27 Aug Virginia Water: the village that seeks a kind of Hush
Virginia Water Estate agent Barton Wyatt and Hush Developments create a dream team for your new home.
The salubrious Surrey village of Virginia Water hit the headlines every year:
- 2013 – First UK town to hit average property price of £1 million (Zoopla)
- 2014 – Most expensive road outside of London (Lloyds Bank)
- 2015 – Zoopla property rich list puts Virginia Water as most expensive postcode outside London
James and Rupert Wyatt, brothers and partners of award winning Virginia Water estate agent, Barton Wyatt, are unsurprised to see their delightful village so often in the news. James comments,
“The recipe we have here is unlike many other places in the UK. Quiet leafy lanes with big private, houses, one for one covenants on the land to stop it being broken into multiple plots and the exclusive Wentworth Club. These three features keep our village at the forefront of the minds of the wealthy when looking for a home in the country.”
The covenants that James speaks of have been influential in keeping the area in such shipshape condition. They mean that every time a house is demolished (which it often is) then a single, even greater house appears in its place. No in filling is allowed on Wentworth’s main island, the most sought after address.
House prices are pushed to their limits on this 1750 acre site, the brainchild of WG Tarrant in (1923) who also designed and built St George’s Hill in Weybridge.
“Houses are fought over for the plots they occupy not for what is currently built on there,” explains James. “It is quite rare that a buyer is looking at the bricks and mortar – they are looking at the plot size and aspect, to the future and what can be created.”
Barton Wyatt, founded 50 years ago, is expert at advising on opportunities and offering advice to buyers on what to look for from a plot on the estate. The brothers have bought, demolished and rebuilt in the village several times and this experience is invaluable to their clients, who are looking to create something unique that has their own stamp on it, rather than build an identikit house available on most high streets.
“Think luxury homes – think a super home,” James says.
When it comes to super homes, Hush Developments is one of the dynamic tailor-made developers available to Barton Wyatt’s clients. Securing the best development spots, Hush then works with individual clients to design some of the most stylish and sophisticated homes available in the UK today.
Ian Hughes, Managing Director of Hush, comments:
“We know that perfection takes time. A Savile Row tailor can require a couple of months to custom-make a suit, while commissioning a super yacht will mean a wait of three to five years. If you want a super home, you are looking at 18-24 months. You will get a house that is designed to your taste with every detail made to measure for the client.
“Imagine a house where you can stipulate basement parking with an access lift, swimming pools and gymnasiums that will make your eyes water with their size and specification, additional kitchens for staff and entertaining… we have been asked to include everything from art rooms to bowling alleys and extravagant bars.”
Barton Wyatt is used to the demands of this type of clientele. Super famous, royal or just plain rich, they are all treated with the same highly professional level of service that ensures that the seller gets the best they can for their home and the buyer is getting the most for their money.
When it comes to Virginia Water almost every client’s expectations are seriously high. For a home that is the dream child of Hush Developments look no further than this envy-inducing mansion:
The Mansion by Hush Developments