A FLIGHT OF FANCY

Uxbridge Gazette - - Property Talk -

The sales brochure for this strik­ing fivebed­room, £4.5 mil­lion prop­erty fea­tures one of the more ex­tra­or­di­nary claims made by an es­tate agent.

Lake House, which was built 12 years ago, is be­ing touted by its agent eMoov as com­mutable by he­li­copter to Lon­don.

The prop­erty is a Ger­man-built pre­fab Huf house and comes with its own he­li­pad and air­con­di­tioned hanger, al­though the £250,000 chop­per isn’t in­cluded.

The 6,000 sq ft fam­ily home, reached via a mile-long drive­away through Forestry Com­mis­sion land, comes with plenty of other un­usual fea­tures.

It over­looks a pur­pose­built lake stocked with rain­bow trout and is one of the most eco-friendly

There are a hand­ful of dates in the his­tory of the UK that have changed the course of the na­tion and made he­roes of the peo­ple in­volved.

The Duke of Welling­ton, for ex­am­ple, whose bril­liant tac­tics and good luck led to the de­feat of Napoleon Bon­a­parte in 1815 at the Bat­tle of Water­loo in present-day Bel­gium.

The joint ef­forts of the British and Prus­sian armies to de­feat Napoleon and bring peace to Europe for many decades made him a house­hold name – best re­mem­bered th­ese days by the Welling­ton Boot.

Much like other homes in the UK. It in­cludes a geo­ther­mal heat­ing sys­tem that utilises an un­der­ground ice stor­age fa­cil­ity, and is built of sus­tain­able Scan­di­na­vian tim­ber.

There is also a ten­nis court, 10 acres of blue­bell wood­land and a large barn.

All the bed­rooms in the main house are en-suite and the prop­erty also fea­tures a cin­ema room plus a party-area-cum mil­i­tary he­roes, ev­ery­thing he touched or vis­ited af­ter his vic­tory turned into a shrine in­clud­ing Wilder­nesse House near Sevenoaks in Kent, which he vis­ited soon af­ter the bat­tle.

To cel­e­brate his stay, it own­ers planted Lime Trees along the av­enue lead­ing up to the prop­erty, most of which ‘man cave’ with a pool ta­ble, bar and karaoke ma­chine. It also has ‘his and hers’ of­fices for the mod­ern dual-in­come cou­ple.

De­spite be­ing made largely of floor-to-ceil­ing glass, the un­usual Huf house de­sign means it is still re­mark­ably silent. The cur­rent owner says It can be rain­ing heav­ily out­side, but silent in­side.

More in­for­ma­tion from eMoov.co.uk still stand to­day.

The house has had sev­eral uses since his visit, but its lat­est in­car­na­tion has fol­lowed the prop­erty’s pur­chase by re­tire­ment home de­vel­oper Pe­ga­sus Life, which re­fur­bished its struc­ture and cre­ated 23 one and two-bed­room apart­ments, along with eight two-bed­room mews houses in the old sta­ble block. Prices start at £655,000.

More in­for­ma­tion from pe­ga­sus­life.co.uk

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