An 8,500 square foot slice of Utopia on Richmond Hill, with poolhouse, balcony and stunning views

You no longer have to escape the countryside in search of beautiful green surroundings and river frontage, as this rather sizable (and rather expensive) Georgian property in Richmond proves.

On the gentle slope of Richmond Hill, The Grade I listed The Wick is a secret Georgian paradise that resembles a country house, yet a short walk from the heart of the capital, enjoying the only view protected by a law of the Parliament. This stunning property is currently on the market via Pereds for offers over £ 15million.

Lush terraced gardens wind their way to an idyllic swimming pool and pool house, with the River Thames elegantly curving in the distance.

There are five bedrooms, two of which are en-suite and with walk-in closets, in this 8,500 m² property on four floors which, in addition to an entrance hall and reception and dining rooms, has a vineyard, a veranda, a dumbwaiter, an old billiard room (now a studio or an office), dog room, breakfast room, vaulted kitchen and storage cellars.

Unsurprisingly, the view from the living room balcony is sublime.

The Wick is currently on the market via Pereds for offers over £ 15million – see more photos, or inquire with agent for details.

Richmond: what you need to know

Location: Richmond, or London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames, is an affluent neighborhood bordering the Thames. It is about 10 miles from central London. It has national and city rail links, with Richmond Rail Station and Richmond Tube Station providing District and Overground services.

Atmosphere: Richmond has a community feel, very similar to that of a village, rather than a borough on the outskirts of London. It boasts a number of independent cafes, shops, restaurants, bars and pubs, many of which take advantage of the riverside setting.

Things to do: Kew Gardens is a must visit for anyone living or visiting London, with its rich botanical gardens and beautiful Christmas lights. Rugby fans will enjoy the nearby boroughs of Twickenham, home of Twickenham Stadium and Richmond Park is a Trust National Reserve, spanning 2,500 acres and one of London’s eight Royal Parks.

Schools: St Elizabeth’s Catholic Primary School and Vineyard School both received exceptional reviews. St Catherine’s School, Twickenham and Gray Court School have also received outstanding reviews and are excellent secondary options.

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