Adelaide House

1st December 2013

Leading heritage restoration developer, City & Country, is delighted to launch Adelaide House, the third of four phases of luxury conversion homes at Bentley Priory. Comprising of just four split level apartments, Adelaide House is situated at the front of the Bentley Priory Mansion House overlooking the vast lawns and two iconic Spitfire and Hurricane replicas, which pay tribute to the men and women who worked at the former Battle of Britain headquarters in World War II.

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The apartments - two 2 bedroom homes and two 3 bedroom homes range from 1,073 sq. ft. to 1,236 sq. ft. and offer flexible lateral living spaces with high specification interiors. Each property offers designated parking and combines luxury living with the historic features that make Bentley Priory such a special place to live.

Each of the two bedroom properties have been designed in a style in keeping with the original building and feature unique curved walls with a large open plan living/dining area, ballerina kitchen and separate utility room and WC on the ground floor. The spacious homes offer generously proportioned bedrooms on the first floor with an ensuite to the master bedroom and separate family bathroom.

Ideal for those looking for extra space, the three bedroom duplex apartments offer large double aspect living areas and separate kitchen/dining room on the ground floor. Ideal for guests, two of the three spacious bedrooms on the first floor boast ensuite bathrooms.

Helen Moore, Managing Director of City & Country commented: “Adelaide House is named after the Dowager, Queen Adelaide, widow of William IV, who leased Bentley Priory in 1848. The unique homes within the building provide another opportunity to own a piece of history within the 57 acre estate at Bentley Priory. With a traditional stucco rendered exterior and either an attractive terrace to the front or handsome stone steps leading to the front door – these are elegant homes that combine the best of the historic with an attractive contemporary interior specification.,. The contemporary handmade oak staircases, for example, are a strong feature that add a new layer of history these interesting properties.”

The properties are ideal for downsizers or second home owners looking for a lower maintenance home without having to compromise on quality or outside space. A security and concierge service is also available to ensure that residents feel safe, secure and comfortable whether at home or abroad.

The Grade II* Listed Adelaide House has a rich history, having originally been built by Frederick Gordon when he converted Bentley Priory into a hotel in 1882. The building was principally a smoking room and billiard room. In 1955, the building was converted into a single room by the RAF. A solid construction and rendered in stucco the building compliments the original Mansion House beautifully.

Former RAF Bentley Priory was originally built in 1766 and served as the headquarters of fighter command for the Battle of Britain. Award-winning restoration experts City & Country began the painstaking work to sympathetically restore and convert the historical buildings in 2011. Combining a rich historical setting with a modern twist the mansion house has been home to several notable residents during its lifetime, including Queen Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, Queen Consort of William IV and John Hamilton, 1st Marquess of Abercorn. Distinguished visitors include Sir Walter Scott, Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and Winston Churchill.

Bentley Priory is located just a short walk from a variety of cafes and restaurants in Stanmore High Street. Despite the tranquil feel of the development it is less than 13 miles from central London and ideally sits at the end of the Jubilee line. There is also easy access to the M25 and Heathrow International Airport.

Nature lovers can also visit Bentley Priory Nature Reserve. Once part of the Bentley Priory grounds, the reserve is located adjacent to the development's boundary. Visitors can explore the deer park established in the 19th century, as well as open grassy areas and nature walks through the wooded areas teaming with wildlife. Nearby, Stanmore Common supports a thriving heathland area and a complex of wooded habitats whilst Stanmore Country Park, a large nature reserve is immediately north of Stanmore town centre.

Properties at Bentley Priory range from £675,000 to £1,350,000.
Properties within Adelaide House range from £675,000 to £765,000.

Interested purchasers are invited to call the sales suite on 020 8954 5959 which is open daily between 10am and 5pm, or locally-appointed agents Preston Bennett on 020 8954 0044. Alternatively, see www.cityandcountry.co.uk to register interest

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