Welcome to Knight Frank & The Wentworth Estate
Marketing some of the most exclusive Wentworth Estate properties, Knight Frank enjoys a particularly passionate and strong bond with the area and has done so for nearly a century.
This strong affiliation all started when Knight Frank (and Rutley) sold the prestigious Wentworth Estate at auction in 1920 to the now famous W.G. Tarrant.
We have an intimate and extensive knowledge of all of the properties within this exclusive, private, residential estate. Paul Cockerham, Head of our Virginia Water office has dealt with the majority of all sales during his career (and has probably visited over 90% of the houses!), and can assist with both vendors and purchasers on a strictly private and confidential basis. For further information, please contact Paul Cockerham or search for Wentworth Estate properties for sale.
Living on the Wentworth Estate
The Wentworth Estate covers an area of about 700 hectares (1750 acres) and encompasses one of Europe's premier residential areas together with the world famous Golf Courses as well as the exclusive facilities of the Wentworth Club.
Within the estate borders are a mixture of both public and private roads, footpaths and open areas as well as the village shops, restaurants and other amenities.
Residents living on the Estate are represented by the Wentworth Residents Association (WRA). The objectives of the WRA are laid down in a Constitution.
The History of the Wentworth Estate
Originally a relatively small 19th century estate based on "Wentworths" (now the Club House), it was the family home of the brother-in-law of the Duke of Wellington. In the 1850's, Ramon Cabrera, an exiled Spanish Count, acquired the property. After his death, his English wife, the Countess de Morella, bought most of the adjacent lands to form the present Wentworth Estate. Some of the current road names are reminders of these former owners.
During the war the ownership of the Estate had passed from Tarrant to Sir Lindsay Parkinson & Co Ltd. In 1962, a committee of residents and the company promoted a private act of Parliament and, after lengthy negotiations, the Wentworth Estate Act 1964 was given Royal assent on 31st July of that year. The Act established the Wentworth Estate Roads Committee, which would be appointed by members of the Wentworth Residents' Association.
Andrew Hay, Head of Global Residential
"The number of communities around the world that offer the attractions found on the Wentworth Estate can be counted on less than one hand. (Beverly Hills, Cologny (Geneva), The Hamptons, Palm Beach). Beautiful mansions set in mature grounds surrounded by world class golf are the hallmarks of Wentworth. Immediate access to excellent facilities, superb recreation, world class education and within a short drive of a global airport and a world class city. It is little wonder that many of the most discerning people from around the world decide to make Wentworth their home. Understated, sophisticated, secure and exclusive, with a cosmopolitan appeal but still with a quintessentially English atmosphere enhances the appeal of this oasis, which, for nearly a century has been a first choice destination."
Paddy Dring, Head of International
"Wentworth has always been, in my opinion, one of the most appealing communities to live for a great number of international buyers of different nationalities. It offers the unique appeal of being close enough to London and the major airports and yet with all the benefits of being "out of town" with space, excellent international schools, secure surroundings, a strong cosmopolitan family community and of course access to world class golf. Over the years many of my clients, both individual purchasers and large corporations seeking to relocate to the UK, have considered Wentworth as a premier address. Those who have chosen it have remained happy with their choice into the long term."
Paul Cockerham, Partner, Head of Virginia Water office
"Wentworth is the jewel within the Home Counties and it is no wonder that many high net worth individuals, from all around the world, are drawn to this iconic Estate. Wentworth comprises three highly regarded and challenging golf courses, the most renowned being the Championship West Course which hosts the annual P.G.A. Tournament. The facilities are second to none and include a fabulous indoor pool and gym complex, to the side of which are 13 tennis courts, 9 of which are floodlit. Just across the way is the attractive and traditional Clubhouse which houses the pro shop, various event/meeting rooms, the famous Burma Bar and a restaurant with tiered terracing adjoining the 18th of the green with lovely views of the lake beyond. It is simply a wonderful place to visit and, indeed, live."