Manton House is a substantial and handsome family home set in a prestigious and secluded conservation area, with the backdrop of the Royal Wimbledon Golf Course providing a wonderful semi-rural setting.
Constructed in 1924, as the home of a former admiral with a penchant for painting, the house has many original features, including the vaulted beamed hall overlooked by the gallery and pulpit, and exudes character.
The property also offers well-presented, versatile family accommodation. On the ground floor there’s a drawing room, sitting room and modern family kitchen as well as a study. The first floor features an expansive master suite with dressing room and bathroom plus two further double bedrooms and bathrooms. On the next floor there are two more bedrooms with a bathroom and steam room as well as a games room.
The exceptional outside space includes a substantial deck and separate large terrace overlook the beautifully landscaped gardens, lawns and swimming pool area.
Outside there’s a wine cellar beneath the terrace with storage for around 1,500 bottles lies and a heated swimming pool has an adjacent pool house with changing rooms, WC and shower and kitchen facilities. The gardens are floodlit and a ‘secret’ garden area provides a peaceful haven.
A separate guest/staff annexe stands on the site of the former double garage and provides a bedsitting room with kitchen area and bathroom.
The driveway has parking for numerous cars and there is plenty of space to the eastern side of the house to build a garage, if required (subject to planning permission).
Drax Avenue is a private road within a peaceful conservation area about a mile from Wimbledon Village with its shops, boutiques, restaurants, cafés and bars.
Many good schools are nearby including King’s College School for boys, The Study and Wimbledon High School, both for girls, the Rowans and Wimbledon Common Preparatory School. Sports enthusiasts are well catered for with golf, tennis and fitness clubs nearby and riding stables in Wimbledon Village.
Central London is easily accessible by car or train – regular trains to Waterloo take 12-15 minutes and from there to Canary Wharf via The Jubilee link.
Drax Avenue, Wimbledon SW20, £6,250,000 Robert Holmes & Company
Read more about this luxury property on page 34 of London Property South Magazine