Guide Price £2,300,000 SOLD
A truly unique detached property situated in secluded grounds with a south westerly aspect conveniently located in a countrified lane off Traps Lane and Coombe Lane West. The current owners have carefully modernised and extended the property to create extremely well balanced accommodation arranged over two floors only of approx 3,132 sq ft (291 sq m). This bright family home offers four bedroom suites and four receptions rooms with a fully fitted study and a large kitchen/breakfast room. The beauty of Turret House is that there are gardens around the entire perimeter within a screened surround of approx 0.21 of an acre, however, there is the bonus of a separate garage with wine cellar and ample storage to the side of the house.
Circa 1579 Sir Thomas Vincent built a fine Tudor house at the top of Traps Lane and adjoining the old road which is now known as Coombe Lane West. The Tudor house was occupied by many noble men including Mayor of London, Sir William Cockayne and John Spencer (later Earl), who bought the estate in 1753. A fire destroyed the house and a new Georgian Mansion (then called Coombe Wood House), was built and leased by the Earl to many prominent peers, namely Robert Banks Jenkins, the long-serving British Prime Minister from 1812 to 1827. However, after many years of occupancy and change of uses, the house was eventually demolished in 1933 when it became too expensive to maintain by any future occupier. “Turret House”, an individually designed property is built on the very site of the old Coombe Wood House in 1934 and the wall to the front is the original wall of the old Manor, with a block paved courtyard approached via a solid wooden sliding gate off Fitzgeorge Avenue.
Fitzgeorge Avenue, which forms part of the private Coombe House Estate, further benefits from a Residents Association whose principle interest is to maintain an exclusive setting, where children can play safely in the streets and properties appreciate in value.
Fitzgeorge Avenue sits conveniently between two major town centres, Kingston and Wimbledon. Both have excellent shopping facilities, from department stores housing concessions found in famous West End Streets and specialized boutiques to a wide range of restaurants meeting the palates from across the world. The A3 trunk road offers fast access to central London and both Gatwick and Heathrow airports via the M25 motorway network. The nearest train station at Raynes Park is within walking distance, and the 57 bus route runs along nearby Coombe Lane West to Wimbledon from which there are frequent services to Waterloo with its underground links to points throughout the city. The immediate area offers a wide range of recreational facilities including five golf courses, tennis and squash clubs and many leisure centres. The 2,360 acres of Richmond Park, area of outstanding beauty easily accessed from Kingston Gate and Ladderstile Gate, provide a picturesque setting in which to picnic, go horse riding, jogging or just take a leisurely walk. Theatres at Wimbledon and Richmond are also popular alternatives to the West End. There are numerous excellent local schools for all ages, private, state, and a variety of international educational establishments many within walking distance.
ENTRANCE HALL | DRAWING ROOM | DINING ROOM | FAMILY ROOM | STUDY | LIBRARY | KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM | UTILITY ROOM | GUEST CLOAK ROOM | FOUR DOUBLE BEDROOMS ALL WITH EN SUITE BATHROOMS/SHOWER ROOMS | SECOND UTILITY
GAS FIRED CENTRAL HEATING AND HOT WATER | WATER SOFTNER | DOUBLE GLAZED WINDOWS | UNDER FLOOR HEATING TO KITCHEN AND ENTRANCE HALL | BLOCK PAVED SECURE FORECOURT | OUTDOOR HEATED SWIMMING POOL WITH ELECTRIC COVER | FULYL IRRIGATED GARDENS | DETACHED GARAGE WITH ACCES TO WINE CELLAR
LANDSCAPED GARDENS | QUALITY FITTED CUPBOARDS AND DRESSING UNITS TO ALL BEDROOMS | FULLY FITTED STUDY WITH UNITS FROM NEVILLE JOHNSON | SOLAR PANEL HOT WATER | ALARM SYSTEM
An automatic wooden sliding gate opens onto a mono bloc driveway with parking space for three to four cars. A few circular steps with inset floor lights lead down to the front terracotta tiled covered porch. Cupboard with concealed pipes. Part-glazed front door into small lobby with window to front and terracotta tiled floor, low voltage lights.
