Church Road, Ham, Richmond TW10

£8,250,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6
Hollybush House is a unique historical detached and gated residence set in mature and established grounds and located on the perimeter of Richmond Park and close to Ham Common and Petersham Meadows.

Originally built c.1915 and owned by the Earl of Dysart, a prolific landowner in the area, it was largely rented to a series of notaries and other high-profile tenants until it was sold as part of the Ham and Petersham Estate Sale in 1949. It has been mainly owner-occupied since then and has been in the current ownership since 1996.

Hollybush House is situated on an impressive self-contained plot of just over an acre on the south-west perimeter of Richmond Park and bordered by Ham Common Woods, giving the property a very private and unusually secluded environment. The sweeping driveway with two separate points of gated entry affords the house an immediate sense of grandeur and a first impression that is not easy to replicate with other houses anywhere in the area.

The grounds are extensive and almost completely hidden from the outside world. They surround the house on three sides and feature elegant landscaped gardens, lawns, tennis court and forecourt parking for multiple vehicles, as well as a triple garage.

The main house and pool extend to over 8500sq.ft. And with the garage and gym included it increases the total accommodation to over 9900sq.ft. The house is naturally arranged over three floors with expansive living and entertaining space, a good balance of bedrooms, ample bathrooms, guest suite and master suite with dressing room. There is a large study on the ground floor plus a dedicated and self-contained office suite above the garage.

The indoor pool and spa facility is extremely well designed and very impressive; probably one of the largest and refined indoor pools to be found in the area.

Hollybush House is rare find; completely unique and with more outside space than one is likely to find anywhere else in the area. There is enormous scope for alteration and updating to taste in order to make Hollybush House a remarkable dream home.

Situation

Church Road runs from the Richmond Park end of Ham Gate Avenue, through Ham Common Woods and ending at the junction with the A307 Upper Ham Road. There are few houses on the road because much of the land either side remains as protected woodland. Grade II listed St Andrews Church, the first building reached along the road from the Ham end, creates something of a landmark with its imposing neo-gothic front elevation. The road itself has a wonderful countryside feel; far removed from the busy centres of Richmond and Kingston to the north and south. In the spring and summer the mature trees create a natural canopy over some of the road and the woodlands are haven to much wildlife.

Approximate line of sight distances from Hollybush House:

• Central London - 9 miles

• Heathrow Airport - 6 miles

• Richmond Station - 2 miles

Access to Richmond Park, with its 2500 acres of deer-inhabited national nature reserve parkland, is just at the end of Church Road via Ham Gate. Ham Common is equidistant in the other direction which in turn leads on to Ham House and Garden (National Trust) and the River Thames; all very accessible on foot. Other attractions of the area are Ham Polo Club, Richmond Golf Club and Petersham Nurseries. Schooling in the area is also excellent with The German School London, Gray Court School, Tiffin and Kingston Grammar School being some of the closest.

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