Orchard Drive, Blackheath
Property SummaryEXTREMELY SUBSTANTIAL AND IMPOSING DETACHED FAMILY HOUSE BUILT AROUND 1895 SET ON A SOUGHT AFTER PRIVATE SLIP ROAD DIRECTLY FACING ACROSS THE OPEN HEATH JUST A SHORT WALK TO THE VILLAGE AND STATION. THE SPACIOUS WELL PLANNED AND PROPORTIONED INTERIOR SPACE OF JUST UNDER 4000 SQ.FT. ENJOYS HIGH CEILINGS LOVELY LARGE ROOMS AND AN ARRAY OF PERIOD DETAIL, INCLUDING FIREPLACES, PANELLED DOORS, CEILING CORNICES, SKIRTINGS, STAIRCASE AND A BEAUTIFUL ELONGATED WINDOW ON THE SIDE OF THE HOUSE. THE CURRENT OWNERS HAVE MAINTAINED THE HOUSE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION BUT IT COULD BENEFIT FROM SOME COSMETIC UPDATE. THERE IS A BEAUTIFUL MATURE REAR GARDEN OF OVER 100' AND A DEEP YORK STONE DINING TERRACE. OFF STREET PARKING TO FRONT DRIVEWAY.
Reception Room One
Beautiful view down the garden through the French doors and full height windows opening onto small decking with a staircase leading down to the garden. High ceiling with cornice, picture rail and skirtings. Beautiful marble open working fireplace, two radiators.
Reception Room Two
Square angled bay window to the front with uninterrupted views across to the open heath and to the church spire of All Saints. Open working fireplace with mantelpiece, high ceiling with cornice picture rail and skirtings. Two radiators. Double full height fold back doors separating to the rear reception room.
Reception Room Three
Set at the front with views across to the heath, fixed casement style window, built-in bookcase and display unit set on one wall. High ceiling with cornice, picture rail and skirtings, radiator.
Swing door from the hallway and a small staircase down to the kitchen. Fitted with a range of wall and base units, worktops, four ring gas hob, double oven and extractor, one and a half bowl stainless steel sink unit integrated Nef dishwasher, integrated fridge and freezer, built-in larder cupboard, built-in storage unit into the chimney breast. Windows to side and rear, full height window and double doors opening onto the yorkstone paved terrace and gardens beyond. Oak flooring, door opening into utility room and radiator.
Utility Room/Boot Room
Deep butler sink, plumbed for a washing machine, W.C suite. Cloaks area.Door leading out to the side, which in-turn gives access to both the front via a locked gate and the rear gardens. Cork tile flooring. Door down to the Basement.
Storage cellar laid out into three separate rooms, one housing the Worcester/Bosch boiler for the gas central heating and hot water, with very good storage another being a small workshop, the third is a wine storage.
Beautiful window that stretches from the half landing to the top floor.
Sash window to the rear over-looking the garden, secondary glazing, high ceiling with cornice, skirtings, radiator, built-in book-shelving, storage, door leads to a low storage room.
First floor landing
Floor to ceiling bookcase, ceiling cornice, radiator.
Located at the front of the house with uninterrupted views across the heath. Twin sash windows with secondary glazing. High ceiling with cornice and skirtings, two radiators.
Ensuite Shower Room
Tiled shower cubicle, low flush W.C, pedestal wash hand basin, wall tiling, radiator, casement window to the front, secondary glazing.
Located at the rear of the house overlooking the garden through twin sash windows. High ceiling with cornice, skirtings, two radiators, stripped and polished original floorboards.
Casement windows to the front with uninterrupted views across the heath, secondary glazing, high ceiling with cornice, skirtings, radiator.
White suite, enclosed bath, wash basin in vanity unit with storage under, low flush W.C. 78, tiled shower cubicle with fixed overhead shower. Radiator, sash window to the rear over-looking the garden, warmed linen storage unit.
Galleried style landing looking down to the beautiful window
Twin sash windows overlooking the garden, radiator.
Set at the front with casement windows having uninterrupted views of the heath, radiator.
At present fitted out as a kitchen/dining room, dormer sash windows to the rear overlooking the garden, radiator.
Dormer casement window to the front with far reaching views over the heath and towards Greenwich Park.
Panelled bath, low flush W.C, wall mounted wash hand basin, Velux window to the rear, cupboard housing the cold water storage tank. Radiator, access from bathroom to the eaves storage cupboard.
To the front:- off street parking for two cars. Orchard Drive is a private road and there is ample parking on the road. To the rear is a magnificent park like garden, mature and well stocked and laid out into different sections. Large York stone terrace. Beautifully landscaped by current owner this amazing garden enjoys many tress, including fruit trees, shrubs, flowers and bushes.