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6 bedroom detached house for sale
Whitethorns, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 1DS
- 6 bedrooms
- 4 reception rooms
- 4 bath/shower rooms
- 2 double garages
- In all about 1.5 acres
Set back from the road, in the centre of its mature and secluded grounds, Whitethorns enjoys an enviable situation. The old market town of Haslemere offers an excellent range of shopping for daily needs in addition to restaurants, pubs, schools, churches and its own Museum. Less than half a mile away, the main line railway station provides a frequent service to London, with journey times to Waterloo from around 53 minutes. There is a good selection schools in the area, including The Heights, The Royal, King Edward's, St Catherine's, Prior's Field and Charterhouse. Recreational activities within reach include golf at a number of local clubs, polo at Midhurst, racing and flying at Goodwood and sailing at Chichester Harbour. The surrounding countryside offers ample scope for walking andit is possible to walk across country to The Devils Punchbowl.
Built in 1902, during the Arts and Crafts period, Whitethorns has been extended and modernised in recent years to provide a substantial and comfortable family home. Internally, the property displays a number of characteristics typical of the period, chief of which is enormous attention to detail. The attractive use of exposed timber beams, inglenook style fireplaces and panelled walls in the reception lobby recall the English vernacular style, in addition to ledged oak doors with Suffolk latches and high quality joinery throughout. The element most strongly associating the property with the Arts and Crafts movement in and around Haslemere is the fireplace in the reception hall, with its superb moulded plaster overmantle by Godfrey Blount. The needs of 21st century living are met by a state of the art kitchen, with its granite surfaces and triple AGA, and well-appointed bathrooms. The property includes a recreation wing comprising a sitting room, gymnasium, shower room and sauna, with two further rooms above, currently arranged as games room and art studio. Bedroom accommodation comprises a spacious master suite, with a generous dressing room and bathroom. Three further first floor bedrooms and two on the second floor complete the arrangements.
Gardens and Grounds
The property is approached via double oak timber gates opening onto a gravelled drive that leads to a spacious forecourt with turning and parking area. The drive continues past the house to a further parking area and two open-bay garage buildings that incorporate a workshop and home office. A stone paved terrace, with doors from the conservatory, offers attractive southerly views over the grounds with a backdrop of mature trees and hedges. Areas of lawn on two levels extend away from the house, interspersed and bordered by a variety of shrub and flower borders. Two rose clad pergolas offer shade for summer dining, while a gravelled path leads around to a lily pond, vegetable garden, with brick-built raised beds, fruit cage and a Victorian style greenhouse.
6 bedrooms, 4 bath/shower rooms (2 en suite), separate wc, reception hall, drawing room, dining room, family room, study, inner hall, kitchen, conservatory/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, recreation suite comprising sitting room, gymnasium, sauna, shower room, games room and art studio. Double garage/workshop, double garage and home office, tennis court and greenhouse, landscaped gardens, in all about 1.5 acres.
From London, follow the A3 south and, at the Hindhead traffic signals, turn left onto the A287 towards Haslemere. Follow this road for about 2.7 miles, passing the shops at Weyhill, and, just before the railway bridge, turn left into Weydown Road. Proceed up Weydown Road for 0.3 mile and the entrance to Whitethorns is the seventh on the left.