Rowley Ridge, Arkley – For Sale by Statons Estate Agents
A beautifully presented luxury mansion built on the site of World War II MI6 spy base complimented by a pool, home cinema and panic room.
The site and original buildings were used to house spies who intercepted German and enemy communications during World War II.
Arkley and Rowley Ridge were established as a top-secret intelligence facility early on during World War II at Winston Churchill’s demand. MI6 set up a Radio Security Service (RSS) to intercept wireless messages emitted by enemies in Britain as well as transmissions from German boats.
It was originally based in HMS Prison Wormwood Scrubs, with wireless transmitters on the roof of the prison and decoders and operators from MI6 working from the cells. However, after Wormwood Scrubs was targeted by several air attacks in 1940, it was deemed safer to relocate the intelligence post outside of London.
The men transcribed suspicious broadcasts intercepted by the RSS and would send them to Bletchley Park, where another team would work on decoding them before sending them to Churchill and the War Cabinet.
Later on during the war, in 1944, the Arkley houses were used by the Prime Minister to send strategic radio messages to mislead the Germans about D-Day. And while the site is infused with military significance, the new build is complete with state of the art fixtures, including a grand entrance and a private golf course.
Recently renovated by Developers DOMVS of London, the property has been extensively refurbished to the highest standard, enjoying a pool, health suite, cellar, grand entrance and private golf course
Formerly a highly secure base, set in an Edwardian mansion, which was demolished for security reasons after the war, the site on Rowley Green Road was taken over DOMVS, who built Rowley Ridge as a replica of the original mansion that housed MI6.
The new 11,000 sq ft property, offers six bedrooms and is perfect for entertaining, with its own cinema, games room, gymnasium, swimming pool and spa steam room. Inspired by its covert past, Rowley Ridge also has its own panic room, a state of the art CCTV system with remote monitoring and a biometric entry system.
The two-stories tall house, which also has a basement is topped with a three-stories atrium with a cupola soaring through the roof. A family room and a study can be found at the front of the house, while a 70ft-wide reception welcomes guests at the rear with two large French doors opening to the garden.
Just off the main reception room is the fully fitted custom-design kitchen, which has a veined marble central island and a breakfast bar, Gaggenau appliances, bespoke units and concealed cupboards.
A bathroom and a utility room are located on the same floor.
The basement houses the entertainment facilities of the stunning home, with a Dolby Atmos cinema room with a cocktail bar and a games’ room.
There is also a private spa with an indoor pool, a separate gymnasium, a steam room, and a changing room.
On the first floor, the master bedroom suite spans the rear of the house, with a bedroom opening to a private balcony, a walk-in closet. The bathroom has a free-standing bathtub on a marble plinth as well as its own balcony.
Three other double bedroom suites and their en-suites are located on the same floor.
The final guest bedroom, as well as the house’s panic room, are located on the top floor.
There is underfloor heating and mood lighting throughout the smart home, and all bathrooms were integrated with waterproof TV.
The property is surrounded by a lush garden landscaped by Chelsea Garden Show Gold Award Winner Luciano Giubbilei, and is complete with a double garage that can accommodate several luxury cars with additional parking for guests.
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