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Quintessentially English, the townhouse is one of the most coveted styles of property. Here is our pick of the 10 most elegant ones on the market…
1. Farm Street, Mayfair
Standing tall and proud on one of Mayfair’s most sought-after streets, this delightful house has an incredible eight bedrooms arranged over five floors. Superbly positioned between Green Park, Bond Street and Hyde Park underground stations, its supreme location at the very heart of London speaks for itself. The house also has a glorious roof terrace allowing for unparalleled views of the London skyline as well as onto the spectacular local Farm Street Church.
2. North Street, Petworth
The picturesque village of Petworth in West Sussex is home to this exquisite Grade II townhouse which dates from the 18th century. Spanning almost six and a half thousand square feet, the considerable property boasts seven bedrooms, as well as a heated outdoor swimming pool and breath-taking landscaped gardens. Undoubtedly the heart of the family home, the kitchen/breakfast room has a wealth of exposed structural timber, natural flagstone floor and an AGA, giving the room a rural and cosy feel.
3. Ennismore Gardens, Knightsbridge
This unique townhouse is Grade II listed with imposing dimensions and uniquely high ceilings. Constructed of Portland stone the house boasts two reception rooms and five bath/shower rooms to a total of six bedrooms. Other notable assets include a lift, a picturesque book-shelf lined study and a terrace. Dating back to the 1870s, Ennismore has long been considered a trophy address due to its close proximity to world-renowned shops and restaurants. Available through and for £11.25m.
4. Raby Place, Bathwick
Taking pride of place as the very first terrace of Georgian houses at the start of Bathwick Hill is Raby Place. Its perfect location means that it is within easy distance of the City Centre, whilst Bath Spa Station and the bus station can be reached via Pulteney Road. The house itself is full of charm and character, with a comprehensively fitted handcrafted kitchen, a one bedroom apartment with a separate three further bedrooms within the main property.
5. Great College Street, Westminster
Situated right within the beating heart of Westminster, this fine mansion has a rich parliamentary past. Dating all the way back to 1722, the historic Grade II listed property may just have some of the finest views in London, particularly onto the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye and College Green. Inside, the Georgian interior style has been retained and restored, and seamlessly married to several modern additions including a double-height glass extension to the rear.
6. Charfield Road, Gloucestershire
The Old Rectory occupies an imposing and perfectly located central position within Kingswood village. The accommodation is spacious, with gorgeous period features including original flagstone flooring and an Oak staircase. It also disposes of a beautifully landscaped south westerly aspect garden, comprising lovely herbaceous borders and a fine mature Beech hedge. .
7. Mozart Terrace, Belgravia
If entertaining is important to you, this spectacular Grade II Georgian townhouse in Belgravia will be all you need and more. Sensationally grand, the rare property leads guests into its contemporary extension through a feature circular glass staircase. Above the extensive living space on the ground floor are three bedroom suites arranged over the upper floors, all amply flooded with natural light. The street, justly named Mozart Terrace, was once home to the world-renowned composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart when he was a young boy, whilst other famous residents include novelist Ian Fleming and playwright Noel Coward.
8. Fitzroy Square, Fitzrovia
This palatial Robert Adam freehold mansion spans almost 10 and a half thousand square feet. Comprising five storeys, a roof terrace, a courtyard garden and adjoining mews house, this spectacular and unique property even has a garage with parking for 2 cars. Occupying arguably the most enviable position on the square on the central axis of the east side, this house of voluminous proportions even has ceilings of up to 3.5 metres! The square of Portland stone fronted houses was designed by Robert Adam and laid out in 1790.
9. The Park, Cheltenham
The Park is situated on a tranquil tree-lined road of Cheltenham. A semi-detached ‘Regency style’ home, the house sits comfortably behind the road behind imposing wrought iron gates. The accommodation is well planned over four floors with an elegant drawing room overlooking the attractive front garden.
10. Wellington Square, Chelsea
A quintessential white stucco fronted garden square to the south of the Kings Road, Wellington Square is a glorious place to have a home and one of Chelsea’s finest garden squares. The upper floors of this property provide a grand master suite, three guest bedrooms (including one en-suite) and a family bathroom. Further benefits to this unique house of almost 5000 square feet include a spacious roof terrace on the second floor, an integral garage and staff accommodation.
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