With far reaching views of the Surrey Hills to the north and surrounded by lovely, rolling countryside, a warm and welcoming detached residence of character dating from the late nineteenth century. Coming to the market for the first time since 1982, Orchard House dates from the later years of the nineteenth century and occupies a tucked away position in the sought-after location of Park Lane, moments’ walk from Priory Park and the excellent facilities of the town as well as being just a mile from the station.
With external elevations of painted render and sash windows, under a pitched tiled roof, the present owners have extended and improved the house during their period of ownership increasing the square footage to just under 5,000 square feet of light and spacious accommodation. Reception rooms are gracious, characterful and well-proportioned with tall ceilings and large windows. The sitting room has a wide bay window and an open fire with intricate polished surround and Victorian tiled inserts, whilst the dining room connects to the study by a double, part glazed doors. The magnificent drawing room has a tall, vaulted ceiling with light wells, oak flooring, a Bose sound system and a handsome fireplace with Belgian marble surround, along with two pairs of French doors leading out to the raised terrace which, with its extensive views towards the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offers the perfect place for alfresco dining and has two sets of wide paved steps leading down to the garden. From the drawing room, steps lead up to a minstrel’s gallery with the snug beyond. The farmhouse style kitchen has cabinetry by Smallbone, a gas Aga and integrated appliances by Miele and Liebherr. From here an archway leads to
the open plan galleried breakfast area overlooking the conservatory. A short flight of stairs leads down to the conservatory with its indoor Koi pond. Two further steps take you down to a study area.
The five bedrooms and two bathrooms on the first floor have views either towards the surrounding countryside or Priory Park and include the principal bedroom has fitted wardrobes and an en-suite shower room.
Below the drawing room the large, modern home office has three pairs of fully glazed double doors leading out to the sunken garden and pond. To the rear of the office a sizeable room currently used for storage, would be ideal for a home gym.
The gardens and grounds, extending to approximately 0.78 acres, feature lawns, colourful herbaceous borders, mature trees including splendid oak, copper beech and lime as well as a magnificent magnolia grandiflora. There is a kitchen garden, a Harrod walk-in soft fruit frame, pond and terraced areas, ideal for taking in the views and for outdoor entertaining. There is extensive parking, and the modern double garage attached to the property has rear double doors enabling low sided vehicles to access the garden beyond.
The property is situated within a highly regarded road which lies approximately 0.4 miles from Reigate town centre yet with delightful countryside walks only a few yards away. Reigate is a vibrant and thriving community with excellent shops, cafes, bars and restaurants as well as the open spaces and sports facilities of Priory Park and Reigate Heath. The area is particularly renowned for an excellent choice in schooling at both primary and secondary level in the state and primary sectors including Reigate Grammar School, Micklefield School, St.Bedes Comprehensive School, Reigate Priory Junior School, Reigate College and Dunotter.
Conservatory with Koi Pond