A FLIGHT OF FANCY
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