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Property in Surrey: Oxshott is the top address for footballers

By Adam Edwards Published: 4:45PM GMT 05 March 2010

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Previous of Images Next Property in Surrey: Former England captain John Terry with his wife, Toni; Kingswood House, Oxshott, guide cost �5.75m with Savills, Cobham, 01932586200; Football star Ashley Cole with his wife, Cheryl Former England captain John Terry with his wife, Toni; Kingswood House, Oxshott, guide cost �5.75m with Savills, Cobham, 01932586200; Football star Ashley Cole with his wife, Cheryl Photo: PA Property for sale in Surrey: Amberleigh House has a guide cost of �5,250,000 from Knight Frank, Cobham: 01932 591600 Property for sale in Surrey: Amberleigh House has a guide cost of �5,250,000 from Knight Frank, Cobham: 01932 591600 Property for sale in Surrey: South Leys  has a guide cost of �3,750,000, with Knight Frank (as before) Property for sale in Surrey: South Leys has a guide cost of �3,750,000, with Knight Frank (as before) Property for sale in Surrey: Oaksend Lodge  is on sale for �1,950,000  with Jackson-Stops and Staff, 01932 821160 Property for sale in Surrey: Oaksend Lodge is on sale for �1,950,000 with Jackson-Stops and Staff, 01932 821160 Property for sale in Surrey: Silverwood Queens Drive, has a guide cost of  �4.75 ?million with Savills, Cobham, (01932 586200) Property for sale in Surrey: Silverwood Queens Drive, has a guide cost of �4.75 ?million with Savills, Cobham, (01932 586200) Property for sale in Surrey: Tudor House Stokesheath Road, has a guide cost of �2.495,000, additionally with Savills (as before) Property for sale in Surrey: Tudor House Stokesheath Road, has a guide cost of �2.495,000, additionally with Savills (as before) Property in Surrey: The resources corridor The resources mezzanine

"Cheryl kicks Ash," was The Suns ensign title last week. "Beauty (thats The X Factor decider 26-year-old Cheryl Cole) dumps rat footie star hubbie" (thats multi-millionaire philandering Chelsea footballer Ashley Cole). You have to have a heart of neo-Georgian mill not to laugh.

And those chuckling at this splendiferous publication soap show (Ashley, by the way, reportedly blames his matrimony woes on Cheryls mother, Joan, relocating in to the couples �6 million pile) will be the grand Surrey estate agents as an additional Oxshott footballers palace bounces onto the market.

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"Other agents in the nation get educated since of genocide and debt, in Oxshott it is divorce," pronounced Charles Davenport, a partner with Knight Frank.

Oxshott is estimated to be the majority costly encampment in England. It has about 6,000 residents, most of them celebrities together with the tennis star Andy Murray, the publicist Max Clifford and a football group of multi-millionaire soccer stars, in between them England captain John Terry who progressing this year was, similar to Ashley, indicted of "playing away". The shaggy suburb with the in isolation roads is sandwiched in between the A3 and M25, that Savills estate group calls the countrys "wealth corridor". It is 35 mins from executive London (less, obviously, in a Lamborghini) and there is not a singular family residence for sale on the Crown Estate for most underneath �2 million.

The ultimate palace to come on the marketplace is Amberleigh House, that has a guide cost of �5.25 million. It is a seven-bedroom red-brick raise built dual years ago that is each Wags dream. It has electric, wrought-iron gates, a twinned Doric mainstay portico, scores of cincture windows and a shut off paved expostulate and parking area with garaging for 4 cars (two of that are privately written for the imperative large, black, smoked-window Range Rover Sport with personalised series plates).

Inside are a grand opening hall, family room, games room, gymnasium, and indoor swimming pool. It typifies the 21st century Oxshott vernacular style.

In 1885, Oxshott was, as it had been for centuries, a encampment of pig farmers vital on really old sport land owned by the Crown. However, the attainment of the railway altered it overnight. The encampment grown a high travel containing 3 shops a drapers, tobacconist and set of tea bedrooms and a fast flourishing encampment of absolutely off commuters vital in newbuild ridicule Tudor homes on land that had been expelled by the Crown Estate.

