Buying a home in Coombe
Ashworths are ideally placed for buying your new home in Coombe, and if you are new to the area we are pleased to share a few tips and interesting facts about the area.
Coombe is a prestigious and historic residential location and property prices are commonly into the millions. Coombe is set in tranquil and leafy surroundings only around 10 miles from the centre of the Capital. Close by is Richmond Park, the largest of the capital’s 8 Royal Parks and the biggest enclosed space in London. This magnificent area is also home to five golf clubs, including the esteemed Coombe Hill Club.
- William Ewart Gladstone, British Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer, spent extended periods as a houseguest of friends in Coombe.
- In 1822 the Admiralty opened a semaphore station in the Warren, which was part of the semaphore line from London to Portsmouth. The station has disappeared, but survived in the name of “Telegraph Cottage”.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower, when Supreme Allied Commander during World War II, lived at “Telegraph Cottage”.
- Three Tudor-era conduits built as a system for supplying water to Hampton Court Palace from springs in Coombe are still visible today.
Properties in Coombe
Coombe is a desirable area and includes the Coombe Hill estate. Once the site of now-demolished Coombe Warren, a 19th century property built by architect George Devey, Coombe Hill estate today consists of Coombe Hill Road and cul-de-sacs such as Greenwood Park and Devey Close; and neighborhoods along Warren Road, George Road and Golf Club Drive. Many prime mansions and substantial houses are located around Warren Road and the drives and cul-de-sacs off Kingston Hill. There is a mix of period and contemporary properties in Coombe and the majority are well-proportioned family homes, although apartments and flats are available. Families choose Coombe for its safer roads for children and the elderly.
The historic town centre of Kingston upon Thames with its excellent shopping facilities is a short drive, as is Wimbledon Village with its wide range of boutiques, cafes, pubs and restaurants. A few moments from Richmond Park, The Albert gastropub is a firm favourite with locals. The Wych Elm is another popular option. The Willow sets itself apart by specialising in healthy and vegan cuisine. Roz Ana attracts acclaim for its inventive cocktails, but it is the Indian food that is truly special. Tucked away on the South side of Wimbledon Common is the Fox and Grapes, a spacious pub with a concise menu that allows the fresh seasonal products to do the talking.
Theatres in Wimbledon and Richmond are popular alternatives to central London for local residents – often productions debut here before a West End transfer.
Coombe, Kingston and Wimbledon have wealth of good schools. Coombe boasts two outstanding preparatory schools, Rokeby for boys and Holy Cross for girls, and is close to Tiffin Boys’ and Girls’ Schools in Kingston upon Thames. There are also private school buses serving schools further afield.