An enchanting gated entrance gives little clue as to the splendour that is Heath End House, one of the areas true hidden treasures set amidst leafy surroundings alongside Hampstead Heath, proudly overlooking its beautiful south-west facing lawned gardens.
Constructed circa 1778, this fine Grade II listed Georgian residence boasts an array of illustrious owners, including Dame Henrietta (founder of Hampstead Garden Suburb) and Canon Samuel Barnett (social reformer) between 1899-1913 as their country retreat. Novelist and playwright Sir Hall Caine made structural alterations to the property in 1923, followed by reconfiguration works in 1955 to a layout largely resembling the house as it stands today.
The accommodation is spectacular, commencing with a grand reception hall giving sight of a beautiful turning staircase. The bright flowing layout then unravels to provide a selection of beautiful rooms of immense charm and character, each with a unique aspect. Whilst some take in a view of the lovely mature gardens and canopy of green as a backdrop, other rooms enjoy far reaching views from this elevated position abutting Hampstead Heath. Immaculately presented, the house has remained true to its traditional heritage for many years, however it may now also interest someone looking to place their own mark on their next home.
The house offers seven bedrooms, although two are currently used as reception rooms; a second sitting room and a study with French windows taking in the surrounding leafy outlook. The master bedroom enjoys the same aspect and has access onto a sun terrace. There are four bathrooms. The impressive drawing room with high ceilings is flooded with natural light and has a remarkable fireplace. A dining room, kitchen and a charming conservatory style breakfast room complete the ground floor accommodation, whilst a utility room, store room and a sizeable wine cellar make up the lower ground floor level.
The discreet approach to the house gives way to a breathtaking first impression, as you step into the manicured gardens and a winding paved pathway draws your eye to the stunning façade of this beautiful residence. This secluded setting provides privacy and tranquillity, allowing moments to relax and unwind around the garden in either the summer house, studio or on the bench beside the pond. A garage and gravel driveway provide ample parking.
This unique setting adjoining the heath gives access to Hampstead Village and Highgate alike, offering an array of boutiques, cafes, fine restaurants and leisure facilities. Some of the most renowned schools in both the private and public sector are in close proximity, as with a comprehensive selection of rail and road networks both into and away from central London.
conservatory breakfast room