This New Collection of Cottages Just Opened on the Grounds of Winston Churchill’s Former Home

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The Templeton Estate dates back to the 18th-century when Templeton House, a Grade II-listed property, was built for Lady Templeton in 1786. Templeton House, also the former home of Sir Winston Churchill, was a decade-long project that was completed in 2019—one of London’s most painstaking restorations in history. The grand property, which is available for vacation rentals after Richstone Properties acquired the development, is one of the most iconic in all of London. Now, Richstone Properties is revealing its latest expansion of rental accommodations: Templeton West. 

Templeton West is a collection of new-build cottages, stables, and the grand Dower House that are a modern recreation of the structures that were on the property centuries ago. Now, discerning travelers seeking an ultra-luxe experience can now rent out the entire grounds—including the Templeton House and Templeton West cottages—for the ultimate getaway.

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An elegant bathroom. - Credit: Richstone Properties
An elegant bathroom. - Credit: Richstone Properties

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“The history of the Templeton Estate goes back long before Templeton House was built for Lady Templeton, by which time the Estate had already been mostly sold off to surrounding development,” David Rich-Jones, CEO of Richstone Properties, tells Robb Report. “There is little known about its history prior to that date, however we do know that there were once cottages for the Estate workers on site, as well as a farmhouse with vegetable patches and livestock, and also that a two-story stable block had been built by Sir Freddie Guest on the grounds to house his large polo pony collection. When we were fortunate enough to buy back some of the old Templeton Estate grounds, we wanted to bring back what had once existed in history.”

The Dower House reception room - Credit: Richstone Properties
The Dower House reception room - Credit: Richstone Properties

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Richstone Properties, known for its high-end private family residences, has created lavish accommodations for Templeton West: Dower House, four cottages and stables. Dower House is inspired by a traditional countryside estate with handmade brickwork, timber windows and interior design featuring both contemporary and traditional furnishings, and it was created in lieu of the farmhouse and vegetable gardens once on the Estate. Spanning 7,217 square feet, there are six bedrooms, a gym, drawing room, dining room and wine cellar. Expect features like French-style antique marble fireplaces and exquisite chandeliers, oak herringbone flooring and a hand-crafted oak staircase. Richstone’s in-house architecture team spared no detail in perfecting this residence. 

The Dower House facade - Credit: Richstone Properties
The Dower House facade - Credit: Richstone Properties

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Nearby there are four standalone English cottages with a total of eight bedrooms. Each is flooded with natural light and feature modern bespoke furniture. Italian marble bathrooms, stone flooring and open-plan living spaces. The stables nearby features stabling for two horses and has a studio that can be used as a bedroom or office. It borders the neighboring paddock and offers an idyllic spot to spend time with horses outdoors.

Templeton West offers a total of 18 bedrooms, one studio flat, stabling for two horses, a paddock, formal parterre gardens and an outdoor swimming pool,” says Rich-Jones. “The whole of Templeton West works perfectly on its own, however for those who require more in terms of accommodation the Templeton Estate (including Templeton House) can also be taken in its entirety.”

The private swimming pool at Templeton West - Credit: Richstone Properties
The private swimming pool at Templeton West - Credit: Richstone Properties

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When booking Templeton West, guests have a service team that consists of a butler, chef, kitchen staff, service staff, head housekeeper, housekeeping team, an on-site security system manager and gardeners. There are also additional services that can be arranged through the concierge. Everything can be customized for a totally bespoke vacation. Templeton West and Templeton House are connected via manicured pathways, but both are self-sufficient properties that provide the ultimate privacy.

Templeton West starts at $13,840 per night and requires a minimum one-week rental and is available for short-term or long-term vacation rentals. 

Check out more photos of the property below:

The entertainment room - Credit: Richstone Properties
The entertainment room - Credit: Richstone Properties

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The newly built stables - Credit: Richstone Properties
The newly built stables - Credit: Richstone Properties

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The primary bedroom in Dower House - Credit: Richstone Properties
The primary bedroom in Dower House - Credit: Richstone Properties

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The exterior of the stables - Credit: Richstone Properties
The exterior of the stables - Credit: Richstone Properties

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The Dower House and stables are situated around the paddock - Credit: Richstone Properties
The Dower House and stables are situated around the paddock - Credit: Richstone Properties

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The decor emphasizes English grandeur with a modern touch - Credit: Richstone Properties
The decor emphasizes English grandeur with a modern touch - Credit: Richstone Properties

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