City & Country has launched ‘The Dowding Suite’, named after Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding, Commanding Officer of Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain, who staged operations from this very apartment. This truly iconic property is steeped in history and yet has been carefully restored and updated to create a magnificent home of its time. Arranged over three floors this stunning three bedroom apartment set within the Mansion House at Bentley Priory, Stanmore, provides over 2,335 sq ft of living space with double height ceilings and three large terraces that afford exceptional far-reaching views of London.
This beautiful apartment has been expertly designed to utilise the original features of the building, combining classic styling with modern conveniences. The finished result is a unique and stunning home, which is ideal for those wanting to own a piece of history with a ‘wow’ factor. Helen Moore, Managing Director of City & Country commented: “The Dowding Suite is the centrepiece of the restoration of the Mansion House. With its fascinating historic connections, elegant interiors and considerable outside space with views over the Italian Gardens and the London skyline beyond – this really is a very special home indeed.”
City & Country's own interior design team have been involved from the outset helping to shape the design, layout and specification to make the very most of this wonderful property. The neutral colour palette and luxurious fixtures and fittings create a welcoming atmosphere and clever use of internal windows and glass staircases with LED lighting has enabled daylight to flood into every room, further enhancing the feeling of bringing the outside in.
Beautiful glass chandeliers hang from the high ceilings of the living room, perfectly complimenting the history of the building. Original sash windows open onto a large balcony, which is perfect for relaxing in the summer months and enjoying the view. Finished to an impeccable standard, the contemporary ‘Ballerina’ kitchen comes complete with Miele appliances, LED feature lighting and stone worktops ideal for cooking whilst entertaining in the versatile living / dining area. The cosy sofa snug nestled at the far end of the room is perfect for relaxing.
The second floor provides two double bedrooms with built in wardrobes and en suite bathrooms; whilst the third floor incorporates the master suite, a haven from the stresses of life, offering built in wardrobes and a separate bathroom complete with a Villeroy & Boch sanitary ware, including separate shower, free standing bath and luxurious flooring including natural Travertine tiles.
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.
Set in gated grounds with concierge and full estate management, Bentley Priory is located just a short walk from a variety of cafes and restaurants on Stanmore high street. The development benefits from the London transport network at the end of the Jubilee line, and offers 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.
The Dowding Suite at Bentley Priory is priced at £2.25 million. Interested purchasers are invited to call the sales suite on T: 0208 954 5959 which is open daily between 10am and 5pm, or locally-appointed agents Preston Bennett on T: 0208 954 0044.
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