Glazed wooden door to…
Entrance Hall: Ceramic tiled floor with under floor heating, built-in cloaks cupboard with Formica double sliding doors with hanging space, shoe racks and wire rack drawers, vertical radiator panel, under stairs cupboard with shelving.
Guest Cloakroom: Views to front, ceramic tiled floor, recessed low voltage lights, white suite comprising wide oval pedestal wash hand basin with mixer taps and glass splash back, low level WC, heating control.
Two glazed doors to…
Dining Room: (14’ x 10’4”/4.25m x 3.15m) Original South American wood block flooring, original sliding French doors to rear garden terrace, original built-in floor to ceiling built in cupboards with display shelving, two wall lights, two vertical radiator panels.
Two glazed doors opening to…
Family Room: (15’7” x 12’/4.75m x 3.65m) Original South American wood block flooring, views to the rear garden through original sliding windows with plantation shutters, double radiator panel, built-in wall-to-wall base cupboards with space for DVD and CD racks. Built-in surround speakers, door to front entrance hall.
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Drawing Room: (24’3” x 16’10”/7.40m x 5.15m) With double aspect views to the rear garden via a semi circular bay window. Original South American wood block flooring, fireplace with iron and glass surround with marble base and built-in space for wood storage, three double radiator panels, four wall lights.
Double wooden sliding doors to…
Library: (13’3” x 8’10”/4.05m x 2.70m) Views to the front courtyard, original wooden flooring, two vertical radiator panels, built-in high level shelving.
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Kitchen: (25’2” x 12’10”/7.65m x 3.90m) Double aspect room with views to front and side. Ceramic tiled floor with under floor heating. Range of built-in wall and base wood effect units with single stainless steel sink with mixer tap and pull- out spray hose inset into a granite worktop with drainer and granite splash back, moveable island on wheels with granite worktop and drawers. The range of integrated appliances includes a 5-ring MIELE gas hob with MIELE stainless steel extractor fan with glass canopy, two vertical MIELE electric ovens with plate warmer underneath, HOTPOINT American style fridge freezer. The units include utensil drawers, a tall unit of pull-out storage drawers, with further low level storage drawers, carousel corner units. Tall unit housing fuse boards and heating controls. Recessed low voltage lights, built-in ceiling speakers, radiator panel, entry phone. There is space at the front to have a seating area with wiring for TV.
Breakfast Area: (12’6” x 10’10”/3.80m x 3.30m) Triple aspect room with views to front and side, ceramic tiled floor with under floor heating, double glazed doors to side terrace with a westerly aspect, skylight ceiling with recessed low voltage lighting and built-in ceiling speakers, one radiator panel.
From Kitchen, glazed door to…
Utility Room: Window and glazed door to side terrace, ceramic tiled floor with under floor heating, range of wall and base units including broom cupboard, single stainless steel sink with mixer taps inset into granite worktop with ceramic tiled splash back. Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. (If included, MIELE washing machine and tumble dryer), cupboard housing MEGAFLO water cylinder and POTTERTON boiler with control panel, low voltage lighting.
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Study Two: (10’ x 9’2”/3.05m x 2.80m) View to side terrace, original wood flooring, vertical radiator panel, low voltage lights and built-in ceiling speakers, built-in base unit incorporating desk with filing cabinets, range of base storage cupboards with shelving above.
From Entrance Hall, views to front through the turret, easy rising circular staircase with low wooden balustrade.
