Believed to date back to the 17th century this beautiful family home is steeped in history and charm. The property was modernised during the early 20th century and a Victorian wing was added to increase the accommodation with expansive rooms and high ceilings. The property retains many original features with beamed walls and ceilings along with an impressive Inglenook fireplace.
The current owners have embraced the architectural features during their occupation with the addition of a modern kitchen which is finished to a very high standard and includes a number of integrated appliance and AGA range. With granite surfaces and space to eat the kitchen is a wonderful haven.
The accommodation is well balanced with an impressive drawing room, formal dining room, and spacious comfortable sitting room which overlooks the garden.
The ground floor has the added bonus of a formal study and is fortunate to have a laundry, larder and downstairs toilet.
The first floor of the property is equally well balanced with spacious bedrooms and two bathrooms.
On the edge of the North Downs, Starlings sits in a prime location offering peace and serenity yet with quick and easy access to the capital (direct into Victoria from Redhill takes just 25 mins.). Salfords, Earlswood and Horley Stations are all close by (direct to London Bridge and Victoria). Both the M25 and M23 nearby provide close and convenient access to the motorway network.
The town centre at Reigate offers a diverse selection of boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants, more extensive shops can be found in the local town of Redhill. Ample leisure pursuits are close by including water activities at Mercers Park, fishing at Priory Farm and golf at Reigate Heath and Bletchingley. The historic Priory Park is a popular destination for families having tennis courts, football pitches, a fantastic children's play area and is home to Reigate Athletic Club.
There are a number of good schools, both state and independent, for all ages including The Hawthorns, Caterham, Woldingham, Dunottar, St Bede's and Reigate Grammar School all close by.
Outside the property is approached from a private gravel driveway and is situated in the centre of a well established and mature gardens of approximately two thirds of an acre. Within this pretty setting to the house are open expanses of lawn, well stocked beds and over 20 fruit trees.