Orford Place is the result of Beechcroft’s careful conversion of an historic manor house and outbuildings, dating from 1730. Just 7 two and three-bedroom apartments and two three-storey houses have been created within the period buildings and a further 14 elegant, new, two and three-bedroom houses and apartments have been constructed within the grounds of the walled estate.
The whole development is set in three-acres of beautifully landscaped gardens which feature sweeping lawns, formal and informal planting, a kitchen garden and an orchard. Raised vegetable beds and restored greenhouses are available for use by residents and a former potting shed has been transformed into a meeting room. An on-site Estate Manager takes responsibility for maintaining the development, including the upkeep of both private gardens and the landscaped communal grounds. The Estate Manager is also on hand to offer help and advice and to keep an eye on properties whilst owners are away.
The final house is one of the most spectacular at Orford Place. Created within the period building, the house provides an abundance of living space arranged over three levels and wonderful views over the glorious communal gardens and Ham Common.
On the ground floor, the generously proportioned drawing room has high ceilings, sash windows and a sense of Georgian grandeur - and the French doors open onto one of the two private terraces. The design of the stunning kitchen/dining room was inspired by the orangery at Orford Place and, with an expanse of glazing and doors onto the second private terrace, this is a light-filled room featuring contemporary fixtures and fittings. The first floor is dedicated to the master bedroom suite. The en-suite has both bath and shower and the separate dressing room is lined with wardrobes. The second bedroom, on the uppermost floor, has an en-suite shower room and, just across the galleried landing, is a separate study.
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