Whether you’re a family seeking a roomier home, or empty nesters after some peace and quiet, Coombe could be your perfect choice.

Boasting elegant properties with generous plots, yet more affordable than nearby Wimbledon Village, Coombe looks set to be the next property hot spot.

Where is Coombe?

Coombe is a stylish and secluded neighbourhood, south of Richmond Park and east of Norbiton, Kingston upon Thames. It takes in three prestigious private estates – Coombe Hill, Coombe Warren and Coombe Park. Substantial detached houses, built in the 1930s, sit on leafy roads without shops or bars, providing a safe and secluded living environment, beside the green space of Coombe Hill and Coombe Wood golf clubs.

Transport links in Coombe

Central London is within easy reach by rail – the journey to Waterloo from Norbiton is just 28 minutes, or 28 minutes from New Malden. Residents of Coombe also benefit from ready access to the A3, connecting them to the M25 and, hence to Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

Schools in Coombe

There are numerous excellent choices in and around Coombe. Coombe Hill Junior School, St Paul’s C of E Primary and Alexandra School and are all rated outstanding by Ofsted, as are girls’ secondaries Coombe Girls and the Holy Cross. Coombe Boys is rated good. Coombe is also located in the designated inner-area for sought-after state grammars Tiffin School and Tiffin Girls School, both situated in Kingston.

In the independent sector, Rokeby and Holy Cross prep schools and Marymount International School are all inside the Coombe Hill Estate, with Kingston Grammar close-by too.

Shopping and local amenities

Coombe is just two miles from Kingston; London’s third largest shopping centre. The town boasts 500 shops and the impressive Bentall Centre, as well as a vibrant market place and a booming independent scene.

Kingston has numerous bars and restaurants too, many with riverside locations as well as night clubs, two theatres and seven libraries.

Sport and Leisure in and around Coombe

Coombe’s golfers are exceptionally well-catered for, with two excellent courses on their doorstep. Coombe Hill Golf Club offers a variety of memberships, but also welcomes visitors and Coombe Wood Golf Club has both full and five-day memberships, with visitors welcome to play the course on weekdays.

Breathtaking Richmond Park is just a short stroll from Coombe. This Royal Park and Site of Special Scientific Interest provides a wonderful escape to the great outdoors with opportunities for walking and cycling. It supports a range of wildlife species too – not least its famous deer.

The Thames isn’t far away either, offering fabulous riverside strolls and, if boats are your thing, the Thames Sailing Club is based close-by in Kingston. Plus, there are numerous gyms and health clubs within close proximity.

For families Canbury Gardens in Kingston is a popular choice and Chessington World of Adventures with its zoo, rollercoaster rides and Sea Life centre is just a few minutes’ drive away.

Coombe in a nutshell?

What’s great about Coombe is that it offers the best of both worlds. It’s elegant homes, miles of green space and leafy secluded streets feel a world away from town centre bustle, yet it offers easy access to all the outstanding amenities of Kingston. The local schools are excellent and Central London is just 28 minutes away. What more could you ask for?

About the author

Nicolas Holmes

Nick joined Robert Holmes to inject fresh ideas and help grow the New Homes department of Robert Holmes as well as helping to inject technology into the business and to grow its client base. Together with one of the Directors Nick is in charge of all Development opportunities that Robert Holmes deals with along with sales. Aged 40, he provides succession together with the two existing directors. Nick has always been focused on building client relationships and sales. He built up his own gallery in Chelsea, where he had a loyal following of customers and artists.

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