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7 bedroom detached house for sale
Albury House, Guildford, Surrey GU1 2BZ
- 6 reception rooms
- 7 bedrooms and dressing room
- 3 bathrooms (1 en suite)
- Integral double garage
- In all about 0.7 acre
Albury Road is an established residential address, situated on the east side of the town, in a highly regarded area of Guildford. The property benefits from a convenient situation, being close to many local amenities, including the town centre, London Road station, Stoke Park and the Spectrum Sports and Leisure Centre. Communications are excellent, with the A3 providing access to London, the south coast and Heathrow and Gatwick airports via the M25 at Wisley, whilst the main line station at Guildford offers a fast and frequent service into London Waterloo, with journey times from about 36 minutes. There is a good selection of state and private schools in the area, including Holy Trinity, The Royal Grammar School, Tormead, Lanesborough and Guildford High School. Recreational opportunities include the new G-Live Civic Centre, which hosts a variety of live entertainment, the renowned Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, and multiplex cinema in the town centre.
Albury House was built in 1897, we understand, by William Swayne and Sons, a highly respected local builder with a reputation for high quality craftsmanship. Typical of the period, the elevations are of brick, with sash windows, under a clay tiled roof. The property has been extensively restored and modernised, with great care having been taken to retain the many original architectural features, including the two staircases, marble fireplaces, ceiling cornices and panelled doors. Part of the improvements have included the addition of a two-storey wing, a impressive Hampton orangery and conservatory, a principal suite and a stunning Victorian style kitchen/breakfast room, with a 4 oven gas-fired AGA with Aims (AGA intelligent management system). There is further potential to develop into the loft space, which is boarded, and offers a further 1,600 sq ft of useable space, subject to obtaining the relevant consents.
Gardens and Grounds
At the front, two pairs of electrically operated wrought iron gates, with B & O entry phone/security system, lead to an "in and out" carriage gravel drive, bordered by a variety of shrubs, including lavender and laurel. To one side, a stone paved path leads around to the rear garden. From both the orangery and the conservatory, doors lead out to a balcony and terraces and on to a level lawn, with attractive mature tree and shrub borders. An area of approximately 0.23 acre, at the far end of the garden, has been identified as a possible building plot, subject to obtaining the relevant planning permissions.
Photographs taken September 2010 and June 2012. Details prepared July 2012.
6 bedrooms plus master suite with dressing room and bathroom, 2 further bathrooms and separate WC, reception hall, drawing room, dining room, family room, study, cinema room, sound proofed, wired for sound. Hampton conservatory, Hampton orangery, Victorian style kitchen/breakfast room with gas-fired AGA, utility room with larder, gymnasium with shower, 2 cloakrooms, over 9,000 sq ft of stunning accommodation. Wine cellar, workshop and integral double garage, in all about 0.7 acre.
From the mini-roundabout at the top of Guildford High Street, take the second exit onto the A246 Epsom Road. After the first set of traffic lights, take the fourth turning right into Albury Road. Albury House will be found after about 300 yards on the left.