Harewood House is a splendid Victorian mansion of substantial proportion set within park like grounds of in total in excess of fourteen and a half acres. Formerly part of a large estate owned by the Lloyd family who were successful London stock brokers, the house was constructed in 1854 in a style typical of the period. With triangular gables, large bay windows, tile hanging and painted render to the ground floor, the exteriors showcase the Victorian style, whilst interiors retain some period detailing such as intricate cornicing and ceiling roses, tall ceilings, deep skirting boards, some window shutters and handsome marble fireplaces. The substantial accommodation extends to in total just under eleven thousand square feet and although held on one Freehold title, is divided between the main house and the fully self-contained East Wing - currently used as offices - thereby lending itself to multi-generational living or to those who work from home. Formal reception rooms are gracious and include a magnificent billiard room and a fine music room, whilst the more relaxed family areas include the kitchen/breakfast room, opening through to the family room. An elegant, easy rising staircase leads to the first floor. The principal bedroom has a dual aspect with views over the grounds and countryside beyond to the front and the rear, whilst further bedrooms are arranged over the upper levels, serviced by various bath and shower rooms, some of which are en-suite.
The East Wing is fully self-contained and has three reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast/living room and six bedrooms laid out over the upper two levels, three of which have en-suite facilities, together with a shower room.
Home to what was once the oldest working mill in England built in 1665, the property has a delightful rural setting on the outskirts of the sought after village of Outwood. The village is surrounded by protected National Trust woodland and countryside with numerous walks and bridleways. The nearby cricket club is extremely well regarded, with a number of events and activities held there every summer. There is a good choice of public houses in Outwood, some within walking distance of the property. Everyday shopping needs are catered for in Bletchingley with more comprehensive shopping facilities found in Horley and Redhill. Local schools include The Hawthorns, Dunottar, Reigate Grammar, Caterham and Lingfield College.
Gatwick airport is about 5 miles distant, and access to the M25 can be found at Godstone (junction 6) about 6 miles away. For the rail commuter, the stations at Salfords, Horley and Redhill have services to London Victoria and London Bridge.
The house holds a prominent position sitting at the head of a sweeping gravelled drive. Garaging is provided by a detached, four car garage with storage space on the first floor, which has planning permission to convert to ancillary accommodation. The grounds surround the house with large expanses of lawn, peppered by tall, majestic trees including cedars and oaks, along with colourful shrubs and a pond. Terracing adjoins the house for outdoor entertaining and there is a walled garden to the rear of the East Wing. A large paddock extending to just in excess of seven acres is held on a long lease from the National Trust (99 years from 1996), together with a further parcel of land of approximtaeky 0.54 acres.
Agent's Notes: 7.7 acres of paddock held on a long lease from the National Trust - 99 years from 1996;
The property is protected by National Trust covenants.
Planning permission to convert first floor garage space in to ancillary accommodation has recently lapsed but has ben re applied for. (TA/2014/168)
Handsome Victorian country house
Substantial accommodation arranged across main house and attached wing
Surrounded by National Trust Green Belt
Gardens and grounds of in total 14.66 acres
Close to the charming village of Outwood