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Whimsical Wintons - Family Living at its Finest

18th Sep 2014

A property’s history is what makes it a home. In the case of The Wintons, its past is rich and vivid.

A stunning period gem situated on The Rutts in the heart of Bushey Heath, it is embellished with a blend of Victorian charm and contemporary features resulting in a beautiful stucco home that radiates with character.

Built circa 1840, The Wintons was originally a large manor house that featured a tennis court, a deep drive, stabling with a chauffeurs apartment overhead, and a generous garden which extended down to the Elstree Road.

Due to its space and grounds, it was commandeered by the British air force during the war. The impressions of this use can still be seen in the principal reception room where the remaining original floor boards bear the markings of the partitions which were used to create the soldiers sleeping areas.

Post-war, the property was divided into three separate dwellings. One of which is this semi-detached house which has been lovingly converted into a family home which retains much of the character of the original property. The delightful low-built rear wing of the Victorian villa is approached via a Yorkstone paved drive. Providing parking for numerous vehicles, the drive leads directly to the elegant front courtyard which is situated adjacent to the rear garden.

The charming garden and adjoining courtyard set the scene for the rest of the home, which boasts an abundance of natural light courtesy of large sash windows throughout. The property also benefits from solar panels.

Designed for family living, the property consists of two large reception rooms, one of which is the triple aspect room which was used to house members of the air force. It features French doors, original flooring, and an exceptional walk-in Inglenook fireplace - a true masterpiece. Furthermore, this room houses a retractable projector to be used as a television and cinema screen.

The kitchen/breakfast room adjoins the reception room to form the heart of the home. Complete with a large Aga cooker which heats the large space beautifully, it also features Limestone flooring, granite work surfaces, and French doors which lead out onto the terrace and garden where a wooden cabin provides two additional studies and handy storage.

Five bedrooms, along with the master suites, are situated on the first floor.

Tucked away in Bushey Heath, The Wintons provides its residents with privacy while being centrally located.

Situated close to Watford, Stanmore and Edgware, Bushey Heath retains a quaint, small town atmosphere which is reflected in its lovely residential roads that are surrounded by Green Belt.

The area offers easy access to excellent schools including the nationally regarded Purcell School for gifted young musicians - Britain's oldest specialist music school - as well as highly regarded schools and colleges that are located close by including Harrow School, Merchant Taylor’s and North London Collegiate.

The area has access easy to transport links including the M1, A1 and A41 and is located 17 miles from central London.

The Wintons is available for £1,195,000. To arrange a viewing or for further information, please contact 020 8954 0060; e-mail finehomes@prestonbennett.co.uk or visit www.prestonbennett.co.uk

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