The Drive

Guide Price £2,595,000

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 3 Receptions

This character Mediterranean architect designed family house is situated in approx. 0.35/acre in a secluded setting within the exclusive Coombe Estate with 3 receptions, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen/breakfast room, games room and triple garage and conveniently located to several schools.


The Drive, a tree lined no-through road, lies equidistant between Kingston and Wimbledon town centres. Both have excellent shopping facilities, from department stores housing concessions found in famous West End Streets and specialised 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 Norbiton 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 The Drive is a private road with 17 dwellings.  Each property maintains the road outside its boundary with full rights of access for all property owners.  Each property pays a contribution towards the Malden and Coombe Estate and have full right of way across the private roads of the estate.

Built by the current owners to very high specifications in 1965, the property, situated in an overall plot size of approximately 0.35 acres is set within beautiful, tranquil surroundings around a privately owned lake in the heart of the exclusive Coombe Estate.

Although over three floors, the main accommodation is spread over two floors, with a games room and boiler room only to the garden level at the rear of the property.

The property offers spacious formal reception rooms with reasonable high ceilings which open onto the Spanish style arched covered terrace and a family room to the front with views towards the lake.

In addition there is a kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and guest cloakroom to the ground floor with Master bedroom, dressing room and en suite and four further bedrooms and two bathrooms to the first floor. The property has been extremely well maintained and offers an ideal opportunity to the discerning buyer to create a wonderful home in a sought after location within Coombe.





The Property

The property is approached down The Drive to a set of wrought iron gates found on the left hand side which lead to three houses around a private natural lake to a sweeping large forecourt offering ample parking spaces which eventually leads to the triple garage. An arched doorway leads to the solid panelled oak front door to…

Ground Floor

Entrance Hall  Mahogany herringbone flooring, a wide built in cloaks cupboard, mahogany panelled double doors to…

Drawing Room  A truly wonderful double aspect room with southerly views over the rear garden and views over the lake to the front of the house. Other features of the room is the wrought iron spiral staircase believed to come out of the old Woolwich Arsenal which was later demolished sometime in the 60’s/70’s leading up to the Master Dressing Room and the fireplace with slate surround and base. Large sliding doors lead to the covered ceramic tiled paved terrace, mahogany herringbone flooring, recessed eyeball spotlights, ornate coving, double radiator panels, wide arch to…

Dining Room  Sliding door to terrace, mahogany herringbone flooring, recessed eyeball spotlights, coving, double radiator panel, and double mahogany panelled double doors leading back to the Entrance Hall.  

Family Room  Views of the lake from the French windows, mahogany herringbone flooring, recessed eyeball spotlights, coving and two double radiator panels.

Kitchen/ Breakfast Room

Kitchen Area: A range of built in wood panel fronted wall and base units with one and a half bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap inset into a laminate work surface. The range of appliances comprises four ring gas hob with extractor fan above, built in oven, space for dishwasher, American fridge/freezer. Ceramic tiled flooring, ceramic tiled walls and views to the rear garden and access to the terrace.

Breakfast Area: Views to rear garden, double radiator panel, ceramic tiled flooring. Door to side of the property and another door to the rear terrace. Door to…

Utility Room Stainless steel sink with mixer taps inset into cupboard, washing machine and dryer with built in units above, ceramic tiled walls.

From Entrance Hall, staircase down to…

Garden Level

Lobby Built in linen cupboard.

Wine Cellar Temperature control panel.

Games Room Terracotta tiled floor, door to covered porch, low voltage lights, radiator panel. Built in cupboards. Door to…

Boiler Room: Vaillant wall mounted boiler, foam lagged hot water cylinder.

From Entrance Hall, open tread hard wood stairs to…

First Floor

Landing: Arched cathedral window to half landing providing beautiful views towards the lake. Built-in linen cupboard.

Master Bedroom Two sets of double glazed sliding doors to the balcony with tranquil Southerly elevated views over the rear garden and beyond. The balcony is lined with wrought iron balustrading originally the balustrade to the internal staircase believed to come out of Broad Street House, 54 Old Broad Street, London.  This room also benefits from ornate coving, ceiling roses with and arch to the dressing area with one wall of built in drawers and French doors to Juliet balcony with a wrought iron balustrade. Further arch to dressing room with built in floor to ceiling cupboards and a wrought iron spiral staircase to the Formal Drawing Room. Glazed door to…

En suite Bathroom Coloured suite comprising of panelled bath with gold plated mixer taps, low level WC, bidet, His and Hers pedestal wash hand basins with matching mixer taps. One wall of mirrors, fully tiled walls and floor elsewhere, window to the front garden.

Bedroom Two Two pairs of French doors to Juliet balconies with wrought iron balustrades with views to the front garden and lake, two built in cupboards, low voltage lights.

Bedroom Three Views to rear garden and glazed door to the balcony. Built in double cupboards, one with a built in sink, cornicing, double radiator panel.

Bedroom Four Sliding door to balcony, built-in cupboards, double radiator panel. Bedroom Five Sliding door to balcony, built-in cupboards, radiator panel.

Bedroom Five Sliding door to balcony, built-in cupboards, radiator panel.

Family Bathroom  White bath with mosaic tiled panel, coloured wall mounted wash hand basin, low level WC, bidet, fully mosaic tiled walls, mirrored panelled wall above bath with recessed lighting, shavers socket, built in cupboards, radiator panel, views to the front garden.

Family Shower Room Coloured suite comprising of wall mounted wash hand basin, low level WC with concealed cistern, mirrored doors to built-in vanity unit, fully mosaic tiled walls and shower enclosure with window to the rear garden, ceramic tiled floor, radiator panel, shaver’s socket.


There is a covered ceramic tiled terrace across the rear width of the property with arches across the back with wrought iron balustrading in between each arch with wide ceramic tiled steps leading down to the garden from the extended tiled terrace with outside lighting.

There is access to the side garden leading to the garage and front forecourt with another set of steps leading to the elevated flower bed.

The garden is mainly laid to lawn with a multitude of fruit trees such as apple, pear and plum trees, a fruit cage and a walnut tree situated to the rear garden. An outside shed is found to the side of the house useful for storage. The elevated brick borders are well stocked with a variety of mature seasonal shrubs and bushes.

In addition to all this, there is an outside toilet with a low level WC and wash hand basin with mixer tap with fully tiled walls and floor, ideal for garden parties and children when playing and for the gardener.

Front Garden The property offers ample parking to the tarmacadam forecourt which leads to the triple garage. Crazy paved path bordered by mature plants to crazy paved steps leading to an archway to a covered entrance porch.


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