Situated in this popular village setting with a rural outlook adjoining Surrey countryside is this delightful five-bedroom home, built circa 1860. This semi-detached property forms part of a former Victorian manse and has a charming Tudor-revival front façade, with the windows to the front being of a bespoke timber-framed construction. The well-proportioned interiors benefit from many character features, including exposed beams, original fireplaces and solid wood doors, and are arranged across a versatile and well-proportioned layout which has been improved and extended by the current owner, with further scope to extend to the rear (planning permission granted ref: MO/2018/1141). A welcoming entrance hall leads to two generous reception rooms: a 15ft sitting room with bay window and attractive fireplace with original tile surround, and a separate dining room with views over the rear garden. To the rear there is a farmhouse-style kitchen/breakfast room with a good variety of wall and base units, with access to an adjacent utility room with additional storage. A modern shower room completes the ground floor.
On the first floor, the five good-size bedrooms are arranged around a central landing, where there is also access to a boarded loft. The master bedroom is very spacious with a Jack and Jill door to the family bathroom, fitted with a P-shaped bath with power shower. Three further bedrooms are also double size, with an additional single bedroom currently used as a study. Outside, access to the property is via a private lane, with parking for several cars possible on a shared tarmac drive to the front, where there is also an integral garage extending to 18ft and supplied with both power and lighting. The rear garden is of an excellent size and has been landscaped to include a lawn divided by raised beds and an arbour featuring a rambling rose. Further plant stock includes ornamental trees, a fruiting cooking apple and a Mediterranean-style pebble garden to the rear. The garden also features a Yorkstone patio, well and wood shed, with a gated side path providing road-free access to local walks.
The village of Ockley has a picturesque church, public house, local shop, Post Office and cricket green, where a number of village events are held including an annual summer fete and the bonfire celebrations. There are many social clubs and events organised by the Ockley Society. Ockley is surrounded by miles of open countryside providing superb walking and riding close at hand with Ockley railway station providing services to the coast and London. Dorking is about 8 miles away with its high street shopping, superstores, commuter stations and schools for all ages. Nearby in Standon Lane, there is Gatton Manor Golf and Country Club. Communication links are excellent with the A24 providing a fast link to the M25, London, Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Ockley (2 miles) provides trains to both Victoria and Waterloo and additionally Dorking station is within easy reach and has a regular service to London. Local schools include an infant’s school in Capel and a number of well-regarded secondary schools in Dorking.
Two Bath/Shower Rooms
Total Of Approx. 1660 sq ft / 154.2 sq m