London has many stunning historical properties, often tucked away in places you wouldn’t expect.
So if you’re looking for character and charm in a home as well as period detail and interest, you need look no further.
Granted it’s going to come at a price, but when you consider many of these historic homes have been done out to an incredibly high modern spec, you can’t ask for much more.
Such is the case with this beautiful mansion in the quaint West London village of Pinner that looks as if it’s almost been frozen in time.
If you can raise a £3 million mortgage this incredible home is up for grabs.
It’s an historic yeoman’s house dating from the 16th century – yeomen were a kind of lower middle class of landowners – with later additions.
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It’s Grade II* listed and situated close to the heart of the village and set in half an acre of lovely mature garden. With a lovely open fire in the grate, it would be an amazing place to spend a traditional Christmas.
Aptly called Sweetmans Hall, it is an important part of Pinner’s heritage.
Whilst the present house is understood to date from the 16th century, research undertaken by architectural historian Patricia A Clarke has traced the ownership of Sweetmans Hall back to the late 14th century so it’s possible the house stands on the site of an even earlier property. So, in many ways you’re buying much more than the house here.
It stands in secluded grounds of approximately half an acre and is situated in West End Lane, which many regard as one of Pinner’s most sought after residential roads.
It is an excellent family house too with plenty of parking, a large garage which currently incorporates a studio. A swimming pool has been carefully located so as to complement rather than spoil the garden.
Originally the land here was part of the Manor of Harrow. Records show that until about 1591 the land and some form of house was owned by the Reading family. In 1568 a lease was granted to Henry Nicholas who went on to acquire the property in 1591.
It was probably Nicholas who built Sweetmans Hall as it stands today, a typical post-medieval asymmetrical lobby-entry house
Through much of the 19th century Sweetmans Hall was let to a succession of tenants, which probably takes account of the fact that it remained little altered and remarkably unspoilt. From 1884 and through into the first quarter of the 20th century …….