New homes in London: Sundridge Park

Handsome flats and townhouses set within landscaped gardens in the Bromley suburbs.
London is ringed with golf courses offering sanctuary from the capital’s buzz. However, few offer the chance to buy a new home within such an auspicious architectural setting as Sundridge Park in the Bromley suburbs. 

Drive through the main golf course entrance and along a wooded road running alongside the course to discover a listed John Nash mansion in grounds laid out by Humphry Repton, the eminent 18th-century landscaper.

Edward VII and Napoleon III attended shooting parties at the estate, before a golf course was cut out of the valley. The mansion later became a successful hotel and conference centre, while a handsome crescent-shaped stable block has been converted into homes. 
 
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£1.25 million: three-storey townhouses have open-plan kitchens and family rooms opening on to a garden

A Sixties-built lecture hall and accommodation block on a secluded site has been bulldozed to make way for 24 apartments, 14 townhouses, right, and two grand houses in landscaped gardens, all designed in the Regency style by Robert Adam, a favourite architect of Prince Charles. 



Once weathered, the homes, by developer Millgate, will probably look as if they have been there for centuries. Three-storey townhouses have an open-plan kitchen and family room opening on to a garden. A  first-floor entertaining room looks out over a sun terrace.

Spacious apartments, with underground garages, form a separate terrace behind the row of houses. Just up the road from the golf course, Sundridge Park station connects via a branch line to the South Eastern main line for trains to central London, 10 miles away. Prices start at £695,000 for an apartment, £1.25 million for a townhouse and rise to £3.25 million for a showpiece detached house that sits at the end of a gated driveway.

Coming later are homes in the listed Nash mansion. Call Savills on 01689 869630.

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