"I recollect it as a standard stately Surrey encampment with a Cullens, a Mac Fisheries, a grocer and a cobblers," says art art studio owners Martin Riley who lived there as a kid and whose relatives sole the familys four-bedroom isolated home in 1968 for �12,000. ""Then it was an mediocre place populated by the professions, City men and a couple of plantation workers.

Now the high travel has twelve shops that embody 4 estate agents, 3 interior stores and the Clay Salon and Spa that describes itself as a ""blissful refuge of tranquillity. And those shops offer rows of homogenous multi-million-pound houses, ordinarily owned by twentysomething footballers and thirtysomething account managers often sited on ""The Crown, as the main patrolled estate is well known locally.

Each skill is built on half-acre or so, distant from the others by red-brick walls and swathes of evergreen foliage.

"There are no listed houses in Oxshott," says Charles Davenport of Knight Frank. "There are one or dual Georgian houses and a handful of Victorian houses and the rest are modern."

Today the old ridicule Tudor estate houses that were built in the Fifties are being pulled down faster than a centre brazen in the chastisement box. So, too, are the isolated houses from the Sixties, Seventies, Eighties and even the Nineties. They are creation approach for neo-Georgian pads that would lay absolutely in the soap show Dynasty.

These new homes follow a formula. Behind the common fortified electronic gates and CCTV lies the grave side that includes a large marble-floored sports hall that opens onto a frequency used guest sitting room and a complicated dining room with the 12-seat list ordinarily already set in case, I presume, Roman Abramovich drops by. Then there is the spontaneous piece with a outrageous "family room" with a state-of-the-art kitchen and outrageous plasma shade television.

Upstairs the master apartment (with his and her bathrooms) is as big as the chairmans box. The walls are cream, solely in the childrens bedrooms where it is pinkish for girls and blue for boys. The propitious carpets are in unknown colours and there is no boot-room (golf and footie are the elite activities).

This tasteless luxury does not, however, appear to move most cheer. All the internal estate agents who marketplace the houses similar to engineer handbags will gleefully discuss it you that Oxshott is "divorce central". After a debate of all it has to offer, it is formidable not to interpretation that it is in most ways a security-obsessed dilemma of the immature and pleasing land where the red-top tabloids can happily graze.

TOP 10 MUST-HAVES

1 A complicated candelabrum unresolved from a high coffered roof in a sweeping thickk cream hall.

2 Crestron Control System (allows you to carry out home cinema, television, video, audio player, curtains, security and heat from hold pads in each room).

3 A family room with a Mark Wilkinson kitchen (with a granite-topped island), Miele or Sub-Zero fridge, span of Gaggenau cookers and a booze room (cellars are really non-footballer).

4 A Runco home cinema, Wi-Fi in each room, a sports hall and games room (full of football memorabilia).

5 Comfort cooling (drops heat by a couple of degrees rather than full air-conditioning).

6 Lutron lighting complement with opposite intensities and dimming capacities (it can cost �20,000 a room).

7 At slightest one 50in wall-mounted touch-screen plasma radio (plus not as big plasma screens in each room, together with the shower).

8 A Whirlpool chromotherapy bath (that uses air and H2O jets) and a prohibited tub.

9 Underfloor heating (including the the upper story floors and the garage).

10 Indoor, subterraneous swimming pool, preferably with a large football bar design set in the tiles.

THE BIG PLAYERS

The northern homogeneous of Oxshott, where most Manchester United players live, is the Wilmslow/Alderley Edge/Hale triangle in Cheshire.

Local estate agents contend 10 per cent of homes labelled some-more than �500,000 go to players or those continuous to the big northern clubs.

Ryan Giggs, Rio Ferdinand, Sir Alex Ferguson, cricketer Andrew Flintoff and Slade frontman Noddy Holder live there. So does Wayne Rooney, who lives in a six-bedroom palace nick-named Rooney Towers that is neo-Georgian and includes a pinkish swimming pool.