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8 bedroom detached house for sale
Old Westwick, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3XW
- 5 reception rooms
- 8 bedrooms
- 4 bath/shower rooms
- Garaging, workshop
- In all about 0.9 acre
Old Westwick occupies a convenient location in one of Guildford's premier residential roads. The property enjoys an elevated situation, with outstanding southerly views of The Chantries and The Surrey Hills. Guildford town centre offers a comprehensive range of shopping, cultural and leisure amenities in addition to the main line station, with its fast and frequent service into London/waterloo, with journey times from around 35 minutes. The A3 provides a direct route to London and the south coast, linking at Wisley with the M25 for the airports and the national motorway network. Other main roads connect Guildford with major towns in Surrey, Hampshire and Sussex.
Guildford lies on the northern edge of The Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Old Westwick benefits from having ready access to miles of walking country almost on the doorstep. In addition, just across nearby Shalford Park, riverside walks offer attractive routes into Guildford or Godalming. There is a good selection of state and private schools in the area, including Holy Trinity, The Royal Grammar School, St Catherine's, Guildford High School, Charterhouse and many others. Recreational opportunities include theatres and a multiplex cinema in the town centre, the Spectrum Sports and Leisure Centre and golf at a number of local clubs. Guildford town has an excellent range of restaurants and bars, whilst the many nearby villages offer an enticing array of country pubs to be discovered.
Old Westwick is a substantial and attractive Edwardian house of great charm and character, with pebbledash and tile-hung elevations under a plain tiled roof. The property is well-presented and, retaining many original features, offers a real taste of Edwardian space and style together with all of the amenities required for modern family living. Throughout the house, period style features include leaded windows, fireplaces in many rooms, moulded picture rails, dados and attractively detailed cornices. Double doors, with leaded and stained glass panels, open into a spacious reception hall from which a well-lit and attractive staircase rises to the galleried landing. The two principal reception rooms off the reception hall both benefit from stylish fireplaces and bay windows offering southerly garden views. The back hall, with a second staircase, leads to the family room, generous dining room and the adjacent kitchen.
The extensive first floor accommodation includes a spacious master suite, with dressing room and a beautifully appointed bath and shower room, a second suite, three further bedrooms and a family bathroom. There are three bedrooms and a further bathroom on the second floor. The principal bedrooms on both floors enjoy distant views to Chantry Woods and beyond.
Gardens and Grounds
The gardens are a particular feature of this property having been imaginatively and attractively laid out and beautifully maintained. Old Westwick is approached over a long drive flanked by lawn and a variety of fruit trees. The drive continues past a spacious parking area to arrive at the front of the house. The landscaped grounds have been arranged into several connected areas. Steps from the front door lead down between terraced and attractively planted shrub and flower borders to a level lawn, with a paved barbecue and dining area and adjoining summerhouse. From here, a path leads through a pergola with grape vines to the vegetable garden, with its raised beds, greenhouse and workshop.
To the west of the house, an attractively secluded patio, accessed from the breakfast room, provides the ideal situation for a quiet morning coffee. Steps from here lead up to a further sitting area and thence via a path to the main car parking area. Behind the house, there is a sheltered courtyard, with steps leading up to another attractive sitting or dining area under the shade of a mature yew tree. An extensive irrigation system is installed. The property has secondary vehicular and pedestrian access to Warwicks Bench that provides a short and direct route to Guildford High Street.
8 bedrooms, dressing room, 4 bath/shower rooms (2 en suite), reception hall, drawing room, sitting room, dining room, family room, study, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, wine store, gym and cloakroom. 2 double garages, workshop, summerhouse, landscaped gardens, in all about 0.9 acre.
From Guildford town centre, follow A281, Horsham Road, in the direction of Shalford, for 0.5 mile then turn left into Pilgrims Way. After a further 0.5 mile, on a sharp left-hand bend, turn right into Warwicks Bench Lane, continue until the road turns sharply to the right and take the left hand track. Old Westwick will be found approximately 25 yards down the track on your right.