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7 bedroom detached house for sale
Effingham Leatherhead Surrey
- BESPOKE HANDCRAFTED COUNTRY HOUSE
- FORMAL DRAWING ROOM WITH FEATURE FIREPLACE
- BEAUTIFUL HANDCRAFTED KITCHEN WITH FEATURE DOUBLE
- BASEMENT WITH CINEMA ROOM, PLANT ROOM, WINE CELLAR
- STUNNING MASTER BEDROOM WITH DRESSING ROOM AND BAT
- ACCOMMODATION EXTENDS TO APPROXIMATELY 6441 SQ FT
- BARN DESIGN DOUBLE GARAGES AND WORKSHOP/BOILER ROO
- STUNNING LANDSCAPED 1.47 ACRE (STMS) GARDENS
Gazing out over the garden and the rolling green beyond, the owners of Rustles remember why they chose this spot to build their home.
They fell in love with the mature Effingham garden of almost 1.5 acres, and its views out over the golf course beyond.
When we decided to build the house here we knew we wanted it to look as authentic as possible, explained one of the owners of the seven-bedroom house.
We, therefore, chose hand-crafted stone and used English and French oak. We brought in traditional craftsmen to do the work and it was all overseen by a renowned architect and hugely respected builder.
It is a beautiful house, and, although it is traditional, it has all the bells and whistles you could require for modern life.
The idea was to build a home from hand-cut Horsham stone, which not only blended with the countryside, but which also lived up to the calibre of the homes on sought after Beech Avenue.
It was our design, she explained. We wanted a large kitchen and family room as both my husband and I are keen cooks. That was to be the main part of the house.
My husband wanted it to be high tech and modern while I was keen for it to be traditional. Because of the clever design, we managed to achieve both.
All the high tech gadgetry is there but it is built in and disguised by the solid oak cabinets. The work surfaces are slate from the Lake District.
And she added: As far as possible, we tried to use British materials and suppliers. We used traditional products, such as natural lime plaster and we treated the woodwork with teak oil rather than chemicals.
The hidden 21st century specification and attention to detail is present throughout the house, from the CAT5 wiring, integral sound system and television points through to the under-floor heating, rainwater harvesting and solar and under-floor heating.
In the basement, as well as the wine cellar, we also have the cinema room, she explained. All the bathrooms have Lefroy Brooks sanitary ware, as well as little touches like body jet showers and heated mirrors.
The clever design of Rustles also means there is an easy flow throughout the ground floor spaces - which include the expansive drawing room, with its library area, and the study - and out into the garden.
The seven bedrooms at the property include the attractive master suite, with its eye-catching en suite bathroom and dressing room, and the guest suite that can be accessed via its own staircase.
This means visitors can be fairly self-contained, she said. We have a lot of family and we decided to put all the guest rooms on the second floor.
Throughout Rustles there is a feeling of solidity and comfort. This is a house that was built to last and to become part of the history of the landscape.
All those who worked on the house were very skilled and took great pleasure in what was being created, she added.
We are certainly extremely pleased with what has been achieved here, and would very definitely ask all those who were involved to do it all again for us.
Stepping into the covered porch area that leads into the entrance hall, your first impression is of the care, attention to detail and lovely craftsmanship that has gone into creating this property. The entrance hall provides ample space for log storage and housing for those essential Wellington and riding boots.
The generous reception hall has a stunning handcrafted oak staircase leading to the first and second floor landings. The flooring is finished in stunning solid oak. There is space for reception furnishings, home to the family piano, access to the garden terrace via large double French doors and further access to the formal drawing room, snug, family room, dining area, kitchen, cloakroom and staircase leading to the basement.
The first room to the left is the formal drawing room, with two side aspect windows and rear aspect French doors overlooking the terrace and the stunning grounds and gardens. The room has the feature solid wood flooring, a central stone feature fireplace and archway leading to the library/study area. The library flows from the drawing room and has bespoke hand crafted bookcases, wood flooring and space for a desk, seating and front aspect views over the gardens.
To the right hand side of the reception hall is a cloakroom fitted with top of the range fittings, front aspect window, and WC and wash-hand basin.
Further along is the snug, with front aspect window and ample room for sofas to relax, an ideal children's playroom or it could be used as an office/homework room.
At the end of the reception hall are doors leading to the kitchen, family room and a staircase leading to the basement, offering access to the cinema room, utility room, plant room, cloak/shower room and wine cellar.
