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5 bedroom detached house for sale

East Horsley

Sold STC £1,850,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A Very Special Family Home
  • Significant Grounds Of Over 3 Acres
  • 5 Bedrooms, 4 Reception Rooms
  • Immense Character And Charm
  • Direct Access To Effingham Common
  • Effingham Station Within Half A Mile

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

This outstanding property is truly a 'lifestyle home' offering adaptable accommodation, character features and unusually extensive grounds in excess of 3 acres - a rare find indeed! Offered for sale with immediate vacant possession, this distinctive home enjoys a superb semi rural environment with direct access onto Effingham Common, perfect for anyone seeking a rural lifestyle. Having been occupied by the owner for over 50 years, during which time the property has been enlarged and modified, this charming home still offers so much potential for the new owner to create their own bespoke home for decades to come. Situated at the end of a private close the gated access opens to the impressive private drive, flanked by the extensive grounds and leading to the house.

Immediately upon entering through the appealing oak front door, you experience the charm and character with exposed ceiling beams and oak supporting pillars which feature throughout the property. The sizeable entrance hall is the true hub of this home, with all 4 well proportioned reception rooms radiating around, creating an immediate impression of space. Each reception room enjoys a double aspect overlooking the fabulous gardens, allowing an abundance of natural light to flood in enhancing the bright environment. Both the sitting and dining rooms feature fireplaces and characterful bay windows whilst the sizeable family room has double doors which open onto the sitting room creating a significant space in which to entertain. A separate study is fitted with a range of oak fronted cabinets including a bookcase and desk - ideal for those who work from home. The kitchen/breakfast room has a triple aspect and is divided into 2 distinct areas with the kitchen equipped with a range of oak fronted units and featuring an impressive beamed ceiling. Further domestic offices include a boot room and a walk in larder/pantry complete with an original slate shelf. A shower room completes the downstairs accommodation. The comprehensive accommodation continues upstairs with all 5 bedrooms having access from the landing and each benefiting from built in wardrobes. Bedroom 1 is an excellent size and includes a dressing area and en suite bathroom, which includes a separate shower, which also features in the family bathroom. All the bedrooms enjoy an outlook over the extensive gardens.

The living accommodation is further enhanced by an additional studio flat above the detached garage which comprises of a living/bedroom, kitchenette and bathroom, perfect as a guest facility or a teenagers dream!

Garden & Exterior 
The outstanding grounds offer exceptional space, extending to over 3 acres creating an environment rarely found within the area and perfect for anyone seeking a rural privacy. To the front of the property, the driveway offers extensive parking and allows access to a substantial double garage together with a separate detached single garage. The formal gardens immediately surround the house and are mainly lawned, interspersed by various fruit trees and topiaried Yew hedging. A substantial area of rough grassland would make an ideal paddock whilst a further area of woodland contains a natural pond, a haven for wildlife. The grounds immediately adjoin Effingham Common allowing direct access to the delightful countryside beyond the perfect setting for this special family home.

Location 
Situated in a semi-rural position on the outskirts of both Effingham and East Horsley villages, there is easy access to everyday shops, a library, a bank and other village amenities. For the sports minded there are also excellent golf and tennis facilities nearby. This area enjoys some of the best walking, cycling and horse riding countryside with the Surrey Hills literally on your the doorstep! Communications are excellent too, with Effingham Junction station within half a mile, connecting with London Waterloo in approx. 45 minutes. The A3 is close by allowing easy access to central London, the M25 (junction 10) and both Heathrow and Gatwick airports. The county town of Guildford is about 8 miles away, offering superb shopping, leisure and recreational facilities, whilst the cosmopolitan village of Cobham is a few minutes drive and offers a vibrant range of shops and restaurants. There is a wide range of schooling locally in both the private and state sectors. The location provid

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16 March 2016

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