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A striking four-bedroom house in Teddington with beautiful gardens and a rich history

As the gatehouse for the Teddington Film Studios, this former lock-keeper's home has seen film history in the making.

Standing at the entrance to the Teddington Riverside development, Weir Cottage was originally a lock-keeper’s home, before becoming the official gatehouse for the famous Teddington Film Studios.

Now for sale through Hamptons and Curchods at an asking price of £3 million, this charming four-bedroom house was an architectural witness to film history.


It was at the studios that The Morecambe & Wise Show, Pop Idol and The Office were filmed there, to name a few, together with the lost Murder at Monte Carlo, Errol Flynn’s first major role in 1934.

Weir Cottage, Teddington

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All this adds to the appeal of this property, with its beautifully restored gable ends, curved turret and balconies.

The 2,287sq ft interiors encompass four bedrooms, including a vast master suite, a large study and a striking open-plan sitting, dining and library area with a spectacular fireplace, with seating immediately either side. The house is — as you can see — presented as the blankest of canvases, other than this little flourish, which is akin to finding a lovely little booth in a pleasant pub.

The gardens are also worthy of a mention: there are over 2½ acres of landscaped grounds, which have uninterrupted views towards the river.

Finding this much space — especially outdoor space — isn’t easy in a neck of the woods where even a normal family house costs well into the seven-figure range, and finding that space with a bit of character and history added in is harder still. Hamptons note that it is ‘destined to become one of southwest London’s most iconic homes’; that’s a big claim considering some of the beautiful properties along this stretch of the river, but it’s certainly something pretty special.

Weir Cottage is for sale at £3 million via Hamptons and Curchods — see more pictures or enquire with the agent for further details.

Teddington: What you need to know

  • Location: Teddington is about 37 minutes by train to London Waterloo
  • Things to do: Walk in Bushy Park (or along the Thames), visit Hampton Court and swim at Hampton Pool. Teddington also has a good range of shops and restaurants, with more available nearby in Richmond and Kingston.
  • Schools: Newland House School, Jack & Jill, Hampton and The Lady Eleanor Holles are all within easy reach and extremely well regarded.Find more properties in the area.

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