Leading heritage restoration developer, City & Country, is delighted to announce the launch of the Marquess Villas, a collection of five exclusive two and three bedroom houses at Bentley Priory, Stanmore. The impressive collection of homes are situated adjacent to the Bentley Priory Mansion House and are set in over 50 acres of landscaped grounds.
These two storey houses range from 987 sq. ft. to 1,870 sq. ft. and feature spacious interiors with high specification fixtures and fittings throughout. Each includes two private terraces and benefits from views of the estate.
Helen Moore, Managing Director of City & Country commented: “We are delighted to introduce the Marquess Villas at Bentley Priory. The Grade II Listed Villas were previously RAF accommodation and their classic red brick structure, ornamental parapets and unusual copper roof complement the lime washed Bentley Priory Mansion perfectly.
“Our dedicated team has spent months converting the Grade II Listed building in to homes which perfectly blend the old with the new. The Marquess Villas are the only two storey houses for sale within the original buildings at Bentley Priory, making them truly unique purchases.”
The four, three bedroom homes benefit from generously proportioned drawing rooms, dining rooms and kitchens, master bedrooms with dressing rooms (ideal for those who require plenty of wardrobe space) and en-suite bathrooms. They also enjoy spacious outside terraces to the first floors. The two bedroom property comprises of a separate drawing room and a kitchen dining room, two bedrooms and bathroom. Each property has its own individual entrance, allocated parking and access to the beautiful Italian Gardens.
The Grade II Listed Marquess Villas were constructed in around 1882 when Bentley Priory was purchased by Frederick Gordon and converted into a hotel. The building was later used as RAF accommodation. Originally, the interiors of the building were to be demolished, however, City & Country made the decision to completely restore the building, retaining as many of the original interior features as possible, including plaster cornicing and doorframes. The flat roof of the building had been covered in asphalt which City & Country have replaced with a contemporary pitched copper roof.
The former RAF Bentley Priory was originally built in 1766 and served as the headquarters of fighter command for the Battle of Britain. Award-winning restoration experts City & Country began the painstaking work to sympathetically restore and convert the historical buildings in 2011. Combining a rich historical setting with a modern twist the mansion house has been home to several notable residents during its lifetime including Queen Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, Queen Consort of William IV and John Hamilton, 1st Marquess of Abercorn. Distinguished visitors include Sir Walter Scott, Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and Winston Churchill.
Bentley Priory is located a short distance from a variety of cafes and restaurants in Stanmore High Street. Despite the tranquil feel of the development it is less than 13 miles from Central London and ideally sits at the end of the Jubilee line. There is also easy access to the M25 and Heathrow International Airport.
Nature lovers can also visit Bentley Priory Nature Reserve. Once part of the Bentley Priory grounds, the reserve is located adjacent to the development's boundary. Visitors can explore the deer park established in the 19th century, as well as open grassy areas and nature walks through the wooded areas teaming with wildlife. Nearby, Stanmore Common supports a thriving heathland area and a complex of wooded habitats whilst Stanmore Country Park, a large nature reserve is immediately north of Stanmore town centre.
Guide prices start from £695,000 to £1.4 million. Interested purchasers are invited to call the sales suite on T: 0208 950 5959 which is open daily between 10am and 5pm, or locally-appointed agents Preston Bennett on T: 0208 954 0044. Alternatively, please register interest at www.cityandcountry.co.uk
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