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Priory House - A Spectacular Winter Wonderland

3rd Feb 2015

Following the recent cold snap and accompanying snowfall, Priory House found itself coated in white this morning.

On the market for the first time in 52 years, Priory House is a property which is second-to-none. Steeped in history, this spacious Grade II listed Wisteria clad home was built circa 1530 on the foundations of what is believed to have been the original C13th Priory.

As beautiful as it is unique, it sits within idyllic grounds which are enclosed on all sides by established trees and hedges. The epitome of tranquility, Priory House offers its residents the ultimate in security and peace of mind. Perfectly designed to offer respite, entrance to the house is via a considerable oak door which opens onto the entrance hall and ultimately the reception rooms, each of which has views over the landscaped grounds.

The house is extensive and spacious and is complete with seven bedrooms - one of which has an en-suite shower room - two family bathrooms, a drawing room, formal sitting room, separate dining room, family room, library, study, and conservatory. The kitchen boasts genuine features including high ceilings, authentic wooden beams, and the original cast iron Aga.

While its internal features are one-of-a-kind, the property’s greatest asset lies in its enchanting grounds which extend to 3.3 acres. Priory House is approached via its own lengthy driveway which angles past the property’s pony paddock and through its gardens, ultimately ending in a large parking area to the front of the house. To the right lies the former coach house and garage with attached stables. Planning Permission has been received (and recently renewed) to covert this area into a separate three bedroom dwelling.

Lovingly tended over five decades, the gardens are green and lush and feature rolling lawns, elegant flower beds , mature trees, and a delightful rose garden which is brimming with rose bushes that were a gift from Dame Barbara Cartland. The secluded gazebo features a herringbone patterned Tudor brick floor and a charming rose granite table which has never been moved due to its substantial weight.

Not only are the property’s grounds truly exceptional and suited for entertaining, but Priory House also has private access to the 55 hectares that make up Bentley Priory Nature Reserve.

Situated in the North West of Stanmore, Priory House is well located for access to Stanmore and its surrounding areas. The perfect family home, it is located within a short distance of renowned state and private schools including the prestigious Harrow School, Merchant Taylors' School, Haberdashers' Aske's, Aldenham School, North London Collegiate, St. Helen's School, St Martins Preparatory, St John’s School and Northwood College.

Transport links are all within easy reach, with a train journey from Harrow to Marylebone station taking only 12 minutes.

Priory House is available for £3,995,000.

To arrange a viewing or for further information, please contact joint sole agents Preston Bennett on 020 8954 0060 or e-mail finehomes@prestonbennett.co.uk or Hamptons International Hampstead Office on 020 7717 5157

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