A charming Victorian house, which featured in John Lewis’ heartwarming Monty The Penguin Christmas advert in 2014, is now on the market in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, for £2.8 million.

The tearjerking advert featured a young boy called Sam who was quickly filled with joy when he formed an inseparable friendship with adorable penguin Monty. As they played hide-and-seek together around the house and embarked on adventures, it pulled on the heart strings of all who watched.

This detached family home for sale has six spacious bedrooms, three bathrooms, three reception areas, heaps of storage and idyllic gardens that are as pretty as can be. It has a brilliant flow of natural light throughout, thanks to large windows, high ceilings and dazzling white walls.

Inside the property you’ll also find large fireplaces, bay windows, wooden beams in the loft extension and a country-style wooden kitchen/diner with an eye-catching red AGA.

Head up to the first floor and you’ll discover five generously-sized bedrooms and two bathrooms. One bedroom on this floor even has direct access to the garden via an external staircase (we imagine there will be some fighting over who gets this space). The second floor, which was converted from a loft, is currently used as a learning room, but it has the potential to be redesigned as you wish.

The garden will really hit your sweet spot. With well-kept lawns, a seating area, tall verdant trees and a practical shed, it truly is an escape from the bustle of everyday life.

As for the area, new homeowners will find plenty to immerse themselves in if they want the best of both city and countryside living, from Richmond Park to shops, buzzy restaurants and community life.

Watch the advert here:

Daniel Hutchins, head of sales at Savills Richmond, said: “Enviably situated within just a few hundred yards of a particularly scenic stretch of the River Thames and delightful Canbury Gardens, this handsome detached Victorian home retains its period integrity beautifully and provides a perfect setting for both family life, and more formal entertaining.

“The house has a wonderful atmosphere, so beautifully captured in the much acclaimed John Lewis Christmas TV advert of 2014.”

This property is currently on the market for £2,800,000 via Savills.

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