The 100 Year Old Gated Community for the Rich and Privileged is still the Most Exclusive Community

St. George‘s Hill is the private estate in Weybridge that sprawls over 960 acres of Surrey countryside. Like the Windmill Ranch Estate in Florida it is the most exclusive gated community in UK even after 100 years of its existence. Walter Tarrant, the local builder has built a lot of those rural homes for the rich, with easy access to the city. John Lennon was advised by his accountant to invest in a home there in 1964. The gated community has been host to many big names since then including Ringo, Tom Jones, Jenson Button, the former footballer Sir Geoff Hurst and Dragons’ Den’s Theo Paphitis.

The community has a total of 440 homes now making up the whole range starting with the basic five bedroom homes for £3 million to newer extravagant constructions going up to £14 million. There are faux Georgian hilltop mansion with its sweeping staircases and infinity pool. Tim Garbett from Knight Frank has been handling sale of property in the area for over 30 years now. He believes that a country estate with a tennis club and a golf club is the ideal place to invest in if you have made more money than you need. It was originally the London Merchants from old established dynasties who had bought plots and created the estate for the rich and the privileged.

With people like John Lenon and other entertainment people moving in the estate took on a more cosmopolitan and international flavor. It also helped keep the prices moving up at a comfortable pace. Tim Hubbard from Property Vision says that it is still popular with British bankers in need of easy access to the City, airports and private schools. But in the recent years the Russians have moved in significant numbers. The average lot size per home had become smaller over the years but the Russians are often buying two plots and building a new enormous country house on the enlarged lot. It will not be a surprise if very soon the most expensive mansion outside London is built in St. George‘s Hill. If you are looking for luxury mansions for sale then this is the place.

Via: dailymail

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