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Property of the Week: What's the most expensive property in Kingston?


By The Editor

19th Mar 2021 | Property of the Week


Each week at Nub News we bring you a different property.

Today however rather than a family home to a flat we are looking at the most expensive property in the area.

Here is everything you need to know about Kingston's £10 million mansion brought to you by Coombe Residential.

Telegraph Cottage in Coombe

[I]Seven bed, seven bath on the market at £10.5 million[.B]

A rare opportunity to buy an exceptional newly built detached house completed to extremely high standards. The property is set within a small private development of 4.72 acres (formerly the rented residence of General Eisenhower during World War II) with only five other substantial detached houses.

The development which is extremely secure benefits from 12 hour security which is manned at the entrance just off Warren Road.

This spectacular designed neo-Georgian classic detached house offers accommodation of approximately 12,476 ft2 (1,159 m2) is ready for immediate occupation and is within a plot of approximately 0.5 acres with a south and west facing rear garden.

The property benefits from a large forecourt with garaging for three cars and an indoor swimming pool with steam shower room.

The property has been constructed to exceptional standards with no expense spared. It benefits from concrete flooring to ground, first and second floor levels with full air conditioning and a heat source recovery system with cavity insulated walls and roof voids.

Location

A prestigious house ideally placed in respect of Transport and education facilities. Knightsbridge by car is approximately 8 miles away and the much improved A3 within just a few minutes from Warren Road at the bottom of Kingston Hill or to the end of Coombe Lane West.

From here, it is a straight forward journey to link up with the M25 motorway, which gives speedy access to both Gatwick and Heathrow Airports.

Trains stations at Norbiton and New Malden have regular services to London Waterloo where there is a direct Underground link to the City. The nearest tube station to Warren Road is at Wimbledon.

Warren Road is a short walk from Richmond Park, the largest of the capitals eight Royal Parks.

History

Telegraph Cottage' is renowned for its association with General Eisenhower during the Second World War. He used it as a hideaway when London was being bombed by German aircraft.

It was used by Eisenhower because decoy devices were placed within Richmond Park near the Penn Ponds which omitted flames when enemy aircraft were within a six mile range. They were meant to imply factory sites that had been bombed by earlier raids, thus diverting aeroplanes from authentic targets.

However, on 16th August 1940, German bombers raided Malden and Coombe inflicting heavy casualties, with 1,300 houses being damaged and 84 being either totally destroyed or so badly damaged that they had to be demolished.

Telegraph Cottage was later owned by Mrs Gabrielle Keiller who with the Mayor, Councillor Frank Steptoe unveiled a plaque to permanently record General Eisenhower's stay.

Although named Telegraph Cottage, it is unlikely that it was ever used as a message sending point on the relay chain from the Admiralty to Portsmouth.

An earlier semaphore station was situated on what appears to have been later the Coombe Wood Golf Course, according to early maps. The semaphore station closed following the invention of the Morse Code by the American Samuel F.B Morse (1971-1872).

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