RUSHGROVE HOUSE - A FINE PIECE OF GEORGIAN HISTORY WITH NAVAL CONNECTIONS: Secretly nestled behind secure cast iron gates in the heart of Woolwich and in close proximity of the military barracks and renowned Royal Arsenal, is this completely stunning 6 double bedroom, grade two listed Georgian beauty.
Build in 1816, this historic Georgian mansion known as Rushgrove House is steeped in history and was enlarged over the years and bought, by the admiralty to become the home of General Sir Anthony Blaxland Stransham, commandant of the Royal Marine Barracks, which was just around the corner on Frances Street. It was sold by the army in 1986 and was used as a family home until recently.
Under its current owner, this magnificent property has been lovingly restored maintaining a wealth of period features whilst incorporating modern 21st century touches perfecting its appeal. Comprising 5/6 double bedrooms, this grand property is spread over four floors and further benefits from three receptions, a dining room, games room and kitchen breakfast room.
Spread over approximately 4000 acres, this prestigious property incorporates the tranquil Mulgrave pond, a pond created in the 1750’s for use as a reservoir for the neighbouring naval dockyard. It was designed as a fire precaution and also to supply new houses nearby with fresh water with underground conduits taking water as far afield as the Royal Artillery Barracks and even down to the steam engines at the Arsenal. Today however, this now, private boat lake makes for a crowning yet tranquil attraction rife with natural wildlife.
As such, this period gem was also deemed the perfect film location for the renowned director Mike Leigh’s biopic Mr Turner.
As for the area, Woolwich is an area that is currently enjoying a renaissance with recent high-profile development schemes including The Royal Arsenal and £50 million regeneration of the Royal Military Academy.
This combined with the arrival of Crossrail 2018/2019 make this an area of significant interest to anyone looking for a property hotspot.
The area currently is well served by transport links as follows: Woolwich Arsenal: DLR and Rail Zone 4 (access to City Airport 6 mins. New York and European destinations.) Woolwich Dockyard: Rail Zone 3 Woolwich Ferry: Thames crossing. Woolwich Pier: Thames Clipper giving river access to Central London.
Available with no onward chain, secure your chance of sharing in this home’s proud history and subsequent legacy.
Viewings by appointment only.