ByfronsUncovering a truly stunning piece of architectural history brings upon a journey of discovery, where the history and stories that lay within the premises can be enlightening and unfold a story.  It is the unique architectural designs and intricate detailing that differentiates such properties, making them inspirational and all the more desirable. So, with a grand stone staircase providing exclusive access to stunning landscaped grounds, beautiful high ceilings, and a fresh modern interior, this two bedroom apartment is truly one you would want to be the proud owner of.

Originally built in the late 1880’s, this imposing Victorian property has been sympathetically converted to a selection of stylish apartments.  Elegantly detailed architectural designs, tall pillars and a stylish interior exhibits a true sense of grandeur and exclusivity throughout the home.  It was once owned by William Knell, a renowned Victorian developer who owned much of the Sycamore Estate within South Farnborough.  Then it stood as a detached nine bedroom residence, with servants quarters, two tennis lawns and paddocks, all set within landscaped grounds.  Having been converted to a selection of just eight apartments, the property has sympathetically preserved its integrity.  The pillared communal entrance was once the lounge of this grand home.  High ceilings, ceiling roses and an impressive sophisticated stained glass window all beautifully complement this space and provide a grand entrance to this ground floor apartment.

Character and charm continue within, as you are greeted into an entrance hall.  The well-appointed layout entails the hall running centrally along the property, off which the living room and kitchen are situated on the left.  On the opposite side are both bedrooms and the bathroom.  This well-balanced layout results in the formation of generously proportioned living spaces.

bufrons loungeFinished with a neutral palette throughout, the apartment continues to exhibit architectural detailing with high ceilings, ceiling roses and tall sash windows.  All of which enhance a light and airy ambience throughout the apartment.  The apartment features many quirks, with original double doors to the top of the hall providing exclusive access to the picturesque communal grounds.  This forms a truly special feature of this exquisite apartment, as the grand stone staircase leads onto the landscaped gardens. 

Views over the scenic grounds are visible throughout the apartment, making the ideal backdrop for entertaining or unwinding at the end of the day.  Featuring wall panelling the spacious living area has a delightful outlook and presents ample room for both seating and dining furnishings.  Off the lounge lies the kitchen, continuing with a fresh neutral palette and numerous integrated appliances are neatly incorporated here.   

A delightful bay window forms an attractive focal feature within the master bedroom, forging a light and airy space that also benefits from an en-suite shower room.  The second bedroom is another spacious double that offers built-in storage and is conveniently located adjacent to the main bathroom.

Byfrons stepsThis unique residence is truly individual with plenty of character and style.  Being situated only a short distance from Farnborough’s thriving business community and mainline station that offers convenient access to London, there is definitely no compromising here.

If you would like to arrange a viewing please contact our Farnborough team on 01252 375999 or email

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