A beautifully presented Grade II listed period farm house with origins in the 16th century. Typical of the period, the elevations are of most attractive timber framed colour washed brick, with scalloped tile hanging to the first floor and a part tiled, part Horsham stone roof.
Internally, the rooms have many exposed oak beams and open fireplaces and all overlook the gardens which surround the house. To the south, there are lovely rural views over its own paddocks, neighbouring farmland, and beyond to The Surrey Hills. The wonderful vaulted drawing room has a triple aspect, and there is a superb dining room, family/TV room, a very well appointed kitchen/breakfast room with an Aga, and also an excellent boot room and utility room as well as a guest cloakroom and wine store.
Upstairs, there are four really good bedrooms; the master suite having both ensuite bath and shower room, and a two walk-in wardrobes/dressing rooms. There is a family bathroom with shower too, and an ensuite bathroom to bedroom 4.
In addition, the detached one bedroom self-contained cottage provides ideal further guest accommodation.
The property is found in an idyllic rural location, in an elevated position at the end of a long drive, about a mile from the village of Ewhurst with its village store, church, public house and primary school. It nestles at the foot of The Surrey Hills with some of the county’s best countryside for riding, walking and cycling right on your doorstep.
The larger village of Cranleigh is about 4 miles away and provides much great shopping facilities along its thriving and bustling High Street with supermarkets, banks, chemists, coffee shops, restaurants, and many individual boutique shops and services. The county town of Guildford is only 12 miles and is a comprehensive retail and commercial centre, and there is a mainline station with a fast, regular service to London Waterloo from about 35 minutes.
There is a truly excellent choice of schools in the area with Cranleigh School, Charterhouse, Duke of Kent, Farlington, Longacre, St Catherine's, and Guildford High School and The Royal Grammar School in Guildford, to name just a few.
The house is approached over a long drive, meandering through fields, and paddocks, and through secure gates passing the garage/former stables and culminating in a wide parking area between the old granary and the cottage, close to the house. The gardens surround the house with a level lawn and paved sun terraces featuring a spectacular display of cottage garden flowers and shrubs. The south western terrace is particularly stunning with climbing roses and overlooking the attractive naturally fed pond. Within the garden is a secluded heated swimming pool with further sun terraces and a pool house. The elevated position of the house means that from many areas of the garden there is a most wonderful outlook and views over its own paddocks, surrounding farmland and beyond to The Hills.
Waverley Borough Council, tax band H. Mains water, private drainage, oil fired central heating.
4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
3 reception rooms and a study
Kitchen/breakfast room and utility/boot room
Ancillary 1 bedroom self-contained cottage
Outbuildings including a granary
Former stables and garage
Landscaped gardens with swimming pool and pool house
Post and rail paddocks
in all about 16 acres