Upper Butts, Brentford TW8
If you haven’t heard of The Butts you’re not alone, but you could be missing out on one of West London’s best-kept secrets. Property here is rarely available, as residents fall in love with the location and community and stay here for years.
Brentford did not become a town it it’s own right until the 1870s, but it has a rich history dating back much further (Julius Caesar is thought to have crossed the Thames here in AD 54) and in the 18th and 19th centuries Middlesex County elections were held and declared at The Butts, a street and square of red brick houses that were developed from the 1680s. The popular conservation area is just eight miles from Central London and within minutes of the mainline station (London Waterloo from 30 minutes).
The Chiswick branch of Winkworth is currently marketing an imposing seven-bedroom house on Upper Butts. The Grade II listed Queen Anne house is packed with period features, from the wonderful wine cellar with brick floor and arches to sash windows, oak floors, paneling and original shutters. It’s not just a timepiece however, there’s a striking contemporary pool suite with full height glass panels, Yorkstone flooring and under floor heating. In total the accommodation extends to around 5,500 sq ft.
The house is set back behind wrought iron railings and a copper beech hedge and there’s a large walled garden to the rear of the house with mature trees and shrubs and a charming summer summerhouse constructed using locally sourced, reclaimed Georgian windows.
• 7 bedrooms
• Facilities: Garage, Garden, Swimming Pool