Property of the Day: Pinewood House, Oxshott, Surrey
THE PROPERTY: Pinewood House is a Grade II-listed 28,501-square-foot mansion that dates back to the 1880s. Combining Pre-Raphaelite bas-reliefs with modern-day facilities, the property is a unique blend of old and new.
THE LOCATION: The property is set within three acres of well-maintained gardens and offers panoramic 360-degree views stretching to London and the Surrey Hills. The nearby area is filled with shops and restaurants and has excellent schools. Sports and leisure facilities are available in abundance, with horse racing and polo at Kempton Park, Sandown Park, Royal Ascot and Windsor, and golf facilities at St George’s Hill in Weybridge and the RAC at Epsom.
THE INTERIOR: The attention to detail is remarkable. The impressive double-height Great Hall with oak panels, intricately carved wooden pillars and a remarkable stonework fireplace dominates the mansion, while the walls of the 50-foot ballroom are covered with 24-carat gold leaf. The room’s hand-painted ceiling was crafted by the Austrian decorator Peter Stoff, who also restored the interiors of Buckingham Palace and the Palace of Sultan Brunei. Elsewhere, the house includes three master suites as well as a further six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, three kitchens, four balconies and a security flat.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Pinewood House’s leisure facilities are second to none, with both an indoor and outdoor pool, a jacuzzi, a gym, a bar and a cinema. With a terrace, expansive landscaped gardens and a Mediterranean area, the property is perfect for hosting parties, with the total event spaces accommodating up to 100 guests. For children, the impressive Kids Kingdom playground, individually designed as a smaller copy of the main house, is a delight.
BUY IT NOW: £14,500,000 with UK Sotheby’s International Realty
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