Guide Price £8,500,000
- 9 Bedrooms
- 6 Receptions
A spectacular seven bedroom Georgian family Residence with mature grounds behind high secure walls and a sweeping carriage driveway offering gracious living accommodation across three levels with the benefit of a self contained guest lodge.
Built circa 1954, the gracious Georgian manor is offered for sale within immediate grounds of approx. 1.54 acre including a Separate Pool House with gym and 15 meter outdoor pool and a separate wilderness garden.
Coombe Hill Road is one of the most popular private roads on the exclusive Coombe Hill Estate. Situated between the town centres of Kingston and Wimbledon, their excellent shopping facilities are both within easy reach as is the A3 trunk road offering fast access to Central London and both Gatwick and Heathrow airports via the M25 motorway network. Train stations at New Malden, Norbiton and Raynes Park provide frequent services to Waterloo with its underground links to points throughout the City. The nearest tube station is Wimbledon. The immediate area offers a wide range of recreational facilities including three golf courses, tennis and squash clubs. There is pedestrian access to Richmond Park which is an area of outstanding beauty, providing a picturesque setting in which to 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, public, state and international such as Holy Cross Prep School for girls, Rokeby School for boys, Marymount International School day and boarding for girls, Coombe Hill Infants and Juniors all being within walking distance and many more with bus route pick up points very close to the property.
This property is a prominent house situated within the prestigious Coombe Estate being only 8 miles from Central London. Being only minutes walk from the well renowned Coombe Hill Golf Course, the property also enjoys well maintained and meticulously landscaped grounds with the added benefit of a historical path and garden gate previously part of the old Victorian Coombe Warren manor as with the Grade II Listed Drawing Room within the property, featuring a barrel ceiling. The property is also situated within the Coombe Hill Conservation Area featuring other properties of notable interest.
It is rare to find such an imposing family home within the Coombe Estate with historical interest and mature grounds which are mostly walled if all aspect are acquired.. The property is approached via a sweeping gated carriage driveway with ample off street parking leading to the imposing front door and leading onto the gated courtyard to the garage, guest lodge and side entrance to the main house. The front of the property enjoys total privacy behind a very high brick wall with mature shrubs to the borders and a mature copper beech tree.
The property is approached into a vestibule via double doors which then lead into an imposing marble floored entrance hall, with a sweeping staircase leading to the first floor, with the benefit of high ceilings throughout this level. The property, which offers excellent accommodation arranged over three floors, is ideal for entertaining with two wonderful formal reception rooms as there is a second staircase for children to access the upper floors from the kitchen. The Grade II listed drawing room with its old pine panelling and barrelled ceiling, features two arched double doors opening onto the rear garden with an extremely high ceiling and feature fireplace.
The dining room offers a formal setting for entertaining, with a stone fireplace in one corner and views over the rear lawns from three pairs of French doors. Off this room is an octagonal shaped snug room with a feature fireplace and views of the rear garden.
The Library is another beautiful room flanked by built in floor to ceiling base cupboards and book shelves with a central fireplace with a triple aspect and access to the well manicured Italianate Pope's side garden with box hedging and statuettes (not included). In addition to all this is the powder room with spacious built in cupboards, wash area and separate cloakroom.
To the end of the reception hall is the informal TV area which adjoins the breakfast room and kitchen being all open plan. Stairs lead down to the basement where the utility room is found and other store rooms. Off the kitchen is the secondary staircase, a further cloakroom and access to the inner courtyard.
Ascending the curved staircase from the reception hall, there are four bedrooms on the first floor including the master suite. The master bedroom suite is to the rear of the house with three small balconies overlooking the grounds and a luxurious en suite bathroom with under floor heating. Across the hall is another very spacious bedroom, flanked by two walls of built in cupboards with joinery matching those of a true gentleman’s dressing room with a range of hanging, drawer units, shelving behind glass doors. In addition to this is a further dressing area with an array of further storage. This whole area is being used as a ‘His’ dressing room and private study but could be a separate bedroom. In addition, there is a second bedroom suite with an en suite bathroom and dressing room, and another bedroom with an en suite bathroom. Two additional staircases lead to the second floor.
The second floor of is ideal as the children's floor. There are four bedrooms and three bathrooms, two of which are en suite. One of the bedrooms could potentially be suitable as staff accommodation as there is an open plan kitchen and sitting room at the east side of the floor.
Across the cobbled courtyard from the main house is the entrance to the guest lodge/flat, with a sleek and contemporary design throughout. The very spacious kitchen/dining area is modern, with sharp, clean lines and is fully fitted with modern appliances. The living room offers spectacular views of the rear garden from the French doors of the balcony with a galleried mezzanine bedroom area.
The grounds are as much a feature of the property as the rooms and architecture. A well manicured lawn stretches back from the main house and elevated terrace which spans across the rear width of the property bordered by very mature plants and trees. A discreet entrance to the left, down stone steps lead to the swimming pool area with landscaped gardens leading to the heated pool and the pool house. The pool house, designed by Richard Holden, is simply magnificent with a portico facing the pool. It comprises a studio room with kitchenette and a gym with shower rooms. Within the grounds are also woodland areas and a Grade II Listed wall which was part of the original Coombe Warren estate. The garden wraps around the house on the east side leading back to the front of the house.
To the far end of the garden is a brick wall with a high wrought iron gate and railings leading to a wilderness garden with an elevated section bordered by a mature hedge, and an area leading to greenhouses and timber outhouses, organic vegetable garden and alike.
A magnificent property and gardens which can only be appreciated when viewed.