THROUGH THE KEYHOLE
With Toby Buckland
WHITE LION PLACE, COBHAM £665,000 to £795,000
Located on Portsmouth Road, in the heart of Cobham, White Lion Place is an exclusive collection of 30 newly-built and converted houses, apartments and duplexes, designed with retirement in mind.
As the former White Lion Hotel, the building was the first stop on the stagecoach route from London to Portsmouth and, while the elevations are mainly 18th century, parts of this historic building date back to the 16th century.
Beechcroft’s careful restoration has resulted in six converted properties including a two-bedroom house, a three-bedroom house, two ground floor apartments, one with two bedrooms and the other with three bedrooms, a three-bedroom duplex and a four-bedroom duplex, each with a private terrace or balcony.
Three new buildings have also been created including Barley House, Mackay House and The Malthouse. In total, the gated development, comprises 30 two, three and four-bedroom apartments and duplexes along with two and three-bedroom houses, all designed for the over 55s. Each new home, new or converted, provides generouslyproportioned living space, high-quality fixtures and fittings including bespoke kitchens with a range of integrated appliances along with allocated underground parking.
There’s also an on-site estate management service to ensure a more relaxed lifestyle for owners – and peace of mind for those owners who like to ‘lock up and leave’.
Just two of the converted properties remain for sale: Number 26, a two-bedroom house with a study and private terrace priced at £750,000 and number 28, a two-bedroom ground floor apartment with study area and private terrace priced at £795,000. A small selection of newly-built homes is also now available, with prices from £665,000.
‘Each new home, new or converted, provides generously-proportioned living space, high-quality fixtures and fittings’
Just two converted homes remain at this Grade II Listed former coaching inn, situated in the heart of Cobham