Ringed by fences, electronic gates, CCTV cameras and a 24-hour contingent of security guards, St George’s Hill in Weybridge, Surrey, is one of Britain’s most exclusive and secure private estates.
It has been dubbed the British Beverly Hills thanks to the mixture of Russian oil tycoons, hedge-fund managers, City financiers, footballers and celebrities who call it home.
Mr Perepilichnyy’s house was rented for £12,500 a month. The estate boasts its own golf club and 15 tennis courts, four squash courts, gym, 20-metre swimming pool and sauna, bar and restaurants and its own beauty spa.
Among those who have lived on the estate at one time or another are Ringo Starr, Kate Winslet, Sir Cliff Richard, Jenson Button and Sir Elton John.