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5 bed detached house for sale

£3,000,000 Offers over

The Drive, South Cheam, Sutton SM2

5 4 5
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Property features

  • Five Bedrooms
  • Four Bath/Shower Rooms
  • Stunning Wide Spiral Staircase
  • Stylised Internal Architecture
  • Basement Parking And Games Rooms
  • High Spec. Technology
  • Prestigious Road With Station Close By
  • First Floor Terraces
  • Swimming Pool
  • EPC EER Rating B

Property description

Fine & Country proudly present this superb detached house designed in a modernist style with Art Deco influences. Boasting 7,500 sq ft of accommodation and a prime plot in a highly regarded private Surrey/Greater London road, rest assured the interior is every bit as impressive as the exterior. We highly recommend exploring further.

Downscroft provides a sensual experience and would be an extension of any owner s personality, subtlety mixing several architectural influences which flow as easily as water. The views, styles and atmosphere within change depending on where you are in the house at any one time; each area provides a glimpse of the next and invitingly leads you further. The success has been to create an adult house which is accessibly enjoyable and comfortable for the whole family.

Upon entry, the semi-sheer automatic gates provide access from the private road. First impressions are remarkable, with the overall visual being one of simplicity, although the detail is everywhere. The drive splits in two directions; the slate clad wall leads to the lower level garage whilst the driveway follows the low level box hedging, white birch trees and agapanthus planting. The centralised double width/height glass door invites and leads you inside.

The house circulates around the open plan turreted staircase, spiralling from the media, gym and entertainment basement level, up through the living areas and onwards to the sleeping quarters on the top floor.

The ground floor is zoned with areas which feel distinctly adult, family and child friendly. The main area is the family zone which is shared with the comprehensively fitted high gloss walnut kitchen.

Although the main part of the ground floor is relatively open plan, the sheer size makes privacy between the zones possible. In each area you take in different views of the surrounding gardens; east meets west with a Japanese inspired black bamboo courtyard to the side. We urge you to view the floor plan to fully explore the layout and accommodation on offer.

Some of the technology included beneath the skin includes eco features such as solar tubes and a ground source heat pump. Other features to make life easier and more comfortable include air cooling, underfloor heating and mood lighting. Lastly, featured luxuries include Miele and Gaggenau appliances and made-to-measure Corian work surfaces: All go towards creating a sumptuous environment which feels healthy, modern and eco-friendly.

Moving to the outside elements of the house, the formal courtyard is off-set by the relaxed main garden with its expanse of lawn, space for a trampoline, oblong swimming pool and covered seating/changing area.

Locally, the area is prestigious and for those who play golf, The Drive runs adjacent to Banstead Downs golf course. Surrounding property on this private road is large and detached and most are set well back from the kerb and hidden behind security gates providing privacy. Neighbouring roads are affluent and provide an aspirational move for many.

Reception Hall


Open Plan Sitting / Kitchen Areas

Utility Room

Additional Downstairs WC

Family Room


Dining Room

Drawing Room

Lower Ground Floor


Games Room

Cinema Room

Owner's Gym

Cloakroom / WC

Access To Courtyard

Master Suite With Dressing Room

Master En-Suite

Access To Terrace



Bedroom (2nd)

Bedroom (3rd)

Family Bathroom

Bedroom (4th)

En-Suite (2nd)



Technology And Appliances

Build Zone Guarantee (2010)
Rubberised Roof Membrane
Bespoke Beninca Sliding Front Gates
Underground Garage with Heated Entry Ramp
Electric Garage Doors
External Lighting by Lutron
Tinted Windows by Schucco
Private Bore Hole Supplying Automatic Sprinkler System
Swimming Pool with Ground Source Heat Pump and Electric Walk-Upon Cover
Underfloor Heating and Mood Lighting Throughout
Zantech Music System with Sky Home Hub Interaction
Fire Alarm System
Thermomax Solar Tubes linked to Pressurised Water System
Solar Control to Three Elevations
Air Cooling System
Villeroy & Boch Bathroom Fittings
High Spec. Appliances and Fittings to Kitchen

