Fairlight is located on Kingston Hill and around 480 metres from Richmond Park, being one of London's Royal Parks, offering 2368 acres of open space perfect for walks, riding and cycling.
The area also offers a wide range of recreational activities including boating on the River Thames, a number of golf courses between Coombe, Wimbledon and Richmond, tennis, squash and fitness at the Roehampton Club and David Lloyd Leisure Centre.
There are many good restaurants, shopping, cinemas and theatres in Wimbledon, Kingston and Richmond. There are many popular schools in both the private and public sector including Rokeby for boys, Coombe Hill Girls School, Wimbledon High, Holy Cross for girls, Kings College School for boys and Marymount International School.
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One of the oldest properties on Kingston Hill with parts of the property dating back to Charles II with additions made in the early/mid19th century.
The house offers a wealth of period features with extensive oak panelling, intricate cornicing, open fireplaces, leaded and stain glass windows, a Minstrel gallery and three metre ceiling heights in the reception rooms.
The private, mature back gardens lead down to the wall of Richmond Park with spectacular views of the Park from all the rear rooms of the house.
The property is accessed from Kingston Hill, a solid oak front door opens to an entrance lobby with a pitched ceiling and a decorative skylight. The lobby leads to an impressive Minstrel galleried entrance hall with wood flooring and exposed beams to a pitched ceiling. There are two original wood panelled walls and an open brick fireplace with a stone hearth and wood burner. Bi folding doors open to a family room to the front with a dual aspect and features wood panelled walls. French windows allow direct access to the gardens. A wood panelled study with a double aspect to the front and the side has built in cupboards and shelving with an attractive fireplace. The drawing room is located to the rear and features intricate ceiling plasterwork, floor to ceiling windows and French windows opening to the rear garden. A paved terrace runs across the width of the drawing room and overlooks a mature, private 131' garden largely laid to lawn with a timber Gazebo. Alongside the drawing room is a formal dining room with half wood painted panelled walls, decorative cornicing, a marble fireplace and a fitted recessed glass cabinet. There is also a guest cloakroom/shower room.
A wonderful kitchen/breakfast room offers an extensive range of painted units with open shelving, solid wood worktops, fully integrated appliances and a free standing American style fridge. The fully fitted utility area is conveniently located off the kitchen.
Upstairs, the principal bedroom offers views to the rear and the side, ornate cornicing, built in wardrobes and shelving complete with an en suite bathroom with a separate glass shower and heated towel rail. There are a further five double bedrooms all with fitted wardrobes/cupboards and a large family bathroom.