A refurbished former Royal building located in Richmond’s Old Deer Park, nine miles from Central London.
This historic Grade I listed private residence overlooks its own lake and was built for King George III as his Observatory in 1769 by the well-known architect of the day, Sir William Chambers. The property stands in seven acres of parkland and is reached by a private drive running through The Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Course.
The King’s Observatory has been converted to a prime residence and retains many of its original features, including listed display cabinets that previously housed the King’s collection of scientific instruments. The property has been finished to uncompromisingly high standards, demonstrating outstanding craftsmanship. The house features state-of-the-art Audio-Visual automation and climate control throughout, including full air-conditioning on the lower ground and first floors. Extensive security systems are incorporated throughout the property and grounds.
The property comprises three floors interconnected by lift. There is an additional and separate entrance to the Garden Foyer located on the lower ground floor. The accommodation includes reception room, drawing room, dining room, South facing library leading to stairs to an outside terrace, four double bedrooms with dressing rooms and en-suite marble bathrooms, family room, guest cloakroom, kitchen, with utility area and larder, staff toilets and various other storage areas. Views of the surrounding countryside can be enjoyed from the roof terrace. The seven acres of grounds are planted for a future landscape of wild flowers and indigenous grasses. The property has its own lake complete with Portland stone boathouse designed to be in keeping with the Palladian style of the house. The lake is used by a wide range of wildfowl. The house has extensive 360 degree panoramic views across the surrounding golf course. There is extensive car parking with covered space for three cars. Four ha-has have been strategically placed to enhance the security of the property.
Richmond Station, with its mainline and underground lines, is 0.7 miles away, whilst London Heathrow Airport is approximately 11 miles away. EPC exempt Continued...
New Assured Shorthold Tenancies (ast's) signed on or after 1st June 2019
The following charges are payable or potentially payable by a tenant:
Holding deposit - A maximum of one week's rent
Security deposit - Five weeks' rent, rising to six week's rent when the annual rent is in excess of £50,000
Rent and Utility bills - Payable as outlined in the Tenancy Agreement
Unpaid rent - Interest at 3% above the Bank of England base rate, as outlined in the Tenancy Agreement
Lost Keys - Tenants are liable for the cost of replacing any lost keys or security device, including a change of lock or replacement of device if required
Amendments of Tenancy Agreement at Tenant's Request - £50 per change
Early Surrender of the AST at Tenant's Request - Should a tenant need to surrender the tenancy early and the Landlord agrees to re-let the property, the liability for the payment of rent will end once a new tenant is found and takes up occupation. However, the tenant will still need to cover the Landlord's costs in surrendering the tenancy and re-letting the property
Non ast's signed on or after 1st June 2019
For any individual tenant not renting a property under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy the following charges are also payable:
Tenancy Administration charge - £180 per tenancy
Reference charge - £60 per tenant or guarantor
Check-in charge - £144 per tenancy
Renewal charge - £144 per renewal
If a tenant decides to rent a property through us in the name of a business or company the tenancy administration and reference charge will be £480 for a new tenancy and £240 for every renewal.
All prices are inclusive of VAT.
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