Listed Grade II being of architectural and historic importance, Denham Mount is a charming Georgian villa built to the designs of the architect Robert Lugar in the early 19th century. Whilst Robert Lugar was regarded as a “seriously minded young man” he became known as “the country gentleman’s architect” with much of his most important work being carried out in Scotland and Wales.
Denham Mount was originally designed for Nathaniel Snell and finished in a colour washed stucco under a hipped Welsh slate roof. Significant alterations were made in the late 19th Century and internally the house now combines light and spacious reception rooms with comfortable bedroom accommodation on the first and second floors.
Of particular note is the drawing room, centred on an elegant, carved open fireplace and bay windows with French doors leading onto the veranda.
The dining room is perfectly proportioned with a fine Siena marble fireplace and intricately carved cornice work. The Veranda where part of the 1945 film, Blithe Spirit was made provides spectacular views over the gardens and grounds to the lake beyond. More recently the morning room has been added, which adjoins the kitchen and is ideal as an additional entertaining area or alternative dining room.
The first and second floors, approached by a fine cantilevered staircase, provide flexible bedroom accommodation, with each of the rooms being generously sized.
The Master bedroom enjoys outstanding views over the parkland to the lake whilst the second floor has previously been occupied as a staff flat, it now provides two additional bedrooms, a shower room and second kitchen.
The Gardens and Grounds
Laid mainly to lawn, studded with a selection of mature trees, the architect Robert Lugar wrote in 1811 “this pleasing retreat offers everything that the mind of taste could require to produce comfort and cheerfulness”.
The gardens are a particular feature of the property and include some fine specimen trees including a Wellingtonia, Red Oak, a Tulip Tree, a Judas Tree and a Pocket Handkerchief Tree. Perhaps most spectacular is the beautifully formed Copper Beech Tree which stands majestically to one side of the principal lawns balanced by a stately Cedar of Lebanon. In the spring and early summer months, the gardens are a blaze of colour with azaleas, rhododendrons and some fine Camellias. The lawns slope gently away from the house down to the Ha-Ha with the parkland and the lake beyond. Close to the lake is the Victorian ice-house and a charming folly. A gravel path provides a tranquil walk through and aroundthe gardens.
To the north of the gardens is a productive vegetable and soft fruit garden together with a glass house with a mature grape vine. Beyond is the all-weather tennis court.
Constructed of mellow brick under a slate room, the old coach house and stable block provides storage and garaging for the house.
Garage and Store
Situated due west of the house is a single garage and the old coal store and store room. This building is constructed of brick under a slate roof.
Due west of the coach house is an open fronted cart shed constructed of brick under a slate roof providing useful storage.
Situated at the head of the driveway, The Lodge is Grade II listed and constructed of brick under a slate roof with a small cedar extension to the rear. Internally the accommodation comprises two bedrooms, reception room, kitchen and a bathroom. Outside is a single garage and a secluded garden.
Currently Let, Garden Cottage is constructed of brick under a slate roof. The accommodation comprises; 3 bedrooms, reception room, kitchen and a bathroom. There is a private garden and a paved terrace. Single garage.
Listed Grade II, Mount Cottage adjoins the coach house and has recently been refurbished. The accommodation comprises 3 bedrooms, reception room, kitchen and a bathroom. There is a fenced garden to the rear.
Green Tiles Cottage
Constructed of whitewashed brickwork under a slate roof. Green Tiles has recently been refurbished and the accommodation comprises; 2 bedrooms, reception room, Kitchen, bathroom.
Gently undulating and flanked with a selection of traditional English deciduous trees, the parkland forms an appealing protective barrier around the house and gardens. The land is divided into five key enclosures which are well tended and fenced and have a metered mains water supply.
The land slopes down to the lake in the southern direction of the property which is surrounded with a further stand of mature trees and a charming Victorian folly in the west.
Lot Acres: 40