Ms Jones, Surrey
This was the second property we've sold through Mann and although they were eight years apart, we've walked away with the same positive view.
Guide Price 450,000 - 475,000
No.2 Garden Street is a striking Regency town house you might expect to find in London with stacks of character and curb appeal. This appealed greatly to the present owner who had moved from London because he was so captivated by both the house and village of Old Brompton. The Village with strong links to the navy curtsey of Chatham Dockyard, is nestled in a conservation area over-looking a park and row of other period Georgian properties, which gives the feeling of being on a square. The present owner informs us that Old Brompton is a fantastic place to live, with a tremendous sense of community spirit, and always plenty going on including festivals, street parties, house and garden parties. The next scheduled event involves many Brompton residents opening their garden to the general public for the National Garden Scheme. It is also within short walking distance to the Great Lines Park which is great for dog walking and within easy access to both Chatham and Gillingham stations for the high-speed link to London.
The property is arranged over 4 floors; the lower ground floor comprising of the kitchen to the rear and dining room to the front. The dining room offers access to the front and there is a large recess under the road. The current owner has explored the idea of turning this into a wine cellar. To the rear the kitchen features a fantastic brick fireplace. The kitchen has been refurbished to a high standard in the last couple of years, it offers modern comforts but in keeping with the period nature of the property.
The ground floor of the property was extended in the 1970's although you would be hard pushed to find evidence as it was done fully in keeping with the character of the property. At some stage what would once have been a separate lounge and dining room to the right of the main entrance hall have been knocked through to offer a large open plan reception room with dual aspect windows (over-looking the park to the front and garden to the rear), two chimney breasts and a fireplace. To the left in the extension is a separate study, a downstairs WC and a large cloakroom.
The first floor offers a master bedroom to the front with original wooden panelling and a sizeable built in closet. There are fantastic views of the park to the front through period wooden sash windows. To the rear is the main bathroom. The bathroom is another feature room of the house with a free-standing roll top bath and a feature fireplace to compliment the room.
The 2nd floor contains a further 3 good size bedrooms, 2 to the front overlooking the park, another at the back and an additional shower room. There is extensive storage space with 3 separate sizeable cupboards.
To the rear of the property is a gardener's paradise. This enclosed garden is carefully arranged over several levels with a feature bridge crossing from right to left and several different area's each offering their own character and design challenges. The garden is ideal for both families with children looking for a fun place to play hide and seek or gardening enthusiasts looking to design an award-winning masterpiece.
Despite not being listed (which the present owner considers to be an advantage), the house retains a huge amount of character and is very homely. The chimney breasts are still intact throughout and most of the rooms feature a fireplace of some description. The windows, skirting's and covings are all either in keeping or original and throughout the house. Each room has been changed or altered in some way by various owners over the years, leaving any prospective owners to ponder over what each room may have been used for or why the changes would have been made. It all adds to the charm of the house.
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