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Cadogan House

Kevin Pilley takes a look at some local and national offerings.
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Cadogan House is a beautiful, classically-designed eight-bedroom home with indoor pool, set in 1.2 acres of landscaped gardens on Surrey’s Wentworth Estate.

At the end of a private road behind electric gates sits Cadogan House – a home for entertaining on a grand scale. The imposing double-height entrance hall features a bespoke timber staircase with cast iron balusters linking the ground and first floor. A secondary staircase and six-person passenger lift serve all floors.

The drawing room, with seating for fourteen, is divided into three areas: a reading area with Edelweiss self-playing piano, main seating area with bespoke Regency-style chimneypiece and a garden area bathed in sunlight throughout the day. The drawing room has windows to all four aspects and access to the gardens and terrace. The comfortable family sitting room, with intimate corner sofa and contemporary wing chair, has a deep blue colour scheme contrasting with the lighter colours of the drawing and sitting rooms. A wet bar with fridge and ice box ensures guests are well-served. The dining room is the epicentre of the house: Delicate turquoise panelling is offset by hand-printed Chinese wallpaper. A high-gloss walnut dining table sits beneath a chandelier from Soho Home. At the end of the enfilade is the south-facing study. The kitchen features appliances from Gaggenau and Bosch around an oversized granite island.

The 12m pool is lined with Italian ceramic tiles which enhance the crisp, clean lines of the architecture. The gym has a large picture window looking over the east garden. Massage and shower rooms complete the pool complex.

In the centre of the master bedroom suite – some 1,200 sq ft – a fire within a bespoke limestone chimneypiece provides a focal point. Hand-painted wallpaper from Hong Kong and fabrics from Lelievre of Paris and Colefax and Fowler of London accentuate the calm space. Her dressing room has over 10 metres of hanging space and a shoe room for accessories. In her master bathroom, Botticino marble walls and floors are accentuated by the rare British limestone ‘Stoneycomb’, quarried in Derbyshire. Wallpaper from Hermes completes the look. His dressing room provides nearly ten metres of hanging space. A signature desk from Decca in Macassar Ebony and American walnut give a comfortable opportunity for late-night working. In his bathroom, Botticino marble is accentuated by the deep New Saint Laurent marble vanity worktop and feature shower wall, providing an elegant and rich harmony.

Cadogan House has three distinct gardens: An entertaining lawn shaded by four betula albosinenses and the majestic parottia persica; The southern lawn provides a level surface of some 100 sq m; Hidden behind a row of thuja plicatae, lies a pond and woodland garden where an extensive mixture of quercus and pyrus calleryana chanticleer have been planted. The main terrace and formal lawn face due south, ensuring sunlight throughout the day.

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Chris Maclean or Alex Newall