Belfast Telegraph

Friday 24 October 2014

Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford's plush Surrey mansion is up for sale

Luxury £3.25m pad boasts five bathrooms and Jacuzzi

Eamonn Holmes and wife Ruth Langsford have put their luxury  family home in Surrey on the  market for £3.25m
Eamonn Holmes and wife Ruth Langsford have put their luxury family home in Surrey on the market for £3.25m
Eamonn Holmes and wife Ruth Langsford love working together on TV
Eamonn Holmes and wife Ruth Langsford
Eamonn Holmes and wife Ruth Langsford have put their luxury family home in Surrey on the market for £3.25m

Six bedrooms, a home cinema, wine fridge and outdoor hot tub with a multi- million pound price tag in one of the most sought after areas of Surrey – but which of our most famous sons lives in a house like this?

The £3.25m property was the home of Belfast-born journalist turned television presenter Eamonn Holmes (53), his wife Ruth Langsford (53) and their 11-year-old son Jack.

Now the public have the chance for a peep through the keyhole at the family's mansion as it goes on the market.

The octagon style, three-storey house on Granville Road in the stylish St George's Hill area is described by Weybridge estate agents Savills as a "beautifully presented family home", and is less than an hour's drive from London.

It boasts six bedrooms, four reception rooms, five bathrooms, a home cinema and a stunning circular designer kitchen with an island.

The kitchen accessories reveal a true passion for cooking and wine in the Holmes household, with two ovens, a warming drawer, walk-in pantry and separate wine fridge. Ruth previously revealed that she enjoys looking after her husband.

"I don't know how he does those hours, but he loves it. I do worry about him because he works so hard and has a stressful working life with live TV, and he's up early every morning," she said.

"But I try to look after him. I stuff him full of vitamins and make sure he goes to bed at a reasonable time and cook him nice meals."

Set behind high hedges and electric gates, Savills revealed the house has been "comprehensively refurbished" in recent years to a hi-tech finish, including under floor heating, an integrated audio system, programmable lighting, video entry and CCTV throughout all three floors. Another highlight is the large master bedroom which includes an ensuite with Jacuzzi bath, his and her double basins and a separate dressing room.

Fans of the duo who remember their on screen squabbles about Ruth's fondness for scatter cushions can also see these in evidence in both the bedroom and living room.

Eamonn started his career at UTV before moving to the BBC in Manchester and then to GMTV, where he is best known for presenting its morning programme for over a decade.

He now works for the Sky morning programme Sunrise from Monday to Thursday, and also presents ITV's This Morning on Fridays.

His work was officially recognised in 2006 when he received an honorary degree from Queen's University, Belfast, for services to broadcasting.

FACTFILE

More than just the mod cons

* Outdoor hot tub

* Home cinema

* Wine fridge

* Programmable lighting

* Integrated audio system

* CCTV throughout the house

* Video entry

* His and hers double basins

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