GALLOPING SUCCESS AT BROADOAKS PARK
A coach house, formerly a humble dwelling for the carriage and four, is now universally recognised as a unique and desirable place to reside. So, it is no surprise The Coach House at Broadoaks Park in West Byfleet is already over 80% sold.
This charming red brick building and former Victorian coach store located in the rolling 25-acre private West Byfleet estate, has been carefully renovated and converted by award winning Octagon Developments into six individual apartments.
Steve Dunn, Octagon’s highly respected renovation specialist managing the Coach House project, comments,
“Octagon always go beyond the norm to save characterful buildings. The original exterior features such as the clock gable, stone window lintels and entrance arch have been renovated or if beyond repair, replaced, using traditional materials to ensure the mellow, timeless appeal of the property has been retained. One item we were pleased to have saved was the weather-vane, which has been beautifully restored and returned to its rightful place on the Coach House roof. The design incorporates a group of oak trees and fleet of galleons in full sail. I have a theory that the estate was once an oak plantation – many of the existing oaks here were planted close together, so they grew straight and tall, ideal for ship building several hundred years ago. The felled trunks could have been floated down the nearby Wye and onto the Thames headed for the London shipbuilding yards.”
“Back to present day, we have worked our usual magic on creating six super contemporary light-loving 2-bedroom homes behind the coach house facade, embellished with the company’s expected high-quality specification and fittings.”
The generously sized living space incorporating fully fitted modern kitchens extends into dining and living areas. Lacquer finished cabinets with smart quartz stonework surfaces house the Siemens built in appliances, along with modern touches like the instant boiling hot/chilled cold tap installation. Two double bedrooms, two bathrooms and the essential utility room complete the accommodation.
The principal bedroom comes with bespoke fitted wardrobes and a full en-suite bathroom, while the second bedroom has close access to the additional shower/WC bathroom. Superior insulation, underfloor heating, whole house ventilation, RAKO mood lighting and pressurised water systems make these homes future proof. The decorative details, such as Octagon’s distinctive cornicing and skirting boards, with floors laid to stylish porcelain tiles or fitted high grade carpets, makes these new homes the ideal ready-to-move-into choice for time-challenged professional couples or leisure-seeking mature downsizers.
Outside, there is designated parking for two cars for each of the homes with convenient EU charging points. Set in beautifully landscaped grounds, Coach House residents have their own private patios or private terraces along with the pleasing vistas of the entire Broadoaks Park estate to enjoy throughout the seasons.
City commuters have the benefit of West Byfleet’s excellent fast rail service (from 28mins) to London Waterloo, whilst road users have close access to the A3 and M25. The town centre, a few minutes’ walk away, has a first-class Waitrose and number of local independent food and restaurant specialists, whilst Woking, within 10 minutes’ drive, has all the shopping and entertainment advantages of a thriving market town.
Prices for the one remaining apartment is £625,000.
Viewings at Broadoaks Park are available on an appointment-only basis.