and all downstairs reception rooms.
The double aspect Sitting Room ideal for everyday use has a working feature brick open fireplace and a deep bay window. The more formal Drawing Room, perfect for entertaining, is also double aspect, has a feature fireplace and circular window to the front. The side aspect Dining Room also has a working fireplace with brick surround. It features attractive built-in cupboards and drawers including two part-glazed corner cupboards to each side of the fireplace and an unusual double-sided cupboard with access through to the kitchen.
Two further hallways lead through from the entrance hall. The first leads to the Drawing Room and a downstairs dual aspect Double Bedroom (with built-in wardrobes), which could also be used as a fourth reception room. Downstairs Shower Room with a large walk-in shower and pedestal wash basin. Separate WC, also featuring a circular window to the rear. Stairs to the first floor.
The second hallway leads to the Downstairs Cloakroom with white suite and circular window to the garden, a walk-in storage cupboard and door to the kitchen and rear garden.
The dual aspect Kitchen/Breakfast Room with views to the rear garden features a range of pine wall and base units, one housing the Worcester Bosch boiler. Full height built-in cupboard and a deep walk-in pantry with fully-tiled walls, lined with shelves and windows to the side and rear. Space for dishwasher, Zanussi integrated under-counter fridge, Neff electric oven and four ring gas hobs with extractor above, stainless steel single drainer 1/½ bowl sink. Space for table and chairs.
Door to lobby with steps down to Utility Room and front garden. The Utility Room has an original butler sink, fridge-freezer, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble drier.
THE FIRST FLOOR
The landing has a front aspect with eaves storage, doors to three bedrooms and family bathroom.
There are two Double Bedrooms, one to the front with dual aspect and built-in cupboards and one to the rear, also dual aspect with built-in cupboards and views to the garden. The third Single Bedroom, currently used as a study, has a rooflight, cupboard access to hot and cold water tanks (pressurised hot water system) and eaves storage.
The Family Bathroom has a white suite, featuring a panelled Bette enamelled steel bath with Aqualisa shower and folding shower screen, white Bellavista WC and wash basin set over a high gloss vanity unit. Built-in linen storage cupboards.
The beautiful gardens are of particular note and surround this lovely home. Traditional in style with a large sweeping lawn to the rear and a variety of mature trees including fruit trees and shrubs. High mixed hedging to each side affords privacy.
A paved terrace adjacent to the house is the ideal spot for entertaining outdoors or simply enjoying the outside space. To the far end of the garden, the reed bed is evidence of the original moat which historically surrounded this and other properties.
The lawns continue to the front garden which has an abundance of mature planting, including a delightful rose and wisteria around the front door. Lavender to the borders completes this quintessential English country garden.
Hedging and metal gates delineate the front boundary. A single attached garage with traditional wooden barn style doors and workshop area can be found at the end of the driveway.
Moor Park (1958) Limited: Membership Frontage Due: £1,212.20, 136 feet at £8.95 per foot. 2018/2019 charges. Discounted to £1,187.20 with early payment.
Funds required before the tenancy starts payable to Binks Estate Agents (‘the Agent’)
• Security Deposit - Five weeks’ rent per tenancy where annual rent is under £50,000, or Six weeks’ rent weeks’ where annual rent is over £50,000. This is a refundable deposit to cover damages or defaults on the part of the tenant during the tenancy. It will be transferred by Binks to the DPS (Deposit Protection Service).
• Rent - The first month’s rent in advance.
Additional funds that may be payable to The Agent during the tenancy
• Payment of up to £50 (inc. VAT) if you want to change the tenancy agreement
• Payment of interest on any late payment of rent at a rate of 3% above Bank of England Base Rate
• Payment for actual costs reasonably incurred by the landlord as a consequence of the loss of keys and security devices by the tenant
• Payment of any unpaid rent and other reasonable costs associated with any early termination of the tenancy
Binks is a member of Propertymark Client Protection scheme (ref number C0003570). It is also a member of The Property Ombudsman (membership number D01094), which is a redress scheme.
You can find out more details on the agent’s website or by contacting the agent directly