Nestled in a vale, just 3.5 miles from the Royal-favoured racecourse of Epsom lies Kingswood. Starting life as a small Saxon Hamlet the area went on to become a sizeable hunting ground and later designated a Royal game reserve.
450 years ago Queen Elizabeth I gave her trusted ally and servant, Lord Howard of Effingham the Hamlet of Kingswoode. With such an auspicious start in life it is unsurprising that this delightful Home County village attracts a host of wealthy and on some occasions, famous residents.
Back in 1658 Kingswood consisted of 12 farmers who had an annual income of £23. Today the village boasts nearly 7,000 residents including Fulham footballer Danny Murphy, who reputedly earned £1.5 million in 2012 or Chelsea’s Arjen Robben with his £5.5 million 2012 pay packet.
Also recently spotted house hunting in the area was singer Jessie J, reportedly viewing a number of new gated developments in addition to news of the purchase of six houses in the exclusive Kingswood Warren by what is thought to be Middle Eastern buyers with Royal connections.
For those looking to move to the area there are many reasons to consider Kingswood. The village is renowned for its peace and quiet and spacious plots with lots of leafy lanes and beautiful private homes. You should also not overlook the blindingly quick commute into central London (41 minutes to London Bridge) and the ridiculous number of golf courses on the door step (7 within 3 miles)! A parent’s dream for school choices too with outstanding private, grammar and state schools all within an easy drive.
Returning to Kingswood for the third time in 5 years is the multi award-winning luxury home developer Millgate. Ground-breaking has just started on site with Millgate creating seven luxury apartments and one country house located an easy walk to the village and train station.
Jonathan Cranley, Sales and Marketing Director for Millgate, comments,
“Previously we have focused on the construction of large family homes in the area and they have been terrifically successful. The plot we are working on now leans itself to accommodate a large detached house and collection of luxury apartments. I believe the apartments will suit busy businesspeople that need easy access into the City but love the great outdoors at the weekend. Kingswood is also a hub for cycling, a hugely growing sport out in the Surrey Hills.”
The agent appointed to sell this development is Richard Saunders based in the village. Business owner and Director Richard Saunders said:
“We cannot wait for these homes to be completed and ready for viewings. We believe these homes will attract London leavers and local downsizers who want to remain in the area they love. There is so little choice in that market and I do not doubt that these apartments will be snapped up very quickly.
“It has been a long time since country apartments of this calibre have come to the market and there is tremendous interest from local residents. Millgate always build a superb home and these will have a great location just a short walk from the village and station. Kingsworthy is going to be the new king of Kingswood for quite some time.”
Two bed apartments are designed with 1300 – 2600 sq ft with guide prices starting from £675,000. The detached house boasts 3700 sq ft. For more information on the development contact Millgate on 0118 934 3344 or visit http://www.millgatehomes.co.uk.