Woodheath - Particulars of Sale, 1899
About 26 minutes walk from Chislehurst Station, on the South-Eastern Railway, close to Chislehurst Common, and in a locality renowned for its picturesque scenery, where high-class Residences are always in demand.
Particulars, Plan, and Conditions of Sale of the valuable Freehold Family Residence known as “Woodheath”, situate in Kemnal Road, Chislehurst Common.
Most substantially built, approached by a Carriage Sweep, and containing eleven Bed and Dressing Rooms, Three Reception Rooms, and Excellent Offices, together with Stabling and Coachman’s Cottage, standing in beautiful Pleasure Grounds, delightfully laid out with Parterres of Flowers, Terrace, Tennis Lawn, well-stocked Kitchen Garden with Hot-house and Winding Woodland Walks, the whole embracing an Area of about 3 ¾ acres.
Which will be Sold by Auction by Messrs Farebrother, Ellis, Egerton, Breach & Co., at the Mart, Tokenhouse Yard, near the Bank of England, E.C. on Thursday, the 20th day of July, 1899. At Two O’Clock Precisely – in one lot.
The very valuable Freehold Residential Property, known as “Woodheath”, Kemnal Road, Chislehurst, situate close to Chislehurst Common, about a mile-and-a-half from Chislehurst Station, on the South-Eastern Railway, and within easy reach of the Metropolis, comprising an Attractive Family Residence, substantially built in red brick, with tiled gable roof, approached by a carriage-sweep from the Kemnal Road, to which it has a valuable Frontage of about 350 feet. It is entered through an Enclosed Porch with Vestibule, leading into a Large Entrance Hall, which is heated by hot-water coils, and having on the opposite side a Capital Dining Room, 24 ft. by 16 ft. 10, lighted by three windows, fitted with register stove, tiled hearth, and handsome oak mantel; also Heating Apparatus in ornamental iron casing with marble top. Adjoining is the Handsome Drawing Room 23 ft. 10 by 18 ft. 10, with French casement opening on to Terrace Walk, fitted with register stove in ebonized ornamental mantel with tiled reveals and hearth, and hot-water coils in ornamental casing.
There is also a Morning Room 15ft. by 12 ft. 10, with stove, tile hearth, and oak mantel, also hot-water coils; an in addition to which, there are Cloak Room, w.c., and Large Cupboard.
Approached from the Hall by a Spacious Staircase, lighted by a handsome well-proportioned stained glass window, is the First Floor with Five Bed Rooms, 23 ft. 10 by 19 ft., 24 ft. by 16 ft. 10, 21 ft. by 14 ft. 11, 16 ft. 11 by 14 ft. 11, and 14 ft. 10 by 10 ft. 11 respectively, fitted with stoves and the first two with hot-water pipes; also Two Dressing Rooms and Large Bath Room, with fitted Bath, w.c., and Linen Cupboard.
At the end of the Landing is a door communicating with Housemaid’s Closet, and Secondary Staircase giving access to the Domestic Offices, and Upper Floor, on which are Four Good Bed Rooms, three fitted with stoves, Cistern Room, Box Rooms, and ample storage accommodation.
The Capital Domestic Offices include Kitchen, 15 ft. 10 by 15 ft., with range, dresser and cupboards; Scullery, with sink and pump, fitted with small range; Larder, China Pantry, Butler’s Pantry, with sink and hot-water heating coil; Water Closet; and in the Basement are Coal and Wine Cellars, Larder, and Furnace for the heating apparatus.
The excellent Stabling separated from the House by a Broad Paved Coach Yard, is of brick and tiled elevation, comprising Three Stalls and Loose Box, Harness Room, with stove, Coach House, Loft, and Four-Roomed Cottage, with small Outhouse and Closet; the whole of which are screened from the Gardens by a tall close pale fence.
The Ornamental Pleasure Grounds, which border the House on three sides, are most tastefully laid out with Beds of Flowers, Terrace Walk, and Tennis Lawn, skirted with many handsome specimen Trees and Shrubs, beyond which is a Well-Stocked Kitchen Garden, with Green-House and Hot-House heated by pipes, Tool and Potting Sheds, Fruit Store fitted with stove, also Capital Poultry Run. A great feature of the Property is a Beautifully Timbered Copse, traversed by Woodland Walks winding among the luxuriant undergrowth of Hazel, Birch, Chestnut, and Mountain Ash, and through which meanders a small Brooklet crossed by two small Rustic Bridges, forming a delightful Sylvan Retreat with Charming Views over adjoining Parklike Meadow Land, the whole covering an area of about 3 acres and 3 roods.
A portion of the above could be most advantageously divided off so as to form an Excellent Building Site for the erection of another Residence, without affecting the high-class residential character of the existing house.
Gas is laid on, and there is a constant supply of water to the house.
Possession will be given upon completion of the purchase
The property is close to Chislehurst Parish Church, and the Camden Park Golf Links are within easy walking distance.
There is a Tithe Rent Charge Apportionment of 7s. 1d., and also an annual sum towards the upkeep of Kemnal Road (a private road), which has averaged about £3 7s. per annum during the last seven years in respect of this property.
The fixtures (usually designated landlord’s fixtures) in and upon the house and property will be included in the sale, but the purchaser will be required to pay by valuation, in addition to his purchase-money for the garden produce, and also for certain fittings, &c., an Inventory of which will be produced at the tine of sale, or may previously be inspected at the Auctioneers’ Offices.
The vendors reserve the right of holding a Sale by Auction upon the premises, of the Furniture and Effects, at any time prior to the completion of the purchase.