With excellent natural light and an abundance of living space, this fabulous country cottage is the perfect family home. Located on a quiet private road surrounded by green spaces and its own gorgeous gardens, the property ticks all the boxes for family life. On the ground floor, the property features four reception rooms, while upstairs six bedrooms provide ample versatile space. Internally, the house is well presented in a warm and homely style.The property has extended to the rear to create more living space and in addition, a number of outbuildings in the grounds offer excellent potential for further development (subject to the necessary consents).
The property is entered via a spacious entrance hall leading to a sitting room with feature fireplace, workroom/gym, family/dining room and adjoining kitchen/breakfast room. The latter features handmade oak units and a resin flagstone floor, with a Rangemaster range cooker and a number of appliances. There is also a separate utility room with space for further appliances and a cloakroom.
On the first floor there are six bedrooms, with the master bedroom having an en-suite bathroom and a door through to bedroom five – the ideal opportunity to create a dressing room or private office. In addition there are four further bedrooms and a family bathroom.
Portley Wood Road is a sought-after private road in an elevated setting, less than a mile from Whyteleafe South train station. Local supermarkets include Waitrose and Morrisons in Caterham while there is also a Little Waitrose garage nearby. Local schools include de Stafford School and Sports Centre (0.7 miles), Audley Primary, St Francis Catholic Primary, and Essendene Lodge School with Caterham School about 2.7 miles away. Surrounding Caterham is the Surrey Hills with walks over the North Downs and plentiful open countryside to explore. The motorway network is easily accessible at junction 6 of the M25 (3.7 miles).
TRAIN SERVICES: Portley Wood Road is well connected to local transport links, being 0.8 miles from Whyeleafe South Station and 1.4 miles from Upper Warlingham Station which offers fast, direct services to London Victoria in approx. 31 minutes and London Bridge in approx. 35 minutes.
The property is surrounded by lovely gardens, arranged over several levels with areas of lawn bordered by paths, patio areas and flowerbeds. The property is approached by a long gravel driveway with space for several vehicles, with tall hedges on either side. A detached double garage provides additional parking and an office space on the first floor. The front elevation of the property is adorned in a climbing wisteria that offers beautiful seasonal blooms. The rear garden also benefits from a vegetable patch, pond, and a selection of outbuildings including a potting shed, stable and kennel.
Sought-after private road
Four reception rooms
Selection of outbuildings
Whyteleafe South Train Station 0.8 miles
Detached double garage with space above
Total of approx. 2621 Sq Ft