This substantial and imposing ten-bedroom period mansion is located in the highly exclusive and sought-after area of Coombe, Kingston upon Thames.
This substantial and imposing ten-bedroom period mansion is located in the highly exclusive and sought-after area of Coombe, Kingston upon Thames. The availability of this beautiful and welcoming family home offers its next discerning owner a once in a life time opportunity to acquire a most unique and characterful property - full of charm, detail and many a period feature. Built by Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig and incorporating some interior features brought from 12th century Scottish castles, the property offers a wonderful mix of architectural highlights, interior delights and modern, luxurious touches. This residence has not just been home to an Earl who is whispered to have played host to President Roosevelt and Eisenhower but also to famous actor Jos Ackland and has been a much-loved family home for one of the UK's leading novelists and screenwriters.
The impressive and well-appointed accommodation comprises; entrance hall boasting 12th century double doors leading to an exquisite formal drawing room with rare pine panelling and flooring rumoured to have come from Windsor Castle illuminated by a large stone bay window, a dining hall of huge proportions with a magnificent galleried staircase and large open stone fireplace - a perfect room for hosting and entertaining guests, lounge with 12th century floor tiling, stone fireplace and full height shelving providing a comfortable space in which to relax with doors leading to the indoor heated swimming pool - ideal for summer parties. The ground floor accommodation continues with a connecting rear lobby and pleasant sitting and reading area with a fireplace and a second set of stairs to the first floor and opening onto a recently refurbished breakfasting kitchen with bespoke fitted units and boasting an Aga as well as a variety of appliances and open plan breakfast/dining area with doors leading to the gardens. Finally, the ground floor also consists of an office with fitted cabinets and shelves, side lobby/boot room, washroom/utility, laundry room, W.C., cloakroom and stairs leading to the cellar.
To the first floor there is a galleried landing area illuminated by a large window, with connecting passage ways and stairs to the second floor, a first floor kitchen with fitted units, a master bedroom suite with its own entrance hallway, fireplace, stone bay window, fitted wardrobes, dressing area and ensuite bathroom, a substantial second bedroom with a large ensuite bathroom, two further double bedrooms both with ensuite facilities, family shower room, a first floor living room with double glass doors overlooking the garden leading to the fifth bedroom and an office/bedroom six.
To the second floor there is a landing area, two equally sized double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, two further interconnected bedrooms, one leading to the other with a large, split level ensuite bathroom.
Externally the property occupies a large plot, boasting a triple garage with electric power doors and luxurious annex/studio apartment above complete with open-plan fitted kitchen and ensuite shower room - an ideal office, studio or guest suite for friends and relatives. The property also benefits from private, mature and well-kept gardens with sunny aspect and terrace located from the indoor