Chiswick Staithe, situated in leafy Grove Park off Hartington Road, is a sought after riverside development dating to the mid-1960s. The property offers easy access to Central London via the A4, and via the M4 to Heathrow and the west of England. Chiswick rail station is easily accessible with a regular fast connection to Vauxhall (Victoria line interchange), Clapham Junction, and Waterloo, as is Gunnersbury Underground station (District Line). Close by is Strand on the Green with its renowned riverside pubs, restaurants and tranquil walks.
Chiswick is a hugely popular and prosperous large suburb of West London located on the northern side of the River Thames, 6 miles (9.7 km) west of Charing Cross. It was historically an ancient parish in the county of Middlesex, with an agrarian and fishing economy. The name "Chiswick" is of Old English origin meaning "Cheese Farm" and originates from the riverside meadows and farms that are thought to have supported an annual cheese fair on Dukes Meadows up until the 18th century.
The style of property in Chiswick is varied offering everything from mansion flats along the High Road and on Sutton Court Road, to pretty Victorian cottages on the Glebe Estate. Large Victorian detached houses are found in Grove Park, and Arts & Crafts houses throughout Bedford Park. The River front, Chiswick Mall and Strand on the Green are lined with elegant Georgian houses ensuring that there is a fantastic variety of property throughout the local area.
Chiswick High Road, famous for its boulevard-style pavements, is full of quality independent outlets and an increasingly up-market selection of high street names which run from Hammersmith through to the Chiswick roundabout.
Among Chiswick's fine dining choices are Michelin-starred La Trompette on Devonshire Road and Le Vacherin on South Parade. High Road House and its Brasserie are part of the Soho House empire plus numerous high street restaurants.
Lord Burlington's Chiswick House is a picturesque, 18th-century Palladian mansion with gardens designed by William Kent. The birthplace of the English Landscape Movement, the gardens, with their statuary hedges and vistas, has had a £12 million makeover which includes a new café by architects Caruso St John. In recent years Chiswick House grounds have played host to Soho House group's House Festival, enticing the great and the good of the media industry with performers who are both nationally renowned and locally resident.
Bedford Park, London's first garden suburb, was built between 1875 and 1886 as part of the Arts & Crafts revival. Victorian property developer Jonathan Carr instructed lead architect Richard Norman Shaw (alongside EJ May, W Wilson and EW Godwin) in the building of a collection of houses and studios that now form a conservation area and are for the most part Grade II listed. Many of these houses feature elements of styling from William Morris, to whose legacy is dedicated the William Morris Society at Kelmscott House on Upper Mall.
This beautifully presented mid-terrace five bedroom townhouse has been completely rebuilt by the current owners providing incredible space and exceptional views over the River Thames. The house is arranged over five floors providing excellent modern family entertaining and generous accommodation. This includes the brilliant lower ground floor added by the owner approximately ten years ago to provide additional bedroom space, a wealth of storage, large luxurious utility room and a versatile gym/playroom area. Also, the excavation allowed the internal ceiling heights to be adjusted creating larger volumes and proportions throughout.
Upon entering the house a hallway leads into a beautiful bespoke kitchen and dining room, which is filled with natural light from the expansive floor to ceiling glass sliding doors opening onto the large riverside landscaped garden. The manicured garden leads down to a decked area directly perched on the river and a jetty extending out over the river with mooring rights.
There is also a cloak room on the ground floor and designated off-street parking in front of the property with an electric car charging port.
The first floor has a fabulous double reception room which again incorporates large glass doors leading onto a south westerly facing decked balcony overlooking the river with steps down to the garden cleverly interconnecting these areas. A luxurious master bedroom is on the second floor which boasts wonderful river views and bespoke wardrobes plus an en suite shower room. There is a further bedroom behind this with en suite bathroom.
The third floor offers a further two bedrooms with vaulted ceilings one of which has a large window that provides a magnificent far reaching river view and also has an en suite shower room. The bedroom next to this is creatively designed with a mezzanine sleeping platform plus an en suite bathroom. There is also air conditioning on this floor.
The house has been meticulously refurbished throughout and provides an exceptional home to enjoy luxurious riverside living with the rarity of a garden leading directly onto the Thames.