Situated in the charming village of Capel is this character period cottage, which has been lovingly preserved to include many period features and enjoys country views to the rear towards Leith Hill. The property is in keeping with the traditional look of the surroundings with its red brick and tile hung front elevation. The period details continue within the interior, which opens onto a reception room with a wood burning stove, enhanced by built-in wooden cabinetry which has been beautifully maintained. Also on the ground floor is the country-style kitchen, which benefits from a tiled floor and painted brick walls, the latter fitted with wooden kitchen units with space for freestanding appliances. Further storage space is available within two tall larder cupboards and a separate glazed utility area, which leads to a cloakroom and the garden. Steps lead down to the cellar. On the first floor there are two good-size bedrooms, including a very generously sized master bedroom with a feature tiled fireplace. The second bedroom enjoys country views to the distant Surrey Hills. There is eaves storage accessible from the landing, and a bathroom reached via the master bedroom. Though the property is well presented some additional modernisation would help to fulfil its full potential.
Capel village features a number of services including a newsagent, well-regarded pub and a doctor’s surgery and primary school. Further amenities are available at Dorking (6.5 miles) and there is a station at Ockley (1.6 miles) with services via Dorking to London (Victoria and Waterloo). Road links are excellent with the A24 moments away providing access to Horsham, the M25 and the South Coast. The Surrey Hills AONB is on the doorstep, with a many fine footpaths and bridleways including around the Leith Hill and Box Hill reserves protected by the National Trust.
The property is approached via a compact front garden enclosed by iron railings and a pedestrian gate, where there are steps leading up to the front door. The rear garden, which is wonderful featute of the property, can be accessed from kitchen/utility area or via a side access, extends to 225 feet. Adjacent to the house is a paved patio with space for garden pots and outdoor dining. This leads to the garden proper where there is a long parcel of lawn alongside a well-stocked border featuring a variety of established flowering plants including roses. The garden enjoys a very secluded feel due to high enclosing hedges and tall trees and leads to an open area at the rear with far-reaching views over the Surrey Hills. Here there is a vegetable garden, including raised beds, a green house and wooden shed.
Gorgeous Well-Stocked Westerly-Facing Rear Garden(Appox.225ft)