10 Lovely Homes South of the River Thames
Discover our exclusive guide to homes located South of the River Thames
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These 10 properties have caught our eye this week located south of the River Thames. From apartments, terraced houses and even a castle we have the perfect variety this week with something for everyone…
1. Old Battersea House, Battersea
Located just over the River Thames from Chelsea is this magnificent historic manor house in Battersea. This is a rare opportunity to own such a handsome home in London, with its baroque hallway, panelled drawing rooms and sweeping stairs retaining period charm. Old Battersea House is situated upstream from the site of Sir Christopher Wren’s grand Chelsea Hospital, and though the provenance of the home is unclear, the classical proportions suggest he may have been its designer. There are ten bedrooms, one of which has a Jacuzzi and sauna, while six have stunning views over the garden to the River, and the walled garden and electronic gates ensure maximum privacy. Once owned by Malcolm Forbes, everyone from Ronald and Nancy Reagan to Margaret Thatcher and Elizabeth Taylor attended parties here. Available through Savills for £12m.
2. Lancaster Park, Richmond
This fabulous 6 bedroom Edwardian family home is situated on one of Richmond Hill’s most sought-after roads, and is available for sale for the first time in over 30 years. As lovely on the inside as it is on the outside, Lancaster Park has a large reception room complete with bay window and open fireplace, and open plan living and dining space. With 6 double bedrooms and a south-facing garden, this property is perfect for entertaining, especially in the summer. Available through Chestertons for £2.6m.
3. The Terrace, Barnes
Undoubtedly one of the most picturesque properties south of the river is The Terrace in Barnes, so lovely that it can even be spotted in a Turner painting. Dating from 1776, this double-fronted Georgian home is Grade II listed and sitated on one of the oldest inhabited stretches of the Thames, benefiting from direct river views and perfectly placed to watch the annual Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, as well as enjoy some spectacular sunsets. Beyond the canopied front door lie a library and four receptions which retain period characteristics, as well as a conservatory, modern kitchen and wine cellar. There are five large bedrooms and a delightful courtyard garden, as well as direct river views throughout. Available through Savills for £5.75m.
4. Champion Hill, Dulwich
Situated on a quiet tree-lined road in Denmark Hill is this stunning and substantial wisteria-fronted property. The Grade II listed home boasts 8 double bedrooms and two immense reception rooms with charming marble fireplaces, as well as a separate one-bedroom guesthouse. Surrounded by lush gardens on all sides, Champion Hill is a lovely and secluded getaway with a country feel despite being within easy reach of two London rail stations. Available through Foxtons for £8.75m.
5. Spring Terrace, Richmond
Spring Terrace in Richmond, Surrey is a lovely and tastefully renovated Georgian Grade II listed home. It boasts period charm and integrity which is seamlessly combined with contemporary design to create a unique home with heaps of natural light. There are seven bedrooms and three reception rooms, as well as a wonderful cinema room. Also boasting its own wine room and conservatory dining room looking out onto the large garden, this house was made for entertaining. Available from Savills for £5.25m.
6. Pond House, Dulwich
Pond House is a beautiful Grade II listed detached family home. Offering the best of both worlds, a country house with beautiful grounds set in a village in London. It’s full of unique original features, including gold cornicing in the drawing room and exquisite mouldings in the dining room depicting Roman and Greek themes and even a pond located at the end of the garden. Designed in 1759 by Sir Robert Taylor for John Tinkler as a former hunting lodge, this property really is a jewel in Dulwich’s crown. Available through Knight Frank for £5.5m.
7. Castelnau, Barnes
This beautiful Regency style townhouse close to the village of Barnes was built in the early 19th century by the Boileau family. Adjacent to the main villa is a separate coach house offering two studies, a double bedroom and reception room/ further bedroom, perfect for potential entrepreneurial owners wanting to run their own rental or B&B company. With nearly 4,200 sq ft. of accommodation, driveway and a beautiful mature garden this property has all the space desired for a prospective owner. Available through Knight Frank for £4.5m.
8. Vanbrugh Castle, Greenwich
A rare opportunity to live in a magnificent wing of this Grade I listed Castle, located on the cusp of Greenwich and Blackheath. It was constructed in 1718 to be the home of the man known for building Blenheim Palace, Sir John Vanbrugh. The building was later used as a school until 1975, run by the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund for the sons of RAF personnel killed in service; it was restored by the Blackheath preservation Trust in 1977, giving this property bags history and character. Available through Winkworth at OnTheMarket.com for £2.5m.
9. Box Cottage, Richmond
Located in Petersham, an enchanting hamlet nestled between Royal Richmond Park and the River Thames, Box Cottage is magnificent Grade II Listed detached family home. Its period integrity is emphasized by the elegant facade, featuring beautifully regimented fenestration with distinctive soldier coursing and an ornate corbelled entrance canopy with exceptional period features running internally throughout. The property also occupies a generous plot equipped with a walled garden, swimming pool, secure gated parking and detached two-bedroom coach house. Available through Savills for £3.9m.
10. Radstock Street, Battersea
12-18 Radstock Street is a small and exclusive new development, consisting of eight luxury apartments arranged around a central courtyard. Located on the other side of the river to Chelsea in the heart of Battersea’s creative district, this id an extremely sought-after area. Occupying approximately 2,262 Sq ft on the third floor, with the advantage of four balconies, off-street parking and porterage, this exceptional three-bedroom apartment is an exciting opportunity for investors to be a part of a contemporary and fashionable new housing scheme. Available for £2.95m through Strutt & Parker and Christie’s.
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