A most attractive and luxuriously appointed house which offers substantial family accommodation, set within stunning landscaped gardens; and there are distant views. The house, which is understood to date from 1928 has been extensively updated with the addition of a fabulous orangery and separate conservatory, both by David Salisbury, which enhance the kitchen area to create a wonderful, bright informal space for cooking, dining and relaxing. The Clive Christian fitted kitchen has been beautifully designed and features a range of top quality appliances and excellent storage. Both the orangery and conservatory have doors out to the garden. In addition, there is an excellent larder and separate utility room.
The main drawing room is an elegant, dual aspect room with a high ceiling and doors to the garden. It is large enough to accommodate a substantial dining room at one end as well as the sitting room where an open fireplace with a log-burning stove is a focal point. From the impressive entrance hall, there is a guest cloakroom, and access to the double garage, which completes the ground floor accommodation.
Upstairs, there are 6 bedrooms, 5 of which have ensuite bath or shower rooms with Villeroy and Boch fittings, and there is a study.
The gardens and grounds are a spectacular feature, beautifully landscaped, and with distant views to Ranmore. Access is via a secure gated entrance to a paved drive which rises to a parking and turning area in front of the house and garage, where there is enough parking for at least five or six cars.
A key feature of the garden is the swimming pool area and the pool house which has a shower room and bar area, and doors opening to the pool-side. A fully fitted outdoor kitchen and barbecue adjoins and there is a pergola covered hot-tub which overlooks a koi carp pond and the lawns and parkland grounds beyond. The roof terrace above the pool house can be accessed from the upper paved terrace adjacent to the house, and this looks due south, again with splendid views.
Within the grounds lie several outbuilidings which serve a variety of uses including a fabulous hobby/work room, and a large workshop which adjoin a very pretty rose parterre and water garden. Other secure buildings house garden equipment, logs, and tools. There is also a vegetable garden together with a fenced hen and duck enclosure, and beyond this, at the highest point within the garden there is an all weather tennis court, again with distant views. The rear lawns descend to a further series of landscaped ponds with a lovely view back up to the house. The gardens overall measure some 1.5 acres and form a stunning secluded setting for this very special property.
Central london - 22 miles; Gatwick Airport - 24 miles; Heathrow Airport - 27 acres.
The property is located within the popular Givons Grove private estate, which is situated on the southern edge of Leatherhead. The mainline station in Leatherhead, about 3 miles away, offers commuter services to London Waterlook and Victoria whilst take from about 45 minutes. The M25 is accessed at Junction 9, which in turn gives access to the A3 at Junction 10.
Good local schools are abundant with many options in both the state and private sector including City of London Freemen's, Downsend, and St John's Leatherhead.
The area in general is known for its stunning open scenery with The North Downs, Box Hill, and The Surrey Hills having miles of bridleways and footpaths providing access to explore some of the county’s most beautiful and protected countryside.
Mains water, gas, and electricity. Private drainage to a septic tank.
Sitting room and dining room
Kitchen/breakfast room opening to family room orangeries
Pool house with kitchen and shower