Location: Cambridge Park, Twickenham, Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom
*** A Stately Mansion in London, on The River Thames *** A Palladian Style Mansion built-in 2011 to an impeccable standard under the direction of esteemed English Architect “Quinlan Terry” on the banks of The River Thames
The Residence... ...is approximately 19,000 Sq ft (1750 m2) split across 4 stories with elevator access…
Eight Ensuite Bedrooms | Master Suite with His & Her Dressing Rooms and Bathrooms (1200 sq ft) | Staff/Guest Quarters (1 bedroom & fully self-contained) | Magnificent, Grand Entrance & Reception Hall with Mezzanine Balcony | Four Formal Reception Rooms | Kitchen/Breakfast Room with Pantry and Servery | Large Study Opening onto Reception Hall Balcony | Games Room | Fully Loaded Cinema Room | Climate Controlled Wine Cellar & Cigar Room | Indoor 12 Metre Pool | Steam Room | Gymnasium | Treatment Room | Laundry Room | Three Bay Garage with Servicing Area
Integral and Hidden Speakers throughout this property are controlled by the built-in, sophisticated Crestron system which combined with the Lutron system takes care of all the intelligent lighting, A/V, security, and I.T. requirements as well as heating and cooling systems
The Grounds...of approximately 3.4 acres, offer privacy and security with extensive, well-manicured lawns and ancient trees enveloping the perimeter. The residence sits in an elevated position above the gardens with an extensive, 180 ft wide rear terrace overlooking the garden and lawns to the rear...
Double Oak Gates to Front | High Walled Gardens | CCTV | Driveway with Parking for Numerous Cars | 160 ft Lawns Leading to Formal Gardens | Formal Gardens from 1920 and Enhanced by Landscape Designer Randle Siddeley (4th Baron Kenilworth) | 12 Meter Heated Swimming Pool | Championship Tennis Court | Woodland & Gardens Trails | Ponds | Extensive Rear Terrace | Gated Access to River Bank
Planning Enquiries and pre-applications would be sought through “The London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames”.
Moorings - Would require full planning consent and license from the relevant authorities.
Helipad - There is space and scope to provide a helipad but would require full planning consent and licensing from the relevant authorities.
History...The Old Garden is located in an area that was settled as far back as 704AD and was originally part of the prestigious Twickenham estate, Cambridge Park
A Jacobean brick mansion, built in 1610, originally occupied the site and Sir Humphrey Lynd was the first known owner and resident. A key figure in the publication of the King James' translation of the Bible, he was knighted by James I in 1613.
Other notable owners included Sir Joseph Ashe, a royalist merchant and Whig MP who acquired the property from Sir Thomas Lawley in 1657. Much later in 1751, Richard Owen Cambridge undertook a considerable amount of work on the property, passing it on to his son later the Archdeacon of Middlesex.
A second property, Meadowbank, was subsequently built in the grounds in 1824 and while the original mansion was demolished in 1930, Meadowbank House was extended in 1926, rebuilt in 1960 and it is this house that has since been replaced by The Old Garden
On the other side of the Thames, the slopes that lead down to the river were once part of a large private estate owned by the 4th Earl of Cardigan. It was here in 1842 that the 5th Duke of Buccleuch entertained Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, when the Buccleuch pleasure gardens extended right across the river and may have included the Old Garden.
More recently and since it was rebuilt, the house has been used as accommodation by A list, Hollywood actors whilst working out of British film studios. Most have been awarded total secrecy, however, Dwayne Johnson's latest visit was hardly kept secret and can be found making headlines in the kitchen and grounds of The Old Garden.
As a "Turnkey" property let, The Old Garden achieves £28,000 a week .
Location... Twickenham & Richmond is one of London's most sought-after and attractive residential areas where outside space and parks are more plentiful than SW1, the exclusivity of this area has been retained since Henry VII first made it his home in 1501.
Richmond feels more like a quintessential English Village than a borough of one of the greatest cities in the world. It is one of London's greenest spaces.
Hampton Court Palace and The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, are both nearby and Twickenham is the home of English rugby. You are spoilt for prestigious schools, including St Paul's School, Barnes and Lady Eleanor Holles School in Hampton, both among the top ten independent schools in London.
From here you have Fast Access to Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, M25 & The City.
Please Call Rob Wells 07894 545558 or James Gordon 07826 559525