5 bedroom detached house for saleHorsham Road, Ellens Green
A five bedroom character family house and several outbuildings offering potential for change of use (subject to the neccesary consents.) Sitting in a generous plot extending to 4.5 acres including immaculate gardens, what is best described as your own 'village green', orchards and woodland. Situated 3 miles to the south of Cranleigh, making it highly convenient for schools and commuting.
The property is approached through double gates to a gravel driveway with a generous area for parking screened by mature hedges. A paved terrace surrounds the offices and the garage, leading to extensive lawned gardens and a brick paved pathway leads to the front door.
The central entrance hall is beamed with stairs leading to the first floor. The sitting room is cosy and inviting with beams and a large inglenook fireplace; ideal for curling up on those dark winter evenings. The dining room is wonderful for entertaining on a grand scale, with oak beams and a large brick fireplace with a log burner. The hallway leads an inner lobby with a downstairs bathroom and a utility room. The breakfast room is part beamed and part vaulted, with a quarry tiled floor, a two oven Aga range and a Butler's sink. A door leads into the adjoining kitchen which has a range of wooden farmhouse style units with granite worktops and a Belfast sink. A brick archway leads into the adjoining family room which enjoys a double aspect and has a beamed ceiling, leaded light windows and oak double doors leading out onto a paved terrace, with far reaching views over the land.
The stairs lead to a galleried first floor landing and a hallway to the vaulted master bedroom, which enjoys a double aspect and fabulous views over the gardens. The luxurious en-suite has a Victorian style claw-foot bath, basin and wc. Next to the master bedroom suite is bedroom five, which enjoys an outlook over the courtyard and is currently used as a study. Bedrooms two, three and four are characterful rooms with a wealth of oak beams. Bedroom two has a large eaves cupboard and Bedroom four has two eaves cupboards either side of the chimney breast. They are served by a family shower room which has a walk-in shower with a glazed screen, a basin and wc.
There are two outbuildings in the courtyard adjoining the property which are currently used as offices, which are equipped with heating, power, phone and broadband. They are ideal for running a business from home, or alternatively could be used as guest accommodation, or perhaps for a relative, or au-pair.
Location and Amenities
The property sits in grounds which extend to 4.5 acres. Well-kept lawns and gardens surround the house and the outbuildings. Three mature oak trees border the garden, beyond which the land opens out into an open space ideal for football, cricket, or even to keep horses. There is also a large orchard planted with a variety of young trees.
Ellens Green is a small hamlet three miles to the south of Cranleigh, which is on the main route from Guildford to Horsham and is said to be the largest village in the country. It sits at the foot of the Surrey Hills, which provide over 3,000 acres of woodland and heathland that is held in trust and open to the public. It is a haven for walkers, horse riders and cyclists.
Stocklund Square, in the centre of the village was built on the site of the former station. The refurbished square now boasts an attractive range of shops, and the High Street boasts two independent department stores, M&S Food and a selection of restaurants and cafes, many with pavement seating. The modern Health Centre, Leisure Centre and Arts Centre are situated at the southern end of the High Street. There are two supermarkets and a healthy variety of independent shops and established High Street chain stores. Nearby is the Cranleigh Golf & Country Club, with an 18 hole golf course, a health club, gym and retreat spa. The area is well served with riding schools and livery yards, with miles of countryside to explore.
The County town of Guildford is 10 miles away and provides a mainline train station with a fast service to Waterloo. The A3 also provides quick access by car to the M25 and central London. Guildford provides a diverse range of social and recreational facilities: including theatre, cinema and The Spectrum for ice skating, bowling and most sports. The cobbled High Street and numerous Arcades offer a selection of shops, to rival the best of London's famous streets.
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