Landing: Airing cupboard, vertical radiator panel, low voltage lights, entry phone, window to front. Two steps up to…
Master Bedroom: (16’10” x 16’9” x 5.15m x 5.10m) Double aspect with views and access to decked balcony overlooking the rear garden and southerly views beyond, one vertical and one horizontal radiator panel, original sliding French doors and windows opening onto:
En suite Dressing Room: Views to the front, single radiator panel, range of built-in tall units with sliding doors and mirrors including ample drawers and hanging space, built-in dressing table with drawer, recessed low voltage lights, heating control. Door to…
En suite Bathroom: Ceramic tiled floor and fully tiled walls, white suite comprising low level WC, wall hung rectangular wash hand basin with mixer taps and cupboard below, vanity unit with mirrors and light above, shaver socket, Jacuzzi bath tub with hand held shower attachment, mixer tap and grab handles, wet shower area with glass surround with hand held shower attachment, separate rain shower head.
Bedroom Two: (18’4” x 10’8”/5.60m x 3.25m) Double aspect views, one double radiator panel, range of built-in units incorporating drawers, desk, shelving and clothes cupboard with hanging space, drawers and shelves. Two wall light points. Door to…
En suite Bathroom: View to side. Ceramic tiled floor and fully tiled walls, white suite comprising low level WC, pedestal semi-circular wash hand basin with mixer tap and towel rail under, elevated (kidney shaped??) shower tray with glass surround, hand held shower attachment and mixer tap shower control, single radiator with glass shelf above and mirror fronted vanity unit with light above and shaver socket inside,.
Bedroom Three: (14’2”>12’4” x 12’/4.30m>3.75m x 3.65m) Views to rear garden, two single radiator panels, range of built-in base units incorporating desk and shelving, also two double cupboards with ample hanging, shelving and drawers. Door to…
En suite Bathroom: Views to side, ceramic tiled floor and half-tiled walls, single radiator panel, low voltage lights, white suite comprising low level WC with concealed cistern with shelf above, wall hung wash hand basin with mixer tap, vanity unit with mirrors above, ceramic tiled bathtub with mixer tap and hand held shower attachment and glass surround, shaver socket.
Bedroom Four: (13’2” x 12’6”/4.00m x 3.80m) Views to rear, two vertical radiator panels, range of built-in cupboards with hanging space, shelving and high level storage cupboard, wall brackets for TV, heating control panel. Door to…
En suite Bathroom: (12’2” x 12;6”/4.00m x 3.80m) Views to rear, ceramic tiled floor and fully tiled walls, ladder rack heated towel rail, low voltage lights, extractor fan. White suite comprising low level WC, wall hung wash basin with mixer taps, wall vanity unit with mirrored doors and light above, shower cubicle with glass surround and door with control, mixer taps and hand held shower attachment.
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Second Utility Room: Ceramic tiled floor, extractor fan, low voltage lights, tall cupboard housing MEGATECH solar cylinder, base unit with worktop with inset round stainless steel sink, mixer tap, mosaic tiles splash back, further cupboard housing CORGI boiler [space and plumbing for MIELE washing machine and separate] Fuse board.
From front driveway tiled pergola covered area for seating with steps down to side terrace with brick planter on the side, wooden pedestrian side gate leading to side road and access to garage.
Step down to gravelled area with wooden shed housing the swimming pool boiler and water purification and filter system Small wooden gate leads to rear garden.
Garden: (49’6” x 91’2”/15.10m x 28.00m) Mainly laid to lawn with manicured high hedge providing complete privacy, Indian sand stone tiled terrace with steps down leading to the swimming pool. The garden has a wide array of mature shrubs and perennial plants with two beautiful wisterias with different colour flowers.
Swimming Pool: (32’6” x 12’/9.90m x 3.65m) Indian sand stone surround with ample space for sun loungers, rectangular lap pool with mosaic tiled base and sides, electric automatic pool cover.
Tiled side access with further small wooden gate to front of house. External wall lights to front and side of house.
- Tenure: Freehold
- Guide Price: £2,325,000 Subject to Contract
- Local Authority: The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
- Council Tax Banding: H £3,324 per annum
Note: No warranty is given concerning this property, its fittings, equipment or appliances as they have not been tested by the Vendors Sole Agents. Measurements are approximate and no responsibility is taken for any error, or mis-statement in these particulars which do not constitute an offer or contract. No representation or warranty whatever is made or given either during negotiations, in particular or elsewhere.