Built in 1777 on the original grounds of Beaufort House, the London home of the Duke of Beaufort, Belle Vue House is a rare and historic availability in the heart of Chelsea. Cheyne Walk has long been an artist’s haven, with such illustrious previous inhabitants as Whistler at No. 96 and Turner at No. 118, and Belle Vue House is no exception. Pre-Raphaelite painter William Bell Scott purchased the distinguished residence in the mid 1800s and Benjamin Disraeli, British statesman and novelist, resided in Belle Vue House for two years during one of his Premierships.
The canopy over the front house was constructed so that Queen Victoria could visit the statesman in privacy, protected from the elements. In addition to its rich history, Belle Vue House retains a wealth of period features, including a dramatic entrance hall and staircase. With magnificent rooms of grand proportions and breathtaking views over the River Thames, the estate is complete with a large rear garden with an ancient Mulberry tree, garaging for three cars, and off street parking.
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