The Octagonal Suite is one of 13 apartments in The Mansion at Ottershaw Park. 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 first floor accessed either by lift or the grand central staircase with original stained glass windows and wood panelling. The Mansion apartments very rarely become available and retains a settled community.
A skilful and meticulous refurbishment has seen The Octagonal Suite go through a clever redesign and development project to provide a stunning home and luxurious retreat.
The apartment displays some impressive original features with a beautifully restored parquet wood flooring, re-conditioned sash windows and recessed shutters, 3m high ceilings with intricate detailing and plasterwork that have been painstakingly repaired and restored, characteristic wood panelling and a selection of open marble fireplaces.
From the moment you walk through the front door the property welcomes you with an impressive reception hall, exuding quality, immediately noticeable in the detail. Soft lighting recessed behind coffers sets the mood and irresistible Flame Mahogany doors lead off to each of the principle receptions and bedroom quarters.
To the right of the reception hall, the state of the art kitchen is open plan with the dining room and carefully combines a modern handmade kitchen with the Palladian styling, original marble surround fire place and matching pair of inset mahogany cabinets. Double doors lead you onto the west terrace, with exclusive use an ideal spot for enjoying the sunset whilst entertaining guests or relaxing with a drink.
The grand Octagonal room centrally located is linked to both the kitchen/dining room and reception hall and with its tall windows offers panoramic views over the Italianate gardens and the Surrey Hills.
The master suite is located on the east side of the apartment and draws in the morning sun. The bedroom has exclusive use of the east terrace, an ideal spot to enjoy breakfast or a morning coffee. The master suite is cleverly split with an impressive floating wall to create a dressing room with a range of bespoke inbuilt wardrobe storage, dresser and mirrored panelling. The en-suite marble bathroom is finished to a very high standard with German & Italian sanitary ware.
In addition there is a separate utility room, guest cloakroom, second bedroom suite and a study or third bedroom.
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 2014 was £6,480 - this includes building maintenance, gardens, heating of communal areas and swimming pool.View payable Stamp Duty for this property