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Foots Cray Place’s service buildings, built close by in warm red brick, matched the standard of the main house and its superb surroundings.
The Grade II-listed building, with its landscaped gardens, has now been turned into a luxury home that London estate agents Savills described as “versatile accommodation”, including six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and four reception rooms.
There is a guest wing and a two-bedroom cottage plus a cinema, gym, indoor swimming pool and extensive garaging. The property, dating from 1756 according to the estate agents, has more than 10,000 square feet of accommodation.
On the first floor is an impressive sitting room with a vaulted ceiling and exposed timbers while there is also access to the balcony from one of the bedrooms.
The trees opposite the old Stables were the original stronghold of the Ring-necked Parakeet for many years until the late 1980’s when they started to move away from the meadows into residential gardens. This was a very slow movement and not until the end of the 20th century did their numbers away from the meadows start to attract wider attention. Also look for Jackdaws and Grey Squirrel around here, competing for the nest holes in the trees.
The buildings were placed on the English Heritage “at risk” register before being rescued and redeveloped. The home was put up for sale in 2008 at £3.5million.