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6 bedroom detached house for sale
Albury Heights, Guildford, Surrey GU4 8PR
- 3 reception rooms
- 6 bedrooms
- 6 en suite bath/shower rooms
- Indoor pool, Jacuzzi, garaging
- In all about 1 acre
White Lane is one of the most sought-after roads in Guildford, enjoying a delightful rural location and a magnificent outlook, whilst being just 1.5 miles from the centre of town. Situated on the south facing side of the North Downs ridge, within a community of substantial properties, Albury Heights commands superb southerly views over the Chantry Woods, St Martha's Hill and beyond.
Guildford town centre, with its extensive range of shopping, cultural and leisure amenities is only a short distance away, as is the railway station that offers a fast regular service into London/Waterloo, with journey times from around 36 minutes. The main A3 trunk route connects Guildford to London, the south coast and the national motorway network via the M25 interchange at Wisley.
Good schools in the area include Lanesborough, Tormead, Guildford High School, Royal Grammar School, Cranmore, St Teresa's, Cranleigh and Charterhouse. Recreational opportunities include golf at several local clubs, The Spectrum Sports and Leisure Centre, racing at Epsom and Sandown Park and polo at Ewhurst. In addition the surrounding Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, including The North Downs Way, offers excellent walking and riding.
Albury Heights is a substantial and impressive family home recently built in the Georgian style and incorporating familiar elements reminiscent of the period, including a Palladian style pillared portico, arched and sash windows with square 'Georgian' panes, a low pitch roof with dentilled eaves and stone external balustrading.
Constructed to the highest possible standards, in addition to offering superbly elegant and spacious living space, the property also benefits from a full range of modern innovations. These include zone controlled under floor heating, centralised and programmable lighting, entertainment controls and full communications cabling throughout as well as a lift to all floors.
Internally, the property comprises a spacious and welcoming oak-floored reception hall, with an elegant hardwood staircase rising to the first floor and lit from above via a central atrium. To the right, an elegant south and west facing drawing room benefits from four pairs of French doors opening onto the upper terrace from which views over the Surrey Hills may be enjoyed.
A key feature of the ground floor accommodation is the extremely stylish and superbly appointed kitchen/breakfast room. The limestone tiled floor and the generous southerly windows create an immediate impression of space and light that beautifully sets off the rich colour of the bespoke furniture. The kitchen benefits from a full range of high quality integrated appliances, including an American style refrigerator and a six-plate induction hob for both safety and energy efficiency. The clever design even allows for a domestic administration centre, with its own desk and filing system. A comfortable informal dining and sitting area, with French doors to the terrace, make this the heart of this superb family home.
First floor accommodation is no less impressive and comprises a magnificent master suite with French doors onto a south-facing balcony and three further spacious bedrooms, each with their own well-appointed bathroom. On the second floor, the flexible accommodation is presently arranged as a bedroom with its own bathroom and adjoining office, although this would also be ideal as a self-contained granny/guest flat, with stunning views across to St Martha's.
The star feature of this lovely home is the leisure complex located on the lower ground floor. This comprises a heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi and exercise room with associated changing facilities and doors opening onto the lower sun terrace. The lower ground floor also benefits from a further bedroom suite, ideal for an au pair/nanny.
Gardens and Grounds
The property is approached from the road via electrically operated wrought iron gates that open onto a generous block-paved forecourt, which is flanked by dry-stone walling with a variety of ornamental trees and shrubs. Steps lead from the forecourt to the front door beneath an impressive portico. From the forecourt, the drive continues to the side of the house to reach the integral triple garage on the lower ground floor.
To the rear and south of the house, a full width stone upper terrace is accessed from the drawing room and breakfast room. From here, steps lead down to a particularly generous paved sun terrace and barbecue area bordered with dwarf box hedges and a variety of other planting. Below the terrace are two areas of level lawn enclosed and rendered private by hedges along both sides.
6 bedrooms, 6 en suite bath/shower rooms, reception hall, drawing room, dining room, family room, office, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, 2 cloakrooms, heated indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, exercise room, changing, shower room, main and rear stairs plus lift to all floors. Integral triple garage, outside storage, sun terraces and garden, in all about 1 acre.
From Guildford, follow the A246, Epsom Road, out of the town centre. At Waterden Road traffic lights, continue ahead for 0.3 mile then take the fifth turning on the right into Albury Road. Proceed to the end, turning left into Warren Road. Follow Warren Road, bearing right at the end into One Tree Hill Road. After 0.4 mile, at the crossroads, turn left into White Lane and the entrance to Albury Heights will be found after 0.25 mile on the right.