Coombe Residential

Coombe Residential, with its office on the borders of Coombe and Wimbledon, was established in 1996 to provide the Coombe area and its community with a local specialised agency which has the expertise and knowledge to cover all matters regarding property sales, letting and management. 

Gatehouse Close

Guide Price £1,325,000 SOLD

 

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Receptions 


A spacious four bedroom detached family home with two modernised bathrooms, a lovely triple aspect drawing room with elevated South Westerly views, dining room, study and kitchen breakfast room, utility room and guest cloakroom, situated in a quiet sought after road off George Road. The property which is in the heart of the exclusive Coombe Estate is but is a mere walking distance of Marymount International School for girls, Rokeby School for boys and Holy Cross prep school for girls. The property is offered in very good order throughout and is now offered for sale for the first time since 1971.


History:

The Coombe Estate is an area of outstanding beauty with areas of special architectural and historic interest. The First Duke of Cambridge (7th son of George III) in 1837 bought the Coombe Estate of some 1300 acres from the Earl Spencer. The 2nd Duke of Cambridge in 1850 inherited the land on the death of this father and on his death in 1904 the Estate was passed to the Fitzgeorge Trustees who later administered the estate on behalf of the two surviving sons until 1933 when it was sold on.

During the second half of the 19th Century the Coombe Estate was developed with a number of Victorian mansions in Victorian Gothic Style. Some were later demolished to create land for development and some remain today. John Galsworthy built three houses of note, one of which was ‘Coombe Croft’ in 1884, originally intended for his daughter. Shortly before World War II the property was acquired by the Gate House School and in 1956 by Rokeby School when it moved from Copse Hill, Wimbledon. At that time the rear grounds were sold for development to create what is now Gatehouse Close.


Location:

An ideal family house ideally placed in respect of Transport and education facilities. Knightsbridge by car is approximately 8 miles away and the much improved A3 within just a few minutes from the Gatehouse Close at the bottom of Kingston Hill or to the end of Coombe Lane West. From here, it is a straight forward journey to link up with the M25 motorway, which gives speedy access to both Gatwick and Heathrow Airports.

Trains stations at Norbiton and New Malden have regular services to London Waterloo where there is a direct Underground link to the City. The nearest tube station to Gatehouse Close is at Wimbledon.

The area offers an excellent choice of sporting and leisure facilities including several first class gold courses within reasonable distance of Gatehouse Close. There are a number of local clubs catering for cricket, tennis, bowls, squash and Kingston Town has three indoor leisure centers’ with superb indoor swimming pools. Richmond Park, renowned as an area of outstanding natural beauty has a pedestrian access approached to the end of Warren Road into Ladderstile Gate and vehicular access from Kingston Gate. This provides a picturesque setting in which to picnic, go horse riding, jogging or just take a relaxed leisurely walk.

There are numerous private, state and international schools in the local vicinity including those in Wimbledon and surrounding areas with pick up bus points all close by. Kingston Town Centre is a short car drive away and offers a daily market together with an excellent retail shopping centre providing an outstanding range of goods and services away from the London crowds. Theatres at Richmond and Wimbledon are also popular alternatives to the West End and both towns offer excellent choices of fine pubs, restaurants and bistros.


Property

On entering the road off George Road past the iron railings, the road continues down leafy surroundings to the eight houses with this being on the left hand side. There is off street for in front of the double width garage with paved steps leading up to the double glazed front door with mature shrubs and roses to the right and an astro turf lawn for easy maintenance. The property benefits from a new tiled hung facade, new UPVC double glazed windows and original wood strip flooring to the ground floor.

Entrance Hall Under stairs storage cupboard, wood strip flooring, part glazed wall and door leading to the dining room, single radiator panel, thermostat control.

Drawing Room Triple aspect with uninterrupted views towards The Drive which is approached off George Road and beyond, bay window to the side with a double glazed sliding patio door, French doors to the rear garden, three radiator panels, wood strip flooring, stone surround to the fireplace and base with a gas coal effect hearth, ornate coving. Square arch to ...

Dining Room Views towards the rear garden, service hatch to kitchen, single radiator panel, access to entrance hall, ornate coving.

Study Views to the side, single radiator panel.

Guest Cloakroom  Suite comprising low level WC, counter sunk wash hand basin with mixer tap inset into laminate work surface with cupboards below, ceramic tiled splash back, radiator panel.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room A wide range of custom built in wooden fronted wall and base units with ample work surface areas, double bowl stainless steel sink with double drainer. The built in range of appliances comprise of stainless steel NEFF double oven, microwave oven, space and plumbing for dishwasher and fridge/ freezer, ceramic tiled floor and walls, recessed spot lights, double radiator panel, views towards the rear garden.

Utility Room A range of wall and base units with a stainless steel single bowl sink with drainer, ceramic tiled splash back and tiled floor, space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer, and base freezer, double glazed doors to the front and rear gardens, sky light, recessed spot lights,  Potterton Prima F gas fired boiler with program control.

Easy rising staircase with hand rail to....

 


First Floor

Landing Built in airing cupboard with foam lagged hot water cylinder and immersion point, shower pump, new handrail and balustrade, views to the front, service hatch to loft, single radiator panel.

Master Bedroom Views towards the rear garden, one and half walls of built in bespoke cupboards with dressing table and drawers with overhead storage, single radiator panel, door to...

En Suite Bathroom Modern suite comprising glazed corner shower cubicle with hand held shower attachment, ceramic tiled panelled bath with mixer tap, low level WC, counter sunk wash hand basin with mixer tap within a vanity unit, fully tiled walls and floor, low voltage recessed lighting, chrome ladder rack heated towel rail, under floor heating.

Bedroom Two Views towards the rear garden, double built in cupboard with overhead storage, wash hand basin with mixer tap within a vanity unit with a tiled surround and spit light above, single radiator panel.

Bedroom Three Views towards the rear garden, double built in cupboard with overhead storage, wash hand basin with mixer tap within a vanity unit with a tiled surround and spot light above, single radiator panel.

Bedroom Four Views towards the front garden, two walls of built in desks with shelving above and glazed cabinets, built in cupboard, wash hand basin within a vanity unit with a tiled surround and spot light above, single radiator panel.

Family Bathroom Modern suite comprising ceramic tiled panelled bath with mixer tap and hand held shower attachment, low level WC, wash hand basin with mixer tap inset into a vanity unit, shavers socket, fully tiled walls and floor, chrome heated towel rail.


Outside

Rear Garden There is a paved path which leads across the rear width of the house alongside the elevated lawn leading to a large paved side sun terrace, large summer house, mature shrubs and climbers to the borders, pergola to one corner. Backing onto the grounds of Marymount International School. There are gated accesses to the front from both side of the house.

Double Garage Remote control operated up and over door, circuit breaker fuse board, water tap, meters for gas and electric, water softener, wall mounted Wash hand basin.


Terms

  • Tenure Freehold
  • Guide Price £1,325,000
  • Local Authority The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
  • Council Tax Banding G
  • Gate House Close Residents Association £300 per annum
  • Malden and Coombe Estate Charge £


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