Put down roots with Royalty - Buckingham Palace style.

In the Bromley suburbs, Sundridge Park has an impressive sense of arrival, with imposing gates and a leafy road that runs alongside a golf course and leads to a Grade I listed white stucco mansion built by Buckingham Palace architect John Nash.

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Such was the estate’s status that Edward VII and Napoleon III attended shooting parties there in the 19th century, before a private golf course was carved out of the valley. The mansion later became a hotel and conference centre, and is now part of a new homes project of apartments and houses following the conversion of a crescent-shaped stable block and the demolition of a Sixties lecture hall.

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Two-storey lodge houses, above, have been split into flats by specialist heritage developer City & Country. Prices from £399,950. The original grounds were laid out by the eminent 18th-century landscaper Humphry Repton, whose designs, including annotated watercolours, of Sundridge Estate are on public display at the Garden Museum in Lambeth.

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