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. 

The Drive

Guide Price: £2,850,000


  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Receptions

A truly unique and outstanding five bedroom, three bathroom detached family residence, situated in an idyllic countrified setting within the heart of the Coombe Estate, with views onto a shared private lake. This immaculate property is offered with no onward chain and enjoys absolute tranquillity.

Lake House is unique and a complete one-off, thus making it a very special house, not forgetting the idyllic setting over the lake. It could be anywhere in the country, tranquil and rural but only half an hour from London. Our photographer has provided many illustrations within the brochure and can only be used a guide, as the special characteristics can only be valued once in!
Lake House is within a private gated development of three individual houses with a communal drive and lake. Each dwelling shares the ownership of the communal areas with two share certificates.  The running expenses are shared equally, including share of lake, with money only raised when needed. 

The Drive is a tree lined Avenue like road and is conveniently located close to Kingston and New Malden town centres with their excellent shopping facilities, as is the A3 trunk road offering 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 provides frequent services to Waterloo and Vauxhall with underground links to points throughout the city. The immediate area offers a wide range of recreational facilities including three golf courses, tennis and squash clubs. Richmond Park which is within easy access from either Kingston Gate or Ladderstile Gate, (the latter which is approached towards the end of Warren Road just across Kingston Hill),  is an area of outstanding beauty, and provides 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 together with an excellent choice of restaurants. There are also numerous schools for all ages within walking distance of Lake House, private, state and a variety of international educational establishments all within the immediate vicinity.

 The Property:
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.
The entire house sits on a concrete pad ranging in depth from 9ft to 15ft deep with concrete flooring to the first floor level as well. Another wonderful design feature is the fact that every room other than bedroom five has access to either a terrace or a private balcony.  The gardens are typical of a Japanese design with slate chippings to walk ways and either paved slabs or decking to the terraces with a lawned area to the rear and adjoining the lake.
The tarmacadam forecourt offers parking for approximately four to five cars with a further slate area offering an additional parking space. 
The entrance hall is approached via a bespoke designed stainless steel front door and surround to a sky light illuminated vestibule with a full height pivoted internal glass door. The entrance hall and entire ground floor accommodation and first floor bedrooms are laid with French oak wood strip flooring without knots.  The bathrooms, shower rooms and kitchen/breakfast room is Limestone Acero with electric under floor heating.
The heating was re-commissioned and now has Hudevad bespoke designed radiator panels in addition to the radiator grills within the flooring to most of the rooms. The Ideal Concord  CX gas fired boiler is positioned in a cupboard off the kitchen with  an immersion heater to the hot water cylinder and is vented through to the outside from ceiling and under ground pipes. The property has an outside thermometer which send appropriate signals to the heating programme control.
The designer light fittings from the, uplighters and down lighters are made designed either by Tobia Grau or Nobi. All the windows are aluminium framed with Hunter Douglas aluminium electric roller shutters to the drawing room windows.
The Duravit bathroom and shower room sanitary fittings, designed by Phillip Stark are white with brushed stainless steel fittings mainly by Vola (all supplied by CP Hart). Most of the bathrooms have fully tiled walls with inset mirrors with a steam room, wet shower and bidet to the master and a separate shower cubicle to the family bathroom. All have chrome heated towel rails, shavers sockets and extractor fans.
The Dada Nuvola Italian designed kitchen is comprehensively fitted with a range of wall and base units with a crystal stone surface, splash back and window cills. An unusual fitting is the Japanese imported stainless steel Tappenyaki table. Other appliances comprise of Gaggenau ceiling suspended extractor hoods, five ring gas hob with a wok ring, Imperial microwave oven, separate oven, Miele dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer and a Siemens wine fridge to the utility area. The kitchen also benefits from a walk in larder room with ample shelving, drawers and a Sycamore surface. There are three stainless steel sinks with KWO taps with spray attachments. There is a waste disposal unit and a fresh water tap as the whole system is fed by a water softener located in the garage.
The bedrooms to the first floor benefit from Molteni Italian wardrobes. There are TV/FM points throughout most rooms with telephone points with 8 lines coming into the house. One would find two video entry phone systems around the house leading to the front door.

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