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TENURE: Freehold

  • Equestrian
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EQUESTRIAN - An attractive and substantial house which sits centrally within its land. It is built of mellow and red brick with exposed timber and a tiled roof. The house itself is understood to date from 1912, and was described in the sales particulars of 1924 as 'A gem of Architecture and a Masterpiece of reproduction of the Tudor Period.' It extends to over 6000 square feet and provides excellent family accommodation which is also ideal for entertaining. Attractive leaded light windows, some fine open fireplaces and numerous exposed timbers create an atmosphere of great character and charm. The oak joinery and panelling within the house is believed in some cases to date back some 400 years and was sourced from older buildings at the time. The drawing room, dining room and sitting room are of particular note, as well as the reception hall which leads into the family room with a welcoming fireplace and part panelled walls. The kitchen is at the heart of the house and leads through to the dining room. A conservatory links the house to the gym with steam room and sauna.

Upstairs, the bedrooms comprise main and guest suites, and two further bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor, and then a further two bedrooms and a 7th bedroom/sitting room on the second floor, along with another bathroom.

In addition, Dawes Green House has significant additional accommodation.

The Studio ancillary cottage is secluded within its own garden, which also contains the tennis court. The cottage is a restored barn and has lovely bright accommodation with a large vaulted ceiling living room with open plan kitchen, a study/bedroom 2, bathroom, and stairs to a galleried landing and a main bedroom upstairs.

Dawes Green Cottage lies adjacent to the main house and comprises a substantial sitting room and kitchen on the ground floor and 2 bedrooms and 2 shower rooms on the first floor.

The triple garage incorporates a secure workshop and an external staircase gives access to a large store room above which is currently used as an office. Within the grounds, screened by a high hedge there is a further barn, currently used as a further workshop.

This property is featured by our Equestrian department.

Outside
The property is approached through brick pillared electric wrought iron gates. A long drive sweeps through a parkland passing over a bridge crossing the ornamental lake and passes in front of the house to substantial parking areas. This is a delightful approach to the house, which itself overlooks the principal lawned area. The view beyond is to the ornamental lake with its wooden bridge.

An alternative drive forks left shortly after entering the property and gives access to The Studio, the paddock, and the stables.

On the south west side of the house there is a further lawn and a sun deck adjoining the swimming pool. This is a wonderful secluded and private sun-trap, and also a perfect place for outdoor dining and entertaining. In all, the gardens and grounds extend to just under 10 acres.

Situation
Situated on the edge of the attractive Surrey village of Leigh which has a charming 15th Century village church, and two popular public houses. Both Dorking and Reigate are close and offer extensive shopping and leisure facilities. Local shops can be found just 3 miles away in Brockham.

Access to London is excellent. The M25 is about 5 miles away and there are regular rail services to London Bridge and Victoria from Redhill, about 5 miles away, and taking from about 31 minutes. There are also services to Waterloo from Dorking. Gatwick Airport is easily reached being 9 miles away and Heathrow is also convenient via the M25.

There is wide choice of schools in the area including The City of London Freemen's School, St Johns Leatherhead, Epsom College, Reigate Grammar, and St Teresa's at Effingham.

Golf courses at Betchworth Park and Tyrells Wood are popular and for the ridin

6/7 bedrooms

4 Bathrooms

4 Reception rooms

Kitchen/breakfast room

Gym with sauna and steam room

Garaging and outbuildings

Landscaped gardens

Swimming pool and tennis court

2 ancillary cottages

Stabling and paddock

Energy Performance Certificate

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  • 251 High Street
  • Dorking
  • Surrey
  • RH4 1YA
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