The Balcony Suite is one of 13 apartments in The Mansion at Ottershaw Park. Now Grade II listed, the original house was constructed in 1761 with the current Mansion House replacing this building in 1910. Built in the Palladian style and highly embellished both externally and internally for the new owner Baron Eckstein. The house is situated in an elevated position and boasts breathtaking views over the Surrey countryside.
Historically the house was given over for use as a hospital during World War I, a college after WWII and most recently a school until 1980 when it was converted into residential units.
The apartment occupies the central core of the second floor accessed either by lift or the grand central staircase with original stained glass windows and wood panelling.
Over the last 3-4 years an on-going refurbishment programme has seen The Mansion Building go through an extensive overhaul creating a beautiful place to live. There is expected to be several further improvements made to the inside of the building to complete the programme of works.
The apartment displays some impressive original features with beautiful parquet wood block flooring, large sash windows, tall ceilings with intricate detailing and plasterwork, characteristic wood panelling and a selection of open marble fireplaces.
An impressive reception hall, with herringbone block wood flooring and detailed plaster cornicing welcome you into the Balcony Suite. Flame Mahogany doors lead off to each of the principle receptions and bedroom quarters.
The dual aspect drawing room with views to both the south and west captures the afternoon sun and has a lovely warm feeling with an open fire as a central focal point.
A modern contemporary kitchen with black granite work tops offers plenty of kitchen space and storage with a range hob, integrated microwave and oven and space for a large American style fridge/ freezer.
The panelled dining room centrally located within the apartment has a genuine feeling of grandeur and opens out onto the south facing balcony and offers panoramic views over the Italianate gardens and the Surrey Hills.
The dual aspect master bedroom really is a room with a view, with both a south and east facing aspect, drawing in the morning sun and offering views over the communal gardens and Surrey countryside beyond. A choice of two further double bedrooms and three bath/ shower rooms give a great deal flexibility.
A guest cloakroom and selection of storage cupboards including a laundry cupboard located off the entrance hall complete the property.
Externally the apartment is set within beautiful manicured formal gardens with a water feature making this a tranquil space to sit and enjoy. There are about 16 acres of meadows beyond, two tennis courts and an indoor swimming pool and recreation room to be enjoyed by the Mansion House residents.
Expiry date on the lease - 2982
Service charge for 2016 - £6,912 per annum - this includes building maintenance, gardens, heating of communal areas and swimming pool.
Special project levy fee - £7,500 payable in 2016 for contribution towards the renovation of The Mansion.View payable Stamp Duty for this property