Sale particulars for Wyvelsfield 1920(courtesy of Bromley Libraries)

The following information is taken from the Sales Particulars on the sale of Wyvelsfield in 1920

An exceedingly choice and beautifully appointed Residence.
Entrance FrontWell situated in a quiet and high-class private road, free from all main road traffic or building development, and surrounded by important Residential Properties standing in extensive grounds, about 1 ½ miles from either Chislehurst or New Eltham Station, with fast and frequent electrified services to the City and West End, close to the lovely Commons and within easy reach of the Golf Course, Village, Parish and other Churches, Bus route (109) to Bromley, etc., passing Chislehurst Station, a short distance from the market town of Bromley, and within a short motor run of several other first-class Golf Courses. Gravel soil. Sunny aspect.

The Residence is of attractive elevation in red brick and hanging tiles, partly creeper clad and with tiled roof, and unusually well built, approached by a well-formed Carriage Drive with picturesque Entrance Lodge in harmony with the Residence.
The well-planned accommodation is arranged as under –

On the Second Floor
Three Servants’ Bed Rooms, all with fireplaces and measuring respectively 22ft. by 16ft. 3in., 16ft 6in. by 11ft. 3in. and 16ft. 3in. by 15ft. 3in.
Large Box and Cistern Room, with Servants’ Bath (h. & c.) and in the Tower is a Smoking Room or Study 11ft. 6in. and 13ft. 6in. high, opening to Balcony with superb distant views.

On the First Floor
South frontSpacious open Landing and Gallery with skylight and handsome Principal Staircase in oak and pitch pine of wide and easy tread, with large staircase window, and also a secondary Staircase from the Domestic Offices.
Bed Room (South and West) 25ft. 4in. by 16ft. 3in., communicating with large Dressing Room with lavatory basin and wardrobe fitment.
Bed Room (South) 22ft. by 16ft. 3in., with fitment in Sheraton Style round the walls, with wardrobe, cupboards and drawers, etc., and casements to Balcony (South). Adjoining is Bath Room with canopy bath (h. & c. and shower, spray, wave, etc.) and lavatory basin with drawers under, with Sitz and foot baths.
Second Tiled Bath Room with modern bath and lavatory basin (h. & c. and shampoo apparatus), Sitz bath and heated towel airer, etc.
Bed Room (North), 22ft. by 16ft. 3in., with oriel windows (West).
In the Corridor are Three Secondary Bed Rooms all communicating and measuring respectively 18ft. by 17ft. 6in., 15ft. by 14ft. 6in. and 15ft. by 13ft. 3in., all fitted with fireplaces and cupboards, etc., and suitable for a Nursery Suite, etc. Housemaid’s closet with sink; W.C., etc., and Back Staircase.

On the Ground Floor (12ft. high).
Embayed Portico about 22ft. by 10ft., paved with tiles and fitted with seats and recess for statuary, etc.
Fine Entrance Hall, about 30ft. long with screen and entrance door, carved oak mantel and stove, panelled dado, galleries for china, etc., parquet floor and Lobby to Verandah.
Beautiful Library 19ft. 4in. by 16ft. 3in., including bay, with mahogany mantel and beautifully made mahogany fitment round the walls with bookshelves, cupboards and drawers, recesses for china, etc.
Drawing RoomFinely Proportioned Drawing Room 34ft. 6in. by 16ft. 3in., excluding two large bays opening to Garden on the South side, floored with inlaid parqueterie and with recessed fireplace and china, cupboards, and decorated in the Adam style. A large Verandah with tiled floor, facing South, communicates with the Drawing Room.
Handsome Dining Room 25ft. 9in. by 16ft. 3in., with large square bay overlooking the Tennis Lawn, carved oak mantel, panelled dado and separate serving door.
Corridor off Hall with Cloak Room, lavatory basin and W.C> Strong Room and Store Room with sink, and Passage to a Fine Billiard Room 28ft. 6in. by 19ft. 3in., with top light and parquet floor, large circular bay and raised recess with seat, carved oak mantel and stove, and door to Garden Terrace (South).

The Domestic Offices are will shut off on the same level and comprise:- Large Pantry with sink and usual fittings and serving door to Dining Room; Servants’ Hall; large Kitchen, 18ft. by 17ft. 6in., with modern range and fittings; paved Scullery with copper and sink; Larder; Lobby; Trades’ Entrance; and enclosed House Yard with Servants’ W.C., etc.
In the Basement (surrounded by dry area and quite light and well ventilated) Store Room, Coal Cellar, binned Wine Cellar with slide from Yard, and Furnace Room with the boilers for the Central Heating and Hot Water Service throughout. Separate entrance to the Furnace Room from the Yard outside.

Billiard RoomThe House is all in a first-rate order and beautifully appointed. Electric Light throughout; Gas also laid on for gas fires and cooker, etc.; Telephone (Chislehurst 21); Central Heating with radiators in the principal rooms, passages, etc.; Independent Hot Water Boiler. Compactly planned and easily run without a large staff.

The Lodge at the entrance to the Drive, contains Sitting Room. Kitchen, Scullery, W.C. and two Bed Rooms.
Fine Block of Garages and Stabling approached by a private road to the side of the Property, and containing:’ Garages for three or four cars, Workshop and Loft, enclosed paved Yard with glazed washing shelter, and Chauffeur’s Cottage with Living Room with range. Scullery, Bath (h. & c.), W.C. and three Bed Rooms

The well-matured and finely timbered Grounds comprise about 2 Acres and are skilfully disposed, giving the impression of a far larger area, and include broad raised Terrace, Tennis and Croquet Lawns, evergreen banks and shrubberies, clumps of choice Rhodendendra and hardy Azaleas, quite secluded and shaded by fine Oaks and other trees and flowering shrubs, etc. Lawn with Parterres, Rose-bed, etc., and well-stocked Fruit and Kitchen Garden, and range of Glass including Vinery with ten choice Vines, Peach House, Hot House, etc.: Tool and Potting Sheds, Stokehole, etc.
To the East and North is the well-known Foxbury Estate.

The Property is ready for immediate occupation without any appreciable outlay.
Price Freehold £10,500, to include the fitments referred to in the above Particulars.
The items usually denominated as Tenant’s Fixtures and the Outdoor and Garden Effects to be taken over by a Purchaser at a Valuation to be made by two Valuers, or their Umpire, in the usual manner.
Vacant Possession at an early date. Can be viewed at all reasonable times by appointment through the Agents:- David J Chattell & Sons, 10, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, W.C.2, and 65, Chislehurst Road, Chislehurst.

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