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Upper Butts, BRENTFORD, TW8

5 bed detached house for sale
Ref: A1N8D000000I5YPAAA

About this property

  • Detached Period House
  • Two Kitchens
  • Three Bathrooms
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Large Kitchen
  • Galley Kitchen
  • Five Double Bedrooms
  • Three Studies
  • Garden Room
  • Large Garden

An extremely rare and elegant Grade II listed detached period residence with a spacious and established rear garden - one of only three Georgian detached houses- located in the highly sought after 'The Butts Conservation Area'.

The Cedars is a picturesque, detached house which dates back to the early 1700s. It has a delightful mature walled private garden. This spacious property, wi...

An extremely rare and elegant Grade II listed detached period residence with a spacious and established rear garden - one of only three Georgian detached houses- located in the highly sought after 'The Butts Conservation Area'.

The Cedars is a picturesque, detached house which dates back to the early 1700s. It has a delightful mature walled private garden. This spacious property, with a total of 12 rooms, 3 bathrooms and two kitchens, has been sympathetically restored, improved and extended whilst retaining its period features which include panelled walls, open fireplaces and sash windows. A practical house, it has extensive storage throughout.

As you walk through The Cedars, you pass under different shaped archways and by all sorts of nooks and crannies. It exudes charm, quirkiness and architectural elegance. The ground floor consists of an entrance hallway with cloakroom and stairs leading down to the cellar and up to the first floor. To the left of the front door is a spacious reception room (23.3 x 10.10) - formerly the dining room - with panelled walls, open fireplace and double doors leading out to the property’s garden. A secret door leads through to the country style Neptune kitchen (built 2014), which has tiled flooring, underfloor heating and enjoys beautiful views of the garden. The property’s current dining room (13’3 x 12’1) is situated to the right of the entrance hallway and has lovely, panelled walls, a large sash window and ornate fireplace. Adjoining the dining room is a second reception room currently arranged as a study which has panelled walls, open fireplace with marble surround and double doors to the garden. A hallway with a second staircase leading to the first floor and a door to the garden separates the remainder of the ground floor. This consists of a bedroom, lobby area for many years a study, bathroom and a large garden room with tiled floor and underfloor heating added in 2013.

The first floor consists of three double bedrooms, the primary bedroom measuring 13’9 x 12’0 with adjacent walk-in wardrobe and study (14’8 x 8’11), and an ensuite bathroom that can also be accessed from the landing. Another double bedroom at the front of the house measures 13’ x 12’. True to the Georgian period the finest room is a large double reception room (20’5 x 11’0) with delightful plaster motifs and open fireplace. The high ceiling and windows accentuate the northern light. Next to this the fitted galley kitchen could be converted to an additional bathroom and finally a twin aspect third double bedroom, currently a study.

The fifth bedroom is located on the second floor and has what is thought to be the oldest fireplace in the house. Beside this is a spacious bathroom previously a bedroom and an extremely extensive and easily accessed attic that measures approx. 39’4 x 11’3. The Cedars is easily used singly or divided for different age groups.

History
The Butts was built on land owned by the Manor of Boston under whose jurisdiction it was at the time of the “enclosure movement”. Hustings for the infamous Middlesex Elections are depicted by Chiswick artist William Hogarth in The Butts, as is the famous radical candidate John Wilkes (1725-1797). The current owner of The Cedars has researched its residents extensively and finds that in the time of George III James Rustal Trimmer and later his brother Joshua Trimmer lived at The Cedars. Their mother, Mrs Sarah Trimmer was a leading educationalist of the period, writing both textbooks and books about teaching. She was in the circle of Queen Charlotte across the River at Kew. This is an opportunity to live in a charming piece of Brentford’s history.

Outside
‘The Cedars’ boasts one of the largest gardens within ‘The Butts Conservation Area’ which has two magnificent cedar trees that are thought to date back to the 18th century and inspired the property’s name. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with mature established borders providing an extremely rare ‘Country House in London’. The property also has an existing garage and off-street parking accessed through automatic gates.

Situation
The Butts conservation area is a hidden gem often used as a film location due to its historic and architecturally beautiful properties dating back to the Queen Anne, Georgian and Victorian periods. Ideally situated a few minutes’ walk from Brentford station which offers direct access to Waterloo in 30 minutes and approximately a mile from Boston Manor Underground Station on the Heathrow Branch of the Piccadilly Line. The Rivers Thames and Brent, the Grand Union Canal and St. Pauls Recreation Ground are also easily reached, as are local shops, restaurants and nearby bus services. The Butts Conservation Area is at the heart of the Borough’s heritage – a short distance from Boston Manor, Syon, Osterley and Gunnersbury Parks. This is also an ideal location for those wishing to access the M4, which provides speedy access to Heathrow and the west as well as directly into Central London.

Detached Period House

Two Kitchens

Three Bathrooms

Three Reception Rooms

Large Kitchen

Galley Kitchen

Five Double Bedrooms

Three Studies

Garden Room

Large Garden



Key Information

Council Tax Band: G

Tenure: Freehold