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Surrey property with colourful history for sale

Pine Court is a wonderful property originally built on a hotel squash court in the 1940s and bought by a fascinating sport-mad Maharaja, for his mistress. The property was slowly extended over the years into a large country house which offers five bedrooms, five bathrooms, three reception rooms a kitchen/breakfast room and three quarters of an acre of gardens with a summer house. The sporting Maharaja of Kutch established his mistress in the property in 1969 and he spent a great deal of his time there indulging his passions for polo, tennis, and presumably her until his death in 1991.

Following the Maharaja’s death his mistress remained at the property and later met and married an Italian Count. The Count and his new Countess lived in the house together, entertaining dignities and celebrities there and, according to the agents, indulging their taste for marble. Pine Court was then sold on to the current owners in 1999.

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The property now makes a fabulous family home with a history, and is well located for access to London by train from Woking station and by car to the A3.

The guide price is £1,530,000. For further information please contact Lynch estate agents on 01483 772 000 or visit

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