April Cottage is a most charming family house surrounded by its garden and situated at the end of this highly sought after private road in the village of Mickleham.
The bright accommodation flows well with a good balance of both more and less formal rooms on the ground floor, comprising sitting room, dining room, family room, and study, together with a lovely kitchen/breakfast room with an Aga, a separate utility room, and a cloakroom/wc. Upstairs, the 6 bedrooms all have a delightful outlook over the gardens, and are very well proportioned. The main bedroom has an ensuite bath and shower room, and there is a family bath and shower room and an additional separate wc.
The level garden and grounds surround the house and are secluded with high level boundary hedgerows and many established and mature trees and bushes. A gated driveway leads to a large parking area for several cars, and a double garage. A pedestrian gate also leads to an attractive paved path between two level front lawns to the front door. Herbaceous borders with roses, lavender, and other cottage garden planting, with a brick paved connecting path, lie adjacent to the south and west elevations of the house. This is a wonderful sun-trap. To the rear, the garden extends with a more parkland feel with some beautiful mature trees, an area of orchard, and a vegetable garden with a greenhouse. In all there is about 0.74 of an acre.
Located within the North Downs, designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Mickleham is a picturesque Surrey village with an ancient village Church, and popular pub/restaurant 'The Running Horses'. The countryside immediately surrounding Mickleham includes Box Hill and Ranmore Common making this an ideal location for walking and riding enthusiasts. The historic market town of Dorking is only a short drive away, with a comprehensive range of shops and restaurants and a sports/swimming pool centre. There is an excellent choice of both state and private schools in the area, including Box Hill School and St Johns, in Leatherhead. The area benefits from highly convenient transport links with the A24 nearby, and the M25 at junction 9 less than four miles away, leading to both Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Nearby Dorking and Leatherhead railway stations offer regular services to London Victoria and London Waterloo from 55 and 48 minutes respectively.
Utility room and 2 separate cloakrooms
2 Bathrooms (1 ensuite)
Double length garage