4 bedroom detached house for saleThe Folly, Red Road, Lightwater, Surrey
Under Offer £1,000,000
- Reception hall
- 5 Reception rooms
- Master bedroom with en suite bathroom, 3 Further bedrooms (1 en suite)
- Family bathroom
- Tandem garage
- Workshop/machinery store
- Approaching 1 acre
The Old House has been in the same family for 48 years and presents an increasingly rare find for those seeking a period country house of immense character and charm, with considerable opportunity to update/refurbish. Enjoying a beautiful secluded setting, the house offers flexible accommodation set out over two floors with many of the rooms enjoying pleasant views over the gardens.
Entered via an elegant reception hall, the ground floor accommodation is arranged to provide a drawing room with a bow window and a period inglenook fireplace, a dining room, two further reception rooms and a kitchen. Steps lead down from the drawing room to a study where access may be gained to an adjoining store room; this room may also be entered from the inner hallway. Situated off the kitchen is a lobby where direct access may be gained to the gardens. The house benefits from two staircases rising to the first floor where the accommodation is arranged around a spacious landing and comprises a master bedroom with en suite bathroom, a guest bedroom, also with an en suite bathroom, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom.
The pretty gardens are undoubtedly a wonderful feature of the property being secluded and stocked with a wide variety of flowering plants, shrubs and trees. They have been designed and planted to create 'all year round' interest and may be accessed via two separate entrances. Set well back within its grounds, the house is reached via a long driveway that sweeps past the entrance and continues on to the additional vehicular entrance that opens out to a lane. A spur leading off the driveway provides access to the garage, beyond which there is a timber workshop/machinery store.
The Old House enjoys a rural setting adjacent to Brentmoor Heath Nature Reserve and is situated on the fringes of Lightwater, a popular village with a Post Office, village shops and a leisure centre. Conveniently located, the village is the perfect balance of country living with easy access to London and the South Coast.
The historic towns of Guildford and Windsor are about 11 miles away, both with thriving High Streets offering a wide range of shops, restaurants and theatres. The area boasts some of the best known golf courses in the world in Wentworth and Sunningdale, and polo is available at Ascot Park, Guards Polo Club and the Royal Berkshire Polo Club. There are excellent spa facilities at Pennyhill Park, Coworth Park, Wentworth and Foxhills, and many local riding schools and stables for those with equestrian interests.
The general area is served by an excellent range of schools, both in the state and private sector, including Wellington College, Eton College, St. Mary's Ascot, St.George's Ascot, The Marist School, Charters School, Woodcote House, Hall Grove, Sunningdale School and Coworth Flexlands.
Local Schools include Lightwater Village School, Hammond Junior School and Gordons School in West End.
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