East Molesey, Surrey
England, Storbritannien

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Surrounded by acres of parkland which are protected by English Heritage this Historic five floor, four bedroom Listed Building, now owned by a passionate Property Designer who has restored The Swiss Chalet and its surrounding land back to its origina
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United Kingdom Sotheby's International Realty

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Phone: +44 (0)1932 860537
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Om East Molesey, Surrey

The current Owner has restored and interiorly designed the property in very unique and distinctive stages to reflect its heritage. With four bedrooms and en-suites, three large reception rooms, including an indoor party-room with 21 meter man made beach, two luxurious kitchens, what will be the first floating swimming pool on The River Thames in the UK, an indoor spa complex and a wine cellar that can hold up to 1,600 bottles. The Chalet The Chalet has 365-degree view landscaped gardens surrounding the property, the building previously sat freely on the ground but planning permission was obtained in 2014 to lift from the flood plain and is now secured for centuries to come. The pathway around the property follows the way the land lies and is designed therefore uneven and curved. Upon entering the property you're met by an oriental lush garden with grated metal flooring which below holds natural water and Koi Carp. You then cross an oriental bridge with its handrails designed in the shape of samurai swords. You enter the rest of the home, with an impressive collection of Italian bespoke made glass lights hanging to your right in the shape of clouds floating over the landscape. This mirrors the connection with nature again. To your right you descend stairs which takes you to the lower ground family or party room floor. The Beach, there you can find a large performing stage, plenty of sitting areas or if you prefer on the 40 tons of warm sandy beach, pool table and games, or merely stay by the bar to enjoy a fruity cocktail whilst counting the collections of wine on the cellar racks. Behind the bar a secret door leads you into the cinema room before you pass through an old submarine door to the leisure roman bath and spa areas, and therapy room. There are large sky lights in The Beach area which gives an impressive outdoors feeling, there is also a karaoke performance stage on the back wall and sun landscapes painted on the walls to the sides. The spa facilities include a gym, sauna and steam room and second outdoor pool. On the first floor you find a remarkable out of the ordinary conceptuality designed Italian kitchen. Through double doors you reach a very large dining area which can be open plan or closed off with Swarovski crystal clear glass automated doors. A living wall divides the kitchen from the dining room, surround sound system throughout the whole property and a state of the art bespoke kitchen including extra-large five famous Gaggenau fridges. The entire kitchen (double ovens, microwaves, grills, steam ovens etc) appliances are all Gaggenau. Original period barber chairs are found at the breakfast bar. Original Battle of Waterloo canons decorate the dining area along with luxurious lamps made from Indian sarees. There is also an 18 people Swarovski crystal clear table in the dining area with German designer leather chairs. A very large outdoor balcony containing a large Italian (Lapicida) marble dining area and extra lounge, at the end of the room overlooking acres of The River Thames. To the second floor, there is a library which is carpeted throughout with a crystal chandelier, this is designed in a much older period style in comparison to the rest of the property and has strong Victorian influences throughout. There is also the first guest bedroom on this floor, designed as a French boudoir, it has very romantic interiors, Victorian influences and a guest en-suite. There is also a laundry room on this floor to service the guest bedrooms. Two further guest rooms can be found on this floor, both mirroring each other and with en-suites. These incorporate Japanese pod beds which have layers of comfort, a body massage bed system and incorporated TV/computers on the roofs so people can lazy themselves watching television whilst laying in the bed, these room pods also change colour into many fluorescent lights, from clam and smooth to vibrant colours according to the guests staying. The first of these bedrooms has Swedish wallpaper in silver and gold and polished pure plaster on the ceiling which has gold mixed into it. Italian appliances are incorporated in the en-suite. The second bedroom has a much calmer feel, with blue tones throughout and interiors to reflect connection with water in the bathroom. Both bedrooms have great views over King Henry VIII's grounds. On the top floor you find the master bedroom suite, which takes up the entire floor with an en suite bathroom. This is wooden clad and the en-suite bathroom has hand basins made of marble and 24 carat gold. Each of the his and her toilets have gold on the doors and Japanese toilet units. With gold parquet flooring in the Master Bathroom, there are two free-standing extra-large baths made of copper which was sourced from India. To either side of the entrance you'll find two rare master pieces 'designed emerald stone marble gong basins designed and fabricated #34;by Kreeo#34; in Italy. The interior of these basins are covered with 24 carat gold. Two Japanese toilet rooms are also found either side surrounded by glass doors covered by roman hammered antic 14 carat gold. There are plans to include a small hanging fireplace in the bathroom to give a chalet feel to the area. The master bedroom has an impressive purple/blue sea creature designed Italian chandelier, very tall gothic ceilings and impressive Japanese wallpaper. There are also Italian #34;B#38;B Italia#34; bespoke wardrobes along with real leather finishing. With doors leading to a balcony overlooking The River Thames and various islands and the famous Hampton Court, King Henry the VIII Palace. The Location The magnificent Hampton Court Palace is a few minutes' walk from The Chalet. Renowned for being Henry VIII's favourite Royal residence, the palace was built circa1514 for Henry VIII and completed later by Christopher Wren, the same architect of St. Paul's Cathedral. The Palace has not been inhabited by the British Royal Family since the 18th century but remains a national landmark and a celebrated part of Great Britain's history. Around the Hampton Court Palace lies the second largest Royal Park in London, Bushy Park. The park which cover the entire stretch of the Hampton Riviera and Chalet Estate, has a very distinctive landscape with an incredible variation of wildlife and habitats within its walls. Shaped mostly by its history as a Royal hunting ground it has a very unique landscape, there are also various ponds and streams that can also be enjoyed. One of the main attractions that Bushy Park possess are the Deer that roam throughout the park both the Red and Fallow variety of Deer can be seen, just as they did when King Henry VIII used to hunt there. With so many gastronomic delights on offer in the nearby town, everything is available to enjoy from the fresh local produce including the local butchers, bakeries and markets on to some wonderful and welcoming restaurants, bars and caf#233;s. Located just 35 minutes from Waterloo by train and good access via road. This is truly a rare #34;One-off#34; property that would make a fabulous weekend retreat for the discerning few.

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Amenities
Historic Property, Four Bedrooms, Four Reception Rooms, 185 Metres of Mooring, Spa Complex, Internal Beach, Indoor and Outdoor Pools, Cinema Room, Parking for 20 Cars