Wickham Road, Beckenham

£650,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
Unique Grade II Listed detached property with large garden backing onto Kelsey Park. First Listed in June 1973 (Historic England Entry Number 1186808) this late Victorian Tudor Revival lodge has half timbered elevations with decorative brick infilling. Garden is about 40m (130ft) in length with vehicle access from driveway. Listed Building Consent was granted 12 August 2016, lasting for 5 years, to create a door out from the kitchen, giving direct access to garden and also for a detached outbuilding, situated to the right hand side of the garden with scope to be used as Garden Room, Office or Games Room.

General Description and History

Kelsey Lodge

is Grade II listed for its special architectural and historical interest and was originally the lodge to Kelsey Manor. This Late Victorian Tudor Revival Lodge was built in 1864 and shows aspects of the Tudor period (1485 to 1603) much admired by the Victorians.

The half-timbered decorative brick infill panels and carved bargeboards on three elevations add to the charm of the property along with three gables including the protruding front gable with carved porch beneath, which serves as the main entrance. The bay window to the sitting room has beautiful leaded lights with stained glass panes and after 156 years is still to be admired for the exceptional craftsmanship.

Kelsey Lodge is a unique property of architectural merit in Beckenham. A small front garden with picket fencing leads to the main entrance door, under the covered porch, opening to a lobby with doors on either side to the two reception rooms having good ceiling height of 2.44m/8ft.

Ground Floor Overview

The sitting room enjoys the morning sunshine with large stained glass bay window having wood panelling beneath and additional window to front. The cast-iron fireplace with slate hearth has a carved wooden surround. The dining room also features double aspect windows and a large brick fireplace with wood mantle surround.

The kitchen has a vaulted ceiling and fitted cream Shaker style units providing plenty of work surface and base cupboards with a distinct utility area nearest the door. The kitchen is arranged off the rear hall along with the bathroom, having slate flooring throughout. The back door gives access to the gravel driveway with wooden double gates to the 39m/140ft garden which sides and backs onto Kelsey Park.

First Floor Overview

The bright bedrooms have beamed vaulted ceilings giving excellent headroom (2.74m/9ft) and large windows give a lovely sense of space. Clothes can be stored in the handmade antique pine wardrobes and the en-suite shower room to bedroom 1 has a window to the rear. Both bedrooms and the study have wood flooring. The study, at the top of the stairs above the porch, is a lovely bright room with southerly aspect facing the Park Langley parade of shops by the Chinese Garage.

Ground Floor

Beamed Porch

quarry tiled step and outside light

Entrance Lobby

quarry tiled floor, cupboard beneath stairs

Dining Room

4.40m x 3.05m/14'5 x 10'0 fireplace with wooden surround, wood finish floor, radiator, leaded light windows to front and side facing the garden

Sitting Room

4.40m x 3.43m/14'5 x 11'3 cast iron fireplace, radiator, wood finish floor, leaded light window to front and bay window to side

Kitchen

5.80m x 1.98m/19'0 x 6'6 cupboards, drawers, fridge, freezer, beneath work surfaces, 1½ bowl single drainer sink with mixer tap, concealed hood above 4-ring gas hob and electric oven, eye level cupboards, utility area by door with space for dishwasher and washing machine, broom cupboard and cupboard housing Potterton Profile gas boiler, wall tiling, radiator, downlights, slate floor, leaded light windows to side and rear

Hall

radiator, hatch to roof space, slate floor, door to driveway

Bathroom

white bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, low level wc, pedestal wash basin, radiator, wall tiling and panelling, windows to side and rear

First Floor

Landing

Bedroom 1

4.47m x 3.50m/14'8 x 11'6 brick fireplace, pine built in wardrobes, covered radiator, leaded light window to side facing garden

En Suite Shower Room

tiled shower cubicle, low-level WC, pedestal wash basin, wall tiling, radiator, tiled floor, downlights, extractor, leaded light window to rear

Bedroom 2

4.52m x 3.55m/14'10 x 11'8 painted fireplace surround, built in double wardrobe, radiator, leaded light window to side, hatch to loft

Study/Small bedroom

1.93m x 1.68m (6'4 x 5'6) wood laminate floor, radiator, leaded light window to front above entrance

Outside

Parking

there is a gravel driveway to rear providing parking and access via double gates to garden and further parking. Planning permission was granted for a large detached garage on 20th January 2005 but this has now lapsed.

Garden

about 40m/130ft from back of house, paved terrace with outside lights and tap, ornate feature fountain, garden backs onto Kelsey Park, laid to lawn

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