1. What do you love most about your home?
Where do we start? Being the Penthouse apartment we are so lucky to have the most amazing outdoor private terrace, with far reaching views across the River. The terrace wraps round the whole apartment offering several areas for entertaining or sunbathing in the summer months and there is a very cute cosy area at the side where we often just escape from it all on an evening and have a glass of wine.
The floor to ceiling windows provide an abundance of natural light throughout the year, cutting down on our utility bills as lights are rarely required during the day!
The kitchen of any home is always the centrepiece and this is the same in our apartment. We love the open plan aspect of the kitchen, it is such a lovely sociable entertaining space and has provided us with many wonderful memories we will take away with us. We did consider adding an island to the kitchen and if we had stayed longer, this is something we would definitely have done to make it even more of a feature.
There are two great sized double bedrooms, both with premium carpets and the master has a large, upgraded double wardrobe with larger than average en-suite, fully tiled, with a bath and double shower, which can be turned on from your bedside to ensure it is nice and warm when you get in. Not sure if this is the height of luxury or the height of laziness but we love it!
Talking of luxury, we really appreciate the underfloor heating in the winter months, especially in the bathrooms.
The apartment also offers ample storage compared to traditional 2-bed London apartments. There is also a communal bike area in the secure underground parking area, which is very handy.
2. Why are you moving?
Good question....... It is a very reluctant move as we have absolutely loved living here but the time has come for us to move further afield to the leafy suburbs, buy a house and be nearer to our family.
3. What do you love about the area?
We really have the best of both worlds living here. We commute to central London for our jobs as St. Margaret's and Richmond station are literally just down the road making it easily accessible to the City.
We have some amazing restaurants and local pubs literally a stone's throw from our front door and being just seconds from the tow path gives us easy access all the way to Richmond via Marble Hill Park.
We love to spend the weekends walking our dog along the river, crossing on Richmond Lock to either Old Deer Park, Kew Gardens or even to continue to Richmond Park. Staying on this side of the river will take you down towards Ham House and Teddington lock. We're completely spoilt for green space here and it is such a great area for running, cycling and keeping active all year round.
We hope whoever lives in this apartment after us, enjoys it just as much as we have.
Lion Wharf is an exclusive riverside development built by award winning developers, Bellway. Located in Old Isleworth and adjacent to the River Thames, the development is in a picturesque setting of landscaped gardens and courtyards. The site is situated within the riverside conservation area and its construction is very much in keeping with its historic surroundings and the listed buildings nearby.
The immediate area offers plenty of historic and modern places to visit and enjoy, such as Syon Park which borders the Thames, looking across the river to Kew Gardens. Nearby Richmond offers the finest of restaurants, the most desirable of boutiques and the numerous museums, galleries and theatres to visit. St Margarets and Twickenham are perfect local centres of both culture and leisure.
Fitness enthusiasts have a superb selection of options nearby including Virgin Active, Isleworth Leisure Centre and Pools on the Park. Twickenham Stadium is also in close proximity offering not only opportunities to enjoy the incredible atmosphere of Rugby matchdays but also some high profile music concerts.
An incredible two bedroom penthouse apartment with a huge wrap-around terrace offering uninterrupted views of the River Thames. This incredible property has been finished superbly by 5 star developers Bellway and briefly comprises a superb family room with integrated kitchen, dining area and living room leading onto the fabulous roof terrace. The double bedrooms both have direct access to the roof terrace with the principal bedroom also benefiting from an en-suite shower room. Additionally the apartment benefits from a family bathroom, underfloor heating throughout, secure underground parking and video entry phone system. The apartment also remains under NHBC warranty.
Lease Term - 997 years
Ground Rent - £350.00 per annum
Service Charge - £2,037.75 per annum
Transport & Schools
Numerous stations are in close proximity including Syon Lane and St Margarets with regular trains into London Waterloo, taking just over 30 minutes. Richmond Overground and Underground Station, on the District Line, gives fast access into central London and Osterley Underground Station, on the Piccadilly Line, provides a direct link to Heathrow. Bus routes run adjacent to the development and along Twickenham Road, less than five minutes walk away. Close to the A316 and A4, the M3, M4, M25 and M23, motorways can easily be accessed. Heathrow is 20 minutes by car and Gatwick 50 minutes.
Richmond and Hounslow Borough's Private and Independent schools are some of the best in the country with many of the schools regularly top of the National Leagues. In the immediate vicinity Gumley House for Girls, the Catholic Convent School in St John's Road, The Green School in Busch Corner and Lampton School have all been judged 'outstanding' by Ofsted. State schools include Worple Primary School which received a 'good' Ofsted report in September 2014. Other state schools include Syon School for Boys and Orleans School in Twickenham with Independent Schools like The Old Vicarage, Kings House Tiffin School for Girls and Lady Eleanor Holles in Hampton. There are also a number of International schools nearby.