Area Information

Area information:-
South Cheam is a prestigious, sought after area situated just over half an hour train journey away from central London and yet with its own village close by and a leafy, semi-rural appeal. The houses range from substantial four bedroom detached family homes, to extravagant mini-mansions. As mentioned, access into London for the commuter is easy and abundant with train stations at Cheam Village, Sutton, Belmont and East Ewell. Schooling has always been regarded as superb with a mix of well positioned primary schools, state high schools, prep. And grammar schools. The nearest primary school is Avenue Primary with Nonsuch High School for Girls and Sutton Grammar for Boys are both easily reached by bus. Shopping in the village is convenient and caters for most everyday needs with its two supermarkets, butchers, bakers and hardware store. For a more comprehensive shopping experience, Sutton, Epsom and Kingston-upon-Thames are easily reached by car or public transport. Access to airports for those who travel is easy with the nearby A217 taking you towards the M25. Cheam itself is an area orientated towards family life and offers much to see and do a hidden gem of Surrey.


Important note to purchasers:

We endeavour to make our sales particulars accurate and reliable, however, they do not constitute or form part of an offer or any contract and none is to be relied upon as statements of representation or fact. Any services, systems and appliances listed in this specification have not been tested by us and no guarantee as to their operating ability or efficiency is given. All measurements have been taken as a guide to prospective buyers only, and are not precise. Please be advised that some of the particulars may be awaiting vendor approval. If you require clarification or further information on any points, please contact us, especially if you are traveling some distance to view. Fixtures and fittings other than those mentioned are to be agreed with the seller.


Property info

Floorplan(s): Floorplan 1

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Market activity
Average price paid £472,861 Sales 334 Current average value £537,233 (Zoopla Zed-Index) Value change £2,934 ▲ 0.55%

Property value data/graphs for SM2

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £1,062,169 £496 4.3 £902,205
Semi-detached £646,384 £472 3.7 £624,116
Terraced £481,933 £481 3.0 £442,731
Flats £293,584 £464 1.8 £283,230

Current asking prices in SM2

Average: £493,174
Avg. current asking prices in SM2
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £192,488
Flats £218,582
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All £216,494

Current asking rents in SM2

Average: £1,430 pcm
Avg. current asking prices in SM2
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £640 pcm
£1,324 pcm
£2,163 pcm
£2,856 pcm
£2,975 pcm
Flats £859 pcm
£1,191 pcm
£1,394 pcm
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All £828 pcm
£1,206 pcm
£1,988 pcm
£2,856 pcm
£2,975 pcm

Fun facts for SM2

Highest value in SM2
Highest value streets Zed-Index
The Drive £2,539,687
Golf Side £2,329,428
The Causeway £2,176,403
The Avenue £1,680,133
Shirley Avenue £1,599,613
Highest turnover in SM2
Highest turnover streets Turnover
Tegan Close 50.0%
Baron Close 46.2%
Felbridge Close 45.0%
Brighton Road 41.2%
Queens Road 40.3%

What Zoopla users think of SM2

Overall rating:

  • currently 4 stars
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Schools & public services
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Nearby transport

  • Banstead (0.5 miles)
  • Belmont (0.8 miles)
  • Cheam (1.3 miles)
  • London Gatwick Airport (13.1 miles)
  • London Heathrow Airport (14.5 miles)
  • London City Airport (16.4 miles)
  • Kingston Town End Pier (6.3 miles)
  • Ditton Island Ferry Landing (6.4 miles)
  • Kingston Turks Pier (6.6 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Avenue Primary Academy (0.8 miles)
  • Cuddington Croft Primary School (1.0 mile)
  • Banstead Infant School (1.1 miles)
  • Cambridge Tutors College (5.7 miles)
  • Reigate College (6.7 miles)
  • TBAP 16-19 Academic AP Academy (9.6 miles)
  • Greenacre School for Girls (1.0 mile)
  • Overton Grange School (1.3 miles)
  • Nonsuch High School for Girls (1.4 miles)
Note: Distances are straight line measurements

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Monthly running costs Beta

£11,004 Monthly total


Purchase price
Deposit (10%) 300,000
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 1.5
Your payment £10,798 /mo How Much Could I Borrow

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Home Insurance

Rebuild value up to £1,000,000 Contents value up to £150,000 Average insurance cost £37/mo (£446/yr)
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Gas £87 Electricity £82 Estimated energy cost £169/mo

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The estimated energy cost for this property has been calculated using actual energy usage data for a property of this type, number of bedrooms and region.

Estimated consumption

Gas: 32200 kWh/year
Electricity: 7100 kWh/year

Source: National Energy Efficiency Data Framework

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