Rental of the year – historic horology hub in Kew

Could it be any more perfect? A short commute from central London, 11 miles from Heathrow, set in seven acres of parkland and approached by a private drive through The Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Course and… for horology enthusiasts… a unique history tied into some of the most accurate pre-quartz timepieces in the world. We’re talking about The King’s Observatory in Kew, a Grade 1-listed mini-mansion packed with original features and fresh from a sensitive conversion to residential use. It’s stunning. The downside? The £37,500 monthly rent. Particulars here. And – if you’re interested in its horological history – there’s an excellent link here.