Guide Price £5,495,000
A unique detached family residence offering 5 bedroom suites, 5/6 reception areas, linked to a stable courtyard converted to offer 3 self-contained one/two bedroom apartments. In excess of 10,000 ft2 (935.2 m2) with a double garage, situated in a quiet residential road within the Coombe Estate.
The Stables was erected circa 1936 ancillary to Edmundsbury which dates back to circa 1927-29 built by an Esher builder called Millen for Mr and Mrs Hird, a fine example of Blunden Shadbolt’s designs. Born on 31 May 1879 the son of a mahogany merchant and an Irish mother from the family name of Blunden, he started his early career as an architect in South Croydon, Rusper, Horsham, Reigate, Bognor, Margate and Brighton. Later in life he had an office near Horley station which he shared with estate agents Hallet and Ballard between the years of 1905 and 1909.
Blunden was also influenced by Lutyens architecture but developed his own niche and his typical trademarks were inglenook fireplaces, doors made from wooden planks and wooden latches and leather draw strings. The Tudor bricks and ancient beams to build Edmundsbury and the Stables were transported from Bury St Edmunds. Shadbolt not only designed new houses but restored many during his career, a list far too long to mention. His career sadly ended when he was knocked of his bicycle, had a fractured thigh and developed diabetes, then he died on 13 July 1949 from pneumonia. Edmundsbury and The Stables are now Grade II listed, and can be preserved as one of his finest works in Surrey still remaining.
Beverley Lane is a quiet countrified lane within one of the exclusive residential estates of Coombe. The Stables originally part of Edmundsbury is an oasis and can only be fully appreciated on first inspection. The immediate area of Beverley Lane offers a wide range of recreational facilities including boating on the River Thames, polo at Ham, Golf at Coombe Hill, Coombe Wood and The Royal Wimbledon golf courses within the Common. The Roehampton and David Lloyd tennis and sports clubs are nearby as is the All England Lawn tennis club. There is racing at Sandown, Kempton, Ascot and Windsor. Ladderstile Gate and Kingston Gate which are within easy reach give easy access to The Royal Richmond Park, an area of outstanding beauty, providing a picturesque setting in which to picnic, go horse riding, jogging or just take a leisurely walk. Theatres at Richmond and Wimbledon are also popular alternatives to the West End together with an excellent choice of restaurants. There are also numerous schools for all ages, Private, State and a variety of International Schools. Beverley lane is also easily accessible to several British Rail stations giving fast access to Waterloo and other mainline stations. The 57 bus route which runs along Coombe Lane West with the nearest Bus stop towards the end of Beverley Lane runs along between Wimbledon and Kingston town Centres. The A3 trunk road offers access to the South and the West End. Heathrow and Gatwick airports are also within easy access from Coombe.