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4 Herbert Crescent, London, ENG - Property For Sale
A stunning double fronted period house extending to over 5900 square feet situated in this sought after street close to Harrods. Fully refurbished to a high standard this family home boasts seven bedrooms, swimming pool air conditioning, sweeping staircase and passenger lift.An impressive and unusually wide period Freehold house in this highly sought after street close to Harrods, this mock Tudor residence has recently undergone extensive renovation and decoration throughout and would make the perfect family home. As you enter the property, you come into a grand entrance hall with sweeping staircase, stain glass window, fireplace and Venetian chandelier. Off to your left is a very large dining room with a dumbwaiter to the kitchen and a wall safe. To the rear of the entrance hall you have a guest bathroom and a large conservatory that leads onto a good-sized patio.On the lower ground floor there is a swimming pool with guest bathroom and steam room. Large Poggenpohl kitchen leading to a patio area. Family room, guest bathroom, double bedroom with bathroom and a service entrance which also connects to the vault which runs the entire width of the property. Spacious first floor drawing room with a lot of natural light, French windows to an ornamental balcony and double doors to the intercommunicating study area. The entire second floor consists of a large master bedroom suite. There are two further bedrooms with bathrooms en-suite, three more bedrooms and two family bathrooms on the upper floors, together with a further balcony.The property has been professional decorated by an Italian interior designer. The house boasts Lutron lights, wooden floors throughout, air-conditioning and a lift that connects from the ground floor to the third floor. There is also a utility room conveniently located close to the bedrooms on the half landing between the first and second floors. Herbert Crescent is around the corner from Harrods and is located a short distance from the fantastic shopping, restaurants and transport facilities of Knightsbridge and Sloane Street.
Church Lane, Yarnton, Kidlington, Oxfordshire, ENG - Property For Sale
An historic Grade II listed Jacobean manor house with magnificent Grade II listed gardens and a substantial portfolio of ancillary houses, cottages and student accommodation.LOCATIONThe manor is the principal house in the attractive village of Yarnton which is midway between the university city of Oxford and Woodstock, famous for Blenheim Palace. Yarnton Manor has retained a rural village feel, being situated in open countryside and clustered around the village church. The village has a number of local amenities including village shops, pubs, church and primary school. A wider selection of local facilities can be found in Woodstock whilst Oxford’s amenities include an excellent range of shops, many leading independent schools, theatres and hospitals.Communications are very good; London is easily reached by the M40 with junction 8 (approximately 12 miles) giving direct access to the motorway network and Heathrow airport. There are regular train services from Oxford (London Paddington 1 hour). Oxford UniversityÆs Begbroke Science Park and London-Oxford Airport are both located within 3 miles. Sporting and leisure facilities include the David Lloyd and Virgin health clubs in Oxford, golf at The Oxfordshire (Thame) and Frilford Heath. The surrounding picturesque countryside includes Blenheim Palace and its world renowned parkland providing attractive scenery, wonderful walking and riding. There are many bridleways and footpaths across the neighbouring open countryside.HISTORYThe origins of Yarnton Manor go back to Norman times. From 1580 to 1712 it belonged to the Spencer family. Sir Thomas Spencer transformed it into a splendid mansion in the Jacobean style rebuilding it in around 1611 to fill three sides of a courtyard and making it one of the largest houses in the country, with wings projecting from the ends of today’s house towards the adjoining church of St Bartholomew. Sir Thomas also added the Spencer chapel inside the church and rebuilt the church tower, which is also dated 1611 and inscribed with his initials. He was ready for attacks on his home; there is a “secret room” over the main doorway with circular apertures to either side of the Spencer coat of arms providing musket loops for defending the courtyard. During the Civil War (1642-1651) the Manor was used as a military hospital for the King’s troops. Forty Royalist soldiers are buried in the churchyard.The Manor was purchased from the Spencers in 1695 by Sir Robert Dashwood who demolished the original dancing gallery and removed much of its stone to build his own mansion at nearby Kirtlington. It may have been at this point that the side wings were removed. The Manor was largely neglected by the Dashwood family, who let it to a succession of families as Manor Farm for some 150 years. In 1893 a local historian described it as “shorn of all its glory - alone in the farmyard”. This neglect meant that the house escaped modernization in the Palladian style, remaining essentially a dilapidated farmhouse but retaining many original features including fine panelling and the fireplace in the Long Gallery, the screen and fireplace in the Main Hall and rare examples of marbling and graining.It was bought from the Dashwoods in 1897 by H R Franklin, a church and house restorer from Deddington. In the same year Thomas Garner, a celebrated Victorian architect with whom Franklin had collaborated previously, embarked on restoration work, carefully copying new details from old and making additions and repairs which, now that they have weathered, blend in with the earlier fabric. Only a fragment survived from Sir Thomas Spencer’s original 17th Century house. The north and south wings flanking the forecourt had gone, as had the arched gateway across the open side of the court. But the large windows flanking the typically Jacobean porch are original.<
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