The family room is a spacious open plan room which flows into the dining area, with steps up into the kitchen and access to the side lobby. The family area offers double French doors that flow into the garden terrace, ideal for summer dining and entertaining family and friends. The room is flooded with light from rear windows along the back wall with stunning views of the garden and Effingham Golf Course in the distance. This room is the true hub of this beautiful home and is designed with a modern country theme, with ample use of the trademark oak and stone used throughout the build. There is plenty of space for seating to relax, catch up with family events, with space for a large dining table for family meals, dinner parties and afternoon tea - this area is in direct view of the kitchen.
Stepping up into the kitchen which has been handcrafted and designed by the owners and offers a top of the range quality kitchen and large walk in pantry with ample storage shelving. The solid oak cabinets are complimented with green slate worktops, fitted with a fridge, freezer, double Aga, sink overlooking the front aspect of the property and smaller circular sink with hot tap, ideal for preparing hot drinks.
From the reception hall is the second staircase that leads to the first and second floor landings and the basement.
Ascending the oak staircase to the main first floor galleried landing with double aspect views overlooking the front and rear gardens and further rear views of Effingham Golf Course; this area is also complimented with solid oak flooring throughout.
To the right hand side is the Master bedroom suite that offers a generous double bedroom with a vaulted ceiling and features exposed light oak beams and a range of handcrafted oak fitted wardrobes. There is a walk in dressing room fitted with a bespoke range of storage and hanging space. This is finished off with a stunning boutique style bathroom suite, with double aspect views, large his and hers wash hand basins, double shower cubicle with glass doors and WC.
On the left hand side of the first floor landing there are three bedrooms incorporating a guest room with en-suite shower room, large double linen/storage room and family bathroom.
The first room to the left hand side is a large double room with rear and side aspect window overlooking the grounds and gardens which is used as a study/office. Opposite is the guest suite which has a front aspect window, a double room with built in wardrobes and en-suite shower room.
At the end of the landing are two double bedrooms with vaulted ceilings and exposed light oak feature beams. Both have built in wardrobes and easy access to the spacious family bathroom.
The family bathroom has a side aspect window, freestanding roll top bath, separate shower cubicle, enamel free standing wash hand basin and WC.
The second floor is an ideal space for visiting family guests or live-in help. This floor has stunning views over the grounds and a separate heating system to the main house via radiators that can be shut off separately, making the house more energy efficient when not in use. There are a further thre
SETTING THE SCENE
The property is entered via electric gates, leading into a generous gravel driveway with ample parking for several cars and a detached barn design double garage and additional workshop/boiler room of similar barn style.
Rustles is set in almost 1.5 acres of beautiful mature gardens, and backs on to Effingham Golf Club.
There is private access on to the course from the property.
We have had some great garden parties here, she said. There used to be a grass tennis court but we now have it as a large lawn for croquet.
There are lots of wonderful places to sit out, and to enjoy the view and watch the setting sun.
Features of the garden include a spectacular beech tree, and attractive garden pond and a children's playhouse, painted in a Farrow & Ball shade, and featuring its own terrace.
WHAT'S NEARBY ()
Effingham is a pretty Surrey village under the parish of Guildford and with close links to Cobham, Leatherhead and Dorking. The property is only eight miles from Guildford itself, which makes shopping easy and locally there is a wide selection of independent shops.
The parish offers a good range of sporting facilities including Effingham Golf Club, Effingham Cricket Club and Rugby Club as well as a generous sports park with playing fields called KGV.
The village is popular with clients wishing to live in the country and have close links to London. Local Effingham Junction railway station has regular services to London Waterloo and Guildford.
Effingham also boasts excellent local state and private schooling and is in the catchment area for Howard of Effingham School and St Lawrence Primary School. The area has a number of excellent private schools close by including St Teresa's, Manor House, Bookham, Glenesk East Horsley, Cranmore, Notre Dame, Reeds and the International School Cobham. In Guildford there is The Royal Grammar School, Guildford High School and Tormead.
Exit the A3 at the Wisley Interchange (J10, M25). Take the slip road as if to re-join the A3 in a Southbound direction (Guildford). Whilst still on the slip road, turn left into Old Lane and follow the road straight on towards Effingham Junction. At the cross roads proceed straight over into Howard Road, where you will pass Effingham Junction station on your right. Proceed into Effingham Common Road and then into The Street until you reach the traffic lights. Continue straight across into Beech Avenue where Rustles can be found on the right.
For those with satellite navigation the postcode is KT24 5QA.
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