Warren Lane, Oxshott, KT22

£14,500,000

13 bedroom house for sale in Warren Lane, Oxshott, KT22

A palatial hilltop mansion of ambassadorial proportions, international specification, and every conceivable luxury, with commanding views towards London. The flawless restoration of Jacobean elegance is charismatically complimented by the latest in contemporary creativity. Pinewood House is Grade II listed, being of historic and architectural interest. A city financier ordered the development of Pinewood House in 1880. A shipping magnate later bought the building in 1917, whose fleet of ships were instrumental in the demise of the German U-Boat blockade in WWI. In tribute to the period of the shipping magnate’s ownership, there are a number of maritime features in the property. More recently, there has been a transformation of the house, which has been restored to its original glory, and now features high specification facilities of an exacting standard. It has been extended to provide an indoor swimming pool complex, spa facilities, and beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds.

The leisure complex includes an indoor swimming pool with a jacuzzi and waterfall diving step, changing rooms, and showers. Pinewood House offers world class facilities such as a mosaic-lined steam room, a timber-panelled sauna, a treatment room, and a gym that is technologically prepared with wiring for state of the art health equipment. The bar area is separated by a glass wall from the rest of the spa complex.

The house features an art deco cinema, which has a triple screen, and electrically adjustable seats, to create the most relaxing atmosphere. In addition, there is a fully operational kaleidoscope DVD system, offering a complete home cinema experience.

The highest standards have been adhered to within the kitchen, which has been designed and built by Bulthaup and complimented by the most advanced appliances installed by Gaggenau. On the lower ground floor lies a vast commercial kitchen fitted with the facilities of a five star restaurant, including a heated dummy waiter, connecting the basement kitchen to the ground floor entertaining area. A cold room, separate pantry, and professional air exchange and extractor, meet all the requirement of a top chef.

The gardens at Pinewood House are a unique feature of the house, and take inspiration from their historic origins and the wonderful hilltop position, which gives outstanding vistas over the Crown Estate. Extensive flagstone terracing provides ideal areas for outdoor entertaining. The variety of mature trees, water features, and exotic planting, creates a Mediterranean ambience, unlike any in the area.

Oxshott is part of the borough of Elmbridge, which includes Weybridge and Esher. This highly desirable residential area, with over 2000 acres of open space and commons, has many opportunities for walking and riding. The River Thames, which forms part of the northern boundary, provides boating, rowing, and sailing. The gardens at Claremont in Esher, and the famous Royal Horticultural Society gardens at Wisley, offer relaxation for expert and layman alike.

Oxshott Village Sports Club is a multi-sport club embracing cricket, football, squash and hockey, and has a bowling green, tennis courts, and flood-lit netball courts. There are six gold courses within a 6 mile radius of Oxshott, Leatherhead Golf Club in nearby Ashtead being the closest. For the racing enthusiast, Sandown Park, as well as Epsom and Kempton Park, are within easy reach.

Also in close proximity are two famous tennis landmarks. The Queen’s Club in West Kensington, founded in 1886, a few years after Pinewoods House was originally built, was the first ever multipurpose sports complex to be built anywhere in the world. Wimbledon, centre stage to the world’s finest championship tennis event, lies a mere 15 miles away. It was a tradition that Wimbledon champions were invited to Pinewood House after the games.

Pinewood House, Oxshott offers a residence with all the benefits of rural seclusion, married with the excitement of a metropolitan lifestyle.

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